New Providence and Paradise Islands Travel Guide


Photo of New Providence and Paradise Islands Photo: Ramona Settle

Plan Your New Providence and Paradise Islands Vacation

An incongruous mix of glitzy casinos and quiet shady lanes; splashy megaresorts and tiny settlements that recall a distant simpler age; land development unrivaled elsewhere in the Bahamas, and vast stretches of untrammeled territory. This is New Providence Island, a grab-bag destination. The island, home to two-thirds of all Bahamians, provides fast-paced living, nightlife that goes on until dawn, and high-end shopping strips. And when all the hustle and bustle becomes too much, it's easy to find quiet stretches of sandy white beach where the only noise is the waves rolling in.


New Providence and Paradise Islands Hotels

If you want to mix with locals and experience a little more of Bahamian culture, choose a hotel in downtown Nassau. Its... read more


New Providence and Paradise Islands Restaurants

Foodies will delight in New Providence's restaurant range, from shabby shacks serving up the kind of food you'd find in any... read more


New Providence and Paradise Islands Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Beach hop: New Providence beaches, though less secluded than those on the Out Islands, still tempt travelers with their balmy... Read more

  • Bond in the Bahamas

    In Casino Royale, the 21st James Bond installment, Bond took on the bad guys at an embassy, which was, in reality, the lovely Buena... Read more

  • Changes at Cable Beach

    Cable Beach, a string of resorts on a white-sand beach west of Nassau, is getting a makeover so massive that it's expected to rival Las... Read more


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