Nassau Tourism

A favourite 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 tranquillity! 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 flavour is walking around the downtown.

There is as much to do in Nassau as there is to see; beaches, islands, water sports, 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.


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 of Nassau, along with being the most widely spoken language in Bahamas. Haitian immigrants speak Creole.
  • Security: Dial 911 or 919 for any emergencies.
  • 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 taxi, make sure to agree upon a tariff before you board. Despite having meters, taxi owners don’t use it.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Nassau

  • Save 7% Nassau Shore Excursion: Island Highlights Sightseeing Tour
    Nassau Shore Excursion: Island Highlights Sightseeing Tour390 Reviews

    Duration: Flexible

    Explore Nassau on this 2-1/2 hour historical tour. Visit some of the cities most famous attractions like the Queen's Staircas...

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  • Save 3% Nassau Snorkel Bahamas Adventure
    Nassau Snorkel Bahamas Adventure129 Reviews

    Duration: 5 Hrs

    Ever wanted to snorkel with sharks? On this adventure you'll swim with schools of colorful fish in the shallows of Nassau's f...

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  • Save 4% Rose Island Day Trip by Boat from Nassau
    Rose Island Day Trip by Boat from Nassau86 Reviews

    Duration: 5 Hrs 30 Mins

    Take to the waters and cruise to a remote tropical island on this day trip from Nassau! Spend the day snorkeling in the cryst...

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  • Save 7% Nassau Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour
    Nassau Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour165 Reviews

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    Discover culinary treats and cultural treasures on this food tasting and walking tour of Nassaus historical neighborhood. You...

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

    • Air Pollution 51.19 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 57.61 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 43.48 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 70.65 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 44.57 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Nassau for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Nassau.

    • Burglary and Theft 59.62 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 58.65 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 76.92 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 73.08 (High)
    • Car Stealing 63.46 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 63.46 (High)
    • Attacks 49.04 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 58.65 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50.96 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 20.19 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 51.92 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 30.77 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 71.15 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Nassau is 116.14 (High)

    • Safety Index 36.45 (Low)
    • Climate Index 85.98 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 60.59 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 28 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 100.81 (High)
    • Health Care Index 47.22 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.68 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 48.79 (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.

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.3 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 44.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 97.86 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 65.83 USD

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