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.  

Beaches

Paradise Beach

You will find a large number of beaches to consider visiting on the island. Whether you prefer being around other people, or you prefer having more of the sand to yourself, you can find a beach that fits your preferences. You can click on the name of each beach to get additional information about that particular stretch of sand.

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

A second location worth considering 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 find a nice selection of beaches on the island. Those interested can learn more here.

Landmark Attractions

Pirates of Nassau

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Pirates of Nassau. It is located within downtown Nassau. Pirates play a major roll in the history of the Caribbean, and the Bahamas are no exception. Now, in the heart of downtown Nassau, board a replica pirate ship and be transported back to 1716, where you'll see how the life of a pirate transpired.

Many travelers also choose to visit Bahamas Historical Society Museum. It is found 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: The Gallery is closed Monday. It is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday to Saturday and from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sunday.

That's not all -- you'll find other choices. To read more about other interesting places to visit on the island, go to this page.

Natural Attractions

Ardastra Gardens

Visitors who like being outside will probably enjoy visiting Ardastra Gardens. Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Centre is a boutique zoo and conservation area dedicated to educating guests about its native and non-native animals. Guests can explore the habitats of many wild animals.

Dolphin Encounter is another site that you might enjoy. Embark on a journey to a private Island in the Caribbean Sea, where you can swim side by side dolphins and sea lions in this interactive aquatic experience. You will spend the day on Blue Lagoon Island with all of your needs taken care of, and have plenty of opportunities to either relax or play in the ocean.

Fortunately, you'll find additional nature attractions. To read more about natural attractions on the island, navigate to this page.

Casinos

The Bahamas Casinos

Vacationers don't generally stay on New Providence Island to gamble, but there is one such venue, Baha Mar Casino. <p>The Baha Mar Casino is a stunning building with an ocean view located right at the heart of excitement in Nassau. Comprised of over 100 tables, you are bound to have a fun-filled night.</p>

 

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