The Bahamas

Richard Harbourne 08 June 2014
This was my first visit to the Bahamas and I stayed 1 week at the Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort in Nassau. Sandals are a very unique chain of properties only situated in the Caribbean. They are adult only All-Inclusive hotels. Every hotel has 28 different room categories.

Bahamian Bay is not a huge resort like some of the other Sandals properties so it's very easy to find your bearings within a few hours of arriving.

We stayed in a Windsor deluxe pool view room which was on the first floor in the Windsor building. Our room had a 4 poster bed and it was very spacious with a huge bathroom and a walk in shower.

Bahamian Bay has a very good choice of restaurants, ten in total and a good range of bars and pool bars. Service was excellent and nothing was too much trouble. The choices are sea food, British/American, Asian, Italian, Mediterranean, French. The resort is right on the beach which has beatuigful white sand.

Sandals also owns an off shore island which is two and a half miles across the water. They run a boat to and from the island which runs throughout the day every hour. There is also a pool on the island, a pool bar and a restaurant servicing lunch and dinner. Reservations have to be made for dinner on the island and the boat runs to and from the island for guests going over for dinner.

The resort has daily entertainment throughout the day and evening, it caters for everyone. If you were to stay in a butler suite at the resort you would have your own personal butler for the duration of your stay. You are given a mobile phone on arrival and you can contact your personal butler night and day for anything at all.

The resort has a state of the art gym which overlooks the whole island, the views are just stunning.

There are various different excursions you can go on if you do not fancy sitting by the pool or beach all day long. You can go on snorkelling trips, go diving or horse riding. They also run a trip into town or you can simply take the bus right outside of the hotel which is 2USD each way. The journey is around 20 minutes and well worth a visit.

The town is very western and commercial mainly due to the island being a stop for all the cruise ships. The town is quite wealthy and not necessary cheap when you are shopping. It is still worth a visit to see the island and try something new.

Overall I had a fantastic stay and I would definitely stay in another Sandals property but not necessary visit the same place again; only because I like to see as many destinations as possible!