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The best kept secret of The Bahamas is the country’s sheer size and diversity. With 16 major islands, and spanning more than 700 islands, The Bahamas is an unmatched destination, a heart-pounding adventure across 100,000 square miles of the world’s clearest ocean.

Just a short drive from Nassau, the capital of The Bahamas, you’ll find the white sands and tranquil turquoise waters of secluded Cable Beach. Widely regarded as one of the most breathtaking beaches in The Bahamas and home to Baha Mar, this pristine shoreline is a favorite among a new generation of discerning travelers looking for a Bahamas resort vacation where they can play, recharge, and experience the vibrant culture of the islands in luxury.

Experience an island metropolis where the ease of the tropics meets the big city. Here, beautiful beaches are just the beginning. Venture beyond them and discover an island humming with history, art, nightlife, and culture.

Enjoy area attractions near our Nassau beachfront hotel resort and explore 18th-century structures, meet local artisans, or take a day trip to a secluded island rich in history, culture, and natural wonders. The Bahamas deliver experiences of a lifetime.


Explore area attractions near our Nassau hotel, like visiting 18th Century structures, meeting local artisans or taking a day trip to a secluded island rich in history, culture, and natural wonders.

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The capital city of The Bahamas, Nassau, the heart of Bahamian culture and commerce, is located on New Providence Island, just 180 miles southeast of Florida. Here you'll find the Lynden Pindling International Airport, along with popular attractions like Downtown Nassau, The Government House, and Queen's Staircase. Connected by bridge across Nassau Harbour, Paradise Island is home to large hotels and resorts, including Atlantis, and a handful of lively beaches.


With Baha Mar just a 12-minute drive from Nassau’s Lynden Pindling International Airport, your Bahamas vacation can start as soon as you arrive.

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There are simply very few days without magnificent temperatures in Nassau, making a trip to The Bahamas ideal in any month. On average, the sun shines 320 days a year, with temperatures during the summer wet season (May – November) ranging from 77 – 87 °F and temperatures in the winter dry season (December – April) ranging from 64 – 77 °F.


Trade winds bless the islands of The Bahamas with warm weather year-round. Typical temperatures range from 70 to 80 °F (21-27 °C). Rarely does it climb above 90 F (32 °C) or fall below 60 F (16 °C). Water temperatures range from the low 80s in the summer to about mid 70s in winter – so you can always enjoy a swim.

Even paradise needs to cool off with a little rain now and then. The Bahamas has a rainy season year-round, which explains our lush vegetation. Squalls and thunder showers pass through quickly.

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Getting Around the Island


A public transportation service (called jitneys) is available on Nassau/Paradise Island. It usually runs from early morning (around 6:30 a.m.) until around 7:00 p.m. Rates vary depending on the route and exact change is required. Bus stops are marked. The basic rate is $1.25 per person; areas outside the city of Nassau could cost up to $3.50.

Taxis are conveniently placed in most hotels. You can also call for a taxi or get one off the street. The metered rates vary by island, but they are reasonable and set by law. Please note that surcharges often apply for more than two persons.

Car rentals are
also available, as well as scooter and bike rentals.

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Nassau's Unique Outdoor Scene


Junkanoo Beach
4.1 MI / 6.61 KM AWAY

Popular with tourists and locals, this casual destination is a prime spot for watching ships enter and leave the harbor.

Paradise Island
4.2 MI / 6.69 KM AWAY

Formerly an expansive private estate, this island offers golf courses, water parks, a lighthouse, and other attractions.

Queen’s Staircase and Fort Fincastle
6.0 MI / 9.58 KM AWAY

The 102-foot, 65-step staircase was carved into solid limestone in 1793 and later named in honor of Queen Victoria. It serves as a shortcut to Fort Fincastle, which sits at the highest point in Nassau.

Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas
5.6 MI / 8.95 KM AWAY

Swim through natural reefs, explore shipwrecks, and swim with sharks on an underwater tour.

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Getaways within a Day


Blue Lagoon Island
8.7 MI / 13.98 KM AWAY

Explore this lush private island- a popular stopover- just three miles from Nassau.

Harbour Island

Dive, fish, or swim the day away on this island, which features more than three miles of pink-sand beaches.

Sandy Toes Rose Island

Escape to this private beach oasis welcoming both active vacationers and sunbathers.

Pearl Island
8.3 MI / 13.37 KM AWAY

This private island offers reef snorkeling, water skiing, and other aquatic adventures, as well as white sandy beaches to get away from it all.

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Classic Arts and Culture


Antiquities Monuments & Museums Corporation
6.1 MI / 9.75 KM AWAY

Visit Bahamian landmarks, film fests, concerts, and other more through this group focusing on preserving the history of the island.

Balcony House Museum
6.4 MI / 10.26 KM AWAY

Built in the late 18th century and believed to be the oldest existing wooden residence in the Bahamas, Balcony House exemplifies colonial architecture. The bright pink building retains many original details and displays artifacts and furniture.

Christ Church Cathedral
1.8 MI / 2.93 KM AWAY

This stunning Gothic church was built in 1841 and descends from the island’s oldest congregation.

John Watling’s™ Distillery
4.6 MI / 7.42 KM AWAY

Get a taste of traditional Bahamian craftsmanship by touring this rum distillery, located at historic Buena Vista Estate overlooking Nassau Harbor. Shop a wide selection of spirits or sip a signature cocktail at the on-site Red Turtle Tavern.

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Nassau Fashion and Style


Bahama Hand Prints
6.0 MI / 9.66 KM AWAY

Browse unique island fashions at this chic boutique, featuring hand-printed silkscreen fabrics created by local artists.

Old Fort Bay Town Centre
8.2 MI / 13.2 KM AWAY

Enjoy luxury Retail, shopping, local restaurants and more.

Bahamas Craft Centre
7.0 MI / 11.27 KM AWAY

This one-of-a-kind market offers handmade items from island artists, which includes straw baskets, steel drums, and Junkanoo crafts.

Straw Market
3.9 MI / 6.22 KM AWAY

Stroll through this lively open-air market where local craftsmen sell handwoven items, wood carvings, conch shell jewelry, and island souvenirs at reasonable prices. Vendors expect to bargain, so don't be afraid to name your price.

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Memorable Music Moments


Green Parrot Bar & Grill
5.6 MI / 8.95 KM AWAY

Listen to live music while enjoying Bahamian beers and creative cocktails.

Club Bambu
4.8 MI / 7.8 KM AWAY

Overlooking the heart of downtown Nassau, this open-air nightclub is a great place to party.

Senor Frog's
4.8 MI / 7.8 KM AWAY

Senor Frog's is a great place to have fun for all ages. Offering an array of entertainment from dancing waiters to conga lines.

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Tours & Excursions


Discover Bahamas Catamaran Tours

Eager to discover more of The Bahamas while at Baha Mar? Visit the Life Spectacular activities desk in Grand Hyatt East lobby to learn more about the tours, experiences and excursions available.



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While exploring Baha Mar, you’ll encounter many of the incredible species of wildlife native to The Bahamas. Our interactive ecosanctuary will bring you up close to nurse sharks, sea turtles, and stingrays, while our one-of-a-kind Flamingo Habitat is home to a stunning flock of The Bahamas’ iconic national bird. Snorkeling, scuba diving, or boating in the crystal-clear waters around the resort, you’re likely to find dazzling rainbows of tropical fish, friendly dolphins, and several types of whales.

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Bahamian cuisine is as vibrant and diverse as the country itself. Fresh, local ingredients and time-honored culinary traditions make Nassau, The Bahamas an extraordinary destination for food lovers. Local specialties often make use of bountiful seafood that surrounds the island, such as grouper and snapper served a multitude of delicious ways. You’ll also taste tropical fruits such as mango, coconut, and guava in many dishes, and in cocktails like the daiquiri and the Goombay Smash. The Bahamian culinary scene continues to evolve, as chefs from around the world flock to the islands, bringing international flavors with them and exchanging ideas with local culinary experts steeped in the customs of The Bahamas.

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The Bahamas is home to hundreds of skilled artisans and craftspeople. Many practice the art of straw weaving, which has been an important part of the Bahamian tradition for centuries. These artisans use over 60 unique weaving styles to create beautiful baskets, handbags, dolls, and more. In the local markets, you will also see crafts made with shells, sisal, wood, and coconut, each serving as an environmentally friendly homage to the nation’s history and culture.

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