Activities on New Providence Island

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New Providence Island is the most popularly visited island in the Bahamas.  Home to Nassau, Cable Beach, and the gateway to Paradise Island, depending on where you stay you could find yourself on a busy resort strip or on a quiet, secluded beach – though the more populated areas tend to be infinitely preferred by tourists.  Activities here will take you from the shore to the sea, and you'll never be left disappointed with all that there is to do.

Shopping is a top choice here, thanks to the numerous high end shops and the Caribbean's largest straw market offering duty free goods.  On a sightseeing tour, numerous museums and historic buildings will grab your attention, and there is plenty of green space for hiking and exploring.  Golf, spa days, and tennis trips are easily arranged, and you won't have trouble at all making plans for snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing or fishing.  

Bike and Scooter Rental

Anyone whose been to New Providence can attest to the popularity of both bicycles and scooters. Keep in mind though,whether you choose peddles, or rent a motor, riding around on the often congested streets can often take some getting used to. 

If you are considering feeling the wind in your hair, there are 3 businesses that can help you. Those needing to find out more concerning this topic can do so here.


New Providence Island Diving

From the more urbanized north to the quiet south, New Providence has opportunities for all types of divers.

There are 5 dive services and at least 23 interesting dive sites in the area. Follow this link to view our page concerning diving in this area.


New Providence Island is one of the most popular islands in the Bahamas, and visitors attracted to its tourist-centralized services will also be treated to some prime fishing spots just offshore.

Avid fishermen love this area, as suggested by the existence of 10 charter operators in this area. Anyone needing to get more details about fishing in this area can do so by clicking on this link.


Albany Golf Course

If you like golfing you might be happy to discover there are several golf courses in the area. The area courses are Albany Golf Course, Paradise Island Golf Course, and Royal Blue. All you have to do is click on the course name to read a detailed article concerning the course, including location, number of holes, and more. If interested, you can find more details about golfing throughout the Bahamas can do so by clicking on this link.

Sailing and Boating

Sandy Toes

Look through the following table for more information about local providers that will help you enjoy some time on the water.

Boating Opportunities On New Providence Island
Name Phone Location Island
Barefoot Sailing Cruises (242) 393-0820 0.8 mi. East of Downtown Nassau New Providence
Flying Cloud (242) 394-5067 1.3 mi. East of Downtown Nassau New Providence
Party Cat Cruises (954) 727-5339 1.9 mi. East of Downtown Nassau New Providence
Sandy Toes (242) 363-8637 8.6 mi. East-Northeast of Central Nassau Rose Island
Seaworld Explorer (242) 356-2548 Downtown Nassau New Providence
Stuart's Cove's Snorkel Bahamas (800) 879-9832 Downtown Nassau New Providence
Sunshine Cruises (242) 327-5122 Downtown Nassau New Providence

If you're interested in reading about charter operators and marinas click here.


Shopping on New Providence Island

If you have some avid shoppers in your group, they might be interested to know that more than 86 retail stores are located in this area. If you want to get information concerning shopping on New Providence Island, you can do so by clicking on this link.


Pirates of Nassau

Sightseeing is also a good way to use some of your time on New Providence Island. The area has 8 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. Nature enthusiasts are likely to enjoy visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. For more information about this specific topic, navigate to this article about area sightseeing opportunities and attractions.

The chart right below summarizes information on a firm that will guide you to some of the most interesting local sights.

Sightseeing Services On New Providence Island
Name Type Phone Location
Aarow Travel & Tours Travel and Tour Operators 393-1981 Nassau
Bahamas Outdoors Nature Tours (242) 457-0329 Nassau
Cheryl's Bahamas Taxi & Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (242) 423-4982 Downtown Nassau
Jermaine's Taxi and Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (242) 425-1789 1.3 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Nassau
Majestic Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (242) 322-2606 Downtown Nassau
Park Place Travel & Tour Travel and Tour Operators (242) 356-5063 Nassau
Tropical Travel Tours Travel and Tour Operators 322-4091 Nassau


Bahamas Outdoors

If you enjoy underwater beauty you're in luck -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so in the waters off the coast of New Providence Island. Those interested can learn more about opportunities to go snorkeling on this page.


Hair International Salon & Spa

Enjoying a spa just might be one of the highlights of your vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, since there are 18 spas that operate in this area. Click on this link to see our page dedicated to this topic.


Atlantis Royal Towers

If you're a tennis player you might want to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 10 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The table below highlights some key facts. At a glance, you can see the number of courts available, whether lights are available for evening play, and a few other details. Click on the names to read more about the property.

Accommodations with Tennis On New Providence Island
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Atlantis Royal Towers 1.3 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Nassau 2 check check
Meliá Nassau Beach 0.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Cable Beach 4 check
Breezes Bahamas 4.0 mi. Northwest of Central Nassau 3 check
Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort & Spa 0.0 mi. South-Southeast of Central Cable Beach 2 check
Atlantis Coral Towers 1.5 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Nassau 6
One & Only Ocean Club 2.0 mi. East of Downtown Nassau 6 check
Atlantis The Cove 1.2 mi. Northeast of Downtown Nassau 6
Albany Resort 3.8 mi. South of Central Gambier 4 check
Atlantis Beach Tower 1.7 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Nassau 6 check check
Atlantis The Reef 1.0 mi. Northeast of Downtown Nassau 6

For instance, Atlantis Royal Towers offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

The chart directly below has some details concerning other activities.

Other Activities On New Providence Island
Name Type Phone Location
Albany Fitness Center Fitness Centers and Instructors -- 2.0 mi. South of Central Old Fort Bay
Aquamarine Water Sports Watersports Operator 702-5800Ex860432 Cable Beach
Aquaventure Amusement/Theme Park (242) 363-3000 1.2 mi. Northeast of Downtown Nassau
Better Bodies Gym Gymnasium 394-5900 Nassau
Body Mind & Spirit Massage Massage Therapist 327-0476 Nassau
Body Zone Fitness Gymnasium -- Nassau
Club One Fitness Center Fitness Centers and Instructors (242) 327-2685 1.4 mi. West of Central Cable Beach
Dolphin Encounter Dolphin Encounter Service (242) 363-1003 3.7 mi. East-Northeast of Central Potters Cay
Galleria Cinemas Movie Theater (242) 393-9405 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Nassau
Happy Trails Stables Horseback Riding Site (242) 362-1820 4.2 mi. South West of Central Cable Beach
Healing Hands (Massage Therapy) Massage Therapist (242) 324-6516 Nassau
Mario's Bowling & Family Bowling Center 326-8010 Cable Beach, Central New Providence Island
Mystical Fitness & Health Spa Fitness Centers and Instructors 325-4111 Nassau
Nails & Massages By Ingrid Massage Therapist 324-2942 Nassau
Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre Fitness Centers and Instructors -- 1.7 mi. South West of Downtown Nassau
Women's Intuition Gymnasium 322-2847 Nassau

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