With its stunning white-sand beaches, numerous water sports, vibrant nightlife, fine dining restaurants, family attractions and duty-free shopping, Cable Beach offers all the ingredients you need for the perfect Caribbean honeymoon – all just a 55-minute flight from Miami.
Although collectively named Cable Beach, this 6.5km-long stretch of white sand is home to a string of superb beaches located in the centre of New Providence Island’s northern coast.
Flanked by swaying palm trees, the powder-white sands shelve gently into clear turquoise waters that are perfect for a wide range of water sports, including snorkelling, scuba diving, parasailing, waterskiing, banana-boat riding and windsurfing.
The beach is lined with a good selection of luxury resorts, nightclubs, snack bars, restaurants, casinos and a golf course. Facilities provided by the beachfront resorts include umbrellas, sun loungers and restrooms, with a small charge for non-guests.
Cable Beach (including nearby Paradise Island) offers the best entertainment options, the best shopping, some of the best beaches and the most historic attractions in the Bahamas – perfect for a honeymoon holiday.
Away from the major beachfront resorts there are also less crowded public areas where you can find some solitude.
To the west of Cable Beach lies a pink house on the Rock Point promontory, where much of the 1965 James Bond film Thunderball was filmed.
Away from the beach, in neighbouring Nassau, stroll on foot or ride a horse-drawn surrey along picturesque tree-lined streets with well-preserved stately colonial mansions, cathedrals and 18th century castles.
Cable Beach offers an excellent range of accommodation options ranging from boutique hotels and all-inclusive resorts to budget properties – perfect for honeymoon couples.
Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island
Location: Cable Beach
Prices: from AUD800 per room
Description: Sandals Royal Bahamian All Inclusive Resort - Couples Only is minutes away from excellent duty-free shopping in Downtown Nassau and world class gambling on Paradise Island. The resort has spa services, 7 pools, 10 gourmet dining options, and 8 bars. Nightly entertainment, a fitness facility, and water sports equipment are enjoyed in a relaxed beachfront setting. Guestrooms, villas, and suites with sumptuous 4-poster mahogany beds are perfect refuges for relaxation and privacy. Air conditioning and ceiling fans add tropical flair. Complimentary wireless (high-speed) Internet access is also available.
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The best time to visit Cable Beach, New Providence Island is from November to April, when temperatures average a balmy 24°C (75°F) with cooling trade winds.
Temperatures average 28°C (82°F) during the rest of the year, with the temperature dropping about 5°C (41°F) after dark.
Summer, from May to October, is the rainy season. June through to November marks the official hurricane season (probably best avoided).
For more climate info: Nassau Weather Guide…
Cable Beach sits 4.8km west of downtown Nassau on the north shore of New Providence Island.
The Bahamas comprise a chain of more than 700 islands and 2000 cays (small islands), stretching for 96km in the Atlantic, southeast of Florida.
By air, Nassau’s Lynden Pindling International Airport is just a 55-minute flight from Miami and less than 3 hours from New York. Most hotels operate complimentary shuttle buses from the airport. A toll bridge and ferry service link Nassau to nearby Paradise Island.
Latest update: Cable Beach: 18 November, 2018
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