Best Luxury Beach Resorts in the Bahamas

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For above-par beach resorts equipped with over-the-top amenities and luxe additions, head to the Bahamas. From hands-on and seamless service to other-worldly dining options and deluxe spa treatments, these luxury beach hotels handle the most thoughtful details, making your vacation one to remember.

Check out our list of the best luxury beach resorts in the Bahamas.

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Coral Sands Hotel

Harbour Island, Bahamas

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Coral Sands Hotel welcomes you with champagne, warm hospitality and a personal escort to your recently-renovated room. Only 38 rooms with options of suites, bungalows and cottages and a variety of styles from comfy to glam, give this property an air of exclusivity you won’t find at large-scale operations. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner between Latitude 25 and Beach Bar—both with stunning ocean backdrops and world-famous chefs curating delectable meals. Between the hotel’s fresh-water infinity pool and personal slice of Pink Sand Beach, it’s unlikely you’ll spend much time indoors. The contrast of peach-colored sand with topaz water sparkling beyond is enough to make anyone double take—no wonder it’s rated as one of the most beautiful pink-sand beaches on Earth.

The beach is all you need but this luxury resort goes one step further offering activities galore. The fully-lit tennis court, fitness center and yoga studio with a view offer options for active-minded guests 24/7. Enjoy the sand and sea with complimentary kayaks, paddleboards, snorkeling gear and beach volleyball. Let Coral Sands concierge book an in-room massage for sore muscles after a long day of fun.

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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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SLS Baha Mar

Nassau, Bahamas

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Baha Mar leaves nothing to be desired with its Signature Jack Nicklaus 18-Hole Golf Course, 100,000-square-foot casino, ESPA spa, pristine slice of Cable Beach, convention center, multiple pools and lavish spread of gourmet restaurants and designer shops. With something for every type of traveler between its three hotels—whether its a business convention, family vacation or romantic getaway—Baha Mar is the ultimate Bahamas resort complex.

While SLS Baha Mar is family-friendly, adults seeking ultimate luxury are its main clientele. The modern, yet tropically designed, hotel has 299 rooms delicately styled with sleek lines, retro Bahamian wall wraps and only the finest amenities. Signature SLS beds, rainfall showers and open-air bathrooms alongside stunning ocean views create the perfect setting for a romantic holiday or party-packed vacation with friends. In addition to the property’s three impressive restaurants Fi’lia, Katsuya and Cleo Mediterraneo, you have access to more than 40 bars and restaurants on the Baha Mar property.

Book a room at SLS Baha Mar for the anything-is-possible vibe and five-star service. Whether you want to embrace the see-and-be-seen culture SLS masters, or simply enjoy all Baha Mar offers while under the SLS banner, this vacation is sure to stand out in the memory books.

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Rosewood Baha Mar

Nassau, Bahamas

The most recent property to join the Baha Mar compound, this five-star resort houses 237 guest rooms, suites and private beachfront villas. Guests fall in love with the charming and authentic British Colonial influences throughout the property, and with each detail exceeding standards, you’ll find deep soaking bathtubs, rainfall shower heads, complimentary WiFi throughout and private balconies overlooking the grounds and ocean. Exceptional in every facet, the Rosewood Baha Mar’s true crowning glory is the service.

There’s no shortage of luxe activities to fill your days here, from Sense, A Rosewood Spa® to two swimming pools, a Jack Nicklaus golf course and world-renowned Cable Beach. Once you’ve maxed out your R&R quota for the day, feast on local and international cuisine at one of the resort’s two restaurants. Stop by Manor Bar for an early aperitif before heading to The Commonwealth, for farm-to-table gourmet meals from six distinct regions of the world. Afternoon tea more your speed? The elegant Library Lounge is a cozy and quiet hangout serving up specialty tea and coffees, custom cocktails and desserts.

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The Cove, Eleuthera

Eleuthera, Bahamas

The Cove Eleuthera’s 57 cottages, suites and villas are nestled on a quiet and serene inlet where you can experience total relaxation. Upon arrival you’ll gasp at the contrast of colors and stunning landscape—40 acres of perfectly manicured, vibrant green hills roll out to meet white sand followed by endless turquoise water. The swaying palms and white buildings seamlessly blend into this isolated slice of Eleuthera, perfect for a romantic holiday. Clean lines and minimalist decor in the rooms amplify the effortless beauty of The Cove’s surroundings, along with luxurious bedding and in-room entertainment for a break from the sun.

While The Cove is outside of town, you’ll have everything you need right on the grounds. The Freedom Restaurant and Sushi Bar serves up an ever changing menu of gourmet meals and the open-air sunset bar will melt your heart with fiery views of Eleuthera’s horizon at dusk. Relaxation days here are spent lazing in the infinity pool and on the two private beaches or at the on-site spa. Active days are easily spent using the resort’s complimentary gear including paddleboards, kayaks, snorkel gear and bicycles.

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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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The Cove at Atlantis, Autograph Collection

Nassau, Bahamas

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The Cove at Atlantis is the height of splendor on Paradise Island. Experience luxury design specifically tailored to complement the surrounding turquoise sea and white sand beaches. At this luxe property, you’ll be whisked into an upscale haven with modern Bahamian culture at every turn, from The Cove Pool, designed in partnership with renowned designer Lulu DK, breathtaking beach cabanas, a range of suites, and a private beach set between Cove and Paradise Beaches. The vibe here is sophisticated, fun and low key. Enjoy everything from meals crafted by Master Chef Jose Andres, sculptural art installations, and even a premier concierge-style air taxi for arrivals and departures from South Florida.

Whether the highlight of your trip is dining on the beach at a recreation of the famous Harbour Island restaurant Sip Sip, lounging in a beachfront cabana or gazing at the Sacred Space sculptural installation on the Cove Peninsula, you’ll be glad you came.

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The Reef at Atlantis, Autograph Collection

Paradise Island, Bahamas

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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 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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British Colonial Hilton Nassau

Nassau, Bahamas

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Overlooking the port of Nassau, this is the only beachfront hotel in the downtown area, putting you in the heart of the action. Geared more to the business traveler who prefers to stay plugged in, this 13,500-square-foot hotel offers all the modern amenities in an island setting. Book the accommodation that suits your preferences with rooms, suites and executive rooms with features like flat-screen TVs, balconies and whirlpools. Opt for in-room dining or eat along the harbor at Patio Bar & Grill or indoors at Aqua. There’s even a Brews ‘N’ Bites café serving Starbucks coffee and other treats.

If you’re interested in fishing, snorkeling or sailing, you can book it right from the resort. Or, head out for a day of duty-free shopping at the port, or lounge at the hotel’s beach or freshwater swimming pool, then retreat to your suite overlooking the island, city or harbor. One thing’s for sure of your stay here, you’ll have plenty to explore between the historic downtown district, straw market and area museums.

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