If you’re looking for an adventure-packed and luxurious vacation in a tropical paradise with your whole family, then Baha Mar Resort in Nassau, Bahamas could be an excellent pick for you. This resort is a place where you’ll find the ultimate Caribbean holiday experience, and all its facilities are specially designed for guests of all ages. There are plenty of activities to entertain kids and adults, which is why Baha Mar is arguably one of the most family-friendly resorts in the Caribbean.

1) Perfect AccommodationsGrand Hyatt Reserve Baja Mar

With a choice of three different hotels in the property, you can select the one that best fits your needs and budget. All three hotels feature rooms that are equipped with family-friendly amenities, such as extra beds and cribs and modern furnishings. The Grand Hyatt is the biggest one, and it’s perfect for large families who want to spread out.

Grand Hyatt Reserve

I stayed in the Reserve section of the Grand Hyatt and wanted to make sure to point out some differences. The Reserve has a lounge with a separate check-in desk. Throughout the day they offer food and beverages. They also give you access to the adults-only day club, Nexus Cabana Club. I tried it out and basically, if you don’t want to pay $650 for a cabana you should go elsewhere.

Every guest of the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar gets (seemingly) unlimited bottles of water for their room.

Globalists perks at Grand Hyatt: Globalists get free breakfast at Regatta Buffet and free parking at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar. Globalists also receive a welcome envelope that contains 4 tickets for 2 free drinks each up $20 each. The drink coupons are valid at only: Regatta, T2 Cigar Bar, Pool Bars & the Jazz Bar. 

Rosewood

The Rosewood Hotel provides a more exclusive and refined experience for those who can afford it. Rosewood features 200 rooms and a handful of suites. As soon as you enter you are treated by elegant walls full of hand-painted murals and a signature scent. The Library

They have a few places to eat and a few bars. The Library lounge can create a tea just for you based on your current ailments and right across from it is the beautiful Manor bar. I loved the Manor Bar’s lemon drop martinis and they had live music one night, which was a nice touch. Just outside the Manor bar is a great place to take pictures at sunset. The background is lovely and you don’t have to walk down to the beach.

Manor Bar at the Rosewood

Rosewood has its own pool and beach and they have their own explorers club with many of the same activities available and a spa. 

SLSSLS Baja Mar

 The SLS is more youthful, vibrant, and maintains luxury as its core value. SLS rooms and residences are not only stylish, but they also know how to take relaxation to the next level. Picture yourself chilling on a spacious balcony, with incredible views of Cable Beach or even from the inside since they offer floor-to-ceiling windows. SLS does not charge for a fridge.

The lounge chairs at SLS are quite plush making it a great spot to hang out.

2) An Array of Kid’s Activities

Explorers ClubExplorers Club at Baja Mar

Baha Mar Resort boasts a comprehensive Kids Club where children from three to twelve can enjoy supervised activities like arts and crafts, treasure hunts, and educational time like cooking lessons and science experiments. They also have a theater, offer assorted video games, and take the kids outside for nature walks and a visit to the touch tank to see the animals.

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They are open Monday – Sunday and offer three sessions each day: 9 AM – noon, 1-4 pm, and 6:30 -10:30 pm. They can accommodate up to 70 – 80 kids per session. You can make a reservation in advance on the website or by contacting the activities desk. If you are staying in the Grand Hyatt Reserve your butler may also be able to make a reservation for you. They also allow walk-ins.

The kids club is included in your stay but if you want your child to be given lunch or dinner that is an additional $25.

Babysitting Services

For those with children under 3 or uncomfortable leaving their children in the kids club they do offer babysitting. You can hire a babysitter to your room or to be a buddy and accompany your child somewhere like the waterpark.

If you do not want to use the resort’s babysitting services then we recommend Tiara’s Babysitting Services, 1-242-812-0150. She even comes prepared with toys to play with. 

Sports

There’s also a variety of sports facilities available for children (and adults), including a basketball court, tennis courts, pickleball courts, a soccer field, and a mini-golf course. They offer tennis lessons and pickleball lessons for a fee. There are a lot of green areas around the property as well where you could throw a frisbee or a football.

Baha Bay Water ParkBaha Bay Water Park

Baja Mar offers an epic waterpark experience across 15 acres. You can slide down the towering water slides, lounge in the lazy river, boogie board on their patented wave simulator Flow Curl™, and take on the waves in the wave pool. And when you grow tired from all the excitement, grab a refreshing drink and relax in a nearby lounger. The water park costs an additional $160 per adult and $65 per kid. So try to book a package that includes it!

Rainy Day Activities

Baha Mar Rainy Day Activities

Coming Soon: For older kids, there is a Teen lounge coming soon (October tentatively) with activities like video games, pool tables, and board games. There is also an arcade being added over in the convention center area but I do not know when it is opening.

3) Indulging Adult Activities

Adults can indulge in an array of activities to keep them occupied and relaxed during their stay.

Golf

There’s an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. The back nine holes are completely different than the front nine for a unique experience. If that wasn’t enough they will change the course a little based on the wind. So you could golf here several times and never have the same experience. They give you a sleeve of Pro V1s and a nice water bottle with vodka lemonade when you finish.

They also offer the “Better than your own golf rental program” with clubs that are tailored specifically to you. If you need a lesson they have those too!

Golf tip: The fee drops by $100 if you tee off in the afternoon.

CasinoCasino at Baja Mar

They have the largest casino in the Caribbean which means whatever it is you want to play, they’ve got it. The casino connects all three properties which allows you to walk across the resort in the a/c. 

Shopping

There are shopping opportunities throughout the property including a shopping area downstairs outside.

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Water Sports

Many water sporting activities are also available such as paddle boarding, snorkeling, kayaking, and windsurfing; what’s more exciting, you can even dive with sharks!

Pools Galore

12 pools spread out throughout the three properties. Only Rosewood guests can you the Rosewood pool though.

Art studio

The art studio offers painting classes for adults and kids including a paint and sip. They will even ship your art to you if it won’t fit in your luggage. 

4) Gourmet Dining

Baha Mar Resort features an extensive selection of restaurants that cater to varied palates. They possess over 45 bars and restaurants with top-notch chefs and amazing culinary expertise. From beachside dining and seafood restaurants to fine dining with breathtaking views, guests are spoilt for choice. At most restaurants kids aged 5 and under eat free with the purchase of an adult meal.

Dining Tip: Make reservations for every night that you are there. You can always cancel. If you cannot get the time you want make a reservation for any time available and show up closer to when you want to eat, they should be able to get you in. Use the app to make reservations up to 3 months out.

Also, if you like to drink soda consider buying a refillable cup. I believe they are available in several places but the Blue Lagoon bar definitely has them. 

Some standouts I really enjoyed were:

CostaCosta at Baja Mar

This Mexican food restaurant has a killer ambiance with seating in a koi pond. It started raining while I was dining here and some how it made it even cooler. 

Marcus at Baha MarMarcus at Baha Mar

Fish and steak are the main features here. I enjoyed a filet mignon cooked to perfection. The burrata salad was also a stand out.

The North 25

Here I had the cobb salad with chicken and it was wonderful. I was in a cabana that they delivered to.

5) Spectacular Beach & Outdoor Sceneries

The icing on the cake for your family holiday at Baha Mar Resort is the stunning outdoor sceneries and the beach experience. The resort has over 3,000 feet of white sandy beach for playing beach games, relaxing, or lounging. The chance to participate in water sports such as snorkeling will create a dynamic opportunity for bonding with your family members. You can rent a boat and go to other islands exploring different blues of water or surprise the kids with a feeding experience for the pigs at ‘pig beach’.

Baja Bay Beach Club

Baja Mar Beach Club Cabanas

If you want to take it up a notch, I suggest getting yourself a private cabana at the Baja Bay Beach Club. I’m talking ultimate relaxation with your own little slice of heaven. For $1,000 six people get

  • Lounge Sofa and 4 Chaise Lounges
  • Refrigerator stocked with Evian and other refreshments
  • 1 bottle of premium Rose wine
  • 1 Exotic Fruit Salad
  • Personal Safe
  • Wifi Access
  • Beach & Pool Towels
  • Personal VIP Cabana Server

Plus, you won’t have to worry about fighting for a spot in the shade or sand because you’ll have your own personal oasis. Just make sure to bring some sunscreen, you might never want to leave.

If that’s too rich for your blood consider just getting a single lounger for $100. The fee is applied toward Food & Beverage consumption at the venue, you get one chaise lounger, wifi, and towels. I would recommend starting early and doing breakfast and lunch here. If there are two of you, you can get a daybed for $200 and it’s the same deal essentially. 

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Have Photos Taken

We recommend Gaby Rguez Photography @BAHAMASPHOTOGRAPHER. She is professional and timely. She gives you access to an album and then you get to pick your favorites and she edits them. 

Before the Trip Tips

  • Watch the Amazon Prime documentary that was done on the resort. Watch it here.
  • Pack a suitcase you plan to check liquor and drinks, those are a lot more expensive at the resort. Snacks would be good too. 
  • Join the Baja Mar FB group. 

Baha Mar Packing Tips

  • Bring a waterproof cell phone case. (on Amazon)
  • Bring some water bottles. 

Conclusion:
A getaway to Baha Mar Resort should be on the to-do list of every family. With fantastic accommodation options, a wide array of kid’s activities, plenty of activities for adults, and outstanding restaurants; all amidst a sublime tropical paradise, this resort will keep every member of your family satisfied and full of enjoyable moments. On your next vacation, choose Baha Mar Resort to ensure everyone includes happy memories and looks forward to coming back.

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