Things to Do at Cable Beach, Bahamas
Apart from relaxing on the beach, there are numerous activities you can enjoy on a Cable Beach beach holiday.
Biking – Rent a bike from your resort and head out to discover your own beach along the north and west coasts. Or sign up for a guided tour along the scenic forested southwestern shore.
Cruising – Choose from a variety of large or small cruising trips that range from a few hours to a full day in length. Discover nearby cays or venture to far-flung atolls where you can play Robinson Crusoe on pristine white-sand beaches and snorkel in crystal clear water.
Fishing – Hook up a deep-sea charter and chase after wahoo, tuna and marlin, or cast a line in shallow waters for yellowtail, grouper and snapper. The best months to catch bonito and blackfin tuna are from May to August; June and July are best for blue marlin; and November through February is best for wahoo.
Golf – Tee-off from the Cable Beach Golf Course, a challenging 18-hole, par-71 championship golf course. Or head across to Paradise Island and play the 18-hole, par-72 Tom Weiskopf–designed Ocean Club Golf Club, with its the Atlantic Ocean and Nassau Harbour vistas.
Snorkelling – Discover good snorkelling right off most of New Providence Island’s beaches. For some of the best snorkelling on the island, head to Love Beach or Goulding Cay, located just off the island’s western tip. Look out for elegant elkhorn coral in fields of hard coral. Another good spot is at Southwest Reef, which also features star coral.
Scuba diving – New Providence Island offers scores of great diving locations, including Shark Wall, the Rose Island Reefs, the Southwest Reef, Razorback and Booby Rock Reef. Dive old shipwrecks such as the Mahoney, Alcora and Caribe Breeze, as well as caves, cliffs, outlying reefs, drop-offs, blue holes and the underwater airplane structure featured in the James Bond thriller Thunderball.
Choose from several dive centres or sign up for a diving course. Swim among colourful tropical fish and watch sharks being feed at Shark Arena, which features a dive master feeding sharks off a long pole.
Shopping – Browse for Bahamian handicrafts around Paradise Beach and in the mall at the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort & Casino. Or head to Nassau’s Straw Market, Prince George Wharf, Festival Place and the chic boutiques on Bay Street for handmade arts and crafts as well as duty free shopping that includes gold and silver jewellery, leather goods, perfume, cameras, spirits, cigars and watches.