The Ocean Club, a Four Seasons Resort
What We Love
- Attentive, friendly service, including 24-hour butlers
- Beautiful adults-only pool with a view of the Versailles Gardens
- Fresh, seafood-heavy menu at Dune by Jean-Georges Vongerichten
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Pets are not permitted
- Valet and self-parking are free
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
If you’ve seen the James Bond flick Casino Royale, you’ve caught a glimpse of this breezy Bahamian resort on Paradise Island’s northern shore. From the whitewashed front porch and views of the Caribbean Sea, to the fresh lemonade welcome drinks and check-in performed in the cozy library, this colonial-style resort makes an excellent first impression, and continues to impress with features like an adults-only pool and attentive service in the form of a private butler. Rooms and Suites have a colonial, island-preppy look, with dark wood floors, white linens and jaunty striped rugs and cushions. Flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and WiFi help keep you connected no matter which room you pick, though spacious suites are worth the splurge for the private terraces overlooking the gardens, beach and Caribbean Sea. Afternoons see chilled champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries delivered to all guests. While Four Seasons offers a kids program and a family pool, the resort is also suited to romantic getaways or grown-up gangs of vacationers who will enjoy the championship golf course and the award-winning spa. Each of the Balinese-style treatment suites has its own waterfall shower, daybed, and hot tub in a private garden. Just above Cabbage Beach is a large wooden deck—ideal for yoga. On the food front, Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Dune restaurant serves elegant French-Asian dishes like roasted Nassau grouper in a Christian Liaigre-designed dining room, while the historic Courtyard Terrace offers a romantic, candlelit setting for Mediterranean-influenced dinner fare. For more casual dining, snag a seat at the Clubhouse overlooking the 9th and 18th holes of the golf course or hit the poolside café.
In the Area
Four Seasons provides complimentary transportation to sister property Atlantis, a mega-resort with a casino that offers blackjack, roulette, Caribbean stud poker, baccarat, craps and hundreds of slot machines 24 hours a day. There’s also an extensive list of dining options here, including famous chains such as Nobu, Mesa Grill, Carmine’s, Virgil’s BBQ and Ben & Jerry’s. Families can brush up on marine science with the Atlantis Aquarist for the Day program—hand-feed stingrays and go behind the scenes of the resort’s huge marine habitats. Golf fans will want to take a turn on the championship golf course, where players get jaw-dropping Paradise Island views from every hole.
How to Get There
I’m never disappointed with Four Seasons resorts. We stayed here for 3 nights, following 4 nights at SLS Baha Mar. The split venues actually worked well for us. The Ocean club is a very classy affair. The room delightful. We had a very helpful Butler who looked after us throughout our stay. 3 Pools, an amazing beach. Slightly limited dining options I suppose, with only one option in the evening. However, we enjoyed all the food we had whilst there. The hotel was relatively quiet, or so it was during our visit, but actually that suited us, so we enjoyed a relaxing time. We used the Gym each day, which had everything we needed. The staff were all excellent. One slight niggle, was the relative lack of media options in the room. No speaker to connect to. No ‘casting’ to the tv, as many top hotels now provide. However, the Butler immediately sent a member of the IT team around who sorted a workaround as they connected my IPAD to the TV, but I would have expected it to already be an option. That said, it wouldn’t matter to everyone, but I like my music and tv. This was very minor however and overall, it was an excellent stay and I would definitely stay again.
Stayed here over 6 days / 5 nights in November 2019. The service throughout the hotel is absolutely lovely and friendly - everyone on the staff is friendly and wants to help you out. While it lacks the “excellence” in service (attention to detail) that other four seasons property have (like in Asia), this hotel makes up in their desire to strive to be excellent combined with their friendliness. We didn’t stray from the Four Seasons at all except for a quick 45 min sojourn to Atlantis to check it out (and from where we quickly hurried back). Every day we ate at Dune for breakfast and dinner and ate from the pool bar or Dune for lunch. The food is great, the setting is awesome but be aware - it is pricey. We had some service hiccups at Dune (slowness) but management went the extra effort to correct the service issues for the following meals. Can’t say enough about the staff at Dune after this experience. They truly want to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. The rooms are four seasons quality. The beach is the treat. Quiet, clean, manned by a life guard, with helpful beach staff and servers who are there to make your day on the beach as comfortable as possible. The main pool is busy but gorgeous - overlooks the ocean. The life guards play with the kids in the pool too! The kids club building was under renovation but there is still a kids club and my daughter had fun hanging out there one day. The staff in the kids club are really kid friendly. Thanks to Dia (kid’s club), Inge, Keno and Stephanie and our server on the evening of November 5 (Dune) and Justin and Lachantelle (lifeguards). We can’t wait to come back next year!
It is a really amazing place in Paradise Island. The staff is special, friendly and warm. Everything is simply perfect. I loved to walk and admire the legendary Versailles terraced Garden and the 12th century cloisters. I had a wonderful time! I wish to thank my butler Vandessa for her precious advice and kindness.