Heaven is closer than you THINK!
Grab your weekenders, Floridians. Paradise is only a hop, skip and a jump away!
Bring the whole family to the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar for unforgettable island adventures and make priceless memories before the school year routines return.
An Ocean of Luxury
Celebrating the ocean, culture and spirit of The Bahamas, Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is a spectacular luxury resort located on the picturesque island of New Providence in Nassau. After opening this past April, it’s stunning views of the ocean and dramatic landscapes made it a sanctuary of natural beauty, dramatic architecture, local art, and modern luxury. As their guest you will enjoy an unparalleled selection of indoor and outdoor leisure experiences.
Try your luck at the Caribbean’s largest casino, spanning 100,000 square feet; indulge in 300,000 square feet of relaxation at the world-class ESPA Spa, where experts combine traditional holistic therapies with modern day techniques and the purest natural ingredients to create truly unique treatments.
Sports enthusiasts will love the par-72, 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, Royal Blue at Baha Mar and the resort’s Peter Burwash-managed Racquet Club featuring grass, clay and hard courts and professional classes conducted by Karl Vukobrat.
Baha Mar’s multi-level pools offer immersive water features that personify the natural beauty and wildlife of The Bahamas including a sea-life sanctuary filled with adopted nurse sharks, stingrays and tropical fish. Adventure seekers who dare to go cliff jumping can leap into the 12-foot Dean’s Blue Hole pool, which was designed to replicate the region’s famous underwater marine caverns. It includes its very own “blue hole” in the main pool where guests can dive and explore, all while being surrounded by a swim-up aquarium with live sharks, fish, and marine life. Those who prefer to stay dry can take part in the turtle feedings and interact with native birds at the Flamingo Sanctuary and Aviary.
Invigorate your palate with island-inspired and global cuisine crafted by a team of highly acclaimed local and international chefs at more than 20 culinary outlets offering everything from cocktails on the beach at Out Island Bar to Mediterranean cuisine served in an open-kitchen ambience at 3 Tides and more. To ensure that your poolside fun and indoor leisure time goes uninterrupted, 24–hour in-room dining as well as three on-the-go airstream food trucks near the pools and nightclub are also available. (bahamar.grand.hyatt.com)
Take a Dip
Your family will surely get a kick out of travelling at top speeds aboard the Harbour Safaris rib boat towards The Exumas. This 2.5-hour ride from Nassau’s Bay Street Marina will take you on a tour of the cays and their natural surrounding habitats, including saltwater mangroves in the protected area of The Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park. The Bahamas’ most recognizable local celebrities, the swimming pigs at Pig Beach will welcome you with enthusiasm as they swim right up to you looking for a little playtime and of course food! Where else can you make such amazing four-legged friends? (harboursafaris.com)
Scuba, Snuba, Snorkel or drive a Scenic Underwater Bubble (SUB) through the deep blue depths of Stuart Cove… Yes! I said drive! Picture yourself in a self-contained underwater motorcycle with a large 2-foot clear dome that keeps your head perfectly dry while you ride around the underwater reefs.
Catch & Release
Fishing in The Bahamas can be one of the most exciting and memorable experiences you can have! For a half or full day of excitement, gather your troops and head out on a yellowfin tuna, mahi-mahi, and big-game chase with the Reel Dreams Sport Fishing Charters’ crew. (reeldreamsbahamas.com) Ease into your evening while you sail away with Capt. Craig on the 57-foot Catamaran “Flying Cloud” for a romantic sunset dinner cruise through Nassau Harbour as the lights of the city begin to shine. (flyingcloud.info)
Are your sea legs feeling sore? Take a day to explore the native culture and history at Ardastra Gardens and Clifton Heritage Park. Climb the Queen’s Staircase, a 102-foot, 65-step staircase carved into the limestone in 1793 to reach Fort Fincastle. This fort was constructed atop the highest point on New Providence Island, Bennet’s Hill with the limestone that was cut out of the stones from the Queen’s Staircase to protect Nassau Harbour and watch for encroaching pirates.
By Bianca Sánchez