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Nassau Paradise Island’s Guide to Family Vacations: Exploring

Posted by: Nassau Paradise Island on December 7, 2016

There are few things better than a Bahamas vacation for bringing a family together, and our Family Vacation Guide will make planning your family trip as easy as a Bahamas breeze. Now that you’ve planned, packed, and checked into your family-friendly accommodation you’re ready to get out and explore!

Read on for everything you need to know about family-friendly activities in Nassau Paradise Island.

Adventure on the high seas

When you’re surrounded by pristine turquoise waters, the only thing to do is dive in and enjoy aquatic adventures for the whole family.

Powerboat Adventures

Powerboat Adventures speedboat in Nassau Paradise Island Bahamas

If your family is looking for high speed on the high seas, head to Powerboat Adventures for a boat ride you won’t soon forget. Zip through warm Bahamas waters to Ship Channel Cay where you and your family will spend the day on a private island. Snorkeling with tropical fish, swimming with stingrays, dining by the beach, there’s no end to the family memories you’ll make while enjoying this boating adventure.

Stuart Cove’s SUB Bahamas

Scenic Underwater Bubble experience lets you explore underwater at Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas.

Dive into the deep with Stuart Cove’s Dive. Learn to drive a Scenic Underwater Bubble (SUB) and explore the tropical waters of the Bahamas at depths of up to 20 feet! This is a perfect activity for tweens and teens (the minimum age is 12) and a unique way for the entire family to experience the beauty of the coral reefs off the coast of Nassau.


Aquaventure waterscape at Atlantis Resort Bahamas

We can’t talk about aquatic family fun without mentioning Aquaventure! Atlantis Resort’s one-of-a-kind waterscape has 20 million gallons of water waiting to be explored! Slide into The Abyss and through a shark lagoon on the 50-foot waterslide of the same name, lounge on an inner tube as you and your family float down the Lazy River or splash and ride along the rapids of The Current. Did we mention you’ll also have 20 swimming pools to choose from? The water park is open to guests of Atlantis and Comfort Suites Paradise Island, or you can buy a Day Pass for your family.

Animal Kingdom

Nassau Paradise Island is home to a rich array of wildlife, so introduce your family to The Bahamas’ animal kingdom with these fantastic tours.

Happy Trails Stables

Horseback ride on a beach in the Bahamas at Happy Trails Stables.

Explore the beauty of The Bahamas from a new vantage point with a scenic trail ride at Happy Trails Stables. Located on the western side of the island, your family will love hitting the trail, trotting through lush tropical forest and striding along a secluded beach, all on horseback!

Ardastra Gardens & Zoo

Marching flamingos at Ardastra Gardens & Zoo, Nassau Bahamas

Get up close and personal with animals native to Nassau Paradise Island, including The Bahamas’ national bird, the Caribbean Flamingo, at Ardastra Gardens, Zoo & Conservation Centre. Over the past 60 years what started as a small nature preserve has evolved into a tropical garden and is the only zoo in The Bahamas. Kids will love the petting zoo and the marching flamingo presentation is a delight for the whole family.

Culture Time

The Bahamas is about more than just beaches. It has a rich history and vibrant cultural life. Open your child’s eyes to a new perspective with family-friendly cultural experiences.

Pirates of Nassau

Family fun at Nassau Paradise Island Pirate Museum

The Pirates of Nassau Museum is a family favorite. This interactive museum invites you aboard the pirate ship Revenge and lets you experience the incredible history of the pirates of The Bahamas, who ruled the seas surrounding Nassau Paradise Island for decades in the early 1700s.


Junkanoo Parade in Nassau Bahamas

Learn all about The Bahamas’ unique cultural and colorful celebration at the Educulture Junkanoo Museum. Learn how Junkanoo came to be, dance to Junkanoo and goombay music and even try your hand at creating your own Junkanoo mask! Depending on when you’re visiting The Bahamas, you may even be lucky enough to enjoy a Junkanoo Parade as it takes over the streets.

Family Food Fun

Nassau Paradise Island is filled with mouthwatering food and delectable dining experiences for the whole family!

Tru Bahamian Food Tour

A traditional Bahamas meal is served during a Tru Bahamian Food Tour

Explore downtown Nassau and try some tasty treats with Tru Bahamian Food Tours. Your family will get an insider’s view of the city, learn about traditional Bahamian dishes and get to taste some of the best food Nassau has to offer.

Graycliff Chocolatier

Family chocolate making at Graycliff Chocolatier in Nassau Bahamas

Now that you’ve had a chance to try local Bahamian cuisine, why not try making it? Adults and kids alike will love crafting decadent chocolate treats at Graycliff Chocolatier, and sampling them of course! This interactive and unique behind-the-scenes experience is a must if you’ve got any foodies in your family.

The Fish Fry

Conch fritters and outdoor dining at The Fish Fry in Nassau Bahamas.

For a tasty experience that is truly Bahamian head to Arawak Cay for some of the freshest seafood in Nassau. Known by locals as The Fish Fry, this is the place to try fresh conch salad or a Bahamas favorite: conch fritters. This casual outdoor eatery is a uniquely Bahamian experience that is perfect for the whole family.

A family vacation is a wonderful way to make family memories together, so don’t forget to preserve those memories with photos and souvenirs along the way! Check out local shopping like The Straw Market, or head to Marina Village for a unique souvenir that will always remind your child of his or her Bahamas vacation.

Planning a family vacation in the Bahamas can be almost as fun as the vacation itself when you involve your kids, rely on family travel tips during your flight and choose a family-friendly hotel that’s right for you. Once you’ve explored all that Nassau Paradise Island has to offer, all that’s left to do is start planning your next Bahamas family trip! For more inspiration, learn about our guests’ Bahamas Experiences and check out our travel deals.


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