Paradise Island continues to be one of the world's most visited destinations in the Bahamas, and is home to the famous Atlantis resort
and beautiful beaches
that provide the ultimate escape. Whether you want to relax on the beach
, go snorkeling in the sparkling waters or seek to explore some local attractions, there's never a shortage of things to see and do on Paradise Island.
Take the Robinson Crusoe Tour
Explore the ocean onboard the Majestic Lady, an 85-foot catamaran that will take on you a tour of the ocean and drop you off on a private island. The Robinson Crusoe Shipwreck cruises depart daily, and dinner cruises are available on Tuesdays and Fridays. Call (242) 322-2606 or visit www.seaislandadventures.com for more information.
See the Island Via Helicopter
Take a helicopter ride from Paradise Island Helicopters to take in a bird's-eye view of the island, and fly out to the neighboring islands for even more fun in the sun. The 10-minute tours will take you over Nassau Harbor, Paradise Island and Blue Lagoon Island. Call (242) 363-4016 or visit paradisecopters.com for more information.
Go on a Sunset Cruise on a Catamaran
Hit the waters aboard a 57-foot luxury catamaran for a two-hour twilight and sunset cruise from Cloud Catamaran Cruise. The boat leaves the Paradise Island Ferry Terminal in Nassau each evening, and it's the perfect romantic escape. Call (242) 363-4430 for reservations.
Play Golf at the Paradise Island Golf Club
The par-72, 6,805-yard golf course was designed by renowned architect Dick Wilson, and it features challenging courses for all skill levels. You can golf on the 18-hole greens or spend some time relaxing in the clubhouse; the Club also offers club rentals and lessons. Call (242) 363-2501 or visit www.oneandonlyresorts.com for more information.
Visit the Cloisters
It's one of the few free activities to enjoy on Paradise Island, and it gives you a chance to learn about the history of the island and take in some beautiful views of Nassau Harbor. This Old World monastery was built in the 1920s, and is owned by the Ocean Club. Call (242) 322-7500 or visit www.bahamasgo.com/treasures/cloisters.htm for more information.
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