The Ocean Club Four Seasons, for 24-carat service
Hidden away in 35 acres (14ha) of immaculate tropical gardens (modeled on those of Versailles, no less), this elegant retreat has to be one of the most iconic hotels in the the Bahamas. Keep your eyes peeled for A-listers and expect a dash of retro Hollywood glamour – scenes from the Bond movie Casino Royale were filmed here. Rooms exude understated luxury with muted tones, floor-to-ceiling glass and sea-inspired artwork. There are two shimmering pools (one just for grown-ups), plenty of tennis courts and a Balinese-themed spa. But it’s the stellar service that keeps guests returning year after year.