If you’re looking for a fun way to see New Providence Island, rent a scooter that fits up to 2 people. Visit the island’s many historical and cultural sites—or just find a quiet beach and relax.
Begin by traveling the old streets of downtown Nassau, passing landmarks such as the Government House. This picturesque house stands out with its distinctive pink and white neoclassical façade and large statue of Columbus in front. Next door is the enchanting Graycliff Hotel, a historic colonial mansion surrounded by tropical gardens. Its 5-star restaurant is considered one of the top restaurants in the world.
Travel beachside along West Bay Street passing Arawak Cay, known by the locals as Fish Fry, and stop for a meal at one of the many vendors selling authentic Bahamian cuisine. Minutes away are the resorts and fun attractions of the picturesque Cable Beach, where you can stop for a swim in the warm Caribbean waters on the longest stretch of beach on the island.
Head across the bridge to Paradise Island to see the breathtaking Atlantis luxury resort, stopping along Nassau Harbor at one of the numerous waterside restaurants for a refreshing drink and views of the mainland. Before you return your scooter, be sure to stop at the Nassau Straw Market—a popular open-air market where you can buy hand-woven hats and Bahamian souvenirs.