Come back! This is the message the Bahamas resorts that weren’t impacted by Hurricane Dorian remind vacationers. Many of these open-for-business Bahamian retreats have programs in place that give back to Abaco and Grand Bahama, the two islands devastated by Dorian. The island theme is “together we are stronger.”

The paradise that is the Bahamas features some of the most luxurious resorts in the Caribbean. What defines the Bahamas’ five most luxurious resorts are the dramatic ocean views that appear from every angle.

If your top vacation priority is witnessing a sunrise to sunset oceanscape, then a Bahamas luxury vacation shall exceed expectations. You’ll not only experience an island escape showcasing epic views, you’ll also be helping the Bahamas economy bounce back in a big way. Read on for the best of the best in Bahamian luxury resorts.

The Cove Resort on the Island of Eleuthera

The Cove Resort on the Island of Eleuthera

The Cove is an intimate 55-room resort comprised of seaside cottages and villas. What elevates The Cove experience are its twin, crescent-shaped beaches, and a peninsula that is perfect for weddings, private dinners, and picture-perfect photography.

Guests staying in The Cove’s whitewashed oceanfront villas are literally steps from the beach. Pull open your sliding door and embrace a view that takes your breath away.

Sunsets are a daily part of The Cove tradition, and each horizon curtain call sparks a renewed appreciation for your Bahamian surroundings. The resort is also just a brief drive from the island of Eleuthera’s ferry terminal offering regular day trips to the charming getaways of Harbor Island and Spanish Wells.

Grand Isle Resort in Exuma

Grand Isle Resort in Exuma

Located a mere one-hour flight from Miami, Grand Isle Resort on Emerald Bay Beach offers 78 one to four-bedroom luxury villas. Not only are guests surrounded by a spectacular beachfront on one side and a top-flight marina on the other, but you’re also within a wedge shot of a Greg Norman designed championship golf course.

In addition to Grand Isle’s legendary Palapa Restaurant, the resort recently opened the chic 23 North Beach Club. Both restaurants feature classic ocean views along with delicious cuisine.

For those looking for a one-of-a-kind experience, Great Exuma is home to the Swimming with Pigs excursion. Exuma is also a great jumping-off point for island hopping to the Exuma Cays or enjoying one of the Caribbean’s best beach bars on Stocking Island.

The Ocean Club Four Seasons on Paradise Island

The Ocean Club Four Seasons on Paradise Island

With a history dating back to 1962, the 107-unit Ocean Club joined the Four Seasons family in 2018. This 35-acre resort is known for its martini bar featured in the James Bond movie Casino Royale.

The Ocean Club is home to a celebrity chef, a massive spa, and a Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course. Guests at the Ocean Club can also request 24-hour butler and concierge service.

The resort is famous for its 14-acres of Versailles-inspired gardens. The Ocean Club’s Paradise Island locale is a convenient 30-minute taxi drive from the Nassau International Airport.

Pink Sands Resort

Pink Sands Resort on Harbor Island

Amazing Pink Sands Beach is the stuff of legends, photoshoots, and solitude. The quaint resort sits on a picturesque 20 acres that is a poetic mixture of garden landscape, crystal clear water, and a namesake pink sand beach.

The resort’s 29 villas, cottages, and homes serve as a luxury attraction on an island that is just three miles long. What makes Harbor Island unique is its nucleus of restaurants, shops, and golf carts that are the preferred mode of transportation.

Fishing, snorkeling, scuba, and picnic excursions can all be arranged for those wishing to explore all this petite escape has to offer. Then again, there’s the option of just relaxing amidst the awesome ocean views that placed Pink Sands and Harbor Island on the Caribbean vacation map.

Cape Santa Maria Resort on Long Island

Cape Santa Maria Resort on Long Island

For those looking to experience the real Caribbean, look no further than the Cape Santa Maria Resort located on the Out Island of Long Island. You’ll need to take an extra flight from Nassau’s International Airport in order to dig your toes in the sand of Cape Santa Maria’s extraordinary beach, but oh, what a beach!

Vacationers from around the world have declared Cape Santa Maria’s secluded four-mile strand of white sand to be one of the most romantic beaches on the planet. This 40-bungalow resort exudes a rustic-chic ambiance. Reserve one of their Beachfront Villas if Long Island luxury is a must.

Cape Santa Maria is for the vacationer looking to get away from it all while experiencing a quiet paradise-like retreat.


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