Holidays in Water Tower

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Water Tower

Admire views from the hill supporting this tower, said to be the highest point in New Providence. Explore the fascinating historic attractions that surround it.

Nassau’s Water Tower stands 126 feet (38 meters) tall on a hill providing fantastic panoramic views over Nassau. The tower area is best reached by ascending the striking Queen's Staircase, one of the island’s oldest attractions. After taking a moment to enjoy the views, explore the neighboring Fort Fincastle, which houses interesting old cannons.

The Water Tower was built in 1928 to hold water for the island. It’s said that the tower was built using funds donated by the United States as repayment for Nassau’s help in storing illegal liquor during Prohibition. Note the unusual feature for a water tower of an enclosed base. Although the tower is closed for renovation, inside is a winding 216-step staircase to the top of the tower.

Approach the tower by ascending the Queen’s Staircase, which is located just to the north. One of Nassau’s most famous attractions, the staircase was built by slaves in the late 18th century. Consisting of 66 steps and stretching for 102 feet (31 meters), the staircase was carved from solid limestone by slaves. It was later renamed in honor of Queen Victoria and her role in helping to abolish slavery in the Bahamas, making it an important cultural icon of the country.

Stop at the 18th-century Fort Fincastle, which stands adjacent to the tower and overlooks the town from Bennet’s Hill. This small fort was constructed by royal governor Lord Dunmore in order to protect the island from attacks by the Spanish, although its cannons ultimately never needed to be fired. The fort was designed to resemble a paddlewheel steamboat. Explore several rooms beneath the lookout point and climb to the top of the fort to see its collection of historic cannons.

Find the Water Tower behind Fort Fincastle at the top of Elizabeth Avenue. Walk here from most areas in Nassau or take the local bus. Visit the shopping huts near the base of the tower.

891 Cheap Hotels Near Water Tower

Warwick Paradise Island- All Inclusive- Adults Only
Warwick Paradise Island- All Inclusive- Adults Only
4 out of 5
Harbour Drive, Paradise Island, New Providence
The price is AU$427 per night from 19 Dec. to 19 Dec.
Situated on the waterfront, this all-inclusive resort is within a 15-minute walk of Versailles Gardens and Cabbage Beach. Paradise Island Golf Club and Blue ...
3.9/5 Good! (1,091 reviews)
"not everything including restaurants weren't open"

Reviewed on 30 Nov. 2021

Warwick Paradise Island- All Inclusive- Adults Only
Margaritaville Beach Resort - Nassau
Margaritaville Beach Resort - Nassau
4 out of 5
2 Bay Street, Nassau, New Providence
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$451 per night from 2 Jan. to 2 Jan.
Located in Downtown Nassau, this beachfront resort is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of National Art Gallery of the Bahamas and Junkanoo Beach. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (67 reviews)
"Beautiful resort, with friendly staff, and in the perfect location. We were able to walk to "Fish Fry" to enjoy local food and entertainment, and into the downtown to do some shopping."

Reviewed on 1 Dec. 2021

Margaritaville Beach Resort - Nassau
The Royal at Atlantis
The Royal at Atlantis
4 out of 5
Paradise Beach Drive, Paradise Island, New Providence
Located in Paradise Island, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within a 10-minute walk of Paradise Lagoon Beach South and Cabbage Beach. Paradise ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,698 reviews)
"The aquarium ,marina village, the water park and rapid river so much fun!"

Reviewed on 4 Dec. 2021

The Royal at Atlantis
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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