Nassau Paradise Island Offering A Different Kind Of Spring Break For 2015: Family Fun and ‘Edutainment’ Complement Sun, Sea and Sand
Deals, Learning Opportunities in Bahamas Beach Destination
March 4, 2015 – While Nassau Paradise Island, Bahamas has long been known for its beautiful beaches, families traveling on spring break this year will find the destination is more than just surf and sand. “We’ve seen such a demand from families looking to do more than lay by the pool together,” said Fred Lounsberry, CEO of Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board. “We want visitors to take advantage of options ranging from museums to immersive tours and see that Nassau Paradise Island has everything a family could want from a fun, learning vacation – with the beach and beautiful scenery as an added bonus.” Warren Binder, Executive Vice President of Paradise Island Tourism Development Association, adds, “The destination’s experiential offerings are not only for families with young children, but appeal to a multigenerational audience interested in getting beyond the beach on vacation.” In addition to educational opportunities, new promotions at many of the destination’s properties make Nassau Paradise Island even more enticing this Spring Break season.
Pirates of Nassau Interactive Museum
From 1690 to 1720, Nassau had the highest concentration of pirates ever seen in the New World. At the Pirates of Nassau Museum, which provides the perfect mix of entertainment and education, kids and parents alike will love learning about the Golden Age of Piracy. Guests can board the “Revenge,” a replica of a real-life pirate ship, and feel as if they’ve gone back in time for a truly interactive history lesson.
Tru Bahamian Food Tours
Tru Bahamian Food Tours, led by knowledgeable and entertaining Bahamian guides, gives visitors the chance to immerse themselves in the destination through local food and culture. A great introduction to Nassau, the food tour will leave the whole family with an appreciation for Bahamian culinary tradition and history. Tru Bahamian Food Tours also offers a special Young Foodie ticket fare for children ages 3-12.
Dolphin Cay at Atlantis, Paradise Island is one of the world’s largest and most sophisticated marine habitats and animal rescue-rehabilitation facilities. The 14-acre habitat gives families an opportunity to interact with dolphins, sea lions and stingrays while learning about the animals and their environment. Dolphin Cay is also home to the Education Center, where kids and parents can learn about wildlife conservation.
Junkanoo and Island Culture
Nassau Paradise Island has a rich history with Spanish, West African and British influences that have created a unique blend of island culture. Junkanoo, one of the Caribbean’s most well-known events, is a massive celebration featuring brightly-costumed people that showcases the music, spirit and multiculturalism of the Bahamas. Visitors can learn the history of the tradition at the Educulture Junkanoo Museum, or witness the excitement firsthand at the inaugural Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival, happening May 7-9.
Atlantis, Paradise Island
Known for its expansive Aquaventure waterpark, Atlantis, Paradise Island offers family-friendly accommodations and plenty of activities for kids, from toddlers to teens. Families planning spring break can take advantage of Atlantis’ Spring & Summer Sale. The booking window runs through March 11, 2015 for travel between March 1 and June 10, 2015. When booking by March 11, guests receive up to a $200 resort credit, and kids under 12 eat breakfast and dinner free. A Wine & Dine Pass is also included when booking by March 4, 2015. Blackout dates and other terms and conditions may apply. To book, visit http://www.atlantisbahamas.com.
Meliá Nassau Beach Resort
Guests can enjoy an all-inclusive experience at the Meliá Nassau Beach Resort. The family-friendly resort is located on the stunning Cable Beach, close to all of Nassau’s best shopping and entertainment. This spring break season, guests can book rooms starting at $442 per double room. Terms and conditions may apply. To book, visit www.melia.com.
Comfort Suites Paradise Island
Comfort Suites Paradise Island offers families affordable comfort on Nassau Paradise Island. At Comfort Suites, guests enjoy access to all the facilities at Atlantis, including Aquaventure, 11 swimming pools, dozens of restaurants, bars & lounges, Atlantis Casino and more. Comfort Suites Paradise Island also offers free daily breakfast. This spring, rates start at $175 per double room for travel from March through May, based on availability. Terms and conditions may apply. To book, visit http://www.comfortsuitespi.com/.