An overall solid resort with a few pros and cons:
Entertainment—I actually wasn’t a fan of the entertainment, but I’m in the minority. I don’t come to the Bahamas to listen to a Caribbean band cover songs that are popular in the US and Canada. I want to hear steel drums, traditional Baha music, etc. Integrating more truly Bahamian cultural shows into the nightly entertainment would be greatly appreciated.
Some of the staff—Some were great and so friendly and accommodating, and some treated you as if you were the most annoying person on the planet. On our last day, we had a flight to catch in the morning. We went down at 7:15AM (the full buffet breakfast opens at 7:30, continental at 6:30). All the platters of hot food were set out and ready to go, but when we went to grab some, the woman behind the counter said “put it down, we only open at 7:30!”. It was so…condescending. So instead, we waited, plates in hadn while the food was ready, for 7:30. When we tried again at 7:30, she snapped “It’s only 7:25, we’re still closed!” I and everyone around me had 7:30 on their watches, but instead she turned around to her staff and said “nobody open anything for another 5 minutes!” Honestly, that experience alone would be enough to persuade me not to go back to this hotel. I paid $1,700 for a one week stay, being chastised by the dining room staff wasn’t part of that deal.
The age group: I actually thought the Bahamas attracted a slightly more mature crowd compared to say, Cuba, but this resort was definitely rowdy and obnoxious at times. We unfortunately were there at the same time as a huge dance troupe (who looked like they were maybe 16 or 17). There was constant yelling and screaming, beer pong by the pool with vodka shots, and we were woken up at least 3 nights at 5AM by drunk people causing a huge racket as they yelled their way down the halls. Definitely not a low-key place.
The scheduling: The first bar only opens at 11AM here—which, when you’re on vacation (and like to space your drinks out a bit more so you’re not playing topless vodka-pong by the pool), is a bit late. I like a mimosa with breakfast and a cocktail by the ocean in the morning when I’m on vacation, and that didn’t quite work.
Housekeeping: we got to the hotel at 4PM (despite a scheduled arrival time of 11:00AM, due to flight delays) and none of our rooms were ready. Also, be forewarned—Housekeeping leaves the door to all of the rooms open on a floor when they start their rounds. Numerous times I went back to my room around 11AM and all the doors were open, the housekeeping trolley was in the corridor, but the housekeepers were in the staff room. This is not cool. They left the door on my sister’s room open—wide open-- for over 2 hours while they did the rounds changing towels. KEEP YOUR STUFF IN THE SAFE.
Security: Security is awesome on this resort. They patrol the beach 24/7, and only guests of the resort are allowed on that beach. And trust me—they catch everybody who isn’t a guest. We saw them stop at least half a dozen people during our stay, who were guests at some neighbouring resorts. A kudos to Ricardo, who works security at the resort. He’s so friendly, funny, warm, welcoming, and he’s actually quite the historian on the Bahamas. Track him down if you can and ask him questions about the islands, he knows almost everything!
The staff: for the few bad apples, there were some really great ones too. Ms. Grant at the front desk upgraded one of our rooms to oceanfront for no charge. Ashton, in the main dining area, is awesome and so good at what he does. We purposely sat in his section whenever we could—he was a highlight on this trip. Marcel, the massage therapist, is one of the most warm, peaceful and unbelievable people I’ve ever met. Talk to him and get to know him—he loves grapefruit juice, so bring him one if you can. He’s the type of person you remember for the rest of your life, just an incredible being. The staff here in general also pays attention—somebody must have complained after the first night of people screaming in the hallways at 5AM, because for a few days after that, security was on our floor most of the night.
The grounds: The grounds are very well kept and clean, the proximity to the beach is awesome, the beach itself is fantastic, and everything is within close range—food, booze, sand, water, and your room.
The food: Some good stuff—I loved the local cuisine that they featured some nights, it was flavourful and delicious. The pool grill grub was also great, it was quick and tasty.
I’d probably stay here again, it was comfortable and a good stay but I think the Breezes needs to step up their game a bit with the Riu within the same price range, and now the new Bahamar opening right beside it in Dec. 2014.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This all-inclusive resort in The Bahamas is situated on almost 1000-ft of the powder-white sands of Cable Beach, the island's best beach. No Hidden Taxes or Fees or surcharges - just one upfront price. Wi-Fi in bedrooms and lobby included - virtually everything you can eat, drink & do included 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