Paradise Island in the Bahamas lives up to its name. Though Nassau, the colorful capital of the Bahamas, is high up on many traveler’s must-see list, visitors to the Bahamas shouldn't leave without taking a quick jaunt across the sea to explore Paradise Island.
Paradise Island is over 685 acres of tropical fun in the Caribbean. Beaches, restaurants, bars, casinos, innovative hotels and land and water based entertainment cover the island and you'll quickly learn it's nearly impossible to get bored on Paradise Island.
The most famous landmark on Paradise Island is Atlantis Resort. Even if you're not staying at Atlantis you can get day passes to visit its water park and aquarium which has pools, waterslides and sea animals to view – one waterslide even goes through the shark tank.
Golfing and water activities like snorkeling are also popular activities during the day on Paradise Island. At night, the fun continues at the many beach bars that dot the island.
Most visitors to Paradise Island arrive through Nassau. There are daily fairies from Nassau to Paradise Island that take about 15 minutes. You can also take a cab or walk over the bridge connecting Nassau to Paradise Island. The bridge is 600 feet long and reaches an elevation of 73 feet, and it typically takes about 30 minutes to walk across. One benefit of taking a taxi over is that it can drop you off exactly where you want to be once on Paradise Island.