As a popular destination for cruises, the Bahamas is quite well-known. Cruise ships only provide a quick passage through the islands, however, there are a host of luxury hotels that cater to travelers on vacation in the Bahamas. You will have greater opportunities to take advantage of all this paradise has to offer with a longer stay. From the pristine waters and perfect weather to the local shopping and island dining, a stay at a luxury hotel in the Bahamas is an experience to relish. We’ve chosen five of our favorite hotels, each would be the perfect base to your Bahamian vacation.
Grand Isle Resort & Spa
Overlooking the crystal waters of Emerald Bay on the island of Great Exuma, Grand Isle Resort & Spa may look familiar to fans of The Bachelor as it served as a destination on the show. But beyond the glitz of the popular dating show, the resort itself offers everything from fishing – sport and fly – to diving and snorkeling. You will also find a relaxed atmosphere with a full-service spa and world-class cuisine, all in a traditional Bahamian style. This AAA-awarded Four Diamond resort is just a one-hour flight from Miami.
One&Only Ocean Club
The One&Only Ocean Club is always on the list of the best hotels in the Bahamas as well as with their other locations around the world including Mexico, South Africa, Maldives, and Dubai. Their Bahamas location, located in Nassau, features lush Versailles-style gardens and a colonial-era estate resort. Known for the most excellent cuisine, the resort’s Dune restaurant operates under Michelin-star rated chef and restauranteur Jena-Georges Vongerichten. With a full-service spa, gym, and also beauty options, you’ll feel and look your best during your stay. Be sure to take full advantage of all of the activities available including golf, tennis, and also fun excursions.
The Cove Atlantis
You may be familiar with our feature, A Tour of the Atlantis, Palm Island in Dubai, and true to what you’d expect from an Atlantis resort, The Cove Atlantis holds its own against any other. Aptly-named, Paradise Island is the setting for this stunning Atlantis property. The setting between Cove and Paradise beaches evokes a feeling of being a castaway on a private island. You may never want to leave with multiple dining options at every level and a plethora of activities from golfing to gambling in their casino.
Pink Sands Resort
With a reputation for creating a different and unique Bahamian experience, the Pink Sands Resort delivers on that promise. Considered a boutique hotel, this oceanfront property is steps away from the best dining, shopping, and recreation on Harbour Island. On site, you will find lots to offer as well. Dining options offer a modern take on traditional Bahamian cuisine as well as unique cocktail creations. The cocktails aren’t the only thing unique about this resort. It’s approach to comfort and service will leave you feeling as though you’re staying with great friends with great taste.
Both Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler have ranked Kamalame Cay highly on their list of the best hotels in the world. After arriving in Nassau, you’ll board a helicopter for a 15-minute ride to this private island resort in Andros. From the beautiful, tropical environment to the high level of personalized service, this luxury resort is the perfect island getaway. With rooms, suites, and villas available, you can make this a romantic getaway or a relaxing vacation for a group of friends and family.
So which luxury hotel will you choose for your vacation in the Bahamas?