At a Glance
One of the three resorts at Baha Mar, the 1,000-acre, 4.2-billion-dollar development opened in 2018 and is a luxurious, full-service resort-within-a-resort.
- The exquisitely designed library, where macaroons and Champagne are served on lush, cream-colored sofas framed by oil paintings
- The Jack Nicklaus–designed golf course
- The several pools, each surrounded by magenta flowers and peppered with overwater cabanas fit for royalty
The Rosewood Hotel collection is known for its exceptional sense of place, with resorts everywhere from Laos to Mexico embracing their surrounding cultures and landscapes in elegant, innovative ways. The Baha Mar location is no exception. Guests are welcomed by a bright, airy lobby with marble floors, cream-colored couches and glass-enclosed displays of shell sculptures. Nearby, an understated wall-to-wall mural depicts a palm tree-lined beach. In the guest rooms (of which there are 237), woven fabrics and wicker furniture are complemented by crisp white linens and minimalist furniture. And the pièce de résistance: each room at Rosewood Baha Mar has a view of the ocean (while those on lower floors see more of the resort).
Guests are pampered here in quiet seclusion from the rest of the complex, which is reachable by a 2-minute walk along the beach. And while the resort-within-a-resort benefits from all the amenities at Baha Mar (including a water park, 40+ restaurants and lounges, and the largest casino in the Caribbean), Rosewood guests could easily while away several days within its confines. The property offers three restaurants. The principal eatery is Commonwealth, an all-day café with a private rum room that serves coastal cuisine with a British flair (think Beef Wellington with prosciutto). Manor bar is a handsome space with dark wood furniture, vintage-inspired lighting fixtures and handcrafted cocktails. Though the experience not to miss is a meal at Costa, a Latin American restaurant set in overwater villas with comfy cabana seating and an impressive menu of Bahamian and Mexican cocktails.
When not relaxing poolside or exploring Baha Mar’s various attractions (like the casino, water parks, multiple pools and eateries), guests can decompress with spa treatments at the Rosewood’s signature spa. The cream-colored oasis offers therapies based on traditional and progressive healing rituals and a number of ‘sense journeys,’ which are curated spa sessions lasting up to five hours.
Written by Blair West