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Best Resorts in Nassau, Bahamas, with Photos and Video Tours

Updated on August 30, 2013

Nassau is the ultimate beach vacation experience. If you’ve never been, the first thing that will fascinate you is the impossible shades of the water. It ranges from baby blue to turquoise to the dark blue of the deep. Add swaying palms, fragrant flowers, white sand, perfect weather, and the fact that there are seldom any waves, and what more could you ask of a beach?

Once you’ve made your decision to visit the Bahamas, you’ll need a place to stay, of course. This decision won’t be easy. Nassau prides itself on providing guests with a wide choice of lodgings. If you have a resort in mind, below are the best on the island! Vacation package deals are frequently offered, especially in the "off season." And by the way - it really is better in the Bahamas!

Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort

This resort is a true tropical Bahamas paradise. It has nearly seven acres of water entertainment, including three swimming pools with waterfalls, a swim-up bar, and large whirlpools. If you prefer the beach, step over to the 1,000 feet of frontage on beautiful Cable Beach. You can also enjoy snorkeling, swimming, sailing, or kayaking. When night falls, attend a book signing, wine tasting, or gaming at nearby Crystal Palace Casino.

This is a great Nassau resort for families.If you have the kids in tow but need some adult time, leave the young ones at the resort’s Kids Club where they’ll be entertained with supervised activities. The resort has several on-site restaurants, lounges, a fitness center, and meeting facilities. Every room includes a private patio or balcony with a great view.

Wyndham Nassau Resort

The beachfront Wyndham Nassau consists of three 15-story towers set among palm trees and white sand. Conveniently located near major attractions like Gregory’s Arch, Fort Charlotte, and Paradise Island, it features amazing large swimming pools, a giant twisting water slide, a tiki bar, and eight restaurants and lounges.

Eateries include restaurants and cafes that serve Starbucks drinks, authentic Asian cuisine, a seaside buffet, deli sandwiches, hamburgers, traditional Bahamian dishes, salads, snacks, and Black Angus steaks. Meals and snacks can also be delivered right to your room.

Guests can enjoy a famous Bahamas frozen tropical drink or other beverage right on the beach, at the pool’s swim-up bar, or in one of the more traditional bars. Nighttime fun includes gaming, dancing, and live entertainment on the weekends.

The large guest rooms and suites feature balconies, many with spectacular ocean views. If you’re feeling lucky, the Crystal Palace Casino is mere steps from your room. You can also take in a live show at the Rainforest Theater. Meeting facilities and a huge ballroom are also on the property.

Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort

If you’re looking for the perfect honeymoon destination or for a romantic getaway to the Bahamas with that special someone, this is the place! It’s exclusively for couples – no kids, no singles - and it's all inclusive! Enjoy lush gardens, seven swimming pools, a misting pool, six whirlpools, and waterfalls.

The resort features eight amazing restaurants, including a pub, a beachside grill, and a Five Star Diamond restaurant that serves French cuisine. If you prefer something more intimate, arrange for private candlelit dining under a canopy right on the beach. Nighttime entertainment includes authentic Caribbean music, themed parties, beach parties, bonfires, discos, cocktail parties, masquerades, piano bars, and talent nights. Hit the spa for a facial, a massage, a nail treatment, and treatments for the body.

An amazing assortment of accommodations are available, including suites with 24-hour room service, a Roman tub, a balcony or patio, private dining on the pier, and even a butler. Your vacation includes kayaking, canoeing, snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing, sailing, hydrobiking, tennis, billiards, table tennis, shuffleboard, beach volleyball, and bocce ball. You can also spend time in the fitness center, complete with elliptical machines, treadmills, stair climbers, weights, and stationary bikes. You can also take a class in aerobics, Pilates, yoga, or aqua fitness.

And there’s more! Sandals Royal Bahamian has its own tropical island just offshore. Guests hop on the ferry, and in just a few minutes they arrive at Sandals Cay. On the island are two glorious beaches, a swimming pool with a swim-up bar, and a wonderful restaurant.

Marley Resort and Spa

This is a small, intimate beachfront resort housed in what used to be the governor’s mansion. It’s located on a secluded stretch of Cable Beach and is set among lush tropical foliage and flowering plants. The resort has a fascinating history. It was frequented by Bob and Rita Marley in the 1970s, and in 1982, it was purchased by Rita as a vacation home. Rita, along with Ziggy and her other children, still visit from time to time.

With only sixteen beautiful rooms and suites, along with five-star concierge services, you’re sure to get individual attention. On site are two free-form swimming pools, and golf, tennis, racquetball, and a Bally Total Fitness Center are just steps away. One of the best elements of the resort is the Natural Mystic Spa, where you can relax with a massage, a personalized herbal bath, a dip in the whirlpool or hot tub, and traditional Caribbean rituals. You can also get a manicure or pedicure while enjoying an ocean view, or dine on the spa’s private terrace. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the resort’s dining room, the Simmer Down, where fresh seafood is the specialty. Diners can savor their meal in the elegantly appointed main dining room, on the terrace, or on the seaside balcony. If you prefer “staying in,” your meals can be served in your room. Live nightly entertainment is provided in the Stir It Up Bar.

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Absolutely amazing pictures! You've given some really useful information in this hub. I went to Nassau on a Caribbean Cruise (I also linked this hub to mine) and found it beautiful.

      Voted this hub up, useful, and interesting.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      The Bamahas are beautiful, aren't they? I'm ready to return!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, Tread! Glad you enjoyed!

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Habee, Great pictures! Nice virtual vacation in the middle of winter! What a treat! The beautiful clean and clear refreshing waters AAAH...! The Bahamas are lovely as you say! Thanks for reminding me of the wonderful family vacation I enjoyed here a few years back... Thank you for sharing, Blessings!

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      discount treadmills 7 years ago

      Neat piece of info, was useful for what i needed it for, hope to read some more from you if you have anything, always a pleasure to find information that is useful

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      The water is amazing. The first time I saw it, I honestly thought they had dyed it or something. lol.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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      Eileen Kersey 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      The colour of that water Ahhh well I guess I can dream

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Know what, MOW? I'd rather be in London! I've been to the Bahamas, but never to England. I long to see Scotland, England, and Ireland - maybe because I taught Brit Lit for so long, or maybe because my ancestors are from there. Thanks for reading!

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      myownworld 7 years ago from uk

      sitting here on a cold dull london morning, nothing seems more heavenly than Nassau at the moment! (gooorgeous pics)...at least, in my mind I'm there... swimming in that deep blue water and relaxing! thanks for posting x

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, Veronica. Hope you get to go soon!

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      Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

      Loved the virtual tour habee. Maybe one day my family and I can go. This hub made me long for a so needed vacay. Thanks for the info.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, FF. Guess who I met on my first trip to Nassau? Sidney Portier! He was super nice and very handsome!

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      Since I can't go for real, thanks for the virtual tour. With these videos, I actually felt as if I were there. Very good hub. You're the best at this. I see why you got a payout early. Keep up the good work.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Hi, Carol. Guess it's pretty obvious I love to travel, huh? Thanks for reading!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, HH. Like you, all I can do right now is drool over the pics! I would like to take the kids there - they've never been.

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      Carolyn Blacknall 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Nassau, Bahamas looks beautiful. Another nice travel hub from you! - Carol

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Hello, habee, gosh my feet are itching but my wallet says no. Thank you for your lovely hub. at least I could enjoy it on the picture.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Hi, Tony! I've never been to San Diego, but I do love Nassau. Great to hear from you!

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      tony0724 7 years ago from san diego calif

      habee in true liberal style I love San Diego as we have som pretty fair beaches ourselves . But I could definitely hang out there with no problem . I do specialize in rest and relaxation . And a cold beer under the Nassau sun does not seem like a bad Idea right now !