Holidays in Versailles Gardens

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Versailles Gardens which includes a park, art and outdoor art

Escape the busy beaches and resort precincts of Paradise Island at these ornate historic gardens and watch the sun set over the harbor.

In a part of the Bahamas better known for its modern tourist resorts than for its free attractions, these magnificent European-style gardens come as a breath of fresh air. The Versailles Gardens were once the centerpiece of Huntington Hartford’s private estate, before being purchased by the One & Only Club. Today, feel free to roam around the romantic, tiered gardens, watch the sun set over the harbor or stop and smell the roses. The 12th-century statues and cloisters will fascinate art historians and architecture enthusiasts, while the tranquil setting will satisfy the needs of anybody wanting a break from the busy resorts of Paradise Island.

Despite being an increasingly popular attraction for visitors to Nassau and Paradise Island, the Versailles Gardens are rarely busy; it’s not uncommon to have the grounds all to yourself. Head to the gardens before midday for a stroll as you take in the harbor views. Climb the terraced lawn to reach the 12th-century Augustinian cloister at the top. A wealthy businessman imported the large stone structure to the United States before it was purchased and installed in the gardens by Hartford in 1962. Take a photo on the steps of the cloister, the center of which is a popular venue for wedding ceremonies.

In the evening the gardens begin to fill as people come to watch the sun set. Bring a mat and set yourself up on the manicured lawn to watch the orange glow descend over Nassau harbor. The historic stone sculptures that adorn the gardens take on an iridescent glow in the twilight hours, a truly magical time to visit the gardens.

The Versailles Gardens are a public park and so entry is free. They are open through the night. Located at the eastern end of Paradise Island, the gardens can be reached by bus, taxi or car. There is parking available at the One & Only Club for a small fee.

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Warwick Paradise Island- All Inclusive- Adults Only
Warwick Paradise Island- All Inclusive- Adults Only
4 out of 5
Harbour Drive, Paradise Island, New Providence
The price is AU$422 per night from 19 Dec. to 19 Dec.
Situated on the waterfront, this all-inclusive resort is within a 15-minute walk of Versailles Gardens and Cabbage Beach. Paradise Island Golf Club and Blue ...
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"not everything including restaurants weren't open"

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The Royal at Atlantis
The Royal at Atlantis
4 out of 5
Paradise Beach Drive, Paradise Island, New Providence
Located in Paradise Island, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within a 10-minute walk of Paradise Lagoon Beach South and Cabbage Beach. Paradise ...
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Riu Palace Paradise Island All Inclusive - Adults Only
Riu Palace Paradise Island All Inclusive - Adults Only
4 out of 5
6307 Casino Drive, Paradise Island, New Providence
The price is AU$532 per night from 16 Dec. to 16 Dec.
Located in Paradise Island, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Paradise Lagoon Beach North and Cabbage Beach. Paradise ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,191 reviews)
"The hotel is beautiful. Food is excellent. Great location right on the beach. Service was excellent with everyone on the staff making the best effort to make our vacation great. Loved beach volleyball and dancing at the club. One thing to mention is not much of the marine life to see snorkeling off ..."

Reviewed on 29 Nov. 2021

Riu Palace Paradise Island All Inclusive - Adults Only
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Warwick Paradise Island- All Inclusive- Adults Only
Warwick Paradise Island- All Inclusive- Adults Only
4 out of 5
Harbour Drive, Paradise Island, New Providence
The price is AU$422 per night from 19 Dec. to 19 Dec.
Warwick Paradise Island- All Inclusive- Adults Only
The Royal at Atlantis
The Royal at Atlantis
4 out of 5
Paradise Beach Drive, Paradise Island, New Providence
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Riu Palace Paradise Island All Inclusive - Adults Only
Riu Palace Paradise Island All Inclusive - Adults Only
4 out of 5
6307 Casino Drive, Paradise Island, New Providence
The price is AU$532 per night from 16 Dec. to 16 Dec.
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Comfort Suites Paradise Island
Comfort Suites Paradise Island
4 out of 5
Paradise Island Drive, Paradise Island, New Providence
The price is AU$541 per night from 2 Jan. to 2 Jan.
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The Coral at Atlantis
The Coral at Atlantis
4 out of 5
One Casino Drive, Paradise Island, New Providence
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The Cove at Atlantis
The Cove at Atlantis
5 out of 5
Paradise Beach Drive, Paradise Island, New Providence
The price is AU$806 per night from 12 Dec. to 12 Dec.
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The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, Bahamas
The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, Bahamas
5 out of 5
One Ocean Drive, Paradise Island, New Providence
The price is AU$2,713 per night from 11 Dec. to 11 Dec.
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CURB APPEAL + KING SUITE - ACROSS FROM THE BEACH
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Bayview Lane, #6 Bayview House, Paradise Island, New Providence
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