Travel watch: Saint Paul to Nassau, and back again

According to Conde Nast, the Bahamas was among 2018's must-visit destinations. If you're considering a tropical vacation, why not Nassau, the Bahamian capital? It lies on the island of New Providence, with neighboring Paradise Island, which is accessible via Nassau Harbor bridges. A popular cruise ship stop, the city has a hilly landscape and is known for beaches as well as its offshore coral reefs, popular for diving and snorkeling. It retains many of its typical pastel-colored British colonial buildings, like the pink-hued Government House.

Fortunately, there are plenty of relatively inexpensive flights between Saint Paul and Nassau on travel site Skyscanner.

Here’s a list of flights, hotels, restaurants and local attractions in Nassau to get you excited about your next excursion.

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Cheapest Nassau flights

The cheapest flights between Saint Paul and Nassau are if you leave on April 27 and return from the Bahamas on May 1. Sun Country Airlines currently has tickets for $391, roundtrip.

There are also deals to be had earlier in April. If you fly out of Saint Paul on April 19 and return from Nassau on April 25, Sun Country Airlines can get you there and back for $414 roundtrip.

Top Nassau hotels

Regarding where to stay, here are some of Nassau’s top-rated hotels, that we selected from Skyscanner's listings based on price and customer satisfaction.

The Melia Nassau Beach Resort (West Bay Street)

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If you're looking to splurge on top quality, consider The Melia Nassau Beach Resort. The hotel has a four-star rating on Skyscanner, and rooms are currently available for $189.

This beachfront resort features a golf course, outdoor pool, a children's pool, a fitness facility and a hair salon. 

The Reef Atlantis (1 Casino Drive)

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There's also the 4.4-star rated The Reef Atlantis. Rooms are currently set at $179/night.

"The food was excellent, the grounds amazing and the experience as a whole was really fun. The water slide through the shark tank was a highlight," wrote visitor Ryan. 

Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island (West Bay Street)

A third option is Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island. With a 4.8-star rating on Skyscanner, the all-inclusive, adults-only hotel is one of the most luxurious in the city. 

Local restaurant picks

If you're looking for a popular spot to grab a bite, Nassau has plenty of excellent eateries to choose from. Here are a few from Skyscanner's listings to help you get started.

Twin Brothers (Nassau)

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One of Nassau's most popular restaurants is Twin Brothers, which has an average of 4.7 stars out of 34 reviews on Skyscanner.

"Great place to go eat real Bahamian food," wrote visitor Daniel. "Definitely try the conch fish. It's a Bahamian favorite."

Cafe Matisse (Bank Lane)

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Another popular dining destination is Cafe Matisse, with 4.7 stars from six reviews.

Filet mignon, unique seafood dishes, and homemade pastas are served in an old Colonial home lined with Matisse prints. An informed staff with exceptional attention to detail tends to guests during their meals.

"Make sure you ask for a table in the picturesque courtyard so you can enjoy beautiful scenery while a team of impeccably trained chefs and servers deliver gourmet dishes, like lobster ravioli and hearty rosemary steaks, that are guaranteed to impress," wrote reviewer Ramona.

The Poopdeck at Sandyport (Sandyport Marina Village)

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Also worth considering is The Poopdeck at Sandyport.

Local seafood with a gourmet twist is accompanied by ocean views.

Featured local attractions

Nassau is also full of sites to visit and explore. Here are a couple of popular attractions to round out your trip, again from Skyscanner's listings.

National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (Villa Doyle)

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The top-rated visitor attraction in Nassau, according to Skyscanner, is the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas.

"This is my go-to place every time I visit Nassau," wrote visitor Donna. "The building is beautiful and the exhibits are true Bahamian art."

Love Beach (Northwest point of New Providence)

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Then, there's Love Beach.

A popular snorkeling destination, Love Beach sits on 40 protected acres of coral.

"The name says it all," wrote visitor John. "This beach is romantic and evocative."


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