Best Family-Friendly Beach Resorts in the Bahamas

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If you’re planning a Caribbean beach vacation for the whole family, look no further than these kid-friendly resorts in the Bahamas. With something for everyone in your crew, these resorts are fully equipped with activities and amenities for both the youngsters and adults. From kids’ clubs and full-blown water parks, to adult nightlife and fine dining, we’ve found the best kid (and adult) friendly resorts for your next beach vacation.

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The Royal at Atlantis, Autograph Collection

Paradise Island, Bahamas

The legendary Atlantis Paradise Island has earned its place as a favorite for families and adult travelers alike. Maybe it’s the epic amenities, luxury dining experiences, or the non-stop activities all available in one compound on the aptly named Paradise Island that make this a repeat vacation spot.

Two towers, connected by a luxe over-the-top bridge penthouse, accommodate guest rooms overlooking the harbor, terrace and water. A daily resort fee covers access to 18 water slides at a 141-acre water park, Aquaventure; 11 onsite swimming pools; the world’s largest open-air marine habitat with 14 lagoons and more than 20,000 tropical fish and aquatic animals; three white-sand beaches; two lazy rivers, not to mention resort-wide WiFi, a fitness center, movie theater and world-class casino. Sea Squirts, a kids’ club beyond children’s wildest dreams will have little ones exploring marine life hands-on, while the adults make par at the Tom Weiskopf-designed 18-hole oceanfront course.

From the stunning floor to ceiling aquariums in the lobby to the luxury shopping within the resort’s walls, there’s no need to ever leave the Atlantis, and you can be certain, the Bahamian hospitality and five-star service will have you wondering why you’d ever want to.

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The Reef at Atlantis, Autograph Collection

Paradise Island, Bahamas

Courtesy of Atlantis Paradise Island

The Reef at Atlantis is a beachfront home away from home, that is, if your home is a luxurious suite with access to the Caribbean’s largest casino, 11 pools, gourmet dining and the largest open-air marine habitat on earth. These residential-style studios and up-to-three-bedroom suites have spectacular ocean views, washers and dryers in the unit or on the premises and plenty of space for cooking, relaxing or entertaining.

Bring the whole family for swimming with sharks, waterslides and dolphin adventures or have the romantic escape you deserve in an upscale suite with maid service. No matter your style, Atlantis has everything you could want at your fingertips whether that’s golfing, diving or pure relaxation under a cabana on the private beach.

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The Coral at Atlantis, Autograph Collection

Nassau, Bahamas

Courtesy of Atlantis Paradise Island

From the moment you arrive at the Coral at Atlantis, the Sun & Ice ice cream and gelato cafe greets you from the lobby’s center, radiating fun for all ages. This multigenerational family resort is nestled in the heart of Atlantis on white sand with proximity to high-end shopping and restaurants at Marina Village. Soft pastels and smooth finishes decorate every newly renovated room that features a king or queen bed, flat-screen TV and even a balcony in some units.

Access to the insane Aquaventure water park with 18 slides and one of the largest marine habitats in the world included with your stay is sure to give each member of the family a special experience—and that’s just outdoor activities. The movie theatre, casino and spa offer carefree relaxation and recreation without leaving the resort. As far as dining options, Atlantis has it all—from casual and open-air dining to gourmet meals by world-renowned chefs, dining as a family here is a real treat. To sum it up, the Coral at Atlantis is the resort where everyone in the family can let their imaginations run wild, whether that means swimming with dolphins, diving shipwrecks, hitting it big in the casino or simply lounging in a private cabana.

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Grand Hyatt Baha Mar

Nassau, Bahamas

Baha Mar resort is a luxury playground for guests, adults and children alike, with multi-billion-dollar amenities including the more than 100,000-square-foot Baha Mar Casino, Jack Nicklaus’ Signature Royal Blue Golf Course, The Baha Mar Convention, Art and Entertainment Center, Baha Mar Racquet Club, numerous restaurants, bars and lounges, the luxury ESPA spa, multiple pool and beach areas, and fountain shows.

The Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is made up of two distinct East and West Towers, complete with 1,800 contemporary rooms, including 230 multi-bedroom suites, all with balconies overlooking the resort’s expansive ocean views, golf course or resort pools.

A stay here is marked by impeccable service, entry to all of Baha Mar’s exclusive new amenities, more than 40 bars and restaurants, and six resort pools for guests, including the otherworldly Blue Hole, inspired by the natural saltwater blue holes of the Bahamas. What are you waiting for? There’s a spot for you at a swim-up bar.

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The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort

Paradise Island, Bahamas

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Quiet elegance makes The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort a staple for high-caliber guests including celebrities, statesmen and business leaders. Upon entrance to the property, you’ll find sweeping manicured lawns, a low-key and understated grand manor sitting on a beautiful white sand beach, 107 guest rooms, all with contemporary Bahamian style, the picturesque garden of Versailles, The Ocean Club Golf Course–ranked among the top courses in the Caribbean by Golf Digest Magazine, an exclusive Balinese-style spa, wellness amenities and umpteen activities for young guests, ages four to 12.

This resort is a token to the Four Seasons brand, and guests receive the above-and-beyond service synonymous with excellence. Dining is a specialty here also, with Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten leading the kitchen at DUNE and specialty mixologists raising spirits at the Martini Bar and Lounge.

Choose from luxury beachfront rooms and suites, or a multi-bedroom villa residences equipped with a private infinity pool and a 24-hour service team. Either way, you are bound to indulge in the serene setting that once doubled as a backdrop for the James Bond film, “Casino Royale.”

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Meliá Nassau Beach – All Inclusive

Nassau, Bahamas

Start by choosing your view—pool or ocean—and trading your clothes for a swimsuit. In addition to all-inclusive givens like meals and WiFi, a complimentary tour of Balmoral Island is included with every stay. There’s no shortage of activities to keep your blood pumping—the 24-hour gym and daily exercise classes keep your routine uninterrupted and glass-bottom kayaks, beach volleyball and paddle boards offer a fun way to stay active while enjoying the island’s beauty. Feast on a different flavor each night—seven restaurants serve every cuisine from classic Caribbean to Italian.

Parents rest assured, you won’t have to sacrifice alone time to keep the kids entertained—the on-site Kids’ Club and in-room babysitting services create ample time for enjoying the swim-up pool bar and private dinners on the beach. If you’re planning a honeymoon, wedding or romantic getaway, Meliá delivers unrivaled experiences for couples, as well. Dreamy tailored wedding packages and detailed touches like in-room aromatherapy menus and adult-only pools ensure privacy and serenity. If you’re looking for VIP service, greater privacy and access to exclusive resort areas, be sure to upgrade to ‘The Level’ experience.

There’s nothing “business as usual” about a beachfront conference in the Bahamas, but Meliá Nassau Beach – All Inclusive supplies a state-of-the-art business center with five meeting rooms and 1,200 person capacity. Feast on tropical treats during the coffee break before lazing by one of three pools or on Cable Beach!

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Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach – An All-Inclusive Resort

Freeport, Bahamas

Courtesy of Viva Wyndham Resorts

Check into one of the 276 air-conditioned rooms, all with private balconies or patios, and complimentary Wi-Fi.  Amenities reign here, with options for everyone in your party from a luxe spa to a nightclub, tennis courts and more. Concierge services are available to help arrange childcare or offsite excursions. Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach – An All-Inclusive Resort covers meals, drinks, water sports, entertainment and much more.

Its spacious rooms, pristine stretch of beach and exciting activities for young children and teens make this a popular landing pad for families traveling to the Bahamas. Between the international buffet, Asian, Italian and pizza restaurants, there’s something for even the pickiest eaters. Located on the palm-tree-dotted south shore of Grand Bahama, this luxurious beach resort boasts three restaurants, a gigantic freshwater pool, Caribbean dance classes, windsurfing and introductory dive lessons and that’s just barely dipping your toes in the water! Outside the Wyndham, explore the longest underwater cave system in the world at Lucayan National Park or dive world-class scuba sites just offshore.

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