Just off the coast of Florida in the Atlantic Ocean, the Bahamas are a series of islands that stretch out into an archipelago. The capital city of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas is Nassau.
With a population of just short of 250,000 people, it is home to almost 70% of the population of the entire Bahamas island groups.
Because of its close distance to the US, there are flights that operate frequently to cities there as well as other spots in the Caribbean and Europe from the Lynden Pindling International Airport.
Beautiful Beaches and Plenty of Shopping
Many visitors to the Caribbean know it is a fantastic place to get a little bit of shopping in. Some of the very best shopping in all of the Bahamas would be located in Nassau. Two of these spots include Festival Place and Prince George Wharf. Spend a day strolling around these areas and take part in some retail therapy. Not only do these areas showcase amazing local handmade crafts, but they also showcase a number of different duty free shops. Visitors will be able to get amazing deals through these shops on a variety of high quality luxury goods.
Beyond the shopping, tourists who are spending time in Nassau love going to the beach. One of the very best public beaches to check out is Goodman’s Bay. It is near the center of town has beautiful sandy beaches and crystal clear blue water. The beach is also quite popular for the number of food vendors around.
Consider a Day Trip
Another popular event for visitors to Nassau is to head out on to the water. Two of the most loved destinations are Stingray City and the Blue Lagoon Island. Both are only a boat ride away from downtown Nassau, and yet feel like a completely different world. Enjoy an afternoon sailing, snorkeling and swimming with stingrays, or spend time on the beach trying local fare and dancing to music, either way it will certainly be a vacation that will be remembered for quite a long time.