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.
By the late 1600s, hundreds of small islands made the Bahamas ideal for pirates.
Pompey Museum of Slavery & Emancipation is dedicated to the Bahamas’ African experience.
Cable Beach and Baha Mar anchor y miles of contiguous beach resort area on Nassau.
Nearly all cruise vendors and large resorts provide or rent masks and snorkels.
Junkanoo was created by African slaves given a holiday from plantation work at Christmas.
Enjoy challenging golf courses and restored sugar plantations re-imagined as elegant inns.
Consider timing visits during Emancipation Day, Discovery Day, Boxing Day, or Junkanoo.