The Caves Of New Providence

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  • Address: West Bay Street, Nassau & Paradise Island, Bahamas
  • Phone: +1-2423022000
  • Time Required: 05:00 Hrs

The Caves of New Providence were home to the Arawak or Lucayan Indians- the original inhabitants of the Bahamas that lived here from the 10th century to the late 15th century. It is believed that the cooler temperature of the caves made storage of food easier for the Lucayans and protected them during harsh weather. Post the arrival of Columbus, the place was constantly inhabited by pirates who would hide their treasures and arms here in the caves secretly.

Located 6.6 miles from the West Bay Street, the gorgeous limestone caves look like they are straight from a movie. The caves were formed by the action of waves millions of years ago across the carbonate and limestone sediments and were original found at the level of the sea! Today, the caves spin a story of their own with surreal location that juxtapose against the modern and colourful building of the Bahamas.

When here, don’t forget to search for the initials of Prince Alfred- the Duke of Edinburgh, carved into the stones by the Duke himself on his visit to the islands in 1861! You can also find a British flag hoisted here to commemorate the event. History aside, the caves are loved by nature lovers and hikers who don’t mind getting dusty and want to explore the many wonders of the Bahamas.

The Caves Of New Providence Travel Tips

  • You can ask locals for any locally arranged tours.
  • Wearing sturdy shoes will be helpful.

The Caves Of New Providence Hours

  • Recommended time to visit: 08.00 am to 12.00 pm

How to Reach The Caves Of New Providence

  • By Taking a Jitney (minibus).
  • By Taxi
  • By Renting a Car/ Scooter/ Bike.

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  • The Caves Of New Providence Address: West Bay Street, Nassau & Paradise Island, Bahamas
  • The Caves Of New Providence Contact Number: +1-2423022000
  • Time required to visit The Caves Of New Providence: 05:00 Hrs
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  • 0.62% of people who visit Nassau include The Caves Of New Providence in their plan

  • 66.67% of people start their The Caves Of New Providence visit around 09 AM

  • People usually take around 5 Hrs to see The Caves Of New Providence

Friday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Caves Of New Providence

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