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Nassau at a Glance

Nassau is a great place to base your Bahamas trip. This loud, lively city has plenty of duty-free shopping, hopping nightclubs and pirate-themed museums and exhibits for when you want out of your beach chair.

Nassau has always been a port city filled with people from all over. Pirates, profiteers, blockade runners and more recently, cruise ships have jostled into its harbor at one time or another. 

Relax on the beach, let the warm sand slip between your toes and watch the kids play in the gentle, warm waters. If you get antsy on the beach the city of Nassau is crawling with possibilities. Art museums, aquarium exhibits, theme rides and a sobering slavery museum are all ways that you can enjoy and learn about this unique place.

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High Season
December - May
Low Season
June - November
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      Major Airports
      • Major Airport Lynden Pindling International Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      Travelers to the Bahamas will need legal passport from their country of origin. Most travelers will not require a visa. American citizens can learn more on the U.S State Department's website.

      Need to Know

      Severe Weather Hurricanes and tropical storms hit Nassau during the spring, summer and early fall.

      Safety Concerns Murder and violence can sometimes be a problem in the Bahamas. Travelers are more likely to fall victim to petty crime so never leave your belongings unattended on the beach. For updated information about travel alerts in the Bahamas, check the U.S State Department's website.

      Health Concerns Chose bottled water while in the Bahamas and request no ice while at restaurants. Travelers may want to speak with their health care provider to learn more information about vaccinations and health advice.