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.

Positioned on 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 even if you are not staying in the vicinity. Although planning a vacation means you'll make lots of choices, picking the right beach can mean the difference between a stressful and a relaxing afternoon. the Bahamas is full of fun options, like Arawak Beach.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

You should remember that Arawak Beach is in an area which is visited by quite a number of tourists, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South East coast of New Providence. It is near Ocean Club 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 local attractions.

Historical attractions such as Cloisters offer the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Arawak Beach, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about The Bahamas' past, for those willing to go exploring. As a matter of fact, you'll find this spot only a walk or a short cab ride from this historical destination.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run low on things to do. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Arawak Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Ocean Club 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 you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. The nearby town of Paradise Island is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.

You'll find a reasonable selection of hotels which can be reached in the car. A few of the more convenient possibilities can be viewed in the list below.

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
The Ocean Club 1.1 mi. W Resort
Sunrise Beach Club & Villas 1.3 mi. W Villa complex
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


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Arawak Beach; you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the nearest restaurants is Dune. This restaurant serves both Asian Fusion and French menu items. Visitors often rave about their seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table lists places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Arawak Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Dune (242) 363-3000 Asian Fusion, French Fine Dining 1.1 mi. W
Viola's Bar and Grill (242) 363-3739 International Very Casual 1.3 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
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
Virgil's Real BBQ (242) 363-300 ext. 29 American Informal 1.6 mi. W
Starbucks Marina Village (242) 363-1175 American -- 1.6 mi. W

Other Beaches

New Providence has many nice beaches, so if Arawak Beach doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Snorkeler's Cove Beach, located within a short distance.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in the Bahamas, and Arawak Beach is just one of the many options.


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