New Providence Island Attractions

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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.  


Paradise Beach

You will find an abundance of beaches to consider on the island. Regardless of whether you're looking forward to people watching, or you like having more of the beach to yourself, you're likely to find what you want. You can click on the beach names for detailed information about that specific beach.

Paradise Beach: The beach is fairly easy to access, and parking areas exist close to the beach for those driving onto the island. Once you cross the bridge onto the island, take Paradise Beach Dr west (to the left), cross another small bridge, and you'll find a parking area on the left not far after the bridge.

Attractions Map

Another place to consider is Nirvana Beach. Nirvana is located about 10 miles west of Nassau, and although there is bus service from Cable Beach it is recommended that you rent a car and drive. You'll know you've found the place when you see the large purple gates.

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.

These examples are just a sample of your options. To find out more about beaches available, follow this link.

Landmark Attractions

Pirates of Nassau

A common landmark for vacationers is Pirates of Nassau. It is found within downtown Nassau. Learn what made Nassau a perfect pirate hangout during the early 1700's and gain a new perspective on the city.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Bahamas Historical Society Museum. It is situated in downtown Nassau. As the main museum of the Bahamas Historical Society, this building maintains a large collection of artifacts and documents that span more than five hundred years of Bahamas history.

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.

The island has a nice selection of sites to visit. Make your way to this extended discussion about other sites worth seeing on the island if you'd like to discover more information.

Natural Attractions

Ardastra Gardens

Assuming you enjoy the natural environment might have a pleasant time visiting Ardastra Gardens. 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.

The Dig Aquarium is a second attraction that you might enjoy. 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.

New Providence Island offers plenty of other nature attractions. Click to visit our page dedicated to natural attractions on the island.


Vacationers don't generally stay on New Providence Island to gamble, although there is one to check out, 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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