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Nassau, The Bahamas

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Nassau _ the heart of the Bahamas

Swashbucklers and sailors have been coming to Nassau for centuries. A town built on the stolen doubloons of Spanish galleons, and with pirate grit and determination, it's certainly got a past that'll keep you interested. But it doesn't end there. Cannon-topped forts from the 1790s mingle with the ice-cream-colored mansions of millionaires. The Old Town is a chocolate box of regal, anglophone, English architecture, giving way to a musket-smoking Pirate Museum, rum-sloshing bars, and _ of course _ the shimmering, white-sand beaches of Paradise Island. Nassau vacation rentals are your ticket to it all this year.

Touring Nassau

Guided bus tours of the whole of New Providence Island are one of the best ways to take in the whole shebang of fascinating sights here. You'll whiz past pirate forts and see glowing governor's mansions, drive out to the scintillating beaches that line the Caribbean Sea and learn loads about the Bahamian way of life. Talking of the Bahamian way of life, you can also hop to Straw Market to haggle for islander souvenirs, or head across to Potters Cay for a lesson in conch cooking and fish frying.

Never a dull moment in Nassau

Load the muskets and prep the peg leg for a visit to Nassau's acclaimed Pirate Museum. The younger ones are bound to love getting involved in a swashbuckler showdown and gawping up at the recreated pirate ship. Plenty more family fun is waiting for those who've bagged their Nassau vacation rentals on Paradise Island. There, you can ride the gushing slides of the Aquaventure Water Park, meet stingrays and snapping sharks in the Marine Habitat at Atlantis, or try your luck in the countless games rooms and casinos.

Staying in the tropics in Nassau

Nassau's location in the heart of the western Caribbean means it has the same tropical climate as many of the other top destinations in the region. Scorching heat in the summer months between June and August can usher in a series of storms that last until the end of September. That means most visitors will search for Nassau vacation rentals in the winter, which typically starts in earnest in November and finishes up around May. There are some peak times to watch out for, around Christmas and Spring Break _ it might be trickier to bag your stay of choice then.

Beaches and corals aplenty in Nassau

Nassau sprawls over almost the entire of its host island, New Providence. For decades it's been known for its pretty location, encompassing the sloshing waters of the Caribbean Sea, and a backcountry of glistening tropical ponds and palm forests. You can't miss a trip to the coast here. Beaches start with the brilliant strips on Paradise Island just to the north of the capital, and continue on to the more secluded sands of Adelaide Beach on the southern shores. Spots like the Rose Island Reef and the Gambier Deep Reef are home to coral gardens and marine life.