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10 of the Bahamas' Top Boutique Hotels

10 of the Bahamas' Top Boutique Hotels

Picture of Sheri-kae McLeod
Freelance Caribbean Writer
Updated: 3 January 2018

The Bahamas is known all over the world for having some of the most luxurious accommodations in the Caribbean. High-end, opulent hotels and cosy boutique hotels alike offer beautiful suites and amenities to locals and tourists. Here are the top ten boutique hotels in the Bahamian islands. 

Rock House Hotel

The vibrant and colourful Rock House Hotel is a historic property on Harbour Island that has seen many transformations since it was built in the 1940s. Once a private home, then a bed and breakfast, and then a rental property, the boutique hotel now serves as one of the most sophisticated resorts on Harbour Island. The property features ten uniquely decorated rooms, a pool and fully equipped gym. The restaurants at the hotel are among the best on the island and, if you’re feeling like a stroll, there is the famous pink-sand beach running along the property.

Ocean West Boutique Hotel

Located 70 feet (20 metres) above sea level, on a steep hill, is the 10-room Ocean West Boutique Hotel. The hotel’s location provides a stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean and Lake Killarney, south of the property. Guests can pamper themselves in the massage suite or exercise at the rooftop fitness centre. Aside for breakfast meals served at the hotel, the restaurant is on the western side of Sapodilla, one of Bahamas’ most sophisticated restaurants.

The Cove Eleuthera

On the tranquil shores of Eleuthera, you will find the cosy and stylish Cove Rsort. The property features 57 seaside cottages and villas, all with an incredible view of The Bahamas’ turquoise waters. The Cove also has its own private beach, a fitness centre, spa, open-air sunset bar and a gourmet restaurant serving traditional Bahamian cuisine. The resort is one of the few in Eleuthera where you can engage in a range of water activities, including snorkelling, paddle boarding, and kayaking.

Tiamo Resort

Accessible only by boat or seaplane, the luxury, eco-friendly Tiamo Resort is an exclusive tropical paradise. The resort is located on South Andros Island in the Out Islands of The Bahamas. Stay in one of the 10 villas or beach-side cottages with access to the pool, library, spa and gym. You can have a delicious cocktail or a romantic dinner in the beautiful restaurant that offers a fantastic view of the Caribbean waters. Along with these amenities, guests can also go fishing, scuba diving, sailing and a number of other water activities on the resort’s private beach.

Sunrise Beach Club & Villas

The Sunrise Beach Club & Villas is one of Nassau’s cosiest boutique resorts. The tranquil property features one- to five-bedroom villas, all with an ocean view of Cabbage Beach. All rooms and villas have fully appointed kitchens, terraces, entertainment centres and much more. Sunrise Club’s private beach gives guests access to banana boat rides, para-sailing, wave runner rentals and other great water activities. The resort is located in Paradise Island, so there are many opportunities for dining and shopping nearby.

Kamalame Cay Resort

The idyllic Kamalame Cay Resort is a hidden gem located just off Andros’ mainland. This private island retreat is a scene of luxury and serenity, offering 27 luxurious seaside suites, cottages and beach houses, each beautifully decorated. The resort also has an internet lounge and boutique, pool, overwater spa, tennis courts and three miles of white sandy beaches with a wide selection of water sports and activities to do.

The Island House

The 30-room Island House is located near one of Nassau’s most exclusive communities, Lyford Cay. Placing importance on relaxation and wellness, the luxurious property features 30 rooms, two rental apartments, an arthouse cinema, a lap pool, movement studio, squash courts, a padel court and a Bamford Spa. Dining options at the Island House include Shima, a southeast Asian restaurant, Mahogany House, and a coffee bar.

Graycliff Hotel & Restaurant

The historic Graycliff Hotel, once a colonial mansion, is nestled in the heart of Nassau. This welcoming property features 20 beautifully appointed guest rooms, two swimming pools, a sauna, a Jacuzzi and gym. The famous Graycliff Restaurant offers locals and tourists a 5-star dining experience. Other dining options include the Humidor Churrascaria, Giotto Pizzeria and the Beer Garden.

Marley Resort and Spa

This property was formerly a private vacation home for the Marley family. Today, the legacy of Bob Marley is celebrated at the Marley Resort & Spa in Nassau. The luxury boutique resort features 16 luxurious themed suites, a Stir It Up Bar, Simmer Down Restaurant, and Natural Mystic Spa inspired by Rita Marley. There are also two outdoor pools and a private beach where guests can go swimming or snorkelling, or simply relax and soak up the sun.

Coral Sands Hotel

The Coral Sands Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel situated in the heart of Harbour Island. The oceanfront resort features 37 rooms, each decorated in a British colonial style, beautiful ocean-view cottages, and a three-bedroom private villa. The resort is located on the famous pink-sand beach where guests can go snorkelling, scuba diving or have picnics. Coral Sands is also home to the Terrace restaurant and the Beach Bar, which serves irresistible food, drinks and wines.