Grand Lucayan Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Grand Lucayan's long picturesque beachfront is chock full of activities and has arguably the best beach of any hotel on Grand Bahama. The hotel also offers immaculate grounds; great beds; and a convenient, scenic location. It has a wide range of rooms, features, and dining options, but it can feel a bit impersonal.
Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour Rating: 4.0 Pearls
A small, isolated, time-share-style hotel with big, beautiful suites, a marina, a friendly staff that zips around on golf carts, and managers that greet returning guests like family -- Old Bahama Bay feels more yacht club than resort. But activities are limited -- just boating or lounging by the isolated beach or pool -- and to some travelers, it's boring.
Atlantis Paradise Island Resort Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Stunning architecture, an exceptional water park, a famous casino, three beaches, 11 otherworldly pools, and 21 superb restaurants make the 4,000-room Atlantis a study in conspicuous consumption. No other resort, anywhere in the Caribbean, can compete with its dining or attractions. But we warned: this is not a tranquil place.
Melia Nassau Beach Resort Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort has great rooms, a gorgeous beachfront, three great pools, a top-notch gym, and a friendly and cheerful staff. But it's a massive property -- 694 rooms -- with little to eat nearby. This means that guests are stuck with the Sheraton's own overpriced, mediocre fare. Still, it's a great value.