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New Providence, new you...

A year-round tropical utopia, this island has a glorious personality to match its weather. In the pastel-coloured capital, Nassau, a high energy surrounds its shops, casinos and attractions. The famous Cable Beach joins an array of stunning sands. Find water sports aplenty too.

Hotels in New Providence

Essential information for New Providence

Local time


Flag of the Bahamas


Bahamian Dollar $
Official currency of the Bahamas

Flight information

11 hours
Nassau (NAS)
Indirect flight

Flight schedule

  • Fly daily from the UK to Nassau via New York then on to your island of choice

Do I need a visa?

Yes, if you are travelling via the US you'll need to obtain approval no less than 72 hours prior to travel to the US via the ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) scheme.

Find out more about Travel Visas here »

Getting around

New Providence is small and fairly easy to navigate. Roads are well maintained and Bay Street flows east to west along the shoreline. Taxis are plentiful or hire a car to explore. You can also use the ferry service or wait for a jitney, a bus that runs between 6am-8pm but to no fixed schedule.