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Horseback riding at Happy Trails in Nassau, Paradise Island

Relaxing on the Waves in Nassau & Paradise Island

Posted by: Nassau Paradise Island on June 12, 2024

Nothing says relaxation like a trip to Nassau & Paradise Island, where turquoise waters, white sand beaches, and the slow-paced island life surround you. If you’re looking for activities near or on the water that still bring a sense of peace, you’re in the right place. Here’s everything you need to know for a perfectly unwinding and well-rounded vacation to The Bahamas. 

Yoga in Paradise

Yoga is a great way to unwind and connect with nature while staying active. Paired with the beautiful backdrops here in Paradise, it’s an experience that will leave you feeling restful, refreshed, and ready to take on the day. Experience the many rewards of yoga at The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort. These complimentary one-hour yoga sessions are offered daily on the beach, or you can reserve a private and personalized class.

For an experience you won’t find anywhere else, try yoga at Baha Mar and enjoy a session with flamingos! This unique class combines the serenity of yoga with the charm of the resort’s resident flamingos. Set in Flamingo Cay, a lush sanctuary within the resort’s sprawling grounds, you’ll enjoy a session surrounded by clear waters and swaying palm trees. The class is designed for beginners and experienced yogis, making it accessible to everyone. As you stretch and flow, the flamingos will meander around, even striking some of their own poses.

A group doing yoga on the beach in Nassau

Island Exploration

To further deepen your experience, escape to pure peacefulness by visiting a secluded island for the day. Just 25 minutes by boat, Sandy Toes Rose Island offers a private getaway. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted with a delicious welcome drink and the opportunity to soak up the sun.

Here, you can spend time swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, or simply relaxing and enjoying the view. Later, savour a buffet picnic lunch before gently swaying in one of the beach’s private hammocks. Enjoy being a castaway for the day and take in the beauty of this idyllic island setting.

The Sanctuary

If you’re a wildlife lover, you won’t want to miss a visit to The Sanctuary at Baha Mar. Here, you can immerse yourself in nature and learn more about sea turtles, stingrays, nurse sharks, native birds, and more. This activity is fun for all ages and offers a tremendous educational opportunity to learn about local wildlife and the island’s commitment to environmental conservation.

Sunset Dinner Cruise

Any trip to Nassau & Paradise Island isn’t complete without a Sunset Dinner Cruise. It’s the perfect way to get on the water and enjoy a picturesque evening of food, music, and drinks as you watch the sun melt into the horizon. You’ll have views of the crystal clear waters and panoramic views of the Atlantis Resort. Enjoy the casual atmosphere and savour dishes like lemon pepper chicken, followed by dessert and a classic rum punch. 


Happy Trails

Get in touch with nature while horseback riding on the beach! The Happy Trails Stables offers trail rides each morning through the woods and onto the breathtaking unspoiled Nassau beach. You’ll be picked up right from your resort, brought to the stables, taught riding techniques, and then hit the trails. The stable has 19 stalls, complete with a large welcome bar, barbeque area, and facilities for every comfort. This is the only riding facility in Nassau & Paradise Island, offering 90-minute trail rides. The pace is gentle, and no experience is necessary to enjoy. Take in the sights, learn about these graceful animals, and take in the incredible island setting.

Poolside Paradise

A restorative vacation isn’t complete without a full day spent by the pool. The Cove Atlantis is an oasis where art and culture intertwine. The pool’s 20 cabanas, with art and designs from the nature and culture of The Bahamas, bring you a refined yet unique island vibe. Each of these cabanas has dedicated butlers, guests spa treatments, complimentary tea, coffee, sparkling water, and a daily copy of the New York Times.

The options are endless at Baha Bay in Baha Mar! Whether you’re in the mood to chill or seek adventure, you can find it here. Inspired by the natural beauty of The Bahamas, Baha Bay is set on 15 stunning landscaped beachfront acres and is packed with fun. Between swimming or lounging by the pool, enjoy a bite at one of the nine food and beverage options, shop for souvenirs, or relax in a private cabana.

In addition to pool access, you can hop in a tube and float your worries away along the meandering river surrounded by lush green foliage or take a dip in the massive 500,000-gallon wave pool located right by the sandy beach for perfect views.

Fun on The Waves

Not only are there numerous options to enjoy the water, but you can also explore above the waterline. Visit Fins Up Water Park at Margaritaville Beach Resort and enjoy a leisurely experience. Splash around in the lazy river or enjoy one of the many oceanfront pools. For some added fun, embark on a laid-back paddle atop the turquoise waters in single or double kayaks and paddleboards. Bask in the sun and relish the gentle sway of the ocean as you paddle, keeping an eye out for colourful fish swimming below.


Golf by the Sea

Golf is a great way to get outside and be active while enjoying the gorgeous landscapes and the serene 
sounds of Nassau & Paradise Island. The 18-hole Ocean Club Golf Course spans 7,100 yards and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and Nassau Harbour. You’ll have incredible views and a creatively designed course with challenging bunkers. This championship golf course offers every element for the perfect round of golf and is a must-try if you’re a golf enthusiast.

Relaxing is Better in The Bahamas

In The Bahamas, serenity awaits at every turn, whether you’re lounging by the pool, soaking up the sun on the beach, exploring private islands, embarking on sunset cruises, or enjoying activities like horseback riding. With so many ways to unwind, you can fully immerse yourself in the tranquillity of Nassau & Paradise Island without feeling the need for a post-vacation break.

No matter your choice, you’ll be surrounded by breathtaking views and embrace the laid-back island lifestyle to the fullest. Start planning your next Bahamian getaway today and experience the epitome of relaxation.

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