Are you looking for the perfect warm-weather getaway this winter?
This gorgeous island was just named the best destination in the Caribbean by Caribbean Journal, and it's one that is very easy for American travelers to visit!
Here's why Paradise Island in the Bahamas is the best destination in the Caribbean right now.
It's Easy To Get To
Getting to Paradise Island is extremely easy for American travelers.
This small island is located right off the coast of Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas. It's connected to Nassau by two bridges, and it's only a 30-minute drive from Nassau's international airport.
There are nonstop flights to Nassau from nearly 20 cities in the United States, and since it's the closest Caribbean destination to the U.S., many of these flights are only a couple of hours long.
This has made the Bahamas one of the most popular destinations of the year.
Because of its convenient location, Paradise Island is an easy getaway for travelers looking for warm sunshine, sand, and ocean waves this winter.
It's also one of the cheapest international destinations to fly to this winter.
The Bahamas are known for having some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, and Paradise Island is no exception.
The beaches here are absolutely stunning, with soft white sand, palm trees, and clear azure waters. If you're looking for the ultimate tropical paradise destination, this is it.
With gentle, shallow waters, the beaches of Paradise Island are perfect for swimming and snorkeling. The average water temperature here is around 80 degrees year-round!
Great Resorts And Hotels
If you're looking for a relaxing, hassle-free vacation, Paradise Island is a great choice. This is because it's filled with great resorts and hotels for every type of traveler.
Probably the most famous resort on Paradise Island is Atlantis.
This sprawling mega-resort is home to multiple swimming pools, dozens of restaurants and bars, a massive water park, private beaches, and tons of other activities and amenities.
Another option is Warwick Paradise Island, which is one of the best all-inclusive resorts in the Bahamas.
And if sprawling resorts aren't your style, there are also a couple of boutique hotels and vacation villas to choose from on Paradise Island.
Fun Things To Do
Although Paradise Island is small, you won't run out of things to do! There are plenty of fun activities to check out on Paradise Island, and the island is a hub for many unique day tours as well.
If you're up for a round of golf, Paradise Island is home to an 18-hole golf course.
There are also lots of marine life encounters you can have on Paradise Island, including swimming with stingrays and dolphins. You can even swim with pigs in Nassau!
Or you can head off on a catamaran cruise and go snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean, or explore the gorgeous small islands near Paradise Island, such as Blue Lagoon Island.
Even if you aren't staying at Atlantis Paradise Island, it's worth purchasing a day pass to the resort so you can check out everything it has to offer, from the Atlantis Casino to Dolphin Cay.
Close To Authentic Bahamian Culture
Paradise Island has always been a tourist destination, so there isn't much authentic Bahamian culture to be found, and it's mainly just designed for tourists.
However, that doesn't mean that you can't experience true Bahamian culture close by!
There are several ferries per day to Nassau, and it's just a short journey to the vibrant capital of the Bahamas.
In Downtown Nassau, you can learn about Bahamian culture at places like the Heritage Museum of The Bahamas and the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas.
You can also try some authentic Bahamian food like conch fritters, fish stew, and johnny cakes.
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