The Best Budget-Friendly Hotels in the Bahamas

El Greco Hotel offers budget travelers comfy rooms near many Nassau attractions
El Greco Hotel offers budget travelers comfy rooms near many Nassau attractions | Courtesy of El Greco Hotel / Expedia
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3 December 2020

Dreaming of a trip to the Bahamas? With more than 700 islands fringed with ivory beaches, this Caribbean icon may sound like a big-ticket destination, but it’s possible to visit on a shoestring if you know where to stay. Book into one of these budget-friendly hotels to enjoy world-famous beaches, colorful Caribbean culture and coral-rich waters teeming with marine life.

Winter Haven

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4.7/5 (10 Reviews)
Winter Haven
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In Clarence Town on Long Island, Winter Haven is about 10 minutes away from pristine white-sand beaches. It offers 15 rooms set on landscaped grounds, complete with a central pool and a hot tub. All the ensuite rooms have balconies or outdoor spaces with garden or ocean views. Dine in the hotel’s on-site Rowdy Boy’s Bar and Grill, which hosts live music and has outdoor seating.

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Free Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge

Orange Creek Inn

Hotel
4/5 (2 Reviews)
Orange Creek Inn
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Come to Orange Creek Inn to experience local Bahamian culture on Cat Island. Here, life moves slowly, and the area is home to farmers, fishers and traditional musicians. Stay in a simple studio apartment with bright, minimalist decor and a kitchenette, including a two-burner stove. The inn offers free airport pick-up and has a grocery store downstairs and a beach just across the street.

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Free Wifi
Laundry Facilities
Bar/Lounge

Bell Channel Inn Hotel and Scuba Diving Retreat

Hotel
4/5 (219 Reviews)
Bell Channel Inn Hotel & Scuba Diving Retreat
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If you’re coming to the Bahamas for a budget dive break, check into the Bell Channel Inn Hotel in Freeport on Grand Bahama. It’s home to the Caribbean Divers center, offering courses, gear rentals and various watersports, including snorkeling. The inn also has a pool and 32 rooms with sleek wooden furnishings, cool tiles and French doors that open onto waterfront balconies.

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Free Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Concierge Service
24 Hour Front Desk
Laundry Facilities
Bar/Lounge

El Greco Hotel

Hotel
2.9/5 (349 Reviews)
El Greco Hotel
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El Greco Hotel is conveniently located in downtown Nassau, just five minutes from the popular Junkanoo Beach. It’s also close to the Nassau Straw Market and the Pirates of Nassau Museum. Cool off in the outdoor pool surrounded by loungers and palm trees, and relax in the common area, complete with drink facilities and a microwave. Ranging from junior and executive suites to superior poolside rooms, the accommodation options at El Greco are simple, but all come with balconies and cable TV.

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Free Wifi
Outdoor pool
24 Hour Front Desk
Laundry Facilities

Royal Islander Hotel

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Rooms at the Royal Islander Hotel are set around a sparkling outdoor pool, with plenty of loungers and an exotic garden. Other amenities include a bubbling hot tub, billiards and an on-site kids’ playground, along with barbecue facilities for budget meals. Stay in an airy room, which comes with tropical decor and free wifi. The hotel sits in the heart of Freeport and is a 10-minute drive to the nearest beach, Xanadu.

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  • Bay View Suites Paradise Island

    Hotel
    3.9/5 (467 Reviews)
    Bay View Suites Paradise Island
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    Set on popular Paradise Island, Bay View Suites is nestled within 4 acres (2ha) of flower-filled gardens bursting with coconut palms, bougainvillea and more. The resort is just a few minutes away from both the beach and Marina Village and boasts three pools, a tennis court and a gym. Book into a one- or two-bedroom suite or villa featuring a fully equipped kitchen, wooden furnishings and high ceilings.

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    Free Wifi
    Restaurant
    Business Centre
    Fitness Facilities
    Laundry Facilities
    Bar/Lounge

    Dolphin Cove

    Hotel
    4.6/5 (120 Reviews)
    Dolphin Cove - Adults only
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    Check into the adults-only Dolphin Cove for a peaceful Bahamas getaway. The aparthotel offers four different accommodation types with kitchens, air conditioning and balconies, and some with washers and dryers. Most of the four-star rooms overlook the canals where boats dock beside the hotel. Enjoy two pools and on-site fine Caribbean dining, as well as a marina and access to nearby Lucaya Beach.

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    Free Wifi
    Outdoor pool
    Restaurant
    Laundry Facilities

    Running Mon Marina and Resort

    Hotel
    3/5 (1 Reviews)
    Running Mon Resort by KEES Vacations
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    Running Mon Marina and Resort offers budget self-catering accommodation near Freeport. The aparthotel has 30 ensuite rooms with kitchenettes and a central outdoor pool surrounded by tranquil gardens. Rooms come in warm sunset shades and have tiled floors with wooden furniture and balconies overlooking the busy marina. There’s on-site parking and several beaches nearby, including Xanadu and Lucaya.

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    Outdoor pool
    24 Hour Front Desk
    These recommendations were updated on December 3, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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