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General Information About Nassau Vacations
Nassau, the capital city and commercial centre of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, is located on the island of New Providence, one of the few populated islands of the 700 islands that form the Bahamas in the northern Caribbean. Nassau vacations offer the opportunity for tourists to explore some of the rich colonial history of the Bahamas, as well as the intriguing pirate history of this former pirate stronghold. Nassau's pirate history lives on, in a sense, as bankers and financiers maintain Nassau as a shelter – modern day pirates, perhaps. British culture, history, and tradition is very apparent in Nassau, providing a certain comfort level and familiarity for British and North American tourists on all-inclusive Nassau vacations. Lynden Pindling International Airport, the main point of access to the Bahamas, is located just 16 km outside of Nassau, providing great access to all-inclusive Nassau vacations.
For tourists, all-inclusive Nassau vacations provide a great variety of points of interest, including historical, natural, and modern attractions. The Atlantis, a Las Vegas style hotel, is a wonderful modern attraction that most visitors to Nassau admire. Also, Nassau package holiday travellers should be sure to take a tour of Fort Charlotte, an outstanding historical fort designed to protect Nassau from invaders, built in 1789 by Lord Dunmore. A 40 minute boat ride to Blue Lagoon is also recommended for the pop culture buff, to see where the television show, Gilligan's Island was made. Not to be overshadowed, the Nassau vacation beaches, including Cable Beach, are outstanding.
All-inclusive Nassau vacation packages appeal to a variety of travellers, including singles, couples, and families. Those who enjoy casino action, golfing, a quick getaway, and top quality sun and sand will definitely appreciate an all-inclusive Nassau package holiday. Nassau vacation transportation options include taxis, bus, scooters, and horse and buggy – it is easy to get around. In the British tradition, driving is on the left side of roadways, and city congestion may inspire Nassau vacation tourists to consider the option of exploring on foot. For those interested in visiting Paradise Island while on a Nassau vacation, or those staying at one of the Paradise Island resorts, boat transportation is available to get there with ease. As well as Paradise Island, all-inclusive Nassau packages are generally offered for stays at Cable Beach, South Ocean, and the Downtown area.
Sand and Sun on Your Nassau Vacation
All-inclusive Nassau vacations offer several great beaches to be enjoyed. Cable Beach, the main beach in Nassau, is very nice, with white sands and clear waters. Arguably the best section of Cable Beach is located in front of Breezes resort, so real beach lovers may wish to consider an all-inclusive Nassau package holiday at Breezes for most convenient access to premium beach. Paradise Island also offers a nice beach to Nassau package holiday tourists, with white sand and calm water for swimming in the Caribbean. Atlantis Beach is not to be forgotten, and is equally nice. In addition to these many fine Nassau vacation beaches, additional public beaches provide even greater opportunity for the the real beach lover to explore.
Spring and Fall are the best seasons for taking an all-inclusive Nassau vacation, since temperatures can be uncomfortably low for some in the months of December and January. Average temperatures during prime seasons typically range between 70?-80?F (21?-27?C), with summer high temperatures climbing to 90?F. Winter low temperatures rarely dip below 60?F at night, but proper Nassau vacation preparation can ensure comfort at any time of the year.
Hurricane season, with its unpredictability of storm events, typically lasts from July through December, peaking from mid-August to mid-November. Although Nassau vacations are not often impacted by hurricanes, the possibility remains. However, when booking Nassau vacation packages, you can rest assured that tour operators will not fly you into a hurricane and will act fast to get you out in the event of any development if your holiday plans are affected. You can find great Nassau vacation package deals during hurricane season, and the economic advantage is well worth considering. We recommend that you speak with one of our tripcentral agents to fully understand the great value benefit vs. limited risk associated with travel to this region during hurricane season.
Things to See and Do on Your Nassau Package Vacation
If nightlife is a priority on an all-inclusive Nassau package holiday, casinos and nightclubs located at major resort hotels will certainly provide adequate entertainment. For those who appreciate a Las Vegas style show, some of the larger hotels offer good shows that are worth seeing. Nassau vacations also offer visitors plenty of opportunity to do some serious shopping, with many upscale stores available on Bay Street, an interesting straw market, duty free shopping, and local crafts and conch shells for sale. Good shopping opportunities are also offered at the cruise ship port, servicing all-inclusive Nassau vacation tourists and cruise ship clientele alike. Nassau vacations really do offer something for everyone, and dining is no acceptation, with a great variety of name-brand restaurants and your choice of high-end, low-end or fast food. To fuel your Nassau vacation fun, there are plenty of banks and ATMs available, including Canadian institutions.
For the sporting adventurer, Nassau vacations offer plenty of sporting activity options, including deep sea fishing, parasailing, water skiing, and cricket, to name a few. For those who wish to explore the wonders beneath the clear Caribbean waters, Nassau package holidays offer good snorkelling and scuba, as well as snuba at the Atlantis Resort – an interesting hybrid of snorkelling and scuba that allows for divers of all ages and experience levels to enjoy safely diving up to 20 feet in depth. For an interesting Nassau vacation day trip, marine enthusiasts may wish to consider a swim with dolphins or sting rays, or a visit to the aquarium. For more fun on the water, banana boat rides and booze cruises are always a blast.
For the Nassau vacation golf enthusiast, golfing is available to suit a variety of tastes/skill levels. Radisson Cable Beach Resort Golf Club provides a good experience for the leisure golfer. Blue Shark Golf Club offers an intermediate experience, and is always entertaining for all skill levels. One & Only Ocean Club Golf Resort Paradise Island offers an 18-hole championship course for the more serious golfer who is looking for a world-class golf experience.
Nassau is a bustling little town that is well worth exploring on an all-inclusive Nassau package holiday. Clean streets and limited poverty make Nassau a great tourist destination. For those who with to consider an all-inclusive Nassau package holiday in late December, the Junkanoo Carnival is not to be missed.
All-Inclusive Nassau Vacation Package Availability, Accommodations, and Value
In general, Nassau vacation package flights are available only from Toronto, with flights departing twice daily aboard Westjet and Air Canada. For travellers from other regions of Canada wishing to enjoy an all-inclusive Nassau package holiday, a connecting flight through Toronto is required. Nassau packages offer a variety of hotel accommodation options, including several well-known hotels. The Atlantis is outstanding – like a transplanted Las Vegas hotel, and truly unique for the Caribbean. The British Colonial is a somewhat famous hotel that is worthy of interest. Otherwise, Nassau packages are offered at a variety of hotels, including a mix of high and low-rise, many of which were built in the 60s. Nassau package holiday hotels may be all-inclusive, have breakfast plans, or include no meals, providing great choice for those who visit this unique destination.
For those planning a wedding in the sun, all-inclusive Nassau vacation packages may accommodate wedding plans nicely. Speak with one of our tripcentral agents to ensure availability, and begin planning your dream wedding.
Nassau is relatively expensive, but a good alternative to other short-stay destinations such as Las Vegas or Florida.