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. A man named Huntington Hartford bought them and had them imported, but not from France. Prior to the 1960's, the ruins were in the United States, imported their in the 1920's by Randolph Hurst. For now, the ruins are resting from all the travelling and is a popular spot for weddings and photographs.

Staying Close

Cloisters is located on Paradise Island, which means those visiting this region of the Bahamas will be excited to have convenient access to the historical site for the duration of their trip. There a reasonable number of lodgings around the region within the vicinity of this historical site.

Hotels near Cloisters
Hotel Type Distance Direction
One & Only Ocean Club Resort 0.1 mi. (0.6 km) NW
Club Land'or Resort Hotel 0.2 mi. (1.0 km) SE
Paradise Harbour Club & Marina Resort 0.3 mi. (1.1 km) ESE
Paradise Island Beach Club Hotel 0.3 mi. (1.0 km) NE
Best Western Bay View Suites Hotel 0.4 mi. (0.2 km) W
Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas Hotel 0.4 mi. (5.7 km) W
Riu Palace Paradise Island Hotel 0.5 mi. (0.3 km) NW

Location and What's Nearby

Recreational opportunities like hitting a few rounds of golf and beach-going are also enjoyed by many in the surrounding areas. Historic site guests also wishing to get in a game of golf can do so at the nearest course, Paradise Island Golf Course. Free hours can also be spent at Cabbage Beach, the closest beach. And, an additional selection of golf and beach options are available in the surrounding area. Visitors to this historic site will also be near a couple additional attractions only a short distance away. The most accessible indoor place of interest to Cloisters is Versailles Garden, and you can find it a short distance away.


Operating Hours

The daily schedule for this historical site is not readily available, meaning that your group's best option is calling ahead to confirm the building is going to be up and running during the time you want to make an appearance.


Show up at Cloisters with plans to give over the cost of admission, which your party can nail down by calling before you leave.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (242) 363-3000

Location: Cloister Road, Paradise Island, New Providence



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