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Posted by: Nassau Paradise Island on October 26, 2022

If you’re looking for a romantic getaway in Nassau Paradise Island, look no further than Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island. Once a personal retreat for the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, this beautiful resort is now considered one of the most elegant all-inclusive properties in the Caribbean. With its gorgeous beachfront location, incredible array of on-site activities, delicious dining options, and private offshore island, we can see why!

Here’s everything you need to know about this couples-only resort:

World-Class Accommodation

You’ll discover a new level of luxury at Sandals Royal Bahamian. This sweeping property has three unique accommodation areas— West Bay Village, Island Village, and East Bay Village. Guests can choose from luxury rooms and suites, club level rooms and suites, and butler level rooms and suites, which provide the highest level of VIP service. The resort also features the all-new Crystal Lagoon Swim-up Suites with butler service, and an exotic offshore island – Sandals’ all-new Barefoot Cay.  The island has breathtaking beaches—one for snorkeling and sunbathing, and for high-energy water sports.

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Sandals Barefoot Cay

Guests at Sandals Royal Bahamian can escape to the resort’s private island, Sandals Cay, located just minutes from the main resort property by private ferry. Relax in the freshwater lagoon-style pool and grab a drink from the swim-up bar. Savor delicious seafood, kick back in a shaded hammock or private cabana, or get cozy next to one of the fire pits. With secluded white-sand beaches and some of The Bahamas’ best snorkeling, Sandals Cay is the perfect place to spend a day.

Delicious Dining Experiences

Sandals Resort is home to 10 restaurants, each boasting its own authentic ambiance and décor. Masterfully prepared menus from award-winning top chefs and eight bars exclusively featuring Robert Mondavi wines ensure every meal is a delight. From classic French fare to authentic Bahamian cuisine, your vacation will take you on a culinary journey around the world. Best of all, your all-inclusive stay includes all dining and unlimited premium brand drinks. The resort has also added two brand new food trucks, featuring traditional Bahamian fare at Coco Queen or grab a sweet treat and coffee at Sweets ‘N’ Tings.

Discover one of the best foodie views at Sandals.

Health & Wellness

With all the health and wellness services available at Sandals, you can’t help but feel your best in The Bahamas. Start your day at The Fitness Center, where you can work out with a range of equipment and classes while enjoying panoramic views of the resort, our signature turquoise waters, and Sandals Cay in the distance. Feel like unwinding instead? Discover why Condé Nast Traveler readers named Sandals Royal Bahamian the “Top Caribbean Spa Resort” with a visit to Red Lane® Spa. With 17 treatment rooms, a beauty salon, a yoga and Pilates studio, a steam room, plunge pools, and several intimate relaxation areas, you’ll be transported to a place of calm serenity the moment you walk through the doors.

Learn more about Red Lane Spa at Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort.

Water Activities

Make a splash at Sandals Royal Bahamian with a variety of water-based adventures!

On the Water: At Sandals, there are plenty of ways to explore the crystal-clear waters. Canoe, kayak, or sail on our famed turquoise sea, explore the surrounding area by stand-up paddleboard, hobie cat, hydrobike, water trike or let the wind carry you with Sandals windsurfing. Virtually no other resort in the Caribbean includes waterskiing & wakeboarding, and Sandals is proud to be the only one to include professional, purpose-built Mastercraft® boats.

In the Water: When you’re ready to dive in, there’s nothing like snorkeling among the pristine coral reefs and beautiful array of colorful fish. Or, if you’re looking for a poolside paradise, simply relax at one of our seven pools, six whirlpools, and two swim-up pool bars.

Beneath the Water: Only Sandals offers inclusive scuba diving and the Caribbean’s most comprehensive resort diving program. Certified divers can take two all-inclusive dives daily. For an additional cost, beginners can sign up for a learn-to-dive program in one of the resort pools or enroll in a PADI certification course before exploring nearby shipwreck sites and coral reefs.

A couple in snorkeling gear jumps into the water at Sandals Royal Bahamian's Offshore Island.

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Recreation on Land

Day or night, there’s absolutely no shortage of activities at Sandals–and best of all, the fun is included with your stay!

During the Day: From billiards and bocce ball to table tennis and shuffleboard, you’ll find lots to do during the day at Sandals. You can enjoy a spirited game of beach volleyball or basketball, improve your tennis game with professional lessons (at a cost), or relax with a low-key board game.

At Night: When the sun goes down, things heat up at Sandals. Sip a cocktail at the Sandals Royal Bahamian Night Club, cozy up at the Piano Bar, enjoy the nightly entertainment, or enjoy special live bands and themed nights, such as Black & White Night, Motown Night, and the famed Junkanoo Parade. For even more romance, plan an after-dark date to Sandals Cay.

Does Sandals sound like the perfect place for a couples’ getaway in Nassau Paradise Island? With a variety of vacation deals and non-stop flights from several US cities, planning a romantic escape to a stunning destination has never been easier.

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