The capital city of The Islands of The Bahamas is found on 21-mile-long New Providence. The fine harbour of Nassau is protected by tiny Paradise Island for a three-mile stretch. This sheltered harbour attracted settlers from the early days. When British colonists discovered the harbour in the late 1600s, some left the island of Eleuthera to live on New Providence. Nassau’s history can be traced back to days of the legendary pirate Blackbeard. Its sheltered harbor, mansions, cathedrals and 18th-century fortresses have been beautifully preserved.
Officially opened in 1998, the Atlantis Paradise Island is a resort and waterpark located on Paradise Island, The Bahamas. As I made this image, a sailboat made it's way back to port, as a storm approached the coast.
location atlantis, bahamas
photographer patrick connolly