If you’re looking for the ideal family vacation in the Caribbean, you need look no further than Paradise Island Bahamas. Known for its numerous luxury resorts and world-renowned amenities, Paradise Island certainly sets the standard for the ideal family vacation destination. With something for absolutely everyone, you can’t help but to fall in love with Paradise Island Bahamas.
The pros of visiting Paradise Island significantly outweigh the cons. Not only does it have everything you and your family could dream of for a tropical getaway, it is also very accessible. The reason for this is that it is located mere minutes from Nassau, the country’s capital. In fact, you don’t even need to take a boat to reach this island, you can just take the land bridge over from New Providence Island and find yourself in paradise.
Paradise Island also serves as a marvellous base from which to explore the true beauty of the Bahamas: the Out Islands. If you book a tour with Bahamas Air Tours to explore the Out Islands, you’re sure to have a sensational time. With some of the world’s most sought after trips only a short flight away, Bahamas Air Tours will facilitate the greatest family vacation of your life. Even if you’re pressed for time, you can book a day tour and explore the beauty of the Out Islands with plenty of time to lie back and enjoy a well-deserved rest on Paradise Island.
Nassau and New Providence Island
To get a good idea of where Paradise Island is and how you can access it, you must first take a look at Nassau. Nassau is the Bahamas’ capital city, and is located on New Providence Island. It is the main hub for travel in and around the Bahamas. This city is the first stop on almost everyone’s trip to the Bahamas, whether they’re spending their time in the Out Islands or not. Nassau is a thriving, colorful and busy place that will teach you all about the Bahamas of today.
Nassau is the very heart of Bahamian culture, with the largest local population in the country living here. It is the epicentre for most cultural celebrations and festivals such as the famous Junkanoo. Junkanoo is a celebration of all that the Bahamas is, and takes a look at where it all started. It is a festival comparable to Brazil’s carnivale, with extravagant costumes, parades and countless people. You’ll also find one of the country’s busiest and largest fish frys, where you can try a number of the local delicacies, many of which contain the white fleshy meat of the Conch.
New Providence Island has a great deal more to offer than just Nassau, though. The island is encompassed by glorious beaches and fascinating sites. One of the most significant things about New Providence’s attractions is how many of them tell the story of the Lucayan Indians. These were the earliest residents of this island, as well as much of the Bahamas. New Providence Island is a treasure trove of new and exciting experiences, and best of all, it provides easy access to Paradise Island.
Top things to do on Paradise Island Bahamas
Now that you have an idea of what Nassau and New Providence Island are, you can gain a deeper appreciation for the beauty that is Paradise Island Bahamas. One of the very first things that you’ll notice about Nassau Paradise Island is all the resorts that grace it’s shores. Some of these resorts, such as the famous Atlantis Bahamas all inclusive resort, are simply colossal. Don’t let the staggering size of Atlantis Resort put you off though. This resort is simply perfect for a family holiday, with thousands of room options and some of the very best amenities that anyone could wish for, you’re sure to have the time of your life here.
Selecting which resort to go to might end up being the most difficult part of your tour. The reason for this is that there are simply so many options. Wherever you do decide to go, you’ll undoubtedly have a wonderful time. However, if you have children, then you’ll likely be spending a significant portion of your time on the grounds of the Atlantis Bahamas all inclusive resort. This is mainly due to the fact that Atlantis Bahamas is home to its very own waterpark.
Visit the Aquaventure Waterpark on Paradise Island
Aquaventure waterpark is one of Atlantis’ biggest drawcards, and sees thousands, if not millions of visitors every year. Though it certainly is preferable to simply stay at the resort itself to enjoy the waterpark, you can purchase passes to explore the park even if you aren’t a guest of Atlantis. This will allow you to really choose the very best accommodation for you and your family. That being said, Atlantis has a great deal more to offer in the way of exciting amenities. With a number of absolutely thrilling water slides to choose from, you and your family can enjoy hours upon hours of fun in the sun. For the real thrill seekers out there, you can even experience a water slide that will take you right through a shark tank. With clear view of these ominous looking creatures as you hurtle down a slide, you’ll certainly have stories to take home with you.
Staying at Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island Bahamas will also grant you access to the private Cabbage Beach on the island. This spectacular strip of sand is a truly picturesque site. You will find that all your worries melt away and you’ll simply get lost in the mesmerizing beauty of the powdery white sand, swaying palm trees and glorious turquoise water. With numerous water sports to enjoy on the beach, as well as several things to do on the beach itself, you will be sure to find something for each member of the family here. From snorkelling and scuba diving to jet skis and speedboats, Cabbage Beach has something for everyone. In fact, you can even enjoy parasailing here! Nothing beats soaring over the glorious landscape of the Bahamas on one of the most popular islands in the world.
If you simply can’t get enough of the beautiful underwater world of the Bahamas, then a trip to dolphin Cay on Paradise Island Bahamas is for you. Not only do they host exciting dolphin shows here, but you’ll even have the chance to swim alongside these marvellous creatures. Dolphin cay has been made famous for its ‘swimming with dolphins’ experience.
There’s nothing quite like diving into water and getting up close and personal with the friendliest mammals of the ocean. What’s more is that your trip here will be supporting the rehabilitation of a number of the dolphins in dolphin cay. Many of these dolphins have been injured in the wild, and are now being cared for in the safety of Paradise Island’s Dolphin Cay. Your tour of Dolphin Cay will be accompanied by a guide, who will give you fascinating information regarding the dolphins here. This will really enhance your experience and give you a deeper appreciation for these lovely creatures.
Cloisters and Versailles Gardens
If you’d prefer to relax with the sweet scent of flowers and the playful song of birds in the air, then Paradise Island’s Versailles Gardens should be your next stop. These gardens feature overflowing flower beds showcasing some truly gorgeous flowers. Ambient paths weave through the garden, allowing you to explore them at your leisure. Each major intersection of these paths is marked with a fountain or statue of some kind, each of them has a unique and interesting story behind them, adding to your whole experience. One of the top places to sit and enjoy in the Versailles Gardens is the Cloisters. The Cloisters are the remains of the 13th Century French stone monastery. Imported all the way from France, these historic pillars were constructed by Augustinian monks and have immense historical value.
Discover Paradise Island Bahamas with Bahamas Air Tours
Though Paradise Island Bahamas seems to offer an absolutely perfect family vacation, nothing could improve your experience more than booking with Bahamas Air Tours. Not only will you be able to travel directly to your destination from anywhere in Florida, but you have one of the very best views of the Bahamas as you fly. With the world’s largest windows in any commercial plane, Bahamas Air Tours is more than just a way of getting from point A to point B, it is an experience in itself.
What’s more is if you’re based on Paradise Island, but want to get a taste of the real Bahamas in the Out Islands, there is no better way to travel than with Bahamas Air Tours. This is mainly due to the sheer speed of air travel, you will arrive at your destination in no time, allowing you to make the most of it. If you were to travel to the Out Islands by boat, you could be travelling for hours. Bahamas Air Tours will allow you to explore some of the best and most beautiful islands in the Bahamas.
Whether you want to visit the famous swimming pigs, snorkel or scuba some of the very best reefs or drink a cocktail on the iconic Pink Sands Beach of Harbour Island, Bahamas Air Tours will get you there.
Select images courtesy of the Bahamas Ministry Of Tourism.
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