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.
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.
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.
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.
|Atlantis Casino||Casino||0.1 mi.||E||New Providence|
|Amusement/Theme Park||0.2 mi.||E||New Providence|
|The Dig Aquarium||Aquarium||0.4 mi.||ESE||New Providence|
|Art Gallery||0.6 mi.||ESE||New Providence|
|Cloisters||Historical Site||1.2 mi.||ESE||New Providence|
|Lighthouse||1.4 mi.||W||New Providence|
|Paradise Island Golf Course||Golf Course||1.9 mi.||E||New Providence|
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.
|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.
|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|
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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