Nassau is the capital and commercial center of the Bahamas, an archipelago of over 700 islands and cays in the northern Caribbean sea. It’s a popular tourist destination, with an attractive harbour, a colourful blend of old world and colonial architecture, and a busy port. Paradise Island, with its Atlantis mega-resort, is connected by bridge. For Running in Nassau, you have to pick your spots, since most of the roads outside downtown and the northern waterfront are narrow and don’t have sidewalks or a good shoulder.
The best place to run in Nassau is along the northern waterfront along Bay St., where there’s a dedicated path for a short section and decent sidewalks. It’s also fun to run over the bridge to Paradise Island and out to Smugglers Beach. Cable Beach, the location of several major hotels, offers some of Nassau’s best beach running. If you’re staying at the Atlantis, there are some private paths within the resort. Outside of town, exercise caution on the narrow roads.
If you don’t have a car, the “Jitney” minibus has effective transportation around Nassau. Ferries and flights connect to neighboring Bahamas islands.