This week on the Travel Show - jump into clear, warm turquoise waters and take advantage of the best diving and snorkeling in the Caribbean – in Nassau Paradise Island, Bahamas.
Just 3 hours flight from Toronto and only 290 kms off the coast of Southern Florida – Nassau Paradise Island awaits. The larger island of New Providence is home to Nassau and world renowned Cable Beach. Paradise Island, linked by a bridge to Nassau, is where many of the luxury hotels are found.
Getting there is easy and so is your whole vacation. English is widely spoken in this former British colony. American dollars are at par with the Bahamian dollar. And there are beach activities, fine dining, exciting nightlife and exquisite shopping to make your relaxed vacation just as active as you want it to be.
Right now is a perfect time to travel! Book an air-inclusive package by October 03, 2011 and get $300 Instant Savings on future travel through to February 15, 2012 (some blackout dates apply). Check out www.nassauparadiseisland.com for more details.
This offer is available from all of the tour operators in the Canadian market that sell packages to Nassau/Paradise Island: Westjet Vacations, Air Canada Vacations, Thomas Cook and Sunwing.
Of course, Nassau Paradise Island is best known for the crystal clear, tranquil waters that surround it. A dive or snorkel trip is a must to see vibrant undersea gardens of coral reefs. Over a dozen dive and snorkel sites include wrecks of small planes and even a freighter.
Visit with the dolphins or better yet – swim with them. Relax on a sparkling white-sand beach – or make a splash on a waterslide at AQUAVENTURE, a revolutionary waterscape, filled with slides and river rides.
Away from the water, indulge in world-class pampering at one of five luxurious spas. Or tee off at two spectacular golf courses. The duty free shopping in Nassau offers bargains on luxuries such as high end jewelry, liquor, watches, crystal, china and perfume. Plus you can pick up local handicrafts like straw hats and handmade wood carvings at markets and craft shops.
Part British, part Spanish, part West African – the mix of cultures gives Nassau Paradise Island a spirit all its own. So in one visit to this fascinating island you can climb the 66 steps of the Queen’s staircase to get a spectacular view of the harbour, visit Versailles Gardens with elegant terraces and French Cloisters, and join the Caribbean festivities of the weekly fish fry or the Junkaroo carnival celebrations.
As night falls choose from a host of gourmet options. From local favourites like Conch salad and fried snapper to haute Continental cuisine, the dining reflects the fusion of many cultural influences. And you can dine at the refined, old world Graycliff Restaurant, the Caribbean’s first 5-star establishment. Then party the night away at Aura, a 9000 sq ft nightclub, one of many vibrant night spots in Nassau Paradise Island. Or try your luck at the two largest casinos in the Caribbean.
Nassau Paradise Island Trip Showcase
The Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort is located on a wide stretch of Cable Beach and close to the Cable Beach Golf Club, Crystal Palace Casino and the city’s bustling nightlife.
The resort features seven acres of spectacular waterscape with three freshwater pools with flowing waterfalls, oversized whirlpools and a swim up bar. Complimentary non-motorized watersports include snorkeling, sailing and kayaking. The hotel also provides daily supervised children’s activities. Six restaurants and lounges offer Italian, Caribbean, Cajun/Creole and International cuisine.