The Very Best All-inclusive Resorts in the Bahamas
Sometimes planning a vacation can be more tedious than enjoyable, especially when working around a tight budget. For those who prefer the ease of an all-inclusive vacation package, the islands of the Bahamas have an abundance of hotels and resorts to choose from. But sometimes "all-inclusive" comes with mediocre food options, watered-down drinks, and sub-par accommodations. To avoid having a Bahamian trip be anything less than extraordinary, stick with our six favorite all-inclusive hotels and resorts on the archipelago.
Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan
You won't even have to fret about tips and taxes at this all-inclusive on Grand Bahama Island. Oversized rooms boast furnished balconies, and guests have exclusive access to four new restaurants, where even premium beverages are included. Regular events like beach barbecues and unlimited golfing on the Reef Course are also folded into the cost of your stay.
Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach on Grand Bahama
Located on the southern coast of Grand Bahama, the Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach resort overlooks a sweeping stretch of golden sand, and is especially popular with families, thanks to included non-motorized sports (beach volleyball, kayaking), the Viva Kid's Club, and regular theme parties. Recently refreshed rooms have wicker furniture and either a private balcony or a terrace.
Sandals Emerald Bay in the Exumas
Set within 500 tropical acres, Sandals Emerald Bay provides Bahamian colonial-style accommodations (regal mahogany furnishings, private balconies, natural stone floors). The resort's three pools include a half-acre, zero-entry pool with a fire pit in the middle, and there are also seven restaurants to enjoy. But it's the premium inclusions you can't miss: direct airport transfers and daily dives, along with your standard buffet feasts and access to the Greg Norman-designed 72 championship golf course.
Hotel Riu Palace on Paradise Island
This all-inclusive resort is just a short drive from Nassau—though if you'd prefer, you never have to leave the property. Book a guest room with uninterrupted sea views. In addition to buffet-style meals, guests can dine at themed restaurants like the Tengoku Japanese restaurant.
Memories Grand Bahama Beach & Casino Resort on Grand Bahama
Everyone in the family will love this tropical all-inclusive, which occupies a half-mile of pristine beach just outside Freeport. Kids, in particular, can spend long, hot days at the pool built around a stone sugar mill and splash park. Additionally, the resort has a casino, six themed bars, and four restaurants. And for grown-ups who can't seem to disconnect, the resort's new All-In Connectivity features free Wi-Fi throughout the resort.
Sandals Royal Bahamian in Nassau
Located in Nassau, this romantic escape features its own couples-only offshore island for the ultimate, intimate getaway. Roman colonnaded pools and deluxe rooms with travertine tile, Carrera marble, and frescoed ceilings give Sandals Royal Bahamian a distinctly European appeal. And for those willing to splurge, you can enjoy an even more seamless vacation with round-trip airport transfers in a Rolls Royce or Mercedes Benz.