Five Reasons Your Next Family Vacation Should Be in The Bahamas
With its sunny skies and gorgeous beaches, Nassau Paradise Island is the perfect place to take a family vacation. And with plenty of exciting things to do in The Bahamas for children of all ages, your family getaway will be an experience your kids will never forget.
From uniquely Bahamian activities to exclusive kid-friendly programs and venues, every day in Nassau Paradise Island can be a brand new adventure for parents and kids alike!
Get ready to have the best family vacation ever on Nassau Paradise Island. Here are just five of the many reasons you’ll want to book your next family vacation in The Bahamas!
Kids can get up close and personal with Caribbean creatures
See your kids’ eyes light up as they feed parrots and watch flamingos dance at Ardastra Gardens & Wildlife Conservation Centre. Located in the heart of Nassau, Ardastra Gardens & Wildlife Conservation Centre is the perfect place to spend the morning with your kids before enjoying a family-friendly lunch.
Once your kids have seen Caribbean creatures on land, it’s time to head to the water! The entire family will have a blast interacting with dolphins at Dolphin Cay or learning about wildlife responsibly at The Sanctuary. Your child can even sign up to be a dolphin trainer for the day!
If your kids are over 12, they can head underwater to explore the sea life of The Bahamas from their own personal submarine at Stuart Cove’s.
Children will love living the life of a pirate
Pirates once ruled the Caribbean Sea, and 300 years ago The Bahamas was teeming with them. Explore the history of pirates in The Bahamas at the Pirates of Nassau museum. Once they’ve practiced talking like a pirate, kids will love joining the crew of the pirate ship Revenge!
Afterward, explore the nearby forts of Nassau to see where soldiers kept a lookout for real pirate ships back in the day. Who said history was boring?
The whole family can embark on an aquatic adventure!
With three exciting waterparks in Nassau Paradise Island, every day is a new chance to make a splash. Zip down water slides, float along the lazy river, and play in the pools—we promise that the only thing your kids won’t like about waterpark fun is when it’s time to leave.
If your kids love the open water, consider a boat excursion! There are 700 islands in The Bahamas, many of which are uninhabited and just waiting to be explored.
Organized activities for kids means alone time for you
Throughout Nassau Paradise Island, you’ll find excellent supervised programming and venues just for kids. It’s a win-win vacation situation for the whole family: kids get to flex their creative muscles and make new friends in a safe and fun environment, while Mom and Dad can enjoy a day of rest and relaxation.
Check out Atlantis Kids Adventures, which offers supervised activities for children ages 3-12. Kids can spend a day getting creative with some arts and crafts or pottery lessons, whipping up a delicious meal in a culinary class, or practicing for a play. Build a custom stuffed animal at Atlantis Pals or race a remote-controlled car at the Atlantis Speedway – the options for kid-friendly fun at Atlantis are endless.
Also at Atlantis, you’ll find CRUSH, the ultimate Paradise Island nightclub for teens ages 13-17 and tweens ages 9-12. Kids can hop online in the Internet Lounge, play video games, or dance the evening away to the sounds of a live DJ. This is the perfect opportunity for parents to linger over a delicious sunset dinner!
At Baha Mar, kids 3-12 will love the Explorer's Club, where daily activities and games teach them all about Bahamian culture and conservation. And at Margaritaville Beach Resort, Nassau, Parakeets Kids Club keep kids of all ages entertained while parents enjoy the "5 o'clock somewhere" vibes. Check out our full guide to kids' programming in Nassau Paradise Island.
Kids and horses: a winning combination
Fact: Kids love horses! At Happy Trails Stables, children aged 12 and up can saddle up for a morning trail ride through the woods and onto a beautiful Nassau beach. A quick lesson at the beginning of the ride covers basic riding techniques – then it’s time to explore! Trail rides are one-and-a-half hours in length, with a leisurely pace and no prior riding experience necessary.
Between these unique activities and the beautiful beaches of Nassau Paradise Island, your kids will never run out of things to do! And with more and more nonstop flights to Nassau, Paradise Island, it’s never been easier to plan the family vacation of a lifetime. Don’t forget to check out our current travel deals to discover Paradise for less.