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.

Located on the western coast of the island of New Providence, 0.5 miles northeast of Gambier, You might want even if you aren't staying nearby.

How to Access The 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.

Amenities and Ambiance

It costs $5(USD) to be permitted entrance to Nirvana, but the price includes all day access. Visitors have noted that Nirvana Beach has the best snorkeling on the island, where you'll be able to view not only brain coral and fish by spiny sea urchins as well.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Nirvana Beach offers visitors a calm and peaceful getaway, as the surrounding area isn't too crowded at all.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the West-Northwest coast of New Providence. It is close to The Caves, which is an easy taxi ride away, and it is one of a few favorite local destinations.

Some may feel that museums and beaches are an odd combination, but at least a few travelers find that museums like National Art Galley of The Bahamas (situated nine and a half miles away) offer a fun learning experience and help share a different side of the Bahamas.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Nirvana Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
The Caves Historical Site 3.4 E New Providence
Albany Golf Course Golf Course 3.5 S New Providence
Blue Shark Golf Course Golf Course 4.3 SSW New Providence
Commonwealth Brewery Brewery 4.9 SSW New Providence
US Navy Squadron 1 Monument Monument 4.9 SSW New Providence

Cities and Towns

Nirvana Beach is near Cable Beach, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Tourists at Nirvana Beach who are looking for further attractions should consider heading to Cable Beach, since it's close-by and is an especially active area of the Bahamas.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many people have booked nearby hotels. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but you may meet guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Because the beach is located in a relatively touristed area, it is not typically all that tough to find just the right kind of hotel close-by. For vacationers looking to get a place that's near the ocean, the table that follows lists the closest options to Nirvana Beach.

Accommodations near Nirvana Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Compass Point 0.9 mi. E Hotel
A Stones Throw Away 1.3 mi. E Hotel
The Island House 2.4 mi. SSW Hotel
Orange Hill Beach Inn 2.4 mi. E Hotel
Ocean West Boutique Hotel 3.2 mi. E Hotel
Sandyport Beaches Resort 4.2 mi. E Hotel
Netties Place at Casuarinas -- -- Hotel
Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort & Spa 5.4 mi. E Resort
Westwind Club 5.6 mi. E Hotel
Marley Resort and Spa 5.7 mi. E Hotel


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest places to eat is Compass Point Restaurant. This restaurant serves both Caribbean and International dishes on the menu.

A list of nearby restaurants is provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Nirvana Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Compass Point Restaurant (242) 327-4500 Caribbean, International Informal 0.4 mi. E
Old Fort Bay Club 362-6434 -- -- -- --
Travellers' Rest (242) 327-7633 American, Caribbean Very Casual 1.4 mi. E
The News Cafe (242) 362-4585 Café -- 2.3 mi. SW
Mahogany House (242) 362-6669 International, Italian Informal 2.4 mi. SSW
Shima (242) 698-6300 Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese -- 2.4 mi. SSW
The Coffee Bar (242) 698-6300 -- -- 2.4 mi. SSW
Orange Hill Restaurant (242) 327-7157 Eclectic Very Casual 2.4 mi. E
Beach Shack -- -- -- 3.5 mi. SW
Nesbit's Restaurant And Bar -- -- -- 3.9 mi. E
Cozy Corner Pub (242) 339-1440 -- -- 4.2 mi. E
Blue Caviar on the Beach (242) 327-7111 French -- 4.2 mi. E

Other Beaches

Visitors searching for the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on New Providence besides Nirvana Beach.

Vacationers may also want to visit Old Fort Marina Beach, which is located within a couple of miles.

There's plenty to see and do in the Bahamas, and paying a visit to Nirvana Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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