Paradise Island

Travel Guide
Cabbage Beach showing jet skiing and general coastal views
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.

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, 11 outdoor pools, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
8.4/10 Very Good! (2,213 reviews)
"Great hotel, good for family with kids"

Reviewed on May 15, 2024

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
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $547 per night from Jun 11 to Jun 12
$547
$645 total
includes taxes & fees
Jun 11 - Jun 12
Stay at this 4-star spa property in Paradise Island. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and 5 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
8/10 Very Good! (1,556 reviews)
"Great adult only resort"

Reviewed on May 19, 2024

Warwick Paradise Island- All Inclusive- Adults Only
Riu Palace Paradise Island - Adults Only - All Inclusive
Riu Palace Paradise Island - Adults Only - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
6307 Casino Drive, Paradise Island, New Providence
The price is $484 per night from Jun 5 to Jun 6
$484
$484 total
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Jun 5 - Jun 6
Book a stay at this beach property in Paradise Island. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in ...
7.8/10 Good! (2,461 reviews)
"We loved the property! Will be returning. The only issue we had was how uncomfortable the bed and pillows were. Staff was excellent."

Reviewed on May 19, 2024

Riu Palace Paradise Island - Adults Only - All Inclusive
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Bay View Suites Paradise Island
Bay View Suites Paradise Island
3 out of 5
Bay View Drive, Harbour Ridge Road, Paradise Island, New Providence
Book a stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Paradise Island. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful ...
8/10 Very Good! (615 reviews)
"The property was a quint little spot with big amenities. The staff was so friendly and helpful. Down to the security guard. Breakfast was so good. Thank you for making my experience a great success. I will definitely be back there."

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2024

Bay View Suites Paradise Island
Newly Furnished 2 bedrooms, Walking distance to Atlantis!
Newly Furnished 2 bedrooms, Walking distance to Atlantis!
Paradise Island
Stay at this condo in Paradise Island. Enjoy free WiFi, laundry facilities, and patios. Popular attractions Junkanoo Beach and Cable Beach are located ...
8.8/10 Excellent! (19 reviews)
Affordable Stay In Paradise (Island)
"The property is spacious and clean. The location is great. You can walk everywhere in Paradise Island. Cabbage Beach is gorgeous and a short and easy walk from this apartment. If you are looking for a quiet and affordable place to stay on PI, this is it!"

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2024

Newly Furnished 2 bedrooms, Walking distance to Atlantis!
Atlantis Paradise Island Beach Area Luxury Apartment
Atlantis Paradise Island Beach Area Luxury Apartment
Nassau
Book a stay at this family-friendly apartment in Paradise Island. Enjoy a water park, a garden, and cable/satellite TV service. Popular attractions Junkanoo ...
9.4/10 Exceptional! (13 reviews)
J Hahn
"Loved our stay! Can’t go wrong staying this close to the beach. Great pools. Well supplied kitchen; be sure to hit the grocery store before you head over if you want to dine in a few times. The food at Viola’s was really good - the service was a little inconsistent/slow at times. Look forward to ..."

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

Atlantis Paradise Island Beach Area Luxury Apartment
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