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Itinerary: Which Nassau Paradise Island Resort is Best For You?

Posted by: Nassau Paradise Island on August 01, 2023

A memorable family vacation, a romantic couples getaway, a history buff, and even a foodie! Nassau Paradise Island is the ultimate destination for everyone. While many of our hotels and resorts are perfect for any kind of vacationer, we broke it down by type to help you narrow down your options.

Beach in Nassau Paradise Island

Family Fun

A family vacation in Paradise will create memories that will last a lifetime. Your children will never forget the white sand beaches and beautiful turquoise waters — neither will you! Here are some of our top picks for your next family vacation in Nassau Paradise Island.

There are adventures for all ages at Atlantis Paradise Island! With five different properties to choose from, including Harbourside Resort with spacious villas for the entire family, you’ll have enough space to bring all generations of your crew to experience Paradise together. Children of all ages will marvel at the underwater creatures, waterslides, Bahamian beaches and more.

Imaginations soar at Atlantis’ kids’ programming, which includes activities for a vast age range, such as a Victorian dollhouse tea party, arts and crafts, and even a teen-friendly nightclub. Baha Mar’s latest addition is Baha Bay. This brand-new waterpark includes everything from kid-friendly activities to super speedy slides that even the parents will love! Kids can also enjoy the Baha Mar Explorers Club, for ages 3-12, staff leads guests through a variety of activities that showcases The Bahamas. They can explore our colourful birds in The Aviary or make a Bahamian-themed art project to take home.

For families who love to be in the heart of the action, Comfort Suites Paradise Island and Bay View Suites Paradise Island are in the centre of Paradise and close to all of the fun. When staying at Comfort Suites, you get complimentary breakfast each morning, as well as access to all of the fun at Atlantis Bahamas, including the 141-acre waterpark, Aquaventure.  Plus, kids stay, play and eat free! Bay View Suites is set in a tropical paradise with suites, including townhomes and villas, that are perfect for your next multigenerational vacation.

View of Harborside Resort from the Marina
A group of kids at an aquarium at Baha Mar Resort

For Couples

Nassau Paradise Island is the perfect destination for a couples’ vacation, whether it be just you and your loved one or a trip with some of your closest couple friends, a romantic vacation is waiting for you in Paradise.

If you’re looking to stick to adults-only, look no further than Sandals Royal Bahamian all-inclusive. This has everything you need for a romantic couples getaway with two beaches, delicious restaurants, the Red Lane Spa and many activities to try! A must-try is the secluded Sandals Barefoot Cay, an exotic offshore adventure to which you can boat, sail, or kayak. Settle into relaxation once you’re there and indulge in the privacy of shaded hammocks and cabanas and swim up to the bar at the freshwater lagoon-style swimming pool.

Baha Mar has a great selection of accommodations for couples. SLS Baha Mar brings playful sophistication to Nassau, with the popular Privilege Pool and the insta-worthy Bahamian-pink hotel — the adventurous couple’s vacation starts here!

Lastly, for couples who want to try their hand with lady luck or Bahamian nightlife, there’s plenty of that! Home to exciting clubs and casinos, Nassau Paradise Island has lots in store. Atlantis and Baha Mar are your go-to casino destinations, both boasting tables, slots, and more for you to test your luck with.

A couple enjoying a Love Nest suite at Sandals Royal Bahamian
Aerial view of SLS Baha Mar
A group of men and women enjoying a game of craps in a casino.

Rest and Relax

The moment you step foot in Nassau Paradise Island, you’re going to instantly feel relaxed. However, if you’re looking for a vacation that focuses solely on rest and relaxation, there’s plenty of that in Paradise.

Rosewood Baha Mar is an opulent seaside sanctuary that brings luxury to the forefront with no detail overlooked. Arrive at your suite and let everything go, as it is stocked with everything you need, like refreshments, a personal bar, and luxe bath amenities. Soak up the relaxation at Sense, A Rosewood Spa, where you can choose from top-of-the-line products that leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

A hideaway in itself, The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, is nestled between the tranquil turquoise waters and lush tropical gardens. Leave your worries behind in this private oasis with beautiful ocean views and intimate low-rise buildings. Tour the Versailles Gardens and feel at one with the lush tropical foliage native to The Bahamas. Discover serenity at The Ocean Club Spa, where you can pamper yourself in your personal villa, or indulge in a Japanese Tea Ceremony in your villa’s private open-air garden.

One of the newest additions to Nassau, Goldwynn Resort and Residences brings a restful retreat set on the shores of the beautiful Cable Beach. Choose from spacious suites with either ocean or golf course views and spend your days lounging in private cabanas. Savour the entire experience at the Rhizophora Spa, bringing guests to a new level of relaxation in their Bahamian seaside experience.

Ocean spa club
A couple walking in robes outside a spa in Nassau Paradise Island

Adventure Seekers

If the thrill of a Bahamas vacation isn’t enough for you, good thing we have lots of excitement and energy around each corner in Nassau Paradise Island. Thrill seekers get ready for not one, not two, but three adventurous waterparks located in Nassau and Paradise Island. Zip down some of the highest waterslides or ride the raging rapids of Rapids River at Aquaventure at Atlantis. Splash in the lagoon wave pool or go down the Devil’s Backbone at Baha Bay Baha Mar. Hang ten on the FlowRider® or enjoy the lazy river at Fins Up Water Park at Margaritaville. You’ll never be short of options.

Our island is packed with adventure and history for all thrill-seekers alike. With many experiences and things to be discovered, you’ll need to extend your stay! No matter where you’re staying, you’re travel itinerary will be packed with things like beach horseback riding, diving adventures, fishing expeditions, and more! Plus, check out our events calendar to stay up to date on what’s happening during your vacation here.

Water park at Margaritaville
Kids sliding at a waterpark Baha Bay
A waterslide at Aquaventure

Culture and Cuisine

If there’s one thing about The Bahamas that’s certain, it is that we’re rich with history, culture, and delicious food that you can only get here. Dive into the history of our culture with stories and tours of Nassau Paradise Island and cherish the traditions of the Bahamian people. Climb up (or down) the Queen’s Staircase, tour local forts, and take in all the historical landmarks that make this place unique.

Nassau Paradise Island is also home to delicious cuisine, including conch served in various ways. Conch fritters, conch salad, cracked conch, you name it! Find some of the best conch served at Arawak Cay (The Fish Fry) and experience some of the local culture while there. Or opt for a food tour. Tru Bahamian Food Tours takes you on a cuisine journey through Nassau’s vibrant downtown core, or check out John Watling’s Distillery, where you can learn about the handcrafted rum of The Bahamas.

Finally, the delicious dining at our hotels and resorts is something to be devoured. Indulge in The Bahamas’ first certified five-star restaurant, Graycliff Restaurant, where you can pair your dishes with one of the bottles from the award-winning wine cellar containing over 250,000 bottles. Or try one of our many celebrity chef restaurants, Dune by Chef Jean-Georges, Marcus at Baha Mar Fish + Chop House, or Fish by José Andrés. There’s something for everyone in our dining options!

A woman lifts a fork to sample a plate of Bahamian food.
A man slices vegetables on a white cutting board.
John Watlings rum tour

Start Planning

No matter what type of vacation you’re looking for or who you’re travelling with, Nassau Paradise Island is calling your name. The turquoise waters, white sand beaches, and the spirit of The Bahamian people will keep you coming back year after year. Start planning your next Bahamian getaway!

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