Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Bahamas Trip (2023)

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Bahamas Trip – All about our wonderful family Bahamas vacation at this beautiful resort which has so much to offer families! Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Bahamas Trip (1)

If you are looking for a family-friendly place to stay in the Bahamas, I’m here to tell you all about our trip to the beautiful Baha Mar! Plus, I’ll give you some tips and tricks, what we liked, didn’t like, and our overall impression of the resort. Be sure to watch the video below to get a good look at the resort too!

The Baha Mar has 3 hotels on the property, with the Grand Hyatt being the center of all the resort action. In addition to the Grand Hyatt, there is also the Rosewood and the SLS Hotel.

Let’s take a look at the resort.

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This was our view!! We had a beautiful view of both the waterpark (on the left) and the rest of the resort (on the right). Our room was a 3 Bedroom Residence, explained more below and included in the video. We did not however have chairs on our balcony, which we were a little bummed about, but we had 4 beautiful balconies to see this awesome site.

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There were beautiful, lush pathways through the resort pools to the beach. The beach itself had plenty of chairs and umbrellas. There were also restaurants and food trucks along the beach and pool pathways.

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There is a beautiful casino area on the first floor of the Grand Hyatt. Several restaurants surround this area.

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Let’s talk about the pools at Baha Mar.

  • The property has multiple pools and an AWESOME waterpark right on property that is included with your stay.
  • The pools range from super quiet and adult-friendly to more family kid-oriented ones.
  • We spent the majority of our pool time at Dean’s Blue Hole, which has a huge cave feature where kids and adults can dive off into a blue hole as well as go into the cave to swim next to the aquarium of sharks and other sea creatures! It was very cool.
  • We also loved the Fortune pool, which featured a nice swim up bar area and plenty of space for the kids to swim.

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This is the awesome Dean’s Blue Hole. There is a cave to swim in where you can see all the sea life including sharks in the aquarium. My kids also loved diving from the cliff!!

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How is the beach at the Baha Mar?

  • When it comes to beaches, I’m kind of a beach snob. I like my water clear and beautiful, my sand clean and white, and plenty of chairs and umbrellas.
  • The resort beach was PERFECT! They had kayaks, paddle boards, lounge mats and trampolines all provided by the resort. My kids loved this!
  • There is also a beautiful pier where you can see so much sea life.
  • You can get drink service at the beach as well.
  • No need to bring your own towels. They have towel huts by the beaches, pools, and waterpark.

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How far is the waterpark and how are the rides?

  • Let me just say, I anticipated the waterpark being a journey across the resort, but it wasn’t far at all! It is literally right off the beach. I did not have a problem with my older kids going right there to the waterpark while I enjoyed beach time. It was the best!!
  • I loved the waterpark as much as my kids. Cyclone Rush was our favorite time of the whole trip. It’s a 5 person tube slide. It’s better than any thrill ride I’ve ever ridden!!
  • There are also places to eat like Umami Burger in the waterpark.

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What kind of room did we have?

  • We have 6 people in our family, so we got a Three Bedroom Residence. I know that sounds excessive and fancy, but believe it or not, this was a cheaper and more convenient option than adjoining rooms.
  • The boys shared a room and had a bathroom, and so did the girls. It was amazing. We also had a FULL kitchen, washer and dryer with detergent.
  • Since we wanted to cut down on meal expenses, we opted to order some groceries from Instagopher. I warn you…Bahamas groceries are expensive. I made sure we had drinks, cereal, milk, bread, and eggs. They will deliver these to your hotel room, which makes it so nice!

Other important things to know about a Baha Mar stay:

  • You will be given a band, which will unlock your room, provide access to the waterpark, and be used to charge all your drinks, food, and purchases throughout your stay. You only need cash for tips while you are out of your room.
  • The resort has a nice casino area and a Kid’s Club. We did not use the Kid’s Club, but I can see this being great if you have little ones.
  • One of my favorite things about the resort is that we were able to have our own coolers and drinks (yeti cups too) everywhere we went! This saved us a great deal of money.
  • My drink of choice was Deep Eddy’s Lemon Vodka with Sprite Zero! Totally perfect beach and pool drink!
  • There is a 10% tax and and a 15% service charge on EVERYTHING!! Just be aware that adds up.
  • Our travel agency (Mix and Match Travel Agency) helped us book airport transfers through Majestic Tours. The resort is only 15 minutes from the airport!

Biggest advice before you go:

  • Make sure you book dining reservations for dinner!!! We waited until the week before we went, and we really should have done it about a month or so before we went.
  • If you end up like us without reservations a few nights, you can order your food to go at different restaurants. We also ended up eating a late lunch/very early dinner at Marcus’ restaurant on the terrace on the beach one day. This was great!!! Then you can go for gelato at the Pizza Lab or Sugar Factory at night!!

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Speaking of dining, where did we eat?

  • Night 1: Pizza Lab – This was excellent!!
  • Night 2: Sugar Factory – Kids loved their rainbow burgers. My oldest got Fried Chicken and Waffles and cleaned his plate!
  • Night 3: Sugar Factory – Again- I loved the Alfredo! (We ate here again because we struggled to find reservations.
  • Night 4: Late Lunch at Marcus’ on the beach.
  • Night 5: Pizza Lab – This repeat was intentional! We wanted this one again!
  • Other great ones to try: Fi’lia (I struggled and tried to get a reservation here but I waited too late). Other family members with us enjoyed The Swimming Pig.
  • We also ate at the El Jefe Food Truck. It was pretty good.
  • Try a Strawberry Margarita in a PINEAPPLE at Daq’s on the beach! The best ever!

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Overall, we absolutely loved our stay and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to go to a beautiful island for a vacation! Be sure to checkout the video below!

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Please let us know if you have any specific questions about our trip. We used Mix and Match Travel Agency to help us book our trip. They were great!!

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How much is it a night at Baha Mar? ›

How much is a room at Grand Hyatt Baha Mar? Prices may fluctuate based on room type, dates, and availability. You can find great room deals for Grand Hyatt Baha Mar at the moment between $349 and $734 a night. Enter preferred dates in the form above to see the best-matched deals for you.

Can I visit Baha Mar without staying there? ›

No, currently Baha Mar does not offer day passes. The pools and beach are reserved for the privacy of our guests. Non-guests are welcome to play in the casino, enjoy our many indoor restaurants and bars, retail shops, relax at both Sense and ESPA spas, play tennis or golf, or participate in The Current art classes.

What category is Grand Hyatt Baha Mar? ›

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is a World of Hyatt Category 5 property, which means a redemption night for a standard room starts at 20,000 points.

Does Baha Mar have a dress code? ›

Dress Code: Smart Casual : Please refrain from wearing exercise or beach attire. Covered shoes and sleeved shirts are required for gentlemen, in addition to long trousers in the evening. Baha Mar dining venues reserve the right to charge a cancellation fee for "no-show" reservations.

How much is a bottle of water at Baha Mar? ›

Bring your bottled water with you to restaurants

Some restaurants only serve bottled water (that's right, no tap water!) and it costs $15 a bottle! To save at meals, bring the bottled water from your room to the restaurant.

Do you have to be vaccinated to go to the Bahamas? ›

Entry Requirements: Vaccinated Travellers. I have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, do I need to take a RT-PCR or Rapid Antigen Test to travel to The Bahamas? Effective 19 June 2022, fully vaccinated travellers are no longer required to submit to pre-travel COVID-19 testing to enter the country.

Do I need a passport to go to the Baha? ›

Entry, Exit and Visa Requirements

U.S. citizens are generally required to present a valid U.S. passport when traveling to The Bahamas, as well as proof of anticipated departure from The Bahamas.

How much does Baha Bay cost? ›

Baha Bay is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Day passes are currently offered at the limited time introductory rate: General Admission (48 inches and over): $130. Junior General Admission (Under 48 inches): $65.

Is water free at Baha Mar? ›

Water in your room is FREE.

Does Baha Mar have nightly entertainment? ›

Playful and social, the SLS Baha Mar sets a lively tone with day-to-night entertainment, whether it's mimosas and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine at Cleo Mediterráneo; prime cuts at contemporary steakhouse Carna; or a VIP cabana experience at Privilege Pool, Baha Mar's only adults-only pool with weekly pool parties and ...

Can you drink the water in Baha Mar? ›

Yes, tap water is generally considered to be safe for drinking in the Bahamas. However, if you have a sensitive constitution, you may want to stick to bottled or boiled water. Also, tap water in the Bahamas leaves a strange aftertaste.

How much do you tip a Baha Mar? ›

Tipping in Bahamas in restaurants & bars

Plan to tip around 10-15% in Bahamian restaurants.

Are masks required in the Bahamas? ›

As of October 1, 2022, masks are no longer required in public spaces in The Bahamas. Some local businesses may still require masks upon entry.

Are Baha Mar pools heated? ›

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Great resort! The pools are heated and the water feels fantastic!

Does Baha Mar take cash? ›

In addition to picking the right accommodations for your client there are definitely a few additional fun facts that make the Baha Mar unlike any other resort property in the Bahamas. For one, the entire Baha Mar resort destination is cashless.

Is there Uber in Bahamas? ›

No, Nassau does not – nor does any part of the Bahamas have Uber. Shocking as that might be to a traveller (at least to us), Nassau- or any part of the Bahamas simply does not operate with rideshare apps like Uber or Lyft.

Does Baha Mar have an aquarium? ›

Inside the pool cave where you can see an aquarium with sharks and stingrays.

What currency does Bahamas use? ›

The official currency for the Bahamas is the Bahamian Dollar. The $ symbol is used for the Bahamian Dollar; the symbol B$ is used to distinguish it from other Dollar currencies. The Dollar is divided into 100 cents and is pegged to the US Dollar at par.

Do I need a Covid test to get back into the US? ›

ALL Travelers. Get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after arrival. Find a U.S. COVID-19 testing location near you or use a self-test. If you already had COVID-19 within the past 90 days, see specific testing recommendations.

Can I use my driver's license to go to The Bahamas? ›

Many forms of photo identification are accepted by the Bahamian government, including enhanced driver's licenses, passport books, and passport cards.

How old do you have to be to drink in The Bahamas? ›

Drinking Laws -- Alcohol is sold in liquor stores and various convenience stores; it's readily available at all hours, though not for sale on Sundays. The legal drinking age in The Bahamas is 18.

Who can enter Bahamas without visa? ›

US citizens visiting for 90 days or less do not need a visa to enter the Bahamas. Canadian citizens who plan to stay less than eight months do not need a visa to visit the Bahamas.

Is Paradise Island in Nassau free? ›

The good news is that there is still a free public beach access; it's just a bit of a trek to get through.

Does Baha Mar have adults only section? ›

Upscale adults-only pool party and cabanas at SLS Baha Mar.

A playful decadence of signature cocktails and light fare served by your own dedicated pool concierge.

Is Atlantis cheap? ›

Simply put, staying at Atlantis isn't cheap. For example, a three-night stay in a Garden View room at the most affordable property on site, The Beach, still costs more than $900 for just the room, taxes and resort fees. And this was during times marked "best value."

Can you use all pools at Baha Mar? ›

There are about 6-7 pools at The Baha Mar area you can use but the SLS pool and Rosewood pools are for their guests only.

Do you need water shoes in The Bahamas? ›

Water shoes are useful for just about any water activity you can think of, especially when going to secluded beaches, like those located in the out islands in The Bahamas. You can rent these, but it's more economical to take your own, if you have them.

Does Baha Mar have a resort fee? ›

Rates are also subject to a 14% resort fee per room, per night. Effective for arrival dates beginning January 1, 2023, all rates will be subject to a 15% resort fee. Resort fee covers all gratuities within the Baha Mar Resort enclave, as well as the following services and amenities.

What month is the best to go to the Bahamas? ›

Peak season: mid-December – mid-April

The months of January and February are great for traveling to the Bahamas for people who love the sun, but not extreme heat and humidity. There is also a great balance of heat and cool in March. Keep in mind that the evenings may get Caribbean chilly*, so pack appropriately.

What is the best part of the Bahamas to visit? ›

New Providence is one of the best islands in The Bahamas – in fact, it's usually the first stop for most visitors to the archipelago. It's the place where you'll find Nassau, the capital of The Bahamas. This vibrant city is known for its impressive range of resort casinos, upscale restaurants, and unique museums.

What time is light show at Baha Mar? ›

The Baha Mar show fountains will take your breath away. Enjoy them nightly from 8-9:30pm.

Is there a swim up bar at Baha Mar? ›

In-pool seating, a swim-up bar, day beds and full-service cabanas—the Fortune pool has it all. Johan S Friberg and 867 others like this.

What time do pools close at Baha Mar? ›

Bar service, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Lifeguard on duty, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Pools are closed from dusk to dawn. The pools are reserved for the exclusive enjoyment of Rosewood Baha Mar guests.

What is not allowed in The Bahamas? ›

Firearms, fireworks, unless special authorization by the Commissioner of Police. Trailers, being trailer caravans for use as living quarters, offices, workshops, or similar purposes, unless specifically authorized by the Minister. Mechanical games and devices set in operation wholly and partly by the insertion.

Do you need cash in Bahamas? ›

Credit Cards are used throughout most of the bahamas, especially in the tourist areas, but some of the smaller out island require cash for purchases, and sometimes even car rentals. ATM's are available throughout Nassau, Paradise Island and Freeport, but are harder to find in the smaller islands.

Are drugs legal in Bahamas? ›

The possession or use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, cocaine, and ecstasy, is a criminal offense in The Bahamas and can result in time in prison. While visiting The Bahamas, you are subject to Bahamian law. Drug violators are arrested regularly, even for possession of small quantities.

Is it rude not to tip at all-inclusive resorts? ›

When we receive great service, we want to show our appreciation with a tip. For many, it's just the polite thing to do. So while it is not expected and you do not have to, you will notice that tipping is normal at all-inclusive resorts.

Are you supposed to tip all-inclusive? ›

Do I Need to Tip at an All-Inclusive Resort? While tipping is a discretionary and optional gesture, at all-inclusive resorts in Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and others, it is certainly encouraged.

Can I tip in US dollars in the Bahamas? ›

The currency in the Bahamas is the Bahamian Dollar, US dollars are widely accepted and is equivalent to the Bahamian dollar. If you pay in US dollars, you will likely receive change in Bahamian dollars, not the US.

What does Bahamas consider fully vaccinated? ›

What vaccines are recognized by The Bahamas to be considered “fully vaccinated”? The Bahamas Government (Ministry of Health) will only be accepting vaccinations by Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca at this time.

Is Baha Mar cashless? ›

Baha Bay is cashless inside of the venue. Baha Mar guests are able to charge all rentals, food & beverage and cabanas to their room.

What is service charge at Baha Mar? ›

Effective for arrival dates beginning January 1, 2023, all rates will be subject to a 15% resort fee. Resort fee covers all gratuities within the Baha Mar Resort enclave, as well as the following services and amenities. Resort fees are subject to an additional 10% VAT per room, per night.

How much is the Cove Atlantis per night? ›

Award nights at The Cove at Atlantis go for 65,000 to 100,000 points per night. The other Marriott properties in the complex include: The Royal at Atlantis, with redemption costs of 45,000 to 70,000 points per night.

How much does the royal at Atlantis cost per night? ›

The Royal at Atlantis from $283. Nassau Hotel Deals & Reviews - KAYAK.

How much does it cost to get into Atlantis? ›

Can you get a day pass to Atlantis in The Bahamas? You can buy a day pass to Atlantis for you and your family at the Atlantis Adventures Tour Center, which is located outside The Coral and overlooking the Atlantis Marina, for $135 per person per day.

Should you tip in Bahamas? ›

How much is customary? Many restaurants in the Bahamas will automatically add a 15% gratuity to your bill. If there is a service charge on your bill there is no need to leave an additional tip, however, if you receive exceptional service and wish to add more, this is at your discretion.

Do you tip on a service charge? ›

“Nowadays, service charges that are added to the bill do not go towards the driver's compensation,” she said. “Therefore, a consumer should absolutely tip.” Parker also explained why a restaurant might charge a service fee and how to handle it.

How much do you tip a butler at Baha Mar? ›

Customarily, for a private butler, you want to tip at least 5% of the nightly room rate—for each night they serve as your butler. That means, if you're staying for a week in a villa that costs $14,000, you paid $2,000 per night. That makes your tip $100 a night, or $700 for the week.

Is the waterpark free if you stay at Atlantis? ›

Atlantis is not an all-inclusive Resort; we are a full service Resort. As our guest, you have full access to all Atlantis water park features at no additional cost.

How many days is enough at Atlantis? ›

With five days in our tropical paradise, you can enjoy everything Atlantis has to offer, from heart pounding adventure to blissful relaxation. Discover Mandara Spa for rejuvenating therapies or enjoy spectacular ocean views and challenging play at Ocean Club Golf Course.

Is breakfast free at Atlantis? ›

Upgrade to our Concierge Tower to enjoy even more amenities including access to the resort's 25th floor Concierge Lounge and complimentary continental breakfast.

Can you visit Atlantis without being a guest? ›

As well as to Atlantis beaches, resort pools, Aquaventure water park, The Dig aquarium tour. Tickets must be purchased in advance and Day Pass purchase is required for all non-resort guests. Prices vary by date & season. Adult: 13 years and older | Children: Ages 4 – 12 | Under 3 is free.

What age is best for Atlantis? ›

For young kids

Atlantis Kids Adventures is for children ages three to 12 years old. The space features age-appropriate, pretend-play options for the youngest travelers — including a Victorian dollhouse, a grocery store, Legos and building blocks.

Is the Atlantis Aquarium free? ›

You can visit just the aquariums as a guest at Atlantis, with a day pass to Atlantis, or pay about $40 for just the aquariums. You may get a tour with that as well. You can purchase passes in the Royal Tower, or the kiosk in the center of the casino.


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