Paradise Island Hotels

The Top 5 Paradise Island Hotels

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - May 20, 2017

Paradise Island was originally the private estate of a Swedish millionaire and called Hog Island. But today Paradise Island, the one-square-mile oasis just offshore from Nassau, Bahamas, lives up to its current name, offering sun-seeking vacationers miles of idyllic white-sand beaches; the Caribbean’s largest casino; world-class restaurants; and a wealth of resorts to make your island base. So which one should you choose? You can’t go wrong at any of these, which we consider the five Paradise Island hotels.

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The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort For more than half a century this classic Caribbean cloister has welcomed well-heeled guests to what was once the estate of A&P heir Huntington Hartford. Recently given a contemporary overhaul complete with a new oceanview infinity pool and Ocean Pool Grill as well as rebuilt Hartford Wing rooms that now feature Japanese toilets, the retreat, famous for its formal gardens featuring 12th-century French statuary, is the finest on the island, the crown jewel among Paradise Island hotels. (The hotel’s Dune restaurant, a Jean-Georges outpost, is also a major highlight).

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Atlantis The biggest game in town, 3,400-room Atlantis is to the Bahamas what Disney is to Orlando: the place every little (and big) kid wants to visit, with a vast waterscape of lagoons, aquariums and waterfalls; a 141-acre water park, Aquaventure; and the the top casino in the region. There are also a range of options, from the luxe The Cove to the signature Royal Towers. But the 20-year-old isn’t resting on its laurels: It recently launched a new movement to “nurture the Bahamian creative and entrepreneurial community, preserve the oral and visual history of the country and create a platform for Bahamian makers to share their works with the world” with its “Come to Life” cultural initiative.

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Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas Less than a year old, this adults-only all-inclusive resort is the first new resort on Paradise Island since 2007. Facing Nassau Harbour, the 250-room playground boasts three restaurants, a poolside pizzeria and grille, a beach bar and a lobby bar, and it’s only a 10-minute walk from the sands of Cabbage Beach. The pool deck is stunning, and the food is a standout, too.

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Comfort Suites Paradise Island This little island’s biggest secret has to be the value proposition at this 223-room hotel, where rates include complimentary access to all the amenities of neighboring Atlantis resort plus free WI-FI and daily hot breakfast. Families won’t find a better deal.

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Riu Palace Paradise Island On the spectacular Cabbage Beach, this Atlantis neighbor offers great value for the budget-conscious visitor, with reasonable everything-included rates and 379 modern rooms.

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