Attractions on Paradise Island

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Paradise Island is the type of place where you go for a luxury getaway and everything you could want or need is within reach.  This includes entertainment and many activities to keep you busy, but, if this isn't enough for you, you may want to consider crossing the bridge back to the main section of New Providence Island (specifically Nassau) for cultural, historical, and natural attractions to explore. 


Paradise Beach

You will discover a large number of beaches to enjoy on the island. Whether you prefer people watching, or you prefer a quieter spot, you can find a beach that appeals to you. Just click on the name of each beach for a detailed guide to that section of the coast.

Paradise Beach: There are a number of small huts which provide a welcomed respite from the sun on this mile long strip of magnificent white powdery sand. The beach is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in all of the Bahamas, and the view at sunset will show you exactly why.

Attractions Map

Another option worth considering is Cabbage Beach. The stunning clear water draws many people to this shore, and a wide variety of water sport opportunities and other beach activities make this a popular destination for families and adventure-seekers alike. The beach is lined by lovely sea grape, palm trees, casuarinas.

Casuarina Beach: Once you arrive on Paradise Island from Nassau, head west passed Sunrise Beach Club and over the Paradise Beach Drive bridge. Follow Paradise Beach Drive until you reach Casuarina Beach.

These are only a few of the places worth checking out You can read this page if you want to find out some more information.

Historical Sites

The Caves

If you enjoy experiencing the history of a foreign place, you might enjoy visiting a historical site while vacationing on Paradise Island.

A landmark worth visiting is Cloisters. It is located in eastern Paradise Island. The Cloisters are the ruins of a French Monastery with a lot of history. Built in the 1300's, the ruins did not find their way to the Bahamas until the 1960's.

Another landmark worth visiting is The Caves. It is found in Cable Beach, West of Paradise Island. This easy to miss spot was once favored for its elusive nature -- it functioned as an ideal hideout for pirates that roamed the Bahamas and Caribbean Islands. As you explore this cave, it won't be hard to see why pirates chose this place for their home.

Be sure to look through the chart below to find out more about historic sites on and near Paradise Island.

Historic Sites On and Near Paradise Island
Name Phone Location
Cloisters (242) 363-3000 3.9 mi. Northeast of Central Nassau
The Caves (242) 302-2000 2.0 mi. West of Central Cable Beach

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Travelers can explore some other intriguing places to visit on the island.

Miscellaneous Landmarks On Paradise Island
Name Type Location Island
Paradise Island Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.9 mi. Northwest of Central downtown Nassau New Providence

Parks and Botanical Gardens

Versailles Garden

Guests can enjoy a couple of parks, as well as a botanical garden on and near Paradise Island.

To surround yourself with beautiful tropical vegetation, you might want to visit Versailles Garden, which is found within eastern Paradise Island. A French countryside inspired garden set in the Bahamas is just too much for many botanists to resist. Take a stroll through the gardens and you will find a peaceful spot filled with lush flora and a few flying friends that can't resist the sweet nectar of these gorgeous plants.

The parks and gardens available are summarized here:

Parks and Gardens On and Near Paradise Island
Name Type Location
Atlantis Lagoon Park Central Paradise Island
Bonefish Pond National Park Park 5.0 mi. South West of Central Nassau
Versailles Garden Botanical Garden 3.9 mi. Northeast of Central Nassau

Zoos and Aquariums

The Dig Aquarium

If the concept of passing some time surrounded by sea life tickles your fancy, you should visit The Dig Aquarium. There are numerous, colorful ruins at the Dig that feature an even more numerous number of animals. The prime exhibits include the lobsters, lion-fish, grouper, seahorse, jellyfish, clown fish, and eel.

Aquariums On Paradise Island
Name Type Location Island/th>
The Dig Aquarium Aquarium Central Paradise Island New Providence

Land Formations

Another idea is to visit some of the more interesting area land formations. Other types of natural attractions on Paradise Island are provided here:

Land Formations On Paradise Island
Name Type Location
Atlantis Lagoons Lagoon Central Paradise Island
Paradise Lake Lake Central Paradise Island


Vacationers don't usually go to Paradise Island for its gambling opportunities, but there is one option, Atlantis Casino. <p>Stop by and try to win big at the Atlantis Casino. With nearly 1000 games going on at once, you can be sure there will be something for you, be it slots, or table games. There are even a few outdoor tables, letting you enjoy the weather, and hopefully a few wins.</p>


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