Attractions on New Providence Island

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For any people, New Providence is the epitome of the ideal Caribbean getaway destination.  The island itself ranges from bustling resort properties to more quiet neighborhoods where you can rent a local home and blend in with a typical island family.  Fortunately, there are a variety of attractions spread out throughout the island, ranging from swimming with dolphins, to some of the world's best beaches, and even a couple of museums.  

Beaches

Paradise Beach

You will find an abundance of beaches to consider on the island. Regardless of whether you enjoy people watching, or you'd rather find a more secluded spot, you're likely to find what you want. You can click on each beach name to read a detailed article concerning that particular stretch of sand.

Paradise Beach: There are a number of small huts which provide a welcomed respite from the sun on this mile long strip of magnificent white powdery sand. The beach is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in all of the Bahamas, and the view at sunset will show you exactly why.

Attractions Map

Another option that beach-goers can consider is Nirvana Beach. Love Beach's quieter sister stretch of sand, Nirvana is a private beach known for the beach bar that sits on it and the excellent snorkeling that is available. The man that keeps things running on the beach is called Scott, and he makes sure the are is always clean, guests feel welcome, and cool drinks are always waiting for them at the bar.

Rose Island West End Beach: This quiet beach is almost always secluded so visitors have the opportunity to spend their day in the soft, stark white sand, aquamarine waters without interruption.

Needless to say, you'll be able to find some other beaches on the island. Those interested can get more information by following this link.

Landmark Attractions

Pirates of Nassau

A common landmark for vacationers is Pirates of Nassau. It is located in downtown Nassau. Pirates of Nassau is open 9:00 am to 6:00 pm daily, except Sunday, when they close at noon.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Bahamas Historical Society Museum. It is found in downtown Nassau. Exhibits at the museum feature collections of historic relics including a coat of arms, the islands' Declaration of Independence, stone slabs featuring petroglyphs, and scale models of historic ships.

National Art Galley of The Bahamas: Committed to promoting the importance of art in the Bahamian culture, the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas stands as a home for many of the islands most prominent works. The National Collection of Bahamian Artwork is housed here, and medias on display include sculpture, textiles, ceramics, photography, painting, and more.

Of course, the island includes plenty of other places to visit. To find out more about other interesting places to visit on the island, click this link.

Natural Attractions

Ardastra Gardens

One of the better known outdoor attractions is Ardastra Gardens. <p>Despite its name, Ardastra Gardens is actually a full-fledged zoo and conservation area. Guests can explore the jungle habitats of many wild animals, and are even encouraged to bring quarters for the feed stations.</p>

The Dig Aquarium is another local attraction you might enjoy. <p>While "The Dig" may bring images of sand and dirt, that is not what you'll find here. The Dig at Atlantis is a stellar aquarium full of exotic exhibits themed to the sunk city of Atlantis. You will feel humbled by the sheer size of the tanks and variety of the animals.</p>

These examples are just some of the choices you'll find. Click here to read our page concerning natural attractions on the island.

Casinos

People do not generally stay on New Providence Island to gamble, although there is one option, Atlantis Casino. <p>Stop by and try to win big at the Atlantis Casino. With nearly 1000 games going on at once, you can be sure there will be something for you, be it slots, or table games. There are even a few outdoor tables, letting you enjoy the weather, and hopefully a few wins.</p>

 

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