The idyllic Caribbean island is home to some of the most gorgeous hotels in the world. From sprawling resorts you can get lost in to intimate boutiques housed in colonial houses, here are the best hotels in the Bahamas…
SLS at Baha Mar – an upscale resort set on a beautiful white-sand beach
SLS Baha Mar is part of the SLS resort chain, which says that its acronym stands for “service, luxury, style.” This resort certainly lives up to that claim.
The resort is one of the most beautiful on the archipelago. The design of the common areas and rooms conveys an atmosphere of global luxury that amenities such as walk-in rainfall showers add to.
The rooms are so stunning you won’t want to leave, but there is plenty to do once you get out. SLS at Baha Mar has many dynamic restaurants and bars. You can enjoy the water at Baha Bay water park and Beach Club.
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Margaritaville Beach Resort Nassau – known as one of the best places to stay in The Bahamas
Margaritaville Beach Resort Nassau may reference the famous song, but this is more than just a destination for Jimmy Buffett fans. This laid-back, comfortable resort has something for everyone.
All of the rooms are decorated in a soothing nautical theme. It has a whopping 12 in-resort restaurants and eateries, including an ice cream bar.
If you want to have your next company retreat in paradise, Margaritaville Beach Resort Nassau is the place to go. The resort has dedicated meeting spaces and group packages.
You can even host your wedding here. Of course, the beachfront location is also stunning.
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Graycliff Hotel – a gorgeous Bahamas hotel set in a historic mansion dating from 1740
When you stay at Graycliff Hotel, one of the best hotels in the Bahamas, you’re staying in an oasis of calm that is still close to the lively hustle and bustle of Nassau.
The hotel offers an experience of old-school colonial glamour, from the location in the heart of Old Nassau to the ornate colonial architecture. Nassau’s pristine sandy beaches are just a few minutes away.
Once you step through the hotel gates and explore the tropical garden, you see why people stay here again and again. With two pools, a 5-star restaurant, and even cigar service, Graycliff is an oasis of relaxation. With only 20 rooms, you get to enjoy all these luxuries in an intimate setting.
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The Ocean Club, a Four Seasons Resort – one of the best choices for chic accommodation in The Bahamas
The Ocean Club lives up to the Four Seasons’ reputation for luxury and excellence. This resort is located on Paradise Island, a place that lives up to its name thanks to its stunning views and flawless white beach.
Instead of piling into rooms on top of each other, guests at The Ocean Club stay in spacious suites in the resort’s wings or individual villas and individual villa residences.
Amenities include three pools, a spa, fitness center, and a golf course for active visitors. Play in the luxurious atmosphere with service that will make you feel like James Bond—particularly if you go to the Martini Bar.
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Sandals Emerald Bay Golf, Tennis and Spa All-Inclusive Resort – a famously great place to stay in The Bahamas
Sandals Emerald Bay is an all-inclusive resort on Great Exuma. The resort is adults-only, perfect for a getaway without the kids or a relaxing vacation with peers. The resort is vast, sprawling across 500 acres, so everything you could ever need is on the property.
Swim to your heart’s content along the mile of private beach or in three pools, including one with a fire pit. Stay active on the golf course or relax in the spa.
At night, unwind at one of 11 restaurants serving premium high-end cuisine, by visiting one of the six bars, or enjoying unlimited liquors and wine.
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Hilton at Resorts World Bimini – an upscale beachfront resort set on North Bimini Island
The Hilton resort in Bimini is the perfect getaway to experience a bit of paradise on vacation. The elegantly appointed resort will make you feel as if you are in a luxurious tropical villa at every step.
The Hilton resort has excellent amenities for all types of vacationers. If you prefer an active vacation, you can go parasailing or snorkeling.
If you like the adrenaline of gambling, the resort has an in-house boutique casino with table games and over 100 slot machines. The full list of resort amenities truly has something for everyone.
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Grand Hyatt Baha Mar – an awesome hotel set along a private beach on the Atlantic Ocean
Grand Hyatt Baha Mar manages to be a family-friendly beachfront resort that doesn’t compromise on style and luxury so adults can enjoy it as well.
The resort is located right on the beach in Baha Mar and next to the Baha Bay oceanfront Waterpark, so the location can’t be beaten.
Within the resort itself, guests can take advantage of the fitness center, pools, a golf course, and even an art gallery. The resort is even home to the largest casino in the Caribbean, where you can gamble while looking out at the pristine sea.
Finally, the Grand Hyatt really is a resort for the whole family, with pet-friendly amenities for your four-legged friends.
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British Colonial Hilton Nassau – a sophisticated Bahamas hotel located on a harbor
Pretend that you are a duke of old when you stay at the British Colonial Hilton Nassau, which is located in the spectacular building that once housed Fort Nassau.
To add to the glamorous atmosphere, two James Bond movies were shot here—although your stay will probably contain fewer high-speed chases.
The British Colonial blends elegant historic decor and easy access to central locations in Nassau, including the Straw Market, with modern luxury amenities.
Guests can enjoy the private beach, a freshwater pool, several restaurants, and signature cocktails at the bar.
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French Leave Resort – offers a tranquil and secluded escape in the Bahamas
Located on Eleuthera, an island famous for its beauty, French Leave Resort boasts one of the most stunning locations in the Caribbean.
The beaches at the resort have pink sand for a swimming experience like no other. Bask in the calm Caribbean waters all day.
When you’re not at the beach, you can relax in the accommodation villas for a resort experience that blends luxury and privacy. Feature comforts at the resort include a restaurant, pool, hot tub, and water sports including kayaking and paddleboarding.
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Pelican Bay Hotel – a popular tropical hotel with colorful Bahamian architecture
From the moment you look at the colorful facade of the Pelican Bay Hotel, you know that you are in for a stay like no other. Located on Grand Bahama, the hotel blends vibrant Bahamian architecture with a laid-back atmosphere.
Amenities include three pools, an on-site restaurant, and frequent events to experience local culture and socialize.
The hotel frequently works with groups and there are meeting spaces for you to hold your next conference or corporate retreat here—then bond while relaxing later.
The best part is that you can experience luxury while saving money. Pelican Bay offers discounts for Florida residents and AAA members.
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The Island House – a polished Bahamas hotel set in lush grounds
The simplicity of this hotel’s name hides a boutique accommodation that provides a seamless experience to all of its guests. The Island House prides itself on its integration with island life.
The small hotel blends seamlessly with the landscape and offers excursions for those that want to get to know the Bahamas better, from art gallery visits to snorkeling in Stuart Coves.
If you just need a space to relax with the whole family, the Island House provides that as well. One of the hotel’s central focuses is wellness, and its spa, fitness center, and pools will help you find your equilibrium again.
Plus, rub shoulders with other guests and locals at the in-hotel cinema, delicious restaurants, and bar.
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Pink Sands Resort – one of the most popular places to stay in The Bahamas
Whether you are visiting with a few friends or organizing a destination wedding, Pink Sands Resort is an excellent choice of destination.
True to its name, the resort boasts a three-mile pink sand beach and several acres of property perfect for exploring.
Guests stay in private cottages and villas so you can feel as if you are in your own personal beach house. You can also enjoy elegant fusion cuisine, relaxing yoga classes, the resort spa, and more.
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Sandyport Beach Resort – a charming beachfront hotel located near Cable Beach
Sandyport Beach Resort is a conveniently located beachfront property located near Nassau Airport and Cable Bay. Despite its central location, this boutique resort still feels like an elegant getaway where you will be perfectly insulated from the stresses of modern life.
Thanks to the small size, the resort offers personalized service and a relaxed atmosphere with none of the crowds that you might find at a larger hotel.
However, you still have all the amenities that you want, including an idyllic beach, massages, excursions, and local art and cuisine.
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Coral Sands Hotel – a popular hotel on Harbour Island that overlooks the pink-sand beach
Pink and turquoise is an excellent color combination. Experience it in the wild at Coral Sands Hotel, which boasts a private pink sand beach hugging turquoise waters.
Whether you choose to stay at a private residence or in an elegantly appointed room, you can enjoy the tasteful decor and relaxing atmosphere of this resort.
Amenities include on-site dining blending local ingredients and fusion cuisine, a heated living room, and special assistance with organizing events and group retreats.
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Ocean West Boutique Hotel – an upmarket hotel set in a neoclassical-style building
Ocean West is the definition of small but mighty. With only 10 rooms, staying here will feel more like an exclusive invitation into someone’s elegant mansion than an impersonal resort stay.
The hotel is close to the Cable Beach area but still provides a serene experience thanks to its care for guest privacy. Visitors can enjoy elegant accommodation, a massage suite, and stunning views of the sea.
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