Explore Nassau's pirate past

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Nassau was once the capital of a pirates' republic, with more than 1,000 pirates taking up residence here. Learn all about them at the Pirates of Nassau Museum, which is open daily and has interactive features kids will love.

Take a boat ride to a deserted beach to check out the remains of a pirate shipwreck and you might even spot some buried treasure. Or, venture up to the opulent Graycliff Hotel, once home to the famous pirate Captain John Howard Graysmith. Peek behind the original iron pirate door and you'll find another kind of treasure - one of the world's greatest wine cellars!