RIU PALACE PARADISE ISLAND
On a white-sand beach along the Atlantic coast, this refined all-inclusive resort is 1.6 km from Atlantis Paradise Island Casino and 3.9 km from the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas.
The sophisticated rooms have trendy, chic decor, and come with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as minibars and coffeemakers. All include ocean-view balconies. Suites provide sitting areas with sofas, while upgraded suites offer 2 bedrooms. Room service is available 24/7.
There are 5 restaurants and 4 bars, including a swim-up bar at an outdoor pool with a sundeck and sunloungers. Other amenities include a spa, a beach, and a gym with a sauna.
Set along the Atlantic Ocean, this sprawling beachfront resort is 3 km from the lively Nassau Straw Market, 4 km from the 18th-century Fort Fincastle and 19 km from Lynden Pindling International Airport.
Accommodations range from bright, warm rooms with ocean views, to an iconic bridge suite that's suspended between 2 hotel towers. Some feature kitchens, whirlpool tubs, and/or balconies or terraces. All have flat-screen TVs and WI-Fi.
Amenities include multiple bars and restaurants, a water park and 9 pools, along with 2 marine habitats, and clubs for kids. There’s a casino, a golf course and a chic spa. An airport shuttle can be arranged
HALF MOON CAY
Little San Salvador Island, also called Half Moon Cay, is a tiny private island in the Bahamas. Accessible by cruise ship, it's known for the long, crescent-shaped Half Moon Beach. Luxury cabanas dot the beachfront, which gives way to trail-lined country rich in birdlife. Half Moon Lagoon Aqua Park has water slides and playgrounds. Stingray Cove, a lagoon enclosure, is home to tame stingrays.
The Bahamas is a coral-based archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. Its 700-plus islands and cays range from uninhabited to packed with resorts. The northernmost, Grand Bahama, and Paradise Island, home to many large-scale hotels, are among the best known. Scuba diving and snorkeling sites include the massive Andros Barrier Reef, Thunderball Grotto (used in James Bond films) and the black-coral gardens off Bimini.