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.

Located on Paradise Island, 3.1 miles east of downtown Nassau, Arawak Beach is on the South East coast of the island, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Vacationers who want their beach to have a little bit of everything——a hint of seclusion, with a somewhat social scene—— may really like a visit to Arawak Beach. It's a little bit removed from The Bahamas' urban areas, but it's not quiet or boring 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, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Bear in mind that Arawak Beach's location is a bustling area, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South East coast of New Providence. Paradise Island Golf Course is only a short distance away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction, and it is one of a few area's attractions.

If you're intrigued by The Bahamas' history, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. The nearest historical attraction is Cloisters, which is only a brief walk or taxi ride away.

If you can't wait to see as many of The Bahamas' attractions as possible, this beach isn't far from any of the items 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

Nearby, you'll find the town of Paradise Island, which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full the nearby hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.

You'll find a nice range of hotels and resorts to choose from close to the beach. The most convenient of which are shown 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 visit the beach around lunchtime this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you don't have to go far from the sea. One of the closest places to eat is Columbus Tavern. The restaurant serves both Caribbean and European cuisines. They're also renowned for their seafood.

The table below lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

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

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Arawak Beach.

Vacationers may also want to visit Snorkeler's Cove Beach, located within a couple of miles.

Arawak Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, the Bahamas offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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