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Luxury Escape: The Legendary Charm of The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, Bahamas



For anyone craving sun and dreamy beaches, the Bahamas capital island, Nassau, is the ideal getaway. Just an hour flight from Miami, here is everything you need to know about this idyllic vacation spot and the perfect luxury place to stay – the Ocean Club, a Four Seasons Resort, nestled within Nassau's pristine coastline line.


Access


Non-stop daily flights to Nassau from Miami are available via American Airlines. Non-stop flights are also available in over 30 major cities, including New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Orlando, Philadelphia, and Toronto.



Why Nassau?


Boasting some of the world’s best beaches, Nassau offers something for everyone. It can be an island destination for a family vacation, romantic getaway, a chill, rejuvenating journey or simply a fun trip with friends. It offers excellent hospitality, world-class amenities and has a rich history.


When to Visit


Nassau’s peak season begins mid-December and goes until mid-April. The Caribbean hurricane season (from June to November) is considered low season due to unpredictable weather but still a desirable period to visit the island, especially for those looking for discounted rates.


The majestic Versailles garden walk at The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort image by Markin Abras


History


Founded in 1670 by the British Empire, Nassau became a central location for “The Golden Age of Piracy,” which lasted for thirty years from 1690 to 1720. It also experienced a military assault by the Spanish in 1720. In 1973, The Bahamas became a free and sovereign country after 325 years of British rule. Today, it is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. Today, Nassau relies heavily on tourism and has a strong offshore financial services and trade.


Currency


The Bahamian Dollar (BSD) is the equivalent of the U.S. dollar. To distinguish the currency from others, the symbol B$ is used. Businesses in Nassau, Bahamas accept either USD or BSD. If you are given BSD, it is advised to use it before departing from the island as it is not accepted elsewhere.


Key Attractions


Beyond more than 15 crystal-clear turquoise beaches, Nassau offers some notable attractions, including Graycliff’s Wine Cellar (the third-largest in the world), Andros Barrier Reef, excursions to nearby islands and secluded beaches, and ATV tours, including historical landmarks, such as Queen’s Staircase and Fort Charlotte.


LUXURY STAY


The Ocean Club,

A Four Seasons Resort, Bahamas


One Ocean Drive

Paradise Island

Nassau N.P, Bahamas

+1 (242) 363-2501



OVERVIEW


As soon as you enter the lush, tropical grounds of The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, you instantly feel that something special awaits you. The secluded oasis of luxury, set along a 5-mile stretch of natural white sand and turquoise ocean waters, offers history, world-class service, and everything you would expect from The Four Seasons. The classic Caribbean architectural property features immaculate landscaped Versailles-inspired gardens, pools, fountains and a restored 12th century Augustinian cloister. A popular hideaway for celebrities and elites, The Ocean Club served as the backdrop for the James Bond film, Casino Royale.


Stay in one of the 107 accommodations, which includes guest rooms, suites, garden cottages and villa residences. For the ultimate luxury stay, book the Royal Villa featuring your own private infinity pool, outdoor lounging and postcard-worthy ocean views. The villa accommodates up to 10 guests and comes with a full kitchen, dining and living areas, plus a private chef and 24/7 personal butler.



Facilities


The Ocean Club offers 36-acres of green lawns and gardens, 3 pools, world-class dining, a Balinese-style Spa, fitness facility, event space, and numerous recreational activities.


Food & Drink


Offering dramatic ocean views, DUNE by Jean-Georges Vongerichte, serves French-Asian cuisine with a Caribbean twist. The casual yet elegant restaurant features a full bar, live entertainment, outdoor dining, a private room and is wheelchair accessible. OCEAN servers poolside light bites and an array of sophisticated cocktails. Versailles Terrace restaurant serves French-Mediterranean food with magnificent views of the pool and gardens.


Family-Friendly


Kids can enjoy a waterfall, lagoon-style pool and the “Kids Club House” offering fun games and a host of other kid-friendly activities. The Four Seasons also offers a “Kids for All Seasons” program for children aged 4-12. The fully-supervised, complimentary program offers a variety of activities, services and amenities geared toward younger guests. Professional babysitting services are also available for ages six weeks to 12 years old.



Event Spaces


The classical Versailles-inspired gardens offer an ideal setting for romantic weddings and special events. Boasting just under 21,000-square-feet of space, The Ocean Club offers indoor banquet facilities for up to 50 individuals and outdoor banquet for up to 250 individuals. Host your event either at the beach deck, Versailles pool and gardens, The Cloisters, or Wedding Gazebo – all offer a memorable, dramatic backdrop.


Fun & Activities


There is something for everyone at The Ocean Club. Guests have access to the Tom Weiskopf-designed 18-hole golf course located adjacent to the property, 6 hard-tru tennis courts with lessons, 3 pools, a fitness center, free yoga classes, on-site jogging and biking trails, paddle boarding, diving, snorkeling, luxury yacht charter, deep sea fishing, shopping and entertainment activities at nearby Atlantis.


For total relaxation and rejuvenation, head to The Ocean Club’s Balinese-style Spa. Featuring 8 treatment villas with private gardens and outdoor baths, there are numerous wellness treatments to choose from, including Ocean Rituals, customized massages, revitalizing body-nourishing therapies and relaxing experiences. There is also a hair and nail salon onsite.


Words by Markin Abras. Images courtesy of The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort

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