Your Nassau Paradise Island vacation
For an idyllic Bahamas vacation with the best of tropical ease, head to the capital city of Nassau on New Providence Island or its neighbor Paradise Island, home to the world-famous Atlantis.
A very Bahamian experience awaits in Nassau where pirate history, local culture and exotic adventures can mean everything from shipwreck diving and dolphin encounters to Junkanoo and lazy Cable Beach days. For all-inclusive luxury and family-friendly thrills, cross the bridge to Paradise Island to Atlantis.
Whether its Nassau or Paradise Island, plan your vacation with tips from Orbitz insiders on the best things to do, when to go and favorite hidden gems.
Best time to take a vacation to Nassau
The beautiful thing about planning a Nassau/Paradise Island vacation are the year-round, mild temperatures from 70 to 80 degrees and ocean-cooling trade winds served daily.
Mid-December to mid-April is the most popular time to visit with rates at a peak and holiday crowds (Christmas, Easter and the Bahamian Junkanoo). Mid-May through November brings the rainy season, with hurricane season quick to follow from June through November.
Some perfect travel windows are in May, and between Thanksgiving and Christmas, when humidity and rates are low, hurricanes are mostly out of sight and crowds dissipate, leaving more room for star treatment on a budget.
Insider tips for Nassau travel
Come for five-star dining and accommodations, legendary cigars and a spectacular wine collection at this original, luxury pirate house.
Dine at authentic Fish Fry restaurants for fresh conch salad, fried fish, cold beer and live music.
Mosaic buffet (Paradise Island)
Feast on custom-made cuisine from fresh seafood dishes to churrasco at The Cove Atlantis, including a full sushi bar.
The Cloisters (Paradise Island)
Tour the original, reassembled 12th-century Augustinian monastery in the Versailles Gardens of the One and Only Ocean Club. For added romance, stay to watch the sunset over Nassau Harbor.
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Nassau Vacation Packages
White sand, comfort and fun on Cable BeachMelia Nassau Beach Resort is located on a magnificent 1,000-foot stretch of Cable Beach. Paradise comes alive with three freshwater pools featuring cascading waterfalls, bubbling Jacuzzis and swim-up bar. Guests nosh at six... More
White sand, comfort and fun on Cable Beach A warm Bahamian welcome awaits you at Melia Nassau Beach Resort - All Inclusive, ideally situated on a 1,000-foot stretch of Nassau's most spectacular white-sand beach. From the moment you arrive, you'll be treated to gracious... More
Enjoy world-class amenities without the price The Comfort Suites Paradise Island hotel is an all-suite hotel on beautiful Paradise Island. The hotel is adjacent to the famed Atlantis Resort, where guests enjoy access, including Atlantis pools, lazy river, water slides,... More
A true Paradise Island celebration Atlantis Coral Towers is a centrally located property offering contemporary and relaxed accommodations within a tropically casual atmosphere. The rooms offer one king or two queen beds with sitting areas and full balconies with water or... More
Endless fun and luxurious accommodations offering vacationers the ultimate Atlantis experienceHoused in a grand architecture accentuated by intricate art pieces and an elegant ambience, The Atlantis Royal Towers creates a luxurious haven for discerning travellers... More
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All-inclusive hotel extravaganza adjacent to Atlantis The Riu Palace Paradise Island All-Inclusive resort sits adjacent to the famous Atlantis Resort on three miles of white sand. Dining choices are endless, from 24/7 room service and buffets, to specialty restaurants.... More
Carefree fun and comfort on Paradise IslandThe Atlantis Beach Tower offers a true Caribbean feel in a laid-back environment for vacationing families and budget conscious travelers. The hotel is the closest to the beach and many marine exhibits, as well as the Lazy... More
Exclusive all-suite oasis within Atlantis featuring adults-only ultra-poolThe Cove Atlantis is an oasis within Atlantis on Paradise Island. The all-suite haven offers 600 suites on a breathtaking white-sand beach. Guests are treated to innovative technology, soothing... More
Tranquil marina villas close to Caribbean and Nassau nightlife Sandyport Beach Resort hotel guests can experience the Caribbean in all its variety at this quiet complex of villas. The villas are grouped about a marina that is conveniently close to both Nassau and the... More
Quiet, budget inn steps from the beachSet on a hilltop, the Orange Hill Beach Inn overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and is just across the street from an uncrowded beach. The 32-room inn is on the northern side of New Providence Island and is often a stopping point for those... More
Aquaventure Water Park (Paradise Island)
Dive into 141-acres of thrill rides, slides, rapids and swimming pools for all ages.
Celebrate this big, brilliant Bahamian festival in the wee hours on Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Crystal Palace Casino (Nassau)
Meet lady luck in the Wyndham Nassau Resort at this gigantic Vegas-style casino.
Atlantis Waterscape (Paradise Island)
Wander a gigantic indoor/outdoor aquarium with 200 species, underwater tunnels, dolphin encounters and The Dig.
Junkanoo re-enactment at Marina Village (Paradise Island)
Celebrate Junkanoo every Wednesday and Saturday night at this 30-minute interactive parade festival.
Fort Charlotte (Nassau)
Daredevils explore historic underground passages and dungeons, while others take in views of Nassau Harbor.
Stuart Cove's Aqua Adventures (Nassau)
Not your ordinary dive or snorkel, try a beginner's class, shark adventure or undersea experience in your very own seahorse-shaped submarine.
Queen's Staircase (Nassau)
Climb 65 steps carved out of a natural limestone wall to the 1793 lookout, Fort Fincastle.
Lounge at the curved, 3-mile, white-sand beach with clear blue waters, water sports and loads of vendors.
Pirates of Nassau Museum (Nassau)
Experience a replica pirate ship, artifacts, re-enactments, store treasures and Pirate Pub.