Spanning 600 acres on the picturesque island of New Providence in Nassau, The Bahamas, the newly opened Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is already capturing groups with its own brand of luxury.
The marriage of modern luxury with warm Bahamian service at Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, the first of three luxury hotel brands to open in the much anticipated Baha Mar resort destination, make for a memorable group experience and an attractive all-inclusive location for meetings and incentives.
All of the property’s 1,800 guest rooms get a slice of this view via balconies that overlook the beach, pools or surrounding nature. The property’s 200,000 sf of indoor and outdoor meeting space is also nautical themed. Groups will also want to check out The Current, an arts hub with workshops, lectures and exhibitions, for an on-site experience of the island. And herein lies the essence of Grand Hyatt Baha Mar: local luxury.
At The Sanctuary, groups can participate in the feeding of sharks, turtles and other sea animals. If swimming with sharks is a to-do for your group, here they will have an opportunity to don a snorkel and mask to get up close and personal.
Groups can unwind in a 30,000-sf spa sanctuary that offers tailored treatments—whether luxury facials or massages with heated seashells and aromatherapy oils—or on the sprawling greens of an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus-designed course staffed by the best golf pros in The Bahamas.
“We change tee positions daily,” says golf pro Andy Dorso, “so that groups visiting over the course of a few days can enjoy a different golf experience every time they play.”
And Then There’s the Food
Rumor has it that the best burger on the island is served at the Royal Blue Tavern restaurant, and Executive Chef Brent Martin continues this top-notch culinary experience across all of the property’s restaurants. Our group got a sampling during a Moroccan sunset-themed dinner with casbah-style seating, food served in tagines and a range of delicious dishes. As we ate, we were entertained by a fire dancer and local musicians. Our evening culminated in a spectacular Bellagio-style light on water show.
A range of themed events also take place at the six-bedroom villa, Villa Roxy and 23 one- and two-bedroom private villas are set to open at the property this November.
A 100,000-sf casino with views of Cable Beach and the property’s sparkling pools—swim-up bar, rainfall cabanas, pool butlers and secluded grottos to boot when including the forthcoming Baha Mar additions: Rosewood and SLS hotels—greeted us on arrival. A plus for planners is the Baha Mar Convention Arts & Entertainment Center, which serves all three properties as one of the biggest centers in the Caribbean. As Baha Mar continues to open in stages through the end of 2018—Rosewood Baha Mar offering 200 rooms and suites with oceanfront views and SLS Baha Mar offering 300 rooms and 100 residences—one of the most anticipated developments is a private island, which will be available to host groups of up to 1,200 for events and other private functions.