A hub of activity, Nassau is the capital and cultural centre of the Bahamas. Just beyond the action you'll find nature at its purest. The island is entirely coral and limestone and there are beaches at every turn. Spend a day on the azure waters to view the enchanting depth of colour that surrounds this blissful retreat.
Drive through old romantic Nassau, and see: ancient forts Fincastle and Charlotte; the Queens Staircase; Government House; Gregory's Arch; the Water Tower; Legislative Buildings and Law Courts; and a unique native market.
Five and a half acres of lush tropical gardens featuring nearly 300 animals.
Enjoy a delightful evening aboard the 75ft. triple-deck Lucayan Lady, the Ultimate Dinner Cruise-A-Rama Extravaganza. Onboard entertainment includes a wonderful DJ as well as the Ultimate Bahamian Fire Show. Visit the upper deck for spectacular views. Sure to be an evening you won't soon forget.
Come and experience an unforgettable day with us at Sandy Toes, Rose Island - an uninhabited private island off the shores of Nassau and Paradise Island. Sandy Toes Beach Bar is the area's only true beach bar. Sip daiquiris, laze in a hammock, snorkel our beautiful reefs, kayak our private coves, and sway to our sweet island tunes - you can do it all, or you can do nothing at all. This is the way to unwind and let loose.
Nassau is well known among fishing circles as one of the great sportfishing destinations of the world. Take a half-day boat charter to the reef lines and shallow coral heads where you'll find snapper, hogfish and grouper. For serious game fishing, the waters off Nassau are famous for trolling for blue marlin.
Explore magnificent reefs, wrecks and walls teeming with marine life in crystal clear waters.
You need to ensure that you - and any child travelling with you - have all the travel documents necessary to enter in, or transit through, each country on your itinerary. Please ensure you verify the requirements for each country as the required documents for the outbound portion of your travel may differ from those required on the return.
Business hours: Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Some Canadian banks are represented in Nassau: Scotia Bank and Royal Bank of Canada.
The currency in Nassau is the Bahamian dollar, at par with the American dollar, whose value is quoted in the business section of major newspapers. Traveler’s cheques are accepted by most hotels and stores. U.S. dollars are imperative for travel to the Bahamas. Canadian currency is not accepted but can be exchanged at all banks.
Nassau is an international market place. Stores are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday. The best buys are imported goods: cameras, Swiss watches, Scottish tweeds, French perfumes and leather goods. Bahamian craftsmen also produce handmade straw goods, wood carvings and shell jewelry that you can bargain for at the straw market. Bargain at the straw market but not in the stores.
Taxis are readily available at all hotels in Nassau. Cabs are metered and their rates are fixed by law. The jitney is a minibus service that runs from downtown Nassau to the outskirts of the city for approximately $1.
Renter must be over 25 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license and a major credit card. Remember to drive on the left in the Bahamas.
Most restaurants add 15% to the bill which covers all services. If not, tipping is at client’s discretion.
Majority of tap water is safe to drink, but check with the hotel first.
120 volts, 60 cycles, the same as in Canada.