Nassau, Bahamas Hotels
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Nassau Bahamas is a place that travelers come from all around the world to see. The white sandy beaches and crystal clear blue water beckons to travelers. Additionally, Nassau is full of fantastic historical sites, great museums, tons of shopping, and lots of wonderful restaurants. Although it is a cruise port and a very popular destination for travelers, it can feel quite crowded at times. Keeping that in mind, how do you travel to Nassau and keep it cheap?

Hipmunk's Best Hotels in Nassau, Bahamas

Nassau Junkanoo Beach Resort
Nassau Junkanoo Beach Resort
West Bay Street New Providence, Nassau
from $79
Sandals Royal Bahamian All Inclusive Resort - Couples Only
from $742
Coco Plum Resorts Bahamas
Coco Plum Resorts Bahamas
West Bay Street, Cable Beach, Nassau
from $81
Breezes Resort Bahamas All Inclusive
Breezes Resort Bahamas All Inclusive
West Bay Street Cable Beach, Nassau
from $255
Marley Resort & Spa
Marley Resort & Spa
West Bay Street, Cable Beach New Providence, Nassau
from $185
British Colonial Hilton - Nassau
British Colonial Hilton - Nassau
Number One Bay St, Nassau
from $99
Comfort Suites Paradise Island
Comfort Suites Paradise Island
Paradise Island Drive, Paradise Island
from $110
Graycliff Hotel And Restaurant
Graycliff Hotel And Restaurant
West Hill Street, Nassau
from $327
Blue Water Resort
Blue Water Resort
Cable Beach 13317 West Bay Street, Nassau
from $138
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Nassau
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Nassau
West Bay Street At Nassau Street, Nassau
from $102
More About Nassau, Bahamas Hotels...

Best Time to Visit: Rainy Season

Most travelers come to Nassau for fun in the sun, but don’t completely rule out the possibility of visiting during the rainy season. Rainy season is from May to November and often the time when tourism rates drop. Although it is the low season, temperatures remain consistent with the rest of the year, making it enjoyable for visitors. Additionally, it may be called the rainy season, but Nassau boasts more than 300 sunny days each year, so it isn’t that rainy. You will be excited by the cheap rates you will find during this time at hotels such as Melia Nassau Beach.

For the Best Price, Avoid Paradise Island

If you have ever looked at pictures of Nassau, it is likely that you saw images of The Reef Atlantis. Although this is one the prettiest and most luxurious places to stay on Nassau, it is not the cheapest. If you are looking to save some money on your next vacation to Nassau, then look away from Paradise Island. The hotels there are trying to keep up with The Reef Atlantis and have higher rates than those at other places on the island. 

If you are looking for the best deal on a hotel in Nassau, you need to look at hotels that are not directly on the beach. The more you move away from the water, the cheaper the hotel rates become. The Stone’s Throw Away is a great example of a hotel that is cheaper because it is further from the beach, yet it offers great views and a peaceful place to stay.

Nassau Must-Sees

You visit Nassau for the amazing beaches, so it shouldn’t surprise you that the number one thing you must see is Sandy Toes beach and snorkel site. Take a tour and boat ride over to Sandy Toes beach and enjoy the private beach side and magical waters perfect for snorkeling.

If historical sites get you excited, then check out the Christ Church Cathedral. Not only is the architecture and design of this church beautiful to look at, but there are several plaques around the building detailing its history. The interior is stunning, with a large pipe organ that keeps visitors staring in awe. 

Hotels Near the Attractions

When you are traveling to a place you have never traveled to before, it can be difficult to choose the right place to stay. Knowing that visiting the beach and being in the ocean is likely to be on your list of wants while in Nassau makes it easy to choose to stay somewhere on or near the beach. Cable Beach is a popular beach to visit and a favorite of both locals and visitors. For a hotel near Cable Beach, consider staying at the Breezes Resort and Spa. 

Although you will want to go to the beach, it may not be the only thing you want to see and do while in Nassau. If you are interested in culture and art, you will be entranced by the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas. For a nearby hotel, look into staying at the Graycliff Hotel and Restaurant, which is not only close the art gallery but also several other favorite Nassau attractions. 

Transportation To and From the Airport

Travelers flying into Nassau come in through Lynden Pindling Airport. The best way to get to and from your hotel is to take advantage of the hotel shuttles or other various airport shuttle services. Some hotels offer private shuttles, while others expect you to find your own way to and from the hotel. You can either pre-arrange a ride prior to your arrival or check into one of the shuttles after you arrive. Talk to your hotel first and ask how they recommend you get to and from the airport.

Airbnbs Cheaper than Hotels

Whether you are traveling to Nassau Bahamas as a single guest or a large family, check into staying in an Airbnb. There are a large amount of Airbnbs available, and in many cases they are much cheaper than staying at a large hotel. For families, they offer more accommodating room sizes at a much cheaper price. 

If you are looking to stay on Paradise Island and don’t want to pay the typical high prices you pay when staying in a hotel, take a look at the popular Affordable Getaway in Paradise Airbnb. This rental is not only a fraction of the cost of a Paradise Island hotel, but it offers travelers an apartment on one of the world's most famous beaches, Cabbage Beach. 

Resources for Your Travels in Nassau

When visiting Nassau, public transportation is the way to get around. From taxis to buses to water taxis, you will find that you can get anywhere in Nassau quickly and cheaply. Most visitors find that the Nassau Inter County Express ( or bus is the way to go. From their website, you can get maps, check rates, and find pick up and drop off locations. Additionally, they now offer an app you can download directly from their site to assist with all of your Nassau travel needs. 

A large part of the history of Nassau includes pirates. If you are interested in seeing how pirates played into this tropical beauty's past, and to some point even to its current times, then you should check out the Pirates of Nassau Museum ( Although it is small, it is fascinating and will interest everyone from small children to the seniors filled with curiosity.