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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Non-stop food, drink and fun on Cable Beach Breezes Bahamas all-inclusive resort is the first and only "Super-Inclusive" resort in the Bahamas. Guests feast at buffets and specialty restaurants while sipping tropical drinks -- all included. Guests ascend the rock-climbing... More
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
This 63 Room Hotel is located at West Bay and Nassau Streets in Nassau. Guests are afforded an abundance of amenities including free parking, beachfront access, an outdoor pool and spacious sundeck, 24 Hour Coffee and Tea, Free Beach Chairs, Business traveler's will... 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
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 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
Secluded rooms, sophisticated island diningThe Graycliff Hotel & Restaurant is a historic, 260-year-old property which once hosted Winston Churchill, and has been home to pirates, government officials and British royalty. This Nassau hotel now offers 20 elegant... 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
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
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
*Savings based on Flight + Hotel vacation package bookings of 5 or more nights with individual calculable components on www.orbitz.com from January 1, 2014 through June 30, 2014, as compared to price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates, and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.
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.