72 Hours in Baha Mar
Here’s your travel cheat sheet to the best of the Bahamas.
Whether in search of family fun, endless ocean adventure, or simply dipping your toes in the sand while reading a novel, Nassau’s Baha Mar caters to every type of traveler. And given Exclusive Resorts’ Member access to the property’s three resorts — GrandHyatt, SLS Baha Mar, and rosewood Baha Mar — each day brings new experiences, while the casino and celebrity-chef dining ensure festive nightlife. Here’s your travel cheat sheet to the best of the Bahamas.
Jumpstart a serene escape at Sense®, a Rosewood Spa. The treatment menu utilizes medicinal benefits of traditional healing remedies including indigenous plants and roots. As such, The Bahamian Journey starts with an indulgent Neem & Cassava full body scrub and wrap, followed by a Bahamian Mood massage incorporating locally sourced essential oils. It’s then completed with a hydrating facial for sun-kissed days.
If traveling with the littles, an afternoon spent at the Baha Mar Waterpark is a must. The new Baha Bay is set along 15 beachfront acres and has all the adventurous bells and whistles: the shallow and safe Turtle Bay Beach, twisty slides and tipping buckets at Stingray Cove, a lazy river winding past lush foliage, and the adrenaline-fueled Riptide Coaster for tweens and teens.
Fine dining, casual kids’ spots, and eclectic food trucks? Done! Baha Mar features an impressive 23+ culinary outposts. Tonight it’s off to Marcus at Baha Mar Fish + Chop House. Located beachfront, this standout culinary experience by celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson showcases his passion for food and flavors anchored in both his travels and Bahamian culture.
Enjoy a lazy morning beachside or cruising Baha Mar’s emerald waters. The resort’s complimentary rental program includes stand-up paddleboards, single and double kayaks, water hammocks, floating lounges, personal floats, snorkels, and masks. Whatever your discovery mode of choice, the seascape is teeming with brilliant tropical fish and unforgettable ocean vistas.
Any well-traveled angler has heard of the Bahamas’ famous sport fishing; afterall, it inspired Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and The Sea. So if a hook ‘em mentality is what gets you revved, spend an afternoon on a private charter battling the elusive bone fish — the most famous fishing in all of the Bahamas.
Join Baha Mar’s Chef Mike, a native Bahamian, in The Kitchen at Baha Mar. Immersive culinary experiences bring the vibrant flavors of island cuisine to foodies of all ages. Enjoy baking and cooking challenges, farm-to-table education sessions, and special teen competitions. What’s more, opt for local Caribbean delicacy workshops or master classes with world-renowned chefs.
Whether a gambler or not, cap the day with a cocktail or round of blackjack at The Baha Mar Casino. As the largest casino in the Caribbean, it’s designed for gaming of every level, from casual players to high-stakes rollers, with 18 different types of table games, 1,000+ slot machines, and live sports betting by William Hill.
One of the Bahamas’ most celebrated species (other than Exuma’s famous swimming pigs), the flamingos here are a natural draw. Flamingo Cay is a unique habitat and part of Baha Mar’s mission to educate guests and preserve the flamingo population. Witness these gorgeous birds during the daily parade or experience the flock on a private guided tour.
Explore Nassau’s famed Pompey Square. The colonial history of the Bahamas is sprinkled among downtown’s beautiful buildings, monuments, and 18th-century forts. Your history lesson continues back at Baha Mar and its on-property art museum. Curated by well-known Bahamian John Cox (former chief curator of the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas), The Baha Mar Collection is comprised of 2,500 pieces from local artists — all displaying Bahamian culture and history.
Your culinary piece de resistance is dinner at Café Boulud. Showcasing the sophistication of traditional French cuisine in a posh Bahamian setting, the menu is inspired by Boulud’s four culinary muses — La Tradition, La Saison, La Mer, and Le Voyage — and celebrates seasonal Caribbean ingredients. Cheers!