The Bahamas’ newest luxury resort, Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, has opened as the first of.three properties at what has been touted as “the largest and most ambitious development’’ in the Western Hemisphere.
Located on Nassau’s Northern Shore along Cable Beach, the oceanfront resort basically is a small village, featuring 1,800 guestrooms and suites that have views of the ocean, fountains and island from private balconies.
It also features curated décor commissioned by local artists and architectural subtleties that emulate natural cliffs and craters found among the waters (including a replica of the world’s second deepest known salt water sinkhole, Dean’s Blue Hole).
The resort is home to seven multi-level pools with swim-up bars and aquariums, a flamingo sanctuary, the Caribbean’s largest casino (one of the only in the world to have direct beach views), a Jack Nicklaus Signature Design golf course, and the Caribbean’s first and only luxury ESPA spa.
A fountain show features multi-dimensional, panoramic video display spanning the horizon, complemented by fireworks and lights.
Grand Hyatt Baha Mar has more than 20 food and beverage outlets that range from casual standalone daquiri and conch shacks and pastel airstream trucks serving authentic Caribbean fare to upscale Mediterranean and pan-Asian cuisine.