Introducing Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas
Opened February 2013. Learn about the fascinating art of rum production at this new micro-distillery in the historic 1789 Buena Vista estate. Visitors are welcomed year-round for complimentary self-guided tours of the artisanal production process of John Watling’s premium rums. Shop for John Watling’s products, souvenirs and gifts in the retail store and enjoy great Bahamian cocktails and light refreshments at the Distillery’s Tavern. 17 Delancy street, a short walking distance west from downtown Nassau.
Rawson Square located in downtown Nassau, is the gateway to the city. It was named for Sir Rawson W. Rawson who was Governor of The Bahamas during the late 1860s. In the middle of the square is a bronze bust of Sir Milo Butler, the first Bahamian Governor General in an independent Bahamas. A fountain in the square was named for Sir Stafford Sands, the first Bahamian Minister of Tourism.
Located at the national Art Gallery of The Bahamas in historic Villa Doyle, the Mixed Media store showcases handcrafted work and unique gifts and souvenir items by Bahamian artist including colorful.
With over five acres of lush tropical gardens, the Ardastra Gardens & Zoo also features over 300 exotic animals. Three daily showings of the famous marching flamingos.
Junkanoo, a uniquely Bahamian spectacle, brings to mind the high energy, vibrant colors of Mardi Gras and the rhythmic sound of Brazil's Carnival. Its roots are in the 17th century, when slaves took to the streets to celebrate Christmas and New Year's. Junkanoo continues to draw the community together every December 26th and January 1st for an incredible pre-dawn procession down Bay Street. If you aren't lucky enough to be present for the actual festivities, be sure to stop by this museum to marvel at the elaborate (and often sizable!) costume pieces, masks and floats. The music of the Junkanoo drums is sure to boost your party spirit and get your toes tapping!
Right in the middle of the high-end, duty-free shops on Bay Street you’ll find the world-famous Nassau Straw Market. It’s home to handmade Bahamian crafts, gifts, souvenirs and items such as hand-woven straw hats, bags, mats, dolls, conch shell jewelry and wood carvings—and all available at very reasonable prices, especially if you’re good at negotiating!
Craft Cottage Bahamas is a charming gift shop and gallery that sells locally made home décor, jewelry, whimsical glassware like beautiful vases and wine glasses, and colorful Bahamian-inspired artwork. The shop’s space is shared with a variety of local Bahamian artists who use the property to work on their own art pieces and products. Drop by, and you’re bound to meet one of the artists in person! Craft Cottage Bahamas believes that no material is off limits, and no idea too unusual, so you’re sure to find that special souvenir or gift to take home. 20 Village Road, Nassau.
This Historic limestone staircase was built by slaves to honor Queen Victoria’s help in the abolition of slavery in the Bahamas.
A popular site for weddings, this 14th century remains of the French Monastery, is located on Ocean Drive overlooking the Nassau Harbour. This edifice was constructed out of stone, and is one of four to ever be removed from French soil. It was originally purchased and imported to the US by newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst and later bought by Huntington Hartford and brought to the Paradise Island, Bahamas.
Built in 1741 of local limestone, Fort Montagu is the oldest fort still standing on the island of New Providence. It is at the eastern end of Nassau harbour along the waterfront.
Just off the shore of the city of Nassau, Paradise Island has a rich history and culture dating back centuries. Indigenous peoples and Colonists from England, France and Spain have all left their mark on Nassau and the surrounding islands and visitors will revel in the Colonial architecture, historic forts, and private museums. Today, Paradise Island is known mostly for its resorts and as a setting for famous movies and TV shows. The breathtaking beaches and Bahamian waters provide activities like diving, fishing, boating, snorkeling and swimming, which makes it the perfect place for a weekend getaway. Our resort hotel offers a beautiful harbour beach and is near entertainment options and Paradise Island Casino.
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