Best Budget & Luxury Hotels in
Nassau & Paradise Island, Bahamas
You can find numerous hotels and lodgings of all types in New Providence including in Nassau and Paradise Island. The low budget accommodations can start from $90 while the standard budget hotels would be in the range of $150 - $250. The luxury range can start from $450 and well exceed $700 per night. There are of course many mid-priced hotels as well.
Other than the level of luxury and amenities you are looking for, your choice of hotel would really depend on what attractions you want to be close to. Nassau and Paradise Island are very close to each other and joined by bridges. So you can easily take a cab and go across to one from the other.
Paradise Island is where the famous Atlantis Resorts are located along with their own world renowned water park with high speed slides & river rides, large spread-out aquarium, numerous pools & water areas, shopping arcades etc. If you want to be part of that, then you should choose one of the Atlantis Resort accommodations (there are several hotels in Atlantis Resorts of various price range) or you should choose a hotel in Paradise Island itself.
Note that several hotels in Paradise Island have tie-ups or affiliations with Atlantis and their guests too can enjoy the Atlantis amenities such as water park, aquarium etc. Limited day passes are offered to public including cruise line passengers and other hotel guests so that they too can enjoy the Atlantis complex and most of its offerings. Such passes are available within the resort.
However if you are looking to enjoy Bahamian lifestyle then staying in Nassau would make more sense. Typically tourists heading for Nassau would stay on the famous Cable beach or in downtown Nassau where you can be part of many different local activities & fun, and interact with Bahamians.
Here are the best hotels of different categories (budget, mid-range and luxury) in Nassau and Paradise Island. The list is ordered by popularity. Visit the links for detailed review of the individual properties:
The main highlights of this hotel are: it's a beachside hotel (the Cove beach is only steps away), several different choices of suites with many having spectacular views of the ocean and beaches, other than family pools there is adult-only pool complete with day-beds & bar services, and of course as a guest of the hotel you get to enjoy all facilities of Atlantis Resorts including access to numerous restaurants & bars, waterpark, aquarium, Dolphin interaction center etc... This is one of the best hotels of Atlantis.
A great mid range hotel with spacious rooms with harbor and island views. The resort is complete with outdoor pool, spa, fitness center, several restaurants & bars, entertainment center etc.
Located right on the famous Cable Beach in Nassau, Sandals is one of the most coveted all-inclusive hotels with its own private island with lovely private beaches, excellent choices of rooms of different types matching all tastes, a large range of restaurants & bars, and of course great all-inclusive deals.
This is a great luxury accommodation for families or even couples who would like to avail full fledged kitchen facilities, do some grocery shopping and cook their own food (although meal plans are also available for dining at several nearby restaurants). So unlike typical hotels, you will feel more at home here with residential kind of accommodations that includes one and two bedroom suites and even penthouses with excellent views of the ocean, harbor or terrace. The accommodation offers access to lovely pool, beaches and all amenities including waterpark, aquarium, marina village shopping area, Gym, Spa, many restaurants & bars etc that are available to any Atlantis guests.
This is a nice mid priced hotel in Paradise island with proximity to all facilities including beach, shopping, restaurants etc. Although it has in-room dining facility, by virtue of its affiliation with Atlantis, the guests can additionally enjoy all facilities of Atlantis resorts including private beaches, number of restaurants & bars, aquarium, water park with slides & river rides and lot more.
This is a great luxurious accommodation for those who are richer then the usual rich. One of the oldest luxury property on Cabbage Beach has been visited by many celebrities and eminent personalities in the past and even today, this is a choice for those who can't settle for anything but the best. The spacious luxurious villas, rooms & suites and cottages with grad views of ocean or gardens, and some with private butler service and even with private infinity pool are hard to match. While in-house wining and dining options are plenty (mostly fine dining), all guests have access to almost all amenities of neighboring Atlantis resorts including waterpark, aquarium, large number of restaurants & bars etc.
Great villas of various types suiting almost all families and complete with kitchen so that you can cook your own food and feel at home. However there is an in-house restaurant as well serving sandwiches, wraps, salads, snacks etc and full fledged bar. You can avail all other restaurants and bars of Atlantis anyway. The rooms overlook the marina and pool. The nearest beach is only 5-minute walk. The main theme here is that you can stay close as a family, kids can have their time with many amenities of Atlantis like water park, marine habitat featuring over 5,000 fish & marine life, dolphin interaction etc, and the room options are much more affordable than some of the other Atlantis resorts.
This is the oldest tower or resort building of Atlantis in Paradise island. The main features of this resort is its central location and proximity to beaches, marina village, water parks, aquarium, restaurants and various other amenities. With spacious rooms and suites of various types and marvelous views, the resort is great for both families and couples.
A great mid-priced all inclusive resort located right on the famous Cable beach in New Providence, Nassau. The resort offers rooms of various types including ocean view, pool view, garden view and even beach front rooms. A great plus is no hidden charges or gratuities that get added to the bills. Considering location and good amenities for both couples and families, it's a good value for money.
The resort is located at the western part of Nassau and about 2kms west of Cable beach. It's a great place for families and couples looking for privacy and relaxation... the lagoon beach, pool and canal areas all offer nice seclusion away from the typical touristy crowd of Nassau. With homely atmosphere, helping & friendly staff, decent amenities including several choices of good restaurants, and many small things that are offered free... this is a great option if you are looking for a budget / mid range hotel in Nassau.
Located on the popular Cabbage beach, the resort offers one to five bedroom villas... some overlooking the beach & water and others with garden or pool view. Villas are equipped with kitchen or kitchenettes, have homely decor and quite suitable for families or even couples looking for some privacy while staying close to Atlantic complex to enjoy its amenities.
The hotel reflects colonial architecture and aura and was rebuilt from an all-wooden hotel that was originally constructed in 1901.... and hence the name. The hotel is very conveniently located in downtown Nassau and walking distance from the popular Straw Market, Junkanoo beach and even ferry dock. There are several types of rooms and suites overlooking the harbor or islands at a distance. The hotel also has a private beach and an in-house restaurant as well as a bar.
This is a good mid-priced hotel in Atlantis resort complex meant for families with children, couples and even those on business. The location is very convenient to get to facilities like water park, aquarium, casino, numerous restaurants and even the Atlantis shopping complex the Marina Village. Although this is not a beach hotel, the nearest beach (Paradise beach) is within walking distance. The rooms are recently renovated and that is an added attraction in the hotel. A new pool has also come up. Meal plan is not compulsory here and you can eat out anywhere you like. The airport is nearby while downtown Nassau and its touristy attractions are 22-26kms away requiring cab rides.
Away from the noisy crowd of Nassau and located at the western end of New Providence in an upscale locality, this hotel is ideally suited for those looking for great accommodation in a quiet area, relishing great food in the in-house restaurants, enjoying in-house movies, exploring local art, culture, food and even nature reserves, and of course engaging in various activities arranged by the hotel including local food & culture tours, offshore snorkel tours etc.... overall an electic experience.
Although this is one of the oldest towers of Atlantis requiring repair & maintenance is several of its rooms, it gives a nice budget option to families and couples looking to stay at the Atlantis complex in Paradise island. Highlights of Beach Tower is its location... right next to the beach and near many other attractions including the Aquarium, Marina Village shopping center, several restaurants of Atlantis etc. However there is no kitchen in the rooms forcing the only option of eating out. However unlike several other Atlantis hotels, Beach Tower has no compulsory meal plans. Overall a good option for budget travelers.
A nice mid-priced and all-inclusive resort right on the famous Cable beach of Nassau. Located at a convenient distance from both the airport and downtown Nassau, the resort offers a great value for money when you compare all its amenities with one offered by a similar hotel in Atlantis. The resort offers several in-house restaurants, bars, activities, beach facilities, and other services.
A boutique resort ideal for couples or families seeking to stay away from the touristy & crowded areas, and wanting to enjoy the wonderful views of ocean, sunrise & sunset and be very close to a lovely secluded beach with options of various activities organized by the resort. The resort comprises of independent huts of various types (some standing on stilts offering excellent views) and all are designed with artistic decors (the resort was created by a music icon). There are in-house restaurants serving decent food, bars, spa, pool, wifi and other standard amenities. Airport is very close by.
An all-inclusive adult-only resort located in close proximity to the famous Cabbage beach in Paradise island and right next to Atlantis Beach Tower. You can easily walk into Aquaventure water park of Atlantis and even the Atlantis Casino although Riu itself does to have any commercial ties with Atlantis to offer its guests free passes to any Atlantis facilities. Food in the in-house restaurants are good and the drinks are offered and refilled generously.
Located right by the Cabbage beach in Paradise Island and equipped with 44-quaint villas (units spread across several levels in the villas), this is a great resort to spend your vacation with your family or with your romantic counterpart. Unlike most resorts of Atlantis, the beach here remains relatively quiet and peaceful although most amenities of Atlantis are within walking distance. While the in-house dining options are limited to bar and buffet meals, you can use the in-hosue grocery store here and kitchen in your unit to make your own meals and save on cost, or access several nearby restaurants of Atlantis and One&Only Ocean Club. The club also has tie-ups with Atlantis for guests to avail their key amenities. The accommodation here are also available as timeshare units.
Located right on Cable beach and not far away from either the airport or downtown, this is one of the best resorts in Nassau with its grand casino, several in-house restaurants and bars offering virtually every cuisine that you can look for, and many indoor as well as outdoor activities. The rooms and many facilities have been recently renovated further increasing the value for money. You get several choices or room types including island or ocean views rooms, suites, villas and even residences.
This is a historical mansion which was originally built in 1740 and later remodeled and beautified to its present form. Although not far from Nassau downtown, the hotel offers rooms with elegant antique furnishing, in-house restaurant which is one of the finest in Nassau (and visited by many celebrities), its own chocolate factory, cigar making unit, lush gardens and pools ... all these are ideal for those seeking old world charm with modern amenities in a property which is steeped with history & heritage and located away from the typical touristy map of Nassau.
Nestled in a tranquil garden setting in a residential area of Paradise Island, this budget resort is great for families and couples looking for a quieter stay yet being close to public amenities such as Atlantis resort entertainment options, shopping areas, Cabbage beach etc. The resort offers suites and villas of various types with separate living rooms and kitchens. It has in-house restaurant as well as a store where you can buy basic grocery items. There are nice pools as well. The resort has commercial tie up with Atlantis so that guests can enjoy Atlantis aquarium, water park, beaches etc at a reduced price.
If you are looking to stay at downtown Nassau at an affordable rate... this hotel gives you a good budget option. The Straw Market and the Junkanoo beach are within easy walking distance. The hotel has its own pool and in-house dining although you get plenty of restaurants as well as shopping options steps away from the hotel. Rooms are basic but offer standard modern amenities including wi fi.
Visitors' Reviews & Comments
Keith OBrien (April 2018)
It would have been helpful to know that Bahamar guests aren't welcome at water park or aquarium. Apparently they don't have an agreement with the Atlantis property. And I thought the Bahamians were so friendly and hospitable. Here we are and unless we want to book a 1 nite stay we can't go.