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The Bahamas are a tropical island paradise with pristine white, powdery sand beaches and incredibly clear turquoise water. For those who want to enjoy the beauty and the opportunity to test your luck at a casino, there are a few hotel and resort casinos that can rival the high stake thrills in Vegas. While there are more options for hotels with separate casinos nearby, these are the best if you’re looking to gamble right on-site.
What could be better than soaking up the sand and the sun by day, followed by a night of live entertainment, tasty food and drinks, and the chance to win money that could pay for your entire trip?
The Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is an oceanfront oasis on Cable Beach that hosts the largest casino in the Caribbean with over a thousand slots and 18 different types of table games along with live sports betting. With floor-to-ceiling windows. you’ll be able to gaze out at the endless turquoise waters too. Plus, there are more than 45 restaurants, bars, and lounges. The fun is truly nonstop here with two dozen water slides, beautiful pools, a lazy river, and beachside cabanas. Activities include snorkeling with stingrays and sea turtles, and even Flamingo Yoga, where you’ll practice your poses with real birds. The property also hosts a lavish spa, golf course, fitness facilities, tennis courts, and upscale shops along with 1,800 rooms, including luxury suites with one-, two-, or three-bedrooms. All have balconies and modern amenities like flat-screen TVs, minibars, coffeemakers, and Wi-Fi.
Part of the Atlantis Resort & Casino, the Caribbean’s most famous resort, guests at The Royal are perfectly situated for enjoying the casino, which stretches across a 7-acre lagoon and includes over 700 slots machines and 85 gaming tables, including blackjack, craps, Texas hold ’em and roulette. Guests also have access to a stunning beach, a luxurious spa, a fitness center, and a 141-acre water park with thrilling slides, a lazy river, and the Current, a mile-long water ride with waves and tidal change. There is a wide range of restaurants, including celebrity chef eateries, too. The array of rooms and suites all come with flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and stocked minibars. For one of the best ocean views, choose one of the Deluxe Water View rooms on a higher floor, 17 and up. Or, book a Grand Suite for a whirlpool tub.
The Cove at Atlantis sits on a secluded stretch of beach and not only provides guests with access to the main Atlantis casino (and all of the other attractions like the water park), but it offers a unique experience: The Cove Pool. Guests enjoy dazzling ocean views in an exclusive adults-only setting that includes blackjack and craps. Private beachside cabanas, free-standing day beds, and live DJs are all here. Access to every pool at Atlantis and two pools exclusive to the Reef and Cove guests are included too. Most rooms have sea views and all come with upscale amenities, including robes, slippers, beach bags, mini-fridges, and coffeemakers. There are many upgrade options like the Sapphire Suites consist of one- and two-bedroom corner units with breathtaking views through floor-to-ceiling windows and from the balconies. In the master bath, there’s a two-person steam shower and tub that faces the sea. Flat-screen TVs, Bose sound systems, stocked minibars, and a daily breakfast for two are all included.
Hilton at Resorts World Bimini hosts a world-class casino with panoramic views. It’s spread over 10,000 square feet and includes many table games like blackjack, baccarat, craps, and roulette along with over 160 slot machines. Another resort highlight is the adults-only rooftop infinity pool – if you wake up early enough you can enjoy one of the most spectacularly colorful sunsets over the sea. The spa offers pampering treatments, and if you want to burn off all of those calories you’re bound to consume, there’s a 24-hour fitness center. Of course, you could do it the fun way with all sorts of activities available, including parasailing and snorkeling. The rooms and suites all come with hardwood floors, free Wi-Fi, bathrobes, and furnished outdoor spaces. Some boast gorgeous ocean views.