If high-rise hotels and glittering casinos are what you want, along with some of the best beaches in The Bahamas, there is no better choice than Paradise Island, directly off the coast of Nassau. It has the best food, the best entertainment, terrific beaches, casinos, and the best hotels. Its major drawbacks are that it\’s expensive and often overcrowded.
Boasting a colorful history, yet a host of unremarkable architecture, Paradise Island remains perhaps the most intensely marketed piece of real estate in the world. The sands and shoals of the elongated and narrow island protect the wharves and piers of Nassau, which rise across a narrow channel only 180m (600 ft.) away.
The Bahamas can be reached quickly by air or by sea. Easy access to The Islands Of The Bahamas makes this tropical playground a popular year-round vacation destination. Its proximity to Florida means just a short hop by jet, a pleasant day by cruise ship, or a memorable voyage by private or charter boat. Explore your options for travel to the Bahamas.
Getting between The Islands of The Bahamas.
Charter Air – For information on air charters and charter air services visit the Bahamas Web Directory Bahamas Air Travel page.
Mailboat – Inter-island mailboats depart from Nassau and run weekly roundtrip to/from all islands. The mailboats are a leisurely way to get around. One-way passage to just about anywhere costs around $35, ranging up to $140 for some round trips. Remember, these mailboats run on Bahamas time, so they\’re a great way to slow down to the steady rhythm of the islands. For a list of all Bahamas Mailboats with island destinations visit the Bahamas Mailboats page on Bahamas-Travel.info.
Private Boat – You can always charter a private boat to get you where you want to go, on your own time. You will find boat charter companies in the Bahamas Web Directory Bahamas Boats & Boating page.
Paradise Island Restaurants
Paradise Island, Bahamas offers a spectacular variety of restaurants and dining facilities to satisfy all pockets and palettes. Cuisine from around the globe can be found here with an emphasis on seafood and authentic Bahamian cuisine. We offer our comments from the establishments we have visited and from visitors recommendations.
Anthony\’s Caribbean Grill – Paradise Island
Cuisine: American, Bahamian. Tel: 363-3152
Blue Lagoon Restaurant – Paradise Island
Tel (242) 363-2400 Fax (242) 363-3403
Blue Marlin Restaurant – Paradise Island
Tel: (242) 363-2660 Fax: (242) 363-4155
Atlantis – Atlantis, Paradise Island offers a resort experience in mythical proportions, amidst the largest marine habitat in the world, second only to Mother Nature. Guest\’s can explore the ruins of Atlantis in \’The Dig\’, challenge the Mayan Temple\’s water slides, enjoy 11 swimming areas, and discover endless action in the entertainment complex and casino.
Bay View Village – Enjoy the romantic privacy of Bay View Village, where couples, families, and friends can enjoy vacationing together – only minutes away from all the excitement of Paradise Island.
Club Land\’or – 72 suites with lagoon or garden views, A/C, balcony, bath, ceiling fan, kitchen, cable TV, telephone. Restaurant offers panoramic views, American/Continental cuisine. Close to Atlantis Water Park, beach, casino, golf course. Horseback riding, scuba diving and deep-sea fishing.
Ocean Club – Renowned for its magnificent Versailles Gardens and 12th-century Augustinian Cloister, the legendary Ocean Club offers guests exemplary personal service and world-class luxury. The orginal charm of the colonial-style estate is being currently enhanced with the addition of fifty beach-side rooms and luxury suites, all touting magnificent views.
Paradise Harbour Club & Marina – Overlooking Nassau Harbour. Laundry and room service, daily maid service, same day dry cleaning, gift shop, water taxis, snorkeling gear, bicycles, table tennis, waterfront restaurant, pool, Jacuzzi. Tennis at Atlantis Sport Center, golf at Ocean Club or Cable Beach. Business Centre.
Sheraton Grand Resort, Paradise Island – The Grandest Resort In Paradise.
While enjoying your Bahamas vacation there are hundreds of activities on land and sea to choose from; sailing, windsurfing, parasailing, fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving, golf, photo tours, biking and hiking.
Paradise Island has everything you expect from a tropical destination. Spectacular beaches, a variety of activities, perfect year-round weather, a casual laid back atmosphere and warm Bahamian hospitality.
Enjoy a world class casino, underwater exploration and diving, snorkeling or just laying back and enjoying island life.
Paradise Island Resources
Bahamas B2B\’s Vacation and Travel Guide is intended to be an accurate, up-to-date, island-by-island guide to Bahamas vacation and travel resources of interest for both Bahamian residents and travelers.
Paradise Island Bahamas is a prime choice for a weekend getaway or an extended stay. Several airlines offer service to Paradise Island. Take either a short flight from the East Coast of Florida or a quick hop from Nassau or Grand Bahama where there is good connecting service from all destinations around the world.