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  • 1. With more than 10 million reviews and opinions, TripAdvisor makes travel planning a snap for the 25 million travelers visiting our site each month. NASSAUPARADISE ISLAND The best places to eat, sleep and play in Nassau/Paradise Island G U I D E
  • 2. tripadvisor.com Miles of beautiful beaches lure tourists to Nassau, the capital city of the Bahamas, located on New Providence Island. Combined with neighboring Paradise Island, home of the elaborate Atlantis resort and casino complex, the tropical duo delivers abundant adventures on land and sea or just a lovely backdrop for relaxation. The islands’ subtropical climate portends mild winter weather and a very pleasant spring, with temperatures slowly rising, but averaging in the 70s. Dive with Caribbean reef sharks and frolic with dolphins. Lounge away the day on Cable Beach or shop for bargains in the Straw Market. Get a sense of the island’s history in Parliament Square and then sample fresh fish and conch in Arawak Cay while grooving to local bands. With its blend of African and British traditions and a heritage that dates to the legendary pirate Blackbeard, Nassau has a distinctive, laid-back rhythm all its own. Inside TripAdvisor, the most trusted source for where to eat, sleep and play in thousands of destinations around the world, has collected the best insider tips from its 25 million monthly visitors to produce a unique series of travel guides. In addition to the best hotels, restaurants and attractions for every type of traveler, you’ll get great advice about what to pack, how to get around and where to find the best views. Be sureto check out the guides at www.tripadvisor.com. 1. Don’t forget your passport—even for travel from the United States. As of January 1, 2007, it’s required for all air and sea border crossings. 2. “Take bug spray. The Bahamas has ‘no-see-ums,’ small little flies that can bite.”—TripAdvisor Member 3. “Men have to wear slacks in finer restaurants, or they won’t be allowed in.”—TripAdvisor Member, Massachusetts 4. “Pack large-mouth water bottles and melt the filtered ice from your hotel” for drinking.—TripAdvisor Member, San Diego, Calif. PACKING TIPS INTRODUCTION NASSAU PARADISE ISLAND You’ll find reviews for more than 200,000 hotels, 70,000 attractions and 140,000 restaurants on TripAdvisor.com. Learn from other travelers what to expect before you make your plans.
  • 3. tripadvisor.com Call an Expedia Travel Specialist now 877 633 3716 VIEWSTop Where to PLAY TOP 10 Attractions 1. Powerboat Adventures, East Bay Street, Nassau, 242 363 1466 2. Blue Lagoon Island-Dolphin Encounters, Nassau, 242 363 1003 3. Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center, Chippingham Road, Nassau, 242 323 5806 4. Pirates of Nassau Museum, Marlborough and George streets, Nassau, 242 356 3759 5. Bay Street, Nassau 6. Balcony House, Market Street off Bay Street, Nassau, 242 302 2621 7. Fort Charlotte, West Bay Street, Nassau, 242 325 9186 8. Straw Market, Bay and Market streets, Nassau 9. Casino at Atlantis Resort, Casino Drive, Paradise Island, 888 528 7155 10. Fort Fincastle, Elizabeth Avenue, Nassau, 242 356 9085 NASSAU/PARADISE ISLAND’S BEST VIEWS “Hit the Water Tower for incredible views of Nassau’s harbor and the island.” At 216 feet above sea level, it’s the island’s highest point.—TripAdvisor Member Water Tower, Top of Elizabeth Avenue, Nassau, 242 323 3182 Check out the Nassau Public Library for an unexpected treat. “Follow the stairs up to the veranda and enjoy a nice view that not many others know about.”— TripAdvisor Member, Austin, Texas Nassau Public Library and Museum, Shirley Street, Nassau, 242 322 4907 Walk across the Paradise Island Bridge, built in the late 1960s to connect the island with downtown Nassau. “You get a great view, and it’s a neat thing to do.”— TripAdvisor Member, New York, N.Y. Paradise Island Bridge, Connecting Nassau to Paradise Island FAMILIES “After a brief training period at Dolphin Encounters, you are kissing, hugging and petting the dolphins. The highlight is when two dolphins push you through the water by your feet. Fantastic!”—TripAdvisor Member, Fullerton, Calif. Dolphin Close Encounter, Blue Lagoon Island, Nassau, 242 363 1003 Kids will get a kick out of Ardastra Gardens and Zoo and their “lory parrot feedings, where you hold apple slices so the birds eat right from your hand.”— TripAdvisor Member, New York Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center, Chippingham Road, Nassau, 242 323 5806 White sand and relatively calm waters are bountiful at Cable Beach, where jet skis and water skiing are also available. “This area is considered the Riviera of the Bahamas.”—TripAdvisor Local Expert, Bahamas Cable Beach, Nassau ROMANCE Visit Rose Island for a day of “snorkeling, relaxing and lounging on a beautiful pristine beach on a private, nearly deserted island.”—TripAdvisor Member Rose Island, Sea Island Adventures, Nassau, 242 325 3910 “The Majestic Lady Dinner Cruise is wonderful and very romantic. You get to see the sunset and have a marvelous dinner.”— TripAdvisor Member, Philadelphia, Pa. Majestic Lady Dinner Cruise, Cumberland Street, Nassau, 242 322 2606 “The British Colonial Hilton has a local singer in the Palm Court Lounge nightly. The band starts at 9:00 P.M. This is a lounge setting with a small dance floor, not a club.”—TripAdvisor Local Expert, Bahamas Palm Court Lounge , British Colonial Hilton, 1 Bay St., Nassau, 242 322 3301 “…the birds eat right from your hand.”
  • 4. tripadvisor.com Call an Expedia Travel Specialist now 877 633 3716 Have a close encounter of the toothy kind with Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas. “The sharks were abundant and ranged from 5 feet to about 10 feet long. It was incredible.”— TripAdvisor Member, New Jersey Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas, Shark Adventure, New Providence Island, 242 362 4171 Jump on the latest aquatic craze: Kiteboarding lessons are available for beginners and advanced riders. Kiteboarding, Cross-Shore, 12 Yonder Road, Twynam, Nassau, 242 422 0756 “Don’t forget parasailing. The views are heart-stopping. You can catch the vendors at either Cabbage Beach or Cable Beach.”— TripAdvisor Local Expert, Bahamas Parasailing, Cabbage Beach, Paradise Island; Cable Beach, Nassau ADVENTURE Fort Charlotte, built in the late 18th century, is “an interesting site. Take the tour; the guides are quite humorous.”— TripAdvisor Member, Michigan Fort Charlotte, West Bay Street, Nassau, 242 325 9186 The informative Pirates of Nassau Museum has appeal for all ages and “makes you feel like you are standing on a dock about to board a ship” at the entrance.— Trip Advisor Member, San Diego, Calif. Pirates of Nassau Museum, Marlborough and George streets, Nassau, 242 356 3759 A tour of Balcony House provides “insight into the history of the Bahamas, the slave trade and how the islands have evolved to the present day.”—TripAdvisor Member Balcony House, Trinity Place and Market Street, Nassau, 242 302 2621 EDUCATIONAL/HISTORICAL “The Versailles Gardens were a welcome respite, with bougainvilleas in full bloom and grass so cool and deep that you wanted to lie down in it.”—TripAdvisor Member, Washington, D.C. Versailles Gardens and French Cloister, Ocean Club Drive, Paradise Island, 242 363 2501 A Flying Cloud cruise is “an amazing day spent relaxing on the catamaran and sailing to see the sights around the islands, stopping to snorkel just off of Rose Island. A perfect way to spend an afternoon.”— TripAdvisor Member, Dallas, Texas Flying Cloud Charters, Nassau, 242 363 4430 Pack a picnic and drive out of Nassau. “Head west along Bay Street and around to the south side toward South Ocean Beach. It’s a beautiful ride with some nice lonely beaches.”—TripAdvisor Local Expert, Bahamas South Ocean Beach, New Providence Island RELAXATION “The Straw Market is crowded, but it’s the place to shop for everything,. Bargain and they will drop the prices to lower than half.”—TripAdvisor Member, New Jersey Straw Market, Bay and Market streets, Nassau Snorkel from shore at Paradise Beach, the more secluded stretch northwest of bustling Cabbage Beach. “If you take bread, you will see lots of fish.”—TripAdvisor Member, Bristol, U.K. Paradise Beach, Paradise Island Stroll among the pink buildings of Parliament Square. A statue of Queen Victoria presides over the government center. Parliament Square, Bay Street, Nassau BUDGET Where to PLAY TripAdvisor members have posted more than 850,000 photos on the site. The good, the bad and the very candid. It’s almost like being there! “…you feel like you are about to board a ship” “The views are heart- stopping.” “A perfect way to spend an afternoon.” “…grass so cool and deep that you wanted to lie down in it.”
  • 5. tripadvisor.com Call an Expedia Travel Specialist now 877 633 3716 “The food in the Bahamas is generally quite expensive if you stick to the hotels. However, there are a host of alternative choices that offer much better value, good food and some interesting ambiance.”—TripAdvisor Member “The Columbus Tavern is good for all ages and has great scenery. You can take the little ones for a walk around the docks to look at boats, if they need to be distracted.”— TripAdvisor Member Columbus Tavern, Paradise Harbour Club Marina, Paradise Island, 242 363 5923 “Johnny Canoe’s has excellent conch fritters and other tasty food, plus a cute outdoor patio area with good atmosphere and good service. Try this place at least once.”— TripAdvisor Member, Minneapolis, Minn. Café Johnny Canoe, Nassau Beach Hotel, West Bay Street, Nassau, 242 327 3373 “Try the Poop Deck in Nassau (not the one at Sandyport) for very good food.” Picky eaters can choose from familiar dishes “like steak and chicken.”—TripAdvisor Member, Wilkes Barre, Pa. Poop Deck, Nassau Yacht Haven Marina, East Bay Street, Nassau, 242 393 8175 FAMILIES What’s the TOUR How to Get Around WHERE to eat “Sun And… has excellent service and equally excellent food, including the best grouper. The place is in a lovely house in a residential area.”—TripAdvisor Member, Boston, Mass. Sun And…, Lakeview Drive, Nassau, 242 393 1205 “Dinner at Dune was intimate, and the service was amazing. Be sure to try the lobster and the conch salad. Although some items are expensive, the decor and the view make the whole experience worth it!”—TripAdvisor Member, New Jersey Dune Bar, OneOnly Ocean Club, Paradise Island, 242 363 2501 “Graycliff is housed in a lovely old Bahamian home. It has very good food and the finest wine cellar in the Caribbean.”—TripAdvisor Member Graycliff, West Hill Street, Nassau, 242 302 9150 ROMANCE Jitneys provide “a real local experience that’s better than a chartered tour, and you can’t beat the price.”—TripAdvisor Member, Sacramento, Calif. Visit the Exumas with Powerboat Adventures. “The tour guides are so friendly, and the secluded beaches are gorgeous.”—TripAdvisor Member, Washington, D.C. Powerboat Adventures, East Bay Street, Nassau, 242 363 1466 Get a personal look at Bahamian culture with a volunteer host from the People-to- People Program. People-to-People, 242 323 1853 Want more information on Nassau/Paradise Island? TripAdvisor.com offers free weekly e-mail updates filled with new deals, reviews and articles for Nassau/Paradise Island or any other destination you choose. “Try this place at least once.”
  • 6. tripadvisor.com Call an Expedia Travel Specialist now 877 633 3716 WHERE to eat “Anthony’s has good variety and reasonable prices. No need for reservations and no long wait lines, either.”—TripAdvisor Member, Texas Anthony’s Caribbean Grill, Paradise Island Shopping Center, Paradise Island, 242 363 3152 “Arawak Cay’s Fish Fry is a group of casual restaurants. Some have picnic-style outdoor seating; some have local bands on the weekends. It’s where the locals hang out for fun and entertainment, as well as great food.”—TripAdvisor Local Expert, Bahamas Fish Fry, Arawak Cay, Nassau “Stretch your budget with Imperial Takeaway” downtown, serving “Bahamian food and burgers.”—TripAdvisor Local Expert, Bahamas Imperial Takeaway, Marlborough, , Bay Street, Nassau, 242 322 4522 BUDGET “Nesbitt’s is nothing much to look at, but the food is good. Smothered pork chops are a favorite for dinner. They have a local band on weekends.”—TripAdvisor Local Expert, Bahamas Nesbitt’s, West Bay Street, Nassau “Café Skans, located in the town center, is often overlooked by tourists. It’s a casual place with relatively good, simple food, reasonably priced.”—TripAdvisor Member Café Skans, Bay Street, Adjacent to the Straw Market, Nassau, 242 322 2486 “For great local food, try Travellers Rest, which is near the airport on the coast road. It’s a simple place, nothing fancy.”— TripAdvisor Member, Warwick, England Travellers Rest, West Bay Street, Nassau, 242 327 7633 HIDDEN GEMS “The Marketplace food was delicious. The buffet has a lot of different foods: stir fry, lots of salads, soups, sushi and snapper.”— TripAdvisor Member, Rutherford, N.J. Marketplace, Atlantis, Casino Drive, Paradise Island, 242 363 3000 “Double Dragon is an inexpensive Chinese takeaway with seating and lots of vegetarian options.”—TripAdvisor Member, New York, N.Y. Double Dragon, Bridge Plaza Commons, Mackey Street, Nassau, 242 393 5718 Cafe Matisse has a “calm and cordial atmosphere. The outdoor courtyard dining is inviting and comfortable.  Food is superb. Homemade pasta, divine seafood dishes and delectable desserts.”—TripAdvisor Member Cafe Matisse, Bank Lane between Bay and Shirley streets, Nassau, 242 356 7012 HEALTH-CONSCIOUS “It’s where the locals hang out for fun and entertainment”
  • 7. tripadvisor.com Call an Expedia Travel Specialist now 877 633 3716 “If you appreciate personalized service in quiet and elegant surroundings, stay at the Graycliff Hotel,” a charming old mansion with an onsite restaurant that is “an epicurean delight.”—TripAdvisor Member, Long Island, N.Y. Graycliff Hotel, 8-12 W. Hill St., Nassau, 242 302 9150 Rooms in the Royal Towers of Atlantis have a “plasma TV, king-size bed with nice, soft linens and an awesome bathroom. The hotel itself is a marvel of engineering.”— TripAdvisor Member, England Royal Towers of Atlantis, Paradise Island, 242 363 3000 “The staff at the British Colonial Hilton Nassau was professional and courteous, and the location was perfect, walking distance from Bay Street. The private beach was also nice.”—TripAdvisor Member, Dumfries, Va. British Colonial Hilton Nassau, 1 Bay St., 242 322 3301 LUXURY Orange Hill Beach Inn “is an excellent place to chill on the beach or snorkel. It’s away from the noisy town center, but a bus ride is only a dollar.”—TripAdvisor Member, Andalusia, Spain Orange Hill Beach Inn, West Bay Street, Nassau, 242 327 7157 “The staff was warm and friendly at Nassau Harbor Club, and the pool area, well- maintained with lush trees and flowers. Across the street are a supermarket and many other handy stores.”—TripAdvisor Member, Boston, Mass. Nassau Harbor Club, East Bay Street, Nassau, 242 393 0771 “Rooms are lovely, clean and big” at Comfort Suites Paradise Island. “As you get to use all of Atlantis’ facilities, staying here is cheaper, and you can escape the hustle and bustle.”—TripAdvisor Member, England Comfort Suites Paradise Island, Paradise Island Drive, 242 363 3680 BUDGET “Staying in a villa with access to a kitchen at Harborside Resort at Atlantis was the way to go. There’s plenty to keep the kids busy with the slides at Royal Towers and the beach.”—TripAdvisor Member, Greenwich, Conn. Harborside Resort at Atlantis, Paradise Island Beach Drive, Paradise Island, 242 363 6800 “The staff is very friendly at West Wind Club II. Through the main office, you can plan activities such as deep-sea fishing, jet skiing and parasailing. They also had movie rentals” onsite.—TripAdvisor Member, Lee’s Summit, Mo. West Wind Club II, West Bay Street, Cable Beach, Nassau, 242 327 7211 “Stay at Paradise Island Beach Club if you have a family and are trying to afford a week in paradise. It’s within walking distance of Atlantis, dining, shopping, etc.”— TripAdvisor Member, Kentucky Paradise Island Beach Club, Ocean Ridge Drive, Paradise Island, 242 363 2814 FAMILIES STAY Where to ROMANCE The private OneOnly Ocean Club has “wonderful grounds with so many spots to just sit, relax and have a nice drink. The 24-hour butler service is great.”— TripAdvisor Member, Beverly Hills, Calif. OneOnly Ocean Club, Paradise Island, 242 363 2501 SuperClubs Breezes Bahamas has “a huge pool area with grill and swim-up bar. There is access to Cable Beach, which is beautiful and perfect for swimming.”— TripAdvisor Member, Detroit, Mich. SuperClubs Breezes Bahamas, West Bay Street, Nassau, 877 4678737 “Romance is abundant” at childfree Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort. “From the cleanliness and décor to the beauty of the location, everything was amazing.”— TripAdvisor Member, Middletown, Del. Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort Offshore Island, West Bay Street, Cable Beach, Nassau, 242 327 6400 Have questions about Nassau/Paradise Island? Get insider advice from local experts in our forums. The majority of questions are answered within 24 hours. “The 24-hour butler service is great.” “The hotel itself is a marvel of engineering.”
  • 8. tripadvisor.com Call an Expedia Travel Specialist now 877 633 3716 TripAdvisor is the largest travel community in the world with 25 million monthly visitors and featuring more than 10 million reviews and opinions of 270,000 hotels and attractions. TripAdvisor.com is the most trusted source for travel recommendations about where to go, where to stay and how to play for 29,000 destinations around the world. TripAdvisor.com also provides easy access to the major online travel sites to make booking your next vacation, your best vacation, easier than ever. About TRIPADVISOR This brochure and its contents are copyright © 2007, TripAdvisor, Inc., all rights reserved. TRIPADVISOR, the owl logo and all other marks displayed herein are registered and/or common law trademarks of TripAdvisor and/or third parties. Representations made in this brochure are current as of its publication date. This brochure contains reviews, comments, photographs and other content regarding destinations, accommodations, airlines and other travel products and services submitted by users of tripadvisor.com. Reviews and ratings represent the opinions of such users. TripAdvisor does not sponsor or endorse any user content and therefore is not liable for any statements, representations or other information contained in such user content. Further, reference to any products, services, processes or other information of any third party does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation of or affiliation with, such third party by TripAdvisor. Such third parties are owned and operated by independent retailers or service providers, and TripAdvisor cannot ensure that you will be satisfied with their products, services, business practices or provided information. TripAdvisor recommends that you pursue any and all investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before transacting with any third party. STAY “Pictures don’t do A Stone’s Throw Away justice. The house could not have been better: amazing attention to detail, top- notch staff, pristine rooms and great ocean views.”—TripAdvisor Member, Denver, Colo. A Stone’s Throw Away, Tropical Garden Road, Gambier Heights, Nassau, 242 327 7030 Centrally located, Dillet’s Guest House “is intimate and relaxing.” If you want “ a cultural experience and are looking to get to know Nassau, this is the place.”— TripAdvisor Member, Toronto, Ontario Dillet’s Guest House, Dunmore Avenue and Strachan Street, Chippingham, Nassau, 242 325 1133 “A little piece of heaven across the bay from busy Nassau,” Sivananda Ashram uses traditional Eastern religious teachings. “I felt comfortable being there even though it’s not a religion I practice. It was very inclusive and catered to all, and I would go again for real relaxation and contemplation.”—TripAdvisor Member, West Bloomfield, Mich. Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, Paradise Island, 242 363 2902 HIDDEN GEMS Edited/compiled by LoAnn Halden Where to

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