Nassau was a nice town with lots of beautiful architecture and friendly folks. The down fall of Nassau is the single contract location to get people on and off of the island. It is called Festival Place. Here is why I say it is the down fall. Seven ships were in port that day and all visitors going ashore or back onboard were funneled through 2 sets of doors both on and off. You do the math an average of 3000 per ship (some more, some less) we had 21,000 people funneled through this facility. Somebody is making a lot of money at the expense of the cruising public.
We had been there before and we wanted to go to the French side this time. That being said I did not see a detectable difference from the Dutch side. I will always wonder why Island nations like these did not do more to develop infrastructure and mandate beautification to promote tourism. The island does have some beautiful natural settings and let's hope that they remain so. They may not be third world countries, but still fall into a "second world" ranking to me
This is hands down the jewel of the Caribbean. This was my highlight for this cruise and I would be very happy to book a stay here. Natural beauty, friendly people, and lots to do on vacation.