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New Providence Travel Tips

Travelers to New Providence Vacation Rentals

New Providence is the home of Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas. This vibrant and cosmopolitan city is a popular vacation destination. There are beautiful beaches, excellent restaurants, a great nightlife and superb accommodation options. It’s a trendy destination where glamorous people mingle. You’ll want to be wearing your designer shades on the beach, that’s for certain. It’s a popular destination for young couples, groups of friends and families with teens. Most of the activities center around the beach so it suits people who enjoy an active lifestyle.

New Providence Travel Attractions

Be sure to pack in your sunscreen when traveling to New Providence, as you’re likely to spend a lot of time of the beach. There is a great beach vibe and you’ll be in the company of many other sun lovers. Jet skis and kayaks can be rented and you can play in the waves or explore the coastline. Charter a yacht for the day and go sailing in the bay or enjoy a sunset cruise. Deep sea fishing charters can also be easily arranged. For those that enjoy the underwater world, you can arrange a snorkeling or diving excursion. If you visit the nearby resort of Atlantis on Paradise Island, you can even snorkel and swim with dolphins.

Nassau has undergone a major refurbishment with old colonial buildings being restored to their former glory. The historic town center has a number of interesting places to visit. You can finish off your tour with some retail therapy at the nearby shops and enjoy some of the duty-free benefits of shopping in the Bahamas. The Bay Street Straw Market is well worth a visit and you can spend your time there browsing the various stalls.

One of the best ways to sightsee on the island is to hire a scooter or bicycle. Just remember that the traffic drives on the left side of the road. There are several historic forts that are interesting to visit. If you head out of Nassau, travel west to Cable Beach, one of the island’s smaller communities. Coral Harbor is a quiet but stylish community located on the southern side of the island. Nearby is the historic village of Adelaide. This was one of the first black communities established on New Providence following the abolition of slavery. The coast on the southern side of the island offers some nice secluded beaches and swimming spots. If you take a rod and reel along, you can also try your hand at fishing.

Paradise Island is linked to New Providence by two large bridges. There are also ferries that run on a regular schedule between the two islands. Paradise Island is home to a number of luxury resorts and casinos. Try your luck and maybe you can win a few extra dollars that you can splurge on a shopping spree.

Getting to New Providence

The international airport on New Providence has daily connections with most major North American Airlines. European carriers also fly directly into Nassau. To get from the airport to your vacation home, you can hire a car or simply use a taxi. Getting around the island is quite easy. There are regular bus schedules and ferries to the nearby islands.

Benefits of Staying in New Providence Resorts

Because it is a very glamorous destination, a New Providence accommodation can be pricey. Vacation rentals offer a more affordable alternative. For rentals, you have a wide selection of apartments, condos and beachfront villas to choose from. You can select something that will suit both your budget and your vacation needs.

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