According to Condé Nast Traveler, the Bahamas ranked among 2018's must-visit destinations. If you're considering a tropical vacation, why not Nassau, the Bahamian capital?

Nassau sits on the island of New Providence with the popular neighboring Paradise Island settled just offshore, easily accessible via two Nassau Harbor bridges. Well-known as a prominent cruise ship stop, Nassau boasts a hilly landscape and is famed for its beaches, as well as its adjacent coral reefs, which are renowned for diving and snorkeling. The city has also retained many of its traditional pastel-colored British colonial buildings, such as the pink-hued Government House.

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Whether you’re considering a last-minute getaway or are looking to plan ahead based on the cheapest fares, take a look at these forthcoming flights between Austin and Nassau, which we pulled from travel site Skyscanner.

We've also included popular hotels, restaurants and attractions in Nassau to help inspire your next palm-fringed escape. (Prices and availability are current as of publication and subject to change.)

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The cheapest flights between Austin and Nassau are if you leave on Sept. 18 and return from the Bahamas on Sept. 25. Interjet currently has tickets for $311, round trip.

There are also deals to be had later in September. If you fly out of Austin on Sept. 26 and return from Nassau on Oct. 1, Interjet can get you there and back for $314, round trip.

Top Nassau hotels

Regarding where to stay, here are some of Nassau’s top-rated hotels, according to Skyscanner, which we selected based on price, proximity to noteworthy attractions and customer satisfaction.

The Melia Nassau Beach Resort (West Bay Street)


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.

Located in Nassau, this beachfront resort offers convenient access to Cable Beach, as well as close proximity to other attractions such as Cable Beach Golf Club.

The Reef Atlantis (1 Casino Drive)


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

The Atlantis has amenities for both adults and children, with a casino and entertainment programs for toddlers, older kids and teens.

"The food was excellent, the grounds amazing and the experience as a whole was really fun. The water slide through the shark tank was a highlight," wrote visitor Ryan.

Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island (West Bay Street)

A third option is the adults-only, all-inclusive Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island. With a 4.8-star rating on Skyscanner, this hotel is one of the most luxurious in the city.

Local restaurant picks

Don't miss out on Nassau's food scene, which boasts plenty of popular spots to get your fill of local cuisine. Here are a few of the top-rated eateries from Skyscanner's listings.

Twin Brothers (Nassau)


If you're looking for a local favorite, head to Twin Brothers, which has an average of 4.7 stars out of 34 reviews on Skyscanner.

"Great place to go [for] real Bahamian food," wrote visitor Daniel. "Definitely try the conch fish. It's a Bahamian favorite."

The Poopdeck at Sandyport (Sandyport Marina Village)


Also worth considering is The Poopdeck at Sandyport.

This restaurant serves local seafood with a gourmet twist, accompanied by ocean views.

"[The] food and atmosphere [are] great," wrote April. "[The Poopdeck at Sandyport] has a local band often, and beach views are fabulous."

Cafe Matisse (Bank Lane)


Finally, there's Cafe Matisse.

At Cafe Matisse, guests can anticipate fare such as filet mignon, seafood dishes and homemade pastas, served by an informed staff with exceptional attention to detail while dining in an old Colonial home, lined with Matisse prints.

"Cafe Matisse has one of the most sparkling reputations in the Bahamas — and for good reason," wrote Ramona. "Make sure you ask for a table in the picturesque courtyard, so you enjoy beautiful scenery."

Featured local attractions

Not sure what to do in Nassau, besides eat and drink? Here are a couple of activity recommendations, provided by Skyscanner.

National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (Villa Doyle)


The top-rated visitor attraction in Nassau, according to Skyscanner, is the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas.

"This is my go-to place every time I visit Nassau," wrote visitor Donna. "[The] building is beautiful and exhibits true Bahamian art. Be sure to ask about the history of Amos Ferguson. ... His works tour the Bahamian islands."

Love Beach (New Providence Island)


Finally, there's Love Beach.

Known as a popular snorkeling destination, Love Beach 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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