What to do and see in New Providence Island, Bahamas: The Best Places and Tips

August 2, 2017 Alice Mieles

Discover the best top things to do in New Providence Island, Bahamas including Marine Habitat at Atlantis, Rose Island, The Tiki Bikini Hut, Predator Lagoon, Cable Beach, Stingray City Bahamas, Blue Lagoon Island, The Cloisters Nassau, Versailles Gardens and French Cloister, Christ Church Cathedral.
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1. Marine Habitat at Atlantis

1 Casino Dr, New Providence Island +1 242-363-3000
Excellent
66%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Marine Habitat at Atlantis

The world's largest marine park, home to over 50,000 sea animals.

Reviewed By captinleo - Evansville, Indiana

Atlantis was a great place to shop with shops up and down the aisles. Was staying at the Riu next door to the Atlantis and seemed to spend more time at the Atlantis... Beautiful and fun place to visit.

2. Rose Island

New Providence Island
Excellent
72%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 206 reviews

Rose Island

Reviewed By Paul C - Auburn, Georgia

I did the snuba excursion again for the third year in a row, booked through Atlantis and handled through Blue Adventures and Stuart's Cove. The price for a three-hour tour was $96, same as last year and not a bad deal for snuba, especially for a boat-dive.
Some aspects of this year's excursion were similar to past years: there was a group doing snuba and another group doing snorkeling; the snorkel group would snorkel at two sites, while we in the snuba group ended up snorkeling over the first site and doing snuba at the second.
--And that's where the similarities end. This year we also had a pair of scuba participants aboard the dive-boat, and as the overall group was smaller than in the past, we only had a crew of 2 handling the boat and acting as safety divers and observers for our group. The boat captain watched the snorkelers from the boat, while his mate acted as safety diver for the scuba participants first, then our snuba group second.
Also unlike previous years, the seas and waves were running very high this time around. It was difficult towing the snuba raft against the wind and the current, and for whatever reason (maybe , we did not visit the site of the underwater wreck this year, which was a disappointment.
These, plus difficulties in establishing the proper weight and buoyancy for myself, made it a less than optimal experience this year.

3. The Tiki Bikini Hut

Junkanoo Beach Nassau Bahamas | P. O. Box N 10 45, Nassau n1045, New Providence Island +1 242-431-7852
Excellent
75%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 751 reviews

The Tiki Bikini Hut

Reviewed By Alicia P - Ship Bottom, New Jersey

We've visited Tiki Bikini numerous times. From Diva welcoming us, Michael getting us set up with chairs and umbrellas to Jordan waiting on us all day - this continues to be one of our favorite stops on a cruise. Byron welcomed us like family and the upgrades are wonderful! The food menu has expanded as well. We'll see you again soon!

4. Predator Lagoon

Atlantis, New Providence Island +1 242-363-3000
Excellent
68%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 707 reviews

Predator Lagoon

This aquarium breeds and preserves the ocean's most nototious predators, among which is the black-nosed shark.

Reviewed By TrishDNY - Ithaca, New York

My kids enjoyed this and I was able to see he feeding in the morning. Very cool to see the wide array of animals.

5. Cable Beach

Nassau, New Providence Island
Excellent
61%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Cable Beach

Reviewed By JayPorter - Rogers, Arkansas

Awesome beach and was not overly crowded. There are some great water options and resorts along the area offering great things to do!

6. Stingray City Bahamas

Berry Islands, New Providence Island +1 242-364-1032
Excellent
93%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 78 reviews

Stingray City Bahamas

Reviewed By ALinCA5512 - La Habra, California

As part of the Royal Caribbean shore excursion option, we got an amazing experience to swim, touch, feed, and hold Sting Rays.
The private island has limited things to do besides the normal stuff, so this was incredible.
We did the 1st morning tour. Maybe we were just lucky, but our group had 10 people compared to the following groups with 35 and 45 people. So test your luck with signing up for the 1st group.
It is crazy to think these are wild sting rays. They taught us the basics to stay safe.
Pictures are taken and available for purchase after. Cash only on the island or you have to use the website later for pictures. Photos are placed on a CD, 1 for $15 and each additional is $10. Worth It, but I am a sucker for photos.
Take an underwater camera if you have one.
So glad we did this.

7. Blue Lagoon Island

Nassau, New Providence Island +1 866-918-9932
Excellent
65%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Blue Lagoon Island

These trained dolphins are playful and friendly, specializing in giving visitors a ride on the "dolphin surf," where one of these gentle creatures pushes you through the water with their snout.

Reviewed By millerms123 - Winter Springs

We recently and did the sea lion encounter on March 23, 2018 which was so much fun! The island was beautiful and we enjoyed ourselves. Food was good too. Now for the bad...Where are the pictures?? For the tourist prices we paid to get our...MoreHi there - sorry that you haven't received your images yet. Please reach out to son Facebook or via email so that we can help you get this resolved. Thanks for visiting Blue Lagoon Island.

8. The Cloisters Nassau

Paradise Island Dr, Nassau, New Providence Island +1 242-363-3000
Excellent
62%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 249 reviews

The Cloisters Nassau

Reviewed By russka26 - Eureka Springs, Arkansas

I was delighted to find a little bit of the Europe that I love and miss transported here to the Bahamas. My stroll through the cloister and Gardens helped alleviate some of the home sickness I have for my last posting.

9. Versailles Gardens and French Cloister

Paradise Island Dr. | One & Only Ocean Club, New Providence Island +1 800-321-3000
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 242 reviews

Versailles Gardens and French Cloister

Beautifully manicured Gardens set next to a 12th century Augustine monastery.

Reviewed By BRAGANZAMunich - MUNICH

Very unusual to find a medieval cloister in the Bahamas...a gift of the French...check it out on wiki...a nice walk...than have lunch or dinner at the One & Only...

10. Christ Church Cathedral

George and King Sts., Nassau, New Providence Island +1 242-322-4186
Excellent
55%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 285 reviews

Christ Church Cathedral

Reviewed By Betsy R - Sister Bay, Wisconsin

We attended services here both Dec. 24 and Dec. 25. Christ Church Cathedral is a large and historic church, dating from 1670, with a warm and welcoming congregation. The music was splendid. As Episcopalians visiting from the States, we felt completely at home. A wonderful place to celebrate Christmas!

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