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 thinking about exploring a new environment with the wind in your face, you will find a variety of different rental agencies that can help make it happen. Navigate to this page regarding bike and scooter rentals if you'd like more details.


New Providence Island Diving

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

You'll find several dive services and at least 23 different dive sites in the area. For more in formation concerning diving in this area follow this link.


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.

Fishing is popular in this area, as suggested by the existence of 10 charter fishing services that operate from this area. Click here to visit our page regarding this topic.


Albany Golf Course

If you have some golfing fans traveling with you, they'll be pleased to know there are 4 courses in this area. The area courses include Albany Golf Course, Paradise Island Golf Course, and Blue Shark Golf Course. To get additional information concerning the course, including location, number of holes, and more just click on the name of the course. For more details about golfing throughout the Bahamas navigate to this page.

Sailing and Boating

Sandy Toes

More information concerning local providers that will help you get out on the water can be seen in the table 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
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 want to read about charter operators and marinas navigate to this page.


Shopping on New Providence Island

If there are some people who love to shop traveling with you, they might enjoy visiting a few of the area's 90 retail stores. Visit this extended discussion if you want to find out about shopping on New Providence Island.


Pirates of Nassau

Another good way to spend some of your vacation is experiencing the area's sights and natural beauty. Area sights include 8 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. Nature enthusiasts will probably have a pleasant time visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. Navigate here to check out our article concerning area sightseeing and attractions.

Information about a firm that can provide a guided tour of some of the most enjoyable sites can be seen in the following chart:

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 exploring a watery world sounds fun you're in luck -- you'll have the chance off the coast of New Providence Island. You can obtain more information about opportunities to go snorkeling here.


Hair International Salon & Spa

Relaxing in a spa might be one of the highlights of your entire vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, since there are 17 different spas in this area. Follow this link to check out our page regarding this topic.


Atlantis Royal Towers

If you like playing tennis you might want to stay at a hotel with 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 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 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

The following table 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
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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