We should have visited Paradise Island (atlantis)like everyone else, more tourist appropriate. Nassau is very poverty stricken, as I'm sure many ports in the caribbean are. If your looking for a tee shirt or trinkets to buy, or pay a little girl to sing you a song for a $1 or the native women to braid your hair, or ride a horse drawn carriage for a 15 minute ride thru town (and this is just after getting past the drug pushers that target you just as you step off the boat!), then Nassau is your place to go. Paradise Island has a huge hotel, casino, bars, dancing....hmmmm....I'm thinking I'll need to take another trip to the Bahamas and get it right this time. I'm sure there will be others who will tell you different, but do your research and read as many reviews as you can so that you are better prepared than I was. I'm not saying I had a terrible time, we took a fabulous snorkeling excursion in Nassau. It was a really nice boat with food and a bar. Better than I ever expected. Know what you like and have fun with it!!