A Weekend At Baha Mar
Back in March, I was invited to spend a friend’s birthday at the beautiful Bahama Mar Resort in Nassau, Bahamas. Though I’ve visited the property and the island multiple times before, this was my first time going for a girls trip and from a blogger’s perspective.
All in all, we had an amazing time so naturally I decided to do a quick breakdown of the property for anyone looking to visit!
Grand Hyatt Hotel Room
First to know: The property is approximately 10-15 minutes away from the airport (depending on traffic) with a total of three hotels (Grand Hyatt, SLS, and Rosewood).
With 1800 guest rooms, including 230 suites, we stayed in the West Wing of the Grand Hyatt with a semi- ocean view for a total of three nights. My friend and I shared the same room with two comfortable queen sized beds and though I've stayed in one of the suites at the SLS prior to this visit, the double room at the Hyatt was so fresh and modern with an island flare.
So... as far as I could remember, I've been obsessed with bathrooms...needless to say, this was the first thing I checked out! Their bathroom had incredible lighting and a crisp white finish complete with a pull door for privacy behind the tub. I personally loved this feature because it added extra character to the room and it was perfect for selfies!
In terms of housekeeping, our room was unfortunately never cleaned, but we did notice that the housekeeping took place between 4:00 pm and 4:30 pm (on our floor- which we found to be rather late). Despite that, anything we needed we were able to get extremely quickly and the staff was alway super friendly while doing their jobs!
Side bar: The water and tea in the room are all “free” (accounted for in your room price) so you might as well take advantage of that because the price of water on property is ridiculously expensive. Also, beware that anything removed from the fridge for more than one minute will be charged to your room, so if you don't want to end up a couple hundred extra in fees, I suggest you keep kids away from this area and buy props off property to take pics with.
Baha Mar has over 30 restaurants and superb room service! This means you can never really run out of options unless you’re looking for a quick breakfast or an Alfredo- we had such a difficult time finding this. Despite being gluten free, I found a good bit of things to eat but I must say that it was pretty difficult to find a large variety of options during my stay.
Tip: Most of the restaurants around the pools are open between 11:00 am - 6:00 pm so if you want dinner from any of those places I recommend you plan ahead.
One of my favorite things about dining around the hotels is that they all have an amazing ambiance. However, be prepared to spend a pretty penny every day if you eat all of your meals on property. If you're thinking about room service, this is highly recommended! We tested it out and your order can be easily placed on the tablet provided for you in your room and someone will call to confirm and personalize your order almost immediately after you place it!
It was amazing and surprisingly much cheaper that the other restaurants on site.
*Find out more about dining options here.
Luckily for everyone at the resort, you have access to each property with your wristband! There's so much to see and do for everyone of all ages. Honestly, I have to say that in the time we spent at the hotel, it was impossible to see or experience everything while also trying to explore the island. This means that I definitely have to go back again!
Some of the most highlighted amenities are:
Largest casino in the Caribbean
Jack Nicklaus 18-hole golf course
Complimentary water rentals
10 swimming pools
Explorers Club (Kids)
Overall, I'd say the property designers did a beautiful job of integrating luxury and detail in every part of Baha Mars' design. The hotel caters to all walks of life and creates so many unique experiences. Unfortunately, I don't think that most people would get a real feel of the Bahamian culture during their stay here as there's limited cultural immersion throughout the properties outside of the staff and places named after local Bahamian spots.
However, if your’e simply looking to get away and to enjoy the lifestyle, I would definitely recommend you stay at Baha Mar especially if the main goal is to be near the city center of New Providence!
If you have any questions about the Baha Mar experience, feel free to ask in the comments below!