Bahamas: City Breaks
29 islands against a backdrop of blue
Nassau is far and away the main destination for a city break in the Bahamas and is also home to some fabulous beaches. The nightlife of Nassau is particularly lively during the peak season and especially around spring break. Freeport on Grand Bahama is the second largest city in the Bahamas, but is only a fraction of the size of Nassau and comparatively very quiet. The capital, Nassau, has many historic attractions such as an interesting Old Town as well as an art gallery, zoo and the Pirate Museum. Across two bridges is nearby Paradise Island and the Atlantis Resort and Casino for Las Vegas style glitz, luxury resorts and private island tourism. Nassau’s nightlife is famous and offers a large number of clubs, bars and restaurants of various tastes and styles, and mostly caters to the tourist crowd. Shopping is divided between high priced boutiques, tourist souvenirs and local crafts. Though far from a bustling metropolis, Nassau is a great option for a combination beach holiday and city break.