Nassau boasts a long, intriguing history peopled by British Loyalists fleeing the outcome of the American Revolution, swashbuckling pirates, farmers, fishermen, and unfortunate slaves. Its colonial roots lay a foundation for an exciting tapestry of architectural sights inter-weaved with the beauty of the island's natural makeup. The result? Diverse sightseeing opportunities that range from the historic - such as Fort Fincastle and Water Tower - to the natural - such as The Retreat - to the cultural - such as Arawak Cay.
This list has vetted all of Nassau's beautiful beaches, historic buildings, nature attractions and unusual features to give you the best of the best so you can make the most of your sightseeing time in Nassau. The sights cover the breadth of the Nassau and Paradise Island destination, with stops downtown Nassau, on New Providence's far West End and East End and on Paradise Island.
Once you have visited every sight on this list, you will indeed have gained an insightful look into Nassau past and present; you will come to appreciate it as more than a beach and water sports destination with great shopping. You will know it as a civilization and culture that has risen from its rich natural treasures and storied past.