Take a look at the most romantic hotels in Nassau.
Sandyport Beach Resort is a three-and-a-half-pearl hotel located in the pretty community of Sandyport Marina Village. Rooms are cozy and the features are excellent for this price range. The hotel’s 72 guest rooms are neat and inviting, they're decorated with locally made linens and artwork. Many offer kitchenettes or kitchens as well as hot tubs and separate sitting areas. This resort has a number of stand-out features, including direct access to Cable Beach, its own private lagoon beach, Blue Sail (a buzz-worthy restaurant), and a fun pool bar. It’s worth comparing rates with nearby Compass Point Beach Resort, which also has beach access and free breakfast.
Ocean West Boutique Hotel is a three-and-a-half-pearl property located along Nassau’s main oceanfront road. Set in a former mansion, the hotel and its 10 rooms have a timeless decor that complements its stately setting. The hotel has an ocean-view pool, small bar, and small fitness center, but there’s no direct beach access and not much within walking distance. Travelers might want to also check out the Compass Point Beach Resort down the road, which has a similar boutique ambience and often lower rates, plus beach access and an excellent restaurant.
Sitting right on the crystal waters of Cable Beach, the massive Grand Hyatt Baha Mar overwhelms with features and has a luxury Vegas meets the Caribbean feel. The 1,800-room property has six attractive pools, the Caribbean's largest casino, impressive spa and fitness facilities, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Design golf course, nine tennis courts, and several luxury shops. A myriad of dining options range from haute Chinese cuisine and a seafood restaurant to food trucks with Mexican fare and gourmet hot dogs. Families are catered to with a kids' club, plus opportunities to see wildlife from sea turtles and sharks at The Sanctuary to flamingos at the aviary. Rooms are chic and spacious, decked out with mod-cons and attractive bathrooms, plus there are multi-bedroom villas and residences available. For something more intimate and even more luxurious, check out the neighboring Rosewood Baha Mar.
Compass Point Beach Resort is a three-and-a-half-pearl hotel located on Love Beach. The 18 huts at this laid-back resort are big on local charm -- with rainbow-colored exteriors and homey interiors -- but small on space. Founded by music producer Chris Blackwell of Island Records fame, this resort has an interesting history, along with a hip restaurant (continental breakfast is free) and direct access to one of the island’s prettiest beaches, which it's named after. The secluded location is a great fit for guests with rental cars or those seeking a more intimate getaway, but it might feel too isolated for some. And paying for daily housekeeping is another downside. It’s worth comparing amenities and rates with A Stone’s Throw Away down the road, which offers a similar boutique ambience.
What was once known as the famous Balmoral Club back in the 1940s later became the 408-room Sandals Resort in 1995, where the motto is "Love is all you need." This resort has everything designed for couples and manages to impress upon arrival with Roman columns, statues, fountains, three levels of elegant accommodations, 10 distinct restaurants, and eight bars. Guests receive a slew of information at onset, including a schedule of both land and water activities and daily events, but many choose to relax at the beach or make use of one of two main pool bars to drink and mingle. Head to the offshore island for an easy excursion -– a boat leaves every hour and there’s a Jamaican restaurant (included) and cabanas for napping. It’s not all romance though; the resort does attract its fair share of partiers -– hence the rowdy Piano Bar and English Cricketeer Pub which are both open till the wee hours.
A Stone's Throw Away is a three-and-a-half-pearl hotel located along the north coast of New Providence Island. The guest house’s 10 rooms and suites are beautiful and understated. They feature hardwood flooring and soft color palettes. The on-site restaurant offers striking ocean views and a free breakfast, but dinner is only served on request. The tiny pool set within the hotel’s tranquil gardens is quite enchanting. Love Beach can be reached in a two-minute walk, but otherwise, aside from a few restaurants, there’s little to do within walking distance. You may want to compare rates with Compass Point Beach Resort down the road, which has beach access and an ocean-facing swimming pool.
Part of a trio of luxury hotels comprising the immense Baha Mar resort, the Rosewood Baha Mar is the most luxurious (and expensive) option of the three. British Colonial architecture combines beach cottage interiors and Bahamian touches, plus the 237 spacious rooms are decked out with conveniences like 55-inch flat-screen TVs, Nespresso machines, and butler service. Two restaurants serve tasty fare and one of the most inviting spaces is The Library, a stylish guest favorite that offers Champagnes, afternoon tea, and caviar. Guests have access to all features across the Baha Mar resort, including an array of restaurants, a golf course, casino, kids' club, and expansive spa and fitness facilities, plus the Rosewood has its own private spa, pools, and gym. Families with kids might prefer the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, and its expansive pool complexes.
Located in the heart of Nassau, the Graycliff Hotel is a colonial mansion with a historic past. The upscale property has loads of character and charm -- a beautiful facade with a two-story veranda, frequent live jazz music in the lounge, and a chocolatier, cigar factory, and museum on-site. Two pools (one with stunning hand-painted tiles), three restaurants (including the five-star Graycliff Restaurant), and a world-class wine cellar round out the offerings. The 20 spacious rooms are stuffed with antiques but still include modern amenities like flat-screen TVs, minibars, and Wi-Fi. However, some rooms can be noisy at night, the Wi-Fi is spotty, and the hotel is not on the beach. Travelers looking for a historic property on a beach location could try the British Colonial Hilton, which is similarly priced.