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Nassau


St. Andrew's Kirk, Nassau, Bahamas:
St. Andrew's Kirk, Nassau, Bahamas
Located on New Providence island, Nassau is the capital, and by a very considerable margin, the largest city in the Bahamas. The population of Nassau, was 210,832 as of the 2000 census - over two thirds of the entire population of the Bahamas.

Nassau is a popular tourist destination, with a tropical climate, beautiful beaches, and a historic colonial architecture, especialy in the harbor area. Additionally, on December 26th (Boxing Day) and January 1st (New Year's Day), the city is host to Junkanoo, a loud, colorful and musical street parade (first made internationally famous by its appearance in the James Bond movie, Thunderbird). Visitors can reach Nassau by using Lynden Pindling International Airport which lies only 10 miles (16 kilometers) from downtown Nassau, and which offers daily flights to the USA, the UK and Canada.

Government House, Nassau, Bahamas:
Government House, Nassau, Bahamas

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Fodor's Bahamas (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2018-04-17
Paperback (352 pages)

Fodor s Bahamas (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by local experts, Fodor's travel guides have been offering advice and professionally vetted recommendations for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

The Bahamas exists in extremes: travelers come to find both secluded beaches and vibrant parties on the sand; to dive dramatic wrecks and barrier reefs and glide in sailboats across crystal waters; to try a traditional fish fry or savor delicacies from all across the world; to stay in a cozy inn or a flashy new resort. Our travel experts help visitors navigate must-see destinations and tucked-away gems so they can escape the everyday and absorb the region’s diverse culture.

This travel guide includes:

    EXPANDED COVERAGE: The Bahamas are ever-changing, and this edition includes new resorts, restaurants, and attractions, including coverage of the complete renovation of the Coral Towers at Atlantis, Paradise Island, and the exciting new Baha Mar development on New Providence
    SPECIAL FEATURES: Special Fodor's Features throughout the guide illuminate the most distinctive aspects of the Bahamas, including "rake 'n' scrape" music, the famous Junkanoo celebration, and the best snorkeling and dive spots
    INDISPENSABLE TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: Each chapter opens with an island orientation map, top reasons to go, and other essential information to help visitors plan their time effectively
    DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Bahamas offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks in every category
    COVERS: Nassau, Freeport, Andros, Bimini, Eleuthera, Harbour Island, Great Exuma, the Exuma Cays, Cat Island, and San Salvador

The Insider's Nassau Travel Guide: All the Info You Need to Know About the Biggest City in the Bahamas

By Dustin Jermalowicz

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (52 pages)

The Insider s Nassau Travel Guide: All the Info You Need to Know About the Biggest City in the Bahamas
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Nassau is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and it also offers some of the best beaches, watersports, shopping, drinking, and diving you'll find anywhere. The Insider's Nassau Travel Guide has been written with the reader in mind, as it provides an array of information to help you find the best spots to spend your time and money. The author himself has made many trips to Nassau and has put all his tips into this short but informative read.

Nassau Historic Walking Tour & New Providence Island Bahamas Maps Laminated Card

By Franko Maps Ltd.

Franko Maps Ltd.
Map (2 pages)

Nassau Historic Walking Tour & New Providence Island Bahamas Maps Laminated Card
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A detailed walking map of downtown Nassau's historic district on one side. A map of New Providence Island on the other. Both on a handy card with rigid lamination and hole for lanyard. 5.5" x 8.5". Perfect for enjoying the Bahamas' largest city off the beach!

Nassau & Paradise Island, the Bahamas: Travel and Tourism

By Harvey Issac

Global Print Digital
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Nassau & Paradise Island, the Bahamas: Travel and Tourism
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Nassau & Paradise Island, The Bahamas. Travel and Tourism. Atlantis Paradise Island Resort is known worldwide for its amazing water adventures, white sand beaches, luxury accommodations and fine dining. Whether this resort on Nassau Paradise Island is on your bucket list or you're planning a return visit, your vacation days will be packed with fun with this list of top things to do at Atlantis Resort. Paradise Island is home to one of the most popular all-inclusive resorts in all of the Bahamas: Atlantis Paradise Island. What many people don't know is that it is not the only all-inclusive in the area. Another resort on the island caters to adults and is known for its exclusivity, and if you cross the bridge you'll find a much larger collection on New Providence

City Maps Nassau Bahamas

By James McFee

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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City Maps Nassau Bahamas
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City Maps Nassau Bahamas is an easy to use small pocket book filled with all you need for your stay in the big city. Attractions, pubs, bars, restaurants, museums, convenience stores, clothing stores, shopping centers, marketplaces, police, emergency facilities are only some of the places you will find in this map. This collection of maps is up to date with the latest developments of the city as of 2017. We hope you let this map be part of yet another fun Nassau adventure :)

Fodor's Bahamas (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

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Released: 2016-01-12
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Whether a traveler's style is living large at a trend-setting resort or chilling on a secluded island with an icy cold beer in hand, the Bahamas has something for every taste, from all-inclusive resorts to exclusive private-island hideaways. Visitors can enjoy celebrity-chef restaurants and glitzy casinos in Nassau and Freeport, or escape to the pink sands of an undeveloped out island. The Bahamas are the ideal destination to eat lots of conch, get a golden tan, and feel totally revived.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· In-depth breakout features on the Bahamas best beaches, the famous Junkanoo celebration, and the best snorkeling and dive spots
· Major sights such as Pink Sand Beaches and Coral Reefs
· Coverage of Nassau; Freeport; New Providence and Paradise Islands; Grand Bahama Island; The Abacos; Andros, Bimini, and the Berry Islands; Eleuthera and Harbour Island; Great Exuma and the Exuma Cays; The Southern Out Islands; Cat Island; and San Salvador

Planning to visit more of the Caribbean? Check out Fodor's Caribbean travel guide.

Lonely Planet The Bahamas (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Tom Masters

Lonely Planet
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Lonely Planet The Bahamas (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet The Bahamas is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the massive barrier reef in Andros, spot a famous star or starlet strolling down Pink Sands Beach, or snorkel with color-changing octopi; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the Bahamas and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet The Bahamas Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, literature, music, politics, landscapes, wildlife, and cuisine
  • Over 43 local maps
  • Useful features - including What's New, Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), and Travel with Children
  • Coverage of Nassau, New Providence, Andros, the Biminis, Abacos, Harbour Island, Paradise Island, Exuma Cays, Grand Bahama, Turks & Caicos, the Cat & San Salvador Islands, Eleuthera, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet The Bahamas, our most comprehensive guide to the Bahamas, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less traveled.

  • Looking for more coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Caribbean Islands guide for a comprehensive look at what the whole region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Emily Matchar, and Tom Masters.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travelers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

Bahamas 1:500,000 Travel Map with Nassau, Freeport & Lucaya plans, waterproof by ITMB Canada (2010-08-02)

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Bahamas 1:500,000 Travel Map with town plans, waterproof

This is a double-sided map printed on light, waterproof and tear-resistant paper. The map divides the whole archipelago north / south.

On one side, it covers the islands from Grand Bahama and Abaco to Eleuthera, Andros and the small northern islands of the Exuma Cays. Bimini Island and Isaac Island are shown as insets. This side on the map also has street plans of Nassau and Freetown / Lucaya, plus an enlargement presenting the island of New Providence in greater detail at 1:140,000.

On the reverse is the southern part of the Bahamas group, from Eleuthera, Exuma Cays and Cat Island to Acklins Islands and Mayaguana, with Great and Little Inagua Islands shown as insets. On both sides of the map several small outlaying atolls are also included as insets.

The map shows the road network on the islands, with symbols indicating various places ot interest including beaches, scuba diving / snorkeling / surfing sites, national park and other protected areas including wild life and bird sanctuaries, golf courses and other recreational facilities, marinas, etc. Swamps or mangrove areas, and in the coastal waters coral reefs are marked. Latitude and longitude lines are drawn at 0.30º intervals.

The two street plans and the enlargement of New Providence are also overprinted with various tourist facilities and places of interest, including selected accommodation. Each side of the map has a separate index.

NASSAU, BAHAMAS: A Favorite "Runaway" Vacation Place (Carol's Worldwide Cruise Port Itineraries Book 1)

By Carol Boyle

Carol Boyle
Released: 2016-11-24
Kindle Edition (57 pages)

NASSAU, BAHAMAS: A Favorite "Runaway" Vacation Place (Carol s Worldwide Cruise Port Itineraries Book 1)
 
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Nassau is perhaps the busiest port in the Caribbean, thanks to its proximity to many cruise ship ports located on Florida’s east coast. Up to 7 cruise ships can dock at a time at Nassau’s Prince George Wharf, here on either a short jaunt from Florida or as part of week-long cruises to the Eastern or Western Caribbean. The Nassau port is conveniently located only a few steps from downtown Nassau. As you leave your ship, you must walk through the cruise terminal before exiting out into the streets of Nassau. Before and after the terminal building, there are several people offering tours of the island. Inside, you will find counters for tours and information as well as many vendor booths. Outside the terminal, you can rent scooters or take a horse and carriage ride. There are rows of taxis with fixed rates to destinations around the island.
A short taxi ride over the bridge, or a brief ride by water taxi, brings you to the internationally famous Paradise Island and The Atlantis, a huge 1200-room hotel, casino, restaurant and shopping complex. The opulence is hard to take-in after leaving Bay Street in Nassau.


 
 
 

 
 
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