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Regardless of your interests, you can find a couple of dozen Paradise Island attractions. From luxury resorts to beaches and history, the island offers so much to do.
While Nassau Paradise Island may be most famous for its upscale resorts, the island also features several beautiful beaches and cultural sites. Because of all it has to offer, if you’re planning a trip to the Bahamas, ensure you make time for the many Paradise Island attractions.
Paradise Island borders New Providence, with a bridge connecting it to Nassau. That connectivity makes it easy to visit regardless of how much (or little) time you spend in Nassau.
For most travelers, taking a taxi is the most straightforward way to reach the Paradise Island attractions. From Downtown Nassau, you can expect a short journey, with rates hovering between $20 to $30. This includes a bridge toll that your taxi driver will pay.
If you’re more flexible with time or are just looking for some extra sightseeing, consider taking the Paradise Island ferry. With tickets costing just $5 per person (as of 2023*), it’s an affordable way to traverse the Nassau area on water. Ship captains also point out different Nassau landmarks on the journey, making it easy to familiarize yourself with the area.
Of course, as it’s the resort island of the Bahamas, travelers looking for a place to stay in Nassau should consider one of the many Paradise Island resorts.
Paradise Island is across from New Providence, on the other side of the Nassau Harbour. Originally known as Hog Island, the 685-acre island went from a sleepy tropical expanse to a developed tourist hub in the 20th century.
Many of the hotels in Paradise Island Bahamas allow travelers to purchase day passes, making it easy to enjoy their amenities without needing to stay on property.
The Ocean Club, a Four Seasons Resort is the most luxurious resort on the island. With room prices costing thousands of dollars per night and amenities that can satisfy even the most particular traveler, it’s a great option to stay at, if you’re looking to splurge.
While day trippers may not be able to enter the hotel grounds, it’s possible to view some of its Paradise Island attractions from the road. These include the famous 13th-century French Cloisters and Versailles Gardens.
Paradise Island Atlantis is the most famous of the Paradise Island resorts. With different accommodation options that can cater to different budgets and an array of attractions, Atlantis is a great option to stay at or visit for an afternoon.
Aquaventure is one of the top Paradise Island attractions. To enjoy the waterpark, you’ll need a day pass or to be a guest at Atlantis Paradise Island.
Once you’re in, you’ll have slides, rides, pools, and a lazy river to enjoy. Towels are provided at no charge!
Day pass rates (as of 2023*) are $250 for adults (ages 13 and older). Day passes for children (ages 4-12) cost $125.
While travelers need day passes for some parts of Atlantis, the Marina Village is open to all. There you’ll find a collection of restaurants, all of which are worth checking out.
Prices can be high at the Atlantis Marina Village, but it’s still a fun area to explore.
Avid golfers would be remiss not to take advantage of the Paradise Island Golf Course. With stunning views and a world-class 18-hole course, it offers golfers the experience (and challenge) of a lifetime.
Rates (as of 2023*) start at $175 and climb to $255 during the peak of the day.
Cabbage Beach is, arguably, the prettiest beach in the Bahamas. It stretches across two miles of the northern part of Paradise Island.
If you’re looking for a beach that offers picturesque, postcard-perfect views, visit Cabbage Beach.
The different Paradise Island attractions encompass everything from water parks and beaches to aquariums and historic ruins. Whether you take the ferry or taxi across the bridge, make sure to give yourself time to visit Paradise Island Bahamas.
The Nassau area is home to dozens of attractions, many of which most tourists miss out on. To learn about these different sites, make sure to check out our other travel guides. You’ll also want to browse our interactive travel map.
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