Top budget travel picks: Pittsburgh 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.

Using travel site Skyscanner, we’ve sifted through the cheapest flights between Pittsburgh and Nassau in the next few months, including some standout hotel options and highly reviewed local attractions.

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Cheapest Nassau flights

Currently, the cheapest flights between Pittsburgh and Nassau are if you leave on May 26 and return from the Bahamas on May 30. American Airlines currently has tickets for $391, roundtrip.

There are also deals to be had in September. If you fly out of Pittsburgh on Sept. 2 and return from Nassau on Sept. 5, American Airlines can get you there and back for $393 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.

This beachfront resort is near Cable Beach and 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 all-inclusive Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island. With a 4.8-star rating on Skyscanner, this hotel is one of the most luxurious in the city.  

Featured Nassau restaurants

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

Twin Brothers (Nassau)

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If you're looking for a local favorite, head to Twin Brothers, which has an average of 4.6 stars out of 34 reviews on Skyscanner.

"This is a great place to get real Bahamian food. Try the conch fish," wrote visitor Daniel.  

The Poopdeck at Sandyport (Sandyport Marina Village)

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Also worth considering is The Poopdeck at Sandyport, with 4.9 stars from 18 reviews.

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

What to see and do in Nassau

Not sure what to do in Nassau, besides eat and drink? Here are two recommendations, provided by Skyscanner.

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 checks in with five stars from 10 reviews.

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

Love Beach (New Providence Island)

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

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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