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You know what you’re getting with a trip to the Bahamas: luxury resorts, multiple swimming pools, impossibly soft sand, and gorgeous, warm waters. The best resorts here pull all of the above together, complete with delicious restaurants to keep your tastebuds happy, innovative bars for a drink or two, and plenty of other facilities to ensure you’re happy and entertained. The easiest way to guarantee your relaxing break in The Bahamas ticks all the boxes? By checking into one of our hand-picked all-inclusive resorts here. Not sure which to pick? Read on for all of our favorite all-inclusive resorts in The Bahamas.
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It’s hard to beat Sandals Emerald Bay if you’re looking to go all out in the world of all inclusive vacations. This luxury spot is arguably the most popular in the area, set on white sand beaches and filled to the brim with Bahamian-style architecture and premium amenities. It’s hard to know where to start when it comes to Sandals Emerald Bay: this expansive resort covers a lot of ground, both metaphorically and literally. Start your adventure with a dip in one of the multiple pools, or walk the 200 yards down to Emerald Bay Beach itself for a swim there. Set deep within the idyllic waters of the Exumas, every room, suite, beach house or villa comes with breathtaking views outside and incredible facilities inside. This Sandals resort covers 500 tropical acres and is home to 11 individual restaurants, many of which you can dig into with your all inclusive package.
One of the best all-inclusive resorts in the world, Warwick Paradise takes all-inclusive to the next level, in a swish, adults-only resort with breathtaking views in every direction. This four-star luxury hotel sits on Nassau Harbor and features its own private harbor beach. Five restaurants and two bars provide plenty of variety for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and you’ll find plenty of activities to keep you entertained throughout your stay. Watch the nightly entertainment, try out the fitness center or spend some time simply wandering around the huge resort complex to soak it all up. One of the most impressive parts of the resort is its 10,000 square foot terrace, which overlooks the marinas across the harbor. If you’re looking to venture outside the hotel, it’s only a short, 10-minute walk to shopping, casinos, and the famous Cabbage Beach.
A top family-friendly all-inclusive, Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach is the very definition of relaxation. This incredible, all-inclusive hotel is only two minutes away from the beach and sits 19 minutes from downtown Freeport, Bahamas. The result? A picture-perfect getaway that’s close by to all of the best sights while remaining seclusive enough for pure chilled-out vibes. This beautiful resort is set on a private beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and comes with four different restaurants: Junkanoo, Bamboo, Viva La Pizza, and Viva Café. Here, you’ll find a large variety of local and international dishes to feast upon during your stay. Spend your days relaxing in the pool – occasionally stopping by the beach bar for a drink or two – or relax with a beachside massage or visit the sauna. There’s also live nighttime entertainment, theme parties, a discothèque, and dance lessons available.
The huge, pure white stretch of sand is the first thing you’ll notice when you check into Breezes Resort & Spa, one of the most affordable all-inclusive resorts in the world. This three-star hotel is one of the best in the area if you’re looking for an all-inclusive escape in the Bahamas without spending too many thousands of dollars. Bringing together everything you need for a memorable stay, Breezes is only a one-minute walk from the beach and features an outdoor swimming pool and banquet facilities. While the outdoor areas of this resort are incredible, the rooms are just as fancy. Expect spacious settings with plenty of natural light and large bathrooms with marble interiors. Dig into a variety of different dishes at the on-site buffet restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or feast upon a beach grill for lunch and specialty restaurants for a night or two. And don’t forget the spa, fitness center and shops on site.
Sandals has multiple resorts in the Bahamas and it’s difficult to choose which one is best. But the Sandals Royal Bahamian is definitely up there with the finest – something you’ll agree on as soon as you’ve stepped foot into the resort. The huge, turquoise waters are one of the first things to greet you, as well as the palm trees in every direction and the smiling guests milling around. Sandals Royal Bahamian is set in Nassau in the New Providence Region and is an adults-only resort. Here, if you don’t fancy a dip in the sea or a water sports adventure, you can enjoy the year-round outdoor pool and or chill out in the spa center. The resort has a sun terrace and a private beach area, both of which are perfect for relaxing with a good book. The all-inclusive package covers all meals and drinks from the beautiful restaurant and bar.
Hotel Riu Palace sits on Paradise Island and is surrounded by beautiful, tropical surroundings. This adults-only resort is seriously special, combining all of the dreamiest features of an all-inclusive resort and ticking all the boxes when it comes to a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Check-in and enjoy your welcome drink of sparkling wine, before taking a tour of the resort’s facilities. You’ll probably struggle to decide what to do first – maybe a swim in one of the two swimming pools (one of which has a swim-up bar) or possibly wander down the direct access to the reserved beach, where you can relax in the hammocks under the warm Bahamian sun. Enjoy continental breakfast buffets with show cooking, try Japanese and Fusion specialties or sample the hotel bars’ most delicious snacks and aperitifs. There’s also the patisserie and ice-cream parlor ‘Capuchino’, for all kinds of sweet cravings. If you want a truly unforgettable night, the hotel can arrange a romantic al-fresco dinner.
The island of Staniel Cay is located in the central Bahamas, which is where you’ll find the perfectly dreamy Staniel Cay Yacht Club. This is an all-inclusive stay unlike any other: rather than staying in a full-on resort, a stay here takes place in a luxury bungalow. This sun-filled spot is best for those looking for an individually curated experience, as the Yacht Club knows exactly how to pull together all of your requirements. Make good use of snorkeling, kayaking, and paddle-boarding or grab some food from the island bar. Here, you’ll find everything from cooling, frosty beverages to four-course meals. If you’re looking to well and truly go all out, you can hire a charter yacht to explore the Exumas. Your Package Plan, as they call the all-inclusive packages here, can be tailored to include whatever you like.
Margaritaville Beach Resort is in the heart of Nassau, making it ideal for those looking to enjoy an all-inclusive experience without being cut off from the rest of the Bahamas. Not that you’ll ever really want to leave. After checking into this all-inclusive Bahamas resort, you’ll probably find yourself a little overcome with everything that’s available to you. Each oceanfront room here overlooks the turquoise Caribbean waters, something you’ll enjoy gazing at every morning. Then it’s time to explore the rest of the hotel’s amenities, like the Fins Up Water Park and a large number of restaurants and bars. Foodies, in particular, will love this spot, home to a signature steakhouse and 10 other food and drink offerings. Instead of a traditional all-inclusive package, your stay here comes with food and beverage credit. So if you’re looking to travel with a particular budget in mind, Margaritaville Beach Resort is a brilliant choice.
Hideaways at Palm Bay in the Exumas is the sort of place you’ll spot a photo of and immediately assume the brightness has been turned up a little. This picture-perfect all-inclusive resort is somehow even better than photos suggest, with its crystal clear, bright blue waters and perpetual sunshine. This beachfront resort is designed for groups of all sizes to enjoy and offers a variety of suitably luxurious studios and one and two-bedroom cottages as well as one, two and three-bedroom villas if you’re looking to go all out during your stay. This peaceful resort is practically designed for undisturbed relaxation, with its private beach, expansive swimming pool, and beautiful setting. You can book an in-suite massage for a quick pampering session, play around on the complimentary water toys for entertainment, and, when you’re done for the day, enjoy the gorgeous sunsets from the private patio.
Small Hope Bay Lodge is the sort of hotel you’ll check into and spend half the time wanting to recommend to everyone and the other half wanting to keep it super quiet for just you to enjoy. This beautiful all-inclusive spot sits in Andros Town on Andros Island and is a wonderful fusion of the old and the new. Bedrooms come bathed in light with white-washed walls and vibrant touches of color throughout. Outside areas are filled with large, swaying palm trees and soft, white sand. Take a wander through the hotel’s grounds and you’ll spot authentic decor and plenty to explore. When you get peckish, dine on-site at Small Hope Restaurant or enjoy a drink at one of the hotel’s two bars. Spend your days here chilling on the private beach, working out in the fitness center or exploring the area via the complimentary bicycles.
Kamalame Cay regularly makes the list for being one of the most prestigious all-inclusive resorts in the Bahamas and it’s easy to see why. This incredible hotel sits on a huge 96 acres of land wrapped in tropical beauty and pristine deserted beaches. Located just off the world’s third-largest Great Barrier Reef, this family-run resort is home to individually appointed, bougainvillea-draped bungalows, cottages, beach houses, and villas. Days here can be spent in a variety of wonderful ways, like ocean swims, world-class scuba diving or snorkeling, rounds of tennis, a cycle around the island’s white sand roads, kayaking through lush mangrove tributaries or, if you’re just in the mood for a tan and a good book, lounging by the freshwater pool. Kamalame is also home to the only overwater spa in The Bahamas. This seriously special resort is one you’ll never forget.
Grand by name and grand by nature, Grand Isle Resort & Spa in Exuma is one of the finest all-inclusive resorts around to simultaneously enjoy some island luxury and traditional Caribbean life. Emerald Bay’s ivory sands and the lapping, sparkling blue waters are the ideal backdrop for your mornings at Grand Isle, where you’re free to swim, relax or just soak up the views all day long. But there’s also plenty to do here if you’re not someone to spend days lying by the sea: swim with Exuma’s famous pigs or golf on the Caribbean’s longest course, admire the sea turtles or dig into a delicious dinner at one of the restaurants. Accommodation here is just as fancy, with a mix of villas and penthouses with private terraces and fully equipped gourmet kitchens. You’re practically guaranteed relaxation from the second you step foot into your Bahamian villa here.
Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan has plenty to show off about but the most prominent feature has to be its huge infinity pool overlooking nothing but the vibrant ocean. This affordable all-inclusive escape is one most enjoyed by families, who love the safe setting and large, spacious grounds that kids can spend hours playing on. Located on the beach, Lighthouse Pointe is in Williams Town, a neighborhood in Freeport that’s most loved for its shopping opportunities. But that’s something you’ll only experience if you ever get bored of your resort setting, which is unlikely. Here, there are two restaurants, two swimming pools, a golf course, and a fitness center. While you’re staying at this resort, make use of all of the outdoor adventures possible, like kayaking, rowing, canoeing, surfing, windsurfing, and scuba diving. The relaxing rooms are the perfect oasis for a deep sleep at the end of each day.
Columbus Isle was inspired by Christopher Columbus’ landing in the Americas and this elegant, colonial-style resort comes filled to the brim with world-class facilities. Sprawled across the remote island of San Salvador, Columbus Isle is one of the best all-inclusive resorts in the Bahamas for scuba diving and snorkeling, with plenty of the world’s most incredible spots literally on your doorstep. This secluded hotel may be a little tricky to access but, once you’ve made the journey, you’ll never want to leave. Learn to sail on clear turquoise waters, swim with turtles at the colorful nearby reefs, and, when you’re done for the day, enjoy some gourmet dining with a vibrant ocean view over dinner. This luxury resort is one best-loved by couples thanks to its romantic setting. Where better to celebrate a honeymoon than with a massage on the beach?
*Re-opening October 2022