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 holiday from plantation work at Christmas.
Enjoy challenging golf courses and restored sugar plantations re-imagined as elegant inns.
Consider timing visit during Emancipation Day, Discovery Day, Boxing Day or Junkanoo.