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 intrigued by the idea of sightseeing at your own pace, you will find multiple different businesses that can help. Those needing to get more information concerning this topic can do so on this page.


New Providence Island Diving

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

There are several dive operators and at least 23 different dive sites in the area. For more information about diving opportunities in this area go to this page.


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.

If you have some fishing fanatics traveling with you, they'll be pleased to know there are 10 charter operators in this area. To visit our detailed page about deep sea fishing, go to this page.


Albany Golf Course

Plenty of golfers frequent the area, as suggested by the existence of 4 different golf courses. Some of the area courses include Albany Golf Course, Paradise Island Golf Course, and Blue Shark Golf Course. All you have to do is click on the name of the course for a detailed guide to the course. For more in-depth coverage of this topic, navigate to this page, about golfing throughout the Bahamas.

Sailing and Boating

Sandy Toes

Additional information about local providers that will help you enjoy some time on the water can be seen below.

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
Sea Island Adventures (242) 325-3910 2.0 mi. West-Southwest of Central Olde Town Sandyport New Providence
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 learning about charter operators and local marinas read this page.


Shopping on New Providence Island

If there are some shopping fanatics in your group, they're not totally out of luck -- there are at least 90 retailers in this area. If you'd like to learn more about shopping on New Providence Island, you can do so by clicking here.


Pirates of Nassau

Sightseeing is another good way to use some of your time on New Providence Island. Sights of interest to visitors include 8 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. Those visitors who enjoy natural surroundings typically have fun visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. Those wanting to get more details concerning area sightseeing opportunities can do so here.

Details concerning a firm that will provide a guided tour of some of the most enjoyable sites can be seen right below.

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
Bahamas Segway Excursions and Sightseeing Service (242) 376-9016 Downtown Nassau
Harrison Bus Service Charter & Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service 364-0103 Nassau
Island Routes Caribbean Tours at Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort Excursions and Sightseeing Service -- 0.1 mi. East of Central Cable Beach
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 spending some time snorkeling sounds like fun there's good news -- you can easily find places to do so along the coast of New Providence Island. Take advantage of this page concerning snorkeling if you'd like to learn additional specifics.


Hair International Salon & Spa

Relaxing for a few hours in a spa just might be one of the most memorable parts of your vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, since there are 17 different spas in this area. Click this link to visit our page dedicated to this topic.


Atlantis Royal Towers

If you like to play tennis you might want to make your reservations at a hotel that has 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'll see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other details. Click on each name 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
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 2.4 mi. Southeast of Central Clifton Bay 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

Check out the chart below for information 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
Aquadventure Amusement/Theme Park (242) 363-3000 1.2 mi. Northeast of Downtown Nassau
Aquamarine Water Sports Watersports Operator 702-5800Ex860432 Cable Beach
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
Surrey Tours Horse and Carriage Service -- Downtown Nassau
Women's Intuition Gymnasium 322-2847 Nassau

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