Last Updated on June 10, 2024 by Katrina

Photo credit: The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, Bahamas

A short flight from the U.S. mainland, the islands of the Bahamas offer an irresistible Caribbean getaway. You’ll find plenty of full-service and all-inclusive resorts right on the sand equipped with pools, activities, music, and no shortage of colorful cocktails. While some of the most famous resorts in the Bahamas are on Nassau or Paradise Island, you’ll also find excellent options on less-developed islands, such as Eleuthera in the Bahamas’ Out Islands. Here are the best hotels in the Bahamas.

The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, Bahamas (One Ocean Drive; 242-363-2501) Paradise Island

“Not only will you feel like a celebrity here, but you might just brush by a few at this beachfront resort with impeccable gardens modeled on those at Versailles,” writes Condé Nast Traveler. This beachfront Four Seasons features a golf course, three pools, a Balinese-style spa, a kids club, and a Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurant. Online reviewers note that this is a resort for relaxing, not partying, but a party is not far away, either. “The grounds are beautiful and the staff is very friendly,” says a Tripadvisor user. “Atlantis is a short walk down the beach where you can go to the casino.”  >> Book this hotel for less

Rosewood Baha Mar (One Baha Mar Blvd, Bahamas; 242-788-8500) Nassau

“It was very relaxing, laid back, and the service was amazing,” says a Google reviewer of the 226-room resort on Nassau’s Cable Beach. “They have a wonderful setup with great pools and a small but service-oriented beach.” While the resort has two pools, a spa, and private beach, Condé Nast Traveler loves its anti-mega-resort vibe. This “is the kind of place you would think would have a swim-up bar and all-inclusive wristbands, but Rosewood Baha Mar is … sophisticated and calm. The resort celebrates its location through local art and a strong vibe of recaptured travel glamour.”  >> Book this hotel for less

The Cove Eleuthera (Queen’s Hwy, Gregory Town; 844-210-8539) Eleuthera

Soak up natural scenery at that this 55-room resort on Eleuthera that Condé Nast Traveler calls “a secret-feeling sanctuary” while US News & World Report likes its “plethora of outdoor pursuits… whether you’re lounging on the beach or snorkeling in the cerulean waters.” Choose from activities such as biking, boat excursions, kayaks, and SUP boards, while rooms offer creature comforts such as minifridges and Nespresso machines. “You feel like you have the entire place to yourself,” says a Google reviewer. “The food is excellent, and the views are exquisite. Go to the end of the point around mid-morning to see sea turtles and flying fish.”  >> Book this hotel for less

French Leave Resort, Autograph Collection (Queen’s Highway, Governor’s Harbour; 242-332-3778) Eleuthera

Stay in your own Colonial-style cottage facing the water at this Marriott Autograph property—formerly a Club Med—that The Telegraph calls “an exceptional boutique resort with a breezy, island-style allure, but no stuffiness or pretense.” While a few online reviewers note that the restaurant service seems to run on “island time,” one Tripadvisor reviewer says the leisurely pace is worth it. “If you’re looking for privacy, this is your spot. Everyone is provided their own golf cart to take the short ride to Atlantic side where you will find basically your own gorgeous beach.”   >> Book this hotel for less

The Dunmore Hotel (Colebrook St., Dunmore Town; 242-333-2200) Harbour Island

This 16-room hotel on Harbour Island’s Pink Sands Beach started out as a members-only beach club in the 1960s, writes Afar, “and the spirit and decor evoke that era: Wicker and rattan furniture, patterned prints, and spaces that are as much outdoors as indoors.” Choose from cottages or residences that can sleep two or four, or larger houses with up to five bedrooms. One Google reviewer notes that the beach is “beautiful but limited” while another users recommends the larger Harbor Cottage with its “western facing views for sunsets, with a private heated pool shared with Low Tide cottage. Gym was super nice…had a Peloton bike.” The resort offers pickleball courts, too.   >> Book this hotel for less