The Bahamas Accommodations

The Bahamas offer a wide array of accommodations with something to please everyone

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Accommodations in the Bahamas offer plenty of options for the discerning vacationer, outdoor explorer, and everyday traveler. From all-inclusive resorts to guest houses and beach side cottages, you'll find something for every style and budget.

Travelers in the Bahamas will have a lot of choices about where they'd like to stay, and sometimes a bit of description can truly help vacationers to make the best choice for them. Whether you're looking for detailed descriptions of a hotel and its surrounding area, or just an overview of the different types of accommodations you'll find in the Bahamas, this is a great place to start. Our guide to Best Hotels For specific interests, and our hotel listings organized by Star Ratings are also easy to use resources that offer quick ways to find the hotels and resorts that meet your particular requirements.

Location

With 30 inhabitable islands in a chain of over 700 land masses, the number of places for vacationers to stay in the Bahamas is limitless. Deciding where to set up your Bahamas home base can be a daunting task, but determining what type of surroundings you feel most comfortable in may help you to make the final choice.

Accommodations Map

Nassau, on New Providence Island, is centrally located among the islands of the Bahamas, and is the capital city of the country. This city is one of the most popular among tourists, and features numerous attractions, plenty of opportunity to participate in watersports, great places to shop, and some delectable eateries as well. Click here to read about staying in Nassau.

Across the bay from Nassau is Paradise Island, which is connected to the city by a series of bridges. Paradise Island is the epitome of tourism in the Bahamas, with its small area filled with luxury resorts that stay true to the island's name. If your coming to the Bahamas for the tropical weather, relaxation, dining, and great service, this is the place to be. Read more about the Paradise Island Accommodations.

To the northwest of Nassau and Paradise Island is Grand Bahamas Island. Grand Bahamas Island is known for its beaches, marinas, and shopping opportunities (the International Bazaar and Port Lucaya Marketplace to name a few). Spread out over the island are an array of accommodations.

The Out Islands are made up of all of the other islands in the Bahamas. These islands are not typically as popular among tourists, but do have a certain charm to them – they are a much quieter choice for vacationers who want to get away from it all, and those who want to spend time exploring nature will find many more opportunities to do so in the Out Islands. Vacationers who head to the Out Islands will find many more villas and rental properties, rather than the all-inclusive resorts that are popular on Grand Bahamas Island, and in Nassau and Paradise Island, though there are hotels available as well.

Take heed if you choose to book your stay through an on-line travel service. It is not uncommon for these sources to suggest that a hotel is located in a large city, when in fact it is only near that city. Make sure you confirm the location of the place you plan to book from an outside source (such as the hotel's official web site), before you put down a deposit.

It may be helpful for you to be able to view a map of the Bahamas, and learn more about how the islands are laid out. Visit our Map of the Bahamas to do so.

Hotels

Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour

The Bahamas offers hotel possibilities that will appeal to just about any kind of visitor. Pick from low-cost accommodations, luxury resorts, and much more in between. Travelers wanting to enjoy an entertaining nightlife scene will find exactly that at plenty of the hotels on the Bahamas. Read more info regarding each of the properties by clicking on their names.

A great vacation destination which has on-site recreation is Grand Lucaya Bahamas Beach. At once comfortable and luxurious, Grand Lucayan Bahamas Beach is a high-quality resort where your dream Bahamas vacation instantly comes to life. Well-appointed guest rooms, a spa, a golf course, and outstanding dining options make it so that every guest finds something to appreciate. You'll find them on Sea Horse Lane.

One place on the ocean that travelers often enjoy is Meliá Nassau Beach. Our stylish and comfortable guest rooms and suites make it easy for you to enjoy a relaxing stay. Experience the celebrated “ahhhhh” of the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed, with its plush mattress and feather-down pillows. They're located on West Bay Street.

Visitors in search of convenient on-site dining possibilities should think about Grand Lucayan. Known for their high standards and exemplary hospitality, providing guests with extreme comfort is the top priority at this property; and the amazing thing is that the rooms come at an affordable rate. Within the resort, guests can indulge in state-of-the-art facilities, high-end service, traditional Bahamian cuisine, and envious location, and Caribbean-themed suites. They are situated at 1 Sea Horse Lane, on Grand Bahama Island.

These are just a sample of what you can find. Visit this article dedicated to more available hotels if you'd like to find out better information.

Condos and Villa Complexes

Musha Cay Resort

You'll be able to find non-standard hotel lodging possibilities available, which include tons of condos and several villa complexes. Avid beach-goers can generally expect to find easy access to the beach, as many villas and other accommodations are right on the water.

For those looking to enjoy a good late-night scene, Atlantis Harborside Resort is one destination you may want to consider. One, two, and three bedroom villas with full kitchens and master suite with whirlpool tub are available for guests to choose from at Harborside Resort at Atlantis. All rooms have an open, airy design which allows guests to enjoy the warm breezes that float from the harbor. You can call them at (242) 363-6800.

One destination located on the oceanfront that travelers often enjoy is Albany Resort. Everything you could want for is provided to guests at this beach side resort. Delicious food, comfortable amenities, and daily actives are all taken care of so visitors needn't worry about a thing during their stay. If you would like to call before you go, do so at (888) 909-7001.

Anyone looking for an accommodation with excellent swimming facilities, one destination to consider is Grand Isle Resort and Spa. This resort is perfect for a quiet couple's getaway or a fun-filled family trip to the beautiful blue waters and tropical landscape. The luxurious atmosphere, inviting surroundings, and privacy of your villa will ensure the most notable of stays in the Bahamas. To reach them, call (242) 358-5000 ext. 264.

These examples are merely a few of what's available. To find out more about within the area, read this article.

Camping and Eco-Tourism

Tiamo Resorts

Nature enthusiasts and their families should consider the variety of eco-tourist options offered to them in the Bahamas.

Vacationers hoping to stay in the Bahamas will be interested in choices like Tiamo Resorts. Sitting on a private island in the outskirts of the Bahamas is this property, the ultimate in exclusive luxury hideaways. Guests will find the island and its surrounding waters alive with all things tropical, and free to enjoy and explore. Guests will be able to find them at 1 Tiamo Beach Way, on Central Andros.

A place on the water's edge that travelers often enjoy is Small Hope Bay Lodge. The property consists of 21 cabins. This includes four two-bedroom shared bath cabins which are perfect for families and 13 private room and bath cabins. You can call them at (242) 368-2014.

Nature enthusiasts can find a variety of different local eco-lodges in the area, including Mangrove Cay Club. One of the top fishing lodges in the Bahamas is Mangrove Cay Club, located at Mangrove Cay. Not only is this spot known for its comfortable rooms and personalized service, but full-time guides are always on hand to take you out to fish -- a bonus for those who want nothing more than to spend each and every day fishing. You can call them at (242) 369-0731.

Those visiting the Bahamas will find a full range eco-tourism accommodations. To read a more detailed discussion of this topic, navigate to this article.

Individual Villas

Certain people would rather have the independence offered by one of the individual villa rentals. Go to this page dedicated to the individual property rentals in the Bahamas if you'd like some more details.

All-Inclusive Accommodations

Atlantis Royal Towers

Some visitors seek the added certainty of an all-inclusive package. There are many reasons why these plans are popular. For instance, they let you dodge the need to go over your vacation plans with a fine-toothed comb.

Tennis enthusiasts will like the idea of staying at Atlantis Royal Towers, as they have some excellent tennis facilities. All of the guest rooms at Atlantis Royal Towers are outfitted in Bahamian decor. Each room comes with unique touches such as French balconies and terraces, and full service bars. If you're looking to call in advance, do so at (242) 363-3000.

One property located on the coast you should consider is Breezes Bahamas. In an island nation known throughout the world for its spectacular beaches, only one beach can be the best. That beach is Nassau’s legendary Cable Beach. And that’s where you’ll find Breezes Bahamas, the first and only Super-Inclusive resort in The Bahamas. Guests will find them on West Bay Street.

If you want to learn more about properties offering all inclusive pricing, click this link.

While deciding where to stay might take awhile, knowing that accommodations in the Bahamas cater to all tastes should put your mind at ease.

 

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