Anyone looking for a luxury tropical holiday will think of the Bahamas. Turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, sunny weather and the famous swimming pigs. Sandals have two resorts on the Bahamas, one in Nassau and the other in Great Exuma. Both have their own charms and are definitely worth a visit. Still looking to make up your mind on which resort to go for? Have a look at our comprehensive guide below.
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Sandals Royal Bahamian Luxury Resort
Nassau is a fantastic place for your next luxury holiday. It is an escape from reality where you can relax, but also has plenty of entertainment! Nassau is mainly known for the casino’s, duty-free shopping and the colourful Junkanoo festival. This all-inclusive resort will surely make a holiday you will never forget.
If you like to be active on your holiday, you will not get bored at this resort. There are plenty of activities you can do here, like complimentary (!) scuba diving and a range of water sports. Not really like a fish in the water? There is beach volleyball, table tennis, croquet, basketball, tennis and plenty more. Even if you are more into intellectual sports you can practice your chess, play on the pool table or get competitive with all sorts of board games.
There is a modern fitness centre with all the equipment you could possibly need, as well as a spa offering a large range of treatments. You will come back from this resort very refreshed!
Did you know that the resort has it’s own island? This private offshore island is 5 minutes away, a Sandals boat will take you there. This island has all the facilities of a fully equipped resort: a private beach, pool, jacuzzi, multiple dining experiences, entertainment and more!
The Sandals Royal Bahamian resort offers very luxury accommodation. They have a number of ‘River Pool Swim Up’ suites, which allow you to dive straight into the pool from your bedroom.
The bedrooms and suites are all of a high standard, but there are different tiers of rooms and service you get with them. The tiers range from Love Nest, Butler Level, Club Level and Luxury Level, with these the service gets more extravagant and personalised. All rooms boast a king size bed, flat screen tv, bar and 24-hour room service as well as the ‘basic’ amenities you expect in a hotel.
When you search for a room or suite on their website you can filter the rooms by facility that you are looking for, like the pool swim up room, private balcony/patio or wheelchair accessible.
Food and drink
The Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort has as many restaurants as most small UK villages do! 10 luxury restaurants where you can experience fine dining for that ultimate holiday treat.
- Baccard – French cuisine
- The Crystal Room – Mediterranean restaurant
- Casanova – Italian ristorante
- Spices – Caribbean food
- Kimonos – Oriental cuisine
- Schooners – Seafood grill
- Royal Cafe & Grill: sandwiches, salads and grill
- The Cricketers Pub: English pub food
- Gordon’s Pier Restaurant – Seafood
- Bella Napoli – Pizzaria
The resort also has 8 bars where you can get premium liquors, and the resort serves Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee.
Also, the resort has an exclusive VIP transfers to the airport, in either a Rolls-Royce or Mercedes-Benz for butler guests.
Sandals Royal Bahamian Luxury Resort reviews
With any holiday consideration, it is a good idea to read some reviews before you book the accommodation. With the Sandals Royal Bahamian Luxury Resort you will struggle to find a negative review! This fabulous resort is very popular with returning visitors and is on many people’s holiday bucket-list!
Sandals Emerald Bay Luxury Resort
The Exumas are usually seen as one of the most special places on earth. The bluest water, the most colourful reef and the softest white sand. The Sandals Emerald Bay Luxury Resort is truly a slice of paradise! In general, the Exumas draw in visitors who are looking for a more active holiday, and of course those who want to swim with the world-famous pigs.
The Sandals Emerald Bay resort boats enough activities to keep you entertained for weeks! To make the most of the tropical weather of the Bahamas, there are plenty of water activities like:
- Paddle boards
If you like to be active but are not that fond of the water sports, there is also an award-winning 18-hole golf course with gorgeous views of the ocean.
The resort also hosts a number of land activities to get your competitive side out and keep you active:
- Beach volleyball
- Lawn chess
- Bocce ball
- Day & Night tennis
- Board games
- Pool tables
The Sandals Emerald Bay resort offers very luxury all-inclusive accommodation. The bedrooms and suites are all of a high standard, but there are different tiers of rooms and service you get with them. The tiers range from Love Nest, Butler Level, Club Level and Luxury Level, with these the service gets more extravagant and personalised. All rooms boast a king size bed, flat screen tv, bar and 24-hour room service as well as the ‘basic’ amenities you expect in a hotel.
When you search for a room or suite on their website you can filter the rooms by facility that you are looking for, for example: private pool, private patio/balcony and wheelchair accessibility.
All bookings come with free non-stop airport transfers.
Food and drink
The Sandals Emerald Bay boasts an impressive 11 luxury restaurants! Even the pickiest eater will find a restaurant they love in this resort.
- Il Cielo – Italian cuisine
- Barefoot by the sea – seafood
- La Parisienne – French cuisine
- The Drunken Duck – English pub
- Bahama Bay – Bahamian cuisine
- Dinos – pizzaria
- Cafe de Paris – Parisian style patisserie
- The Jerk Shack – Caribbean cuisine
- Bombay club – Indian cuisine
- Soy – sushi bar
- Kimonos – Oriental cuisine
The resort also has 6 bars where you can enjoy unlimited premium liquors, throughout the resort they serve Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee.
Sandals Emerald Bay Luxury Resort reviews
The Emerald Bay resort is rated an impressive 4.5/5 on Tripadvisor! The reviews for this resort are impressive and definitely make us want to book a holiday straight away, but we advise you read the reviews yourself to make sure the resort has all that you are looking for.
Sandals Bahama’s resort weddings
Ready to say ‘Yes I do’? How fantastic! Not only are the Sandals resorts a fantastic place to propose with the option of a candlelit dinner, they make a beautiful venue for a wedding. Most resorts offer multiple wedding locations!
The Bahama’s resort wedding location possibilities are:
- Oceanfront Gazebo
- Garden Gazebo
- European wedding garden (Emerald Bay resort only)
When you have decided on your perfect location, the Sandals resorts offer various of extra luxury services. They can take care of your pre-wedding routine like make up and hair, and even the preparation of the marriage documents.
Sandals also have numerous options to make sure the hospitality is perfect. They can make a signature bride & groom cocktail, offer extra special turn down service, evening entertainment and a special wedding dinner menu.
Spending your honeymoon at Sandals? They will look after you like you are royalty. A bottle of chilled sparkling wine, a fresh breakfast and plenty more to start your marriage with a touch of magic. Sandals offer a couples massage and a candlelit dinner as extra’s for your trip. These honeymoon packages are award-winning for a reason!
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Contact the Sandals resorts
|SANDALS ROYAL BAHAMIAN|
|P.O. Box 39-CB-13005, Cable Beach|
|Phone: (242) 327-6400|
|Fax: (242) 327-6961|
|SANDALS EMERALD BAY|
|P.O. Box EX-29142|
|Great Exuma, Bahamas|
|Phone: (242) 336-6800|
|Fax: (242) 336-6801|