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The Bahamas are known for postcard perfect, soft-sand beaches and shimmering aqua waters. Nassau, the "main hub" of the islands has a large selection of hotels and resorts that put guests right on the sand. Wake up in the morning and step out barefoot onto a beautiful white sand beach, soak up some rays, take a dip in the ocean, and watch the sun slip away from a private balcony with a range of budget to luxury properties.
The sprawling new Baha Mar resort complex, opening in 2015, will offer some competition to the Nassau icon, Atlantis, and include a similar "mini city" model with casinos, several hotels within the property, restaurants, and shops. The household name, Sandals, has a private island for guests to explore, and luxury brand, One & Only has a beachfront property that grants guests access to sister hotel, Atlantis. There are also a number of independent hotels that offer everything from vacation villas to "glamping" style accommodations with special yoga instruction.
Paradise Island Beach Club and Sandyport Beaches Resort are two alternatives to the mega hotels without sacrficing a location near all the action. With onsite restaurants, bars, pools, and plenty of beach, they have the total package for relaxation.
The editors at 10Best have sifted through the options in Nassau and present their 10 favorite beach resorts.