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Nassau’s Best Budget Stays For The Spring Breaker

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It’s spring break. And after months of cold, dark winter, we can totally understand why escaping to some place warm (The Bahamas) sounds like a good idea for the many guests we’ll welcome to our island over these next few weeks. We have to agree that March is an excellent time to travel and experience this charismatic capital island city. With perfect weather in Nassau, re: sunny skies, warm temperatures and cool ocean breezes without the humidity and heat of summer, a visit to Nassau will almost make you forget what snow looked like.

The next step: finding a place to stay for this exotic island vacation. We’re here to tell you that your accommodation plans for this trip can fit into any Spring Breakers’ budget. Below, our insider recommendations on affordable accommodation options across the island for whatever your lodging preferences may be.

PS: Although we’re admittedly biased, we feel obligated to remind you: It’s Better In The Bahamas! (especially at this time of year!)

Value Hotels

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Credit: Sandyport Beaches Resort

Bay View Suites
 Paradise Island, Bahamas
Price Range: $180-$200 per night
Best For: Families or Small Group travellers looking to avoid busy resorts

  • Ideal location to access nearby resort amenities including: world class shopping, restaurants, golfing, casino, and spas
  • Within walking distance of mile-long stretch of white sands beach on the North side of Paradise Island called Cabbage Beach and the famed Cloister Ruins of the One and Only Ocean Club
  • Close proximity to Paradise Island Ferry Terminal for day trip excursions by boat, dolphin interactions, or water-taxis direct into the heart of Downtown Nassau

El Greco Hotel
 Downtown Nassau, Bahamas
Price Range: $170-$190 per night
Best For: Friends whose first priority is hitting the beach and bars

  • Convenient downtown location, steps away from Junkanoo Beach, restaurants, bars, and of course, our Bites of Nassau Food Tour starting location!
  • Free-of-charge amenities include: wifi, parking, local and international calls

Sandyport Beaches Resort
 Western New Providence, Bahamas
Price Range: $200-$240 per night
Best For: Groups yearning for a bit of rest and relaxation

  • Located a quick 10 minutes away from airport in a residential and commercial community of shops and restaurants with Colonial charm. Bonus: you can catch the #10 local bus service into town for $1.50/person right in front of the property
  • The resort offers splash pools, jacuzzis, water slides, and serene canal access with water sports like kayaking and paddleboarding available with nearby beach access
  • Multiple bedrooms and suites come equipped with full kitchens and access to outdoor grilling areas for self-sufficient sunset dining


BONUS: Top 5 Boutique Hotels In Nassau With Lots of Island Charm

Vacation Rentals

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Credit: VRBO

Oceanfront Villa
 Western New Providence, Bahamas
Bedrooms: 3 (sleeps 8)
Price Range: $350-$400 per night
Best For: Groups or couples wanting island sophistication and privacy

  • Concrete steps behind the pool deck lead into the tranquil waters where you can enjoy snorkeling on the reefs, kayaking, or just floating on a raft
  • Located in close proximity to the airport. Cable Beach areas has one of the island’s largest casinos, and golf courses, and numerous restaurants and grocery stores near by

Private Rose Cottage
 Cable Beach, New Providence, Bahamas
Bedrooms: 3 (sleeps 6)
Price Range: $250-$270 per night
Best For: Student groups or families looking to enjoy quaint island living

  • This cottage is metres away from beach access and a bustling strip of shops and restaurants
  • Unique charming features include: an abundance of tropical fruit trees and flowers, a backyard hammock and swim-up bar in pool overlooking the ocean


BONUS: Top Nassau Vacation Rentals With Incredible Ocean Views


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Credit: Tourism Today

Chances are that cohabitation with a local Bahamian family is going to be both your most affordable and most authentic lodging option while in Nassau. Whether your host provides access to an attached efficiency-style dwelling, a private bedroom in a shared living space, or simply a set of clean linens if you’re Couchsurfing your way through the island, homestays are a fun, social and adventurous way to travel. Stay with locals and find out why they say Bahamians are such friendly, generous, and warm-spirited people!

We recommend you begin your independent research with the following resources:

  • Check-out The Bahamas’ Ministry Of Tourism People-To-People project (it’s 100% free)
  • Bahamian Hostel- Humes House– is an affordable option with an amazing local host, Eddie
  • Sign-up to peruse local Couchsurfing options available in Nassau
  • AirBnB offers affordable and safe shared dwelling spaces throughout Nassau & Paradise Island