World's Hottest Hotels: Bahamas
Filed Under: Bahamas
Opened In: 2007
Rooms: Suites and the Cove Club, which entitles guest to additional services and exclusive lounges
Restaurants: Five restaurants are located at The Cove and the resort's Marina Village. Mesa Grill is celebrity chef Bobby Flay's restaurant. His signature dishes include Bahamian-spiced chicken skewers with yogurt cilantro sauce, crispy squid and cracked conch salad with orange-chipotle vinaigrette. Located off the casino floor is Nobu, where chef Nobu Matsuhisa puts his own twist on traditional Japanese fare. Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten serves French cuisine in the recreated luxury and ambiance of Café Martinique, which served as a backdrop in the classic James Bond movie, "Thunderball." Mosaic is known for casual Mediterranean-influenced cuisine. And at Casa D'Angelo, chef Angelo Elia brings his award-winning Italian eatery to the island.
Pool: Exclusive to adult guests of The Cove Atlantis, the 9,000-square-foot ultra-pool is decidedly sophisticated with 2 separate elevated infinity pools at each end.
Other Features: The resort also features a casino, nightclub, spa, golf, private beach, private cabanas, outdoor gaming and Dolphin Cay where Atlantis guests can swim with dolphins.
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Opened In: 1962
Rooms: Guest rooms, suites, villas and garden cottages (all include personal butlers)
Restaurant(s): The resort has 5 restaurants. The Courtyard Terrace lets guests dine on Mediterranean-influenced cuisine under the stars on select evenings. Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's restaurant Dune serves up an innovative blend of French-Asian cuisine infused with local herbs and Bahamian influences. The Pool Terrace Cafe has a variety of local and international cuisine, and in the evening is the place for tropical drinks and rum. The Library is a snack bar ideal for afternoon tea and pastries. Lastly, the Clubhouse overlooks the 9th and 18th holes of the golf course, and is a casual dining experience for breakfast or a light lunch.
Pool: The hotel has 2 pools, including a family pool. Villas and garden cottages have private infinity-edge pools.
Other Features: The club offers a spa, yoga, tennis, salon and a kids only club.
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Opened In: Reopened with new owners in 2006 after being closed for 2 years due to damage from Hurricane Frances.
Rooms: 18 brightly-colored studio or sea-front huts; some are elevated.
Restaurant(s): The restaurant serves Bahamian cuisine along with many international delights. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Pool: The hotel has a freshwater pool and hot tub.
Opened In: 1951
Rooms: Guest rooms, cottages and estate homes
Restaurant(s): The Garden Terrace serves a dinner of Caribbean bistro cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood. Breakfast and lunch are served seaside at the Blue Bar.
Pool: Freshwater pool
Other Features: The resort also has tennis courts, an exercise studio, massage services, a library, cooking classes and a gift shop.
Opened In: Property dates back to 1800.
Rooms: 12 guest rooms including a honeymoon suite.
Restaurant(s): The Landing restaurant serves a contemporary menu based on fresh local produce, and freshly caught local seafood.
Pool: The hotel has an outdoor pool with tiny waterfalls.
Rooms: 10 cottages
Restaurant(s): A Michelin-trained chef creates Caribbean and fusion cuisine using fresh local and organic ingredients. Guests can dine in the Great Room or alfresco on the terrace.
Pool: Natural infinity pool with a bar
Other Features: The resort has a private beach, library, spa and gym.