Nassau, Bahamas

The Bahamas Is A Great Vacation Spot For Many With Its Beautiful Beaches And Great, Friendly Locals.

Nassau's Diversity.

History Fanatic? Nassau was first discovered by the Lucayans in the New World just around 500 hundred years ago. Bahamians truly have a fascinating way of life, with all kinds of diversity in one city. Bright colors and rich clothing are all factors in the locals singing and dancing. A very great aspect of Nassau is that even though most Bahamians are Christian, everyone believes they should let people believe in any faith they want. Many states and cities everywhere have a legal drinking age. Whether it's 18, 21, or even older, Bahamians have no legal drinking age. Although some traditions may seem foreign to you, you should be open to many new things and you may even see things that are similar to our traditions.

Chow Down On These Delicious Delicacies In Nassau.

Sink your teeth into these local famous foods when you visit. Now some people don't feel comfortable eating unknown food, but since our amazing helpful food tours started you will have one less thing to worry about. Also, if you're looking for a good restaurant keep in mind that they automatically put a 15% tip on the bill. Everybody loves a good sit down family dinner, but in Nassau that is only reserved for special occasions and Sunday nights. And last but not least for all you sweet tooth's, "Guava Duff" is a sweet and savory pudding with lots of fresh fruit to end your day with a good note. I guarantee you're going to have new favorite foods by the time you leave Nassau.

Exciting Attractions.

You will never not find anything to do in Nassau. Major beaches are usually separated into white and black beaches,but Nassau does not have any segregation in any way. This is just how they choose to run some very known beaches. Although! Not all beaches are separated, Sandy Toes is a great spot for snorkeling, kayaking, or lounging by our clear sparkling blue waters on soft relaxing sand. Blue Lagoon Island has probably the friendliest and well trained dolphins that you will ever have the pleasure of swimming with. Sports in Nassau usually consist of golf, football, and tennis. There is so much more to Nassau than its mesmerizing beaches, you will create great and exciting memories all around our city.

Nassau's Milestones And How It Came To Be.

Whether you love seeing landmarks or just need a pass-time, Nassau has so many to choose from. The Queens Staircase is a handmade limestone staircase in honor of Queen Victoria when she banished slavery. Another interesting landmark to visit is the Balcony House. It was built in the 18th century and is still around and in very good condition today. The Cenotgraph is a huge monument with all the names of war heroes to honor them, this is located in the center of the town. Seeing landmarks makes great pictures and amazing pass-times, be sure to check some out.

The All Around Season.

Everyone's scared of going on vacation when the weathers bad but this is never a problem in Nassau, and all of the Bahamas. The biggest attraction anywhere in the Bahamas is always the gorgeous beaches, the water in Nassau stays a constant 70 degrees all year long. Everybody wants that summer glow, if you come from June through September when the daily is 88 degrees you will surely be prepared for bikini season. Even during the "cold" months the weather is at least 77 degrees. It's always summertime in Nassau.

Nassau's Speech.

Don't be surprised at the heavy accents of locals, they have a unique wording but at the same time it sound very sleek and elegant. Speaking of accents, some people speak with british accents due to the fact that they speak "Queens English" in the Bahamas. It usually means they're in the upper class. Most of the time Bahamians slur their words, making "Good Day." sound like "G'Day.". Although, immigrants form Haiti speak Haitain-Creole a mixture of French and the African language. As long as you listen a little harder I'm sure you will get your way around Nassau.

Conch Salad

Most people search for shells on the beach as a keepsake or even to "listen to the ocean", but Bahamians make "Conch Salad" as a celebrating tasty way of life and good fortune. Many Islanders say it tastes a bit like crab and suppose chicken in a combined form and it is very good. Below we have a recipe and a picture of this delicious celebratory food.
  • 1 pound cleaned fresh conch, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, stemmed, seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 European (hothouse) cucumber, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, minced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, minced
  • 1/4 red onion, minced
  • 1/2 cup diced fresh tomato
  • 1/4 ripe Florida avocado, diced, or 1/2 ripe Haas avocado (optional)

  • Combine all of the ingredients except the tomato and avocado in a large bowl. Stir and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to allow the flavors to develop.

    To serve, fold in the tomato and avocado. Transfer to 4 chilled glasses or serving bowls.


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    Bibliography

    All pictures from: http://www.nassauparadiseisland.com/photos/

    Website Information: Allen, Kim, and Chris Allen. "Nassau." TripAdvisor. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 May 2013. <www.tripadvisor.com/attractions-g147416-Activities-c47-Nassau_New_Providence_Island-bahamas.html>.

    Book Information: Barlas, Robert. Cultures Of The Worlds: BAHAMAS. New York: Times Media Private Limited, 200. Print.

    DataBase Information: "Nassau." Prouest LLC n.pag. CultureGrams. Web. May 8, 2013.

    Encyclopedia Information: Thomas , Boswell. "World Book B• 2." Bahamas. 2009.