The most amazing hotel pools in the Bahamas


Published February 21, 2014

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The most amazing hotel pools in the Bahamas

The most amazing hotel pools in the Bahamas

Idyllic waterscapes that even upstage the Caribbean Sea.

Atlantis: Paradise Island

The undisputed kingpin of pools in the Bahamas—no, make that the entire Caribbean—is the sprawling Atlantis mega-resort, which offers a near-mythic total of 11 pools (only one of which is adults- only), and three kiddie-pool play areas. Kids might get most fired up on the Mayan Temple Pool and the lazy-river-connecting River Pool, while families with older kids will like the new Blu Pool, where the soundtrack includes both new pop hits as well as ‘80s and ‘90s pop. As if that weren’t enough, there are also eight water slides and two river rides, the classic Lazy River and the zippier Current.

Insider tip: Heads up, budget-minded families: if you stay at the neighboring Comfort Inn Paradise Island, you’ll get full pool and waterpark privileges at Atlantis.

One & Only Ocean Club: Paradise Island

This 105-room One & Only resort—once the private state of the heir to the A&P fortune—is part of the Atlantis empire, but feels more removed (and reserved) than its colossal mothership. Its own zero-entry family pool has a waterfall and toys, while the nearby Versailles Pool offers a more serene scene for ages 14 and up. There’s also a free use of bicycles, as well as a complimentary kids club featuring chef-led cooking lessons for ages 4 to 12.

Grand Lucayan Bahamas Resort: Grand Bahama

The 519-room Grand Lucayan (formerly called Our Lucaya) has three pools—including a sleek infinity pool and an adventurously curving Serpentine Pool. Kids can take part in Beach Olympics, dive-in movies, scavenger hunts, soccer games, and play on a giant outdoor chess board. A nice resort perk: across the street, the Port Lucaya Market Place has plenty of fun shopping and budget-friendly dining options.

Melia Nassau Beach Resort: Nassau

Set on a 1,000-foot-stretch of Cable Beach, this 694-room Nassau resort has three freshwater pools with waterfalls, as well as jumbo-sized hot tubs—and is reportedly about to go through a renovation and expansion that will update those pools and add nine more as part of the new Baha Mar resort, slated to open later in 2014. As of now, the Melia Nassau Beach resort already offers a kids’ check-in desk, a kids’ club, and “Kids & Co.” rooms that feature bunk beds.

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