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Nassau
Nassau teems with Bahamian and British flavor. The capital city of the Bahamas boasts miles of spectacular beaches and stretches of vivid coral reefs perfect for snorkeling. Shop, dine, and sightsee, 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.

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Aquaventure Water Park at Atlantis Paradise Island
Aquaventure Water Park at Atlantis Paradise Island
Owner description: Aquaventure, Atlantis Paradise Island's water park, is a one-of-a-kind 141-acre waterscape with complimentary admission for overnight guests at Atlantis. This non-stop aquatic... more Owner description: Aquaventure, Atlantis Paradise Island's water park, is a one-of-a-kind 141-acre waterscape with complimentary admission for overnight guests at Atlantis. This non-stop aquatic thrill ride features over twenty million gallons of water, incredible Atlantean-themed towers, thrilling high-speed water slides, a mile-long river ride with rolling rapids and wave surges, 20 swimming areas, a spectacular kids water-play fort and 11 unique and refreshing swimming pools. Aquaventure is connected by a lush, tropical environment that is both immersive and interconnected, and perfect for all vacationers, whether young and older. The water park offers an extreme level of excitement and delivers an "aqua" adventure unlike any other. less
Attraction type: Water Parks
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Blue Lagoon Island
Blue Lagoon Island
Owner description: These trained dolphins are playful and friendly, specializing in giving visitors a ride on the "dolphin surf," where one of these gentle creatures pushes you through the water... more Owner description: These trained dolphins are playful and friendly, specializing in giving visitors a ride on the "dolphin surf," where one of these gentle creatures pushes you through the water with their snout. less
Attraction type: Islands
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Cable Beach
Cable Beach
Attraction type: Beaches
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Queen's Staircase
Queen's Staircase
This limestone staircase was built by slaves to honor Queen Victoria's help in the abolition of slavery in the Bahamas.
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center
Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center
Owner description: The Ardastra Gardens, Zoo & Conservation Centre is a peaceful 80 year-old retreat spread over 4 acres of lush tropical gardens and is home to over 200 birds, reptiles and mammals... more Owner description: The Ardastra Gardens, Zoo & Conservation Centre is a peaceful 80 year-old retreat spread over 4 acres of lush tropical gardens and is home to over 200 birds, reptiles and mammals. The Ardastra Gardens is home to a collection of endangered land animals and features the Bahamas National Bird, the beautiful and exotic Caribbean Flamingo. Here you will participate in the "Flamingo Experience", a unique show of the glory and antics of these incredible creatures together with an excellent narration of their story. You will also hand-feed the colourful and playful South Pacific Lory Parrots and have numerous photographic opportunities with "Toby" the Cockatoo, "Jackie" the Snake and "Freddy" the Peacock. While walking the Gardens, friendly and informed staff will answer questions while two-legged feathered friends will freely entertain. Light refreshments are available at the "Parrot Pit Stop". "Toby's Treasures" is filled with gifts/souvenirs so that you can take a piece of Ardastra home with you. less
Attraction type: Gardens; Zoos; Nature & Wildlife Areas
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Cafe Matisse
Cafe Matisse
Ranked #1 of 257 Restaurants in Nassau
Price: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Pirate Republic Brewing
Pirate Republic Brewing
Ranked #2 of 257 Restaurants in Nassau
Price: $4 - $12
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Lukka Kairi Restaurant and Bar
Lukka Kairi Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #3 of 257 Restaurants in Nassau
Price: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Bahamian, International
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Athena Cafe & Bar
Athena Cafe & Bar
Ranked #4 of 257 Restaurants in Nassau
Price: $10 - $38
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, Greek
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Tiki Bikini Hut
Tiki Bikini Hut
Ranked #5 of 257 Restaurants in Nassau
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Bahamian, Bar
Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

West Wind Club II
West Wind Club II
$70 - $290
Ranked #10 of 37 Hotels in Nassau
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The Pink House
$95 - $120
Ranked #3 of 14 Nassau B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Sandyport Beach Resort
3.5 of 5
Sandyport Beach Resort
$205 - $355
Ranked #2 of 37 Hotels in Nassau
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British Colonial Hilton Nassau
4.0 of 5
British Colonial Hilton Nassau
$183 - $483
Ranked #4 of 37 Hotels in Nassau
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Ocean West Boutique Hotel
3.5 of 5
Ocean West Boutique Hotel
$211 - $320
Ranked #1 of 14 Nassau B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island
5.0 of 5
Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island
$506 - $808
Ranked #1 of 37 Hotels in Nassau
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The Island House
4.0 of 5
The Island House
$493 - $699
Ranked #5 of 37 Hotels in Nassau
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Compass Point Beach Resort
4.0 of 5
Compass Point Beach Resort
$299 - $433
Ranked #6 of 37 Hotels in Nassau
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