New Providence, the Bahamas
Most visitors erroneously call it “Nassau” because the island is the site of the nation’s capital, which was named after the Dutch Prince of Orange-Nassau in 1695 after he took over the British throne. In truth, the island is New Providence where about two-thirds of the Bahamian population lives, and where millions of dollars are invested in Nassau, Cable Beach, and Paradise Island. In recent years, New Providence has created a name for itself as one of the top places to visit when on a Caribbean island travel.
Considered an offshore financial center, New Providence is most obviously a fabulous shopping bazaar and Caribbean island travel destination. Stroll along the world-famous Bay Street and side streets and bask in the Caribbean carnival atmosphere. Or visit one of the out islands of the Bahamas – the famous Nassau and Paradise Island, connected with each other by a bridge.
But while the Bahamas has plenty to offer, what it is really most famous for is its island groove. The drumbeat is the essence and the soul of Bahamian culture with the instrument setting the heartbeat for all Bahamian music, including rake ‘n scrape, Junkanoo and goombay.
Atlantis Paradise Island
Located on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, the Atlantis Paradise Island offers so many activities that it’s probably one of the only resorts in the world where you’ll need a map to even get around!
The Atlantis has a 34-acre waterscape containing over 11 million gallons of water and over 200 species of tropical fish. Additional recreational facilities include 11 lagoons; artificial coral reefs; an underwater tunnel for shark observation; the Dig, an underground maze of corridors and viewing tanks containing sea creatures; 11 swimming pools, including a lap pool and children’s pools; a Lazy River Ride; the Mayan Temple’s five waterslides; Turtle Beach, a sanctuary for native turtles; a full service casino; the Mandara Spa; adult and children’s activity programs; the Sports Center, complete with tennis courts; beach access; and myriad water sports.
The accommodations here range from moderately priced to very expensive. Families on vacation here should consider staying in the Coral Towers, which is the most centrally located tower at Atlantis. The Coral Towers is also closest to the Predator Lagoon and the Lagoon Pool as well.
Atlantis Paradise Island Resort is also packed with activities for guests of all ages. The eleven pool areas, miles of sandy beach, and Neptune’s Water Toys Hut give guests access to many water based activities. Neptune’s provides non motorized water sports which include water bikes, pedal boats, kayaks, and even snorkeling equipment rentals.
Hybrid Beat – Bahamas
If you want a decidedly patrician vibe during your Caribbean travel vacation, then the Landing, a seven-room inn on Harbour Island is exactly for you. There are no televisions, no phones, or Internet connections – things that distract you from the sheer beauty of the beach a few blocks away. And for only $240, you can get one of the bay-view rooms, which offer the best views of the harbor and comes with crisp white linens, terraces, and four-poster beds.
You can experience the white sandy beaches of the Caribbean at Atlantis Paradise in the Bahamas. Atlantis Paradise gives you long romantic walks on the beach or the chance to play in the water at the resort. This paradise offers you tropical climate with your own personal slice of heaven – something every beach lover will truly appreciate.