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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

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! (1,698 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 CA $386 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2

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

4/5Very Good! (1,249 reviews)

"Didn’t like the American food, I’m American and I wanted to see more Bahamian options"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 9, 2020

Warwick Paradise Island- All Inclusive- Adults Only
The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, Bahamas
The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, Bahamas
5 out of 5
One Ocean Drive, Paradise Island, New Providence
Free cancellation
The price is CA $1,332 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3

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

4.7/5Exceptional! (105 reviews)
Go For It

"One of the best hotels we have went to as a couple. Super friendly staff and everything was perfect."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 7, 2020

The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, Bahamas
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.

Vacation Rentals in Paradise Island

Bay View Suites Paradise Island
Bay View Suites Paradise Island
3 out of 5
Bay View Drive, Harbour Ridge Road, Paradise Island, New Providence
The price is CA $147 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3

Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Versailles Gardens and Cabbage Beach. Paradise Island Golf Club and Ocean Club Golf Course ...

3.9/5Very Good! (466 reviews)

"The staff was very accommodating and the rooms were very clean. A home away from home."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 27, 2020

Bay View Suites Paradise Island
Sunrise Beach Club and Villas
Sunrise Beach Club and Villas
3.5 out of 5
Casino Drive, Paradise Island, New Providence

Nestled on the beach, this Paradise Island villa is within a 10-minute walk of Cabbage Beach and Versailles Gardens. Paradise Island Golf Club and Ocean Club ...

4/5Very Good! (123 reviews)

"Beautiful beach, nice pools, excellent restaurent. Rooms could use some updating but were comfortable and large. Some of the staff are not very friendly."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 21, 2020

Sunrise Beach Club and Villas
Sunrise Beach Villas - Deluxe 1 Bedroom Condo Located on Beachfront Resort
Sunrise Beach Villas - Deluxe 1 Bedroom Condo Located on Beachfront Resort
Casino Drive, 108, Paradise Island, New Providence

Nestled on the beach, this Paradise Island condo is within a 10-minute walk of Cabbage Beach and Versailles Gardens. Paradise Island Golf Club and Ocean Club ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (40 reviews)
Convenient and affordable

"We loved being here at Steve’s home. The condo was perfect size for 3. It had everything we needed. Loved the key lock box. Never had to worry about losing the key or getting into the place. Having a restaurant on site was a plus. The owner was easy to get a hold of and very accommodating. The bed ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 20, 2020

Sunrise Beach Villas - Deluxe 1 Bedroom Condo Located on Beachfront Resort
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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