Editors' Picks: 7 Bahamas Resorts for Spring

Planning an island vacation in the Bahamas? You'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to world-class hotels – but these seven properties, from Nassau and Grand Bahama to the myriad Out Islands, are among our favorite Bahamas resorts.

By Reagan Johnson

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The Ritz-Carlton-managed Abaco Club on Winding Bay occupies 534 acres of pristine, private land on the Out Island gem of Abaco. The luxury resort's cottage and cabana style accommodations – offering one- to four-bedroom suites – are perfect for quiet getaways with family or friends, and the property's two upscale restaurants, championship golf course and on-site spa provide plenty of diversions beyond the beach. ritzcarlton.comAbaco Club
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Travelers venturing to the Out Island of Eleuthera can find respite at the Bahamian island's boutique hotel, The Cove – a 26-room luxury property occupying a prime spot along one of the island's lovely pink sand beaches. The resort is centrally located so you can take in all of the island sights – from Harbour Island to Lighthouse Beach – but return to the property for at least one meal at the on-site gourmet restaurant, considered to be among the best in the Bahamas. thecoveeleuthera.com Return to Main PageThe Cove
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The sprawling Our Lucaya Golf & Beach Resort occupies a large swath of oceanfront property on Grand Bahama, and its 377-acres offer plenty of diversions for families, including two championship golf courses, tennis courts, a full casino and kids club, in addition to multiple pools and water sports. The Radisson property also boasts 14 restaurants, so you may never need to leave the complex on vacation. ourlucaya.com Return to Main PageOur Lucaya
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Situated on a private, one-mile beach on the Out Islands' unspoiled and infrequently-traveled Cat Island, the rustic Fernandez Bay Village is a refreshingly understated alternative to the glitzy hotels and mega resorts that line nearby Nassau and Paradise Island. You won't find an array of options for dining or entertainment here, but for the traveler seeking quiet or solitude, the resort's Club House and Tiki Bar – stocked with classic tropical and Caribbean cocktails – will offer all you need. **fernandezbayvillage.com ** Return to Main PageFernandez Bay Village
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Previously a Four Seasons property, theb well-appointed Sandals Emerald Bay all-inclusive resort occupies a prime stretch of perfect powdery sand on Great Exuma in the Exuma Cays. Guests of the 183-suite and -villa resort will enjoy access to a championship golf course, five restaurants, two pools, and all meals and drinks included in the rate – plus you'll have easy access to boat excursions and day trips through the cays from the property's location in the north. sandals.com Return to Main PageSandals Resorts
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The Bimini Big Game Club in Alice Town, Bimini offers ideal accommodations for Caribbean boaters, divers and sport fishermen. Originally founded in the 1930s as an elegant dinnger lodge, the property was renovated and reopened in 2010 as a Guy Harvey Oupost resort. Its 51 rooms and 75-slip marina offer a quiet home base for eco-minded travelers who want to experience the real Out Islands of the Bahamas. biggameclubbimini.com Return to Main PageGuy Harvey Outpost
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With its plantation-style property and tastefully appointed rooms and suites, the luxury One&Only Ocean Club on Paradise Island – just across from Nassau – offers understated elegance to the jetset crowd. Beyond the accommodations, the resort offers gourmet dining, golf and tennis facilities, a spa and a range of water sports options to suit any vacationer, whether you're traveling with family or a sweetheart. oneandonlyresorts.com Return to Main PageOne&Only Ocean Club