Grand Hyatt Baha Mar
What We Love
- Getting pampered at the 30,000-square-foot ESPA spa
- Being steps away from 3,000 feet of white-sand beach
- Having more than six swimming pools to choose from, including a BEACH Sanctuary reserved for resort guests
What To Know
- The property is part of the Baha Mar resort and retail development
- Valet parking and dry cleaning services are available
- The resort charges a daily resort fee
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Grand Hyatt Baha Mar offers 1,800 ocean-, fountain-, and island-view guest rooms, including 230 suites all featuring tropical accents, dramatic architecture, and local art. The hotel is part of the three-hotel complex known as Baha Mar, a high-end resort playground with the Caribbean’s largest casino, a flagship ESPA, 18-hole Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, and numerous restaurants, luxury boutiques, and nightclubs. Just steps from the hotel lobby is lovely Cable Beach and Grand Hyatt’s BEACH Sanctuary, which is reserved exclusively for guests. Experience island-inspired and global cuisine from acclaimed local and international chefs, be it cocktails on the beach at Out Island Bar or Mediterranean cuisine served from an open kitchen at 3 Tides. After dinner, soak in the suave environment of the Blue Note, a jazz-themed bar pairing classic cocktails and live music.
In the Area
Sporty types will have a field day with the activities available at the resort. For a start, the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course features ocean views and beautiful natural topography. Then there’s the The Racquet Club at Baha Mar, where you can perfect a swing of a different kind on one of the nine clay, hard, and grass tennis courts. Just steps from the resort is Cable Beach, a stretch of boutique stores, bars, and restaurants. Explore Bay Street and stroll through the lively open-air Straw Market where local craftsmen sell handwoven items, island souvenirs, and other charming goods. Alternatively, you can explore the underwater world on a scuba adventure with Stuart Cove’s, a dive shop with skilled divers who have been leading trips to reefs, wrecks, and coral walls since the 1970s. If you’re more of a landlubber and have a taste for rum, head instead to John Watling’s, a famous Bahamian distillery in downtown Nassau housed in the 1789 Buena Vista Estate.
How to Get There
Visited this mega resort for 1 week during school vacation week with our 23 year old daughter and 18 year old son and daughter. If you are looking for a quiet place to relax on the beach, this ain't it. The towels-on-the-loungers rat race is in full swing here. Granted that we were there during school vacation week and likely the occupancy was very high. However, if you are looking for a high-energy Vegas comes to the Caribbean feel, then this will certainly fit the bill.
There are many high points here; the staff was almost uniformly lovely and went out of their way to please. The rooms are clean, bright and have very comfortable beds. There is a huge variety of dining options; if you are coming during a busy time be sure to make reservations on OpenTable well in advance. Cleo, Stix, 3 Tides and the Breakfast Buffet were high points. Costa was very disappointing. Get up to the SkyBar on top of the SLS. The Racquet Club was very nice with both Har-Tru and Grass Courts. The BlueNote Jazz Club was a blast.
Food and drink is eye-wateringly expensive. And we are from Boston by way of New York. We had a family of 5 and dinners were typically between $400 and $500. A couple of daiquiris by the pool will run you $35 because of the service charge and VAT.
The Casino is very well run and most of the dealers were fun to play with.
The beach is very nice but is mostly taken up with wall-to-wall lounges.
We always felt safe on property; security was omnipresent but never intrusive.
If you are looking for a more intimate experience but still want to go to BahaMar, the Rosewood has its own beach area and quiet pool, but guest have access to the entire property. However, if you are really looking for unspoiled quiet on your Caribbean vacation, I would suggest you look elsewhere.
The access from the airport is fantastic; only 15 minutes away.
We stayed 4 days total Wednesday-Sunday. What I noticed the food was so so overpriced. It was priced as if they were Michelin Rated places. The service charges were high on top of the over priced food. The food taste was subpar- you are better off eat No at the food trucks. We ate at Fi’lia and Commonwealth. Pasta was undercooked and smallest portions. Commonwealth same this small portions and lacking flavor. We ending up paying a little over a grand for food and drinks. The rooms was not very well cleaned when we arrived and one day they skipped us all together. There was hair left on the floor from previous tenants-
Gross. We had a toddler so besides the sanctuary and birds not much to do. Activities for kids cost additional cost- which with the rate of the rooms if should have been included. The front desk was really great and offered us a $150.00 credit at check out. All and all great property, but needs work. Advice to management: working cleaning the hotel and rooms to live up to the quality of the hotel. Revisit menu pricing, because it’s beyond expensive.
This facility is beautiful but everything else about the experience was disappointing. Room was not serviced 3 times in a week. Food and beverage was pricey and underwhelming. Room service took 1.5 hours for a simple breakfast. Service in general was dismissive to rude. The worst Hyatt experience I ever had.
Came here with the family and we had great vacations. The hotel is great and rooms are very comfortable and nice.
Diner is a serious issue if you do not book before your vacations and choice for the amount of guests is very limited without mentioning extremely expensive but very nice place !
This property is very nice, however, extremely overpriced and overcrowded. Not enough room at the pools and hardly at the beach. No one monitors people holding seats with towels (who never show up to the chair) or cleans up mounds of towels, so its hard to find a lounge chair at any pool. I think they have around 10 pools on property give or take. No adult pool unless you want to pay extra on top of the fees you are already paying daily. I have never stayed at a property on any Caribbean island that I couldn't get a pool lounge chair daily. The VAT tax on island is insane on top of the already overpriced drinks and meals. I live in NY and travel quite often to the Caribbean. I am happy to splurge on a vacation but I felt robbed on this one!!!! Also, it was very hard to get reservations at any restaurant so you had to eat early and try to get a seat at the bar. (5:30pm or you are out of luck). So make reservations in advance of your trip. Food was good but not worth prices. (Except Fi'Lia, that Cacio e pepe....YUM!) Also, we called twice for extra pillows and hangers and never received. (We stayed for a week.) Ordered room service one night and it took two hours to receive the order. Need more staff and speedier service to accommodate the amount of people on property. Need to reduce prices. More expensive than NY or Las Vegas. Front desk staff was lovely! Property was very clean. Rooms lovely, bed comfortable. If you want a party-like 3-4 day experience, this may be the place for you. If you want a relaxing, laid-back getaway, I don't recommend. Also, one more request for at least one adult pool that you don't have to pay extra. If I am paying 20 Bucks for a glass (shortest pour ever) of rose in the pool, I would like children not to be splashing pool water in my drink. Thanks. Sorry, NOT sorry!