Paradise IslandBahamas

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.

Top Hotels in Paradise Island

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Royal at Atlantis
The Royal at Atlantis
4 out of 5
Paradise Beach Drive, Paradise Island, New Providence

Located in Paradise Island, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within a 10-minute walk of Paradise Lagoon Beach South and Cabbage Beach. Versailles ...

4/5Very Good! (1,866 reviews)

"it was like a dream vacation everything was beautifully"…"

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

The Royal at Atlantis
Warwick Paradise Island- All Inclusive- Adults Only
Warwick Paradise Island- All Inclusive- Adults Only
4 out of 5
Harbour Drive, Paradise Island, New Providence
The price is $299 per night

Situated on the waterfront, this all-inclusive property is within a 15-minute walk of Versailles Gardens and Cabbage Beach. Paradise Island Golf Club and Ocean ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,367 reviews)

"The staff there were amazing. The event staff always had a fun activity planned and had our interest as their top priority."…"

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2020

Warwick Paradise Island- All Inclusive- Adults Only
Riu Palace Paradise Island All Inclusive - Adults Only
Riu Palace Paradise Island All Inclusive - Adults Only
4 out of 5
6307 Casino Drive, Paradise Island, New Providence
Free Cancellation
The price is $350 per night

Located in Paradise Island, this beachfront property is next to a golf course and within a 15-minute walk of Cabbage Beach and Versailles Gardens. Paradise Island ...

4/5Very Good! (1,165 reviews)

"The property, beach, pools n staff were all excellent."…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Riu Palace Paradise Island All Inclusive - Adults Only

Popular places to visit in Paradise Island

Cabbage Beach
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Cabbage Beach

4.5/5(598 reviews)

Ride Jet Skis and fly parasails, soak up the sun or relax at a beachfront bar at this popular resort-lined beach. 

Aquaventure
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Aquaventure

4.5/5(925 reviews)

This enormous water park is one of the largest in the world. You’ll find something for everyone in the family within its 11 pools and 18 waterslides.  

Versailles Gardens
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Versailles Gardens

4.5/5(47 reviews)

Escape the busy beaches and resort precincts of Paradise Island at these ornate historic gardens and watch the sun set over the harbor.

Ocean Club Golf Course
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Ocean Club Golf Course

4/5(98 reviews)

Hit the links in Paradise Island at Ocean Club Golf Course, a popular golf course. Wander the beautiful beaches and seaside in the area.

Cable Beach
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Cable Beach

4.5/5(933 reviews)

White sand, crystal-clear water and lively beachfront establishments have made this the go-to beach for visitors to the most populated island of the Bahamas.

Junkanoo Beach
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Junkanoo Beach

4/5(417 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Junkanoo Beach, a popular beach in Nassau. Discover the seafood restaurants and entertainment choices in this relaxing area.

Top things to do in Paradise Island

All-Inclusive Exuma Islands Powerboat Adventure
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All-Inclusive Exuma Islands Powerboat Adventure

$245
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Funky Nassau Jeep Tour - Native Food Tasters & Local Drinks
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Funky Nassau Jeep Tour - Native Food Tasters & Local Drinks

$95
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Snorkeling Adventure in Bahamas with Tropical Reefs & Sharks
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Snorkeling Adventure in Bahamas with Tropical Reefs & Sharks

$100
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Full-Day Exuma Adventure with Swimming Pigs
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Full-Day Exuma Adventure with Swimming Pigs

$349
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Blue Lagoon Beach Day with Lunch
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Blue Lagoon Beach Day with Lunch

$74
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Jet Ski Adventure from Cabbage Beach Bahamas
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Jet Ski Adventure from Cabbage Beach Bahamas

$72
Per adult

Reviews of Paradise Island

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
888
5 - Excellent 49.63666852990497%
4 - Good
630
4 - Good 35.21520402459475%
3 - Okay
188
3 - Okay 10.508664058133036%
2 - Disappointing
52
2 - Disappointing 2.906651760760201%
1 - Terrible
31
1 - Terrible 1.732811626607043%

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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