Nassau, Bahamas: Why it might be the best Caribbean destination for you
The Bahamas, located in the northern Caribbean just to the east of Florida, serve as a world renown island destination. One of its better known islands is called Nassau and is home to amazingly clear waters, gorgeous beaches and lots of activities that cater to every type of visitor.
Some of the most noted island traits that keep visitors coming back year after year are its easily accessible international airport, the many world famous resorts, the numerous kid friendly activities that can be found at every turn, a world famous golf course designed by a world famous architecture, the many miles of clean powdery white sand and the many snorkeling, diving and shark feeding activities available.
It's easy to fly to and from Nassau
Due to its popularity, Nassau is a frequently visited island and therefore an easy one to get to. With 7 different airlines flying in from the United States alone, visitors will find that planning a flight has never been easier with flights taking off daily from most major US cities. If you’re flying from outside the United States you’ll also find ease in your travel planning as flights to Nassau can be found from taking off from major cities in Canada, Europe, Latin America and Asia.
Nassau has one international airport (NAS) and is located within close proximity to resorts, hotels, restaurants, shops and beaches.
Several world famous resorts are located on Nassau
For many visitors, Nassau is considered a dream vacation tied up with a beautiful resort ribbon. On the island you’ll find every kind of resort you could imagine, from 5 star resorts teaming with couples and families to quiet, tranquil escapes that are located just minutes away from the beach. Many of the resorts are world famous with the likes of celebrities, socialites and more regularly visiting for a few days of paradise.
The resorts themselves house many small attractions such as large swimming pools, spas, bars, restaurants, kid areas, shops and more.
Nassau is perfect for families with several kid-friendly activities
If you’re looking for a great family friendly island destination, Nassau is made for you. With so many different activities to choose from, your kids will be delighted every second of your vacation. From zoos, gardens, dolphins, pirates, slides, boating adventures, historic forts made for exploring, horseback riding and more, your children are sure to find a few activities that will have them smiling from ear to ear all located at Atlantis.
If you’re traveling with older kids, you’ll find comfort, while they find fun with one of ‘nightclubs’ or junior camps designed especially for pre-teens and teens.
Nassau is a golf lover's paradise with a world famous course
Imagine sunny skies, clam breezes, green grass, a beautiful coastline overlooking clear blue waters and a golf club in your hand. That’s exactly what you’ll find at the local golf courses around the island. If golf is your game of choice you might just want to play a round at the Ocean Club golf course, designed by renowned architect Tom Weiskopf and listed as one of the top ten resort courses in all of North America and the Caribbean by Golf Digest Magazine.
Every year more and more people flock to the course, delighting in a game that brings colleagues, friends and family together in paradise.
On Nassau you'll find miles and miles of white powdery sand
If you like sugar, you’ll love the white sand beaches that surround the island. With sand soft, fine and powdery, you’ll think you’re walking on miles and miles of the purest sugar found on earth. You’ll also find that once away from the resort line, solitude awaits as you watch the calm turquoise waves break against the beach. In fact, Bahamian beaches are so incredibly beautiful that Chris Hadfield, a famous Canadian astronaut, once said that the most beautiful thing to him from space where the beaches of the Bahamas.
Many movies have also been filmed along the beaches including Pirates of the Caribbean and James Bond: Casino Royale.
Nassau is home to famous snorkeling, diving and shark feeding
If you love the underwater world, you’ll love the watery adventures that await you off of Nassau’s beaches. From gliding on the surface to diving the watery depths, you’ll find something for everyone and every skill level. If you like sharks you’re in luck with shark feeding serving as one of the main water attractions in the area.
At Stuart Cove, you’ll get the chance to explore the reef while feeling calmed by the clear waters that guide you through your adventure. If you’re a newbie, not to worry as there are great dive operations that give lessons and certifications to those seeking to advance their skills.
Photos from Flickr users Ricymar, Valeria Almeida, Derek Key, Ryan Carr, Vic DeLeon, and Nassau Paradise.