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Paradise Island
Travel Guide

Cabbage Beach which includes 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
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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! (1,606 reviews)
"The Atlantis resort is known for its unique aquariums and water park. In that regard it was amazing. Rooms are a bit older than other hotels but in great condition and very clean. Restaurant quality and availability of good food is not that great. There are several restaurants on the property but ..."

Reviewed on May 9, 2021

The Royal at Atlantis
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
The price is CA $388 per night from May 11 to May 11
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! (1,000 reviews)
"My Husband and I went on our honeymoon to the Riu Palace and we could not have had a better experience. The staff is absolutely amazing and always makes sure you have what you need. Every one of them were so easy to be friends with. The food was also beyond expectations. All the restaurants and the ..."

Reviewed on May 9, 2021

Riu Palace Paradise Island All Inclusive - Adults Only
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 $374 per night from May 11 to May 11
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 ...
4/5Very Good! (1,087 reviews)
"Liked the view of the waterway. Liked the balcony room. Liked the pool and pool area. The staff were all great and very helpful with any request. There is no daily cleaning of your room due to COVID. But the staff were very prompt with requests for clean towels, etc. Food was excellent. No buffets ..."

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Warwick Paradise Island- All Inclusive- Adults Only
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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
The price is CA $134 per night from May 14 to May 14
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! (470 reviews)
"Best priced hotel room on Paradise Island! Friendly staff that helped to make my trip enjoyable! The manager was very helpful as I sought advice about restaurants and excursions! Short walk to the beach! I would stay here again when visiting Paradise Island on a future trip!"

Reviewed on Apr. 23, 2021

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 ...
3.9/5Very Good! (122 reviews)
"The grounds were clean and pool area was beautiful. The staff was contradicting each other on what amenities were available.The service was lacking and it seemed random people were walking around (possibly working women) making safety a concern. Not all staff was identifiable and rude. We left after ..."

Reviewed on Jan. 26, 2021

Sunrise Beach Club and Villas
Miramar Villa
Miramar Villa
3.5 out of 5
Casino Drive, Paradise Island
The price is CA $1,515 per night from May 16 to May 16
Nestled on the beach, this Paradise Island villa is within a 15-minute walk of Cabbage Beach and Versailles Gardens. Paradise Island Golf Club and Ocean Club ...
Miramar Villa
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

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Jan 28, 2020

Lots of things to do and dining options. Price for food and activities are very expensive.

5/5 - Excellent

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Jan 22, 2020

The Atlantis Resort is pleasing and good for a family vacation, d food is expensive but convenient to almost everything. Basically you don't need to leave the resort to get anything.

4/5 - Good

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Jan 9, 2020

Very beautiful but quite expensive to eat.

4/5 - Good

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Jan 6, 2020

Needs more food / dining options with more variety and also options that are less expensive.

4/5 - Good

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Dec 13, 2019

Because of warnings about crime we stayed on resort grounds. We did take ferry to straw market and downtown. Typical cruise port stores. We went to Bahamas to chill out on the beach and get away from the snow and cold. It was perfect for that.

4/5 - Good

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Aug 30, 2019

Food is expensive... $3 for a banana is a little ridiculous

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