A Filmmaker’s Inside Guide to Nassau

Location: Nassau, Bahamas

Published: AFAR

Whether you are spending your entire vacation in the capital of The Bahamas, Nassau on New Providence Island (Nassau is used to refer to both the city and the entire island), or only stopping by en route to one of the Out Islands, you’ll find an abundance of things to do on this 21-by-7-mile island.

“The Bahamas is small and it can feel like almost everyone is here in Nassau, but what will surprise you are all the different pockets of communities,” says Nassau-born filmmaker Kareem Mortimer, whose 2017 film, Cargo, was The Bahamas’ largest film production to date. “There’s a salsa dancing community, an art scene, an indy film theater, and some really good restaurants,” says Mortimer, “And every part of the island is a little different.