The Bahamas is one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations both Nassau and Paradise Island welcome travelers with breathtaking natural beauty and many things to do and see. But, as a nation of small islands, the Bahamas offer a plethora of resort locations to choose from, whether you are into crowds or quiet coves.
Breezes Resort, Nassau
Located on Cable Beach overlooking Goodman Bay in Nassau, the lavish all-inclusive Breezes Resort is waiting for travelers, the 391 guest rooms are big and bright, featuring marble bathrooms and mahogany furnishings. The hotel has three appealing pools, five restaurants, a fantastic beach, and a rock-climbing wall. Add to that a full schedule of land and water activities, along with four bars where the party often continues late into the night, and there is more than enough here to keep guests entertained. No kids under 14 allowed.
Sandals Royal Bahamian, Nassau
Sandals Royal Bahamian is an upscale all-inclusive, adults-only resort. Featuring tastefully decorated rooms, many with balconies and terraces that offer direct pool access and fabulous bay views, provide the seclusion and relaxation all couple’s desire. The resort is located along the lovely shores of Cable Beach and Delaport Bay in Nassau. It offers luxurious amenities and pampering everybody needs. Besides a deluxe gym, a spa, seven outdoor pools, ten high-end restaurants, and eight bars, the resort welcomes its visitors with a breathtaking private island.
Melia, Nassau Beach
Melia Nassau Beach is an upscale all-inclusive resort located on charming Cable Beach. The 694 rooms and 32 suites are tastefully decorated and there is an on-site Starbucks. The beach waits for you to relax, sunbathe, and enjoy the blue waters, but if you want to enjoy a refreshing swimming session, there are three heated outdoor pools with waterfalls at Melia Nassau Beach. Foodies are welcomed with six restaurants serving excellent meals. Melia offers a kids’ club that is open daily, and the club has workshops, parties, games, and activities.
Hotel Riu Palace, Paradise Island
The Riu Palace Paradise Island is an adults-only all-inclusive resort with charming, decorated rooms and refined suites with lovely balconies providing breathtaking ocean views. The all-inclusive meal plan is one of the more affordable options on the island. There are four la carte restaurants included in the all-inclusive price. The Riu has two pools, one larger pool and an infinity pool with a swim-up bar. Guests can purchase day passes to use Atlantis’s Aquaventure and marine exhibits, and there is no additional fee to use the shops, casino, or nightclubs in any of the Atlantis towers. Located on Paradise Island’s Cabbage Beach, which is public, there are lounge chairs and umbrellas provided for guests. The Renova Spa has a variety of available treatments, including some for couples, and an outdoor plunge pool.
Warwick, Paradise Island
Warwick Paradise Island is an all-inclusive picturesque beachfront resort overlooking Nassau Harbor, with stunning harbor views. All 250 rooms and suites come with solid amenities and many have balconies with views out over the harbor. The all-inclusive package includes tips and covers a wide variety of a la carte restaurants. The Warwick Paradise Island has a 24-hour gym, tennis courts, basketball, and pool and beach volleyball. The resort also has an exceptionally large lagoon-style pool surrounded by loungers and palm trees. Amber Spa at the Warwick offers massages and beauty treatments, including waxing services, and has couples’ rooms and seaside massage services.
Royal Atlantis, Paradise Island
Atlantis Paradise Island is an ocean-themed resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. The resort is built around Aquaventure, a huge waterscape, with pools, marine habitats, fresh and saltwater lagoons, water slides, and river rides. Royal Towers is the hub of the resort and many choose this pricier section to be in the center of action. It is a bustling area and not suited for those seeking peace and quiet, but for those who want the full Atlantis experience, there is nothing quite like it. The Atlantis has a dizzying array of food and beverage options (21 restaurants and 19 bars) that range from casual to high-end. Half-board dining plans are available and there are lower-priced options such as pizza and subs (though prices do add up), mid-range options such as the bountiful buffets in three lobbies, and high-end options such as Nobu, located off the casino.
Sandals Emerald Bay, Great Exuma
Sandals Emerald Bay brings unprecedented luxury to the easy-going rhythms of the Bahamian Out Islands, the adults-only all-inclusive resort on Great Exuma is perfect for couples. Unfolding like a grand estate, this 500-acre resort with three pools is set along a one-mile stretch of white-sand beach offers a selection of 245 magnificently appointed, luxurious accommodations ranging from beachfront villas to charming bay house settings. During the day take shade beneath a thatched cabana on Emerald Bay beach after the free daily dive, or head to Red Lane Spa for all manner of pampering massages, body scrubs, and facials. By night, the central pool’s open fire pit ups the romance, and the seven restaurants include a French café and first-rate Italian spot.
Small Hope Bay Lodge, Andros Island
Small Hope Bay Lodge is an informal, natural, all-inclusive property located on Andros Island. Guests can be found lounging in hammocks, Adirondack chairs, or on one of two beaches. There is a large variety of excursions, including diving, fishing, snorkeling, and nature walks. The island’s oldest dive resort is a classic on Andros, and the largest in the Bahamas. Loyal guests predominantly outdoorsy types return year after year seeking the knowledge and company of the hotel’s renowned bonefish guides and the quality of its diving tours (both for beginning and seasoned divers). Andros is the largest island in the Bahamas. The island is mostly made up of impenetrable bush, inland waterways, and mangrove marsh. Andros Barrier Reef is the world’s sixth largest reef. The 20 rustic cabins done up with Androsia batik fabrics and pine are personal sanctuaries, but you are more likely to find visitors swapping stories of the day’s ocean exploits by the beach bar or at the communal dining table.
Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan, Grand Bahama Island
You do not need to worry about any upcharges at the 196-room Lighthouse Pointe, the all-inclusive branch of the larger Grand Lucayan Resort on Grand Bahama Island. Everything here is part of the package, from the kid’s club, premium liquors, room service, beach barbecues, meals at the four on-site restaurants, and golf on the Reef Course. Take in panoramic views of the beach from your guest room’s balcony, then head downstairs to sunbathe on the powdery stretch of sand.
Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach, Grand Bahama Island
As one of the few all-inclusive options on Grand Bahama, this resort is a no-brainer for families looking to bliss out on a budget. The two room categories keep it simple (modern Vista rooms have balconies and ocean views; the more colorful Flora rooms face the gardens) and are all within easy walking distance to the property’s three restaurants, poolside snack bar, lobby lounge, and theater. Kids love the fun-filled activities, from trapeze and weekly theme parties to non-motorized water sports and nightly entertainment; parents can find some downtime on the beach, at the tennis courts, or at the lobby bar—perfect for people-watching. While Viva may not be the quietest or most luxurious spot on the strip, it checks all the right boxes for groups looking to get away without fuss.
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