Situated in the Atlantic Ocean, off of the coast of Northern America, is the wonderful Bahamian island of New Providence. As part of The Bahamas, New Providence is an ideal destination for those looking for sun, sand and sea. A New Providence holiday lets you relax in style or undertake a variety of challenging and energetic activities. A New Providence holiday rental villa offers stunning views of the countryside and ocean, as well as a place to lay your head after a busy day seeing the sights and enjoying the activities!
A New Providence holiday has a lot to offer the visitor with a range of things to see and do. Undoubtedly many people visit the island for its excellent beaches, full of pristine white sand. As a result, you will find that there are a whole host of activities to enjoy, including watersports such as sailing, fishing, parasailing, kite boarding, diving, snorkelling, swimming, surfing and water skiing. Other activities available on a New Providence holiday include golf, tennis, walking, cycling, horse riding, quad biking and bird watching. With such beautiful coastal views, vibrant towns and an abundance of wildlife, it is also the perfect place to find some great subjects for enthusiastic photographers or artists.
If you can tear yourself away from your luxurious New Providence holiday rental villa then you will find a multitude of great places to visit on the island. Top of your itinerary should be a visit to the capital city of the island, Nassau. Here visitors will find many attractions including the Pirates of Nassau, which is a wonderful interactive museum. Visitors to the Pirates Museum can learn all about the history and golden age of pirates, at which Nassau was the heart. Also worth visiting in the capital is Fort Montagu, an 18th century fort that was built to defend the island against Spanish invasion. Fort Montagu is one of several forts on the island and is the oldest and the smallest. The cannons have never been fired but the fort did see battle unlike some of the other forts on New Providence.
Those considering having a New Providence holiday rental villa can expect to enjoy a sub-tropical climate which means that there are very hot summers and mild winters. The summer months offer up daytime temperatures that can reach as high as 32°C. This cools down in the evening to around 23°C. The winter months see an average daytime temperature of 23°C, falling to around 15°C at night. Rain showers tend to be quick and powerful but dry up quickly in the heat. The island has an average rainfall amount of 2 inches per month.
Travel to New Providence, Bahamas Travellers on a New Providence holiday will arrive at the Lyndon Pindling International Airport (NAS) on the island. Air operators offering affordable, regular flights to the island include American Airlines, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Delta Airlines and Continental Airlines. Passengers can depart from various UK airports such as Aberdeen (ABZ), Edinburgh (EDI), Newcastle(NCL), Manchester (MAN) and Leeds (LBA).