New Providence has its fair share of beautiful residential area to boast of, but some neighborhoods have an extra special history that set them apart from the more newly established exclusive communities.
Long before there was Lyford Cay, Paradise Island, Old Fort Bay and Albany, there was the eastern foreshore (made up of East Bay Street and Eastern Road), where the country's wealthy and influential built their homes.
In 1786, Governor James Murray, the royal governor of The Bahamas form 1787-1796, was among the first to build his summer home there overlooking the eastern harbour entrance. He named the house "The Hermitage," which is now owned by the Catholic Archdiocese of Nassau and serves as the official residence of the Catholic Archbishiop
If you've just purchased a new house or finished building your dream home and are looking to fill those empty walls, consider investing in some original Bahamian art to bring an authentic island feel to your living space.
The Bahamas has a rich and thriving art scene so there are lots of options to choose from when it come to local art.
But buying art can sometimes be a little intimidating and complicated, especially if you've never do it before. What to buy? Where to buy it: Can I afford it?
Experts say the first thing you should do - before you even start looking - is focus on a budget. Decide how much you want to spend.
And don't worry, you can buy art no matter what your price point. You don't have to spend an exorbitant amount of
New Providence may be a mere 7 by 21 miles in size but there's lots of culture and more than 500 years of history to explore. Here are five can't miss sights to see:
1. Arawak Cay: One of the best ways to experience culture is to sample the local cuisine. At Arawak Cay on West Bay Street, you'll find delicious food, refreshing drinks and a truly authentic Bahamian atmosphere. The colorful collection of clapboard buildings house vendors selling a variety of local favorites - conch salad, fresh fish and lobster, local beer and cocktails, to name a few. Locals like to hang out here, too.
2. Historic Charles Towne: Explore this quaint neighborhood just off Bay Street, named in honor of King Charles II of England. The district covers a wide area of