I watched from the airplane window as the ocean transformed from a deep grayish-blue, to a vivid turquoise. This was my introduction to Paradise Island, Bahamas.
What a treat it was to spend time at two incredible Bahamas luxury resorts! First, I had the pleasure of enjoying The Cove. What I found most appealing is that you are in Atlantis, but tucked quietly in your own serene space. It is a beautiful property, with the friendliest staff. I’d recommend this more for adults, as there is a private, adult-only pool on the property — Cain.
However, families are well suited here too, but The Reef next door seems more fitting, with its condo-style accommodations. I had the opportunity to do a site inspection of The Reef as well, and it has arguably one of the best views of the Caribbean in its deluxe suite and penthouse. Director of Sales, Amy Mencl, was my amazing host, and she is just lovely.
Finally, I stayed at the One & Only Ocean Club. This gorgeous property is not part of Atlantis, and on the other end of Paradise Island, away from everything. You feel as though you’re in your own private oasis. The grounds are a mature and lush tropical paradise; It is quite a site to see!
General Manager, John Conway, greeted me on the front porch as my driver dropped me off for my stay. He is one of the kindest individuals in the business, and I really enjoyed getting to know him over delicious lunch at Dune; A Jean-Georges restaurant on the property.
I had the most exquisite spa experience, complete with a Balinese-style treatment villa; furnished with teak massage tables, a waterfall shower, and day bed and jetted tub in my own private open-air garden. Prince and Cornesha were my butlers, and they couldn’t have been more amazing! The entire staff at One & Only Ocean Club works with excellence. They offer superior service that is quite impressive. This is the perfect property for adults and couples wanting the most upscale experience in the Bahamas. However, they do have a kids club, which is nice for families traveling to Paradise Island. If you are looking for a Bahamas luxury resort, this is one that you won’t want to miss! I look forward to returning to the Bahamas soon!
If you want to learn more about luxury travel options in the Bahamas, contact me … I’d be happy to share more of my experiences with you.
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