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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
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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! (1,673 reviews)

"The Dig (which we call the scarium because we thought it was scary) is really fun to go in with a bunch of exhibits in it. The employees there are all really nice and there are a lot of water slides. They also sometimes have movie nights at the pool and the popcorn there is really good. The food ..."…"

Reviewed on 29 Dec 2020

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

4/5Very Good! (1,122 reviews)

"Excelent service and very friendly, the only thing I didn’t like is that is was too windy from dec 24 till 30th"…"

Reviewed on 5 Jan 2021

Riu Palace 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
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Located in Paradise Island, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Paradise Lagoon Beach South and Cabbage Beach. Versailles ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,004 reviews)

"The room where great, super clean, spacious and had a complete kitchen"…"

Reviewed on 12 Jan 2021

The Reef at Atlantis
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Top Holiday 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 £123 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan

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 27 Jul 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 21 Mar 2020

Sunrise Beach Club and Villas
Paradise Island - Sunrise Beach Villa - Lowest Rates!
Paradise Island - Sunrise Beach Villa - Lowest Rates!
Paradise Island, Casino Drive, 101 Sunrise Villas, Paradise Island, New Providence

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 ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (28 reviews)
This location is the perfect spot. Close to everything on Paradise Island.

"The rental process was very easy."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

Paradise Island - Sunrise Beach Villa - Lowest Rates!
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Reviews of Paradise Island

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5/5 - Excellent

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4 Jul 2019

As long as you can smile at the extremes of Atlantis, Paradise Island is a delightful place to be, Cabbage Beach particularly so.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

12 Jun 2019

I had a wonderful time interacting with the dolphins which were the highlight of my trip but there was one instructor, in particular, I found very rude and made me feel so uncomfortable for even being there. I have no idea why she disliked me...

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

10 Jun 2019

Very good place, be prepared to pay but it is a very good location

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

23 Mar 2019

Nothing slse

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