1 . Paradise Island Beach Club

Paradise Island, New Providence

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Come experience Bahama's best kept secret at Paradise Island Beach Club, where the aquamarine Atlantic Ocean, rustling palm leaves, and almost endless sandy shores combine to create the perfect tropical vacation!

Set on the sun-soaked sands of the world famous Cabbage Beach, Paradise Island truly is your oceanfront oasis! Each two-bedroom/two-bathroom lodging features ocean views and an ocean of amenities. Step out onto the private patio and soak in the scenery, stay in touch with the world with cable television and Wi-Fi, or dive into one of two beachfront swimming pools. Bring the family for tropical fun or your loved one for a romantic getaway! If it's salt water you seek, step just outside your door and enjoy a wealth of aquatic activities in the Atlantic Ocean. Observe the vibrant sea life on a snorkeling expedition, dive into the gentle waves for a swim, or stroll along the shore in search of shells. Leave the quiet beaches for some excitement in the capital city of Nassau, which features delectable dining, sensational shopping, and historic landmarks like the Queen's Staircase, a 102-foot staircase constructed in honor of Queen Victoria. Paradise is just outside your door!

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Garden View & Ocean Ridge Drive, Nassau, Bahamas

Extra Stops

Visit the Versailles Gardens, 12th century statues that originated in France and were installed at a California mansion until they were brought to the Bahamas.

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The nearby Atlantic Casino offers a bevy of gaming options and a sprawling waterpark. Make a splash in the pool or at the blackjack table!

2 . Atlantis, Paradise Island

The Bahamas,

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If terms like fun, fantasy and adventure come to mind for your Bahamas vacation, you’re going to love our No. 1 Bahamas Resort. Welcome to Atlantis, Paradise Island – where the fantasy isn’t exclusive to the kids, the adventure ranges from land to sea and the destination redefines gaming and entertainment in the tropics.

The wide variety of lodging at Atlantis, Paradise Island is built around a 141-acre waterscape with 20 million gallons of fresh and salt-water pools, lagoons and cascading waterfalls - including the world’s largest open-air marine habitat with more than 250 species of marine wildlife. Your adventure begins here, and continues through the Aquaventure waterpark; the state-of-the-art Dolphin Cay where you can swim with dolphins and sea lions; The Dig, which celebrates the lost city of Atlantis inside underground (and underwater) passageways; a total of 11 swimming pools for kids and adults; and, lest you forget, some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. We haven’t even mentioned that Atlantis, Paradise Island has all the exquisite and exciting features of a luxury resort, including the largest casino in the Caribbean, a full-service marina, the 30,000-sq.-ft. Mandara Spa and over 21 restaurants to choose from. Atlantis, Paradise Island is a city lost – and an unforgettable Bahamas vacation found.

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Along with the full-service luxury spa, Atlantis, Paradise Island features a fitness center, the 12-surface Climbers Rush rock climbing wall, a seven-acre snorkeling lagoon and a quarter-mile-long lazy river, plus world-class duty-free shopping.

Fun facts

With eight water slides featuring names like Leap of Faith and the Abyss, two river rides including The Current and the breathtaking zero-entry Mayan Temple Pool, Aquaventure at Atlantis, Paradise Island is the largest waterpark in the Caribbean.

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With 21 onsite restaurants, Atlantis, Paradise Island is known as THE place in the Caribbean for fine cuisine.

3 . Kamalame Cay

Andros Island,

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Our No. 2 spot borders the third longest barrier reef in the world, granting you breathtaking Bahamian scenery and plenty of opportunities to explore warm Caribbean waters. And with all-inclusive rates that pair all this Bahamian magic with luxurious island accommodations, dining and drinks, the only effort required is packing your swimsuit and hopping a plane to Kamalame Cay today!

Romance and adventure abound at this all-inclusive Bahamas resort set on Andros Island’s shores. By land or out at sea, it’s never been easier to reconnect and rekindle love’s flames than on a secluded island getaway to Kamalame Cay. Snorkel side-by-side at Staniard Rock while the swaying tentacles of sea anemones tickle your toes. Dive the seemingly endless depths of Rat Cay Blue Hole as exquisite seahorses flit by. And scour the sandy bottom for shells as spotted eagle rays pass overhead. With nothing but turquoise waters and sugary-soft sands for miles around, you’ll be free of everyday distractions and free to focus on what really matters: each other. And with nothing but the finest in Indonesian furnishings, French doors and muslin curtains featured in your Kamalame Cay accommodations, you’ll enjoy your special someone’s company surrounded by the utmost in island luxury.

Highlights

Meals at Kamalame Cay are always a special event. Candlelit dining features Caribbean cuisine that makes use of the islands’ fresh fruits, vegetables, fish and other local fare.

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Adjacent to the beach and surrounded by silver coconut palms and comfortable lounges, Kamalame Cay’s freshwater swimming pool is perfect for sunning and après-sun dips.

Fun facts

Andros Island is the largest, yet one of the least known of the 700+ islands that comprise the Bahamas archipelago. From a diverse collection of tropical plants and birds to unusual geology, Andros offers endless recreation for any nature lover.

4 . Tiamo Resort

South Andros Island,

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If you cringe at the thought of mailing dozens of wedding invitations – not to mention hundreds of unfamiliar faces staring you down on your big day – we’ve got a solution that doesn’t involve breathing into a paper bag. Invite a few family members and friends, pack your bags and exchange your vows on the white-sugar sands of South Andros Island!

We don’t blame you if it all sounds too good to be true. We thought so, too – until we stepped off the seaplane and into our No. 3 pick, Tiamo Resort. Leafy palms, private hammocks and lounge chairs line the shores of South Bight’s beaches, but the addition of a few orchid petals, white chairs and barefoot guests sets the stage for your Bahamas beach wedding. For a truly magical ceremony, say “I Do” against a colorful Caribbean sunset, followed by an intimate reception under the star-lit skies. If you thought the wedding was fantastic, wait until you see what else Tiamo Resort has up its sleeve. We hope your family and friends don’t mind getting the boot when you and yours bid them adieu and embark on your seven-day Bahamas honeymoon. Ask the resort staff to whisk you away to an Andros Island cove of your own for a delicious picnic lunch under the hot Bahamian sun. The launch won’t be back for a few hours, so make the most of your time on this deserted Bahamian island!

Fun facts

Rare rock iguanas, 330 bird species and 20 wild orchid varieties are just some of the South Andros natives you’ll meet on Tiamo Resort’s Bahamiam Bush trails.

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Snorkel the extraordinary depths of the Andros Barrier Reef and Blue Holes, made famous back in the 1970s by veteran celebrity diver Jacques Cousteau.

Highlights

Adventure activities, guided nature tours and transfers from Mangrove Cay or Congo Town Airport are included in Tiamo Resort’s all-inclusive Bahamas vacations for two, but they’ve thrown in a few extras – including champagne, candlelit cottage dining and a luxurious Swedish massage – to help celebrate your special occasion.

5 . One and Only Ocean Club

Bahamas, California

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It’s no surprise that for years the world’s elite have flocked to the pristine stretch of Bahamian sand formerly known as Hogg Island. While its name may have changed, we think our No. 5 spot – One and Only Ocean Club – couldn’t have picked a better location for its signature Bahamas luxury vacations than the aptly-named Paradise Island.

Sprinkled with soft white sand and bordered by impossibly blue Caribbean waters, we can’t imagine a better place to seek your paradise than on the island that shares its name. After all, Paradise Island was developed with the sole purpose of providing year-round entertainment to its lucky visitors. It’s hard to believe that the One and Only Ocean Club could have been established with anything but the same objective in mind, especially once you step out of its luxurious oceanfront suites and into its magnificently-landscaped gardens – inspired by those of the Chateau Versailles. Every massage at One and Only’s onsite spa begins with a Floral Foot Wash that literally – and metaphorically – erases lingering traces of the outside world. A signature blend of Bahamian fruits, minerals and spices soon follows for a one-of-a-kind Bahamas spa escape that restores peace of body and mind. Once you’ve recaptured your center, we recommend racing the wind on a catamaran cruise, reeling in a trophy catch on a Bahamas deep sea charter or diving into the Caribbean’s turquoise waters for a SCUBA adventure.

Fun facts

When Swedish industrialist Axel Wenner-Gren first anchored his yacht off Paradise Island’s pristine shores in 1939, he was enthralled by the unspoiled beauty of a place that locals called Hog Island.

Highlights

Five-night Romance in Paradise Packages include Bahamas luxury accommodations, private roundtrip air transfers for two and two One and Only signature bath robes.

Getting there

Located 185 miles southeast of Miami in the Bahamas, One and Only Ocean Club sits on the beautiful eastern end of the Paradise Island. Just across from the busy harbor of Nassau, the country's capital, One and Only Ocean Club is a short ride from Nassau International Airport.

Our No. 6 pick may share a spectacular Paradise Island location with our No. 5 spot, but the similarities end there. Whereas One and Only Beach Club offered all the elegance of a Dutch colonial plantation, Hotel Riu Paradise Island is an impressive pillar of beachfront luxury on your Bahamas vacation!

Say it with us: All-inclusive Bahamas vacation. If there’s one thing that could top Paradise Island’s silky-soft beaches, delicious Caribbean-influenced dining and upscale accommodations, it’s enjoying all of the above at one low rate! Well consider it done, because that’s exactly what you’ll be doing when your Caribbean vacation takes you to this all-inclusive Bahamas hotel. For the sake of saving space, we’ll forgo the “complimentary” before each and every one of Hotel Riu’s all-inclusive offerings; just keep in mind that everything that follows is absolutely F-R-E-E on your Bahamas vacation! Traditional Japanese cuisine at Tengoku, juicy grilled dishes at the Grill/Steakhouse and gourmet entrees at Sir Alexander. SCUBA diving lessons in the Hotel Riu pool, endless hours in its sauna and Jacuzzi and live music, shows and daytime entertainment in the Calypso lounge bar throughout your stay!

Highlights

Situated on a three mile stretch of white sandy beach, Hotel Riu Paradise Island has a prime location next to the Atlantis Casino.

Fun facts

Wedding dreams do come true with Weddings by Riu, whose staff is dedicated to making your dream Bahamas wedding an unforgettable moment in exceptional Caribbean surroundings.

Related Onsite Offerings

Relax in elegantly-decorated Bahamas hotel rooms with stunning sea views and enjoy fine amenities such as fully-stocked mini bars and liquor dispensers during your stay at Hotel Riu Paradise Island.

7 . Nassau Palm Hotel

Nassau Estate,

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Our No. 7 pick is a clear choice among Nassau, Bahamas hotels. No, we’re not talking about the crystal-clear Caribbean waters that surround it, or even something crazy like see-through room walls. We’re talking about the elevated experience you’ll enjoy throughout your stay at Nassau Palm Hotel!

While Nassau Palm Hotel might not be the most luxurious choice on our list of Top 10 Bahamas resorts, it certainly is one of the most convenient. Ideally located on West Bay Street, this Bahamas hotel puts you a coconut's throw from some of the island’s most spectacular attractions. Simply cross the street to stroll 1,500 feet of white sand on Junkanoo Beach. Take a short walk to the Straw Market for authentic Bahamian arts and crafts. Or, grab a cheesy – but adorable – seashell souvenir from one of the surrounding shops. We already told you Nassau Palm Hotel doesn’t boast the same luxury lifestyle of some of its Caribbean counterparts. What we forget to mention was the fact that it’s also one of the most affordable, which means you’ll have plenty of cash left over for exhilarating Bahamas adventures. Planning them is as easy as stopping by the onsite tour desk, and enjoying them is as simple as slipping on a fair of fins, a snorkel and diving into the azure Caribbean waters!

Related Onsite Offerings

Nassau Palm Hotel also features a full-service fitness center, two outdoor swimming pools, a lobby lounge and a beauty salon – all on site.

Getting there

Arriving at the Nassau Palm Hotel is as simple as flagging down a shuttle or taxi and driving 10 short miles from Nassau International Airport to the hotel’s doors.

Highlights

Enjoy indoor dining in the Palm Tree Café, offering complimentary Continental breakfast daily during your stay at Nassau Palm Hotel.

8 . Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach

Freeport,

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We knew we were in for something grand when we first pinpointed our No. 8 spot’s location. Fronting 1,200 feet of white sands and overlooking endless Caribbean waters on Grand Bahama Island, Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach carries you worlds away on your Bahamas vacation.

We’ve heard other resorts claim to be the best when it comes to all-inclusive Bahamas vacations. But we’ve never seen a resort achieve the extraordinary feat of blending all-inclusive luxury with such an unparalleled Grand Bahama location. Our hats were off to Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach – and not just because we were hoping to soak up a few rays of world-famous Bahamian sunshine! No place else achieves such an admirable balance of sun, sand and hassle-free luxury as Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach. We know the thought of rounding up the little ones and attempting to corral them for a Bahamas family vacation sounds anything but hassle-free, but if anyone could pull of this miraculous feat it’s you – with a little help from Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach, of course. Here, “all-inclusive” truly means just that, so instead of worrying about your wallet, chasing the kids and counting out cash for cocktails and snacks, you can sit back and truly enjoy yourself on your Bahamas family vacation.

Getting there

While you'll feel worlds away on your Bahamas vacation, Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach is much closer than it seems. This Grand Bahama Island resort is only a 45-minute flight from Florida and a 13-mile ride from Freeport Airport.

Highlights

Water sports, lessons, shows, activities and the Kid's Club are all highlights of your all-inclusive Bahamas vacation at Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach.

Related Onsite Offerings

Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach’s 276 recently renovated guestrooms feature island décor, a balcony from which to enjoy a garden or ocean view, satellite TV and two queen-sized beds or one king-sized bed.

9 . Musha Cay Resort

Musha Cay,

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We consider ourselves to be fairly creative beings, but even we can’t put words to what’s in store on a Bahamas vacation to our No. 9 pick. Instead, we’ll settle for selling it by the numbers. Like 700 tropical acres, 40 sugar-white beaches and five private oceanfront villas – and that’s only the beginning at Musha Cay.

At first, we marveled at the impossibly magical ambiance of the islands of Copperfield Bay – until the wheels started turning and it all began to make sense. You see, these breathtaking isles don’t just share a famous name; they’re actually owned by world-acclaimed magician David Copperfield! If that’s not enough to convince you to pack your bags and make for enchanting Musha Cay today, we can think of something that might. When word of Musha Cay’s outdoor movie theater first reached our ears, we were admittedly skeptical. Somehow the idea of stale popcorn, flat fountain drinks and grainy movie screens just didn’t mesh with our images of Copperfield Bay. Imagine our surprise when we laid eyes on the state-of-the-art screen, comfy chaise lounges and brilliant Coconut Beach scenery that actually make up this unique attraction – a must-see on your Bahamas vacation. And how’s this for exclusive? Only 24 guests – hand-picked by you – can enjoy Musha Cay Resort’s splendor at any one time.

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Savor the freshest seafood straight from Copperfield Bay's waters while dining on the beach or in Musha Cay’s Balinese Beach Pavilion.

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Musha Cay’s Beach House features a living room and bathroom without walls, with only a quaint little gate to separate you from your private beach.

Highlights

With its two master suites upstairs and additional bedrooms downstairs, Musha Cay’s Palm Terrace guest house is perfect for Bahamas family vacations.

10 . Island Seas Resort

Freeport Grand Bahama,

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Our No. 10 resort claims to be the best-kept secret in the Bahamas. We’ll admit to being unfamiliar with this particular Grand Bahama Island accommodation, and you can bet we’re kicking ourselves for not having discovered Island Seas Resort sooner. Don’t make our mistake; plan your Bahamas vacation today!

We’d be more than happy – and may or may not have done so on our visit – to pass the day arguing over the true colors of these Caribbean waters. It’s not that we’re especially argumentative; we just wanted to spend an entire 24 hours in close proximity to these breathtaking Bahamian waters! Whether you believe these seas to be truly turquoise or a lighter emerald green, we think you’ll be content to fish, sail and swim these waters on your Island Seas Resort vacation. Island Seas Resort’s one- and two-bedroom condos are an excellent example of the beachfront luxury the Bahamas are famous for – especially when paired with the resort’s exclusive Explorer Packages. A fruity drink and tropical fruit basket welcome you to these cozy Bahamas accommodations. And outside, you’ll find all the means necessary to explore Grand Bahama, including a kayak nature tour, cave tour and complimentary scooter rental!

Highlights

Located right around the corner from the Island Seas Resort, Sunn Odyssey Divers has more than 25 years of experience in the Bahamas diving industry.

Related activities

For thrilling nightlife on your Bahamas vacation, head to downtown Freeport for casinos, nightclubs and bars that will entertain you all night long.

Fun facts

Roast conch was developed by Grand Bahamian chef Joe Billy and can now be found throughout the Bahamas. Crawfish is another island delicacy that you’ll be able to taste at most nearby restaurants.

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