With sunshine many days of the year and warm water temperatures, there’s almost always a gorgeous day in the Bahama Islands. From snorkeling off the coast of Paradise Island to fishing, there is just about every kind of water activity imaginable. Here are a few water attractions in the New Providence area.
Blue Lagoon (Salt Cay)
One of the most popular attractions is Blue Lagoon Island. Know by its official name Salt Cay, it has been part of the Bahamas for years. Located three miles from Nassau, Blue Lagoon is home to the dolphins and sea lions of Dolphin Encounters. This is the place to go when you want to swim and experience dolphins first-hand. With the clear turquoise waters, coconut palm trees, white sandy beaches and tropical birds, Blue Lagoon offers everything you could want in a family friendly tropical experience.
With so many white sand beaches there is always a great place to relax and enjoy. After a long day of exploring Nassau, what better place to visit than Cable Beach. This place is world famous for its powdery white sand, clear water and resorts. Also it is a great place to relax or to have some fun.
If you are looking for great dive-sites, the waters of Nassau & Paradise Island are for you. There you will find clear warm waters and drop-offs close to shore. According to Scuba Diving magazine, this area has some of the world’s best dive destinations. With dive sites such as Tunnel Wall, Hollywood Bowl and Shark wall, there is something to thrill the novice & expert alike. Imagine the excitement of near shark encounters or exploring a shipwreck. The waters around New Providence provide good visibility, beautiful scenery and diverse marine life. If you want to plan a trip, one great dive company is Stuart Cove.
Sandy Toes (Rose Island)
For those who tire of the Nassau hustle & bustle and don’t want to make the journey to the Out Islands, come to Sandy Toes. Located four miles northeast of Paradise Island, you can snorkel, kayak or just relax on their private beach. This is a great place to visit; have a drink at the Sandy Toes Bar and mingle with other travelers; you will have a great time. If you want a taste of the true Caribbean, come see what Sandy Toes offers.
Aquaventure Atlantis Resorts
Aquaventure is the water park of the Atlantis resort. This 141 acre park offers non stop aquatic thrills and features over twenty million gallons of water. Visitors will enjoy the swim areas, Atlantean themed towers and the water slides. Also there is a a mile long river ride complete with rolling rapids and wave surges. Kids have their own water fort connected to eleven swimming pools via a connecting tropical environment. If you are staying at the Atlantis resort all this is complimentary. For vacationers young and old, the park offers thrills and a level of excitement unlike any other.
Sea World Explorer
Have you ever wanted to ride in a submarine or view Paradise Island from a Catamaran? This is your chance. Located in downtown Nassau is Sea World Explorer. When you book your adventure, you can see the sights of Paradise Island from a Catamaran or the Coral Gardens in a window-lined semi-submarine. These excursions can be a memorable addition to your vacation.