Originally known as Charles Town, Nassau is capital of the Bahamas, is located on New Providence Island. This city offers a wide variety of non-stop entertainment and excitement in the form of its popular watersports activities . Downtown is the hub for all activities in Nassau. Thousands of people visit daily, to shop, dine, sightsee and to enjoy the tropical climate of the city.
British and Bahamian architecture, history and culture, as well as international art are a must-watch here. All inclusive resorts, shopping, nightlife cruise ships and shopping at the famous straw market on Bay Street are major attractions of Nassau. This city has well-preserved colonial buildings, pristine beaches, coral reefs, delightful cuisine, unique cultural activities, thrilling land and sea watersports and duty free shopping are major tourist attractions of Nassau.Famous historical landmarks are also in the vicinity, including Vendue House and the Christ Church Cathedral.
The city's chief festival is Junkanoo, an energetic, colorful street parade of brightly costumed people dancing to the rhythmic accompaniment of cowbells, drums and whistles attracts many tourists.. The word 'Junkanoo' is named after the founder 'John Kanoo'. The celebration occurs on December 26 and January 1, beginning in the early hours of the morning (1:00 a.m.) and ending around 10 a.m.