~ Attractions and Activities Abound Along with the Finest White Sand Beaches and Turquoise Water ~
NASSAU, Bahamas – Sun, surf, sand and a treasure-trove of activities are in store for families at Nassau Paradise Island all year round with accommodations to suit any budget or style. With many resorts offering amenities for children and dedicated kid’s clubs, travelers have a pirate’s bounty of choices.
Snuggled between the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, Nassau Paradise Island has been a refuge for many a pirate over the years, so it’s no surprise that the world famous Pirates of Nassau interactive museum is a fun attraction for kids. Others include the Ardastra Gardens, Zoo & Conservation Centre, a fascinating panorama of wildlife that's now home to 300 birds, animals and reptiles, and Arawak Cay, a popular fish fry just west of downtown. There, families can watch as local chefs turn the day’s freshest catches into island favorites including conch fritters, chowders and conch salads
Atlantis, Paradise Island is a family-friendly resort located on Paradise Island. The resort’s new, immersive programming connects even the youngest guests to the rich history, art, people, food and festivities of The Bahamas. Atlantis is built around the largest open-air marine habitat in the world with over 50,000 marine animals from 250 species and Aquaventure, an innovative, 141-acre waterscape of thrilling slides and river rides, pools and miles of white sand beaches. Kids and teens have the opportunity to explore and discover this purposeful resort through various immersive experiences. Visitors to Dolphin Cay, a state-of-the-art marine mammal habitat dedicated to conservation, rehabilitation and education whose first residents were 16 rescue dolphins from Hurricane Katrina, can participate in educational and meaningful experiences that help fund the resort’s conservation efforts, the Atlantis Blue Project Foundation.
Atlantis provides a truly authentic and unique “choose-your-own-adventure” experience for kids and teens. Atlantis offers the family-friendly Junkanoo Bahamian Fest+Feast where guests of all ages can discover Junkanoo, a 500+ year-old cultural and meaningful traditional parade filled with dancers and musicians deeply rooted in Bahamian history. The fun continues with Atlantis Kids Adventures (AKA), the resort’s 8,000 square-foot supervised kid’s club that unlocks imaginations for young travelers. Equipped with age-appropriate play and educational programs, AKA caters to resort guests ages 3-12 and programming encourages kids to customize their experience and cultivate their personal interests through culinary lessons, interactive electronic art, theater and outdoor play. Teens don’t want to miss out on CRUSH, Atlantis’ cutting-edge nightclub for guests ages 13-17. The 14,000 square-foot space has a modern dance club, an interactive internet lounge, a game room featuring a floor-to-ceiling gaming tower with 24 gaming consoles, and 10 private gaming cabanas. For teens and ‘tweens looking for some pampering and TLC, Generation Y Spa at the flagship Mandara Spa is the answer. This program offers services specialized for teens, including the Fabulous Fruity Facial and Beach Babe Hair Conditioning Treatment.
The BEACH Sanctuary at the new Baha Mar is an experience that allows guests to immerse themselves in the natural beauty and wildlife of the Bahamian islands. BEACH is an acronym meaning Baha Mar Ecological Aquatic Conservation Habitat. The BEACH Sanctuary is home to eco-inspired themed venues, native Bahamian wildlife and endangered species, and will consist of three distinct habitats: The Marine Sanctuary and Sea Turtle Nesting Beach, the Aviary and The Flamingo Habitat. Guests will have the opportunity to participate daily in animal feedings, marine interactions and tours of the BEACH Sanctuary. They will also be invited to wade into the sanctuary tidal pools to interact with wildlife and meet the rays, turtles and nurse sharks. As programming develops, sanctuary snorkeling will be offered, as well as the ability to snorkel in Baha Mar’s eco-reef, right off the coast, and kayak in Hobby Horse Nature Preserve. The resort will also offer the Explorers Kids Club program, which is designed to immerse kids in nature and to foster creative growth. Through the Explorer’s Badge program, younger nature lovers will utilize all three eco-inspired areas, creating authentic Bahamian experiences through arts & crafts, environmental conservation, fitness & wellness.
One of the most elegant luxury resorts in the Americas, the The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, Bahamas was once the private estate of A&P heir Huntington Hartford II and conveys the ambiance of a classic colonial plantation, edged by miles of soft dune beach. Its renowned KidsOnly program is designed to actively amuse, educate and challenge children ages four to 12 seven days a week, 365 days a year. Each day of the week participants can experience a different theme for endless entertainment and activities. Among the offerings, they can learn how to perform magic tricks, dress like pirates, experience colorful Bahamian customs, explore the Atlantis Resort, cook at the KidsOnly Culinary Academy and partake in an endless array of sports and sea and sand adventures.
Comfort Suites Paradise Island offers affordable, newly renovated junior suites that are within walking distance of the Atlantis Resort. Guests enjoy full use of next-door-neighbor Atlantis’ extensive facilities including pools, private beaches, the renowned Mandara Spa Atlantis, Kids Camp and day passes to the awe-inspiring Aquaventure water wonderland.
The Meliá Nassau Beach – All Inclusive organizes different daily activities for children so that even youngest guests have fun while the adults relax. Workshops, creative and themed activities, parties and games are just some of the activities they can take part in. The Kid’s Club is available for children ages five to 12 and has a pool table, basketball hoop, games and much more.
Conveniently located off the coast of South Florida, flying time to Nassau Paradise Island is less than one hour from South Florida and 2.5 hours on average from the Northeast, ensuring the maximum amount of vacation time will be spent at the beach. For more information, guests can visit www.NassauParadiseIsland.com.
About Nassau Paradise Island:
Nassau Paradise Island, Bahamas is known for having some of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world, turquoise blue water, the Caribbean’s best entertainment and a spectrum of resorts from ultra-exclusive to family-friendly. This convenient destination is serviced by several non-stop flights from most major U.S. cities. Less than an hour from South Florida and less than three hours from New York City, Nassau Paradise Island is so close, yet feels like it’s a world away. Additional information about where to stay and incredible value-added packages may be found at www.NassauParadiseIsland.com.