While the Bahamas typically invokes images of romantic strolls along pristine white-sand beaches, “comfort” food and watersports, resorts throughout the Bahamas have become conscious of keeping the whole family entertained. While not entrirely all-inclusive (such as Sandals or Club Med) the following locations have many advantages. Here are a few recommended venues by Bahamas Tourism for your perusal. —ITKT editor
Atlantis, Paradise Island – Guests of all ages will find no limit to the adventure that can be had at Atlantis, Paradise Island. A celebration of the Lost Continent of Atlantis — the property includes 2,317 rooms (including 216 suites), lagoons, waterfalls, 11 swimming areas, 7 waterslides, The Discovery Channel Camp for kids, a luxury yacht marina, along with a world-class casino and spa, 18 restaurants, 20 lounges and clubs. Atlantis offers miles of pristine beach stretching in both directions from the resort and rimming the beautiful turquoise waters of the Bahamas. Atlantis has an unrivaled combination of comfort and adventure. www.atlantis.com
British Colonial Hilton Nassau – Ideally situated in the heart of Nassau’s shopping and financial center, the British Colonial Hilton Nassau was previously the site of the Old Fort Nassau, and is set on eight tropical beachfront acres, offering guests a luxurious blend of business and pleasure. The hotel features 291 rooms, many with ocean views, including 21 executive and junior suites, two restaurants and the full service Azure Spa. Children will enjoy the hotel’s Very Important Children’s program (V.I.C.), which features child-minded amenities including books, games, goodie bags upon check-in and menu choices prepared especially for your young travelers. www.hiltoncaribbean.com/nassau
Holiday Inn SunSpree Paradise Island – Located just a short stroll from Atlantis and the restaurants, shops and marina of Hurricane Hole, the Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort is the ideal vacation getaway. Guests of this all-inclusive family resort will enjoy waterfront accommodations, finest island dining and enough entertainment and activities to require a second vacation. The KidSpree Kids Club accommodates children of all ages and features a variety of educational adventures, arts and crafts, beach games, poolside activities and more. www.paradiseislandbahama.com
Radisson Cable Beach & Golf Resort – Equally ideal for singles, romantic couples, families with kids and groups of all sizes, the resort is truly a complete vacation playground that combines the essence of relaxation with all the fun and sun of The Bahamas. Radisson Cable Beach & Golf Resort offers the flexibility of choosing to stay on a room-only basis, or as an all-inclusive guest where you will enjoy spacious accommodations, all meals and drinks, golf greens on the resort’s 18-hole course, non-motorized watersports, Camp Junkanoo for kids, day and night activities, all hotel taxes and tips and more. www.radisson-cablebeach.com
Riu Paradise Island – The newest hotel on Nassau/Paradise Island, the Riu Paradise Island is a 379-room all-inclusive resort on picturesque Paradise Beach. The hotel opened on December 18, 2004, and is located just two miles from Nassau – within walking distance to the casino at Atlantis. The new resort offers three conference rooms, specialty restaurants, a swimming pool, gym, sauna and more. www.paradiseislandriu.com.
Information courtesty of Bahamas Tourism