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 hotel options that will appeal to almost any kind of traveler. Pick from low-cost accommodations, luxury resorts, and plenty more in between. Visitors hoping to enjoy an active late-night scene will encounter just that at many of the island's hotel accommodations. Read further info for each of the properties by clicking on their names.

A popular vacation destination with on-site recreation is Baha Mar Casino & Hotel. The largest single phase resort project in Caribbean history, The Baha Mar Resort is a landmark of the Bahamas, and its centerpiece is the Baha Mar Casino & Hotel. This luxury hotel aims to become the Bahamian Riviera, with unrivaled amenities, beauty, and entertainment. If you are looking for something specific and want to call before you go, do so at (242) 677-9000.

A property located on the ocean that is worth considering 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. They're on Sea Horse Lane.

Guests in search of good on-location dining opportunities may want to check out 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. You will find them on West Bay Street.

These examples are just a few of what you can find. Navigate to this article dedicated to more available hotels if you're interested in learning additional details.

Condos and Villa Complexes

Sky Beach Club

There are non-standard hotel lodging options here, which include tons of condos and a large variety of villa complexes. Beach-goers can generally expect to enjoy easy access to the beach, as a lot of the villas and other accommodations are located right on the coast.

If you're wanting to stay somewhere with a good late-night scene, Atlantis Harborside Resort is one spot 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. For customers who want to call in advance, do so at (242) 363-6800.

A place positioned on the coast to consider 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. Customers can contact them at (888) 909-7001.

Anybody wanting to find an accommodation with good swimming facilities and pool-side amenities, 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, you can do so at (242) 358-5000 ext. 264.

Needless to say, you can find plenty of other villa complexes and condos. For more in formation concerning within the area, read this article.

Camping and Eco-Tourism

Tiamo Resorts

Nature enthusiasts will want to think about the variety of eco-tourist options offered to them in the area.

Tiamo Resorts is one property of this type located in the Bahamas. 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. Visitors can find them at 1 Tiamo Beach Way, on Central Andros.

A property along the ocean that merits your consideration 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. To talk to them, call (242) 368-2014.

Naturalists can find a selection of different 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. To talk to them, call (242) 369-0731.

Of course, you'll find a full range choices too. To get more information about this specific topic, visit this article.

Individual Villas

Some people often prefer the luxury offered by one of the rental homes. To navigate to our complete page about rental properties in the Bahamas, click this link.

All-Inclusive Accommodations

Atlantis Royal Towers

Some visitors enjoy the convenience of all-inclusive pricing. There are multiple reasons for their appeal. Among other factors, they can be the easiest way to predict the full cost of your vacation with considerable accuracy.

Avid tennis players will enjoy staying 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. To reach them, call (242) 363-3000.

One property along the waterfront you should consider is Breezes Bahamas. Breezes Bahamas houses guestrooms and suites. Every room is equipped with a king-size bed or two double beds, satellite TV, a CD player, hairdryer, and a coffee maker. Guests can find them on West Bay Street.

Anyone who needs to learn more about properties offering this option, 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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