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Why you need to visit Nassau Paradise Island

A popular wedding and honeymoon destination for its tranquil, picturesque white sandy beaches, Nassau Paradise Island also offers much more for the whole family, including luxury resorts, food tours, wildlife centres and activities for kids

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by Marina Nelson

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Take a trip to Nassau Paradise Island for an adventurous, culture-filled holiday offering once-in-a-lifetime activities, Bahamian food tours, local attractions and activities for children.

Here we share the reasons why you need to visit Nassau Paradise Island – white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters are just the start.

Sample local delicacies
The Bahamas, an island group in the Atlantic Ocean between Florida and Cuba, offer a unique blend of international dishes recreated with Caribbean taste, flavour and tropical flair. A variety of casual eateries, à la carte restaurants and street food stalls serving fresh cuts of meat and fish caught that day mean you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to selecting from the menu.

Explore Atlantis Paradise Island
This water-themed resort complex is one of the main attractions in the Bahamas, known for its coral reefs, thrilling water parks, marine life and saltwater lagoons, which are home to more than 50,000 marine animals. Atlantis Paradise Island offers six different guest residential choices, a casino and an entertainment quarter, the opportunity to swim with dolphins, a golf course and a spa, alongside the Marina Village retail area with its local souvenirs and luxury designer boutiques.

Atlantis Paradise Island, 1 Casino Drive, Paradise Island, Bahamas, +1 242 363 3000

Relax in downtown Nassau
Relax in style at the luxurious Graycliff Hotel, which features a five-star fine dining restaurant and a spa oasis with a sauna, a luxury Jacuzzi and relaxing pools. Visit the wine cellar for premium wines, or try the popular cigar service where you can explore, sample and buy luxury bespoke-rolled cigars – and even learn to roll them yourself.

Graycliff Hotel, 8-12 West Hill Street, Nassau, Bahamas, +1 242 302 9150

Try a Bahamian food tour
Explore the islands and visit six eateries in downtown Nassau on a three-hour food tour with Tru Bahamian. Sample local dishes, family recipes and speciality foods for a wonderful insight into the tropical Caribbean palate.

Tru Bahamian Food Tours, George Street (tour start point), Nassau, Bahamas, +1 242 601 1725

Explore a private island
The Sandals Royal Bahamian all-inclusive five-star resort is famous for more than its well-known international name. The adults-only resort is the perfect getaway for couples, especially newlyweds. Relax and enjoy the scenery and luxury amenities on an exclusive luxury offshore private island reserved for Sandals guests. Your trip is sure to be memorable as you explore this tranquil corner of the Bahamas, filled with romantic adventures, relaxing spa facilities and speciality restaurants.

Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island, Cable Beach, Nassau, Bahamas

Visit the Pirates of Nassau museum
This interactive historical museum on Nassau Paradise Island gives an insight into the world of the pirates who frequently operated out of Paradise Island in centuries gone by. On the docks of downtown Nassau, visitors can jump aboard a replica of a pirate vessel and enjoy the swashbuckling experience of life at sea.

Pirates of Nassau Museum, King and George Street, Nassau, Bahamas, +1 242 356 3759

Enjoy the wildlife
Take a day trip to the Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Centre, home to over 300 birds, animals and reptiles, for a fascinating look at the island’s beautiful wildlife.

Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Centre, Chippingham Road, Nassau, Bahamas, +1 242 323 5806

Indulge at a luxury resort
The One&Only Ocean Club on the white sandy shores of Paradise Island is the place to go for a perfect family getaway in the lap of luxury. This calm, tranquil resort offers luxury amenities, including VIP gated villas with the services of a private chef. Other facilities include swimming pools, a golf course and tennis courts, a poolside terrace café, a library lounge, the KidsOnly adventure ground with daily activities, a gym, complimentary yoga classes on the beach and Wi-Fi throughout.

One&Only Ocean Club, Nassau, Bahamas, +1 954 809 2700

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