The all-inclusive vacation concept is growing incredibly fast, and for good reason. These packages are designed for romantic couples, families with kids, and singles looking for a memorable getaway. They usually cover everything from airplane transportation to food & drink, accommodation, and even sports and recreational activities in certain instances. One of the best places to take advantage of this service is the Bahamas – a coral-based archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. With over seven hundred islands to choose from, the Bahamas ensures guests are always active with a plethora of activities and unlimited resorts. Here are the top five all-inclusive resorts in the Bahamas in 2017.
Club Med Columbus Isle – $302 – $522
Club Med Columbus Isle is a relaxed all inclusive resort overlooking Bonefish Bay Beach. It is just 3km from Cockburn Town, across the street from San Salvadore Airport. It boasts spacious rooms with vibrant décor. Each room is equipped with coffeemakers, minibars, sea-view balconies, flat screen TVs, and free WiFi. There are three bars and two restaurants, including two at the beachfront and one with dance parties. Other amenities include non-motorized water sports, beach facilities, a gym, and a spa. The resort fee also covers sailing and tennis lessons, but you’ll have to pay extra for scuba diving.
The oceanfront village occupies 89 acres and is ideal for upscale U.S., Canadian, and European couples. While tennis, scuba diving, snorkeling, and sailing are the dominant sports here, you can also enjoy pool volleyball, exercise, and yoga. There’s a lot of fun and dancing at the beach hut parties and cocktail hour, courtesy of fast moving, lively bartenders and techno DJs. What’s more, non-guests can join in the fun with a day/night pass that includes meals, activities, and all you can drink. Guests are treated to free, guided snorkel trips twice per day, as well as complimentary snorkeling, paddle-boarding, sailing, and kayaking. Bikes are also available, but for a fee.
Breezes Resort & Spa Bahamas – From $401
This posh all inclusive resort stands on a sandy beach along the Delaport Bay beachfront. It is about ten kilometers from Lynden Pindling International Airport and 4 ½ KM from the Ardestra Gardens mini zoo. The rooms feature mahogany furnishings and marble bathrooms, and are equipped with flat-screen televisions and free WiFi. Some offer excellent ocean views, minifridges, and furnished patios. Suites are fitted with separate living rooms. Breezes Resort and spa also houses five restaurants, four bars, and a nightclub. Other amenities include a spa & gym, a hot tub, and three outdoor swimming pools. Guests also have access to water sports, three tennis courts, and a game room.
The eggshell white sands of Cable beach make the location ideal for a couple’s getaway. What’s more, there are plenty of shopping and nightlife opportunities at Nassau, which is just a short drive away. Additionally, the resort offers several activities such as a climbing wall, water skiing, and a circus trapeze! You can also savor meals, drinks, and snacks at any of their elegant restaurants anytime of the day. During the evenings, you can pass time at the hotel’s piano bar, or head over to one of the nearby casinos.
Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island – $534 – $1,428
Sandals Royal is a posh couples-only resort nestled on a white sand beach along the Delaport Bay shores. It is about 7KM from Ardastra Gardens zoo and offers elegant rooms with iPod docks and flat screen TVs, as well as coffeemakers and minifridges. Some include bay views, balconies, and terraces, while upgraded ones feature minibars and free WiFi. Others provide access to direct pools and separate living areas. Suites are equipped with private butlers and separate living rooms and some quarters even provide room service. There are eight bars and ten restaurants as well as a variety of interesting amenities such as a gym, spa, and seven outdoor swimming pools.
Considered a Bahamian landmark, Sandals Royal exceeds excellence and is one of the greatest resorts on the Caribbean. Its semi-private offshore island features a Zen Spa, an authentic restaurant, and a freshwater pool in a quiet environment. The pools with their spiraling Grecian columns are spectacular, the ten dining options provide a memorable dining experience, and the Red Lane Spa is breathtaking. With the wide range of activities and facilities, the resort will definitely ensure maximum fun and relaxation.
Sandals Emerald Bay Golf, Tennis and Spa Resort – $582 – $1664
Sandals Emerald is located on a mile-long white sand beach and boasts unparalleled luxury and beauty. It is made up of 249 elegant rooms and suites, each offering panoramic ocean views and personal or club level butler service. Guests are treated to gourmet dining in the seven specialty restaurants and premium drinks in five bars.
You can also play golf at the eighteen-hole championship golf course, which was designed by the golf master Greg Norman, also offering excellent ocean views. Complete your relaxation experience with an unforgettable treatment at the premise’s Red Lane Spa. Undoubtedly, Sandals Emerald Bay is a great choice for anyone looking for a quiet holiday destination while enjoying the luxuries of a world class resort.
Grand Lucayan, Bahamas – $175 – $519
Located just fifteen minutes from the airport, standing on a south shore beach, Grand Lucayan offers great access to Port Lucaya Marketplace’s nightlife, dining, and shopping centers. Attractions at the resort include one golf course, water sports, heated lap pool, an infinity pool, a serpentine pool, a 25,000 sq. ft. full service spa and gym, and four tennis courts with Glam Slam surfaces. Each room boasts oversized balconies with excellent ocean and island views, as well as complimentary WiFi, Bluetooth radios, flat screen televisions, iron/ironing boards, coffee & tea makers, in-room safes, ottomans, and large desks.
The hotel area includes a swim-up bar and 600 ft. serpentine pool with infinity edge. In addition, there is a twelve-person spa tub adjacently and a beachfront pool isolated at the premise’s east end, equipped with 300 ft. shallow shelf for lounge chairs and infinity edge. Guests also have access to a 90 ft., two lane lap pool, as well as a ten-person spa tub.