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Once known as Hog Island, the luminous turquoise waters of The Bahamas are just as breathtaking from the sky as they are from the ground. Former astronaut Chris Hatfield has gone on record to say that the waters were his favorite view from the International Space Station. Guests at the One&Only Ocean Club will unwind on the pristine private beach and take to the greens for an exceptional round of golf. Operating since 1963, movie stars have been known to retreat to One&Only for a dose of tranquility. Meanwhile, the Ocean Club has made a name for itself in the world of cinema. You don't want to miss her debut in the 2006 remake of Casino Royale.
Three hundred days of sunshine, dazzling blue waters, and expansive sugar-white sands make Paradise Island beaches some of the most beautiful in the world. Sink your feet in and resign. You'll want to stay for a while.
Feeling lucky? You'll have the chance to win big at the world-class Atlantis Casino. Hundreds of slot machines and 75 gaming tables make Atlantis Casino the largest and most exciting gambling scene in the Caribbean.
One of the top attractions in the Bahamas, Dolphin Encounters caters to all ages and comfort levels. Whether you are playing in the water or opting to regard from the comfort of dry land, you'll be smitten with these tender mammals.
Suit up and dive in to 141 acres of water-soaked bliss. Aquaventure is one of the largest water-themed attractions in the world. There's something for everyone with dozens of pools, high-speed water slides, and a rolling lazy river.
A medley of dining options can be found on every corner. Award-winning cuisine, authentic Bahamian fare, and alfresco favorites are sure to satisfy your inner foodie. The perfect meal awaits every appetite.
Operating on donations alone, Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Centre hosts a surprising variety of animals. The marching flamingos are world-famous and you can catch their show three times daily.
If you're planning on renting a car, don't forget that driving in Paradise Island is on the left side of the road. To avoid any disorientation, taxis, jitneys, and ferry boats are readily available and will get you to where you want to be.
While bathing suits and flip flops are encouraged on the shores of Paradise Island, they are not accepted in the streets or in restaurants. Relaxed summer attire is widely appropriate for casual dining. Casinos and nightclubs? Elegant dress is suggested.
The outdoor island style, Henri Matisse-inspired restaurant is a well-kept secret among locals and part-time regulars alike. A popular spot for casual dining, this hidden gem is making waves as Nassau's preferred Italian dining experience.
Home to some of the best traditional Bahamian seafood vendors on the island, Arawak Cay, locally known as "The Fish Fry," has been serving up the goods since 1969. Grilled shrimp, fried snapper, and conch salad are menu staples.
Gulf Stream currents and trade winds lend themselves to the lovely semi-tropical climate of The Islands of the Bahamas. There is no bad time to visit Paradise Island as average temperatures range from 65 to 90 degrees and most days guarantee sunshine and comfort. Water temperatures range 80 degrees in the summer to 70 degrees in winter. Afternoon showers can be expected between May and November.