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
We stay over Easter weekend and although the rest of the resort felt packed, the Rosewood felt like it was just ours. Gorgeous property, great pools, great food, and amazing service. We upgraded to a suite and had service from "the butlers" which made the stay even more amazing with their dedicated service.
We had our two kids with us, including an 8 month old and it was great and easy for them too.
Brand is a promise.
I booked this hotel because it’s rosewood
4 rooms including one suite
First night air conditioning doesn’t work in any of the rooms
“ITS THE COOLING TOWER THAT DOESNT WORK”
We all again and the answer now is filters are dirty
Guy were probably haven’t changed them in months
Bathroom has no mats or towels
Go find next day and ask to talk to manager
After waiting 30 minutes. I speak TO Monica who gets on it and is surprised at the issue
Second day air works and we have towels and mats
It doesn’t last. Tonight no mats No overnight room service menu and no towels
AT YHE PRICES THEY CHARGE. THEY DESTROY THE BRAND AND SCARE AWAY PEOPLE LIKE ME
Stay away, worst Rosewood experience ever. Where to begin, from reservations through the concierge not being honored to a fraud/ phishing issue with our credit card by an employee or other insider. Definitely not on par with our Rosewood experiences of the past. For the money, definitely stay at the Hyatt or SLS until they get on track.
I'm sitting here still at the hotel and my disappointment continues. This is NOT 5 star service sort of place.
This place could really be fantastic but they fall short on a lot of things.
The review is not to slam but hopefully help improve shortcomings.
1. Check in staff. You would think at such a 5 star hotel you would get some sort of information about the hotel. No map, no explanation about anything in the hotel, no welcome, . Checked in room wasn't ready was told they would call ..she did not.. 3 hours later I recheck and the room is ready. It was as if she was as clueless as me when I was asking her questions.
PS for future guests they do a coffee and tea station on the 1st floor but had no idea until someone told me on day 3..
2. 3rd night power goes on and off at 3 am..waking us up with lites, noises etc..
3. Hot water no hot water 2 nites in a row...
4. Still waiting on a call back as to who may have had access to our room today.
5 Beach service first day.. after towel set up and tip given it took me asking no joke 7 beach valets if I could order food with them.. I'll be right back, I'll send someone over.. literally 60 minutes to finally order and the food was awful.
They have a few guys that hustle and then others that just wander around letting the others to the work. Well done to Enton? He was the only guy this week that was hustling.
In fairness day 2 was better but today back to not so great.. but its raining
The casino is THE WORST!! My husband goes to Vegas often, Atlantis.. lots of gambling experience and this place is so crooked in Blackjack. Everyone loses within 15 minutes.. hundreds, thousands.. I get that you have to lose but no one is winning anything..3 days in I have yet to see anyone on a run. I am fine losing money but there is not even an entertainment value. Even the dealers are jaded as it can't be fun for them either! No joke everyone at the table EVERY night lost EVERY hand weird.. So ya will gamble elsewhere.
Pricing in restaurants is ridiculous but to be expected .
Food at Cleo is fabulous, Fila and the Swimming Pig also great. Commonwealth average.
Japanese average and Mexican restaurant blah..
Kudos to the bartenders who make GREAT martinis.
Rooms are beautiful and well appointed
The bar in the Rosewood lobby has the BEST staff..now if the rest of the group could be as good! These guys hustle, super personable.
So you see, they have some issues but its frustrating because most could be fixed with proper training.
This was our first family vacation and we chose Rosewood Baha Mar. We were concerned after reading some of the reviews, and I am happy to say we had an amazing time!
The property is stunning and we found the service to be five-star with the staff going above and beyond to make sure all guests were happy. We had one minor glitch with room service when they delivered the wrong meal; however, the service team was quick to rectify the situation. Rosewood offers a Kids Club and many activities to keep little ones engaged. Every afternoon there was ice cream by the pool followed by a terrific kids' yoga class that my daughter absolutely loved! What an unexpected and fun activity!
My one issue, which is not specific to Rosewood, concerns the litter on the beach. Each night we would take a walk on the beach, and I was so dismayed to see all the plastic cups and straws left behind. The Rosewood property actually had the least litter of all the Baha Mar properties; however, as you walked further down the beach you would see tons of trash left to float into the ocean. Baha Mar: please consider putting together a beach clean up crew. The water and beach are breathtaking, and it was so disheartening to see trash in such abundance left to float away.
Overall, we really enjoyed our stay and would return. If you are looking for a family vacation that allows grown-ups time to relax in luxury with supportive services and activities for kids, I recommend this property!