Grand Lucayan Rating: 4.0 Pearls
It's the top lodging on Grand Bahama -- immaculate grounds; great beds; convenient, scenic location, and a fitness center and spa. Given that the entire complex has about 1,300 rooms -- it can take 20 minutes to walk from one end to the other -- there's a wide range of rooms, features, and dining options, but it can feel a bit impersonal.
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.