Its really the largest resort area on the west side of the island. Visitors love its many white sand beaches listed below. Most beaches have a variety of recreational activities to enjoy as well and are considered “Activity Beaches.”
Just before entering the resort area of Cable Beach is Goodman’s Bay, another popular beach that is outfitted with restrooms and recreational facilities for children. Joggers and exercise enthusiasts frequently use this beach to work out.
Located just east of the resort area of Cable Beach and is a very popular beach for both Bahamians and visitors. It is lined by grand casuarina trees and provides a beautiful view at twilight as one approaches the beach.
Orange Hill Beach
Just west of Cable Beach is Orange Hill Beach, which runs about a half mile along the coast.
Delaporte Beach is another beautiful beach just West of Cable Beach near the small village of Delaporte, a former plantation.
Site for the annual Spring Break activities and on Saturday, one can find Bahamians hosting “cook-outs” and other fundraising activities on the street level of the beach just a few minutes from the cruise ship dock near downtown
Pink Sands, Harbour Island
The small picture-perfect island known for its magnificent pink sand beaches makes a perfect day trip. It was the first capital of the Bahamas. Tropical gardens interspersed between quaint one and two-bedroom cottages are available should you decide to stay overnight. Freshwater pool, tennis courts, exercise studio and two restaurants. Lounge on a three-mile stretch of what is arguably the most beautiful beach in the Bahamas.
ADDRESS: Board on Bay Street, Downtown
Ardastra Gardens & Conservation Centre
A verdant jungle, gardens and home to hundreds of beautiful endangered animals. Nearly 300 guests form the largest collection of Bahamian land animals in the world on 5 1/2 acres. Similar San Diego Zoo, it informs people and manages captive breeding programs for native endangered species. You must see the world-famous marching flamingos while visiting.
DAYS & HOURS: daily 9a-5p
Crystal Cay Marine Park
An exquisite opportunity for landlubbers to experience the natural adventure of aquatic life without getting wet. The 16 acre marine park and underwater observatory provide a variety of pleasurable encounters for all ages. The 360-degree tank with 8-foot glass windows gives a great view of colorful coral, brilliant tropical fish, and exotic marine life. The shark tank, stingray pool, and sea turtles should not be missed.
ADDRESS: between Cable Beach and downtown Nassau
Dolphin Encounters at Blue Lagoon Island
The home of “Flipper” the dolphin. After you take the 20-minute scenic boat ride touring the dolphin sanctuary book any of the unforgettable experiences: “Swim with the Dolphins” a 30-minute experience that will evoke a lifetime of memories when you stroke and pet them. “The Close Encounter” 3-hour experience with boat rides, entertaining talk, and then gathering around waist-deep water and interacting with them. “Assistant Trainer for a Day” also offers a thrilling, educational experience with dolphins. You can spend all day here. The close encounter trainer includes a certificate-T-shirt and lunch. Prices range from $40-$195; open daily.
ADDRESS: near west bridge Marina Drive on Paradise Island
PHONE: 242-363-1003 or 242-363-1653