Accommodations in the Bahamas

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 has accommodation possibilities that will be appealing to just about every type of traveler. Pick from budget hotels, luxury resorts, and plenty more in between. Vacationers looking to enjoy a lively bar scene will encounter just that at many of the island's hotel accommodations. Click on their names to read further details.

A great destination with active on-site recreation is Baha Mar Casino & Hotel. The entire Baha Mar Resort consists of around 2,200 rooms, with the Baha Mar Hotel & Casino taking up just under half of them. These rooms are beautifully designed to take full advantage of the bright Caribbean sun. If you want to call ahead, you can do so at (242) 677-9000.

If you are wanting to book an accommodation with top-notch swimming pool facilities, one destination to consider is Comfort Suites Paradise Island. There are 220 junior suites at Comfort Suites Paradise Island.

Visitors in search of good on-location dining should look into Hilton at Resorts World Bimini. Guest rooms have either one king bed or two queen beds and have either a lagoon view, a resort view, an island view or a beach view. Suites have spectacular views, which are highlighted by the floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room. If you're looking for something specific, call them at (888) 930-8688.

These are only a few of the available choices. To read about other the standard hotels available, click this link.

Condos and Villa Complexes

Musha Cay Resort

There are non-hotel accommodation options available, which include a few condos and a large variety of villa complexes. Avid beach-goers can usually expect to enjoy convenient access to the beach, as a lot of the properties are situated on the water.

For travelers searching to stay somewhere with a good late-night scene, Atlantis Harborside Resort is one destination you might want to think about. 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 reach them at (242) 363-6800.

A destination on the water's edge with excellent views of the water is Albany Resort. Everything you could want for is provided to guests at this beach side resort. Delicious food, comfortable amenities, and daily activities are all taken care of so visitors need not worry about a thing during their stay. If you are looking to call before booking a room, you can do so at (888) 909-7001.

Anybody looking to find a place to stay with excellent swimming pool facilities, one destination to think about 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. If you're looking to call ahead, do so at (242) 358-5000 ext. 264.

The Bahamas includes a wider range of choices too. To reach our detailed page about more villa complexes within the area, follow this link.

Camping and Eco-Tourism

Small Hope Bay Lodge

Travelers who love the great outdoors should think about the availability of eco-tourist options made possible in the Bahamas.

Small Hope Bay Lodge is one property situated in the Bahamas. This all-inclusive lodge is a nature-lover's paradise. They offer a very relaxed setting that allows guests to do as much or as little as they like while they spend their days right on the beach. Visitors can reach them at (242) 368-2014.

One property along the water's edge with excellent views of the water is Tiamo Resorts. This intimate property consists of only 10 villas and the Birds Nest which is a luxury three-bedroom villa that combines sophistication with comfort and which has an amazing panoramic view across the island and out to sea. The villas exude great charm and are built in a traditional Caribbean style. The property is located at 1 Tiamo Beach Way, on Central Andros.

Nature enthusiasts can find a variety of different 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. If you have questions and want to call ahead, you can do so at (242) 369-0731.

Anyone visiting the Bahamas includes other eco-related accommodation choices too. For more about the eco-accommodations available read this article.

Individual Villas

Some would rather have the independence offered by one of the individual villa rentals. Navigate here to view our article about rental properties in the Bahamas.

All-Inclusive Accommodations

Atlantis Royal Towers

Some visitors like the added certainty of an all-inclusive price. There are multiple reasons why these plans are popular. Among other factors, they provide the opportunity go all out without worrying about your budget.

Avid tennis players will enjoy 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 want to call before making reservations, do so at (242) 363-3000.

One place positioned on the coast that you could consider is Meliá Nassau Beach. Located on the famous white sands of Cable Beach, the Sheraton Cable Beach and Golf Resort is a sunny vacation paradise for families and couples. The magnificent Caribbean backdrop makes this resort a favorite for weddings and honeymoons. Visitors will be able to find them on West Bay Street.

If you're interested, find out more details concerning all-inclusive properties by visiting this page.

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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