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.
Thankfully, there are plenty of regular, relatively inexpensive flights between Cleveland and Nassau. We pulled from travel site Skyscanner to provide you with a short list of flights and hotels handpicked with the trendy adventurer in mind. (Prices and availability are current as of publication and subject to change.)
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Cheapest Nassau flights
The cheapest flights between Cleveland and Nassau are if you leave on Sept. 13 and return from the Bahamas on Sept. 16. JetBlue currently has roundtrip, nonstop tickets for $352.
There are also deals to be had in October. If you fly out of Cleveland on Oct. 7 and return from Nassau on Oct. 10, jetBlue can get you there and back for $361 roundtrip.
Top Nassau hotels
To plan your stay, here are two 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)
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 resort sits near Cable Beach and the Cable Beach Golf Club.
The Reef Atlantis (1 Casino Drive)
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.
Featured Nassau restaurants
If you're looking to snag a bite at one of Nassau's many quality eateries, here are a few popular culinary destinations from Skyscanner's listings that will help keep you satiated.
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. "Don't settle for a burger. Definitely try the conch fish. It's a Bahamian favorite."
The Poopdeck at Sandyport ( Sandyport Marina Village)
Another popular dining destination is The Poopdeck at Sandyport, with 4.6 stars from 18 reviews.
Local seafood with a gourmet twist is accompanied by ocean views.
"Food and atmosphere [are] great," wrote reviewer April. "Has a local band often and beach views are fabulous."
Cafe Matisse (Bank Lane)
Finally, there's Cafe Matisse.
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.
"Cafe Matisse has one of the most sparkling reputations in the Bahamas — and for good reason," wrote Ramona. "Make sure you ask for a table in the picturesque courtyard so you 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."
Featured Nassau attractions
Not sure what to do in Nassau, besides eat and drink? Here are a couple of recommendations, provided by Skyscanner.
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.
"This is my go-to place every time I visit Nassau," wrote visitor Donna. "Building is beautiful and exhibits are true Bahamian art. ... Be sure to ask about the history of Amos Ferguson — it's a very interesting story. His works tour the Bahamian islands."
Love Beach (New Providence Island)
Love Beach is another popular destination.
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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