If you need a all-inclusive.. Breezes is the way to go (unless you have kids) ... it's only a 3 star..if that.. but nassau is not known for AI's.. nor are then necessary like in other part of the world.
If you decide not to do breezes.. (Please stay away from Paradise Island harbour Resort). Then look into Wyndham, Sheraton, or even the Hilton.
Ok. Great. Thank you.
The reaso we like AI is because it's nice to sit by the pool and get drinks and not have to worry about paying.
Have you been to non AI in Bahamas? How does it work? Do you have to pay as you go or do you have a charge account? What other hotels would you recommend?
At most hotels, you would just show your room card and sign, then pay the bill when you leave. You still don't need cash/cc unless you leave the property.
Of course, those drinks add up when you're paying $6 or $7 a pop.. so for you.. an all-inclusive might be the answer.
If you were off doing tours all day, or exploring, than an all-inclusive doesn't make sense. If you're relaxing on the property .. it does.
Of course, you miss out on the "culture" of the island.. and the dining experiences. Nassau has some fantastic restaurants.
For AI - Breezes
For non-all inclusive - Wyndham, Sheraton or Hilton.
There's even a casino in the wyndham.. which is near breeze and next to Sheraton.
Breezes is a excellent choice for AI if there is availability. Sandals Royal Bahamian is also AI, but a bit pricier (depends on room category too). If you are scuba divers, the difference might be worth it.
Regardless of your choice, I hope you are able to make the change and enjoy your stay!
How are the rooms at Breezes? From the pictures the beds look very hotelish and not real nice. ?? We won't spend much time there, but it's nice to have a nice bed to crash in and a nice bathroom to shower in. :) Thanks for the input by the way!
I read that Breezes hotel rooms just recently underwent renovations. Is this true for both East and West wings?
If you're looking for "real nice" and great bathroom, Breezes isn't the place. It's a 3 star property.. with most rooms on the low side of that 3 star.
But it is a fun property if your into drinks by the pool or the beach.. and don't plan to spend time in the room.
Breezes have recently renovated the rooms and the bathrooms.
The best part of Breezes is the STAFF. They go out of their way to ensure you have a good time.
The beds are quite comfortable, and the glass walk-in showers are really nice with multiple jet.
Food and drink is good to excellent. (Do book a la carte restaurants asap)
Casino in walking distance
Jitneys (#10 bus) is $1.25 per person into Nassau. It stops right by the hotel.
No in fridge in rooms
I only mention this because many people assume all hotels do have them - do not check out hotel details themselves - and are then dissatisified.
For the poster who said the rooms look "hotelish" what else would you expect?? This is a 3 to 4 star hotel/resort - not a high end multi resort development like many in Mexico and the Dominican Republic.
That was me that said "hotelish". I only said that because we are used to resorts in Mexico for the same amount of $, but more luxurious. We were supposed to be leaving for there on Thursday...NOT ANYMORE! I'm just having a hard time b/c we are all of sudden switching course. Sorry if I offended anyone. This will be different for us...so want to get as much feedback as possible!
Thank you for all of the advice. I think this is the route we will go...or postpone our Mexico trip.
Hope you have a good time wherever you stay.