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How to Celebrate Earth Day in Nassau & Paradise Island

Posted by: Nassau Paradise Island on April 18, 2024

With miles of pristine beaches, brilliant blue water, lush landscapes, and hundreds of species of marine life, Nassau & Paradise Island offer endless opportunities to connect with nature while positively impacting the planet.

This Earth Day, reflect on the beauty that lives in The Bahamas and participate in preserving our natural wonders while reducing your carbon footprint to ensure visitors and locals enjoy our picturesque Paradise for generations to come. Get involved with eco-friendly experiences and embrace conservation on your next trip to Nassau & Paradise Island.  
 

Experience Eco-Friendly Activities

Embark on an Eco-Tour 
Explore the vibrant and varied natural resources in Nassau & Paradise Island on an unforgettable eco-tour. Discover The Bahamas on foot or by bike through scenic trails, vibrant forests and parks, and pristine wetlands and nature reserves to experience Paradise in its purest form.

From exploring lush tropical gardens and spotting local species at the Ardastra Gardens & Wildlife Conservation Centre to visiting a wildlife sanctuary at Dolphin Cay, Atlantis, and seeing undisturbed, old-growth woodland at the Primeval Forest, plenty of eco-adventures await in Paradise. Discover the variety of eco-tours awaiting you in Nassau & Paradise Island to plan your next planet-friendly adventure.

Go Snorkelling or Diving 
Explore under the sea in Nassau & Paradise Island to take in the beauty and vibrancy of our underwater world. With 1.4 million acres of protected marine habitat and nursery surrounding the Andas and a 225-km stretch of one of the world’s longest coral reefs, diving in The Bahamas should be on your bucket list. With its naturally beautiful landscape and lively ecosystem, it is a must-see destination.

A few important tips for snorkel and underwater enthusiasts before you dive in: When exploring the Caribbean and its waters, do not touch the coral reef or any marine life, use reef-safe sunscreen, do not feed fish or other aquatic creatures, and never take anything with you.

Book your snorkelling or diving excursion and browse through local tour providers.

Kayaking & Paddle boarding
Instead of exploring the coast on a motor boat, glide through the crystal-clear waters of Nassau's coastlines as you soak in the breathtaking scenery and enjoy a low-impact way to explore the environment. Book your kayak or paddle boarding adventure with Pearl Island Adventures, or rent your vessel at one of our famous beaches.

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A family kayaking in Nassau Paradise Island

Support Sustainable Travel

Book your stay with one of Nassau & Paradise Island’s eco-friendly accommodations, such as the Rosewood Baha Mar, The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, Sandals, or Atlantis Paradise Island. These Bahamian resorts are leaders in sustainable stays and philanthropic practices, giving back to our planet through effective conservation efforts such as beach cleanups, offsetting carbon footprints, and impactful green initiatives.

You can also support sustainability on your next trip to Paradise by eating locally and enjoying the flavours of Bahamian cuisine with locally sourced ingredients. In Nassau & Paradise Island, this is easy to do — especially if you’re a seafood lover with local catches available on most menus across the island! Try local favourites and browse through top restaurants in The Bahamas. 

Learn about Our Partners in Action 
 

Coral Is Calling

Here in Paradise, our partners work tirelessly to ensure the beauty of our natural world — and you can see them in action firsthand. Participate in vital coral reef restoration projects by joining one of the Reef Rescue Network’s experiences designed for snorkellers and scuba divers. These actions will result in meaningful coral restoration across large spatial scales to make substantial improvements to coral reef health while contributing to our knowledge of coral biology, ecology, reef ecosystem function, and how we can improve their condition.


Atlantis Blue Project Foundation

If snorkelling and scuba diving aren’t for you, consider learning more about the Atlantis Blue Project Foundation (ABPF). This private nonprofit foundation fosters the preservation and conservation of coral reefs, sea turtles, sharks, manatees, cetaceans, and Bahamian ecosystems through scientific research, education, and community outreach.

As a result of the work done through this foundation in partnership with The Bahamas National Trust and The Nature Conservancy, marine park boundaries on the west side of Andros were increased from 185,000 acres to 1.4 million acres of pristine marine habitat and essential nursery grounds. Learn more about their environmental efforts and how to get involved here.

Baha Mar Foundation

Founded on the pillars of Community, Culture, and Conservation, the Baha Mar Foundation leads sustainable conservation efforts and works to strengthen the community through improvements and education. At their Conservation Centre, you can learn about the challenges facing the Bahamian environment and explore possible solutions to common environmental concerns. 

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Dolphin jumping up over sunset

Natural Wonder Awaits in Nassau & Paradise Island

By taking part in eco-friendly activities, supporting sustainable tourism initiatives, and getting involved in conservation efforts, you can contribute to the preservation of Nassau & Paradise Island’s cherished ecosystems. Learn more about the people, programs, and partners working to preserve Paradise for future generations, and start planning your vacation to Paradise today. 
 

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