This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Nassau. To help you make friends with Nassau before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Nassau, Bahamas, is mostly a hub for most tourists that aim to visit the small, pristine islands in the Bahamas. However, that does not mean that the capital of the Bahamas is not worth a visit. Visiting Nassau gives you the opportunity to combine a cultural trip with spending time on the beach. When you think about beaches in the Bahamas, Nassau may not be the first destination that you think of, but the island on which Nassau is located has some beaches that you would expect to see on a postcard. The island is only eighteen miles wide, so it is easy to visit the different beaches from Nassau.
The Old Town in Nassau is the most attractive part of the city, with its colourful and bright buildings. Back in the days, Nassau was far from a touristic hotspot, but rather a pirate’s den. At the Pirate Museum, you can learn more about the role of pirates in the Bahamas interactively.
The islands in the Caribbean are not among the most popular backpacker trails. Generally, getting around is expensive and so are the cost of living as a traveler. Nassau, Bahamas, is one of the most affordable options for those that want to get a taste of the Caribbean. The flights to Nassau are some of the cheapest international flights from the US; there are a couple hostels in Nassau, Bahamas, which is quite rare in the Caribbean. The price for a bed in a dorm varies a lot among the different hostels in Nassau, Bahamas, but so does the quality of the hostels. Even though a Nassau, Bahamas hostel’s address suggests that it is in Nassau, some are actually outside the city. There is a decent bus system on the island that may bring you quickly to the centre, but it is advised to check if there is a bus stop close to the Nassau, Bahamas hostel in which you aim to book.
Written by local enthusiast for Nassau hostelsMartin Straatman