run along Cable Beach, Nassau

The girl can’t wait to run along Cable Beach, Nassau; credit BMOT

Nassau

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Nassau is home to ancient forts, colonial architecture plantations, posh casino resort hotels, a Paradise Island, cabaret shows, a zoological garden, a straw market, and a battery of cruise ships only 185 miles offshore from Miami.

History
By the late 1600s, hundreds of small islands made the Bahamas ideal for pirates.

Cultural Sites
Pompey Museum of Slavery & Emancipation is dedicated to the Bahamas’ African experience.

Beaches
Cable Beach and Baha Mar anchor y miles of contiguous beach resort area on Nassau.

Watersports
Nearly all cruise vendors and large resorts provide or rent masks and snorkels.

Festivals
Junkanoo was created by African slaves given holiday from plantation work at Christmas.

Attractions
Enjoy challenging golf courses and restored sugar plantations re-imagined as elegant inns.

Travel Tips
Consider timing visit during Emancipation Day, Discovery Day, Boxing Day or Junkanoo.



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