The Bahamas are situated just east of Florida. Nassau, is the capital of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, located on the island New Providence. It is linked by two 180 metre bridges to Paradise Island, a stunning tropical paradise as the name suggests. Nassau is the main flight route to the Bahamas connecting its golden sands with international holiday makers.
Nassau was a Royal British Colony and during the 1775 American Revolutionary War it was a strong point for trade and throughout history has always been protected. Surrounded by clear warm waters and soft sandy beaches, the locals are friendly and it’s an excellent introduction to the Bahamas.
Paradise Island with its turquoise warm waters is famous for Paradise beach with fine white sands and highly luxurious hotels. There is a full range of activities on the island from water sports including parasailing and jet skiing to exploring the Straw Market and Marina Village. If you are looking for something a little different visit Aquaventure, located within the Atlantic Paradise water park and Aquarium on Paradise Island.
Ardastra is the first Zoo in the Bahamas, situated on Nassau, it is also a conservation centre open to the public with a collection of exotic plants and animals from around the world. It is home to the marching flamingos, who were close to becoming extinct before the Bahamian government made a significant effort to save them.
You can take a day trip to Dean’s Blue Hole on Long Island, the second deepest blue hole in the world at 202 metres deep. Alternatively visit The Bahamas Lighthouse and Museum, or there are also many cultural statues and gardens around the island including the Christ Church Cathedral.
When visiting Nassau, you can pair it with one of the smaller islands in the Bahamas for example the aforementioned Paradise Island to make for a trip of a lifetime.