When to Book Flights to Nassau?
Due to the warm Gulf Stream currents, the Bahamas enjoys a year-round semi-tropical climate and its capital city, Nassau, is no exception. If you are searching for flights to Nassau then it is worth noting that hurricane season lasts from July to October. The best time to go weather-wise is from November to mid-April (although bear in mind that the beaches can be very busy then). Temperatures in Nassau range from 82F in July (which is also the wettest month) to 70F in January. Depending on your departure point and when you are flying, you can find cheap flights to Nassau, Bahamas from around $358 for a round trip.
Nassau has a number of colorful annual festivals and events, particularly in July. These including Randol Fawkes Labor Day Holiday, which features a large parade. Junkanoo Summer Festival runs from July to August and includes parades, food, music and costumes. The Bahamas Independence Day Holiday is also in July. So you may want to search for Nassau flights that coincide with one of these events.
How to Find the Best Flight Deals to Nassau?
To find cheap Nassau flights to Nassau on Orbitz, first input your departure point and destination in the search bar. Next, select whether your dates are fixed or flexible (you are more likely to find the best deals if you select ‘flexible’). You can also select preferences such as seating class, refundable flights and direct/indirect journeys etc. (although bear in mind that some U.S. departure points will not have direct flight options). Remember that when booking your flight, if you join Orbitz Rewards you can collect points that can be redeemed on hotels for future trips. Overall, the more flexible you are about your trip preferences, the more likely you are to find cheap Nassau flights.
US Departures to Nassau
Both direct and indirect flights to Nassau, Bahamas depart from across the U.S. Here are the shortest flight times from the following major cities:
Main Airports in Nassau
Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA)
The major airport for Nassau and the Bahamas is Lynden Pindling International, just under 10 miles from the city center. It is located in the western end of New Providence island and there are a number of private transport options into Nassau. Major airlines that fly to the airport include American Airlines, Delta and United.
Which Airlines Fly to Nassau
As well as American Airlines, Delta and United, other airlines that fly to Lynden Pindling International Airport from the U.S. include:
- JetBlue Airways
- Air Canada
How to Get to and Around Nassau
Nassau is the cheerful, vivid, bustling capital of the Bahamas. If you are planning on exploring it by foot, be sure to prepare for wet weather during the rainy season. The city’s public transport system mainly consists of taxis, jitneys (buses) and ferryboats. There are many jitneys available and they work via a system of flagging them down, then paying with exact change as you disembark. Ferries run to Paradise Island daily from 9am to 6pm. As boats don’t leave until they are filled up, departure times can vary. Bear in mind that taxicabs are not metered and instead, prices are agreed with the driver before departing. Driving is left-hand side in the Bahamas. U.S. visitors can use their home driving licenses for up to three months.
You can travel from the airport into Nassau via taxis, limos and vans. Most vans have major Nassau hotels as their drop-off points.
What Are the Must-Sees in Nassau?
While in Nassau, it’s well worth visiting Paradise Island, which includes the iconic Atlantis resort, home to both a casino and the Aquaventure water park. Paradise Island can be reached in under 10 minutes via cab from downtown Nassau or alternatively, you can take a ferryboat. Also worth seeing is the delightfully hectic Nassau Straw Market, where you can browse for souvenirs; the Fort Fincastle stone fort with its 18th century lighthouse, and the small but stunning Blue Lagoon Island. All of these attractions are short drives from the city center.
Lesser-known attractions include Primeval Forest National Park, an ancient, mainly untouched hardwood forest a forty-minute drive from Central Nassau, and the off-the-beaten-track Love Beach, around half an hour by car from the city and, with its forty-acre coral reef, a prime snorkeling destination. A short drive from the city center is Doongalik Studios art gallery on Village Road. Housed in a historic Bahamian home, it also holds a Saturday farmers’ market.
Tips and Tricks for Traveling in Nassau
Nassau is in the EDT time zone, the same as Washington D.C. Citizens of the U.S. do not need a visa for the first 90 days of their stay, but they must have a valid passport. U.S. currency is accepted on Paradise Island and elsewhere it is the Bahamian dollar. The main language in the Bahamas is English.