Where To Stay In Nassau, The Bahamas: 5 Best Neighborhoods - Updated 2023

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Established by British noblemen in 1670, Nassau continues to welcome thousands of visitors daily. It is the capital of the Bahamas. Tourists are in for an adventure of a lifetime in this city. Take a tour of some fascinating historical landmarks and museums such as Queen’s Staircase and Pompey Museum. Head to the beach for sunbathing, scuba diving, and snorkeling. Exploring marine life will be a memorable experience here. In the evening, dance the night away and try a wide variety of beers and cocktails at lively bars and clubs. Join some world-famous regional festivals such as Junkanoo. Junkanoo is a summer festival that attracts huge crowds. The city is also known for its great hospitality, which will make you fall in love with it even more. Last but not the least, it is home to charming neighborhoods you will have a wonderful time discovering. Keep reading to find out more about where to stay in Nassau, the Bahamas.

1. Old Fort Bay (from USD 2500)

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You will enjoy your stay in this lovely gated community, which is a short drive away from Lynden Pindling International Airport. The quiet and family-friendly neighborhood is easily accessible by using public transport. It is also endowed with a wide range of exceptional Bahamian homes. As it’s also on the waterfront, you will get to enjoy a cool breeze day and night. Besides that, you can get to popular attractions easily without having to rent a car. Stop by Solomon’s Fresh Market for some fresh produce such as vegetables. Moreover, the community is near the beach and eateries, which add to its charm.

17 reviews   Wifi Available
House 12 Guests 6 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
facilities in the community were excellent with tennis gym etc
stayed 9 days with family of 5 and grandparent in this charming well maintained and clean home
very friendly house staff and manager
the old fort bay club and its exceptional staff and security made us feel even more at home
the owner (jill) and on-site manager (cody) were incredibly hospitable and ensured we had an excellent stay
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Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas
17 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

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Amenities & Room:
during down time it's nice that there was reliable wifi and netflix
the house was clean and spacious and we were all amazed at how well organised everything was
place was very clean and was very nice to each have our own full bathroom- rooms were spacious
karla the housekeeper was an attentive and thoughtful host
the host provided excellent communication from start to finish
the location was perfect
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2. Olde Towne Sandyport

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Olde Towne Sandyport is a commercial hub in Nassau. It offers a modern residential and recreational area for visitors. Compared with other neighborhoods, it’s quieter. There’s plenty to do in the area. If you’re a foodie or someone looking to try some local delicacies, you will love checking out some great eateries. Pizza and seafood restaurants are common here. Lively entertainment joints and the beach are also accessible.

Sandyport Beach Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Sandyport Marina Village West Bay Street, Nassau

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km) Garden

Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas
16 reviews  
Entire condominium 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
lastly the on-site host is amazing and immensely helpful in providing recommendations or guidance
the on-site host is exceptional and helped make our visit enjoyable
very clean and the property manager was very attentive and available
great location & lots of bathrooms (all large)
in a nutshell nice place nice location and highly recommended
this place is in a great location close to fantastic beaches grocery stores and great restaurants
the nearby lagoon and beach are beautiful and it was nice to be so conveniently close
great location and plenty of space for a family or a larger group to stay
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3. Downtown Nassau (from USD 150)

Fort Charlotte
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Staying in downtown Nassau has its perks. Apart from being endowed with beach resorts that offer outstanding hospitality, the vibrant area has attractions, such as Fort Charlotte and Pompey Square, that are worth exploring. It’s also a picturesque area so have your camera ready. There is a wide range of restaurants where you can relish tasty local wines and delicacies. To develop some culinary skills, you can enroll in a cooking class in the neighborhood’s institutions as well. As the area is also a famous shopping destination, visit markets, such as Nassau Straw Market, for lovely handmade souvenirs.

British Colonial Hilton Nassau

Address: Number One Bay Street

Sun terrace Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Dry cleaning First aid kit available Breakfast takeaway containers Meeting/banquet facilities Room service Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Nassau, an IHG Hotel

Address: West Bay Street off Nassau Street

Parking Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace

Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas
185 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is a big tv with netflix installed;which is very nice touch
the apartment is very beautiful and spacious and has excellent furnishings
the amenities are like new and the apartment is stylishly and tastefully decorated
lol they give you access to netflix from the tv
the loft had everything i needed and had a very comfortable homelike feel imo
super clean and nicely designed
very clean and nicely accessorized loft
a basket of clean beach towels hand towels and bath towels all made available for your use
the space was very modern and clean
it is clean well-kept and recently renovated
great hosts that are very responsive
contact with hosts is great
great host and great accommodations
a very special thank you to our host angela
the host was very friendly and answered immediately
great location down town
great location downtown walking distance to everything you need
convenient location to downtown and paradise island
stores starbucks and restaurants are within walking distance which is nice
we absolutely loved the location to downtown
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4. Chippingham (from USD 112)

Ardastra Gardens & Wildlife Conservation Centre
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You’ll find a good number of tourists staying in Chippingham. What’s interesting about this neighborhood is that it has plenty in store for visitors. It has great restaurants that serve delicious cuisines and drinks. These restaurants also offer excellent customer service. Other than eateries, there are some popular attractions in the area. One such attraction is Ardastra Gardens & Wildlife Conservation Centre. Tour the zoo to see many kinds of animals, such as flamingos, peafowls, swans, African servals, and Bahamian hutias.

The Beach and The Birds

Address: 25 Ferguson Road

Free parking Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms On-site parking Free WiFi Private parking Non-smoking throughout Parking

Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas
347 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 2 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

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Amenities & Room:
the ac and the tvs in every main room were great
great location large comfortable space with all amenities you need
very clean quiet neighborhood
very clean and nice loved it will come again
it was also very clean
house was very clean and there were towels found in the dryer
the space was clean and had everything we needed
the host is very responsive
wonderful hosts - thoughtful and knowledgeable
the host are very helpful
host are super helpful and responsive
tina is a nice host she checked in on us made sure we were doing ok
great location within walking distance of fish fry
the location is also great it’s close to the beach and close to downtown
location was great as well
great location will definitely stay again
good location close to the fish fry
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Nassau, New Providence, BS
26 reviews  
villa 16 Guests 6 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms
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Amenities & Room:
view from the pool area is outstanding
beautiful view of the ocean and large sunning or shaded areas on the pool deck
having our own pool was a perfect touch for after dinner swims and somewhere to hangout all night
the rooms were beautiful comfortable and extremely spacious
the property owners were very helpful with any questions we had
the owners were very responsive before and during our stay-extremely helpful
she was very accommodating and even had our snorkeling gear ready for us at the house
michelle was an excellent host
michelle and hermann are truly fantastic hosts
walking distance to shopping grocery and delicious restaurants
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5. Lyford Cay (from USD 225)

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This high-end neighborhood is beautiful. It has a laid-back feel. It’s a private gated community so you will get to have some peace and quiet while staying in this area. It has been in existence for over half a century now. It is also home to some celebrities. Among its many amenities are a world-class golf course and a tennis court. There are also docks in the area so if you’re interested in exploring Nassau’s marine life, then you will want to visit the neighborhood.

Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas
89 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire villa 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there was a nice pool amid beautiful landscaping with flowers and gardens
the king bed is comfortable and the mini kitchen has everything you could need for a short stay
the grounds are an oasis and most relaxing but the pool just outside the door was perfect
the pool area and terrace are sublime and one can spend hours just enjoying the peace and tranquility
everything is clean beautiful and welcoming
we loved this little guest house it was spacious beautifully decorated clean and had everything we needed
our hosts jim and mary were amazing
the hosts are so lovely
the hosts jim and mary are lovely welcoming people
the hosts are gracious and helpful
the owners were lovely we thoroughly enjoyed our time there
a perfect place to decompress
if you’re looking for a calm relaxing get away this place is perfection
great location - quiet peaceful and safe will be back
a beautiful location fantastic hospitality
my relatives were delighted to wake up every morning in such a beautiful and serene place
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Nassau, New Providence, BS
10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms

Great stays and fun moments in Nassau

Every traveler looks forward to staying in a community that feels like home. It’s for this reason that we’ve selected the best neighborhoods in Nassau. Stay in any of these neighborhoods and enjoy a mix of comfortable accommodations and outdoor opportunities.

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