Blissful Bahamas Getaway: A Luxury Retreat at Sandals Royal Bahamian

The Bahamas, a Caribbean paradise known for its pristine beaches, azure waters, and vibrant culture, has long been a dream destination for travelers seeking relaxation and adventure. Nestled in the heart of this tropical haven lies Sandals Royal Bahamian, an exquisite all-inclusive resort reserved exclusively for adults. Join us on a journey to this idyllic retreat, where sun-soaked days, unforgettable excursions, delectable cuisine, and ultimate relaxation await. Our stay was in June 2022 and it was one we would absolutely recommend!

A pictures of the water and volleyball court from one of the many restaurants at The Grand Bahamian.

Summer in Paradise: Ideal Weather in the Bahamas

The Bahamas enjoys a tropical maritime climate, making it a year-round destination for beach enthusiasts. Summer months, spanning from June to August, are particularly enticing, with daily temperatures hovering around a balmy 85-90°F (29-32°C). The warm, gentle breezes and mostly clear skies create the perfect backdrop for a memorable vacation. While brief, sporadic rain showers may occur, they are typically short-lived and provide a refreshing break from the sun. Remember to pack sunscreen, sunglasses, and your favorite beachwear to fully enjoy the sunny Bahamian weather.

Exquisite Excursions: Discovering Paradise with Sandals

Sandals Royal Bahamian is more than just a resort; it’s a gateway to a world of adventure. Here are some exhilarating excursions and activities you can embark upon:

1. Scuba Diving and Snorkeling: Explore the stunning underwater world of the Bahamas, where colorful coral reefs and a plethora of marine life await. Sandals offers certified divers and novices the chance to discover the beauty beneath the waves.

2. Island Hopping: Hop aboard a boat tour to visit neighboring islands like Nassau and Paradise Island, where you can explore local culture, shop for souvenirs, and enjoy stunning views.

3. Swim with the Pigs: Take a boat excursion to Exuma and experience the world-famous swimming pigs. These adorable animals frolic in the crystal-clear waters, creating a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity.

4. Offshore Island: Sandals’ very own private offshore island is an oasis of tranquility. Relax on the pristine beach, enjoy a gourmet picnic, or partake in water sports—all just a short boat ride away.

The beautiful clear water at the beach of the private island at the Grand Bahamian.

Culinary Delights: A Gastronomic Journey

A close up pictures of a prosciutto and fig pizza.

Prepare your taste buds for an epicurean adventure at Sandals Royal Bahamian. With a diverse array of dining options, your palate is in for a treat:

1. Baccarat: Savor exquisite French cuisine in an elegant setting reminiscent of Parisian grandeur. Such a great night to really have a fancy adult meal that you know your kids would’ve absolutely ruined! Elegant and quiet… and delicious!

2. Casanova: Delight in Italian classics, including fresh pasta and homemade pizza, served in a charming Tuscan villa setting. Half the restaurant was custom order and the other was buffet style. The best hack: Place an order for a few pizzas as take out, and eat them by the pool or in your room. The were SOOO good.

3. Spices: Enjoy a fusion of flavors from around the world, including Caribbean, Asian, and Mediterranean cuisines, all in one place. This place was great when my husband and I couldn’t decide on a place to eat! There was going be something we both enjoyed there.

4. **Gordon’s on the Pier:** Feast on fresh seafood with oceanfront dining on a private pier. Be sure to jump quickly on reservations with this one! Worth it – lovely eating over the water and with a smaller crowd.

5. **Soy Sushi Bar:** Indulge in expertly crafted sushi and sashimi in a serene setting. This restaurant opens the earliest so we would always hit it for an appetizer, pregame meal, when our reservations were later in the evening. The sushi was AMAZING! This is was, by far, our favorite place to eat. The food was consistent and the staff was fantastic.

Picture of two drinks on a bar top:an old fashioned and espresso martini.

Beachfront Bliss: Pristine Waters and Relaxing Beaches

The allure of the Bahamas lies in its breathtaking natural beauty. Sandals Royal Bahamian boasts its own private beach, where powdery white sands meet the mesmerizing turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Spend your days lounging under the swaying palm trees, taking romantic walks along the shore, or simply savoring the unparalleled serenity of the beach.

Seamless Travel: Easy Access and Effortless Customs

Getting to this tropical paradise is a breeze. Direct flights from Atlanta to Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS) in Nassau, Bahamas, are readily available and typically only take about 2 hours. Upon arrival, you’ll appreciate the resort’s complimentary shuttle service, ensuring a swift and stress-free transfer to Sandals Royal Bahamian. The commute was less than 20 minutes, door to door. And when it’s time to return home, the convenience continues, as you’ll clear U.S. Customs right at the Nassau airport, streamlining your journey back to the USA.

Endless Entertainment and Relaxation Options

At Sandals Royal Bahamian, your days are as full or as leisurely as you desire. Dive into the pool for a refreshing swim, sip tropical cocktails at one of the resort’s bars, or unwind with a spa treatment. The options are endless:

1. Bars and Lounges: From swim-up bars to piano bars, you’ll find the perfect spot to enjoy your favorite libations. Don’t miss the famous Bahamian Sky Juice!

2. Evening Entertainment: Enjoy nightly shows, live music, and themed parties that will keep you dancing and entertained.

3. Pools: Choose from freshwater pools with swim-up bars, whirlpools, and private cabanas for the ultimate relaxation experience.

A picture of my husband, Matt, enjoying a beverage while at a restaurant on our first day.

Exploring Beyond the Resort: Swimming with Sharks and More

If you’re feeling adventurous, consider exploring Nassau’s vibrant culture and the thrilling activities it offers:

1. Swimming with Sharks: Dive into the depths of the ocean to come face-to-face with these majestic creatures. Shark diving excursions provide a thrilling, safe, and unforgettable encounter.

2. Historic Sites: Explore Nassau’s historic forts, such as Fort Charlotte and Fort Fincastle, which offer breathtaking views of the island.

3. Local Cuisine: Venture into Nassau for a taste of authentic Bahamian cuisine, including conch fritters, jerk chicken, and rum cocktails.

A picture of the island of Bahama from the airplane.

Bottom Line: A Dream Vacation Awaits in the Bahamas

Sandals Royal Bahamian in the Bahamas offers a sublime retreat for adults seeking an unforgettable vacation experience. With its perfect weather, enticing excursions, delectable dining, stunning beaches, and seamless travel arrangements, this adults-only resort provides everything you need for a blissful getaway. Whether you’re looking for adventure, relaxation, or a bit of both, the Bahamas has it all, waiting for you to explore and enjoy.

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