Ahhh the Bahamas… Just the name of these dreamy islands is enough to get you into that sunny, happy Caribbean mood. Beautiful beaches, palm trees swaying in the breeze, Bahamian hospitality and plenty of sunshine: everything you need for the perfect, relaxing family vacation! We’ve picked five of the best kid-friendly hotels that won’t break the bank.
Blue Water Resort on Cable Beach, Nassau, Bahamas
Splash out on a private 3-bedroom oceanfront villa on the world famous Cable Beach in Nassau! Even better than a family-friendly hotel, this independent solution is perfect for families who want to have their own home from home on a pristine beachfront. Villas come with a fully-equipped kitchen, large patios, BBQ, washer and dryer, 2 or 3 cable TVs, and Internet access. Step outside and make the most of the swimming, snorkelling, fishing and sailing in the crystal blue Bahamian waters. Extra amenities include the poolside Da Sand Bar, barbecue, reception, safe deposit box, swimming pool and a tennis court. Don’t feel like cooking? No worries, you’re just a block away from Nassau’s bustling nightlife, restaurants and casinos!
Best Western Bay View Suites Paradise Island, Paradise Island, Bahamas
In a peaceful, relaxed, private tropical paradise, Best Western Bay View Suites is a great family friendly hotel for those travelling on a budget. A hop and a skip away from the attractions of Paradise Island, it’s got all the luxuries you’ll need, including a tennis court, 3 fresh water swimming pools, framed with beautiful, exotic flora, lush tropical gardens and freshly redecorated one-bedroom suites with air conditioning, free WIFI, cable television and a private patio or balcony. Family friendly amenities include fully equipped kitchens and a convenience store, as well as 2 laundry rooms! With the gorgeous beach nearby, as well as a golf course and casinos, there is plenty to keep any family happy. Thrill seekers might try sailing, diving or deep-sea fishing while those wishing to relax can just kick back at the poolside cocktail bar. Babysitting, cribs and rollaway beds on request, ice/vending machines and free parking are also welcome.
Comfort Suites Paradise Island, Paradise Island, Bahamas
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Casual all suite property provides an unusual benefit: guests enjoy full use of the attractions from the Atlantis Resort’s facilities at a fraction of the budget. Located just steps away from the Paradise Island attractions, this family friendly hotel has 228 junior suites and an outdoor pool with a swim-up bar. In addition to the daily complimentary continental breakfast, guests can use the Atlantis facilities including their Aquaventure, swimming pools, kids’ pool, private beach, magnificent waterscapes, river rides, water slides, health spa, tennis courts, golf, Kids Camp, movie theatre, casino and Teen Lounge. Meals can be taken at the Atlantis’ restaurants too or at the nearby Marina Village or Shopping Center. Watch the huge yachts docking, try the ice-cream at the Village Creamery or hit the gift shops for souvenirs and duty-free goodies. Families will also appreciate the sleeper sofas, cribs on request and the fact that Kids stay free!
Atlantis Coral Towers Resort Paradise Island, Paradise Island, Bahamas
A great family friendly hotel in the Bahamas, Coral Towers Resort is the affordable end of the Paradise Island resort, with easy access to the Kid’s club, Club Rush Teen lounge and the main attraction: the 14 lagoons, the world's largest open-air marine habitat which is home to over 50,000 marine animals! And, did we mention Aquaventure, the crazy waterscape slides and rides? And, if that weren’t enough, there’s Dolphin Cay! With 20 swimming areas, beaches, a Mandara Spa, a casino, the Aura nightclub and an amazing selection of restaurants from renowned chefs like Bobby Flay, Nobu and Jean-Georges Vongerichten, the entire family will be catered for! In rooms, parents will be grateful for sleeper sofas, kitchenettes, babysitting and cribs on request, as well as the usual minibar, coffee maker, satellite television, and balconies.
Melia Nassau Beach Resort, Nassau, Bahamas
Set on Nassau's spectacular Cable Beach, this resort is just the spot to relax with your toes in the perfect white sand! Families on the lookout for action will find swimming, snorkelling, sailing, and plenty of watersports, as well as a pool, kid’s pool and volleyball court. The gardens are a playground, too - with seven acres of waterscapes, freshwater pools and waterfalls! The rooms come with garden, water or ocean views and patios or balconies. Inside, the style is modern Caribbean with great perks such as the Sweet Sleeper Bed, flat screen TV and free WIFI. Hungry? You can pick from the Buffet Restaurant, the resort's Signature Restaurant, the casual Pool & Beach Grill or the Cafe for snacks. Useful amenities for kids include babysitting, rollaway beds or cribs on demand, and kids eat free policy.
Rowena Carr-Allinson contributed this to MiniTime.