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Where to stay in Nassau

If you’re considering a trip to Nassau in the Bahamas, you’ve come to the right place. There are 701 holiday homes available all over Nassau, and we’re confident you’ll find a property that meets your needs and your budget. Cheap Bahamas vacation rentals in Nassau start at a nightly rate of $42, with 20% of properties priced under $94 per night. Whether you’re on the hunt for a beachfront house near The Cloister, a hotel room close to Junkanoo World, or a place that also gives you close access to Nassau — our goal is to help you find exactly what you are looking for. VacationRenter offers a wide selection of rental accommodations from top travel websites such as Vrbo, HomeAway,, and many more. It doesn’t matter if you’re traveling solo, going on a Bahamas honeymoon, or planning a family vacation for 10, we can match you with a beach house in Nassau that sleeps everyone comfortably. Time to make that Bahamas vacation you’ve been dreaming about a reality.

Where Is Nassau, Bahamas?

Nassau, the capital city of the Bahamas, is located on New Providence Island, the 11th largest island of the Bahamas. The city is situated 290 kilometers southeast of Miami, Florida, which has established the city as a popular vacation spot amongst U.S. citizens.

What Is Nassau Known For?

A Bahamian beach paradise, Nassau is routinely voted as one of the top destinations in the Caribbean. Famed as a well-known wedding and honeymoon destination, Nassau’s pristine white beaches, crystalline waters, and golden sunshine that lights up the island establish the locale as a beach bum’s paradise. Make sure to hit the city’s varied list of unique attractions from national heritage parks and botanical gardens to art galleries and chic cafes. Whatever you’re looking for in a Caribbean beach getaway, you’re bound to find it here in Nassau.

Popular Attractions in Nassau, Bahamas

  • Queen's Staircase: The Queen's Staircase, often referred to as the “66 Steps,” is a major landmark in the city. This limestone staircase was constructed to honor Queen Victoria's help in the abolition of slavery in the Bahamas. Today the staircase is the centerpiece of a breathtaking tropical locale awash with swaying palms and powerful waterfalls. Stunningly exquisite both at dawn and dusk, the staircase becomes a quiet, cool, and romantic oasis when the moon shines down on the buzzing downtown areas and modern cruise ship docks.
  • Graycliff Cigar Company: Wandering into this cigar factory is like being transported to 1920s Cuba. In a narrow smoky room with the vibe of a speakeasy, decorated with old fashioned mosaic-tiled floors, cigar rollers — locally known as torcedores — are busy rolling hand-dried tobacco leaves into the most premium of stogies. Wander through this fascinating factory and take photos for free, or embark on a guided factory tour with a session of rum tasting for the perfect boozy end.
  • John Watling’s Distillery: Located on the historic Buena Vista Estate, John Watling’s Distillery is a taste of old Bahamas in the heart of Nassau. Offering panoramic views overlooking the harbor, the estate features centuries-old black olive trees spread across two acres of lushly green tropical gardens. Sample a tipple or two and taste the delicious barrel-aged rums that come in several varieties, as you embark on complimentary tours around the estate.

Popular Destinations Near Nassau

  • Dunmore Town: Dunmore Town may not be as popular as other cities in the Bahamas, but don’t let that fool you. This picturesque seafront town is an ideal trip for those who wish to get away from the crowded tourist-heavy destinations on the island. Despite not being busy, there is certainly beauty in Dunmore Town within the wooden board cottages decorated in vibrantly bright shades, and cobbled streets aplomb with character.

Best Neighborhoods in Nassau

  • Downtown Nassau: Downtown Nassau, twenty-square blocks of historic architecture, luxury boutiques, modern murals, and magnificent monuments have attracted audiences for decades. Why? Because the Nassau Lower Streets — unlike other islands in the Bahamas — are monuments to both centuries-old and wonderfully modern island cultures. A bustling array of shops, restaurants, and street vendors, downtown and Bay Street offer the best duty-free shopping in Nassau. Cruise ship passengers come here to buy jewelry, t-shirts, perfume, and many other goodies which make a perfect souvenir to pack in your luggage.

Home-types in Nassau

Nassau has a variety of property types for you to consider when booking a trip. Here are the most popular property types in Nassau:

Points of interests in Nassau

Nassau has several popular points of interest for you to check out when visiting the area. Here are the most popular points of interest in Nassau: