Looking for the perfect holiday apartment in the Bahamas? Stay in a tropical wooden cottage or a villa complete with a chic kitchen and space for all the family. These top Bahamas apartments offer supreme facilities, be it private pools and ocean-view decks or direct access to white-sand beaches and resort facilities.
Hideaways is set on the ivory sands of Elizabeth Harbour on Great Exuma, which is famous for its swimming pigs. Wooden cottages and villas are arranged around a sparkling pool and come with up to three bedrooms, a kitchen and patio. Guests have access to the resort’s gym, kids’ activities and a vibrant bar and grill that serves fresh seafood. Head down to the beach for water sports such as kayaking and boat rentals.
Stay at one of Sandyport’s waterside residences, which come with granite-counter kitchens. The most lavish residential-style suites have jacuzzis and views of Sandyport Marina Village. If you want to step right out onto the sand, book a villa on the Lagoon Beach. The resort has multiple restaurants and bars as well as two pools – one with water slides for kids. Sports facilities include volleyball and tennis, plus there’s a handy free supermarket shuttle twice a week.
Come to Harborside for a self-catering stay with all the perks of Atlantis, a huge resort on Paradise Island. The complex has a mammoth waterpark that boasts hair-raising slides, plus multiple pool areas, a golf course, 21 restaurants and the world’s largest open-air marine habitat that teems with sea life. Harborside Resort offers up to three-bed villas which can sleep as many as ten and come with fully equipped kitchens and whirlpool tubs.
Stay at The Reef if you want to be in the heart of Atlantis resort, named after the mythical water city. This hotel has a range of accommodations with up to three bedrooms, kitchens and access to a private strip of Paradise Beach. All the resort’s facilities are at your disposal, including sports such as tennis and golf, a kids’ clubs and the 141-acre (57-ha) waterpark. Have a treatment at the luxury spa and dine at one of 21 restaurants serving world cuisine.
Set on Paradise Island’s Cabbage Beach, this hotel offers 44 villas. Each one is set in exotic gardens which lead down to pristine sands. Expect sunset colors and high ceilings, with spacious living areas and terraces. Villas can accommodate up to six people and have their own kitchens, as well as access to two pools and the Reef Bar. Don’t miss the weekly cocktail party with live entertainment, and the discounts for nearby Atlantis Water Park.
Grand Isle Resort and Spa is loved for its colorful range of Bahamian villas with up to four bedrooms. Choose from ocean- or resort views and enjoy a stylish kitchen and private terrace. Decor is modern, with marble bathrooms, tiles and wooden furniture. Be sure to have a treatment at the resort’s popular SeaStar Spa, spend some time in the infinity pool and bask in the sun on Emerald Bay Beach.
This boutique resort sits on a pink-hued beach with its own yacht marina on Harbour Island. The resort has an opulent spa and fitness center, plus a pool and bar with architecture inspired by historical Caribbean buildings. Think large balconies and clapboard walls, white trim and abundant plants. Options include luxury suites with kitchens and one- or two-bed villas. Valentines also offers 51 berths in its full-service marina.
Check into Andros Beach Club for a peaceful stay on South Andros Island. Set on a private, 4-mi (6.5-km) stretch of powdery sand, the club has its own restaurant and bar, plus it offers free bikes for guests to explore the local area. Stay in one of the secluded, oceanfront units, which are surrounded by flowering gardens, with a barbecue area. Villas come with kitchens and decks, in two- and three-bed configurations.