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 has hotel options that will appeal to just about every kind of visitor. Select from low-cost accommodations, luxury resorts, and lots more in between. Vacationers wanting to enjoy an entertaining late-night scene will encounter just that at many of the island's hotel accommodations. Read additional details about them by clicking on their names.

A popular vacation spot with recreation on-site 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. To contact them, call (242) 677-9000.

If you're looking for a place to stay with top-notch swimming facilities, one spot to think about is Comfort Suites Paradise Island. Comfort Suites Paradise Island is an affordable getaway for families traveling to the Bahamas. Not only is the hotel within a reasonable distance to many of Nassau's most popular attractions, but kids stay, eat, and play free at the hotel.

Those in search of convenient on-site dining should look into Hilton at Resorts World Bimini. When you stay with the Hilton at Resorts World Bimini, you know that your vacation is going to be full of endless possibilities. Located right by the water and featuring a vast menu of amenities and activities, this is a place for those seeking entertainment. Customers can reach them at (888) 930-8688.

The Bahamas has plenty of additional choices. Make your way to this extended discussion concerning more available hotels if you'd like to learn better specifics.

Condos and Villa Complexes

Musha Cay Resort

Guests will also find non-hotel booking options in the area, including a few condos and a large variety of villa complexes. Beach-goers can generally expect to enjoy convenient access to the beach, as many lodgings are situated right on the shore.

If you're searching to enjoy a lively bar and club scene, Atlantis Harborside Resort is one location 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. If you have questions and want to call ahead of time, you can do so at (242) 363-6800.

A place on the waterfront 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. For customers who want to call before booking a room, do so at (888) 909-7001.

Anyone wanting to find a place to stay with top-notch swimming pool facilities, one location to consider is Grand Isle Resort and Spa. The Awawak Villa is one bedroom and features and en suite marble bathroom, French sliding glass doors, granite counter tops, natural stone flooring and custom designed furnishings. The Bahia Mar Villa is two bedrooms and 2.5 baths throughout two levels. If you want to call ahead of time, do so at (242) 358-5000 ext. 264.

The Bahamas has a full range choices. Click here to read our page concerning these types of accommodations within the area.

Camping and Eco-Tourism

Small Hope Bay Lodge

Vacationers who love the outdoors should think about the availability of eco-tourist options offered in the area.

Travelers wanting to book their stay in the Bahamas will enjoy opportunities like 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. If you're looking to call in advance, you can do so at (242) 368-2014.

One destination on the ocean 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. You will find them at 1 Tiamo Beach Way, on Central Andros.

Naturalists can find a variety of different local eco-lodges in the vicinity, 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. Call them at (242) 369-0731.

Needless to say, you can find other options too. If you need to get more details concerning eco-accommodations available by visiting this page.

Individual Villas

Certain people prefer the luxury offered by one of the many individual villa rentals. Click here to read our page concerning rental properties in the Bahamas.

All-Inclusive Accommodations

Atlantis Royal Towers

Some travelers enjoy the comfort of all-inclusive pricing. There are many reasons why these plans are successful. Among other reasons, they provide a simple way to indulge yourself without worrying about your budget.

Tennis enthusiasts often enjoy booking their stay at Atlantis Royal Towers, as they offer some excellent tennis facilities. The Bahamas best-known jewel, Atlantis resort on Paradise Island is a virtual self-contained city on the sea. Travelers will find themselves amidst the natural wonders of the ocean with 11 sea-life lagoons, miles of white sand beaches, and The Dig, a discovery simulation of ancient Atlantis. If you have questions, call them at (242) 363-3000.

A place on the water's edge that merits your consideration 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. They are located on West Bay Street.

Anyone needing to find out more concerning properties offering all inclusive pricing, go to 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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