October 10, 2019
With autumn underway, discerning nomads are already planning their mid-winter escape. So just where to in early 2020? Nassau’s new Rosewood Baha Mar is the perfect pairing of sun, fun, and sophistication. Here’s what’s not to miss:
The Hotel Hopper: Hugging the sugar-white sands of Nassau’s famed Cable Beach, the Rosewood is located within the Baha Mar resort, yet purposely lives like a tucked-away retreat. Expect 237 guest rooms, suites, and beachfront villas, while the property’s exterior celebrates a modern Bahamian estate. Our top picks include the oceanside three- or six-bedroom villa, each of which include private pools, al fresco living spaces primed for entertaining, and beachfront access.
The Adventurist: When you’re in the Bahamas, you’re in the water. Whether a scuba diver, snorkeler, or beach comber, aqua adventure is always on tap. Laze a day away on a private boat charter for incredible deep sea fishing, or have your concierge arrange for a day exploring majestic dive sites not far from your posh headquarters.
The Foodie: The Rosewood houses four dining outposts, all of which warrant a visit. The 20th-century style Manor Bar is your perch for martinis and light bites; The Library is an elegant sitting room with healthy morning fuel; the tony Commonwealth features a menu of dishes from six unique and distinct regions around the globe; and lastly, at Costa, you’ll find seafood infused with Latin American flavors served in lively, communal cabanas. When venturing beyond the Rosewood, Baha Mar dining options are endless. Don’t miss sushi house Katsuya, steakhouse Carna, Chinese fare at Shuang Ba, handcrafted Italian at Fi’lia, or fresh seafood at 3 Tides.
The Wellness Warrior: If serious R&R is on your to-do list, make time to spend a full day at Sense, a Rosewood Spa, which is inspired by Rosewood’s global collection of spas (and our select as the top wellness outpost at Baha Mar). Opt for the Arawak Body Balance. Anchored in the traditions of the Arawak Indians and utilizing ancient healing practices to balance the body’s temperature (adios, humidity), it also strengthens the immune system and increases blood flow.
The Art Buff: Baha Mar houses the world’s largest collection of Bahamian art. Curated by well-known Creative Director and Bahamian native John Cox, The Current Gallery and Art Center features rotating exhibitions by local and international artists, in addition to artist-in-residency programs, workshops, and seminars.
The Gambling Man (and woman): Want a bit of Vegas on the beach? Baha Mar Casino is just steps from the lip of the ocean, yet far enough removed from the Rosewood that you can dip in and out of the lights and action. For the risk takers, however, sophisticated stakes include 119 tables offering blackjack, baccarat, roulette, poker, and more.
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