The Best Nassau Travel Guide

The Best Nassau Travel Guide is right here! The Bahamas is one of the most beautiful destinations in the world, home to pristine beaches with crystalline waters and unique ecosystems. It also boasts seemingly endless flora and fauna, and within its lush greenery, you can find many exotic birds and animals that call Nassau home. Nassau, the capital city of the Bahamas boasts miles of spectacular beaches and stretches of vivid coral reefs perfect for snorkeling. Shop, dine, and sight see, particularly along busy Bay Street, or if you’re a James Bond fan, visit the British Colonial Hotel, which was used as a filming location for two of the Sean Connery-era movies. Visit during the famed Junkanoo Festival to experience a high-energy parade of spectacularly costumed dancers. Visit The Best Beaches in the Bahamas Guide for information on all of the Grand Bahama beaches, or visit us on Pinterest.

Nassau Weather – When to Visit Nassau

Although the beaches are more crowded, the best time to visit Nassau is during high season, which runs from mid-December to mid-April, making it a great spot for a warm winter getaway. Nassau summers are generally warm and sometimes rainy, with daytime temperatures reaching an average high of 89.7°F. The low season lasts from June to November.

Nassau does fall within the hurricane belt, so hurricanes may be a factor between June 1 and Nov. 30. Most of these months (plus May) also fall within the region’s rainy season, which can leave you with fewer days spent enjoying the islands’ outdoor activities. But keep in mind that mid-December to mid-April’s weather attracts hordes of tourists, so prices will be at their highest and crowds at their thickest during these months.

Best Nassau Beaches

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Cable Beach

On Cable Beach, there’s plenty of room to walk around and explore, and you’ll be mesmerized by the blue waters, and striking white sands. These gorgeous features are obvious even as you’re making your way to the beachfront. You will find Jet Ski rentals if you’re looking for some adventure. Cable beach is beautiful, peaceful, fun and a great choice for beach goers of all ages.


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Love Beach

Love Beach is quiet, calm, perfect for a romantic stroll, and even good for family beach days. It is one of the most popular beaches for locals living in the west of New Providence. Love Beach is also a great spot for snorkeling with a 40-acre protected coral reef about one mile offshore. Early morning snorkeling tends to be better, with greater visibility, but you’re bound to see something exciting once you go.


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Jaws Beach

Jaws Beach is a top-rated Nassau beach, and will have you snapping photos and capturing moments like there is no tomorrow. This is even more likely considering the beach was once used as a filming location for the final installment of the “Jaws” movie. Some people visit this beach just for its cinematic value, but most visit based on reviews, which promote Jaws as a off the beaten track beach, loved by locals.


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Cabbage Beach

As this beach is tourist friendly, you will find various water excursions on this beach, including parasailing and water skiing. Near this Nassau beach you’ll find various resorts, bars, restaurants, and shops, but that is of course, if you’re willing to tear yourself away from the tantalizing turquoise, blues and greens of the ocean. Cabbage beach can get busy, but it’s large enough to find a quiet spot as well.

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Paradise Beach

Here you’ll find a sprawling coastline, which means you can choose your spot on the beach depending on how you’d like to spend your day. Opt to be surrounded by the crowd, or in a more private area with friends, or the love of your life. There are water sports available so you won’t get bored, and you’ll also find coconut water for sale, and plenty of things to snack on.


Best Nassau Restaurants

La Caverna $11 – 30

La Caverna is a family friendly Italian restaurant with outstanding dishes served in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Outdoor seating with botanical garden view. Special Menus for large groups. Ristorante, Pizzeria and Bar. Tel: 242-601-0046 Web: La Caverna

Pizza Lab $11 – 30

Pizza Lab serves authentic Chicago, Neapolitan, and New York-style pizzas. Made-to-order pies are cooked to perfection in three specialty pizza ovens. The menu includes other delicious choices like toasted paninis, fresh salads, handcrafted pastas, and cool, refreshing gelatos for dessert. Tel: 242-788-8784 Web: Pizza Lab

25° North $11 – 30

Located within the Baha Bay Beach Club, 25 North’s menu focuses on fresh seasonal southern California coastal cuisine and signature beverages with only the freshest ingredients. The cuisine is driven by local and sustainable ingredients with an attention to seasonality and an emphasis on the bounty of California. Tel: 242-788-8200 Web: 25° North

Cleo Grill $11 – 30

Cleo Grill brings Mediterranean street food to the elevated fast casual dining of Baha Bay. Marinated meats, seafood and vegetables are carefully curated and simply prepared by grilling over smoking fire and served with clean, fresh and healthy salads, condiments and sides. Tel: 242-788-8204 Web: Cleo Grill

Costa $12 – 42

Costa infuses coastal cuisines with intriguing Mexican flavors for a twist on traditional seafood. Meals incorporate fresh island seafood and produce, and unique communal cabanas invite conversation with new friends and acquaintances. Tel: 242-788-7557 Web: Costa

Best Nassau Nightlife

Hammerheads Bar & Grill

Hammerheads is the epitome of an island bar and grill. It’s usually filled with a good mix of locals and tourists who enjoy the laid back atmosphere, great happy hour specials, and satisfying pub grub like burgers, conch fritters and grilled fish. Tel: 242-393-5925

Club Waterloo

At Club Waterloo, there are several distinct spaces, including a sports bar, disco and a patio bar. Music varies, from lite rock to reggae to European electronica, with the occasional live performance thrown in for good measure. The end result is a diverse crowd of locals and tourists, college age singles and 40-something married couples. You’re sure to fit in – and have a great time! Tel: 242-393-7324 Web: Club Waterloo

Senor Frogs

Senor Frog’s caters mostly to tourists, functioning as a festive family friendly restaurant by day and a lively nightclub by night. Tuesday, Friday and Saturday nights Senor Frog’s welcomes live bands, and other nights there’s karaoke or a DJ, but whatever the entertainment, you can be sure the crowd will be dancing and partying til the wee hours. Tel: 242-323-1777 Web: Senor Frogs

22 Above

While in Nassau, seek out this sophisticated lounge and indulge in delectable cocktails crafted by charismatic bartenders. 22 Above also offers an extensive martini list, wines by the glass and award-winning exotic concoctions. Tel: 242-327-6200

Aura Nightclub

A dazzling glass dance floor surrounded by plush banquet seating accommodates plenty of dancing and drinking, and the two bars serve creative concoctions sure to please. VIP areas are perfect for private parties and celebrity stargazing. Tel: 242-424-8746 Web: Aura Nightclub

Best Nassau Hotels & Resorts


  1. Vasile

    Wonderful beaches, the video is great.
    I have heard of the Bahamas, but less of Nassau.
    I don’t know if I will ever get here.
    I am attracted to unique ecosystems.
    And the expanses of living coral reefs, suitable for snorkeling.
    Nassau is in the hurricane belt, so be careful.
    I don’t know what parasailing is, also fried panini, conch fritters–I will be interested.
    There are charismatic bartenders here, which is great.

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas.  Their are 4 unique ecosystems in the Bahamas, Preacher’s Cave, Deans Blue Hole, the Subsurface Bahamian Caves, and Primeval Forest National Park.  There are 5 excellent snorkeling places in the Bahamas with live coral:  Exumas Cays Land and Sea Park, Rose Island Reef, Gambier Deep Reef, and the Andros Barrier Reef.  Yes, it is in the hurricane belt, but advance planning around that time of year, and you are good.  Hurricane season is from June thru November. November and late April are ideal times to go.  Parasailing is the recreational activity of gliding through the air wearing an open parachute while being towed by a motorboat.  I hope I covered everything you were thinking about 🙂

  2. RSmedley

    My family loves to travel and I think you just found our next destination for us haha. Thank you for the detailed information on Nassau Bahamas. We have never been to the Bahamas so this article was very insightful on what we can expect and how much fun we can expect to have 🙂

    Thank you!

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Glad you enjoyed the Best Nassau Travel Guide 🙂  Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Rob

    Great guide to Nassau. I’d like to include the Bahamas as a side trip the next time I’m in Florida, so this will be a fantastic resource. Having a flights search right there on the page really helps too. I might try and tie in with the Miami Formula 1 Grand Prix next spring. Hopefully, that will be outside hurricane season!

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      It will be.  We don’t generally get hurricanes until September, and they usually are not a threat by mid-November.

  4. Sabelo Sibisi

    I think the Nassau is a great place to visit  and the guide is

    Very informative and helpful for people like me introverts because you 

    Mentioned that you can choose to even stay alone in a private spot

    and the food seemed to be great and affordable I wanted to ask if pets are allowed

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, Nassau is a great destination for some rest and relaxation, and of course great food!  Yes, you can take your pets to Nassau 🙂 Cabbage Beach and Harbour Island are both excellent places to stay with your pooch!

  5. Diane

    Wow theses beaches look amazing (and love the layout of your website too, it’s very clear)!! I have a friend who travels a lot and LOVES beaches, so I’ll share your post!

    I hope to go there one day, because it really looks beautiful

    Thanks for all the tips for restaurants and nightlife, it is always the tricky part when you don’t know about a place!

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Oh, the water there is soooo wonderful.  I live in Florida and went there with my son, and I could have just stayed at the beach and in the water the whole time LOL  Thank you so much for stopping by Diane, and for sharing my site 🙂

  6. Remote Vagabond

    How beautiful does this destination look! 

    Thank you for writing this travel guide about Nassau. It looks like a stunning holiday destination. I have always wanted to go to the Bahamas as well. I was just wondering, how is the situation with public transport? Or do you really need to hire a car to get around? 

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      There are plenty of buses to get you around town.  Public buses are called Jitney, often recognized using green number plate and a number written on all slide.  This is the most popular mode of transportation in Nassau.

  7. Parameter

    Any time I read of Bahamas, I remember the popular televangelist from Bahamas – Myles Munroe. And your description of Bahamas as one of the most beautiful places in the world make me consider visiting Nassau. And the way you itemize the beaches around this ancient town makes it look like a perfect site for holiday. Thank you of this in depth look at Bahamas 

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome and yes, it is the perfect place for a holiday!  Thanks for visiting Beach Travel Destinations.

  8. Fras

    I’ve always wanted to visit the Bahamas, and Nassau is one of the main places I want to visit. This guide is so helpful to me as it helps me with prices, hotels, beaches etc. Are there any other parts of the Bahamas, such Freeport or Bimini, that you would recommend?

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      For the ultimate fairy-tale getaway, head to Harbour Island. With pastel-colored cottages, swaying palm trees and alluring blush-tinted sand, this dreamy oasis is worthy of a postcard. The Exumas are another area of the Bahamas, fames for their cobalt blue water, white sand beaches and friendly swimming pigs, this chain of 365 cays along the Atlantic Ocean is so esteemed that many of its islands are privately owned by celebrities.  Eleuthera  has dramatic cliffs, miles of unspoiled coastline and some of the sweetest pineapples in the world which makes this picturesque island ideal for long, leisurely days by the water.  Freeport is a city on the Grand Bahama Island and Bimini is great, especially if you enjoy fishing.  A lot of Floridians vacation here simply because it’s so close.

  9. pasindu dimanka

    Thank you very much for this valuable detailed guide about best nassau travel. I had actually heard of this country before. But I didn’t think it was such a beautiful country. I especially like the weather there. And thank you very much for your recommendation. I will definitely share this post. Because my friends like to travel a lot.

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Glad you enjoyed,  thanks for visiting Beach Travel Destinations and taking the time to leave me comments!


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