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    Five Reasons Your Next Family Vacation Should Be In The Bahamas

    Five Reasons Your Next Family Vacation Should Be In The Bahamas

    PHOTO: This is a great getaway to take the kids. (Photo courtesy of Nassau Paradise Island)

    With its sunny skies and gorgeous beaches, Nassau Paradise Island is the perfect place to take a family vacation. And with plenty of exciting things to do in The Bahamas for children of all ages, your family getaway will be an experience your kids will never forget.

    From uniquely Bahamian activities to exclusive kid-friendly programs and venues, every day in Nassau Paradise Island can be a brand new adventure for parents and kids alike!

    Get ready to have the best family vacation ever on Nassau Paradise Island. Here are just five of the many reasons you’ll want to book your next family vacation in The Bahamas!

    Kids can get up close and personal with Caribbean creatures

    See your kids’ eyes light up as they feed parrots and watch flamingos dance at Ardastra Gardens & Zoo. Located in the heart of Nassau, Ardastra Gardens & Zoo is the perfect place to spend the morning with your kids before enjoying a family-friendly lunch.

    Once your kids have seen Caribbean creatures on land, it’s time to head to the water! The entire family will have a blast interacting with dolphins at Dolphin Cay. Your child can even sign up to be a dolphin trainer for the day, and may even get a goodbye kiss from one of their new finned friends!

    If your kids are over 12, they can head underwater to explore the sea life of The Bahamas from their own personal submarine at Stuarts Cove’s.

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    Children will love living the life of a pirate

    Pirates once ruled the Caribbean Sea, and 300 years ago The Bahamas was teeming with them. Explore the history of pirates in The Bahamas at the Pirates of Nassau museum. Once they’ve practiced talking like a pirate, kids will love joining the crew of the pirate ship Revenge!

    Afterward, explore the nearby forts of Nassau to see where soldiers kept a lookout for real pirate ships back in the day. Who said history was boring?

    The whole family can embark on an aquatic adventure!

    The 141-acre Aquaventure water park at Atlantis, Paradise Island is the resort’s crowning jewel, and thanks to available day passes, your family can enjoy an incredible day at this one-of-a-kind attraction even if you’re staying offsite. Zip down water slides, float along the lazy river, and play in the pools – three of which are exclusively for kids. We promise that the only thing your kids won’t like about Aquaventure is when it’s time to leave.

    If your kids love the open water, consider a boat excursion! There are 700 islands in The Bahamas, many of which are uninhabited and just waiting to be explored.

    Organized activities for kids means alone time for you

    Throughout Nassau Paradise Island, you’ll find excellent supervised programming and venues just for kids. It’s a win-win vacation situation for the whole family: kids get to flex their creative muscles and make new friends in a safe and fun environment, while Mom and Dad can enjoy a day of rest and relaxation.

    Check out Atlantis Kids Adventures, which offers supervised activities for children ages 3-12. Kids can spend a day getting creative with some arts and crafts or pottery lessons, whipping up a delicious meal in a culinary class, or practicing for a play. Build a custom stuffed animal at Atlantis Pals or race a remote-controlled car at the Atlantis Speedway – the options for kid-friendly fun at Atlantis are endless.

    Also at Atlantis, you’ll find CRUSH, the ultimate Paradise Island nightclub for teens ages 13-17 and tweens ages 9-12. Kids can hop online in the Internet Lounge, play video games, or dance the evening away to the sounds of a live DJ. This is the perfect opportunity for parents to linger over a delicious sunset dinner!

    At Meliá Nassau Beach All-Inclusive, the Kids’ Club program features a schedule of kid-friendly activities that’s updated daily, giving parents a chance to relax on the beach or poolside. Workshops, creative and themed activities, and organized games are hosted every day. The Kids’ Club features a pool table, basketball hoop, games, and much more, suited for kids ages 5-12.

    Kids and horses: a winning combination

    Fact: Kids love horses! At Happy Trails Stables, children aged 12 and up can saddle up for a morning trail ride through the woods and onto a beautiful Nassau beach. A quick lesson at the beginning of the ride covers basic riding techniques – then it’s time to explore! Trail rides are one-and-a-half hours in length, with a leisurely pace and no prior riding experience necessary.

    Between these unique activities and the beautiful beaches of Nassau Paradise Island, your kids will never run out of things to do! And with more and more nonstop flights to Nassau, Paradise Island, it’s never been easier to plan the family vacation of a lifetime. Don’t forget to check out our current travel deals to discover Paradise for less.


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