Snorkeler's Cove Beach

Right near the Paradise Island Golf Club is a beach known as Snorkeler's Cove. As you might imagine, this is one of the top spots on Paradise Island for snorkeling and other water sports, with its clear, calm waters and abundance of marine life.

Located on Paradise Island, near Potters Cay, Snorkeler's Cove Beach is on the South East edge of the island, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Though there are a lot of choices to be made on vacation, choosing a suitable beach may be one of the more important things you do. Snorkeler's Cove Beach is one of many fun beaches in the Bahamas to consider.

How to Access The Beach

Visitors can easily access Snorkeler's Cove by walking to it from Atlantis, or via Ocean Club Drive.

Amenities and Ambiance

Set behind a mega popular resort area, Snorkeler's Cove Beach features blindingly white sands and emerald green waters.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

You should remember that the immediate vicinity around Snorkeler's Cove Beach is a bustling area, so show up early.

What's Nearby


Snorkeler's Cove Beach is on the South East coast of New Providence. It is near Paradise Island Golf Course, which is close enough that guests will have the choice to walk or take a cab, and it is one of the local attractions.

If you want more information on the history of the Bahamas, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Cloisters, which is a mile to the west-southwest.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of ways to stay busy. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Snorkeler's Cove Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Paradise Island Golf Course Golf Course 0.4 mi. SW New Providence
Cloisters Historical Site 1.0 mi. WSW New Providence
Doongalik Art Gallery 1.5 mi. W New Providence
The Dig Aquarium Aquarium 1.7 mi. W New Providence
Aquadventure Amusement/Theme Park 1.9 mi. W New Providence
Atlantis Casino Casino 2.0 mi. W New Providence
Paradise Island Lighthouse Lighthouse 3.5 mi. W New Providence

Cities and Towns

Snorkeler's Cove Beach is in the Paradise Island area, so walking the city is a definite option. Nearby, you'll find the city of Paradise Island, which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how full nearby hotel rooms are. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Vacationers will find a pretty good range of hotels to choose from in the vicinity of the beach. The most accessible of which are listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Snorkeler's Cove Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Paradise Island Harbour Resort All Inclusive 0.6 mi. SSW Resort
Paradise Island Beach Club 0.8 mi. W Hotel
Paradise Harbour Club & Marina 0.8 mi. SW Resort
Club Land'or Resort 0.9 mi. SW Hotel
One & Only Ocean Club 1.0 mi. W Resort
Riu Palace Paradise Island 1.3 mi. W Hotel
Best Western Bay View Suites 1.3 mi. W Hotel
Atlantis Beach Tower 1.4 mi. W Resort
Comfort Suites Paradise Island 1.4 mi. W Resort
Atlantis Coral Towers 1.5 mi. W Hotel


If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest places to eat is Columbus Tavern. The restaurant serves both Caribbean and European menu items. Many guests rave about their seafood.

The table below lists places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Snorkeler's Cove Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Columbus Tavern (242) 363-2533 Caribbean, European Informal 0.8 mi. SW
Viola's Bar and Grill (242) 363-3739 International Very Casual 1.2 mi. W
Hibiscus Terrace (242) 363-2555 Eclectic Very Casual 1.3 mi. W
Seagrapes (242) 363-3000 ext. 29 Caribbean Very Casual 1.4 mi. W
Bahamian Club (242) 363-3000 Caribbean, International Fine Dining 1.4 mi. W
Casa D Angelo (242) 363-3000 Italian Fine Dining 1.4 mi. W
Courtyard Terrace (242) 363-3000 Contemporary, Mediterranean Fine Dining 1.4 mi. W
Dune (242) 363-3000 Asian Fusion, French Fine Dining 1.4 mi. W
Quiznos Paradise Island (242) 363-3000 American Very Casual 1.4 mi. W
Cave Grill (242) 363-3000 American Very Casual 1.4 mi. W
Crusoe's Garden Restaurant (242) 363-3680 Eclectic Very Casual 1.4 mi. W
Chop Stix (242) 363-3000 ext. 29 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Fine Dining 1.5 mi. W

Other Beaches

Travelers searching for the perfect beach will have other options if Snorkeler's Cove Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

Travelers may also want to consider Arawak Beach, which is located a couple hundred yards to the east.

Of course, the Bahamas has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but Snorkeler's Cove Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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