PHOTO: There’s something to do for any age group in Nassau Paradise Island. (photo via Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board)
The time-honored tradition of heading south —WAY south — for Spring Break changes considerably, depending on whether you’re traveling with a group of your BFFs in search of a never-ending party or a pack of little ones in search of never-ending playtime.
Regardless of your travel companions, Nassau Paradise Island offers up some of the Bahamas’ best hotels and resorts for spring breakers or family travelers, not to mention beaches that go on for miles … literally.
So, what do you do with a week of downtime in paradise? Here are a few suggestions to get you going.
Beaches. It’s hard to imagine heading off to Nassau without factoring in some serious time in the sun and sand. And, with more than 300 days of sunshine each year and average water temperatures of 80 degrees, the sea is the place to be. With everything from secluded beaches with shallow pools ideal for beach combing to iconic beaches where the stars go to soak up the sun, Nassau has it all.
Water sports. No matter your age, visitors to Nassau should get ready to set sail for adventure. Students and families alike will want to charter a boat for a day or half day and head out to explore the island or, those wishing to test their mettle might want to charter a fishing boat and see what they can haul in. Nassau Paradise Island also offers up some of the world’s best diving and snorkeling, with reefs such as The Fish Hotel ready to explore. Feeling brave? Head out and dive in the Lost Blue Hole. Kids of all ages—and the adults who love them — won’t want to pass up the chance to swim with the dolphins at Dolphin Encounters, where visitors can interact with dolphins and sea lions in their natural habitat.
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Aquaventure at Atlantis. Twenty swimming areas, 11 pools (including three kiddie pools) and water slides that can send you sailing down into a shark-filled lagoon are all on offer at Aquaventure at Atlantis. Students will have a blast tackling death-defying water features such as the Mayan Temple, a five-slide structure that sends swimmers on an exhilarating journey down the five-story Serpent Slide, the Jungle Slide, two Challenger Slides and the Leap of Faith, or the Power Tower, where visitors can choose from four thrilling slides that do everything from plunging you into darkness or propelling you along white water rapids in an inner tube. Families with younger children, meanwhile, will enjoy the chance to float down the lazy river or splash around in one of the kids’ areas.
Activities. Kids will have a blast exploring the Ardastra Gardens & Zoo, the only zoo in The Bahamas, or getting their “Argh, matey” on at the Pirates of Nassau interactive museum. Students in search of a more “spirited” experience, meanwhile, will have fun taking in Nassau’s famed party scene at some of the hottest clubs on the island.