Instagram Spots Nassau: in the Bahamas

Although spending just a few hours in the city is not enough time, it’s feasible to visit many of the Instagram spots Nassau has to offer.

1 ) Prince George Wharf

Upon docking at Prince George Wharf, a look-back at the ship offers the best opportunity to get that classic cruise ship photo. (Far better than the ones they offer on board with the green screen, tbh).

Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas cruise ship

2) Parliament Square

This colourful square isn’t usually decked out with banners and flags. The prettiest pink buildings stand alone – and if it’s not too busy makes a great Instagram spot Nassau

Nassau, Bahamas pink town hall on Independence Day

3) Downtown Nassau

Downtown Nassau is filled with colourful buildings! Depending on your aesthetic or colour scheme, you are sure to find something that works with your feed.

horse and buggy in the centre of Nassau, Bahamas with blue buildings
a pink plantation style home in Nassau, Bahamas
stone churches in the Caribbean
churches in the Bahamas, Caribbean
Downtown Nassau, Bahamas with pink and blue buildings
the Hilton hotel in Nassau, Bahamas
White and blue Greek Orthodox Church in the Bahamas
Pirates of Nassau
stone churches in the Bahamas, Caribbean
Pirate ship in the Bahamas
turquoise building in Nassau, Bahamas

4) Queen’s Staircase

One of the prettiest and most unique spots on the island, this gem is definitely worth waiting for a break between tour groups.

Queens Staircase in Nassau, Bahamas; palm tree lined stone walkway

It is important to acknowledge that the Queen’s Staircase is made from limestone carved by enslaved people under colonialism in 1793. It was made as a shortcut to Fort Fincastle. The Bahamas is still under the Commonwealth, but gained their independence in 1973.

Queen's Staircase in Nassau Bahamas leading up to an old fort with a stone walkway in the middle of a tropical forest with palm trees
Instagram Spots Nassau Walking up the Queen's Staircase in Nassau Bahamas, wearing a pink two piece skirt and crop top
Instagram Spots Nassau. Queen's Staircase in Nassau Bahamas, leading up to Fort Fincastle. Wearing a blush pink two piece set button up crop top and midi skirt. In front of a waterfall and palm leaves.
Waterfall in the Bahamas
Looking down from the Queens Staircase in Nassau, Bahamas, next to Fort Fincastle with palm trees.
Sitting on a stone staircase from colonial times in Nassau, Bahamas, the Queens Staircase. Wearing blush pink 2 piece set with round woven rattan bag.

4) Fort Fincastle

At the top of Queen’s Staircase, you’ll find Fort Fincastle. It was built under the governship of John Murray to guard the historic town of Nassau and the harbour. There, views of the beautiful town below and can be seen, all the way out to the ocean.

canons in fort fin castle, nassau Bahamas
Fort Fincastle, Nassau, Bahamas
view from Fort Fincastle to the port in the Bahamas with Atlantis resort in the background.
view from Fort Fincastle to the port in the Bahamas with Atlantis resort in the background.
Atlantis island with waterpark, hotel, and casino in the distance.

5) the Straw Market

Just west of the port, as soon as you off board the cruise ship, is a massive market selling souvenirs and hand-woven straw bags. I picked up the cutest pineapple bag that I carried with me for the rest of the trip! Take your time and wander through the various vendors.

Nassau Straw Market in the Bahamas
Nassau Straw Market in the Bahamas
tropical pink flower

6) John Watling’s Distillery

A little further west and deeper into town, John Watling’s distillery offers small batch rums and a beautiful backdrop for your next Instagram photo. They offer free tours daily and can teach you a thing or two about rum!

Nassau art museum with a white fence and paintings
hope is a weapon graffiti
John Watling's distillery in Nassau, Bahamas - red plantation house with blue shutters and white trim
John Watling's distillery in Nassau, Bahamas - red plantation house with blue shutters and white trim

The front steps were one of my favourite locations for a picture.

sitting on a blue tiled steps wearing a pink 2 piece midi skirt and crop top outfit with round basket bag
Instagram spots Nassau Bahamas sitting on a blue tiled steps wearing a pink 2 piece midi skirt and crop top outfit with round basket bag
grandfather clock
Bahamian paintings of the Caribbean
John Watlings distillery in Nassau, Bahamas with a blue door and red buildings
John Watling's distillery in Nassau Bahamas. Red plantation building with white trim ad blue shutters
inside John Watlings rum distillery in the Bahamas

So many photo opportunities on this 17th century estate.

Instagram spots Nassau standing in front of a yellow house with blue door and white trim wearing a pink two piece midi skirt with buttons and crop top and Bahamas pineapple basket bag
standing in front of a yellow house with blue door and white trim wearing a pink two piece midi skirt with buttons and crop top and Bahamas pineapple basket bag
featuring the pineapple bag I picked up at the Straw Market.
standing in front of a yellow house with blue door and white trim wearing a pink two piece midi skirt with buttons and crop top and Bahamas pineapple basket bag

This skirt and crop top set is old from zaful.

7) Arawak Cay

This most colourful stretch of beach is the best place to stop for some lunch before heading to take a dip. Make sure to try the fish fry and a Kalik, a special Bahamian beer.

straw umbrella with colourful tables
the old camera couldn’t take the heat/humidity
outdoor bar in the Caribbean

8) Cable Beach

Just a little further, Cable Beach offers quintessential blue water for an Instagram photo without straying too far from the cruise ship. It also makes a great stop to cool down and relax before having to board the ship!

Walking along the beach in Nassau, Bahamas with white sand and turquoise water
Caribbean ocean in the Bahamas with white sand and turquoise water
Instagram Spots Nassau Bahamas ocean in the Caribbean

There’s my list of the Instagram spots Nassau has to offer. Let me know if there’s any I missed and be sure to follow along for more style & travel content!

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