Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas. It lies on the island of New Providence, with neighboring Paradise Island accessible via Nassau Harbor bridges. A popular cruise-ship stop, the city has a hilly landscape and is known for beaches as well as its offshore coral reefs, popular for diving and snorkeling. It retains many of its typical pastel-colored British colonial buildings, like the pink-hued Government House. Visit during the famed Junkanoo Festival to experience a high-energy parade of spectacularly costumed dancers.

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An island paradise wouldn’t be complete without some beautiful white sand beaches to relax upon the sunshine. Nassau has not shortage of these including Sandy Toes that offers water sports as well as hammocks on the sand to enjoy the good weather in.

If beaches are not something that you want to spend all your time on whilst in Nassau there are plenty of other things to do which include visiting the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, meeting with dolphins at the Blue Lagoon Island and visiting religious sites such as the Cloisters and the Christ Church Cathedral.

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If you are an animal lover you can get closer to the wonders of the deep at the Atlantis Aquarium or visit the Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation center.

Languages: English, Bahamian

Flight from London, UK: 9 hours, 12 minutes

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Best time to visit:

The best time to visit Nassau is during the winter months or the dry season. The weather is still very hot even during the night, though the humidity is much lower than during the summer months and there is a very low risk of being subjected to bad weather such as hurricanes. This means you can enjoy the city of Nassau and the beaches of this tropical paradise without interruption.

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