Have you ever dreamed of taking a trip alone? Sure, it can be fun to travel with friends or loved ones, but think of the benefits of traveling all by yourself: you can eat your favorite foods, adhere to your own daily schedule, and see all the sights that interest you every day of your trip – no need to compromise with anyone else! As writer Shauna Niequist says, “When you’re traveling with someone else, you share each discovery, but when you are alone, you have to carry each experience with you like a secret, something you have to write on your heart, because there’s no other way to preserve it.”
If you’re thinking about taking a solo trip, The Bahamas is the perfect destination to consider. Since it’s so easy to get here from many major cities, your travel time will be minimal – no spending full days in airports or making lengthy journeys from the airport to the resort by yourself. In Nassau Paradise Island, getting around is easy, with plenty of different experiences, attractions, and adventures packed into a relatively small area that’s perfect for a solo traveler to explore. And with friendly people, excellent service, and the ease of English being spoken everywhere, you’ll never have to hunt long for someone if you have a question or need information during your trip.
Here are four great experiences to consider if you’re visiting Nassau Paradise Island as a party of one this year.
Spend a leisurely day shopping. With no one to rush you, you’re free to browse to your heart’s content! Nassau Paradise Island is full of excellent shops, boutiques, and vendors to suit any tastes. From the world-famous Nassau Straw Market on Bay Street to the Bahamas Craft Centre on Paradise Island, you’ll be able to browse Bahamian handicrafts, jewelry, and art. In Nassau, head to the Doongalik Art Gallery and the Craft Cottage for unique locally made arts and crafts, or stop in at Bahama Art & Handicraft to browse through one-of-a-kind treasures you won’t find anywhere else. The shops of Paradise Island carry everything from local souvenirs to luxury items, and in downtown Nassau, discover a duty-free shopper’s paradise!
Indulge in a spa day. Ahhhhh…there’s nothing more decadent than a day at the spa. During your time in Nassau Paradise Island, you’ll want to book an appointment at one of our excellent spas and enjoy the ultimate treat for body, mind, and spirit that’ll leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. The Red Lane Spa at Sandals Royal Bahamian features European-style treatments infused with Caribbean flair and tropical botanicals. For a real treat, escape to Red Lane at Sandals Cay, the resort’s private offshore island, for a salt scrub on the beach or a massage on a sea raft. At Atlantis, Mandara Spa combines ancient Balinese healing techniques with European therapies and natural Bahamian elements for a spa experience that’s a true sensory feast. Or pamper yourself at the luxurious, award-winning One&Only Spa, where you can wrap up your spa day with a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony.
Treat yourself to a leisurely dinner. Eating alone can be a real treat (no sharing bites of your favorite dishes!) Your trip to Nassau Paradise Island is the perfect time to experience some gourmet dining. Snag an oceanfront table at Dune at One&Only, relax with a cocktail, and take in the stunning ocean views. If you love wine, a visit to the five-star Graycliff Restaurant – and its internationally-recognized wine cellar – is an absolute must. Sushi lovers won’t want to miss Nobu, offering an intimate dining experience and an innovative menu. Head to the sake cellar for a more quiet, relaxing setting.
Sign up for a tour that interests you. If you love food and drink, check out the Tru Bahamian Food Tour, visit the John Watlings Distillery, or see how chocolates are made during a Graycliff Chocolatier tour. Love art and architecture? The Art & Dine, Gallery Hop, or City & Country Tours are a great way to discover downtown Nassau’s colorful buildings and unique artwork. Or, if you love the great outdoors, explore Nassau Paradise Island during a Bahamas Outdoors excursion or Segway tour. No matter what your interests are, there’s a tour for you – and it’s a great way to meet fellow travelers, too!
Take some time for yourself this year with a getaway for one to Nassau Paradise Island. Check out our current travel deals and start planning the dream vacation you’ve always wanted! No need to coordinate schedules or compromise plans – this trip is all about you. See you soon in Paradise!