It doesn’t matter how nice a resort is—if there’s another one being built nearby, guests will almost always stare at it with wide-eyed wonder. I witnessed this firsthand on a recent trip to Nassau, as I stood on the beach at a major resort and overheard some colleagues discussing the marvelous design of a nearby property that was still under construction. “I wonder which resort it will be,” another pondered, almost oblivious of the paradise right behind us.
The answer: Goldwynn Resort and Residences, an incredibly stylish boutique property located on wonderful Cable Beach.
Finally rolling out the red carpet this month, the resort is the only Bahamian member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, which means guests can expect all the service and spoils of the bigger places, without the crowds and noise.
“At Goldwynn Resort, we are dedicated to providing the best in-luxury service and an experience that mirrors a contemporary island-living philosophy,” explained Paul Wynn, of Wynn Hospitality, LTD, developer of Goldwynn Resort and Residences. “Matched with our private yet prime location, guests are encouraged to immerse themselves and appreciate the aspects of Bahamian culture from cuisine and art to nature both on-property and within the surrounding destination.”
If location is everything, this resort is the “and then some.” Just 15 minutes from Linden Pindling International Airport, getting to Goldwynn will be a breeze—who doesn’t love not having to sit in that downtown traffic? But guests will probably still want to stroll through Nassau’s best shops, restaurants, and bars, so that is just a 10-minute jaunt.
That is, of course, after they’ve already experienced the on-site dining. Amara will undoubtedly become one of the hottest spots on the island for guests and even those who are staying at other hotels. The open-air concept sits right on Goldwynn’s infinity pool deck, offering spectacular views of the sand and water, all of which is best enjoyed from a private cabana. Other options include Bar Paul and Atria, which is home to the “hemisphere’s tallest indoor relief sculpture,” created by Bahamian artist Kishan Munroe.
The resort boasts 81 types of accommodations, from simple-yet-sophisticated sudios all the way up to the massive, three-bedroom Goldwynn Suite, with its three balconies, two terraces, and arguably the best views on Nassau.
To celebrate the opening, the resort is offering guests 20 percent off stays booked by February 28, 2023.