A tropical metropolis, Nassau is the capital and cultural hub of the Bahamas. Discover the history of the pirates of Nassau, explore exotic tropical gardens full of parrots and flamingos, and shipwreck diving in hidden coves and isles.
- Visit the Blackbeard's Castle and the Pirates of Nassau Museum
- Shipwreck and scuba diving in Paradise Island
- Junkanoo, a street parade on Boxing Day
Go diving for sunken Spanish Galleons, dine on Bahamian cuisine of unique tropical fruit, seafood and spices, or learn about the history of pirates at the Pirates of Nassau Museum.
The legendary pirate, Blackbeard, and other notorious pirates such as Calico Jack and Anne Bonny ruled the waters of the Bahamas. A true “pirate paradise”, Nassau provided perfect hiding places with its numerous islands and inlets for capturing vessels and their precious cargo. The late 1600's to the early 1700's is known as the Age of Piracy, and their exploits and legends have been passed down as an important part of the Bahamas and Nassau’s history.
Take in the beautiful views of the north eastern harbour of the island atop Blackbeard’s tower, or take a stroll through history in the old colonial houses. If it’s Boxing Day, you might even find yourself in a Junkanoo, a street parade with traditional music, dancing and costumes.
Snorkel, dive and explore the gorgeous white sand beaches and sky-blue waters that lured legendary pirates, privateers and buccaneers of the past and the adventure seekers of today.
Best time to visit:
The best time to visit the islands are November to mid-April. Watch out for hurricane season from July to October.