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Nassau Vacations

Nassau Paradise Island vacation

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

  • Graycliff (Nassau)

    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

Hotel only $195

1 Melia Nassau Beach Resort

4 stars
3.5 / 5 127 reviews

P.O. Box N - 4914 Map

25% Off

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

Hotel only $415

2 Melia Nassau Beach Resort - All Inclusive

4 stars
3.5 / 5 23 reviews

P.O. Box N - 4914 Map

25% Off

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

Hotel only $165

3 Sandyport Beaches Resort

3 stars
3.5 / 5 73 reviews

Sandyport, West Bay St. Map

SAVE 30%

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

Hotel only $139

4 Paradise Harbor Club and Marina

3 stars
2.7 / 5 7 reviews

Paradise Island Drive Map

Enjoy the sights of a bustling island marina. Watch the ships sail in and out from your private balcony. Paradise Harbor Club offers a charming retreat from reality. The one and two bedroom suites offer all the comforts and amenities of home. While on the eastern end of... More

Hotel only $158

5 Orange Hill Beach Inn

2 stars
3.5 / 5 48 reviews

Orange Hill, West Bay street Map

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

Hotel only $155

6 Red Carpet Inn Select

2 stars
3.3 / 5 18 reviews

East Bay Street - adjacent to the Harbour Bay Shopping Center Map

Central Nassau hotel close to shopsRed Carpet Inn Select is budget-conscious property centrally located in Nassau. Guests walk to a shopping plaza with a pharmacy, coffee shop and clothing stores. The 40-room hotel offers rooms with refrigerators and microwaves, air... More

Hotel only $279

7 British Colonial Hilton Nassau Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 92 reviews

One Bay Street Map

Rate includes a $50 USD daily hotel credit

Dive into the Caribbean Sea from the private beach at the British Colonial Hilton Nassau hotel. Treat yourself to an invigorating work out in the Fitness Center or simply laze by the pool. Keep fit with beachfront watersports or spend the day snorkeling at Stuart... More

Hotel only $116

8 Coral Harbour Beach House and Villas

2 stars
2.9 / 5 24 reviews

Coral Harbour Road Map

Peaceful, frugal getaway in NassauCoral Harbour Beach House and Villas is located on the southwest side of New Providence Island. Just minutes from Nassau International Airport and steps from the sea, the hotel offers a quiet retreat from the glitz of Nassau. Popular... More

Hotel only $85

9 Coco Plum Resort Bahamas

3 stars
1.8 / 5 5 reviews

West Bay Street Map

Coco Plum Resort Bahams welcomes our guest to the sunny isles of The Bahamas. As a small property, we provide an intimate setting for those looking to get away from the hectic environment of the larger properties. Our location is dynamic, in that our guest can also... More

Hotel only $186

10 A Stone's Throw Away

3 stars
3.9 / 5 21 reviews

Tropical Gardens Road Map

Ocean views and chill island ambience A Stone's Throw Away hotel is perched on a 70-foot cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Guests take in panoramic views of both Nassau and the sea. The plantation-style property has a quiet, intimate atmosphere and the romance of a... More

Nassau highlights

  • Nassau
  • Aquaventure Water Park (Paradise Island)

    Dive into 141-acres of thrill rides, slides, rapids and swimming pools for all ages.

  • Junkanoo (Nassau)

    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.

  • Cable Beach

    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.