Luxury Resort and Travel Guide

Baha Mar: The Bahamas’ Luxury Playground

Bahamas bound? Lucky you. For the ultimate stay, check in to Baha Mar, a $4.2 billion resort development strewn across the beaches of New Providence. Debuted in 2017, the tropical retreat is home to three five-star resorts, the largest casino in the Caribbean and a list of amenities as long as the white sandy shore of the island.

The Resorts

With 2,300 rooms, suites and villas across three different resorts, guests have quite the choice to make when choosing where to stay. The largest of the three, Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, is directly connected to the Baha Mar casino and boasts five pools, plus a 200,000-square-foot convention facility. Every room here features a balcony so you’re never without a view.

Rosewood Baha Mar

For elevated style and chic vibes, SLS Baha Mar has a light and modern Caribbean design with floor-to-ceiling glass doors showcasing views of Cable Bay. To really treat its guests, SLS has a Privilege Pool, an upscale invite-only lounge pool with open-air cabanas and a dedicated pool concierge. And for those looking to get a good look around, the hotel’s SkyBar is Nassau’s only rooftop lounge.

The newest resort, Rosewood Baha Mar, is home to the brand’s usual level of top-notch luxury. While there’s a variety of accommodation options, it’s the beachfront multi-bedroom villas that set the bar. Each villa comes with its own butler service, a private plunge pool, private balconies and more.

Shuang Ba at Grand Hyatt Baha Mar

The Food

More than 30 restaurants, bars and lounges are available to choose from with something for everyone. Enjoy laid back beach eats or a more high-end experience at restaurants led by world renowned chefs. Cuisine ranges from island favorites and Pan-Latin to sophisticated Italian, Japanese classics and more. There’s even a retro-styled eatery in a beachside aluminum airstream. For cocktails, expect the same variety from poolside sips to haute lounges.

The Fun

Boasting the largest casino in the Caribbean, guests of the Baha Mar Casino have more than 1,000 state-of-the-art slot machines and 126 table games to test their luck at. Other fun ways to risk it all include race and sports betting, mobile gaming and exclusive high roller gaming salons. There’s even butler service in the high-end gaming areas, high-limit betting and private gaming salons. With so much money flying around, it’s only right that the centerpiece of the casino is a $250,000 one-of-a-kind, custom-designed crystal chandelier dangling from above, plus gold-plated ceilings, Italian marble walkways and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the ocean and resort.

Travelers can tee up at the Royal Blue Golf Club, a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course. Designed as two courses in one, the 7,189-yard course offers drastic differences between the front and back nine holes. Rolling white sand dunes, undulating fairways, ponds and views make up the front nine, while the back nine is home to limestone “moonscapes” through dense jungle and steep downhill terrain.

There’s also a 30,000-square-foot ESPA (the first flagship ESPA in the Caribbean) with Bahama-inspired treatments; luxury retail outlets with names like Rolex, Bulgari and Tiffany & Co.; The Racquet Club which features nine tennis courts with a program led by Peter Burwash International, a leader in the tennis industry; an Explorer Kids Club; and Bond nightclub, complete with DJs, tables and more.

The Nature

Lastly, the BEACH (for Baha Mar Ecological Aquatic Conservation Habitat) Sanctuary is home to eco-inspired themed venues, native Bahamian wildlife and endangered species. Find Green Sea Turtles, Southern Stingrays, Nurse Sharks, a Hawksbill Sea Turtle and more than 50 varieties of reef fish. The Sanctuary has plans for three habitats: the marine sanctuary and sea turtle nesting beach, the aviary and the flamingo habitat. Guests will be able to participate in daily animal feedings, marine interactions and tours, and in the future, snorkeling and kayaking.

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