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Exploring the best of Nassau, with cheap flights from Cincinnati

Exploring the best of Nassau, with cheap flights from Cincinnati
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By Hoodline - Published on July 18, 2019.

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 Cincinnati 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. (Prices and availability are current as of publication and subject to change.)

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Cheapest Nassau flights

The cheapest flights between Cincinnati and Nassau are if you leave on Aug. 17 and return from the Bahamas on Aug. 22. Allegiant Air currently has tickets for $398, roundtrip.

There are also deals to be had in September. If you fly out of Cincinnati on Sept. 19 and return from Nassau on Sept. 26, Frontier Airlines can get you there and back for $417 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)

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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 sits 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, 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.

Featured Nassau restaurants

Don't miss Nassau's food scene, with plenty of popular spots to get your fill of local cuisine. Here are a few of the top-rated eateries from Skyscanner's listings.

Twin Brothers 

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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. "Don't settle for a burger. Definitely try the conch fish. It's a Bahamian favorite."

The Poopdeck at Sandyport (Sandyport Marina Village)

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Also worth considering is The Poopdeck at Sandyport. It features local seafood with a gourmet twist, accompanied by ocean views.

"This restaurant is right next to our property, so walking distance food and atmosphere great," wrote April. "Has a local band often and beach views are fabulous."

Cafe Matisse (Bank Lane)

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Finally, there's Cafe Matisse.

Filet mignon, unique seafood dishes and homemade pastas are served in an old colonial home lined with Matisse prints.

"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 the beautiful scenery while a team of impeccably trained chefs and servers deliver gourmet dishes, like lobster ravioli and hearty rosemary steaks."

Top 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)

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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 (New Providence Island)

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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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