Nassau

The commonwealth of the Bahamas is a string of more than 700 islands and 2,400 cays stretched over 100,000 square miles of waters shimmering in such an intense shade of aquamarine that they can be seen from space. Nassau is situated on the island of New Providence, at the heart of the Bahamas archipelago. The aptly named Paradise Island, home to the impressive Atlantis Resort, is just a 600-foot-long bridge away. Jet-set travelers and locals alike are lured to the Bahamian capital by its special charm, enchanting rhythms, appetizing flavors, white-sand beaches, and some of the clearest waters in the world.

Nassau

Getting Ashore

Cruise ships dock at Prince George Wharf in the heart of downtown Nassau.

Fast Fact

Nassau, the Bahamian capital, is located on the island of New Providence.

Port Shopping

The shops along Bay Street, Nassau’s waterfront promenade, are a bargain-hunter’s paradise.

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Junkanoo Beach

A lively hotspot that is a favorite among cruise guests. It’s about a 10- to 15-minute walk from the cruise terminal or a quick taxi ride.

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Pearl Island

Unique and private, this is the newest island experience near Nassau and its surrounding islands.

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Atlantis, Paradise Island

The luxurious, adventure-themed resort is located across the harbor on Paradise Island.

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Fort Fincastle

Climb the 66 steps of the Queen’s Staircase to the historic British fortress for unmatched views of the surrounding islands.

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Prince George Wharf, Nassau
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Duty-Free Nassau

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Things to do in Nassau
Pearl Island Beach Day

Pearl Island

A short, 30-minute boat ride off the coast of Nassau is Pearl Island, one of the most unique private islands in the Bahamas. The spot offers a variety...

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Atlantis resort, Nassau

Atlantis, Paradise Island

This isn’t just another hotel or resort, it’s a fully themed entertainment mecca. Located on the 685-acre Paradise Island, connected to Nassau by ...

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The Clearest Waters on Earth

If the sea is calling, pellucid waters are never far from view in Nassau. The name Bahamas originates from baja mar, Spanish for “shallow sea.” Wh...

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It’s a wet ‘n’ wild adventure at the region’s largest water-themed park. Paradise Island has water coasters, body slides, and Leap of Faith, a 60-foot near-vertical drop that propels riders through a tube submerged in a shark-filled lagoon.

Swim in the lagoon, relax on the beach, check out the Dolphin Encounter, or do nothing but watch the coconut palms sway as you lounge in a double hammock.


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Where
The shops along Bay Street, Nassau’s waterfront promenade, are a bargain-hunter’s paradise.

What
Luxury jewelry and watches along with island-inspired gifts and souvenirs.

Currency
The Bahamian dollar is the official currency. US dollars, traveler’s checks, and credit cards are also widely accepted.



Brands in Nassau

Alex and Ani

Alex and Ani

Breitling

Breitling

Bremont

Bremont

Bulgari

Bulgari

Bulova

Bulova

Cartier

Cartier

Available at:

John Bull
Cartier Boutique

Citizen

Citizen

Color Diamonds by Effy

Color Diamonds by Effy

Available at:

Effy Jewelry

Crown of Light

Crown of Light

Dancing Diamonds by MDG

Dancing Diamonds by MDG

DiVersa By Effy

DiVersa By Effy

Available at:

Effy Jewelry

Effy Hematian New York

Effy Hematian New York

Available at:

Effy Jewelry

Fendi Timepieces

Fendi Timepieces

Available at:

Diamonds International

Forevermark

Forevermark

Gift Collection

Gift Collection

Gucci

Gucci

John Hardy

John Hardy

Kabana

Kabana

Korite Ammolite

Korite Ammolite

Lauren G. Adams

Lauren G. Adams

Le Vian

Le Vian

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Milano Diamond Gallery

MarahLago Larimar

MarahLago Larimar

Mark Henry Alexandrite

Mark Henry Alexandrite

Philip Stein

Philip Stein

Raymond Weil

Raymond Weil

Rebecca

Rebecca

Renaissance

Renaissance

Available at:

Milano Diamond Gallery

Roberto Coin

Roberto Coin

Safi Kilima Tanzanite

Safi Kilima Tanzanite

Shinola

Shinola

Available at:

John Bull

Tag Heuer

Tag Heuer

Tissot

Tissot

TrueLove Diamonds

TrueLove Diamonds

Available at:

Effy Jewelry

Zenith

Zenith

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