The capital of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Nassau, is one of the premier locations for travellers looking to get a taste of these scenic islands, and it’s also popular with honeymooners for the array of romantic things to do. With its many sights, activities, and ease of access through airports and cruise ships, who can really blame them? With these unbeatable accommodations, you are sure to find something that fits all your needs so you can quit the planning and stress and finally get nestled into Nassau.
From hotels and resorts to Vrbo rentals, we have some awesome options listed below. Read on to find out about the best places to stay in Nassau, Bahamas.
The Reef at Atlantis has earned a stellar reputation as a 4.5-star property in Nassau. Whether you book a king studio for you and your beau or a two-bedroom suite for the whole family, you’ll have a luxurious stay with top-notch amenities at your fingertips. Guests have access to a fitness center, a hot tub, and a swimming pool with a poolside bar. The airport is just a short drive away so if you’re coming in from a long flight, you don’t have to brave hours in the car to get to your accommodation.
Grand Hyatt Baha Mar offers the perfect accommodation to complement your beach vacation. With blue-and-white rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, and balconies with ocean views, you can’t go wrong with this option. Amenities include free WiFi, 24-hour room service, a poolside bar, an outdoor pool, and more. This property is also pet- and kid-friendly, offering family rooms, a kids’ club, cribs, and babysitting services. While there’s certainly plenty to see in Nassau, even if you spend the whole day inside the hotel, you won’t get bored!
When I first saw this hotel, I knew it absolutely had to be included on this list. Be transported back to the life of the Old Caribbean at the Graycliff Hotel, a former mansion turned private hotel that is steeped in history. Originally built in 1740, this hotel has been owned by pirates, the United States military, and a friend of Al Capone. Its current owners have been exceedingly important in the restoration of the historic West Hill Street, and the locals regard it as an elegant piece of local history. Besides being a hotel, there are also three restaurants on the property, a resident cigar company, and an extensive wine cellar. But even though this is a nearly 3-century-old structure, you’ll still find all the necessary amenities such as free Wi-Fi, central air, and fitness center. This hotel only has 20 rooms, so if you are interested in staying here, it is best to book early.
This is one of the best places to stay in Nassau, the Bahamas for a family of four. Located within walking distance from Montagu Beach on the northeastern shore, this quaint and homey cottage is perfect for travellers who want easy access fun things to do in Nassau. But guests can also get a better feel for the life of the locals in a more quiet setting.
You and three other guests can have the entire home to yourselves, with its two bedrooms (one king size bed and one queen size bed), and bathroom. Additional guests are able to stay for an extra charge of 50 USD (50 BSD) per person/per night. There is also a deposit due upon arrival although the host did not make it clear how much this deposit is, so contact them for further information. There is also a four night minimum stay required here, so take that into consideration. Guests are free to use the home’s television, Internet, washer, dryer, kitchen, and free parking.
Private charming cottage and gardenNassau, New Providence, BahamasSuperhost
Top guest reviewswith comfortable beds a relaxing patio the cottage is exactly as shown in the photosdefinitely appreciate the a/c working wellshawna's place was comfortable and we enjoyed sitting on the back patio in the eveningsvery comfortable plenty of room for 4 of us (two couples)day of fun and you are offered the chance for an upgrade of course to swim with dolphinseverything was very clean and we had everything we neededthe house is cleanthe house is clean and the beds are fairly comfortablecottage itself was very clean and well equippedthe house was very clean and in a quiet neighbourhood
Host:the hosts are considerateshawna was a wonderful hostshawna and jonatan are very hospital hosts with great attitude to gueststhank you for being great hostboth shawna and johnathan were excellent hostsRead more reviewslocation was good 5/10minutes walk to nearest beachvery close to the water and paradise islandclose to atlantis and shopping mall secure neighborhoodsafe location close to paradise island and much moreclose enough to town but away from it as well
This great townhome is just a five-minute walk to one of the best beaches in Nassau, the Bahamas and has all the basic amenities for those not looking for over the top accommodations. The townhome has been approved for business travelers, and can accommodate four guests in its two bedrooms (each with a queen bed) and one and a half bathrooms. Feel free to use all the appliances in the fully equipped kitchen and the televisions that are all hooked up to cable. There is a 40 USD (40 BSD) charge per night when there are more than two guests staying at this residence, in addition to the 80 USD (80 BSD) cleaning fee, and 400 USD (400 BSD) security deposit. The host does ask that visitors be prepared to turn off all lights, and air conditioning when leaving the townhome in order to save on electricity. There is a two night minimum requirement when booking this Airbnb. The host recommends renting a car to visitors, which will run you about 50 USD (50 BSD) per day. Reviews for this property mentioned how nice and attentive the host was, as well as how clean the townhome was. A private boat is available for use, just contact the host for details.
New Renovated House Near the Beach
Price: from 150 USD / 150 BSD
Number of Guests: 2
Access: 10 minute drive from Lynden Pindling International Airport
This vacation rental is another large accommodation, in the same areas as Sunrise by the Sea. Guests can rent this entire home that can accommodate four people in its two bedrooms, each equipped with a double bed. There are two and a half baths, so everyone can get cleaned up after a fun day on the beach. The home is located in a private community located on the eastern tip of Nassau, which has community amenities including a clubhouse, marina, tennis courts, and children’s playground. There are sofas available so the home can accommodate more than four people if desired.
In addition to the nighty rate, there is a 100 USD (100 BSD) cleaning fee and a 250 (250 BSD) security deposit and a two night minimum stay. Guests describe this as being another great option for those looking for relaxation and peace instead of the fast paced activities available in the downtown area. The community has a resort like feel, but without the formality. And many guests were very satisfied with the hospitality shown by the host, Andrew.
Anchorage, Palm Cay, Nassau Bahamas
Address: Palm Cay, Nassau, The Bahamas
Price: from 250 USD / 250 BSD
Number of Guests: 4+
Access: 32 minute drive from Lynden Pindling International Airport
A posh and luxurious resort on the north shore of Paradise Island, the One & Only Beach Club is one of the Bahamas premier hotels, that often goes unnoticed being so close to the popular Atlantis Hotels. If you’re looking for uncompromising luxury and close proximity to activities, this is the perfect hotel. It features exceptional services such as a 24-hour butler service, champagne and strawberries delivered to your room each afternoon, high speed Internet, golf, tennis, various water sports, and a world-class spa. According to reviews for this hotel, the One and Only has an arrangement with the Atlantis Hotels that allows One and Only guests to visit its incredible water park.
From the property of the hotel, guests can view the Versailles Gardens and French Cloister, ruins from a 14th century Augustinians monastery that gives a mystical and otherworldly atmosphere to the grounds of the resort. Bicycle rentals are free, and so is a shuttle service. A security deposit of 250 USD (250 BSD) will be taken per night, in addition to the nightly fees. Children at 11 years of age and younger stay for free when using an existing bed or crib. Children 12 and older stay for an additional 100 USD (100 BSD) per individual per night. The One and Only is truly like something from a dream, except this dream is reality.
If you are looking for an adorable community of a resort then this is the place for you. Get your very own beach house at this one of a kind oceanfront resort, that features an array of distinct, colorful buildings that directly contrast the many modern and posh resorts found on the island. Guests can expect all the amenities of regular hotel rooms, with televisions, private bathrooms, toiletries, and safes all included. At the resort, snorkeling equipment is available, along with the resort’s pool, spa services, and restaurant. The resort features two types of rooms, one with a queen size bed that sleeps three, and one with a king size bed that sleeps four. This is truly a tucked away gem on Nassau, so be sure to check availability if you are interested.
Compass Point Beach Resort
Address: West Bay, Gambier Village
This Airbnb is a perfect option for small parties traveling through the area. Booking with this host will get you a lovely one-bedroom suite at this home on the outskirts of Nassau. The accommodations can sleep three individuals and has one bathroom to share among the guests. The villa has its own private door, so guests don’t have to walk through the host’s area while staying here. Right outside the villa is the host’s private pool that guests are more than welcome to use. Additional maid service and light laundry can be arranged if guests so desire, and breakfast can be provided for an extra 30 USD (30 BSD) per day.
The neighborhood this accommodation is located in has guard patrols, not far from several places to eat. Public transportation is available in front of the home every 30 minutes. There is a two night minimum stay, 75 USD (75 BSD) cleaning fee, and an extra 10 USD (10 BSD) per night for more than two guests at this Airbnb. Guests highlight the quiet and peaceful time they had, and the hospitality of the host, Meka, as being the best features of this villa along with the short walk to the private beach.
Elegant Island LivingNassau, New Providence, BahamasSuperhost
Top guest reviewsbig shower area with view for the beautiful gardenwe loved eating coco plum bistro shima mahogany house the coffee bar and at the captain’s tablee wifi login information local attractions and house rules)some of our favorite moments were sitting on the patio by the pool drinking our morning coffeegreat interior also we had a fridge coffee machine water boiler and microwave in our roomit was clean and well keptnice and cleanvery clean and perfect amenitiesthe spacious spotlessly clean suite is very comfortablethe house is very clean quiet and nicely designed with gorgeous pieces of art
Host:the owners are beyond kindmeka is a great host always ready to helpmeka was an excellent host and the accommodations were beautifulawesome apartment and very friendly hostawesome host thank you very much mekaRead more reviewsthe location was greatthere is a secluded beach close by that meka told us about which was idealit’s in a very safe neighborhood and close to beautiful beachesthe house is located in very calm area guarantying relaxing holidaysmeka’s place is away from the tourist traps and noise and truly is island paradise
Not sure where to stay in Nassau? You might as well feel like you’re on an island paradise, and in this lovely villa, you certainly will. Boasting classic Caribbean décor with wicker chairs, high ceilings with wood accents, and plenty of natural light, this intimate home is another great choice for those looking to experience Nassau without the formal atmosphere of a resort hotel. This villa comes with two bedrooms, three beds, and can host up to six guests. There is a 75 USD (75 BSD) cleaning fee, 150 USD (150 BSD) security deposit, and a three nights minimum stay, so take these factors into consideration before booking. The villa is located on Paradise Island, so all the activities of Atlantis and downtown Nassau are either within walking distance or a short car ride away. Staying at this villa also gives access to the pool shared amongst the community.
Charming Island-Style Villa On Paradise Island
Top guest reviewswifi is strong and goodthe community pools are nice and tended tothe wifi was strong fast and always worked throughout the trip along with the air conditioningit’s best to go the beaches and pools in other parts of the islandpluses: wifi; allowed us later checkout; location for value ($1100 can) is by far the best featurewe had many clean towels and bedding sheetsthe villa is very clean and spaciousspacious and cleanthe space overall was clean and comfortablethe beds were comfortable and clean
Host:we encouraged the host to provide optional window coveringsthanks again to the owners for sharing with uswith campbell as a host i'm certain it will be perfect soonthere are friendly and welcoming neighbors around and they give good tips on events and placeswonderful accommodations excellent host with clear communication will be returning soonRead more reviewslocation location location was perfectnice location and very spaciousthe villa was located in a very convenient location close to the beach and other attractionsthe location was wonderful it was 10 min to atlantis and 5 min to the marina villageit was in perfect walking distance to atlantis
If you’re looking to rent your own place during your summer in Nassau, check out this two-bedroom property that overlooks the ocean. It’ll feel just like staying in a hotel, but with more space! Not only will you have a well-equipped kitchen to cook in, but you and your party of four can also enjoy al fresco dining and direct access to the beach. While you’re here, be sure to take advantage of the swimming pool, which is open to anyone staying in the condominium.
New Listing - Compass PointNassau, New Providence, BahamasSuperhost
Top guest reviews3 – awesome kitchen amenitiesall of the appliances worked and the furniture was extremely comfortablethe view from the room at night was amazingthe rooms were beautiful and they even have a washer and dryerkitchen perfectly equipped the patio is great for outside mealscommunication was great and their place was spotless5 – clean and beautiful just as advertised would recommend to anyone who is visiting (new providence)the apartment looks bright new and was immaculately kept clean and well laid outa very clean accommodation with breathtaking views we thoroughly enjoyed our stayaurore’s place was very clean and the property manager was very accommodating and welcoming
Host:she was very thoughtful and kindlove it 8- the host’s house was lovely we had a wonderful stayit was definitely kid friendlyaurore was always nice responsive and availablefany were very nice easy to talk to and very friendly when she welcomed usRead more reviews6 – great location was very close to (compass point )we were within walking distance of great restaurants and amenitiesgreat service and place amazing location and view
Looking for the best area to stay in Nassau, the Bahamas? Anywhere near the beach is perfect! You can bring the whole family along to this large private home in a gated-community on the eastern tip of Nassau. This home can accommodate up to eight people, within its four bedrooms (one king bed, two queen beds, and two single beds) and three bathrooms. There is a 150 USD (150 BSD) cleaning fee and a 300 USD (300 BSD) security deposit, although the security deposit is only payable if the hosts have to file a damages report with a particular guest. Guests are free to use the fully equipped kitchen, and the kayaks and snorkeling equipment. Each bed is provided with linens and is stocked with plenty of towels. Being on the eastern tip of New Province, the area has little in ways of public transportation, so it is advisable for travelers to rent a car if they wish to explore the island. Downtown Nassau is approximately a 15 to 20 minute drive away. There is a four night minimum stay for this Airbnb, so take that into consideration with your vacation desires. Many guests that stayed at this location reported having children and said the neighborhood and home, was no problem. All the bedrooms have a spectacular view, so bring everyone along to this spectacular find.
Sunrise by the Sea - the ocean on your doorstep!Nassau, New Providence, BahamasSuperhost
Top guest reviewswifi internet was strong and the ac cooled the whole housewifi in the house works perfectlythe kitchen at the house is well equipped (as we all love cooking)the space accomodated a family of 5 very comfortably and was very cozy and warmsafe quiet and comfortable with everything you need to enjoy your vacationthe house is clean with spacious roomshouse is super clean very comfortable beds in silence neighbourhoodthis beach house is very spacious homey and cleansunbeds were clean
Host:in addition paola and john were great hoststhe staff at sand dollar are greatpaola was a great host who was very quick to respond to all our questionsexcellent host very helpful and hospitablepaola and john were amazing hostsRead more reviewswhat a wonderful house in a wonderful location on nassauthe house and location are the best on the islandagain i can't stress just how beautiful this location is and you won't be disappointedgreat location and the house was exactly as it appears in the picturesthis place is a great value if you're looking for a get away
An island of dreams
Nassau is truly a great destination not just for its visitor-friendly amenities, but also for the escape that it provides people. Staying in Nassau gives travellers the opportunity to truly let go of their worries that daily life brings and find a new part of themselves that can only be accessed when the inner part of one’s soul is allowed to run free with wonder. So find your new home, and nestle up in Nassau where you can sleep tight and let your mind wander through the shores of this dreamy island.
Frequently asked questions about the best places to stay in Nassau, the Bahamas
1. Which accommodations in Nassau are good for families?
If you’re holidaying in Nassau with your family in tow, check out these family-friendly properties for the best experience: i) The Reef at Atlantis; ii) Grand Hyatt Baha Mar; iii) Charming Paradise Island Villa.
2. Which accommodations in Nassau are good for couples?
3. Which accommodations in Nassau have nice views?
While on holiday in Nassau, a room with a view is a must - after all, this destination is a jewel in the Bahamas. Book a stay in any of these accommodations for the best view: i) Grand Hyatt Baha Mar; ii) The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, Bahamas; iii) Sunrise by the Sea.
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