Beaches | Gambling/Nightlife | Shopping | Sportfishing | Golf
The wealth of shimmering sands, jewel-tone waters, and swaying palms make Nassau/Paradise Island the home of classic tropical beaches. One of the most popular is Cable Beach, 2-1/2 miles of sun, romance, and relaxation. This nearby sunbather's oasis is bordered by a championship 18-hole golf course, international boutiques, and a world class casino. Other outstanding beaches include Goodman's Bay, Saunders, Delaporte, Montagu, and Cabbage Beach.
Our neighbor Atlantis Paradise Island Resort & Casino offers seven acres of gaming splendor including 980 24-hr slot machines, ranging from 5¢ to $100 per bet. The 78 gaming tables feature baccarat, roulette, craps, blackjack, Let it Ride and Caribbean stud poker.
Complimentary live music and themed shows at the Riu Palace Paradise Island's many bars and restaurants spice the night with an Island favor. The nearby Atlantis Casino also offers nighttime attractions including headliner performances at Joker's Wild Comedy Club and hit movies at the Atlantis Theatre.
The intriguing sounds of Rake 'n' Scrape bands playing Goombay goat-skin drums, maracas, and modified saws and washtubs may compel you to venture out to enjoy Nassau's exciting nightlife. Many of Nassau's clubs feature brightly costumed Junkanoo dancers, who perform year-round. Or join in the traditional Junkanoo parade during the wee hours of December 26 and January 1, when large dance troupes take to the streets to compete in an opulent spectacle.
Nassau/Paradise Island is not only a vacationer's paradise, the eclectic mix of sophisticated luxury items and authentic homegrown crafts also make it a shopper's dream come true. You'll find treasures here available nowhere else.
In the nearby shops at the Atlantis on Paradise Island or in Bay Street's boutiques in Nassau, indulge in distinctive jewelry, fine crystal, and brand name perfumes as well as exquisite apparel and accessories. Discover the deals of a lifetime on top shelf merchandise from Armani, Versace, Cartier, Gucci, Rolex, and Ferragamo - all duty free.
Visit Nassau's famous Straw Market for some local color. Amid the pastel hues of the international boutiques, this open market offers exotic fruits and vegetables and fresh fish along with arts and crafts such as paintings, pine seed dolls, straw work, ceramics, shell jewelry, and blown glass made by resident artisans.
Known as the "Big Game Fishing Capitol of the World," the Bahamas have witnessed the achievement of fifty world records in fishing. Deep-sea charters provide the opportunity to hook tuna, mahi-mahi, and mackerel as well as marlin, the ultimate trophy fish. Several major fishing tournaments are held in the Bahamas each year, including the Bahamas Wahoo Championship, the Chub Cay Billfish Championship, the Annual Bonefish Tournament, and the Hemingway Championship.
Enjoy a round of Paradise Island golf. With a daily average of seven hours of sun and clear blue skies, Nassau/Paradise Island is the ideal vacation spot for the avid golfer. Our year-round warm weather is the setting for three championship golf courses. Take advantage of the Ocean Club Golf Course at the neighboring Atlantis Resort & Casino. Their 18-hole, par 72, championship course, designed by Tom Weiskopf, stretches over a 7,100 yard area. The club features an on-site pro and a new clubhouse.
Tour the countryside on a bike or moped. Or gallop on horseback across a crystalline beach. Nassau/Paradise Island offers you many opportunities to commune with nature. The area is a favorite of birdwatchers and a great place to get a bird's eye view of via a helicopter or seaplane ride. Ecotours also offer a chance to experience the Bahamas' natural beauty and exotic wildlife in an unforgettable way.