The fine harbor of Nassau lies on the 21-mile long island of New Providence. In 1718, Great Britain declared The Islands of The Bahamas a crown colony and appointed former privateer Woodes Rogers the first Royal Governor. Rogers flushed out the pirates, restored law and order, and built Fort Nassau.
Today Nassau beckons with the lure of a tropical utopia, rich in charm, pirate lore, and colonial history. Swim with dolphins, snorkel, shop for duty-free items, play golf, experience the open-air markets, and enjoy the pleasures of the beach.