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The Bahamas -- from the Spanish "baja mar" meaning shallow sea -- are an archipelago of more than 700 islands dotting more than 100,000 square miles in the Atlantic. Nassau reigns as the commonwealth's capital from its vantage point on New Providence Island, adjacent to the glittering Paradise Island casino playground. Geography played a pivotal role in Bahamian history, especially after Christopher Columbus made his first new world landfall on San Salvador in the eastern Bahamas. Observing the "baja mar," he effectively named the area The Bahamas, or The Islands of the Shallow Sea. Proximity to Florida and well-traveled shipping channels made it popular for explorers, settlers, and traders. Although there are no rivers in The Bahamas, islanders take pride in having the world's third longest barrier reef and more than 5 percent of the world's coral in sparkling turquoise waters that are ideal for water sports. Charles Town on New Providence Island was burned to the ground by the Spanish in 1684, and around 1695 was rebuilt as Nassau to honor King William III (formerly Prince of Orange-Nassau). Nassau was first officially promoted as a winter resort in 1898 with the Hotel and Steam Ship Service Act. With Nassau as its capital, The Bahamas became a free and sovereign Commonwealth of The Bahamas in 1973, ending 325 years of British rule. Even so, The Bahamas has no army. Pharmaceuticals, cement, rum and crawfish are exported, yet it is tourism that supports half the Bahamian workforce. Junkanoo (compared to Carnival in Rio and Mardi Gras in New Orleans) is a colorful parade staged on Nassau's main drag on Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Every day is a fiesta of activity at Nassau's famed straw market, downtown by the cruise docks.
We have organized our listings of Nassau's local hotel accommodations into several geographic areas and alphabetically. You can begin browsing for hotels in the Greater Nassau area by selecting one of the links shown below.
Connected to New Paradise Island via a short bridge, the hotel and casino-filled Paradise Island is the area's resort center.
Originally named for the transatlantic telephone cables passing through it, Cable Beach, a short drive to the west of downtown, has become a nexus of luxury hotels, casinos and beautiful beaches.
Hotels in The Abacos, east of Grand Bahama Island and north of New Providence Island, including the communities of Marsh Harbour, Elbow Cay, Treasure Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Guana Cay, Hopetown, Man-O-War Cay and Walkers Cay.
Hotel options northeast of New Providence Island, in the communities of Harbour Island.
Hotel options in the nearby capital city on Grand Bahama Island.
A bustling center of entertainment and commerce, downtown Nassau and the adjacent areas has numerous hotel options.
·New Providence Island
Removed from the heavy concentrations of hotels and tourists, the rest of the island has more than a few attractive places to stay.
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Area Facts: Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas, a chain in the Caribbean consisting of over 700 islands covering over 5,000 square miles. The international dialing code for the Bahamas is 1-242.
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