The Destination: Nassau, The Bahamas
With the lure of a big city and the ease of tropical utopia, Nassau & Paradise Island are considered by many as, well…paradise. Nassau, the capital of The Bahamas, is a bustling metropolitan hub full of culture and modern amenities. To the north lies Paradise Island, 685 acres of pure euphoria, developed almost exclusively to delight and accommodate visitors.
The newest attraction in Nassau is Baha Mar, a luxurious Caribbean resort destination perched on the pristine white sands of Nassau’s Cable Beach. Enjoy a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, a world-class racquet club, a glamorous casino, a nature sanctuary, a kid’s explorers club and over 40 dining and nightlife options that range from seaside chill to dance floor thrills. With a sweeping array of amenities and experiences, every visit is tailored to your idea of perfection, whether it’s luxe romance, spectacular celebrations or just an unforgettable getaway.
Something for everyone. Seriously, Nassau has it all. Water adventure, picture perfect settings, clear water, endless activities, shopping, nightlife, casinos, amazing beaches, luxury hotels, the list goes on and on. No guest will fail to find their inspiration or have a bad time. Oh, and the weather…yeah that’s perfect too.
Baha Mar! As the newest and most exciting draw in the Caribbean, Baha Mar is finally open and it’s incredible. Take advantage of this resort which is the hottest thing on nearly everyone’s “must see” list.
Accessibility - The Bahamas are so easy to get to. Customs are done in the Bahamas to ease transition back to the US. Flights come from everywhere and many are direct. And pricing is really great nearly year round. This one is a no-brainer.
The Hotel: grand hyatt baha mar
Located on Cable Beach, Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is a destination within a destination, a comprehensive and entertaining resort that features Caribbean’s largest casino, golf course, kids club, Racquet club, a sumptuous Spa, the Art gallery and a selection of over 20 restaurants and bars. Embrace the island’s holistic culture, dive into pristine waters and soak up the sun in a different pool every day.
Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is an oceanfront haven housing 1,800 rooms including 230 luxury suites that comprise one, two and three bedroom residences. The Reserve at Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is a luxury hotel-within-a-hotel that includes a private entrance and check in, personal concierge and butler services. Savor open ocean, show lake fountain or island views from the spacious guestrooms, all of which include a full or Juliet balcony.
The ultimate spa experience unfolds with 30,000 square feet of total tranquility with ESPA at Baha Mar. 24 private rooms offer a wide range of luxurious treatments and therapies immaculately designed for total relaxation. Whether you’re looking to break a sweat with a quick treadmill run or center your body and mind with some yoga, Baha Mar will help keep your workout regimen on track.
INSIDER TIP: LONG CAY PRIVATE ISLAND
Exclusive to groups convening at the Baha Mar complex, Long Cay is a private island just offshore, within sight of the beaches of Baha Mar. Depart from the pier located on the resort grounds and travel by exhilarating speedboat over to this luxurious and unspoiled private island. Ideal for group events, the island features facilities for ease and comfort but the natural beauty of a remote island. Swim in the waters from the private beach, sip cocktails in an Adirondack chair overlooking the ocean, or simply tune out the world as you lie in your own hammock, soothed by the sounds of the gently lapping waves. It’s like leaving paradise to find an even more remote paradise, all just a 3 minute boat ride from the resort. Perfect for group day-trips, catered F&B can even be done with grill and bar stations, and there’s a large lawn area to set up tables, seating or to use for games or events. The possibilities are endless.
Make them say “wow!” - incredible activities
Do Nothing! - Sounds pretty great, right? If you can’t sit still, try adding in popular “do nothing” activities like floating in the pool, walking on the beach, or napping in a hammock. Drink in hand, warm breezes, gently lapping waves, total relaxation? CHECK!
Meet (and swim with) the adorable and famous Swimming Pigs - Some say they were left by a group of sailors, who planned to come back and cook them. Or that the pigs swam over from a shipwreck nearby.Wherever they came from, This is one thing you can't miss while you're here.
Bond, James Bond - Just how many James Bond movies were made in The Bahamas? Four! And it’s no wonder! Glamor, beauty, adventure…Nassau Paradise Island has it all. Walk in the footsteps of 007 himself by visiting some of the locations for famous scenes from Thunderball, Casino Royale, Never Say Never Again and The Spy Who Loved Me. Don’t forget the Martini…we recommend picking that up at the Manor Bar at the Rosewood Baha Mar.
Deep Sea Fishing – The Bahamas is well known for its deep sea or big game fishing, and the surrounding ocean is home to some huge predators, including marlin, tuna, and sharks. For anglers, there’s no greater challenge than pitting yourself against one of these fish that can outweigh you by five times or more.
SUB Aquanaut - Explore the seas in your very own personal submarine with this unique underwater adventure. After a piloting lesson, hop aboard your SUB aquanaut—a seahorse-shaped submarine that propels you through the water at depths of up to 15 feet and speeds of two knots. Think of it as an underwater motorcycle, complete with a dome “helmet” that keeps your head completely dry and allows you to breathe.
Adventure - Eco-travelers can explore natural wonders that stimulate the senses and invigorate the imagination: the world's greatest geologic oddity known as the Tongue of the Ocean, a vast number of blue holes, and intricate underground cave systems used by indigenous Bahamians as storm shelters.