Choosing between the hundreds of islands and thousands of beaches here is all part of the charm of visiting the Bahamas but, book all-inclusive, and decision-making ends right there. After all, Bahamas holidays are all about saying cheerio to life’s chores and getting stuck into the good life.
From breakfasts to Bahama Mama’s (the national cocktail, an absolute must-try), all the food and drink you’ll need are covered for the duration of your stay. Lots of resorts throw in activities, entertainment and tips too – so you needn’t even think about your wallet, just enjoy.
The Bahamas boasts a fine selection of adult-only and family-friendly all-inclusive hotels. The beauty of all-inclusive resorts is that they tend to include all your meals and a wealth of cuisine options to choose from. Most hotels offer buffet options and a la carte, so you truly are spoilt for choice. Many all-inclusive hotels include alcoholic beverages in addition to soft drinks. Be sure to check what’s included with your SNO travel specialist at the time of booking as each hotel may have different rules about what alcohol is included in your package. In addition to your meals and drinks, there are often a whole host of activities included in your stay at all-inclusive Barbados hotels, such as water sports, evening entertainment, kids’ clubs, day trips, concierge services, plus many more.
All our Bahamas destinations boast some phenomenal all-inclusive hotels, so you have no shortage of options. To help narrow your search, we’ve selected a few of our favourites:
Hotel Riu Palace Paradise Island on Nassau Paradise Island is situated on the renowned Cabbage Beach, this adult-only treat offers five a la carte restaurants, two swimming pools, evening entertainment complete with music and performances.
Sandals Emerald Bay, Exumas – boasting a whopping 500 acres and 249 rooms, this upmarket beachfront resort is complete with butler service, six bars including a swim-up pool bar, 11 restaurants, a golf course, unlimited land and watersports, plus tonnes more treats in store!
Club Med Columbus Isle, San Salvador – featuring 239 rooms, this village-style resort offers excellent value for money and a casual beachy style situated on the mile-long beach, Bonefish Bay. Facilities include 10 tennis courts, L’Occitane spa, a junior club (from age 11-17) and two excellent restaurants with superb sea views.
There’s oodles to organise when you’re prepping your brood for a trip to the Bahamas – and our all-inclusives for families save an ocean of hassle. Stick to the routines, mealtimes and activities that suit your sprogs, without having to worry about your wallet. This kind of holiday really lets everyone relax, maximising quality time together. Our favourite AI resorts for families come with the usual perks of all-inclusive, with kid-friendly features thrown in like childcare, tennis lessons, scuba lessons and child-friendly menus. You’ll often find fabulous family facilities too – such as kids pools, ocean trampolines, play areas, games rooms, family suites and interconnecting rooms.
No doubt the no-fuss nature of all-inclusive’s a luxury in itself, but select AI resorts in the Bahamas properly push the boat out. Sometimes even literally – throwing in vessels for guests who fancy a spot of sailing. Other wonders worked into your stay might include spa treatments, a personal butler or access to award-winning golf courses. It almost goes without saying that these resorts have secured the most spectacular stretches of Bahamian seafront, some even occupying their own private islands and cays. And when it comes to food and drink, you’ll find the finest, freshest dishes served with sommelier-selected wines and top-shelf spirits.
Thank heavens for the hassle-freeing, people-pleasing concept all-inclusive in the Bahamas – a godsend for group travel. Gone are the days when group trips featured fights over who foots which bill… Everything’s paid for before you set off – that’s all food, all drink and a bundle of activities. Forget the faff of sorting supper that suits everyone’s taste and budgets – world food buffets and resorts with multiple restaurants will see everyone well fed. Let each person choose the room type they prefer, and once you’ve arrived you can relax, enjoy each other’s company and soak in the awesomeness of the Bahamas. Everyone’s a winner.
Couple, group or indulging in some you time, the combination of adult-only and all-inclusive can be just the ticket. For a romantic getaway in the Bahamas sans sprogs, the Sandals resorts - Sandals Royal Bahamian and Sandals Emerald Bay - go all out to give you and your partner a trip to remember (the former comes with its own offshore island, while the latter has a championship golf course).