Bahamas

Hotels in Bahamas

Before this luxurious property arrived in the laid-back Exumas in 2004, the only lodging options were modest mom-and-pop operations.

Harbour Island’s “hot” factor spiked with the 2002 opening of this super-stylish, nine-room boutique hotel overlooking the harbor in Dunmore Town. Miami developer J.

Make all the Rasta jokes you want; there’s nothing half-baked about this brand-new boutique resort (which officially opens in July 2008).

This island resort, with six expansive villas and two deserted beaches offers accommodations with white rockers shaded by palmettos and an oversize kitchen where one of the staff cooks breakfast to order.

The oldest and most vaunted resort on Harbour Island (it was first opened by entrepreneur/hotelier J. Allen Malcolm in 1951), the aptly named Pink Sands occupies an enviable spot on Briland’s gorgeous eastern beach.

One of only three hotels on San Salvador, in the Bahamas, Club Med Columbus Isle delivers an amenity-filled escape on an island that still seems as far off the tourist trail as when Columbus came ashore in 1492.

When most people hear “Grand Bahama Island” they picture bustling, touristy Freeport. However, 26 miles away from the frenetic crowds is the quiet and relaxed Bahamanian West End.

The Grand Lucayan, one of the Bahamas' largest resorts, presents over 1,000 guest rooms and suites with signature Heavenly Beds and Heavenly Baths. The resort sprawls along seven miles of sandy Lucayan beach and offers two world-class Dick Wilson and Robert Trent Jones golf courses.

Romora Bay Club rests on the bay side of a terraced hill, the very place to watch golden sunsets on Harbour Island. The resort offers 15 rooms, six of which are suites, and each has featherbeds, comforters, and unique decor with African and Bahamian accents.

The name Eleuthera comes from the Greek word for freedom—and this 80-acre property, just a stone’s throw from Governor’s Harbour, strives to embody the casual, carefree spirit of its home island.

Samuel Thurston has built a guesthouse in the dunes. Sammy T’s, as he calls his modest inn, has seven clapboard bungalows around a main lodge with a dining room that serves conch stew and grilled lobster.

This cheerful little compound of candy-colored beachfront cabanas is the least touristy feeling resort in Nassau/New Providence.

Exclusive and rarefied, the Ocean Club is the resort of choice for visiting divas like Salma Hayek and Sharon Stone.

The earth-conscious hotel, slated to open on Earth Day of 2009, will attempt to be "carbon negative". Developed by Dalu Design and architect David Sklar, the private island will be entirely off the grid.