Destination guide

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.

Things to do

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.

Activities

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.

Weather

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.

Natural features

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.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Nassau

Fly into Nassau (NAS-Nassau Intl.), the closest airport, located 8.1 mi (13 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Nassau?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 719 vacation rentals near Nassau. From 97 Houses to 170 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Nassau for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Nassau?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Nassau:

  • Palm Cay: 34 vacation rentals
  • Cable Beach: 207 vacation rentals
  • Eastern Road: 54 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Nassau: 304 vacation rentals
  • The Grove: 30 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Nassau?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Nassau. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cable Beach: 207 vacation rentals
  • Sandy Toes: 711 vacation rentals
  • Cabbage Beach: 717 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Club Golf Course: 717 vacation rentals
  • Junkanoo Beach: 716 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Nassau listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Nassau?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 97 Houses in Nassau. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Nassau include:

  • Villas: 170 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 270 rentals available
  • Cottages: 18 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Nassau?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 407 vacation rentals with pool available in Nassau. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.