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 several beaches to choose from on the island. Whether you'd rather be part of a busy beach scene, or you prefer having more of the sand to yourself, you can find what you want. Just click on the beach names for detailed information about 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.

Another place to consider is Cabbage Beach. Whichever way you choose to travel onto Paradise Island, there is easy access to its most popular beach. Running along much of the north shore, it can be accessed from a number of locations, and parking lots are available for those driving.

Casuarina Beach: Stunning pink sands and aquamarine waters typify Casuarina Beach. Just off shore is a patch of reef where visitors can swim with parrotfish and turtles.

These are just some of the available choices. To navigate to our complete page about beaches, visit this page.

Historical Sites

The Caves

In case you like to learn about the history of foreign countries, you might enjoy visiting a historical site during your stay.

Many travelers choose to visit 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.

Many travelers also choose to visit The Caves. It is located 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.

You can look through the table just below for more information about historical sites on and near the 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

Visitors may experience some other worthwhile sites worth visiting on Paradise 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

Travelers can spend some time in a couple of parks, or a botanical garden on and near Paradise Island.

To surround yourself with beautiful tropical vegetation, consider visiting Versailles Garden, which is located in 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 worth looking into are displayed below.

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 idea of spending part of a day with interesting sea life sounds like fun, consider visiting The Dig Aquarium. There are a number of ways to reach the Royal Towers where the Dig is located. Visitors can drive or take a bus over the main bridge into Paradise Island, or hire one of the many taxis and vans.

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

Land Formations

Another fun idea is to go see some of the more popular naturally occurring land formations. Other options like these on Paradise Island are listed directly below.

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


Ready for some action? Travelers who'd like to try their luck in some gaming action can find several opportunities to do so on and around the island.

Atlantis Casino, which is on the premises of Atlantis The Cove, is found in central Paradise Island. 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.

If slot machines are part of your plans, you might try Crystal Palace Casino. Deep blue walls and a printed carpet fail to stand out against the neon colored slot machines, blinking, and drawing guests in for just one more pull.

The gaming venues on and around Paradise Island are listed below.

Gambling On and Near Paradise Island
Name Located At Phone Location
Atlantis Casino Atlantis The Cove (242) 363-3000 Central Paradise Island
Crystal Palace Casino Wyndham Nassau & Crystal Palace Casino (800) 222-7466 0.8 mi. East-Southeast of Central Cable Beach

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