Raise your hand if you wish you were in the Bahamas right now.
You and me both.
Unfortunately, hopping on a plane and heading down to the Bahamas isn’t an option so I’ll be living scrolling through photos of our trip a few months ago to make myself feel better.
This was our third family trip to the Bahamas and our first time staying at the Baha Mar resort. The food was amazing. The beaches were beautiful. The pools were freakin’ fantastic. And our hotel, the Grand Hyatt at Baha Mar, was the icing on the cake.
Located on Nassau, the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is part of the Baha Mar resort, which is a quick 15-minute drive from the Lyden Pindling International Airport. Once you’ve landed, getting a taxi over to the resort will cost you around $25 (for two people!) and you’ll be able to see the gorgeous coastline on the drive over. If you’ve never been to the island before, making a taxi reservation isn’t necessary – there are several outside of the airport all hours of the day and they accept USD! If you are a planner, the Hyatt offers transportation to its guests for around $70.
Related Post: What I Packed for Baha Mar
As I already mentioned, the Hyatt is part of the Baha Mar resort and shares (almost) all of its amenities with the other two hotels on the property – the SLS and Rosewood. All three hotels are absolutely beautiful, have their own style and features, as well as target different age groups.
Hyatt is at the center of the resort and features:
- Six swimming pools and four hot tubs
- Spa and fitness center
- BEACH Sanctuary, home to indigenous species
- An art gallery
- Racquet club and golf course
- Over 30 restaurants
- A nightclub
- Several boutiques (including Lilly Pulitzer!)
One of my favorite discoveries during our trip was The Current Gallery & Art Center. With a vast collection of contemporary art, the gallery and art center put a focus on the artisans from the local community, hosting exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and more.
I’ve always been a huge fan of Hyatt hotels – they’re clean and feature modern decor, the staff is always amazing, and they are seriously everywhere. Hyatt’s also have an awesome variety of rooms and suites making traveling for work, with your family, or with a group of friends extremely easy.
When we were in Baha Mar we had a king, ocean-facing room and it was perfect for the two of us! There was so much space, the desk/dresser area was great for getting ready (and collecting all of our crap!), and you could see from the shower all the way out to the ocean. Pretty amazing if you ask me! And not one detail was overlooked.
The best part of vacation is all of the delicious food, am I right or amirite? What’s even better is when there is delicious food convenient to your hotel, that way you don’t have to go far. Another benefit of staying at a resort – food is always close by! On previous trips to the Bahamas, we’ve done both traditional hotel rooms and condo-style rooms with kitchens – each come with their own benefits but in the end, the cost is very similar. This trip, we (obviously) opted for traditional hotel rooms and are all of our meals out and I’m so glad we did! Everything we ate was absolutely delicious.
I am working on a full recap of our trip including everything we did, where we ate, etc. which I’m trying to get up over the next couple of weeks but some of the places we did eat were The Swimming Pig, Unami Burger, and El Jefe. I highly recommend all of them!