Best Value Beach Hotels in the Bahamas


You’ve seen the pictures and wondered if a place on earth can really look like that. Can sand actually be so immaculately white, the sky so picture-perfect blue, and the water so indescribably turquoise? If so, it must cost a mint to take a trip there. That’s where the stars and six-figure executives go to play, right?

You might be surprised at how affordable a Caribbean getaway is. The Bahamas, less than 50 miles off the coast of Florida, have some fantastic beach hotels and resorts that will give you an unforgettable beach vacation without breaking the bank. Here are our best value choices.


The Beach at Atlantis, Autograph Collection

Paradise Island, Bahamas

Courtesy of Atlantis Paradise Island

Enjoy access to all that Atlantis offers in more affordable beachside accommodations. Guest and garden rooms offer tropical decor, king or queen beds, a balcony or terrace and accommodate up to four adults and one child. The Beach at Atlantis puts you right in the center of the action, whether that means hitting the onsite bars and casino, dining in gourmet restaurants or venturing to the 141-acre water landscape with 18 waterslides and more.

Atlantis has 21 restaurants with everything from fine dining to casual outdoor meals. Enjoy a fancy seafood dinner at Fish by Jose Andres or try Sip Sip overlooking the beach—a recreation of one of Harbour Island’s most-loved restaurants. At the end of the day, you’re visiting for the beachfront relaxation—anticipate days lounging on white sand, swimming in turquoise water and enjoying soothing spa treatments at Mandara Spa.

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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

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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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