A chain of islands spread out over some 800 kilometres (500 mi), the Bahamas offers resort options for different types of travellers, from honeymooning couples to families and even solo travellers. Many Bahamas resorts are also all-inclusive, so you have all your meals taken care of and never have to leave the property if you don’t want to!
It’s impossible not to fall in love with the Bahamas. While its 30 inhabited islands are now full of chic hotels and luxurious resorts, only a few of them stand out from the rest. Here are the best five Bahamas resorts to consider for your next holiday!
1. Rosewood Baha Mar
Opening out onto the powdery sands of Nassau’s Cable Beach, Rosewood Baha Mar pairs relaxed Bahamian refinement with astonishing natural beauty. As the last Baha Mar hotel resort openings (after the family-friendly Grand Hyatt Baha Mar and more trendy SLS Baha Mar), Rosewood Baha Mar fuses the timeless charm of a modern Bahamian estate with luxury amenities and contemporary beach cottage interiors. Guests have access to everything that makes Baha Mar so great – 230 rooms, suites and beachfront villas, pool parties, five restaurants and bars, private beach access and an indulgent spa.
2. The Ocean Club, a Four Seasons Resort
Since its opening in 1962, The Ocean Club has been an escape for celebrities and high flying travellers. Set along an eight kilometre (5mi) stretch of white sand on Paradise Island, the property offers remarkable seclusion and style. Wake up to breakfast on your private balcony and indulge in a treatment at one of the Balinese-style spa villas. If you’re not splashing in the ocean, there are three pools where you can relax, or a golf course to practice your swings. However you spend your day, make sure to see the Versailles Gardens and pop by Martini Bar and Lounge for a nightcap!
3. The Cove at Atlantis
Nestled between two private beaches, The Cove at Atlantis is for anyone looking to indulge in Bahamian splendor. The beautiful property is perfect for couples seeking a romantic getaway and families in need of a relaxing oasis. Set within the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island, The Cove is a calm refuge in a complex full of activity. Sneak away to the adults-only Cove Pool, which boasts of 20 private cabanas. Guests also enjoy access to all of Atlantis’ amenities, including the Mandara Spa and a casino with more than 700 slot machines. After you’re done with the day, take your pick from over 20 restaurants, bars and lounges!
To really get away from it all, Tiamo Resort is a super remote property only accessible via boat or seaplane. And since it’s so secluded, all your meals are included in the rate. It is also intimate, with just 11 villas and two rooms for 38 guests maximum. Each one is surrounded by lush green palm trees and some have private pools and terraces that lead directly to the sand. If you want to do a digital detox, Tiamo has a library and a whole collection for you to explore. Wanting a bit more action? The resort can handle that too. Go on a land or sea safari, bone fishing, and even a five-hour trip to see the Bahamas’ famous swimming pigs!
5. Kamalame Cay
If you prefer a private island escape over the big Bahamas resorts, the all-inclusive Kamalame Cay is the place for you. Located off the Andros Great Barrier Reef, this intimate, private island resort is home to just 20 bungalows, cottages, beach houses, and villas. Surrounded by a flowering jungle, coconut palm groves and white sand, each of the oceanfront residences is utterly secluded. An experience here focuses on the beauty of the natural environment. Think ocean swims, world-class diving, snorkeling, rounds of tennis, bicycling, kayaking lush mangrove tributaries, and lounging by the pool.