Cheap Flights to Nassau

Nassau overview

When is the best time to fly to Nassau?

Nassau is great for a relaxing retreat spent lounging on the island’s sandy stretches or a chance to party all night at one of the island’s famed locales. 

Peak Season: 

Nassau is particularly popular during the months of December to February, when visitors from Europe and North America flock to the island to escape the snow and bask in the sun. The city is home to the biggest Junkanoo celebrations come Boxing Day, so flights to Nassau tend to fill up fast for the weeks surrounding Christmas and New Year’s Day. Junkanoo has been argued to be one of the most entertaining and extravagant street carnivals in the world with its energetic parades of dancers, music and colour.

Off-Peak Season: 

Hurricane season lasts from the early June through to the end of November, which is the best time to find a cheap flight to Nassau due to the lull in tourism. Nassau still appeals to tourists despite the bad weather conditions, as it plays host to a variety of performances and events. The Bahamas National Trust Wine & Art Festival, for instance, draws quite a crowd in late October.

City overview

Nassau, located on the island of New Providence, is the capital of the Bahamas and home to 70 percent of the islands’ population. Nassau is a lively port city that’s frequented by cruise lines throughout the year, and it’s often the first port of call for several cruises departing from Florida due to the island’s close proximity to the southeastern tip of the United States. 

If you’re looking for an island getaway but are stuck trying to decide where to go, look no further than Nassau: You don’t want to miss the festivities that take place in this Caribbean capital throughout the year. If you visit Nassau after the winter holidays, take part in Junkanoo – the rowdy parades filled with boisterous music and colourful costumes that hit the streets after the Christmas holidays. 

Whether you’re snagging a seat on a flight to Nassau or sailing in style on the high seas, a bustling Caribbean city awaits you complete with exceptional beaches, vibrant nightlife and plenty of galleries, museums and historical points of interest to keep you busy on and off the sand.

Nassau climate

Regardless of when you visit Nassau, you’ll find yourself in a steamy tropical paradise. The temperature in Nassau doesn’t vary much throughout the year; highs top out around an average of 30 degrees during the summertime (May to September). Hurricane season is something to consider when you’re planning a holiday to Nassau– though airfares tend to be cheaper from June to November; the fierce rains can wreak havoc on the islands and cause severe life-threatening damage to beaches and property.

Getting around Nassau

Central Nassau can be managed on foot or aboard one of the popular and affordable local buses, called jitneys. The most popular jitney is the one that will take you to Cable Beach. You can board the bus daily for a short trip to arrive at the best resorts, beaches and golf courses.   

Getting from the Airport to the City

Flights to Nassau land at Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS), formerly known as Nassau International Airport. The airport is located just 10 miles (16 km) west of the city. The easiest way to get to the centre after you land in Nassau is to make arrangements with your hotel. Many hotels have shuttles running to and from the airport, but you’ll have to set it up in advance. If you don’t feel like searching for your shuttle, it might be more convenient to hop in a taxi or rent a car. Just make sure your taxi’s meter is running or settle on a price before you leave the airport. Nassau is a major port for cruise ships, so you can always set sail on clear Caribbean waters.

Nassau insider information

  • Those lucky enough to visit Nassau during the winter holidays, especially over Boxing Day (Dec. 26) and New Year’s, are in for a treat: Junkanoo, a time-honoured Caribbean holiday tradition, is a spectacular parade with music and flashy costumes. You’ll be listening to the cacophony of cowbells, brass bands and conch shells on Bay Street for hours during Junkanoo. If rowdy festivals don’t really suit your fancy, consider planning a trip on alternate dates. 
  • Nassau plays an important part in several of the James Bond films, acting as both a setting and a filming location. “Thunderball”, starring Sean Connery as 007, is the Bond blockbuster that spotlights Nassau, while “Casino Royale”, starring Daniel Craig, also features Nassau. 
  • What better way to chill out after a long journey than kicking it on the beach alongside azure waters of the Caribbean Sea? The 17 beautiful beaches dotting Nassau’s coastline are each unique and immaculately maintained. Endless opportunities await you for water sports, snorkelling, swimming and sunbathing. Popular favourites include Cable Beach, which is the longest stretch of sand on the island at 4 miles (6.4 km) long, and Rock Point Beach, where scenes from “Thunderball” were filmed. 
  • The Atlantis Resort, located on Nassau’s Paradise Island, is famous for its luxurious accommodations and The Dig, the world’s largest open-air marine habitat home to stingrays, dolphins, sharks and hundreds of other swimming species. The Atlantis has been prominently featured in several television shows and feature films, and several popular music acts from the United States, including N*Sync and the Jonas Brothers, have performed or are scheduled to perform at the exclusive resort. 
  • If you’re hoping to explore the surrounding islands, take advantage of the numerous inter-island ferries servicing the Bahamian archipelago and spend the day touring Harbor Island. There are plenty of island tour packages available that include boat travel as well as an introductory tour of Harbor Island. 
  • The world suffers from a bad case of pirate fever courtesy the explosive popularity of Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. The Pirates of Nassau Museum brilliantly chronicles Nassau’s history as the base of operations for the real pirates of the Caribbean. Practice your pirate lingo and your best Captain Jack Sparrow impersonation, and head to the museum for a fun and funky day off the beach.

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How much do things cost in Nassau?

Cheap meal
$ 25.32
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
$ 2.77
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
$ 6.33
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
$ 5.70
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
$ 88.63
Pair of Nike shoes
$ 121.53
A dozen eggs
$ 3.73
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
$ 3.80
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
$ 4.75
Large bottle of water
$ 2.33
How much does transport cost in Nassau?
1 km taxi journey
$ 2
Petrol (1 litre)
$ 1
Taxi - fixed fee
$ 5
One-way ticket (local transport)
$ 2

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