Bahamas Vacations

AMERICA'S ISLANDS NEXT DOOR

Many Americans who visit the Bahamas are left to wonder: Why would anyone fly so far for a beach vacation when paradise is right next door?

The Bahamas consist of a grouping of 29 islands located just southeast of the United States. Together they offer amazing sand and surf, and ever-warm and sunny days that never seem to disappoint. And each location offers a different point of view.

Nassau

Visitors to the capital city of Nassau, on the island of New Providence, can hop a boat and explore a pristine beach, frollick with dolphins or feed rays and sharks. Or they can head into town and explore the Bahamas' rich and colorful history, forged by pirates such as Blackbeard, British and Spanish rule and even an American invasion. Also a popular cruise-ship port, Nassau provides some of the best nightlife - and duty-free shopping - in the Bahamas.

Freeport

Freeport, the Bahamas' second most populous city, plays host to many modern and amenities-laded beachfront resorts where guests can explore miles of soft sand and calm ocean waters. Fine dining and shopping are also popular at this Grand Bahama Island destination, mere minutes from guests' hotel, villa, condominium or apartment doors. Scuba divers also often begin their adventures here, where they have quick access to one of the world's most spectacular underwater cave systems.

Other popular Bahamian locations include Abaco Island and Marsh Harbour. Discover the possibilities for relaxation and exhilaration on your next Bahamas vacation.
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The Marlin at Taino Beach
GRAND BAHAMA, Grand Bahama Island BS
The Marlin features the pleasures of a massive 20,000 sq. ft. swimming pool beautifully landscaped to offer lots of shade. There is a fantastic 103 ft waterslide and a kiddie section with shallow water and fountains. Relax in the big Jacuzzi while watching your children play. The facility also has Olympic-size lanes and private caves for everyone's exploration. Taino has a small playgound area for children. And Lucaya Watersports is on site to facilitate all water sports activities. Laundry facilities are also located on the premises and there are scheduled shuttles to and from the local grocery store.

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:00
Check-in Days: Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Important Information
  • Minimum age check-in is 18.
  • No multiple unit or consecutive week stays.
  • Security deposit required upon check-in at the resort.
  • Multiple or consecutive weeks confirmations not allowed.
  • Credit card imprint required upon check-in at the resort.
  • The Taino resorts A200, The Marlin at Taino Beach's air condition is down and will not be fixed until August 30th 2014. The resort is calling inbounds and letting them know that they will be moved to resort R110 (no longer affiliated with RCI and a standard property across the street from the beach and there are no cooking facilities at this resort)
  • Inbounds will have the option to stay in their units at A200 with a fan but the temperatures are in the high 80’s a this will probably not be a doable option. RCI inbounds in 1bedrooms will be moved to an adjoining unit at R110 with a King bed and two double beds. RCI inbound in the studio units or hotels will be given an option of one unit with either the King bed or double beds at resort R110.
  • Mandatory fee: Security deposit is 100 U.S. dollars. Cash or Credit is accepeted.
  • Mandatory fee: Utility surcharge is 105 per week to 150 per week U.S. dollars. Cash or Credit is accepeted.
Westwind Club
Cable Beach, New Providence Island Bahamas
Guests at this cozy resort enjoy a private beach, a heated outdoor pool and a spacious clubhouse with snack bar and daily 'happy hour.' Motorized boats, kayaks and sailboats may be rented at the resort; guests frequently take the boats to a nearby island for snorkeling and picnicking.

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:00
Check-in Days: Saturday

Important Information
  • Minimum age check-in is 21.
  • Pet Information: Animals are permitted; restrictions and or fees may apply please contact resort for details.
  • Multi Floor With No Elevator Access: Yes
  • Stairs leading to bathroom and loft bedroom in each villa.
  • Occupancy limits are strictly enforced: could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • Mandatory fee: Occupancy tax is 18.00 U.S. dollars. Cash or Credit is accepeted.
  • Mandatory fee: Utility surcharge is 85.00 U.S. dollars. Cash or Credit is accepeted.
Island Resort & Golf Club
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island Bahamas
Island Resort & Golf Club is conveniently located within a short walk to the International Bazaar. The quiet, peaceful location allows for a family-oriented atmosphere, where you can swim in the heated outdoor pool or enjoy a cookout in the picnic area. The resort can organize tours, such as those to Garden of the Groves and Hydro Flora Garden, as well as snorkeling and fishing trips and sunset cruises.

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:00
Check-in Days: Saturday

Important Information
  • Minimum age check-in is 23.
  • Pet Information: Animals are not permitted; could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • The deposit is refundable if utilities usage does not exceed 170 kilowatt hours per week.
  • Mandatory fee: Utility surcharge is 50.00 U.S. dollars. Cash or Credit is accepeted.
  • Mandatory fee: Lodging tax is 50.00 U.S. dollars. Cash or Credit is accepeted.
Mayfield Beach & Tennis Club
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island BS
Mayfield Beach & Tennis Club is a small, quiet resort where you can relax and enjoy the tranquility of Grand Bahamas Island. Along with its beachfront location, you'll enjoy an outdoor pool, tennis court, and barbecue grills. The English-speaking staff can assist you in arranging transportation to a number of off-site activities. If you would like to bring your laptop, please feel free to do so as we have wireless service for $2.00 per day.

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:00
Check-in Days: Saturday

Important Information
  • Minimum age check-in is 21.
  • Utility fee of $0.44 per Kilowatt hour is charged at check-out.
  • Bahamian government has imposed occupancy tax of six percent. About $27.00 per unit per week will be charged at check out.
  • Occupancy limits are strictly enforced: could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • Mandatory fee: Occupancy tax is 6% U.S. dollars. Cash or Credit is accepeted.
Abaco Towns by the Sea
Marsh Harbour, Abaco Island BS
Amid a flourishing tropical landscape, Abaco Towns by the Sea offers peaceful tranquility. Pack a book as guests won't find the rush and noise of civilization. Abaco Towns by the Sea has its own small beach area allowing swimming and boating. This is a peaceful, quiet resort located in an area perfect for relaxation.

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:00
Check-in Days: Saturday

Important Information
  • Minimum age check-in is 21.
  • Pet Information: Animals are not permitted; could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • Guests should call our office at least 48 hours in advance to confirm their arrival and give flight information.
  • Mandatory fee: Utility surcharge is 70 U.S. dollars. Cash or Credit is accepeted.
Ocean Reef Yacht Club and Resort
Freeport, GRAND BAHAMA BS
If you are coming via your own boat, the resort has 50 docking slips available for craft up to 120 feet. The resort welcomes you to enjoy leisurely outdoor dining at Grouper's Bar & Grill for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is an on-site dive shop that will only be too happy to make your daily arrangements. Enjoy tennis, two luxurious swimming pools, one of which has a swim-up bar, plus, car, boat and bike rentals. You can play bingo and volleyball and enjoy a fun variety of nightly activities, all brought to you by a most friendly and caring staff.

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:00
Check-in Days: Saturday

Important Information
  • Minimum age check-in is 21.
  • Pet Information: Animals are not permitted; could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • Mandatory fee: Utility surcharge is 45 to 85 U.S. dollars. Cash or Credit is accepeted.
  • Mandatory fee: Occupancy tax is 18 local currency. Cash or Credit is accepeted.
The Ocean at Taino Beach
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island BS
Start or end your day with a meal at Taino by the Sea and take in the breathtaking ocean views. Swim up to the bar for your Bahama Mama drink in the Taino Beach Resort's 20,000 sq feet pool. Sit poolside, in the shade or on a hammock. Slide down the 103 foot waterslide, watch your children play in the shallow pool, fountains or at the playground area. Get in your exercise in the lanes of the resort's Olympic size pool, or float in an innertube in the pool's 'lazy river'. Explore the private caves or relax in the jacuzzi or in one of the three sun beds that are located in the pool.

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:00
Check-in Days: Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Important Information
  • Minimum age check-in is 21.
  • Credit card imprint required upon check-in at the resort.
  • 3BR units OCC: Max 8/Pri 8 are comprised of two hotel units and two studio units. Please note: one of the sleeping areas is across a common corridor.
  • Due to a recent lightning strike to the resorts 4063, the resorts have lost telephone functions for 90% of the guest units. The manager of this property has set up a telephone for guest to use in the welcome center lobby. This problem should be resolved by August 30th 2014.
  • Elevators are only until 3rd floor then there are stairs to join the 4th floor where the penthouses are located. 3BR units OCC: Max 8/Pri 8 are comprised of two hotel units and two studio units. Please note: one of the sleeping areas is across a common corridor.
  • Mandatory fee: Security deposit is 100 U.S. dollars. Cash or Credit is accepeted.
  • Mandatory fee: Utility surcharge is 90 per week to 360 per week U.S. dollars. Cash or Credit is accepeted.
Island Seas Resort
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island BAHAMAS
The Island Seas Resort welcomes you to a world-renowned luxury and pampering. The resort boasts its own private beach, beautiful free-form pool, hot tubs, gym and relaxing spa. There are a whole host of recreation activities from shuffleboard and volleyball to basketball and tennis. The resort also has plenty of fun-filled daily activities like bingo, karaoke and happy hour at the Coconuts Bar. And when you are ready to venture out for the day or night, the resort's concierge will only be too happy to make all of your arrangements.

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:00
Check-in Days: Sunday, Friday, Saturday

Important Information
  • Minimum age check-in is 21.
  • Pet Information: Animals are not permitted; could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • Credit card imprint required upon check-in at the resort.
  • Members that confirm week 52 will have to pay an extra fee of US$200 payable at check in.
The Coral at Taino Beach
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island BS
Surrounded by clear blue sea, white powder beaches and lush tropical landscaping, the resort offers privacy, intimacy, and charm. There is a lagoon-style pool complete with waterslide, waterfalls, caves, lazy river and swim-up bar. On site, there are full service water sports and tours, and enjoy at Taino Beach Restaurant and Bar. Whether you want a romantic getaway, family fun, adventure, or just to slip away from it all, it is all within reach at The Coral at Taino Beach. For more info visit : www.tainobeach.com.

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:00
Check-in Days: Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Important Information
  • Minimum age check-in is 21.
  • Multiple or consecutive weeks confirmations not allowed.
  • Taino Beach is committed to providing the best check in experience possible. To assist us in this, please email the resort reservations@tainobeach.com your flight arrival time to the resort 48 hours prior to your arrival.
  • Credit card imprint required upon check-in at the resort.
  • The Coral at Taino Beach's air condition is down and will not be fixed until August 30th 2014. The resort is calling inbounds and letting them know that they will be moved to resort R110 (no longer affiliated with RCI and a standard property across the street from the beach and there are no cooking facilities at this resort)
  • Inbounds will have the option to stay in their units at 6498 with a fan but the temperatures are in the high 80’s a this will probably not be a doable option. RCI inbounds in 1bedrooms will be moved to an adjoining unit at R110 with a King bed and two double beds. RCI inbound in the studio units or hotels will be given an option of one unit with either the King bed or double beds at resort R110.
  • Due to a recent lightning strike to the resorts the resort have lost telephone functions for 90% of the guest units. The manager of this property has set up a telephone for guest to use in the welcome center lobby.
  • Mandatory fee: Utility surcharge is 100 per week to 430 per week U.S. dollars. Cash or Credit is accepeted.
  • Mandatory fee: Security deposit is 100 U.S. dollars. Cash or Credit is accepeted.
Sunrise Resort and Marina
Freeport, Grand Bahama, Grand Bahama BS
Sunrise Resort and Marina, a waterfront resort on Grand Bahama Island, is only 10 minutes away from a white sandy beach, restaurants, the world-famous International Bazaar, Freeport Harbor and a whole lot more. Kick back with a book at the fresh-water pool or take a complimentary bike, kayak or paddle boat to a secluded beach. Bring your fishing line and catch some of the wonderful fish our marina has to offer. Discover the hidden jewel of Grand Bahama Island, where fine Bahamian hospitality abounds. For more information, please call the resort at 800-932-4959.

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 12:00
Check-in Days: Saturday

Important Information
  • There is a mandatory government occupancy tax of $20.00 per room per day. RCI
  • Please check with resort for smoking policy.
  • Mandatory fee: Occupancy tax is 20 U.S. dollars. Cash or Credit is accepeted.
Eat...

Bishop's Restaurant (Grand Bahama). For authentic cracked conch, fried grouper and other delectable home-cooked fare, come to this local favorite outside Freeport, a fair distance from the hustle and bustle of the all-inclusive resorts.

Mangoes Restaurant (Marsh Harbor). The place to eat when you're staying in Marsh Harbor, Mangoes makes a mean conch burger on an herb butter bun - and always knows how to prepare the "catch of the day."

Play...

Cable Beach (Nassau). This 2.5-mile stretch of glorious sand is a great place to enjoy cool breezes and azure ocean waters. And when you're done playing in the water, you won't have to travel far for golfing, casino gambling and nightlife.

The Dolphin Experience (Freeport). Swim and play with eager dolphins in the open ocean, as UNEXSO trainers teach you fun facts about these amazing mammals. Small groups ensure everyone gets a ride and a "kiss."

Take a Powerboat Adventure (Nassau). Hop a powerboat and jet to a remote island location where you can feed reef sharks, rays and iguanas, go hiking, or hang out on a sandy beach.

Explore...

Count Basie Square (Grand Bahama). Port Lucaya's entertainment district is constantly abuzz with festivals, parades, concerts and more. Come for the calypso, or just sit and watch the yachts roll in.

Grand Bahama's national parks. There are several national parks on Grand Bahama, including the Lucayan National Park (home to the one of the world's longest cave systems) and the Rand Nature Center (a bird-watcher's paradise).

Shop...

Port Lucaya Marketplace (Freeport). This downtown marketplace is open six days a week and offers everything from high-end jewelry to beauty supplies - and an impressive and well-stocked straw market.

Marina Village (Paradise Island). Located just a short walk from the Atlantis resort, Marina Village includes several designer boutique shops that offer high-end fashions as well as several places to grab lunch, an afternoon snack or a romantic dinner.

International Bazaar (Freeport). Shop the world at the venerable International Bazaar, located in Freeport's shopping hub near downtown. The bazaar is divided into sections representing different continents and regions.