From Instagram-worthy pink sand beaches to an action-packed marine life resort, the islands of the Bahamas offer every type of holiday, including tech-free retreats. Many islands have their own high-end hotels – be it a resort, boutique hotel or private cottages – and we’ve sourced the best of the best luxury accommodation in the Bahamas.
The Cove Atlantis, Paradise Island
An exclusive adults-only retreat within the Atlantis resort, the Cove Atlantis is located between Cove Beach and Paradise Beach. Home to one of the world’s largest outdoor aquariums, the Atlantis resort’s 63-acre waterscape features more than 50,000 sea creatures, a waterpark and four miles of beaches. Choose from a host of activities, from swimming with dolphins to a spa day or just chilling out on the beach, followed by a meal in one of Atlantis’s luxury fine dining restaurants – the Cove Atlantis offers something for everyone.
The Cove Atlantis, 1 Casino Drive, Paradise Island, Bahamas, +1 242 363 3000
Surrounded by tropical gardens, the Graycliff hotel is situated 20 minutes away from Nassau Lynden Pindling International Airport and in very close proximity to downtown Nassau. The hotel has 20 exclusive bedrooms and spacious suites, which are all individually decorated with antiques and have names instead of numbers. A smaller, chic alternative to the Atlantis resort, Graycliff also offers guests access to Blue Lagoon Island’s private beach facilities during their stay.
Graycliff, 8-12 West Hill Street, Nassau, Bahamas, +1 242 302 9150
The Dunmore, Harbour Island
Famous for its pink sand beaches and turquoise waters, Harbour Island is one of the most celebrated locations in the Bahamas. The Dunmore hotel references its previous incarnation as a 1960s private beach club and offers a range of different hotel cottages to suit every taste. Each cottage has its own private pool and amenities, and the Oceanfront Deluxe cottage is particularly impressive, located closest to the beach with a private terrace and Instagram-worthy views.
The Dunmore, Colebrook Lane, Harbour Island, Bahamas, +1 242 333 2200
Pelican Bay Hotel, Grand Bahama Island
Colourful Bahamanian architecture sets the scene at the Pelican Bay Hotel. Situated in the Freeport area, in the north of Grand Bahama Island, this elegant hotel offers sea-view rooms with private balconies, three swimming pools and premier fusion restaurant Sabor. Pelican Bay Hotel is just a few steps away from Lucaya Beach and, of course, the Port Lucaya Marketplace and waterside boutiques, for all your shopping needs.
Pelican Bay Hotel, Sea Horse Road, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas, +1 242 373 9550
Kamalame Cay, Andros
If you’re in need of some downtime, Kamalame Cay on Andros island is the place to go. It is a quiet, peaceful alternative to bustling Nassau and privacy is key here. Kamalame Cay offers only 19 rooms which are spread out across the 96-acre resort and activities include everything from fishing lessons to diving experiences on the third largest barrier reef in the world. Wi-Fi is only available in the office house which means customers can enjoy a tech-free holiday and a chance to unwind. The beaches have a wilder and less manicured look, and there are plenty of palm trees and tropical greenery around to hang a hammock up in.
Kamalame Cay, Staniard Creek, Andros, Bahamas, +1 242 368 6281