There is a lot to love about Compass Point, but some things to work on. Here are some thoughts from our stay (we are at the resort as I write this)--
The really good: we stayed in Hut 115, and I can confirm as others have that it is probably the best hut. Right on the water, stunning views of ocean and Love Beach, nice amenities with Aveda toiletries, two fridges, a/c, microwave, toaster oven, ceiling fan, flat screen, and sound system. I really, really liked the privacy of this place (we saw maybe 10 other resort guests over 4 days), which means you have the beach mostly to yourself, pool to yourself, hot tub to yourself, and even that nice pier to yourself. Even if this place was packed, it would still feel really private compared to the mega resorts at Cable Beach and in Nassau. The sounds of the waves crashing on the rocks was epic (really loud at night, but we loved that!), and a massage out on the pier I will probably remember forever.
The good: The food was good. We took advantage of the $15 per person breakfast allowance and enjoyed room service for nearly all our meals. I was freaked out about the menu from other reviews (my wife and I are vegetarians), but we found there were more options than other people discussed. And we didn't think it was overpriced ($14 for a pizza for two with up to 5 toppings is not expensive). Walk Love Beach-- we saw some fish in tide pools, a beautiful sand dollar, a starfish, and even saw a ray jump out of the water. What we didn't see were a lot of people-- nice.
Bonus points: I brought a juice squeezer and blender from home (current is same as USA) to make smoothies for my wife as a surprise.. Had groceries delivered to our hut from FoodStore2Go (Google it), including fresh fruit, my wife's favorite snacks (including some organic options), and a bouquet of local flowers. Ordering online was simple and, while pricey, gave us lots of food choices to supplement the restaurant. My wife put the flowers in a vase on our deck-- nice touch to our view.
The bad: the location is mostly a blessing, but had a few drawbacks too. To shop for island trinkets or even go to other restaurants you need to either take the bus or taxi. We found this slightly inconvenient, though the bus was very inexpensive and the wait was not long. There were some little island fruit type bugs in our room (even before we brought fruit in) and we also noticed them on our table at the restaurant. They were not swarming or overwhelming, but they were there. I had to work on the trip, and while there is WiFi, it cuts in and out, which can be annoying. We also lost power a couple of times and the plumbing went out once for a few hours for the entire resort.
The REALLY bad: These were the things that bumped 5 stars to 4, and nearly pushed me to 3. First, as I am writing this, there is a construction crew tearing down the roof of the hut next to us. They started at 9:30am. It is LOUD. So much for the peace and quiet. The front desk said they would ask them to stop working, but it has been over an hour since they told me that and the crew is working as loudly as ever. The front desk also promised to call me when the plumbing came back on after going out, but they never called. And the front desk seemed to have difficulty correcting its own errors on our bill. Every single order with room service (which we used a lot) had an issue-- they either forgot to deliver something, delivered the wrong thing, overcharged us for what they delivered (check your bill!), and the items were not always as represented on the menu (for example, the pancakes are listed as coming with chocolate shavings and caramelized fruit-- received neither all 3 days).
I am left with some mixed feelings. This place could be perfect if management exercised a little common sense and upped the service provided. At the prices charged, I expected a bit more on the service end, laid back Caribbean or not. But the views are epic and the privacy refreshing, and those carried the day most of the time. My closing thought as I write this is that they just started using the saw to cut wood pieces for the roof of the hut 10 feet from us. Buzzzzzzz, bang bang bang, instead of waves crashing as my parting memories of the Bahamas. Sigh.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Compass Point is a 1.5 acre celebration of bold imagination. Its 18 huts, made up of two-story cottages and single cabanas, glow with vivid Junkanoo colors. It is the perfect choice for guests who value simplicity, comfort, creativty and romance. Its restarunt is one of the few in Nassau where you can dine overlooking the ocean. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Compass Point Beach Hotel Nassau
- Compass Point Beach Nassau
- Compass Point Beach Resort Bahamas/Nassau