Nassau Tourism

Visit Nassau - Best of Nassau

A favorite spot of cruises heading to the Bahamas, Nassau is a complacent city with warm people, characterized by a rather funny way of driving. Taxis with gothic fonts, owners who refuse to go by meter, chirpy straw-goods vendors, and lots of vistas that promise of refreshment, Nassau is the tropical paradise that is hustling with tranquility! Given a consistent temperature all through the year, it is hard to choose the best time to visit Nassau. But to get some glorious balance, January can be stated as an ideal time. A relatively easy access, regular flights from USA and some from London and Toronto, not to mention a host of charter flights’ services, getting in Nassau is easy. A plethora of modes to get around Nassau include jitneys, taxis, car and bike rentals, but the best way to soak up the local flavor is walking around the downtown.

There is as much to do in Nassau as there is to see; beaches, islands, watersports, and some shopping, you can never run out of things to do in Nassau. Luxury accommodation dot the islands of Paradise and Cable, for that rejuvenating sojourn you dreamt of. What’s more? A host of festivals all through the year and very warm locals that expect nothing but a smile, will embrace you like you belong here.

 

Nassau Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Nassau tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone; UTC-05:00
  • Currency: Bahamian dollar
  • Electricity and Internet: The voltage is 208 V/ 60 Hz. Internet in the form of wi-fi is available at most of the hotels, restaurants and places of interest.
  • Languages: English is the official language Nassau, along with being the most widely spoken language in Bahamas. Haitian immigrants speak Creole.
  • Security: Dial 911 or 919 for any emergencies.
  • Off-beaten Path: NA
  • Tipping: Tipping in Nassau is not a must but an expression of appreciation. Tip as per your liking of the service. Most establishments will however include gratuity in their services, where you may not have to tip separately.
  • Tourist Traps: Goods at the straw market may not be very authentic.
  • If you travel by taxis, make sure to agree upon a tariff before you board. Despite having meters, taxi owners don’t use it.
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Facts and Stats for Nassau*

  • Pollution Statistics in Nassau

    Know the pollution level of Nassau before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 51.39 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 61.25 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 56.58 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 42.5 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 67.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 53.75 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 44.74 (Moderate)
  • Nassau: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Nassau for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Nassau.

    • Burglary and Theft 61.9 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 61.9 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 82.14 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 78.57 (High)
    • Car Stealing 64.29 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 65.48 (High)
    • Attacks 52.38 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 60.71 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 48.81 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 35.71 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 76.19 (High)
  • Living in Nassau - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Nassau is 107.42 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 33.29 (Low)
    • Climate Index 85.98 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 61.19 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 29 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 104.63 (High)
    • Health Care Index 56.94 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.43 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 47.5 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Nassau

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Nassau

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.35 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 55 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 96 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 70.01 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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