Travelers fly from Miami to Nassau every week in search of a sunny beach getaway. For American flyers, Nassau Bahamas provides a hassle-free tropical vacation close to home. The resorts, beaches, and even the natural landscape in and around Nassau make the journey from Miami one that is worth all the preparation. Plan your trip with Orbitz.com to get the best that Nassau has to offer.
Leaving Miami International
Your trip begins with making reservations. The flight is the first one. An air ticket from Miami International Airport gets you a seat on one of over 9,000 flights that leave the airport each week. More than 90 airlines operate out of Miami International.
The airport is located 5 miles from the city center, so finding transportation is not difficult. You can find public transportation in the form of an express bus, Metrobus or train. The express bus is $2.35, and other public transport options will cost you only $2 per ride. Taxis and shuttles run $11 to $14. If you wish to bring your own car to the airport, you can park for as little as $8 per day in the economy lot or valet park for $30. There is also a garage parking option for $17 per day.
Get a bite to eat before your flight at one of the more than 200 retailers and restaurants that populate the airport. Each terminal offers a wide variety to choose from. Your options include lounges, bars, fine dining, fast food, and even places that provide snacks and coffee. Find known names like Budweiser Brew House and Nathan's Hot Dogs alongside specialty stores like La Pausa Restaurant and CafÃ© Brioche Doree.
The Trip to Nassau
Nassau, Bahamas, is only a short trip away from Miami. To travelers, the two places seem worlds apart. Nassau is a tropical location that offers white sandy beaches overlooking sparkling waters. However, this is not all the area has to offer.
Tips on Getting Around Nassau
You will arrive at Nassau International Airport, located 8 miles from the capital city of the Bahamas, which is Nassau. Your flight is one of more than 1,000 that come through the airport each week. With Orbitz.com, you can choose from one of 21 airlines that operate out of the airport. When you book your trip, think about how you are going to get from the airport to your final destination. Hotel shuttles must be booked in advance (usually when you make your room reservation), but they are free at most hotels. Taxi service is another popular mode of transport and costs approximately $27 for a trip from the airport to the city center.
The best time to go to Nassau is between April and June. The weather in the Bahamas stays between 75 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. Late spring has the mildest temperatures and offers the lowest chance of rain or a hurricane ruining your trip.
Take advantage of the small crowds, and go explore the Nassau area. Snorkel, rent a kayak, or set out your beach chair on Sandy Toes' beach, Cable Beach, Cabbage Beach or Arawak Cay. Learn about the native wildlife on the island at the Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center or the Atlantis Aquarium. You can also relax at places like the Royal Suite Day Spa. No matter what your vacation plans are, you'll find several things to do as you get to know Nassau better.
Trip Planning Tips
Planning for a Nassau vacation begin with decisions on transportation to and from the airports. Next on your list should be deciding what you want to do in Nassau. Let Orbitz.com helped you make reservations for air tickets and more, including local attractions. With enough planning, your trip from Miami to Nassau can be a very smooth one.