of Nassau in the Bahamas.
Nassau, capital city of the Bahamas, resides
on New Providence Island, neighbor to Paradise
The Island has one of the largest and most trafficked cruise ship
ports in the Atlantic Ocean. One reason for its immense popularity
is its close and easy proximity to the Florida coast. [Bahamas
Location: 50 miles west of Miami, Florida
Tourism info: Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (242-322-7500)
Head over to the man-made island of Arawak Cay, a local beach
dusted with pastel-colored shacks, incredibly fresh conch from vendors
cracking the mollusks right before your eyes, fried fish and grits,
lime-marinated conch and plenty of coconut milk laced with gin. Very
popular, especially with the locals, and very crowded, especially
on weekend evenings from 5pm. until midnight.
Nearby settlements include: Cable
Beach, Coral Harbour, Adelaide, Layford Cay, East End.
mailboats depart from Nassau and run weekly roundtrip to and from
Jitney buses run between the downtown area to Cable Beach and Paradise
Island from early morning until about 7pm. at 30-minute intervals.
Fares vary (though generally about $0.75), depending on route.
The Nassau Water Taxi departs every 30 minutes from
behind the Straw Market to Paradise Island, operating daily from 9am
- 6pm. The roundtrip cost is $6.
Horse-drawn surreys can be found around Rawson Square
and sometimes along Bay Street. They run about $5 for 30 minutes,
but are negotiable. Note: From May to October, the horses rest from
the day's sun from 1pm to 3pm.).
Taxi service is available. Although metered rates vary by island,
they are reasonable and are fixed by law. Bicycles are also available
for rent at most popular tourist centers.
Rental cars are also available. You can use your home driver’s
license for up to three months, but remember, when you take to the
road, British rules apply, so keep to the left.
Pedestrians should remember to look right before
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Factbook -- Bahamas, The
The CIA factbook says the Bahamas are a stable, developing nation
with an economy heavily dependent on tourism and offshore banking.
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