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

Those wishing to visit Cloisters may choose to book their trip on Paradise Island, since travelers to this region of the Bahamas will have the benefit of convenient access to the historical site for the duration of their trip. Although the area isn't a massive tourist destination, you'll still find a fair number of lodging options to pick from.

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

There are multitudes of restaurants to pick from in the community near Cloisters. Columbus Tavern, which has a menu full of Caribbean food, is also the most convenient option for visitors to this historical site. Viola's Bar and Grill and Hibiscus Terrace offer additional dining options close-by. At Hibiscus Terrace you and your group might test out eclectic fare and enjoy the local foods and culture of the Bahamas.


Operating Hours

The daily schedule for this historical site is not readily available, meaning that your top option is phoning ahead of time to ensure the institution is going to be open for business when you and your group aim to stop by.


Show up at Cloisters prepared to hand over the total cost of admission, which your group can figure out by calling beforehand.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (242) 363-3000

Location: Cloister Road, Paradise Island, New Providence



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