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 island of New Providence, 0.5 miles northeast of Gambier, You might want to drop by even if you are not staying particularly close by.

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.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Nirvana Beach brings guests an idyllic and tranquil escape, especially since the surrounding region contains little build-up and is free of urbanization.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Nirvana Beach on the West-Northwest coast of New Providence. It's located near The Caves, which is found three and a half miles away, and it is among the attractions close-by.

If you're interested in combining some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting National Art Galley of The Bahamas, a lovely museum found nine and a half miles to the east, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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 very close to Cable Beach, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Nirvana Beach tourists looking for a little additional excitement might think about heading over to Cable Beach, since it's not far away and is an active, busy area.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it's often visited by guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Vacationers trying to find a place to stay not far from Nirvana Beach should find themselves in luck, as there are lots of accommodations to choose from in the vicinity. Find the closest and most convenient hotel booking options by perusing what's shown below.

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


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Nirvana Beach; you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the closest restaurants is Compass Point Restaurant. The restaurant has both Caribbean and International cuisines.

The table below lists nearby dining options.

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

Vacationers who are looking for the ideal beach on New Providence will have lots of options besides Nirvana Beach.

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

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in the Bahamas; then again, taking a swim at Nirvana Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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