The mystical Islands of The Bahamas, form part of what’s known as The Carribean. I visited for the first time last year and stayed in Nassau which is a well known haven for Cruise liners. As I was on the Island for a layover with work, I was therefore restricted on the amount of time I had. Theres still a ton of things I want to go back to do and see. It is definitely not a budget destination, However, I wasn’t surprised Nassau was an expensive place. The most amazing cruise ships dock here regularly and because of this tourists flock in their droves to the shores. However if you’re willing to spend then it’s the perfect destination.
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How long to stay?
I spent 4 nights in Nassau, which was more than enough, but I would definitely suggest getting out to the Islands as soon as possible .
Currency: US dollars
Flight Time: LHR – NAS 9h 50m
Time Difference: – 5hrs (from London)
THINGS TO DO;
Atlantis & Paradise Island.
The Atlantis resort is jam packed with everything, from Waterparks to Casinos to a private beach. If you’re staying elsewhere you can do what we did and get a day pass to the resort. With the passes you will have access to the amenities Atlantis offers to it’s guests. These include the world famous waterpark and aquarium where one of the slides takes you via A tunnel through the Shark enclosure. A day pass costs just over $100 (US dollars), however this doesn’t include food or anything, just the entrance. There is also a casino and numerous restaurants you can access without a pass, including the world famous sushi restaurant “Nobu”. You can take a boat ride to paradise Island or by night you can take a regular taxi.
Straw Market Nassau;
Take a stroll through the Bahamian Straw markets where you can pick up some indigenous trinkets and treasures.
Get yourself down to the Fish Fry for some authentic Island cuisine. Fish fry is where you’ll rub shoulders with the locals and you can be sure to find some of the best Conch fritters on the Island.
WHERE TO EAT;
Blue Sail Restaurant: This was by far my favourite part of Nassau. Will Smith visited Blue Sail recently and shared it on Instagram. It’s secluded on a beach and the views of the mystical turquoise waters is second to none, and not to mention the food.
You can read my previous blog on the restaurant here.
I also ate on Paradise Island (Atlantis) in both Margaritaville and Frankie goes Bananas and because they were within the vicinity of Atlantis they were definitely not cheap for what they were.