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 Tampa and Nassau on travel site Skyscanner.
Here’s a list of flights, hotels, restaurants and local attractions in Nassau to get you started.
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Cheapest Nassau flights
Currently, the cheapest flights between Tampa and Nassau are if you leave on Aug. 9 and return from the Bahamas on Aug. 13. Silver Airways currently has roundtrip tickets for $328.
There are also deals to be had later in August. If you fly out of Tampa on Aug. 31 and return from Nassau on Sept. 3, Hahn Air can get you there and back for $330 roundtrip.
Top Nassau hotels
To plan your 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)
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)
There's also the 4.4-star rated The Reef Atlantis, which has rooms for $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)
If you're looking for a local favorite, head to 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."
The Poopdeck at Sandyport (Sandyport Marina Village)
Also worth considering is The Poopdeck at Sandyport. It has 4.6 stars from 18 reviews.
Expect local seafood with a gourmet twist accompanied by ocean views.
Cafe Matisse (Bank Lane)
Finally, there's Cafe Matisse. It has 4.7 stars from six reviews.
"Cafe Matisse has one of the most sparkling reputations in the Bahamas. Expect gourmet dishes such as lobster ravioli and rosemary steaks," wrote Ramona.
Featured Nassau attractions
To round out your trip, Nassau offers plenty of popular attractions worth visiting. Here are a couple of top recommendations, based on Skyscanner's descriptions and reviews.
National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (Villa Doyle)
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 on Skyscanner.
"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 (New Providence Island)
Then, there's Love Beach, with five stars from six reviews.
A popular snorkeling destination, Love Beach sits on 40 protected acres of coral.
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