Literally translating to ‘shallow waters’, the Bahamas are located in the Atlantic Ocean. While the cities teem with vibrant houses, the coastline of the Bahamas is studded with corals and deep trenches. Consisting of largely uninhabited islands and cays, the aquatic paradise is known for its stellar beaches, forests, and reefs, as well as history and architecture in cities like Nassau and Bimini. The Bahamas even has a national beer called ‘kalik’ and rum is enticingly cheap. Really, there’s no reason not to plan a celebratory getaway to the islands known for their music and summer festivals. So let’s introduce you to the top 5 resorts in Bahamas:
Rosewood Baha Mar
Starting at $1200
Have the vacation of your dreams at Rosewood Baha Mar’s beachfront villas, complimented by the allure of British colonial architecture, a glorious private beach, and bespoke services designed to anticipate your every need. Spread across 3000 feet on the white-sand Cable Beach in Nassau, the resort specializes in outdoor living, personal plunge pools, and balconies that swathe you in the balmy ocean breeze. At Sense Spa, you can immerse yourself in the healing practices of the Indian and West African tribes that once inhabited the islands.
Grand Isle Resort & Spa
Starting at $400
The family-friendly Grand Isle Resort & Spa sits pretty at Emerald Bay on Great Exuma island. Enjoy varied water sports and activities at the beach, including diving, snorkelling, and fly fishing. Luxury villas are equipped with state-of-art kitchens and private terraces accessible by sliding glass doors. Ocean-inspired treatments at the spa, and exciting wildlife excursions complete the Bahamian experience.
The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort
Starting at $1600
The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort occupies 8 km of pristine white sand on Paradise Island. One of the oldest retreats in the Bahamas, it is a favourite with celebrities and luxury travellers for its gorgeous golf course, Balinese-style spa, intimate villas, and lawns reminiscent of Versailles. The gardens facing Nassau Harbor are a pleasure to walk through, enhanced by layered stone walls and manicured hedges. Don’t forget to explore The Cloisters, a French Augustinian monastery dating back to the 12th century.
The Reef at Atlantis, Autograph Collection
Starting at $700
Bask in the feeling of living in a home away from home at The Reef at Atlantis, Autograph Collection. A luxury residential commune, the retreat offers sprawling three-bedroom suites as well as impressive studios with breath-taking ocean views. Penthouses feature private terraces and floor-to-ceiling windows that make you feel like you could swallow the ocean. While at The Reef, guests are mere steps away from Paradise Beach, as well as the picturesque Cascades Pool.
The Cove at Atlantis, Autograph Collection
Starting at $500
Adjacent to The Reef, The Cove at Atlantis features a marvellous open-air lobby, a pool sandwiched between two private beaches, and an array of shops and restaurants for a fun holiday in the Bahamas. The beachfront cabanas have been designed by Lulu De Kwiatkowski in fabrics and patterns that do the ocean justice. The Cove Pool is a work of art, and Sip Sip, the beachfront restaurants strikes the right balance between Caribbean and Mediterranean cuisine.