When travelers consider a visit to The Bahamas, an affordable all-inclusive or a cruise tends to come to mind. Luxury offerings aren’t quite as widespread, but there’s one stay that stands out among the crowd: Baha Mar Resort.

Baha Mar, situated on the white sands of Cable Beach in Nassau, delivers on every aspect. With experiences for nearly every traveler type, the multi-property resort offers entertainment, dining, and accommodations worth writing home about. If a luxury trip to The Bahamas is on your travel bingo card, here are reasons why Baha Mar Resort is the top choice.

people shopping at Baha Mar resort
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3 Uniquely Themed Hotel Brands To Consider

Unlike many other resort properties, Baha Mar is home to three brands: Grand Hyatt, SLS, and Rosewood. Each hotel has its own vibe, catering to families, friend groups, couples and solo travelers.

Grand Hyatt is most suited for family stays. SLS, much like its Miami counterpart, is a higher-end offering for jet setters who come to party. Rosewood, the premium stay among the three, awaits high rollers who prefer more intimate, exclusive accommodations.

Regardless of which hotel you choose, Baha Mar guests can enjoy most of the abundance of amenities across the property. However, access to some spaces is limited to guests of each specific hotel.

Mouthwatering Cuisine From Around The World

The surprise and delight element of a Baha Mar stay is the numerous on-site restaurants, allowing you to take a trip around the world. Restaurants, bars and lounges abound with more than 45 to choose from. There’s a little something for everyone, with Chinese, Mexican, Japanese, Mediterranean, Asian Latino, American classics and more available. 

Of all the dining options, the must-visit pick is Marcus at Baha Mar Fish + Chop House, curated by Chef Marcus Samuelsson. The menu is inspired by Bahamian culture and Samuelsson’s travels. Marcus’s Must-Haves include Marcus’s Cornbread and Ms. G’s Conch Salad. Both are better than any other version you may have had before. The most popular dish is the Fried Yard Bird, which is served with passion fruit peri peri and spiced fries.

Activities, Adventure, and Wellness Galore

It will be hard to leave the resort with all there is to see and do. From a miniature golf course to the on-site water park, each day at Baha Mar can be different. Located in the Grand Hyatt, the casino sits at the center of the space. More than 1,000 slot machines fill the space, along with 18 different types of table games and live sports betting. 

During especially hot days, you’ll definitely want to check out one of the water activities throughout the property. Claim your poolside lounge chair early. With 10 pools, your chances are much better than at many other resorts. Some pools are restricted to the guests of that hotel, but there’s still no shortage of pools to enjoy.

Seasoned Baha Mar guests know the best turn-up happens at Privilege pool. There, guests can rent cabanas, indulge in a hookah, and party to the mixes of world-class DJs. If the beach is more your speed, the famous Cable Beach is only steps away. Here, guests can enjoy complimentary stand-up paddleboards, single and double kayaks, water hammocks, floating lounges and personal floats.

Families with children have a plethora of activities to create memories. Baha Bay, the property’s new beachfront water park, allows guests to enjoy unlimited access during their stay. The attraction features several epic water slides, a lazy river, a surf simulator, a 500,000-gallon wave pool, and a special pool made for the little ones.

If hanging out with animals is your version of a good time, there are a few encounters on the property to enjoy. Flamingo Cay educates guests about The Bahamas’ most iconic bird, while also helping to preserve their population. Guests can book an up-close experience, which takes place several times per day. Similar experiences are also available with Aldabra tortoises, macaws and other bird species.

Baha Mar has all of the things to treat yourself. It has two spa facilities and nearly 30 retail spaces. Once the sun goes down, make sure to head to the SLS lobby bar or opt for the rooftop bar for an outdoor vibe. There’s also a 10,000-square-foot nightclub, Bond, which has a luxe interior and regular performances by world-renowned DJs.