Paradise Beach

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On the western coast of Paradise Island is the stunning Paradise Beach. Both motorized and non-motorized water sports are available here, as well as other water activities including diving and snorkeling. You can explore wrecks, caves and underwater sea gardens here, then go parasailing for an aerial view.

Located on Paradise Island, near Potters Cay, Paradise Beach is on the South West coast of the island, You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you are staying nearby. Active, fun-seeking vacationers might like this beach because of its urban location. In fact, Paradise Beach is a favorite of hotel guests in the area, and people who prefer "city life" to the suburbs.

How to Access The Beach

The beach is fairly easy to access, and parking areas exist close to the beach for those driving onto the island. Once you cross the bridge onto the island, take Paradise Beach Dr west (to the left), cross another small bridge, and you'll find a parking area on the left not far after the bridge. Walking north from the parking lot will take you to Paradise Beach, while walking south will take you to Casuarina Beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Keep in mind that the area surrounding Paradise Beach is is a much-visited area, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South West coast of New Providence; it will be near other attractions like Atlantis Casino, which is pretty close, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of the Bahamas, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. The nearest historical attraction is Cloisters, which is only a brief walk or taxi ride away.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in the Bahamas. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Paradise Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Atlantis Casino Casino 0.1 mi. E New Providence
Aquadventure Amusement/Theme Park 0.2 mi. E New Providence
The Dig Aquarium Aquarium 0.4 mi. ESE New Providence
Doongalik Art Gallery 0.6 mi. ESE New Providence
Cloisters Historical Site 1.2 mi. ESE New Providence
Paradise Island Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.4 mi. W New Providence
Paradise Island Golf Course Golf Course 1.9 mi. E New Providence

Cities and Towns

Not far away you'll find Paradise Island, a town which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

Guests will find a decent variety of hotel options to choose from in the area surrounding the beach. The closest of which are shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Paradise Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Atlantis The Cove 0.1 mi. E Resort
Atlantis The Reef 0.1 mi. S Resort
Atlantis Royal Towers 0.3 mi. ESE Resort
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat 0.3 mi. WSW Resort
Atlantis Coral Towers 0.6 mi. E Hotel
Atlantis Beach Tower 0.7 mi. E Resort
Comfort Suites Paradise Island 0.7 mi. ESE Resort
Riu Palace Paradise Island 0.8 mi. E Hotel
Best Western Bay View Suites 0.9 mi. ESE Hotel
One & Only Ocean Club 1.1 mi. E Resort


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the nearest restaurants is Starbucks Coral Towers. This restaurant has American food. They are also famous for their coffee. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's not far off the beach at all.

Nearby dining options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Paradise Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Starbucks Coral Towers (242) 363-2000 ext. 64666 American Very Casual 0.1 mi. SE
Mesa Grill (242) 363-3000 ext. 29 Fusion, Mexican Fine Dining 0.1 mi. ESE
Mosaic (242) 363-3000 Mediterranean Informal 0.2 mi. E
Dive Inn (242) 363-3000 American, Caribbean Very Casual 0.4 mi. E
Shark Bites (242) 363-3000 Eclectic Very Casual 0.4 mi. E
Marketplace (242) 363-3000 ext. 29 International Informal 0.4 mi. ESE
Blue Lagoon (242) 363-2400 International Fine Dining -- --
Nobu (242) 363-3000 ext. 29 Japanese Fine Dining 0.5 mi. ESE
Lagoon Bar & Grill (242) 363-3000 Eclectic Informal 0.5 mi. E
Atlas Bar & Grill (242) 363-3000 Eclectic Informal 0.5 mi. ESE
The Point Restaurant & Bar (242) 363-6800 Caribbean Very Casual 0.6 mi. SE
Murray's Deli (242) 363-3000 American Informal 0.6 mi. ESE

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Paradise Beach on New Providence.

You may also enjoy Snorkeler's Cove Beach, located within a couple of miles.

The Bahamas has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and dropping by Paradise Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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