Island time awaits - the Bahamas is the perfect party scene combined with a chill and anything goes mentality. From gambling, slots tournaments, shopping, high end resorts, and on site waterparks, Nassau, Bahamas is the place to go for a quick, boujee getaway. Whether you’re planning a girl’s trip, a family meet up, or a couple’s rendezvous, Nassau has something for everyone. Tune in for Ashley’s top recommendations for the beautiful island.
The top two places to stay at are Hyatt Grand’s Baha Mar or the infamous Atlantis. I’ve traveled down to the Bahamas four times and every time we’ve stayed at Baha Mar and it has never missed the mark.
Baha Mar is a quick 15 minute drive from the International Airport and you can just get a taxi when you walk out. For us, it cost less than $30. Getting to the Bahamas is also extremely easy, especially when you fly out of Fort Lauderdale, FL. It’s only a 50 minute flight and BahamasAir, American, and Jet Blue are some of the top flights to choose from. They aren’t the cheapest, but it’s very convenient.
It has a large casino at the center of it, beautiful hotel rooms, 7+ pools, an amazing waterpark and lazy river, 40+ places to eat and dine at, flamingos, entertainment spots, and high-end shopping. Plus, it’s right on the beach so you can bounce from the pool to the beach with ease. Once you hit the beach, you can kayak, paddle board, or just float around on rafts with your crew. They also have different gambling promotions if you are into that, such as Slots Tournaments and Blackjack.
The best places to eat at Baha Mar are the Sugar Factory for celebrations, Pizza Lab for a late night snack, Katsuya Baha Mar for Sushi and Asian, and Cleo Meditterano for unmatched Mediterranean. If you can get into Katsuya, GO!
Even if you stay at Baha Mar, it is so worth it to venture down to Atlantis. The resort is a museum in and of itself with aquariums, underground artifacts, surrounded by yachts, and the largest and most lively casino I’ve ever seen. They also always have events going on at Atlantis and you can view that, HERE. We recently saw a very intimate and lively concert in their ballroom for Little Big Town and it was so fun for all of us.
Right where Atlantis is, there are restaurants right there to choose from for dinner. Our very favorite place to eat in all of the Bahamas is Carmine’s; it is family sized Italian food, so come very hungry. This is a great spot to hang out and take pretty pictures for sunset by the yachts and water.
Pro-tip: expect to be a little broke after this trip as drinks are $15+ and the slot machines are a lot of fun.
Enjoy this island and welcome to island time. Share your favorite Bahama Trips and memories in the comments or DM me at @travelingwithash or @thetravelbrats