Top budget travel picks: New Orleans to Nassau

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.

Whether you’re trying to escape ASAP or you’re looking to plan your travels around upcoming deals, take a look at these forthcoming flights between New Orleans and Nassau, which we pulled from travel site Skyscanner.

We've also included top-rated hotels, restaurants and attractions in Nassau to get you started on planning your ideal getaway.

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Cheapest Nassau flights

Currently, the cheapest flights between New Orleans and Nassau are if you leave on April 24 and return from the Bahamas on April 30. American Airlines currently has tickets for $308, roundtrip.

American Airlines also has tickets at that price point in July. If you fly out of New Orleans on July 2 and return from Nassau on July 9, American Airlines can get you there and back for $308 roundtrip.

Top Nassau hotels

To plan your accommodations, here are some of Nassau’s top-rated hotels, according to Skyscanner, that we selected based on price, proximity to things to do and customer satisfaction.

The Melia Nassau Beach Resort (West Bay Street)

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

Located in Nassau, this beachfront resort is near the Cable Beach Golf Club.

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.

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

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A third option is the Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island. It checks in with 4.8 stars.     

Local restaurant picks

Nassau has plenty of top-notch dining options. Here are a few of the most popular, according to Skyscanner.

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.

"This is a great place for real Bahamian food. Don't settle for a burger. Try the conch fish. It's a Bahamian favorite," wrote visitor Daniel.

Cafe Matisse (Bank Lane)

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Then, there's Cafe Matisse, with 4.7 stars from six reviews.

Expect filets, seafood dishes and homemade pastas served in an old colonial home lined with Matisse prints. An informed staff with attention to detail tends to guests during their meals.

The Poopdeck at Sandyport (Sandyport Marina Village)

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Another popular dining destination is The Poopdeck at Sandyport, with 4.6 stars from 18 reviews.

Expect local seafood with a gourmet twist accompanied by ocean views.

Featured local attractions

To round out your trip, Nassau offers plenty of popular attractions worth visiting. Here are two top recommendations, based on Skyscanner's descriptions and reviews.

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. It has five stars from 10 reviews on Skyscanner.

"This is my go-to place every time I visit Nassau," wrote visitor Donna. 

Love Beach (New Providence Island)

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Love Beach is another popular destination, with five stars from six reviews. 

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

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


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