Caribbean Island Vacation Bahamas Nassau New Providence
Nassau is the capital of the island of New Providence which is one of the many islands of the Bahamas archipelago that extends for almost a thousand kilometres between Cuba and Florida in the Atlantic Ocean. New Providence is the commercial and political centre and is more commonly known as the Bahamas. Get our lowest price Bahama vacations below.
Walking the Shops at Nassau Bahamas to Junkanoo Beach
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Samuel Cunard, legendary founder of the Caribbean Cunard Line, established the first Atlantic maritime route from New York to Nassau. His steamboat, the Karnak, took five days to travel the two thousand kilometres to the islands which in 1859 was a sensation. Nassau is a city without skyscrapers. The historic city centre contains several buildings that date back to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and looks like a gold prospector’s town that has prospered at great speed.
Situated on Paradise Island is the Atlantis Resort that is the largest entertainment oasis in the world and has a unique aquarium landscape where South African hotel tycoon, Sol Kerzner, created a fantastic resort with lagoons surrounded by jungle, relaxing bays and waterfalls. A further attraction of Atlantis is one of the most popular of the entire complex, Dolphin Cay, a world of dolphins that swim and entertain in front of the resort’s skyline. The Exuma Islands are sixty kilometres from Nassau and comprise three hundred and sixty five tiny islands and Channel Cay is the perfect example of a remote island paradise of warm water, appetizing seafood, sheltered bays and glimmering ocean. The Bahamas: the very name conjures up remote sandy beaches and turquoise blue water, romantic sunsets and tropical nights. A place where fantastic dreams become incredible reality!
Take some 700 islands and a couple of thousand cays, sprinkle them across 90,000 square miles of ocean just off the Florida coast, and what you have is a sea-and-sun-lover’s paradise. For those with a taste for the highlife, Nassau, Paradise Island and Grand Bahama offer all inclusive luxury resorts, casinos, duty-free shopping and nightspots. But as tempting as staying put may be, the Bahamas were made for island hopping.
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