GRAND HYATT BAHA MAR
I recently visited the Bahamas and stayed at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar for four nights with 3 of my girlfriends that are also travel bloggers, Corina, Julianna, and Shaunie. The resort is about a 10-15 minute drive from the airport which was SO nice, and the taxi ride is about $35.
The Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is a newer resort, opening in 2017 and it shows, everything is so clean and nice. I loved how colorful and vibrant the entire property was, it made taking photo’s a breeze. The only difficult part was deciding exactly where I wanted to take photos because there are so many picturesque spots, (the best kind of problem for an instagrammer.)
The rooms at the resort are split into two towers, the East and West. All of our rooms were located in the East tower. My hotel room was on the 20th floor which was the top floor, the view was stunning. We all stayed in Ocean View Deluxe King rooms, these rooms were absolutely amazing although I have a hard time believing any room at this resort isn’t amazing. I loved the robes and the huge full-length mirror in my room :)
There is a beautiful pier that you can walk out onto for the best views of the ocean and the hotel. Honestly, I recommend doing this during sunrise, the middle of the day, and at sunset at least one time because all of the views are different and so breathtaking. The beach at the resort is very big and clean. Even though this is a huge resort, there was always somewhere to sit/lay on the beach and it never felt too crowded.
I’ve said this already but this property is massive, and the pool area is a large part of that! There are six pools at the resort and they are all super unique. One pool has a rock jumping ledge PLUS a hidden cave with an aquarium. Another pool has a swim up bar. Each pool has its own specialties, there's definitely a pool for everyone!
It was never difficult to find a towel stand, a worker for assistance, etc. despite how large the pool area was. I also liked that there was Sun Bum sunscreen available in large containers at each towel stand for anyone to use. There was a ton of cabanas at each pool and there was always at least one or more available.
One of my favorite things about this resort was the amount of infused water they had available all around the property, it kept saving me in the heat and especially around the pool :)
There are so many restaurants and bars at the resort so there is no reason to ever leave for any of your meals. For breakfast and lunch, we never needed reservations and the times we ate varied day by day. Most of the lunch cafes outside close around 6:00 pm.
We ate dinner every night around 7:30 pm and we always had reservations. You will most likely need a reservation for dinner every night. My friend Julianna took several of the food images in this post, she’s amazing!
Some of our favorites included:
Cafe Madeline - A French bakery that is perfect for a breakfast on the go or if you don’t feel like waiting. However, I HIGHLY recommend getting a table and trying the quiche, SO delicious. There were a lot of other dishes that looked really yummy as well such as the avocado toast.
Regatta - Regatta is a buffet restaurant opened for breakfast until 11:00 am and then again at dinner at 6:00 pm. There is a variety of options for both of these meals. If you like buffets, you will for sure enjoy this one!
Drift Bar and Pool - We ate here for lunch by the pool on our first day at the resort. I had a cobb salad and it was great! This is a perfect spot to eat when you are spending the day by the pool.
The Palms - A breakfast and lunch restaurant, this is another restaurant right by the pool area. I ate lunch here and really liked it!
El Jefe - The pretty pink food truck! El Jefe has all types of Mexican food. I got the burrito and nachos.
Sandy Dog - Another food truck, this one is the gold one! This is the place for a good hotdog. Also, both of these food trucks make for great photo opportunities, so freaking cute.
Shuang Ba - An authentic Chinese restaurant that blew us all away! The vibe and setting of this place is definitely something you should experience if you are wanting an elegant and unique dining experience during your stay.
3 Tides Fish House - If you love seafood, this is a must! You can get every type of seafood here. I got the Surf n Turf, it was delicious. Corina got the massive Tides Tower, which included snow crab claws, prawns, clams, mussels, oysters, and a lobster tail; we all tried a little bit of it and highly recommend it.
A few FINAL things to note:
We spent one day away from the property and took a day trip to Exuma, which is another island in the Bahamas. You definitely don’t need to take any excursions to have a great time here because there is SO much to do right on the property.
The casino on the property is the largest in the Bahamas, but it does feel overwhelming large or crowded.
Baha Mar is a “cash less” resort, which means you either pay with a card or charge everything to your room!
However, I would make sure you bring cash with you on your trip because most of the taxi drivers in the Bahamas prefer this / will not take credit cards.
I cannot recommend the Bahamas enough, and especially the Grand Hyatt Baha mar Resort! If you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask me!
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This post was written in partnership with Grand Hyatt Baha Mar. As always, all my opinions are my own.