Spring Break in Nassau

Located just off the southern tip of Florida, the Bahamas is America’s playground. Nassau, in the Bahamas, is a beautiful and tropical paradise for any college student looking for an incredible spring break.

Located just off the southern tip of Florida, the Bahamas is America’s playground. Nassau, in the Bahamas, is a beautiful and tropical paradise for any college student looking for an incredible spring break. If lounging on the beach by day and partying by night is your speed, then Nassau just might be the perfect fit for you. The beaches are beautiful with glistening white sand and crystal clear blue waters. The whole island is set up like a resort so why not take advantage of the incredible weather and spend a week soaking up the sun here? Book your cheap student airfare early and get ready for an incredible spring break you will never forget.

Activities

There are two casinos on the island of Nassau; Crystal Palace at the Marriott in Cable Beach, and The Atlantis on Paradise Island. Both are fairly casual in dress but serve up a whole lot of fun. The main beaches in Nassau are Cable Beach and the deserted beach. Cable beach is one of the largest resort areas in Nassau. Here you will find luxury hotels, the casinos, and any service or water sport that you can think of. The deserted beach is where you will find nothing but crystal clear blue water, soft white sand and lots of sunshine. This makes the perfect getaway from the everyday. Old Town is pretty interesting and nice to walk around, with lots of shops and restaurants. Since pirates once inhabited this island, there is a pretty cool Pirate museum here with old artifacts and displays. You will be able to find any water sport imaginable on this island. Scuba-diving, wake boarding, surfing, fishing, paragliding, and beach-side sports are just a few. You can also charter a small boat with some friends and go from beach to beach. The options are really limitless, it all depends on how much time and money you have at your disposal.

Nightlife in Nassau

The Bahamas is where Rum originated, or so the locals say. Either way, the bars in Nassau have formulated their own version of rum punch and it certainly serves up a kick. The club scene here can get a bit rowdy too. Go to clubs in groups, or with at least with a couple friends to stay safe. Although this is a fairly safe city, it is still a bustling city, so better to be safe then sorry. With that said, you still want to have a great time. Here are some of the best nightclubs on the island: Señor Frogs, Waterloo, Club Fluid, and Cocktails and Dreams. Club Waterloo and Señor Frogs are your best bets. Cocktails and Dreams is full of locals and is a bit sketchy. Cover charges will set you back $20, however if you buy at your hotel you might be able to get a deal for $5 cover charge with a pass. The passes are $5 themselves. Drinks can cost up to $5 base so it may be wise to pre-game a little before going out to avoid the high drink costs.

Travel Tips

The official language in the Bahamas is English. The official currency is the Bahimian Dollar, which is equivalent to the US Dollar. However, US currency is often accepted at shops. Keep an ID on you at all times–you will need it to buy alcohol and get into clubs anyways. The “Over-the-Hill” area of Nassau is the poorest part of the city, and it’s best to avoid it altogether if you can. Locals may offer tourists marijuana, hair-braiding services, or a taxi ride, though you can usually ward them off with a simple “No, thank you.” Just as long as you use common sense, keep valuable goods to a minimum, and stay in groups, you’ll be fine, and have a wonderful spring break trip in Nassau.