Hotel Review: Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, Nassau

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The Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is one of three resorts along with the SLS Baha Mar and the Rosewood Baha Mar located within Baha Mar in Nassau, Bahamas. The Grand Hyatt Baha Mar has 1800 rooms including 230 suites and residences and is a World of Hyatt Category 5 property, meaning free night awards start at 20,000 points per night, whereas Points + Cash is offered at 10,000 points and $125 per night.

As a Globalist member, I was welcomed upon check-in and informed I had been upgraded to Deluxe Ocean View room in the East Tower. When I stayed there, only the East Tower was open, however the West Tower will be opening soon. The Grand Club is located in the lobby of the West Tower, and access is extended for Globalist members.

a reception desk in a hotel

Getting to the property from the airport will run you around $25 in a taxi, which is only about a 20 minute drive from Lynden Pindling Nassau International Airport.

two beds in a room

Deluxe Ocean View Room in East Tower

a desk and chair in a room

Desk area in guest room

a bathroom with a bathtub and a sink

Bathroom featuring a separate tub and shower

a bathroom with a mirror and sink

Double vanity in bathroom

a group of flip flops in plastic wrap

Complimentary flip flops in all rooms

a view of a resort with a body of water and a beach

View from Deluxe Ocean View Room

a large white building with many balconies

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar East Tower

a hallway with a painting on the wall

Grand Club

The Grand Club is open daily from 6:30am-9pm. Breakfast is served from 6:30am-10:30am, and appetizers are served from 5pm-9pm. The lounge is open throughout the day with soft drinks and bottled water. In the evening, beer, wine, and a decent selection of liquor is complimentary.

The Grand Club offers plenty of both indoor and outdoor seating areas. If you choose to sit outside, you’ll have a great view of the fountain show in the evening.

a room with tables and chairs

Grand Club

a room with couches and a table

Grand Club Seating

a table with a bowl of salad and glasses of juice

Grand Club Evening Appetizers

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Grand Club Evening Appetizers

a table with food on it

Grand Club Evening Appetizers

a table with bottles of alcohol and utensils

Grand Club Self-Serve Bar

Pools and Beach

The Grand Hyatt Baha Mar has several swimming pools and whirlpools scattered throughout the property as well as beach access, with umbrellas and chaise lounges. There is also sunscreen available at every pool, which is a nice feature.

a pool with palm trees and umbrellas

Reflections Pool offering private cabanas

a pool with palm trees and a building in the background

Fortune pool is located on the central pool deck with a swim-up bar

a pool with a body of water and buildings in the background

Located at the Out Island pool, there are two 8- and 15-ft. rock walls where you can jump in from.

a pool with lounge chairs and palm trees

Drift pool

a pool with lounge chairs and palm trees

Drift pool, which features rain cabanas

a yellow and white striped tent with chairs and a fan

Cabanas throughout the property

kay kayaks on a beach

Guests have use of the kayaks and stand-up paddle boards located on the beach

a room with exercise machines

Fitness center with Technogym equipment

a large room with exercise equipment

Fitness center

a sign on a wall

Spa facilities include steam room and sauna

a room with a bar and chairs

Churchill’s, cigar bar features nightly live music

a bar with a piano and a piano on the wall

Blue Note Lounge

a large room with a large chandelier and tables

The Baha Mar Casino is the largest in the Caribbean, with 119 table games

a pool with blue lights in front of a large building

Baha Mar pools at evening

a building with a fountain in front of it

Bottom Line

Overall I was very pleased with the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, as it’s still a brand new property and I can’t wait for the properties at Baha Mar to open as they’ll have a bunch more restaurants and nightlife. We did dine at Katsuya one night, which I’d recommend.

As a Globalist, I was exempt from the $32 nightly resort fee, which includes use of the non-motorized watercrafts including kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, reef boards, and sail boats as well as access to the fitness center and spa facilities.

I learned that the developer of Baha Mar is a huge fan of Las Vegas and there are many aspects here that can be seen in Sin City. For instance, the fountain show resembles that of Bellagio, the red color scheme of the casino is similar to Wynn, and the water wall entrance looks of that of Aria.

As for the fountain show, it’s presented nightly at 8pm, 9pm, 9:30pm, and 10pm, and was incredible. You can view from the terrace of the Grand Club, or in the front of the property.

Be sure to check out our Hotel Review: Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen if you’re considering other Hyatt resorts in the Caribbean.

Have you had a chance to experience the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar yet, feel free to comment below on your experience. 

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  1. Question about the resort fee: I noticed when booking the Hyatt website that the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar basically makes you prepay everything – room rate, resort fee, service charge, etc. Did you pay the resort fee at booking and then have it refunded?

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