Atlantis pretty much defines the Paradise Island of today and threatens to swallow it whole.
There ARE other accommodations, from a yoga retreat to over-the-top One&Only Ocean Club. But Atlantis, with its gargantuan water theme park and towers of hotel rooms, rules in the dramatic presence department.
I prefer Paradise Island beaches to those in Nassau. Other than Atlantis, you’ll want to visit the Bahamas Craft Centre — more intimate than Nassau’s Straw Market — and the Cloisters.
Golfers can play the 18-course at One&Only Ocean Club. If staying on the island, the Paradise Island ferry provides affordable transport directly to downtown Nassau.