9 Things to Do on Paradise Island

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Where Is Paradise Island?

If you are looking for the greatest vacation destination in the Bahamas, look no further than Paradise Island. A 1.1-square-mile island is located just off the shores of Nassau, the capital city of the Bahamas, on the northern edge of New Providence Island. The two islands are connected by two bridges crossing Nassau Harbor, so you can easily walk or drive between them. A taxi ride from the Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau takes approximately 30 minutes, and water taxis run between Nassau and Paradise Island several times a day. There are also several bus routes between the two islands. Things to do on Paradise Island often revolve around the beautiful beaches, delicious food, and outdoor fun, with warm water, sunshine, and tropical plants surrounding you. This fantastic location within the Caribbean archipelago provides an idyllic backdrop to your Caribbean escape.

An Overview of Paradise Island Amenities

Paradise Island is a wonderful place filled with plenty to see and do. As a hot tourist destination, any whims, cravings, and Bahamian adventures you can dream of will likely be catered to in this tropical wonderland. Because the island is less than one mile wide, wherever you go, you will be within minutes of the Atlantic’s pristine beaches and turquoise waters, with access to good food, activities, and culture.

Visiting Paradise Island is best between November to mid-April, as you will avoid the hot and rainy summer and hurricane season (July to October). Seafood is a staple in the Bahamas, with conch as one of the most popular things to eat. Nassau, the capital city of the Bahamas, is a short drive or a walkable distance away, so you are never far from anything you may need, although you will not run out of things to do on Paradise Island. Some amenities you can expect include:

  • Hotels and resorts
  • Restaurants
  • Casinos
  • Luxury marina
  • Boutiques and luxury shopping
  • High-end spas
  • Nail and hair salons
  • Handicraft markets

9 Things to Do on Paradise Island

Check out the Nightlife

If you are looking for things to do on Paradise Island, you do not need to look far. Bars, pubs, and fine dining establishments are everywhere. The Moon Club, the Aura Nightclub, Dragon’s Ultra Lounge, and Dune Bar all offer different experiences, with good drinks, dancing, and fun. Cuisine on the island ranges from local Caribbean joints to high-end steakhouses and seafood to Dunkin’ Donuts, so whatever your mood, you will find the food you crave.

Hit up the Casino

The Atlantis Casino offers a Vegas-style ambiance with a Caribbean twist. This world-class gambling facility has 85 gaming tables and over 700 slot machines. Play all your favorites as you enjoy poolside gambling, exclusive private rooms, or an intimate gaming experience in the Sea Glass room. Located within a hotel complex with a gigantic water park, a hotel, restaurants, and more, the entire family will have a great time in this establishment, gambling or not.

Enjoy Junkanoo

The annual festival of color and culture is celebrated on December 26 and January 1st each year. The parades, loud music, spectacular costumes, and delicious food give the day a carnival-like atmosphere.

Spend Some Time in the Water

Some incredibly fun water activities on and around Paradise Island include:

  • Chartering a boat (or taking your own) around the chain of nearly 300 islands to fish or simply enjoy the Caribbean ambiance on one of the deserted cays that dots the area
  • SCUBA diving or snorkeling around the coral reefs, enjoying views of famous shipwrecks and tropical fish from a new vantage point. You can even see the famous Lost Blue Hole oceanic crater or snorkel above a replica lost city of Atlantis
  • Play on the water in a Sea Doo, kayak, paddle board, Jet Ski, or any type of water toy, enjoying the climate, the warm water, and the proximity to incredible sea creatures just below the surface
  • Relax by the pool, sometimes spending some time away from the sand in a climate-controlled swimming pool is the right move. Bring the kids to the world-famous Atlantis water park, or simply find a chair next to a pool for a nice place to read or sunbathe

Sun Yourself on a Beautiful Beach

Paradise Island’s most popular beaches are Paradise Beach, Cabbage Beach, Cove Beach, and Arawak Beach. Each has its own charms, featuring incredible powder-fine sand, tropical blue waters, palm trees, and good weather most days of the year. You can usually rent chairs and umbrellas, pack a picnic, and enjoy a lazy day basking in the sun and playing in turquoise waves.

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Take a Guided Tour

Enjoy a walking tour for rum or wine tastings, enjoy a historical sightseeing tour, enjoy a bike tour of nearby Nassau, or try some of the best foods available on the island, guided by experts who know the best local eateries, pubs, and historical spots.

Spend the Day in Nassau

Nassau is a large city with plenty of things to do, including shopping, museums, historical locations, restaurants, coffee shops, and much more. You can visit the Pirates of Nassau Museum, peruse the famous Straw Market, or hire a guide for a tour. When you tire of the hustle and bustle of the big city, the peace of Paradise Island awaits you.

Go to Predator Lagoon

This is a clear 100-foot-long tunnel stretching underneath a lagoon filled with dangerous animals like sharks, sawfish, barracudas, and rays. See these incredible creatures up close, with the safety of being behind glass.

Go Golfing

Members and hotel guests can enjoy the Ocean Club Golf Course, an exclusive seaside 18-hole par 72 championship golf course with 7100 yards of challenging and stunningly beautiful landscaping. Afternoon players enjoy a discounted rate.

Start Your Island Lifestyle Today on Paradise Island

When you join us at Paradise Landing, you will have all the luxury of a peaceful and serene getaway in high-end accommodations while being within walking distance of all the action, including 21 restaurants, 19 bars and lounges, shopping, and entertainment. The casino is across the street, and Paradise Landing residents can join the Ocean Club Golf Course and the Ocean Beach & Tennis Club.

Within minutes on foot, you will also find a gourmet grocery store, a dry cleaner, world-class spas, a medical clinic and pharmacy, Yoga and Pilates studios, and anything else you might need. Paradise Landing is just a 16-minute drive from downtown Nassau, the capital city, giving you plenty of opportunities to explore the culture and the nightlife of the Bahamas first-hand.

With Paradise Landing, you can expect 24-hour security and concierge service, high-speed internet, fitness facilities and swimming pools, private meeting spaces, access to a private beach, and onsite restaurants and liquor stores. Our marina, Hurricane Hole, provides exclusive access and top-tier service for superyachts up to 420 feet long including pump-out, detailing, and cleaning services.

We are even a designated port of entry for those sailing in from other countries, providing all customs and immigration services. Please call us at 242-677-1900 today to book your luxury vacation on Paradise Island. We are standing by to reserve your slip now.

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