Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, can be found just off the Southern tip of Florida. It is located on the island of New Providence, the 11th largest island in the Bahamas and is considered one of the best spring break destinations. Consisting of over 700 islands, the Bahamas has a lot to offer college students and recent grads.
There are many reasons to go to Nassau, Bahamas for Spring Break. It is known for its white, sandy beaches, crystal blue waters and tropical climate. It’s also admired for its offshore coral reefs, popular for snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing. The tropical climate and history of the Bahamas makes it a great tourist destination for families and college students. Many of its pastel colored British colonial buildings, like the pink-hued Government House, are popular among visitors.
The nightlife in Nassau is especially popular among the younger college crowd travelling to the island for spring break. With a drinking age of 18, there are plenty of clubs, bars, casinos and beach bars throughout the island and all offer a different vibe depending on your taste.
There are plenty of hotels scattered along the white sandy beaches in Nassau, Bahamas, and each offers something a little different. The average cost per night for a 3-star hotel is around $160, while staying at a 5-star hotel can cost up to $400 a night depending on when you plan your trip.
Breezes Resort & Spa is an all-inclusive hotel located in the Goodman’s Bay area of Nassau. Their all-inclusive packages include deluxe accommodations, all meals & snacks, unlimited drinks & cocktails, land & water activities, guest concierge service and access to Cable Beach. Breezes Resort & Spa Bahamas is a favored hotel among college students visiting the island for spring break.
The British Colonial Hilton Nassau is the only beachfront hotel in downtown Nassau with a private beach. This historical hotel has modern amenities, a freshwater pool with daybeds and cabanas and two top restaurants.
Melia Nassau Beach All Inclusive resort is located on Cable Beach, a short drive from the airport and city center. The hotel has 7 dining venues and 4 bars and offers a free shuttle to Baha Mar, a popular casino on the island.
This hotel is located downtown on Junkanoo beach close to museums and the beach. The pier is within walking distance for snorkeling or swimming with dolphins.
The Baha Mar is a popular hotel among college students with beachfront views of Cable Beach. The hotel is attached to the casino and within walking distance to beautiful beaches.
Nassau is considered one of the top destinations for college students going on spring break. With over 50 bars on the island, the nightlife and bar scene leaves little to be desired.
If you’re a gambler, Baha Mar Casino is your place to be. With over 119 tables, 40 restaurants, bars and lunges and “the most electric nightlife scene in Nassau”, Baha Mar is a must visit.
If you haven’t been to Senor Frogs, you’re missing out. College students flock to this local watering hole for great food, amazing drink specials and live entertainment.
Atlantis Resort Casino offers poolside gaming and over 700 slots and 85 tables.
According to Viator some of the top day trips and activities in Nassau Bahamas include swimming with pigs, snorkeling, boat excursions and private. Check out our list below for more information.
Sign up for a short powerboat tour from Nassau to the world famous Pig Beach. Click here for pricing and information.
Plan a day trip to the pristine Rose Island. This 5 ½ hour excursion is perfect for a relaxing day on a remote island. Click here for pricing and more information.
Plan a powerboat trip to Allen’s Cay and private Ship Channel Cay during this full day excursion from Nassau. You’ll be toured around by a local guide to some remote Bahamian Islands. Click here for more information.
Try your luck surf fishing from one of the many beaches Nassau has to offer or hire a charter captain to troll the deep sea waters around the island.
Explore the island on a Can-Am Outlander 450 ATV with an expert guide. Drive down the beautiful tropical beaches, visit historical sites and break for lunch on the beach. Click here for information.
Bike around Nassau and stop at top attractions like Ardastra Gardens, historic Ft. Charlotte, Junkanoo Beach and Fish Fry. Click here for more info.
What is the currency in Nassau, Bahamas?
Bahamiam Dollar, although US money is usually accepted
What language do they speak in Nassau, Bahamas?
English, Creole and a unique dialect mixing British English with African, Irish and Scottish
What is the drinking age in Nassau, Bahamas: 18 years old
What is the population in Nassau, Bahamas: 274,000
What timezone is Nassau, Bahamas? Eastern Standard Time
Do you need a passport to go to the Bahamas? Yes
You can find reasonably priced spring break packages through many different travel agencies. We recommend shopping around to see what package best suits your lifestyle and budget!