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.
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 thinking about seeing the sights with the wind in your face, you will encounter multiple different places that can help you. Navigate here to see our page concerning bike and scooter rentals.
From the more urbanized north to the quiet south, New Providence has opportunities for all types of divers.
There are several dive services and at least 23 different dive sites to choose from. To get more information on diving in this area click here.
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.
Plenty of fishermen frequent the area, as indicated by the presence of 10 charter fishing services located in this area. Anyone who needs to get more information concerning fishing in this area can do so by going to this page.
Avid golfers frequent the area, as indicated by the presence of 4 different golf courses. Some of the area courses include Albany Golf Course, Paradise Island Golf Course, and Blue Shark Golf Course. You can click on the name of the course for detailed information about the course, including location, number of holes, and more. For a more comprehensive look at this specific topic, read this article concerning golf courses throughout the Bahamas.
Be sure to look through the following table for a list of area firms that can enable you to get out on the open water.
|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|
|(242) 325-3910||2.0 mi. West-Southwest of Central Olde Town Sandyport||New Providence|
|Seaworld Explorer||(242) 356-2548||Downtown Nassau||New Providence|
|(800) 879-9832||Downtown Nassau||New Providence|
|Sunshine Cruises||(242) 327-5122||Downtown Nassau||New Providence|
If you want to read about charter operators and area marinas click this link.
If you have some people who enjoy exploring new shops in your group, they're not totally out of luck -- there are at least 90 retailers in this area. If you want to know more about shopping on New Providence Island, you can do so here.
Sightseeing is also a great activity for anyone visiting New Providence Island. The area has 8 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Those visitors who enjoy spending time outdoors frequently have fun visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. Click here to check out our guide to area sightseeing and attractions.
View the following chart to see a firm that will direct you to some of the most enjoyable local sights.
|Travel and Tour Operators||393-1981||Nassau|
|Bahamas Outdoors||Nature Tours||(242) 457-0329||Nassau|
|Bahamas Segway||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(242) 376-9016||Downtown Nassau|
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||364-0103||Nassau|
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||--||0.1 mi. East of Central Cable Beach|
|Travel and Tour Operators||(242) 356-5063||Nassau|
|Travel and Tour Operators||322-4091||Nassau|
If you like to snorkel you'll be pleased to know you'll have plenty of chances to do so in the waters off the coast of New Providence Island. For more information on snorkeling opportunities, go to this page.
Relaxing for a few hours in a spa could be one of the most enjoyable parts of your vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, since there are 17 spas in this area. Those needing to learn more concerning this topic can do so by clicking on this link.
If you like playing tennis your best bet is to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 10 properties in the area that offer tennis.
The information that follows can help clarify your options. Included is the number of courts available, whether lights are available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on the names to learn about other aspects of the property.
|Property||Location||Tennis Courts||Lit Courts||Tennis Pro|
|Atlantis Royal Towers||1.3 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Nassau||2|
|Meliá Nassau Beach||0.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Cable Beach||4|
|Breezes Bahamas||4.0 mi. Northwest of Central Nassau||3|
|Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort & Spa||0.0 mi. South-Southeast of Central Cable Beach||2|
|Atlantis Coral Towers||1.5 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Nassau||6|
|One & Only Ocean Club||2.0 mi. East of Downtown Nassau||6|
|Atlantis The Cove||1.2 mi. Northeast of Downtown Nassau||6|
|Albany Resort||2.4 mi. Southeast of Central Clifton Bay||4|
|Atlantis Beach Tower||1.7 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Nassau||6|
|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.
The table directly below enables you to get some details regarding other activities.
|Fitness Centers and Instructors||--||2.0 mi. South of Central Old Fort Bay|
|Aquadventure||Amusement/Theme Park||(242) 363-3000||1.2 mi. Northeast of Downtown Nassau|
|Watersports Operator||702-5800Ex860432||Cable Beach|
|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|
|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|
|Massage Therapist||(242) 324-6516||Nassau|
|Mario's Bowling & Family||Bowling Center||326-8010||Cable Beach, Central New Providence Island|
|Fitness Centers and Instructors||325-4111||Nassau|
|Fitness Centers and Instructors||--||1.7 mi. South West of Downtown Nassau|
|Horse and Carriage Service||--||Downtown Nassau|
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