New Providence and Paradise Islands

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  • 1. Aquaventure

    Amusement Park/Water Park

    From near-vertical slides that plunge through shark tanks to a quarter-mile-long lazy-river ride, this 141-acre water park has something to...Read More

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    2. Atlantis Paradise Island

    Amusement Park/Water Park

    The unmistakable sight of this pink fantasia comes into view long before you cross one of the Paradise Island bridges. The towering sunstruck...Read More

    Atlantis Paradise Island
  • 3. Cabbage Beach

    Beach–Sight

    At this beach you'll find 3 miles of white sand lined with shady casuarina trees, sand dunes, and sun worshippers. This is the place to go to...Read More

  • 4. National Art Gallery of the Bahamas

    Museum/Gallery

    Opened in 2003, the museum houses the works of esteemed Bahamian artists such as Max Taylor, Amos Ferguson, Brent Malone, John Cox, and Antonius...Read More

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  • 5. Adelaide Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Time your visit to this far-flung beach on the island's southwestern shore to catch low tide, when the ocean recedes, leaving behind sandbanks...Read More

  • 6. Adelaide Village

    Town/Village

    The small community on New Providence's southwestern coast sits placidly, like a remnant of another era, between busy Adelaide Road and the...Read More

  • 7. Arawak Cay

    Restaurant–Sight

    Known to Nassau residents as "The Fish Fry," Arawak Cay is one of the best places to knock back a Kalik beer, chat with locals, watch or join...Read More

  • 8. Ardastra Gardens, Zoo, and Conservation Centre

    Garden/Arboretum

    Marching flamingos? These national birds give a parading performance at Ardastra daily at 11, 1:30, and 3:30. The brilliant pink birds are a...Read More

  • 9. Baha-Retreat

    Spa–Sight

    This spa, situated in an old wooden two-story Bahamian home, is popular with locals and offers a full range of spa and salon services seven...Read More

  • 10. Balcony House

    House/Mansion/Villa

    A delightful 18th-century landmark—a pink two-story house named aptly for its overhanging balcony—this is the oldest wooden residential structure...Read More

  • 11. Cable Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Hotels, including the massive Baha Mar resort development, dot the length of this 3-mile beach, so don't expect isolation. Music from hotel...Read More

  • 12. Christ Church Cathedral

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    It's worth the short walk off the main thoroughfare to see the stained-glass windows of this cathedral, which was built in 1837, when Nassau...Read More

  • 13. Clifton Heritage Park

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    It's quite a distance from just about any hotel you could stay at, but for history and nature buffs, this national park, rescued from the hands...Read More

  • 14. Commonwealth Brewery

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    Kalik, Nassau's very own beer, pale in color but with a full-bodied taste, is brewed here. Try regular Kalik, Kalik Light, the more potent Kalik...Read More

  • 15. Fort Charlotte

    Historic District/Site

    Built in 1788, this imposing fort comes complete with a waterless moat, drawbridge, ramparts, and a dungeon, where children love to see the...Read More

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  • 16. Fort Fincastle

    Historic District/Site

    Shaped like the bow of a ship and perched near the top of the Queen's Staircase, Fort Fincastle—named for Royal Governor Lord Dunmore (Viscount...Read More

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  • 17. Fort Montagu

    Historic District/Site

    The oldest of the island's three forts, Montagu was built of local limestone in 1741 to repel Spanish invaders. The only action it saw was when...Read More

  • 18. Government House

    Government Building

    The official residence of the Bahamas governor-general, the personal representative of the Queen since 1801, this imposing pink-and-white building...Read More

  • 19. Graycliff Chocolate Factory

    Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

    Go behind the scenes at this boutique chocolate factory, and you can make your own sweet souvenirs. The tour lasts about an hour, and after...Read More

  • 20. Gregory's Arch

    Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    Named for John Gregory (royal governor 1849–54), this arch, at the intersection of Market and Duke streets, separates downtown from the "over...Read More

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