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 like the idea of exploring a new environment with the wind in your face, there is an agency that can help make it happen. To reach our detailed guide to renting a bike or scooter, follow this link.


New Providence Island Diving

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

There are 4 dive operators and at least 23 interesting dive sites in the area. To learn more about scuba 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.

Deep Sea Fishing is a popular sport in this area, as indicated by the presence of 7 charter fishing services that operate from this area. Click this link to visit our article concerning this topic.


Albany Golf Course

Hoping you can spend some time on the greens during your vacation? You might be pleased to know three golf courses The courses in the area are Paradise Island Golf Course, Albany Golf Course, and Royal Blue. To read a detailed article concerning the course, including location, number of holes, and more just click on the name of the course. To reach our page about golf courses throughout the Bahamas, go to this page.

Sailing and Boating

Flying Cloud

Take a minute to read the following table for a listing of local providers that will enable you to get out on the open 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

If you want to read about marinas and charter operators click here.



If you have some folks who enjoy shopping traveling with you, they might want to know that the area has more than 76 retail stores just waiting to be explored. If you want to find out about shopping on New Providence Island, you can do so by going to this page.


Pirates of Nassau

Another great option is to explore the area's interesting sights. Sights in the area include 8 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to visitors Nature enthusiasts will typically enjoy visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. To reach our detailed guide to attractions, check out this page.

Review the following table to learn more about a firm that can guide you to some of the most interesting local sights.

Sightseeing Services On New Providence Island
Name Type Phone Location
Bahamas Outdoors Nature Tours (242) 457-0329 Nassau
Cheryl's Bahamas Taxi & Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (242) 423-4982 Downtown Nassau
Island World Adventures Nature Tourism Service (242) 363-3333 1.3 mi. East of 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


Bahamas Outdoors

If you are thinking about snorkeling there's good news -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so along the coast of New Providence Island. For more in formation concerning snorkeling opportunities, click here.


Hair International Salon & Spa

Relaxing in a spa might be one of the highlights of your entire vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, given the fact that there are 12 spas in this area. Click to visit our article concerning this topic.


Atlantis Royal Towers

If you enjoy playing tennis you might want to make your reservations at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 10 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following list can help with your decision making process. At a glance, you can see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is offered, and some other helpful details. Click on the names to learn about other aspects of 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
One & Only Ocean Club 2.0 mi. East of Downtown Nassau 6 check
Atlantis The Cove 1.2 mi. Northeast of Downtown Nassau 6
Atlantis Coral Towers 1.5 mi. East-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 example, Atlantis Royal Towers offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

The following chart summarizes information about other activities.

Other Activities On New Providence Island
Name Type Phone Location
Aquaventure Amusement/Theme Park (242) 363-3000 1.2 mi. Northeast of Downtown Nassau
Better Bodies Gym Gymnasium 394-5900 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
Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre Fitness Centers and Instructors -- 1.7 mi. South West of Downtown Nassau

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