Places in The Bahamas
Who needs Red Bull when there’s downtown Nassau? This cacophonous blur of bouncing jitneys, hustling cabbies, bargaining vendors, trash-talking pirates and elbow-knocking shoppers is a guaranteed pick-me up for even the sleepiest of cruise-ship day-trippers. And it’s been luring high-energy hustlers for centuries.
After years of playing second banana to bigger, more glamorous Nassau, Grand Bahama is finally coming into its own. If you’re looking for a laid-back, affordable getaway with a minimum of fuss, this is your place. The streets of Freeport, its main city, and Lucaya are clean and calm. Its golden beaches and aquamarine waters are rarely overcrowded, even in high season.
Tours and activities
Tips and articles
How to choose an island in the Bahamas
Travel anywhere in the Bahamas and you'll find pristine beaches with crystal-clear water lapping at their shores...
Junkanoo: a guide to festivities in the Bahamas
'Junkanoo' by ebodie. Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic This is an excerpt from Lonely Planet's A Year of Festivals. Location: The parade circuits around Bay and Shirley Sts in Nassau, Bahamas...
The 10 ultimate Bahamas experiences
The Bahamas. Seven hundred islands. Twenty-five hundred cays. Four days of vacation...
Ask Lonely Planet: Where should I spend New Year's Eve?
Lonely Planet's resident experts are always on hand to help with a travel dilemma...