Cheap flights from Chicago to Nassau, and what to do once you're there

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According to Conde Nast, the Bahamas was one of 2018's must-visit destinations. If you're considering a tropical vacation, why not Nassau, the Bahamian capital?

It lies on the island of New Providence, with neighboring Paradise Island, which is accessible via Nassau Harbor bridges. A popular cruise ship stop, the city has a hilly landscape and is known for beaches as well as its offshore coral reefs, popular for diving and snorkeling. It retains many of its typical pastel-colored British colonial buildings, like the pink-hued Government House.

Using travel site Skyscanner, we've sifted through the cheapest flights between Chicago and Nassau in the next few months, including some popular hotel options and highly reviewed local attractions.

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Flight deals to Nassau




The cheapest flights between Chicago and Nassau are if you leave on Feb. 26 and return from the Bahamas on March 5. JetBlue currently has roundtrip, nonstop tickets for $359.

There are also deals to be had in March. If you fly out of Chicago on March 5 and return from Nassau on March 12, jetBlue can get you there and back for $360 roundtrip.

Top Nassau hotels




To plan your stay, here are two of Nassau's top-rated hotels, that we selected from Skyscanner's listings based on price and customer satisfaction.

The Melia Nassau Beach Resort (West Bay Street)
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If you're looking to treat yourself, consider The Melia Nassau Beach Resort. The hotel has a four-star rating on Skyscanner, and rooms are currently available for $189.

This beachfront resort is near Cable Beach and the attached Cable Beach Golf Club.

The Reef Atlantis (1 Casino Drive)
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There's also the 4.4-star rated The Reef Atlantis, which has rooms for $179/night.

Top picks for dining and drinking




Nassau has plenty of top-notch dining options. Here are two of the most popular, according to Skyscanner.

Twin Brothers
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One of Nassau's most popular restaurants is Twin Brothers, which has an average of 4.7 stars out of 34 reviews on Skyscanner.

"Great place to go eat real Bahamian food," wrote visitor Daniel. "Don't settle for a burger. Definitely try the conch fish. It's a Bahamian favorite."

The Mesa Grill (1 Casino Drive West)
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Another popular dining destination is The Mesa Grill, with five stars from five reviews.

Bobby Flay's Bahamas outpost of the Mesa Grill chain, also present in Las Vegas, is situated in the Atlantis Resort. It features a blend of Southwestern and Caribbean cuisines and desserts like cinnamon-dusted churros.

Top Nassau attractions




Nassau is also full of sites to visit and explore. Here are a couple of popular attractions to round out your trip, again from Skyscanner's listings.

National Art Museum
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The top-rated visitor attraction in Nassau, according to Skyscanner, is National Art Museum.

"This is my go-to place every time I visit Nassau," wrote visitor Donna. "The building is beautiful and the exhibits are true Bahamian art."

Love Beach
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Love Beach is another popular destination and sits on 40 protected acres of coral.

"The name says it all," wrote visitor John. "This beach is romantic and evocative."
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