Rosewood Baha Mar
What We Love
- Private access to neighboring Cable Beach
- The 18-hole Jack Nickalus-designed golf course
- Each of the rooms and suites here has its own terrace or patio
- The guests-only onsite water sanctuary, home to nurse sharks and stingrays
What To Know
- The resort complex houses over 20 different restaurants and bars
- All Baha Mar guests have access to 24 private treatment rooms at the ESPA spa, part of the neighboring Grand Hyatt
- Local mixed media maestro John Cox curated all 2,500 pieces of Bahamian art on display here
- Its 100,00-square-foot casino is the Caribbean’s largest
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
As the most upscale of the three global hotels that make up Baha Mar (which also include the Grand Hyatt and SLS), a 1,000-acre development that took over a decade to complete, the Rosewood brings detached elegance to Cable Beach. While the massive grounds seem incessantly abuzz with pool parties and daybed drinking, guests at the Rosewood can rest assured that their sliver of this waterside wonderland is far more serene. Rooms are Pinterest-posh, dressed in soothing Caribbean blues, lavenders and corals, complimented by rattan, rope and painted lacquer accents. Though it’s the Living Room, a breathtaking foyer-like space with a bespoke island-inflected mural that adds the ultimate aesthetic wow factor here. And while the colossal complex offers a myriad of both sophisticated and fast-casual dining options, including a joint venture by sushi master Katsuya Uechi and design icon Philippe Starck and a seaside taco truck, the private island-style dinner for two at the Rosewood’s own 800-square-foot Rum Room is as exclusive as it gets.
In the Area
Located on the island of New Providence, Baha Mar is a ten-minute drive from Lynden Pindling International Airport. With prime access to Cable Beach, guests here are also just a quick dive away from some of the archipelago’s most stunning subaqueous views. The resort can facilitate snorkeling or scuba diving excursions around the world’s third largest barrier reef, home base for the endangered Nassau Grouper, eagle rays and octopi. Don’t leave without sampling the distinctly local combo that is conch salad and Sky Juice (a refreshing blend of fresh coconut water, condensed milk and gin)—the concierge can recommend a local joint.
How to Get There
Baha Mar is quite the complex with three hotels and a nice casino. But the Rosewood offers a quiet space with a high level of service you would expect at a Rosewood.
No check in lines and the desk always has three receptionists and two concierges. I had an ocean view studio suite which had a nice sitting area separated by a partition not a separate room. Bathroom with two sinks, a large rain shower and a separate bath. All at the levels you expect at Rosewood.
Around the pool, they will deliver a bucket of ice to chill bottles of water. Plenty of stations with suntan lotion. They walk around with chilled towels and mango smoothies. First class.
Service at the pools and beach were attentive but not overbearing. There is a marked difference in the quiet atmosphere compared to the adjacent hotels.
My only issue is the breakfast. It’s my favorite meal of the day and there were simply too limited options. For example, there was one choice of yogurt, but a neighboring hotel had 6 with many more fruit options. This is a more limited continental buffet and then you order off the menu for your main course.
The main reason to come is the Rosewood service and the peace and quiet.
Loved the location and setting, close to the airport, grounds impeccable, pool and outdoor areas inviting and well maintained, guest room decor true to the Bahama's, food delicious and staff amazing. This hotel is not rated yet but I am guessing it will be a Forbes Five Star!
The Rosewood Baha Mar is an exceptional, beautiful resort that has everything you could want in a luxury property. The sleeping rooms are so beautiful and spacious! The staff is very friendly and their professionalism is exceptional. The food was amazing and the Spa was equally so. On the pricey side BUT well worth it for all it offers. Also, a very safe property.
The most upscale of the three properties at Baha Mar. Very beautifully appointed. Tremendous scent in the air --- lavender, lemongrass and ginger. Wow! Commonwealth and Costa are the restaurants situated there. The bars at The Manor are fabulous. The one room is like your favourite idea of a living room. We went there several nights for after dinner champagne (Veuve) and coffees. Totally decadent. Great shops. Lobby is worthy of a photo, in fact, it’s all worthy of a photo. Great staff. You feel pampered.
We had a very nice time. We loved the service at the rosewood hotel. I would stay there again if we go back. We liked Cafe Madeline but we did not LOVE the restaurants we ate in on the property. The food looked liked it was prepared ahead of time and all they do is heat it up. So you eat dinner in like 30 mins. Super rushed and the taste and quality of the food was not good. They need to work on better food for those prices.