The Bahamas are a very popular place to get away for a perfect Caribbean vacation. It boasts the same white beaches, colorful fish, wonderful people and palm trees as other Caribbean islands, but also comes with a reasonable price tag. By choosing to stay at an all-inclusive hotel, resort-goers can save even more while ensuring a perfect vacation. Here is a guide to some of the top all-inclusive resorts in the Bahamas, with their featured highlights:
Breezes is located on Cable Beach in Nassau, and calls themselves super-inclusive. This means that not only are all food and drink items at their four restaurants and four bars are covered, but no tipping is allowed. Land activities include beach volleyball, rock climbing, and tennis, and water activities include windsurfing, sailing, and kayaks. They love to host special events, and offer packages for weddings and babymoons (for pregnant couples before birth). Ages 14 and over are welcome.
This hotel is also in the heart of Nassau on Cable beach, but unlike Breezes, it is family friendly. They offer the option of family rooms, and have events planners who give daily activity options for the kids, leaving the adults free to enjoy some of the other activities. Golf at the Cable beach golf club is not included, but it is within walking distance. The pools are lovely and feature waterfalls for the family to play in. There are daily excursions offered for adults, a twenty-four hour fitness center, and a nightly entertainment program featuring music, comedy, and more.
Unlike many all-inclusive resorts in the Bahamas which are situated in an area that is separate from other places, the RIU is located on Paradise island, walking distance to the famous Atlantis Hotel. Because it opens its doors to non-guests, guests will have bracelets to take advantage of the all inclusive amenities, such as spa, salon, and themed restaurants with a number of different global cuisines. The stay includes fishing, swimming with dolphins, excursions, and water parks. Also included are access to the restaurant’s pools, nightclubs, and more. If you want a place close to Nassau, you are only a car ride away when you stay at the Riu. Paradise island is separated from Nassau by a bridge.
Sandals has made a name for themselves by creating a line of couples-only resorts. For people who prefer to vacation without children or the pressure of matchmaking singles, this is a great way to go. (The couple doesn’t need to be romantic- pairs of friends are equally welcomed). The Royal Bahamian adds to this secluded utopia by existing on its own private island, known as Sandals Island. Transportation to and from is by boat, and the resort boasts several buffets, a full-service spa, a swimming pool-centered beach club with a float-up bar, beach activities, and a nightclub.
This is a private island resort that is located in the Andros Island archipelago. The island resort was created by a pair of colonial Jamaicans who left during the uprising in the 1970’s. The resort has a main house and a number of guest residences. For those who tire of laying on the white sand on their own private island, the resort has a number of adventures to offer. It features a spa, marina, a number of adventure-based excursions, diving and bonefishing.
For those who want to go beyond Grand Bahama Island, there are a number of other lovely islands along the chain. Situated on Great Exuma island is Sandals Emerald Bay, this all-inclusive resort has stunning features like a half-acre zero entry pool with a fire pit in the middle. Other features include unlimited land sports and scuba diving, three pools, one swim-up bar, 6 fine dining restaurants, a championship golf course and even a butler service for high-end suites.
Club Med is a great choice for family vacations. They welcome anyone over the age of two, and have a great all-inclusive package that is free for kids under four, and discounted for children under twelve. The package includes airfare to and from Fort Lauderdale, At the resort, guests can enjoy a spa and wellness center that includes a beach palazza, seven restaurants and/or bars, pools, and a number of planned and customized local excursions. Scuba divers will feel right at home at Club Med Columbus Isle. Because of its Atlantic coast location in the San Salvador archipelago, there is an abundance of coral and underwater life, not to mention clear visibility and warm waters.
For those who love the idea of an all-inclusive resort’s amenities without the feeling of being in a hotel room, Small Hope Bay is a great choice. Instead of rooms, this resort offers all beachfront cabins. Located on Andros Island, one of the least developed islands in the Bahamas, this is a gem for nature lovers. Andros is technically a series of islands connected by bridges, but often considered a single entity. As a unit, it is the largest inhabited Bahamian island. Small Hope Bay is a chance to see the most biodiversity anywhere in the Bahamas, and they give guided nature tours as part of their activities. The resort prides themselves on including absolutely everything they offer, and often brags that no one needs to bring their wallet. This even includes options like bonefishing and scuba diving.