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"Pirates Expelled, Commerce Restored." plus little umbrella drinks

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A little about New Providence

New Providence is the most heavily populated island in the Bahamas and is home to the capital city of Nassau. It serves as home to many resorts, casinos and a wonderful array of shopping, restaurants and nightlife.

The history of New Providence

Taino people moved into the uninhabited southern Bahamas from Hispaniola and Cuba around the 11th century AD, having migrated there from South America. They came to be known as the Lucayan. An estimated 30,000 Lucayan inhabited the Bahamas at the time of Christopher Columbus' arrival in 1492. Columbus' first landfall in the New World was on an island named San Salvador (known to the Lucayan as Guanahani), which some researchers believe to be present-day San Salvador Island (also known as Watling's Island), situated in the southeastern Bahamas. Nassau, the capital city of The Bahamas, is located on 21-mile-long New Providence, our 11th largest island. Nassau’s main harbor is protected by Paradise Island. The harbor attracted settlers in the early days, particularly pirates. In fact, Nassau’s population consisted mainly of pirates until 1718, when The Bahamas first Royal Governor, Woodes Rogers expelled them, restored order and built Fort Nassau.

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Businesses in New Providence, The Bahamas

Here is a collection of local New Providence, The Bahamas businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.


Graycliff Hotel


An award winning boutique resort


Orange Hill Beach Inn


Casual Old Europe and Bahamas Laid-Back Relaxation


Rosewood Baha Mar


An eloquent expression of luxury


Cafe Matisse


French name, amazing Italian cusine


Luciano's of Chicago


Delivers a


The Fish Fry


Eat like a local


Doongalik Studios


An artists community in many forms


Graycliff Cigar Company


Hand rolled cigars


John Bull


Celebrating 85 years of providing our customers the best available


Nassau Glass Company


At Your Service Since 1959


Bahama Divers

Water Sports

The Largest Full Service Dive Center & Surf Shop in the Bahamas