July 13, 2024
White Sand Beaches And All-Inclusive Resorts: This Is The Dreamy Island Breaking All-Time Tourism Records

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Nothing screams “summer” quite like a getaway to some stunning Caribbean island.

But as some of us grow tired of going to the same ol’ places over and over again and others try to avoid the insane tourist crowds at some of those all-time favorite hubs, there’s one destination with surprisingly untouched beaches that emerges as the region’s trendiest hotspot.

View of Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas

Paradise Island in the Bahamas welcomed close to 1.9 million visitors in the first four months of 2024 alone, which not only marks a 13.2% increase from the same time last year but also lets us know that an even more successful summer season lies ahead.

But what is it about this place that sets it apart from so many other Caribbean gems of its kind?

Stick around to find out.

Some Of The Caribbean’s Most Incredible Beaches

I know, I know – all Caribbean beaches are postcard-worthy, but it’s about time we accepted that some are simply more impressive than others.

Cabbage Beach in Paradise Island, BahamasCabbage Beach in Paradise Island, Bahamas

You’ll see what I’m talking about as soon as you set foot on Paradise Island and catch a glimpse of the pristine white sand and translucent-looking waters.

While you could argue that the entire island is one big beach you won’t be able to get enough of, there are actually a couple of places that might be worth a visit more than others. 

My personal top picks would be Cabbage, Paradise, and Colonial Beach – all different enough so that you don’t feel bored, but similar in what really matters – to-die-for views and the best waters you’ve ever swam in.

Beach in Paradise Island, BahamasBeach in Paradise Island, Bahamas

Flying To This Actual Paradise Has Never Been Easier

When people named this place, they weren’t kidding – it’s an actual real-life paradise!

And now, you can just hop on just about any plane and take it all in, thanks to the many airlines that have come out these past couple of years with new exciting routes to the Bahamian gem – well, to Nassau, but Paradise Island is just an 18-minute drive away from the Bahamian capital, so all the same.

Even budget-friendly carriers like Southwest and Jetblue have thrown their hats in the ring, making the once mysterious island reachable only by a lucky few more accessible than ever.

Underbelly of JetBlue PlaneUnderbelly of JetBlue Plane

Not only have these companies helped expand scheduling opportunities, but they’ve also had a noticeable impact in lowering airfare prices from competitor airlines, too – as we speak, some tickets are priced at a little over $200.

Here, You’ll Find Everything From Budget-Friendly Stays To Indulgent All-Inclusive Resorts 

I want to preface this by saying that there aren’t any really cheap hotels in Paradise Island, at least not ones widely available to the public, so the use of “budget-friendly” here is a bit subjective.

For example, one of the best lower-cost stays on the island is Comfort Suites, whose rooms start at $370 per night.

Paradise Island in Nassau, BahamasParadise Island in Nassau, Bahamas

Still, consider the fact that these are all big-ish resorts where you pay for more than just your stay, it all balances itself out; and when it comes to iconic places like the Atlantis Paradise you pay for the service and overall atmosphere, too.

The good news is that if your budget doesn’t allow for any of that, you can always book something cheaper ($80-$120 a night) near Nassau and drive back and forth whenever you want to take advantage of Paradise Island’s unreal beaches – I guarantee it’ll be worth it.

A Surprisingly Lively Hub With Lots To Explore

At just 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2), you’d expect Paradise Island to be a tree-filled piece of land when nothing really happens.

Wine being poured from a bottle to a glassWine being poured from a bottle to a glass

Luckily, that couldn’t be further from the truth.

The island’s event calendar is jam-packed this summer, and depending on what you’re into, you can take your pick between culinary festivals, basketball matches, wine tastings, gallery openings, and monastery excursions.

However, if being among nature is your top priority this summer, Paradise Island is still a fantastic choice.

Go diving in the Blue Hole, take on kayaking, try a boat tour or fishing charter, or enjoy a scenic hike – the choice is yours.

Woman sunbathing in Paradise Island, BahamasWoman sunbathing in Paradise Island, Bahamas

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