Plan a Bahamian stay in Paradise


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With exciting attractions, sandy shores and top-class resorts, Nassau & Paradise Island check all the boxes for a holiday in the sun

Fabulous beaches, crystal-clear waters and year-round sunshine are just a few of the reasons The Bahamas makes for an ideal tropical getaway. But when it comes to choosing where to stay, Nassau & Paradise Island have it all, with action-packed water parks, fascinating heritage experiences and exciting watersports, all within easy reach of a range of hotels, resorts and apartments.

Paradise is closer than you think too, with direct flights in less than 10 hours from Heathrow three times per week with Virgin Atlantic, and six times per week with British Airways. For those looking to stay that side of the Atlantic, Nassau is also perfect for adding on a getaway to the US or Canada, with quick and easy connections to major cities.


Fun under the sun

With warm weather and miles of coastline, Nassau & Paradise Island are just the spot for a family holiday. Resorts such as Baha Mar boast exciting activities for all ages.

Each of its three hotels – Grand Hyatt, Rosewood and SLS – have beachfront views, delicious cuisine and nightly entertainment, not to mention access to Baha Bay water park, which features a lazy river, slides and a surf simulator. Atlantis Paradise Island is also jam-packed with things to do, including Aquaventure Waterpark’s rides and rapids, stingray feeding at the lagoon and 11 pools.

Those staying at the Comfort Suites Paradise Island will have access to the amenities next door at Atlantis, while also enjoying the hotel’s own outdoor pool, swim-up bar and complimentary breakfast.


Holiday romance

Nassau & Paradise Island are just as special for couples, with a selection of private, luxury retreats. The British Colonial Nassau boasts more than 100 years of history as a hotel but has recently reopened following a renovation. It oozes timeless elegance and historic charm, with sea-view rooms, a private stretch of beach and global cuisines.

Meanwhile, the 18th-century Graycliff Hotel hides tropical gardens, a chocolatier and one of the largest private wine collections in the world.

Nearby, the all-inclusive Sandals Royal Bahamian is a couples-only property by the water, with swim-up suites, butler service and even a private island, which could be the perfect choice for newlyweds searching for a unique honeymoon destination.


See the sights

Out on the azure Caribbean waters, visitors can go sailing, scuba diving or relax on a sunset cruise around the island. Many resorts allow guests to enjoy watersports such as paddleboarding, snorkelling and kayaking.

Away from the beach, there’s plenty of Bahamian culture to discover. While Nassau & Paradise Island resorts offer renowned global cuisines, visitors can also sample local food and drinks at Arawak Cay, where restaurants serve mouth-watering seafood dishes.

In downtown Nassau, the Educulture Junkanoo Museum explores the history of the Junkanoo parade through interactive music and costume experiences, with other key attractions such as Government House and the Queen’s Staircase just a short walk away.


Three top family-friendly resorts

Atlantis Paradise Island

Alongside the Aquaventure Waterpark and five hotels, the resort offers pools, watersports and entertainment, plus an impressive collection of restaurants. Kids will love meeting marine life at Dolphin Cay, and the games and crafts at the Atlantis Kids Adventures club.

Baha Mar

Three incredible hotels offer spa and casino experiences for adults, while kids have fun at the Explorer’s Club. The slides and water features at Stingray Cove and Turtle Beach will be a hit with little thrill-seekers, while the pools and waterways in the rest of Baha Bay water park make for a fun family hangout spot.

Margaritaville Beach Resort Nassau

Boasting an entertainment complex, shopping and an array of restaurants and bars, Margaritaville is popular with families. Aside from ocean views from all suites and a private beach, guests can access Fins Up Water Park where shady cabanas and a lazy river offer a place to unwind from the slides and pools. There’s also games and classes at Parakeet Kids Club, and revitalising spa treatments at St. Somewhere.

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PICTURES: Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board; Steve Sanacore; Jerry Balderas

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