Bahamas

Hotels in Bahamas

Bahamas hotels offer colorful accommodations right at or near the water’s edge. With everything from beach cottages to luxury resorts, hotels in the Bahamas provide something for every traveler to enjoy, whether on business or for pleasure. Pink Sands Resort has twenty-five pastel-colored private cottages with views of the pink sand coastline and their own patios at this luxury getaway in Harbour Island. The resort also has activities guaranteed to make your time on the island worthwhile, like fishing, scuba diving, and snorkeling. Green Turtle Club Resort and Marina is situated in the private Green Turtle Cay, and offers waterfront rooms with private docks. The accommodations are only a 10-minute walk from the beach. The Club Restaurant also serves Caribbean cuisine. Pelican Bay at Lucaya is a 4 star spot and is one of the best hotels in the Bahamas. It is in the heart of Grand Bahama Island, and sports palm trees and Bahamian architecture. With a casino, the Port Lucaya Marketplace, and the caves of Lucayan National Park nearby, there is always something new to discover.

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

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.

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.

As exclusive and rarefied as its cousin Atlantis is flamboyant (the properties lie adjacent on the north coast of Paradise Island, and are both part of developer Sol Kerzner’s empire), the O

The only golf course on the island of Abaco belongs to Treasure Cay Resort and Marina. Many rate the 18-hole, 72-par, Dick Wilson course the best in the Bahamas.

What’s It’s Like: There’s nothing flashy on this 3,000-person island situated where the Atlantic and the Caribbean Sea meet (connections are made via charter plane in Nassau).

The only eco-resort in the Bahamas, Tiamo is appropriately set on the island of Andros, whose thousands of square miles of unsullied nature are usually visited only by anglers hunting for bonefish.

This destination club (open to nonmembers) supports the local arts. Guests get bicycles to peddle around the cove.

Just across the bay from Nassau, this 5½-acre beachfront ashram welcomes visitors of all faiths to participate in all-inclusive yoga vacations. Beginning at 6 a.m., a day at Sivananda includes two meditation sessions and two yoga classes, held on outdoor platforms facing the Caribbean Sea.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.