Arawak Beach

On the west coast of Paradise Island is where you'll find the breathtakingly beautiful Arawak Beach, enjoyed primarily by those staying at residences along the western side of Paradise Island Golf Course.

Situated near the heart of Paradise Island, 3.1 miles east of downtown Nassau, Arawak Beach is on the South East coast of the island, You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying very close. Those of you who want the best of both worlds——a sense of seclusion, but the option for activity—— should give Arawak Beach a try. Generally, it's not an overly popular part of the coast, but it's not dead and empty either.

How to Access The Beach
Ocean Club Drive takes you through a golf course and into an upscale residential area. At the end of the road is a round-a-bout and from there is a sandy path leading directly to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

The water is rather shallow on this beach which - coupled with the perfectly clear turquoise water - makes for fantastic swimming and snorkeling experiences for people of all ages and abilities. After swimming, lay down a towel in the perfectly white, powdery sand and soak up a few rays.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Don't forget that the region in which Arawak Beach is located is a popular spot, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Arawak Beach is on the South East coast of New Providence. It is near Paradise Island Golf Course, which is not far from away. Some will choose to walk here, while others will want to take a taxi, and it is one of a number of area's attractions.

If you're intrigued by The Bahamas' history, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Cloisters, which is a quick cab ride or walk from the beach.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run low on things to do. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Arawak Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Paradise Island Golf Course Golf Course 0.5 mi. SW New Providence
Cloisters Historical Site 1.1 mi. WSW New Providence
Doongalik Art Gallery 1.6 mi. W New Providence
The Dig Aquarium Aquarium 1.9 mi. W New Providence
Atlantis Casino Casino 2.1 mi. W New Providence
Paradise Island Lighthouse Lighthouse 3.6 mi. W New Providence

Cities and Towns

Arawak Beach is in the Paradise Island area, so walking the city is a definite option. The city of Paradise Island is close-by and is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a reasonable selection of places to stay a car ride away. A few of the more convenient options have been displayed in the following table.

Accommodations near Arawak Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Paradise Island Beach Club 0.9 mi. W Hotel
Paradise Harbour Club & Marina 0.9 mi. SW Resort
Club Land'or Resort 1.0 mi. SW Hotel
One & Only Ocean Club 1.1 mi. W Resort
Riu Palace Paradise Island 1.4 mi. W Hotel
Best Western Bay View Suites 1.5 mi. W Hotel
Atlantis Beach Tower 1.5 mi. W Resort
Comfort Suites Paradise Island 1.5 mi. W Resort
Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas 1.5 mi. WSW Hotel
Atlantis Coral Towers 1.6 mi. W Hotel


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. Columbus Tavern is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant offers both Caribbean and European menu items. Visitors often rave about their seafood.

The following table lists nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Arawak Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Columbus Tavern (242) 363-2533 Caribbean, European Informal 0.9 mi. SW
Viola's Bar and Grill (242) 363-3739 International Very Casual 1.3 mi. W
Hibiscus Terrace (242) 363-2555 Eclectic Very Casual 1.5 mi. W
Bahamian Club (242) 363-3000 Caribbean, International Fine Dining 1.5 mi. W
Casa D'Angelo (242) 363-3000 Italian Fine Dining 1.5 mi. W
Dune (242) 363-3000 Asian Fusion, French Fine Dining 1.5 mi. W
Quiznos Paradise Island (242) 363-3000 American Very Casual 1.5 mi. W
Cave Grill (242) 363-3000 American Very Casual 1.5 mi. W
Crusoe's Garden Restaurant (242) 363-3680 Eclectic Very Casual 1.5 mi. W
Chop Stix (242) 363-3000 ext. 29 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Fine Dining 1.6 mi. W
Anthony's Caribbean Grill (242) 363-3152 American, Caribbean Informal 1.6 mi. W
Starbucks The Reef (242) 363-6900 American Very Casual 1.6 mi. W

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover on New Providence, of course, so if Arawak Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

Travelers may also want to consider Snorkeler's Cove Beach, located a couple hundred yards to the west.

The Bahamas has plenty to offer its visitors, and Arawak Beach is just one of the many options.


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