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Bahamas Family Resorts: The Short List

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Looking for the best Bahamas family resorts? You’ve hit the jackpot baby!  The Bahamas have been THE destination for so many family vacations for years, and it’s no wonder, as the beauty found there rivals heaven itself. The Islands of the Bahamas are among the most beautiful places on earth to visit. The water ranges from pale aqua to deep sapphire, the spectrum changing hourly as the sun shines brightly in a cloudless sky. Read on to find out the best of the Bahamas family resorts and much more about what the beautiful Bahamas has to offer. And also see our post; Nassau Bahamas: Which Atlantis Resort is Best for my Family?

Nassau, the country’s capital, is a bustling town on New Providence Island with shops, nightclubs, glamorous casinos, and posh hotels. Even in Nassau, though, there are quiet byways and shady lanes where you can step away from the activity of the main tourist areas. Visitors have many options. They can pause in their shopping at any time to wander past old colonial buildings that are full of fascinating island history. Nights can be spent watching a perfect sunset, dining on elegant French or local cuisine in a hotel restaurant, and then taking in a show, dancing, or visiting one of the island’s casinos.

 

Grand Bahama Island lies just 50 miles east of Florida and is a major tourist destination.  And boast dozens of family resorts! The fourth largest island in the Bahamas group, Grand Bahama covers more than 530 square miles.  The island has four 18 hole golf courses, one 9 hole course, and more than 30 tennis courts.  Grand Bahama Island’s hotels and casinos are of a caliber that has earned them the title of “New World Riviera. The island of Grand Bahama stretches nearly one hundred miles from east to west, but is only 17 miles across at its widest point.

Grand Bahama Island is an ecological wonder with nature preserves and trails to explore.  Its endless beaches, charming fishing villages and fascinating marine life are just some of the island’s attractions that make this a tropical paradise and a unique vacation destination.

 

National Holidays in the Bahamas:

New Year’s Day Jan. 1

Good Friday  (Dates vary)

Easter Monday (Dates vary)

Whit Monday last Mon. in May

Independence Day July 10

Emancipation Day  August 2

Labour Day 1st Mon. in Sept.

Discovery Day October 12

Thanksgiving Day 4th Thurs. in Nov.

Christmas Day Dec. 25

Boxing Day   December 26

New Year’s Eve Dec. 31

 

Entry Requirements And Customs:
Valid photo I.D. (driver’s license is fine) AND a government-issued birth certificate (not hospital-issued) with a raised seal, or a valid Passport. Passports are not required for entry by US or Canadian citizens, but It is a good idea to bring one.

 

Best of Bahamas Family Resorts: The Short List

No visit to Nassau would be complete without a trip to nearby Paradise Island and one of their family resorts. This strip of land off Nassau’s northern coast is truly a world class playground. Its casinos and beaches are the first choice for many tourists. The recently completed Atlantis casino and super-resort has attracted even more visitors. The water is a clear blue, and the sand on the beaches is perfectly white on Paradise Island. Inside, the casinos offer every game imaginable, as well as dozens of shows and attractions.

The Islands of the Bahamas–with exquisite golden and pink sunsets, pristine beaches, lush tropical landscapes, and year round sunshine–couldn’t have sprung from the sea in more perfect form for 21st century vacationers. Nassau is the crown jewel of the islands. The town has become even more beautiful of late, and its amazing beaches, significant historic landmarks, and world class resort casinos continue to attract thousands upon thousands of tourists each year.

The Atlantis Resorts on Paradise Island in the Bahamas are the best for visiting families to get the best of your Bahamas family vacation as they offer everything you could ever want in fabulous family beach vacation. Atlantis offers many family resorts on their property and all have different amenities depending on what you are looking for in a Bahamas family resort.

Also see our post: Nassau Bahamas: Which Atlantis Resort is Best for my Family?

 

Bahamas Family Resorts; the short list:  here are 2  FIVE STAR FAMILY RESORTS

 

Between miles of pristine beach and gardens inspired by the romantic grandeur of Versailles, One&Only Ocean Club family resort is on the eastern end of Paradise Island, a 40-minute drive from the Nassau International Airport.
Featuring eight Balinese-style private treatment villas with open-air gardens, Ocean Club Spa offers a full range of natural treatments and products. The hotel also has a fitness center, private beach with beach attendants, outdoor pool, four tennis courts, and the 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course with pro shop and clubhouse.
Guests can enjoy complimentary access to Atlantis facilities. Guest services consist of airport transfers, butler service, daily fruit bowl and afternoon champagne and strawberries delivered to guest rooms, laptops available for guest use, nightly turndown service, shoeshine service, CD and DVD library, twice-daily maid service, laundry and dry cleaning, and dining and recreational planning and reservations. All accommodations feature private balconies or terraces, central air-conditioning, indoor and outdoor ceiling fans, DVD and CD players, satellite TV, safes, Internet access, service bars, marble bathrooms with double sinks, bathrobes, signature soaps, and toiletries. … more
The Cove Atlantis
The Cove Atlantis is the chic, beachfront family resort located in Atlantis, Paradise Island, approximately 10 miles from Nassau Airport and one mile from downtown Nassau.
Atlantis, Paradise Island is a unique destination featuring the worlds largest open-air marine habitat, second only to Mother Nature. It is home to over 50,000 sea animals living in 14 exhibit lagoons. Explore Aquaventure, 141 acres of innovative waterscape including thrilling water slides and river rides. Additional recreational facilities include 14 lagoons; an underwater tunnel for shark observation; the Dig; an underground maze of corridors and viewing tanks containing marine animals; 11 swimming pools, including a lap pool and childrens pools; a Lazy River Ride; the Mayan Temples five waterslides; a full service casino; Mandara Spa; Sport Center, complete with tennis courts; beach access; and water sports. The property also offers shops, 21 restaurants and 19 bars/lounges, 24-hour room service, live entertainment and babysitting. The Cove is a non-smoking environment.The standard room amenities include air-conditioning, flat screen HDTVs, Bose surround sound systems, sitting area, oceanviews, or deluxe oceanview balconies, spacious marble bathrooms, minibars, hairdryers, irons, ironing boards, safes, wireless Internet access for a fee, and telephones with voicemail.. … more

 

Other Fabulous Nassau Bahamas Atlantis Family Resorts:

Atlantis Royal Towers
Paradise Island, BS Map It
With its unique murals, sculptures, fountains, and the Great Hall of Waters the Royal Towers are most reflective of mystical Atlantis family resorts. Explore Aquaventure, 141 acres of innovative waterscape including thrilling water slides and river rides. Discover the secrets of the lost city of Atlantis in The Dig and interact with gentle Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and friendly California sea lions in Dolphin Cay. Indulge in ancient Balinese healing touches at Mandara Spa, a world class casino with 80 gaming tables and 800 of the latest slot machines, 19 bars and lounges, including Aura nightclub from the operators of PURE in Las Vegas. Discover the haute couture shops of the Crystal Court.
Additional recreational facilities include 14 lagoons; 20 swimming areas; the Dig, an underground maze of corridors and viewing tanks containing sea creatures; the Mayan Temple’s five waterslides; Turtle Beach, a sanctuary for native turtles; an 8,000-square-foot casino; a two-story nightclub; Sports Center, complete with tennis courts; and plenty of watersports. Choose from a wide range of dining options from gourmet to casual, to quick and easy favorites. The property’s 20 restaurants and bars range from casual fare to gourmet dining with celebrity chefs Bobby Flay, Jean Georges Vongerichten, and Nobu Matsuhisa. The best in family resorts around the Bahamas… more
Atlantis Beach Towers
The relaxed atmosphere of the Beach Tower at Atlantis makes it easy to enjoy that carefree, come-as-you-are Caribbean spirit of all the family resorts. Just a few steps from your door, you will find plenty of family fun, plus pristine white beaches and crystal blue water, all from our most affordable accommodations. The best of Atlantis, family resorts Paradise Island is a unique destination featuring the worlds largest open-air marine habitat, second to Mother Nature. It is home to over 50,000 sea animals living in 14 exhibit lagoons. Explore Aquaventure,141 acres of innovative waterscape including thrilling water slides and river rides. Discover the secrets of the lost city of Atlantis in The Dig and interact with gentle Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and friendly California sea lions in Dolphin Cay.
Enjoy 20 swimming areas, including dedicated childrens pools and slides, renowned beaches, Scuba and Snuba adventures, walk with sharks and snorkel the Ruins of Atlantis. Indulge in ancient Balinse healing touches at Mandara Spa, a world-class casino with 80 gaming tables and 800 of the latest slot machines, 19 bars and lounges, including Aura nightclub from the operators of PURE in Las Vegas. Choose from a wide range of dining options from gourmet to casual to quick and easy favorites. Savor a mixture of Southwestern cuisine at renowned Celebrity Chef Bobby Flays Mesa Grill. Explore the truly exotic with Chef Nobu Matsuhisas world-famous Japanese restaurant Nobu or sample the exquisite creations of Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten at Cafe Martinque. Discover the haute couture shops of Marina Village, the Crystal Court and Escape at The Cove, a world class sport center with yoga, Pilates, cycling, personal trainers, a 25-meter lap pool, basketball courts and tennis center. … more

 

Atlantis Imperial Club

The Imperial Club level on the 17th-24th floors of the Royal Towers offers the highest level of service with the most luxurious appointments. The Imperial Club rooms and suites feature harbour and water views. Standard rooms have French balconies, and suites have full balconies. Guests are provided exclusive use of the Imperial Club Lounge with daily food and beverage presentations. Complimentary food services over the course of the day, with cocktails served between 5 pm and 7 pm. Guests enjoy elite VIP concierge services and upgraded amenities, including private access via high-speed elevators… more

 

Paradise Island Harbour Resort All Inclusive

Wyndham Nassau Resort

Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort

British Colonial Hilton Nassau

Sandyport Beaches Resort

 

 

See below for more information about Bahamas family resorts, activities and more, including;

Bahamas Family Vacation Activities

Kid Friendly Bahamas city overview and more.

 

 

 

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