The Ocean Club, Four Seasons
There’s nowhere quite like the Four Seasons Ocean Club, Nassau, as this iconic Caribbean resort fuses the elegance of Victorian England with the pillared façade and terracing of a luxury Mediterranean villa, yet also a kind of contemporary flair and modern touch that would suit any cutting-edge hotel. What’s more, is that the Ocean Club has been welcoming the global elite ever since its heyday in the 1960’s, so they have their operation down to a slick masterclass in subtly attentive, seamless service of only the highest standard.
The history and heritage of this Four Seasons Caribbean hotel is just one of the many reasons to book a room here, as the Ocean Club’s fine reputation is not to be underestimated. First, the hotel’s Paradise Island setting, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and a stretch of pristine white-sand beach, which can be admired from your overwater sun lounger, the hypnotic infinity pool, your private balcony or one of the al fresco restaurant terraces. Indeed, that very beach is just steps from the Ocean Club’s manicured lawns and opens up a world of watersports, snorkelling and private boat hire, or, wander a few hundred metres along the shore to find the Paradise Island Golf Club and Marina.
Back at the resort, you are in for a world of gastronomic delights, a refreshing formality at mealtimes and both the service and Michelin-standard cuisine to back it up. Imagine the best recipes, flavours and techniques from the French classics, Asian-inspired and Mediterranean favourites, then throw in a touch of the Caribbean’s popular aromas, freshly caught seafood and the stewardship of a world-class chef; expect no less at the Ocean Club. You’ll also find live jazz music in the lounge bar, zingy cocktails by the beach or, if seeking something special, in-room or private dining experiences arranged by your concierge.
Each balconied guestroom at the Four Seasons Ocean Club is actually quite risk-free when it comes to the interior design and décor, preferring modest though modern furnishings and summery colour tones over any unnecessary gimmicks, with either ocean view or beachfront options available. The private villas here do take things onto the next level however, thanks to their private swimming pool, fully-equipped kitchen and multiple bedrooms, perfect for families in what is an entirely family-friendly Bahamas hotel. There’s a fantastic kids’ club and plenty of facilities for little ones too, though adults also have endless opportunities to indulge themselves with a sumptuous spa awash with signature therapies, detox treatments and beauty salon pampering. Wander the Venetian gardens and grounds and you’ll also find hidden tennis courts, yoga classes and secluded spots to sit in.
In short, the main draw of the Four Seasons Ocean Club, Nassau, lies in the combination of all these elements; an unbeatable beachfront Caribbean location, world-class and authentic service, Michelin-standard food, a rich heritage and rarely found regal air to it all, as well as being both welcoming to families and classy enough for the most romantic of honeymoons, or anything in-between.
The Ocean Club, Four Seasons Facilities
105 rooms, suites and villas with spacious balconies and patios. Residential style villas perched above beach with private infinity pools, as well as garden cottages,offering more spacious living areas for families.
Paradise Island, 40 minutes transfer from Nassau International Airport.