This elegant New Providence Island resort offers solitude with a generous side serving of style.
On an island that was once a private playground for society’s elite, including the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Sandals Royal Bahamian boasts a greater degree of sophistication than the typical all-inclusive resort. Swim-up suites feature private wrap-around balconies, and every room is romantically decked out in Indian mahogany or Old World colonial furniture accented by soft beige tones, the perfect offset to a bright Bahamian landscape. Flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, in-room continental breakfast and 24-hour room service are among the amenities.
Nearly all activities are complimentary. In the morning, you might kayak over to Sandals' private island featuring two secluded white sand beaches. There you can enjoy the swim-up bar at the Beach Club, lounge in the shaded hammocks or unwind in the evenings by the Zen garden fire pits. Seven swimming pools, a penthouse fitness center with panoramic ocean views and unlimited snorkeling add options for the day's activities. The Red Lane Spa is one of the few optional facilities here, but it's worth splashing out for an In Good Spirits Body Scrub or Night Blooming Jasmine Massage. Cuisine at the ten specialty restaurants ranges from French to Caribbean to seafood, and unlimited wining and dining includes exclusive Mondavi wines.