Summary: If you get a good deal, this a great option as a value, all inclusive resort.
Stay: 6 nights
They are doing construction so we experienced a long walk to obtain our luggage but it was tolerable. We located the hotel transportation without difficulty. The hotel is not very far from the airport.
Long line but guests were treated with drinks upon arrival. If you arrive at a busy time expect a wait (same for checking-out). We arrived prior to check-in but were able to eat before heading to the pool.
Clean but dated. Some towels were in the room but we wanted extra. They were being washed and were delivered once they were available that day. TV with access to satellite cable /some local US channels. Electrical outlets worked fine for our gadgets. As someone mentioned, there was a desk and chair but no couch or lounging chair. I didn't think this would matter until I wanted to watch TV or lay out items while waiting for my mother. No frig in rooms but there is an ice bucket (you have to take to the bar). Upon checking-in, you receive a lock and key to the safe. Our corner room of 377 with a beach view was nice and at the end of the hall. We also had room 453 briefly which was ok but not as nice and not a beach view.
I felt that they tried to offer a balanced variety of options that tasted ok considering it was a buffet (including some traditional island cuisine). Food is available throughout the day including a continental breakfast, full hot breakfast, buffet lunch, lunch poolside at the grill (limited options but they have burgers, hotdogs, salads, jerk chicken , fries and conch fritters), buffet dinner, snack attack (which I missed and midnight options).
We started calling soon after 9am (you must request your reservations between 9a-11a 24 hours in advance). After the line being busy, we connected and got reservations for both The Garden of Eden (mainstream options--outdoor and indoor seating) and Martinos (Italian) at good times. Both were worth the visit (a little better than the buffet )but not stellar. The atmosphere at the Garden of Eden was nice. Daytime dining outdoors near the buffet dining room causes visits from the seagulls.
We don't drink but patrons seemed happy with the liquor. I was pleased to find a variety of juices, sodas, punches and both sweetened and unsweetened iced tea. They also have tea time in the piano bar daily. Bring a tall water bottle to save on trips for refills since glasses are small.
Grab you towels early. They ran out during high occupancy but as soon as they were cleaned, they were replenished. We waited and it was not a huge deal for us. The sun dried us off and towels were available within 30 mins. Beach was clean. Pools had a few bugs but they are outdoors and otherwise looked fine. The Jacuzzi did look a little suspect so we skipped it but the beaches were fine. No matter the time of day, we always were able to locate lounge chairs by the pool and on the beach. Do note that the chairs don't fully recline.
Activities: Pay close attention to the posted schedule. Vast array of things to do to please all tastes. The staff works hard to ensure that guests are enjoying themselves. I watched others climb the rock wall (SNEAKERS needed) and someone try the trapeze (I believe socks can be used). Didn't try the water sports. Wanted tennis lessons but the instructor wasn't available during our stay and I forgot my sneakers. Evening shows were enjoyable each night. Didn't try the nightclub. Massages on the beach were FANTASTIC ($45 for a 25 min Swedish). As suggested, we walked to the nearby straw market (close by) and also went over the downtown straw market (didn't have much to offer and prices were a little inflated, shopping at the near by market and the resort store served best). Taking the #10 bus using $1.25 (American or Bahamian currency but have exact change) was convenient to get to the straw market. TIP: The aquarium at Atlantis is free after 6:30p or 7pm but you might need to take a cab back (cab cost $21 each way). We didn't book any excursions through the hotel.
They have quick daily orientations at 11am and 8pm daily. Aim for the 11am one while you can see the grounds
Things often happen on a laid back schedule (except meals).
They don't give you a map of the resort or printed copies of the daily schedule.
You have to pay for internet access at Breezes but can walk to the Wyndham hotel where it is free in the lobby.
USA Today is available in the lobby.
The staff is AMAZING and made it worth the stay.
I had bug spray but the mosquitoes got me during the middle of my visit.
We stopped in the medical clinic to obtain aspirin for my Mom's headache and alcohol swabs for the bites.
American currency is widely accepted (possibly more so in tourist destinations than Bahamian money).
Not having young kids (no guests under 14) was a nice change at a resort.
Walked to the bank near the straw market for a souvenir $3 Bahamian bill (which isn't in circulation anymore) to purchase it at face value. Plan to wait in line at the bank.
The transportation back to the airport usually departs about 3 hours before your flight but you will get a notice the night before.
Know that if you book the trip at a reasonable price and don't go in expecting the Atlantis, you'll have a good time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The first and only Super-Inclusive resort in The Bahamas. 400 rooms and suites situated on almost 1000-ft of the powder-white sands of Cable Beach, the island's best beach. Here virtually everything you can eat, drink & do in one simple, upfront price - with no tipping allowed. Tennis, snorkeling, rock climbing, sailing, flying trapeze! Three restaurants plus a beach grill. Four bars. Nightclub and piano bar. All included! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Breezes Resort Bahamas Hotel Nassau
- Superclubs Breezes Bahamas Nassau
- Breezes Nassau
- Super Club Breeze Bahamas
- Breezes Superclub Bahamas
- Breezes Resort & Spa Bahamas Nassau