Nassau Travel Facts

The Basics

City Name: Nassau

Where is it located?: Nassau is located in the Bahamas, in the northern half of the chain.

Why do people go there?: Nassau is a major transportation hub, and also the most populated area. Colonial quaintness is not lost, despite its popularity.

How do travelers get there?: Nassau is the gateway airport to the rest of the Bahamas, and much of the Caribbean. Flights are numerous, but so are cruise ships.

Currency: Bahamian dollar (BSD)

City Code: None needed

Population: 300,000

Languages: English (official), Creole (among Haitian immigrants)

Travel Information

Neighborhoods: Downtown, Cable Beach, Paradise Island

Attractions: Royal Victoria Garden, Straw Market, Colonial Era

Accommodations: Nassau Hostels, Nassau Hotels

Tourist Office: Bahamas-Ministry of Tourism PO Box N-3701, Bay Street Nassau, The Bahamas +1-809-322 7500, +1-809-322 8634;; FAX +1-809-328 0945 //

Off-the-beaten-path: Paradise Island, Port of Nassau

Health Issues: None

Tips for Visiting

When to go: Avoid spring break and the kids – but go right after for the best weather and avoidance of rain.

City Specific Events: Nassau Classic Car Festival, Farmer’s Cay Festival, Farmer’s Cay Festival, Long Island Sailing Regatta, Pineapple Festival, Beer Festival

How to get around?: Taxis are more numerous here than anywhere else in the Bahamas.

Good to know: Nassau is known as the historical strong hold of pirates.

Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airport to fly into Nassau is the Lynden Pindling International Airport.

Need more information?: Check out the Nassau travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.