The Bahamas, boasting over 700 islands & cays (pronounced ‘keys’) and spreading across 760 miles of crystal blue water, has a little piece of paradise for anyone’s taste. Whether you are looking for luxury hotels, boutique hotels, mega resorts, or all-inclusive hotels, the Bahamas has you covered. Follow along for a deep dive into the best hotels in The Bahamas. You will certainly find something to fit your needs and rest assured it will be a relaxing and a beautiful experience in the Islands.
Before we dive in, it’s important to note that these hotels are not all on one island, the islands are spread out and each one offers its own vibe and culture. The best way to choose your hotel option is to choose the island vibe first, then the hotel. For example, if you are looking for nightlife and an array of restaurant experiences on your vacation, Nassau would be the island for you, as you won’t be finding that on the other islands. If you are looking for a more island feel, you can explore the Family Islands, which are the most beautiful in my opinion. It’s also important to consider transportation and flights to whichever island you choose, as certain islands are only accessible via private charter or boat, etc.
P.S. I’ve curated this list to my personal favorites, places I would want to stay in each category, there are plenty of other hotel options in the Bahamas. Let’s dive in!
Luxury Hotels in the Bahamas
Caerula Mar Club
Caerula Mar Club screams everything “island luxury”. Located in South Andros, this remote, high-end resort will have you impressed by all its amenities and services. Arguably one of the most luxurious experiences you can have in The Bahamas, Caarula Mar Club will not disappoint. You will feel right at home and wowed by the customer service. The food will knock you off your feet and the rooms are 5-star all the way around. If you are looking to have your socks knocked off your feet this is the resort for you!
The Four Seasons One & Only
Located on the breathtaking beaches of Paradise Island in Nassau, this hotel embodies all the qualities of the Four Seasons brands around the world. Enjoy the beautiful luscious green property situated right on a white sand beach with crystal blue waters. This hotel offers privacy, 5-star service, and jaw-dropping views. The property has 2 pools, a bar, and a restaurant called Dune, which has both bar dining and indoor dining. The food is great, the hotel is 5-Star, and the service is excellent. If you are looking for luxury in Nassau, look no further.
Located on the famous pink sands beach of Harbour Island, The Dunmore hotel is everything “island luxury”. The hotel itself is intimate, private, and charming. There is no way you will stay here and not be “wowed” by your out-island luxurious stay. Enjoy the beautiful pink sand beach while you dine at their delicious restaurant as well as lay in their lounge chairs with full service on one of the Bahamas’ most famous beaches. This is the classic Bahamian chic hotel with a luxurious twist. High-end meets island vibe will be found at The Dunmore. Learn more about Harbour Island by reading my Guide to Harbour Island!
Located on the serene and peaceful Great Bahama Bank, often referred to as “the Caribbean side” in Gregory Town, Eleuthera. The cove is a luxurious playground for adults. Boasting a hilly green landscape overlooking the crystal blue waters, each cottage is private, perfectly decorated, and has great views. The restaurant is situated with a beautiful deck and infinity pool looking over two magnificent coves. The food is delicious, and the handcrafted cocktails are always a win in my book! Learn more about Eleuthera by reading my Eleuthera Guide before booking your stay.
The Island House
Nestled on the west side of Nassau, this hotel is just what you need when looking for simple luxury. The hotel is nicely decorated giving it a high-end feel. The luscious greenery all around the property provides for a very private experience. The Island house is a quiet hotel with a great pool. It is not situated on the beach; however, they give you access to one of the best private beaches in Nassau, located in Old Fort Bay Club. Of all the lovely things Island House has to offer, my favorite by far is their restaurant choices. There are 4 restaurants on the property, including the cutest bar you will ever see in your life. The food is delicious at all the restaurants, arguably some of the best restaurants in Nassau. If you are looking for convivence for food this is a great option, it’s also extremely peaceful but has a twist of energy when the locals come in to dine. If you are a foodie and looking to find the best food in Nassau, check out my Local Food Guide or Fine Dining Restaurant Guide!
Peace & Plenty
Located in Georgetown, Exuma, Peace & Plenty is an iconic hotel in the Exuma’s and has been operating for over 60 years. This luxury hotel is one of the only of its kind in Exuma. Nestled on the waterfront of Elizabeth Harbour and offering beach club access on its sister property on Stocking Island, this hotel is a great option to explore the Exuma’s in a luxurious way. If you are interested in learning more about what to do in Georgetown, read my Guide to Georgetown, Exuma!
Off-the-beaten-path high-end boutique hotels
I call this section “Off the beaten path” because these hotels are a little more complicated to get to. For the most part, they are located on small islands and require small charters to access. The good news is the hotel will assist in coordinating your flights for you, the better news is you’ll be so remote you are bound to have the best island experience ever.
Located on its own island in Andros, this little boutique hotel is an island dream. You’ll be treated with the most high-end service; you will eat the most delicious farm-to-table style meals. You will enjoy peaceful days on their beautiful beaches. Kamalame Cay has no in-room Wi-Fi or TV, allowing for the most tranquil and remote off-the-grid experience you could imagine. This is a small boutique, and you will feel like a family as you enjoy all the amazing amenities. If you are looking for a unique off the grid experience this is a great option.
Staniel Cay Yacht Club
The famous Staniel Cay Yacht Club is located in Staniel Cay, Exuma. Known for the famous swimming pigs, epic sandbars, grottos, and much more. The Yacht Club is stated with little cottages around the main restaurant & marina. This is a boaters’ paradise. If you are looking to explore the islands via boat, this is definitely your best option! The Yacht Club is always entraining, offering a little nightlife scene. Great food, drinks, music, and vibes. If you are traveling with kids or teens but still want a nice boutique experience this is a great choice. There is always something to do and something going on. And did I mention that Staniel Cay has by far the most beautiful water you will ever see in your life? Go here, you won’t regret it! If you are looking for more info on Staniel Cay, check out my Guide to Staniel Cay!
Located in South Andros, and accessible only by boat or seaplane, this luxury eco-friendly boutique hotel has its own private beach on some of the most beautiful water in the world. This is a quiet, beautifully designed boutique hotel with privacy and high-end service. Great fishing is close by along with sailing and many more activities. Fall off the map while staying at Tiamo and enjoy the most personalized high-end experience.
Nestled in Whale Point, Eleuthera, The Otherside is luxury glamping with 5-star food and an amazing beach. Quickly hop over to Harbour Island on their free boat service and explore all the lovely experiences north Eleuthera has to offer. This uniquely designed boutique hotel is perfectly decorated and tucked away on a beautiful property with lush trees and beautiful views. You will enjoy their infinity pool overlooking the ocean as well as their delicious, handcrafted meals & cocktails.
Kahari’s yacht-inspired bungalows are situated on the beautiful beach of Stocking Island in Georgetown, Exuma. Enjoy hiking, snorkeling, or just relaxing by the beach. This is the perfect spot for a quiet and romantic getaway with tons of relaxation. Pop over to Georgetown for some more excitement, or just stay on the property and enjoy the serene and calm island lifestyle.
Affordable & adorable boutique hotels
La Bougainvillea is the perfect boutique hotel that won’t break the bank. Located in Palmetto Point, Eleuthera on a beautiful beach that you could walk on for miles and not see a soul. The hotel is simple, centrally located and has a great pool, volleyball court and restaurant. Their restaurant can get a little busy in the evenings with locals and tourists. The food is great, the bar is fun but not always busy and they even occasionally have live music. Located just south of Governors Harbour, this is a great spot to be in the mix of Eleuthera life while still enjoying a boutique experience.
Ocean View Club
Located on the famous Harbour Island, the Ocean View Club feels like you are staying on someone’s estate while getting all the great services of a boutique hotel. They have amazing farm-to-table food, an honor bar, and kitchen staff that will whip you up something whenever you are hungry. It will really feel like you are staying in a cozy home with locals. The hotel is located right on the famous pink sand beach and close to all other Harbour Island attractions. This is a great spot for couples or young families looking for a mellow and simple but beautiful experience on Harbour Island.
Stone’s Throw Away
Tucked away on a hill with amazing views and located on the western part of Nassau, this little hotel is a hidden gem! The hotel is simple and feels like an old home converted into a hotel with minimal rooms and a lovely restaurant serving delicious Indian food. The hotel is located close to other restaurants and has a little beach to enjoy. Get the best of the Nassau life while still feeling off the grid in this little hidden hotel on the hill. Great for couples.
Mega Resorts in the Bahamas
Casinos, nightclubs, golf courses, 5-star restaurants, and waterparks. If this sounds like something you want on your vacation, then these mega resorts are the way to go!
The newer of the two hotels, Bahamar is located on the western part of Nassau and is like the Las Vegas of the Bahamas. With 3 options of hotels, SLS, Rosewood & Grand Hyatt, there is sure to be an option that fits your needs when staying at Bahamar. You will be constantly entertained by their multiple bars, restaurants, nightclubs, pools, and waterpark. There is always something going on at Bahamar and if you are looking to be entertained with nonstop action this is a great choice for you. I would suggest this for families with older kids, bachelorette & bachelor parties, or groups & couples looking to have a good time.
Atlantis is the original mega-resort in Nassau. Located on the famous Paradise Island, Atlantis is an iconic resort in the Bahamas. They have 3 different hotels, The Cove (adults only), The Reef (higher end), and the main Atlantis hotel. Atlantis has a beautiful beach, much better than Bahamar in my opinion. Their water park is epic, and this is a great hotel for families with kids. There are casinos, nightclubs, bars, and restaurants all over the property. In my opinion, I think the restaurants are better at Bahamar, but for families with children, Atlantis can’t be beaten. The waterpark and beach are superior to Bahamar.
All-inclusive Hotels in the Bahamas
There are a few options for all-inclusive hotels in The Bahamas, however, this is the only one I would recommend personally as it is a unique experience and will be an amazing choice for all-inclusive.
Fowl Cay is located just a few miles from Staniel Cay, Exuma, and can only be accessed by boat. This is a beautiful property on an island surrounded by crystal blue waters and tons of adventure. Your stay at Fowl Cay will be all-inclusive, from the food to the drinks, to even a power boat! Explore all the beautiful Exuma Cays in your own boat, and then enjoy all the amazing food and drink provided daily. The restaurant/bar overlooks the water and feels as if you are having a family-style dinner. There will never be many other guests with you, this will be a remote and unique experience. Don’t worry about a thing when visiting Fowl Cay! Great for couples or families and you can always pop over to the Staniel Cay Yacht club for a change of pace!