Paradise Island

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Atlantis Aquarium featuring a pool and marine life
Best known as the site of the Atlantis resort, this flashy island is a haven for visitors seeking good times and beautiful beaches.

Paradise Island is dominated by the large Atlantis resort, which includes an extravagant shopping mall, a casino and more than 40 dining venues. Many of the Atlantis’ facilities are open to non-guests, helping to make the resort a tourist attraction in its own right. If you’re looking for something more low-key, seek out the quieter beaches and gardens on this striking island.

It would be almost impossible to visit Paradise Island without checking out the Atlantis. Try your luck at the resort’s casino, with 75 gaming tables and 750 slot machines. It is open to non-guests. Dine at one of the resort’s extensive restaurants, join the guided “Discover Atlantis” tour to see some of its other impressive facilities or take one of the daily gaming lessons.

Head to the northern side of the island to visit Cabbage Beach, a 2-mile (3-kilometer) stretch of white sand bordered by sand dunes and casuarinas trees. Rent a Jet Ski to take out on the water or see the island from above on a parasailing excursion. To escape the crowds around the resort areas of the beach, walk west, where you can typically find more secluded stretches of sand.

See ships hauling in fresh fish and conch straight from the sea at Potter’s Cay, on the road beneath the Paradise Island bridges. Enjoy conch salad, pick up other fresh ingredients such as Bahamian peppers and herbs or buy empty conch shells as souvenirs.

Go for a stroll in Versailles Gardens, a lovely terraced lawn dotted with fountains and statues of famous figures. Although the garden is part of the One & Only Ocean Club, non-guests are welcome to visit after checking in at the security gate. At the top of the garden, find the beautiful Augustinian Cloister, the remains of a 12th-century stone monastery originally built in France, before being imported and rebuilt here.

Paradise Island is located just off Nassau’s north shore. Most visitors arrive in Nassau and then commute across to the island. Many hotels on the island offer airport transfers. Otherwise rent a car or take a taxi to get here.

Warwick Paradise Island- All Inclusive- Adults Only
Warwick Paradise Island- All Inclusive- Adults Only
4 out of 5
Harbour Drive, Paradise Island, New Providence
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $351 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 17
Stay at this 4-star spa property in Paradise Island. Enjoy free WiFi, 5 restaurants, and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,005 reviews)
"All was great! Good & staff was amazing. Just a minor improvement needed in bathroom inside rooms."

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2022

Warwick Paradise Island- All Inclusive- Adults Only
The Reef at Atlantis
The Reef at Atlantis
4.5 out of 5
Paradise Beach Drive, Paradise Island, New Providence
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury resort in Paradise Island. Enjoy free WiFi, a private beach, and a marina. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,000 reviews)
"The facility was very nice. I enjoyed using the shuttle buses that run between each resort in the Atlantis. A beautiful location. I wish I could have stayed longer. The staff were professional and friendly."

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2022

The Reef at Atlantis
The Royal at Atlantis
The Royal at Atlantis
4 out of 5
Paradise Beach Drive, Paradise Island, New Providence
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Paradise Island. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 11 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the family amenities ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,458 reviews)
"The staff was amazing and very attentive. The property was clean and beautiful. The resort restaurants are very expensive so you need to allocate $120 for breakfast and $225 for dinner. Rooms at the Royal do not have microwaves, but do have a mini-fridge. Overall, it was a magical vacation with some ..."

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2022

The Royal at Atlantis
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Bay View Suites Paradise Island
Bay View Suites Paradise Island
3 out of 5
Bay View Drive, Harbour Ridge Road, Paradise Island, New Providence, 6308
The price is $117 per night from Aug 18 to Aug 19
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Paradise Island. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (532 reviews)
"Not a new hotel but, pretty layout and setting and very spacious tooms. Handy location. Really good value for that area."

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2022

Bay View Suites Paradise Island
Atlantis , Paradise Island, Bahamas
Atlantis , Paradise Island, Bahamas
nassau, bahamas
Stay at this villa in Paradise Island. Enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a TV. Popular attractions Cable Beach and Cabbage Beach are located nearby. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Excellent Vacation
"Excellent vacation"

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2021

Atlantis , Paradise Island, Bahamas
HARBORSIDE RESORT AT ATLANTIS - 1BD - Sleep 4
HARBORSIDE RESORT AT ATLANTIS - 1BD - Sleep 4
Nassau, New Providence
Stay at this villa in Paradise Island. Enjoy private pools, a beach locale, and a water park. Popular attractions Cable Beach and Cabbage Beach are located nearby. ...
HARBORSIDE RESORT AT ATLANTIS - 1BD - Sleep 4
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Paradise Island

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4/5 - Good

Lulimelo

May 12, 2020

a little on the expensive side, but beautiful nonetheless

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 11, 2020

We can't wait to go back again! Hopefully soon..

3/5 - Okay

Susan

Mar 21, 2020

If we ever go back to the Bahamas we will NOT stay at Atlantis, likely would look at the all inclusive resorts on the island

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 17, 2020

The aquariums throughout the facility were amazing. The dolphins were so much fun to interact with.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 10, 2020

I wish that would have had more time to do a little bit more tourist attractions and the weather was better. They close the beaches if the water is to rough and will not let you walk on them or lay on them were i was in atlantis.

5/5 - Excellent

Anne

Mar 10, 2020

A perfect get away with great weather and friendly people!

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