New Providence and Paradise Islands

New Providence is the Bahamas' most urban island, but that doesn't mean you won't find beautiful beaches. Powdery white sand, aquamarine waves, and shade-bearing palm trees are easy to come by, regardless how populated you like your beach to be. Whether you crave solitude or want to be in the middle of the action, there's a sand spot that's just right for you.

Cable Beach and the beaches near Atlantis are where you'll typically find loud music, bars serving tropical drinks, and vendors peddling everything from parasailing and Jet Ski rides to T-shirts and hair braiding. Downtown Nassau only has man-made beaches, the best being Junkanoo Beach just west of the British Colonial Hilton. But the capital city's beaches can't compare to the real thing. For a more relaxed environment, drive out of the main tourist areas. You'll likely find stretches of sand populated by locals only, or, chances are, no one at all.

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  • 1. National Art Gallery of the Bahamas

    Museum/Gallery

    Opened in 2003, the museum houses the works of esteemed Bahamian artists such as Max Taylor, Amos Ferguson, Brent Malone, John Cox, and Antonius...Read More

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  • 2. Heritage Museum of The Bahamas

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    So many artifacts are on display in this small but interesting museum that you can easily spend an hour wandering. Opt for a guided tour, or...Read More

  • 3. John Watling's Distillery

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    The former Buena Vista Estate which featured in the James Bond film Casino Royale has been painstakingly transformed and taken back to its...Read More

  • 4. Nassau Public Library and Museum

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    The octagonal building near Parliament Square was the Nassau Gaol (the old British spelling for jail), circa 1797. You're welcome to pop in...Read More

  • 5. Pirates of Nassau

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    Take a self-guided journey through Nassau's pirate days in this interactive museum devoted to such notorious members of the city's past as Blackbeard...Read More

  • 6. Pompey Museum

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    The building, where slave auctions were held in the 1700s, is named for a rebel slave who lived on the Out Island of Exuma in 1830. The structure...Read More

  • 7. Junkanoo Expo

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    Handmade floats and costumes used by revelers during the annual Bahamian Junkanoo celebration are exhibited in an old customs warehouse at the...Read More

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