Gay Friendly Hotels Bahamas

Gay Friendly Hotels Bahamas: Top 3 (Updated 2021)

The Bahamas Islands along with the capital Nassau  are considered a safe destination for LGBT tourists. LGBT people tend to face no discrimination issues in resorts and very touristic areas. Most Bahamas inhabitants are quite tolerant of same-sex relationships and in the islands we can find some gay friendly hotels Bahamas.

Generally speaking, The Bahamas is increasingly gayfriendly. Although full protection is not yet enshrined in law, there is still a groundswell of public support for equal rights for all people. Many gay people visit or live here, and while the country once had strict anti-homosexuality laws, things are changing fast.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the Bahamas may face challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. While same-sex sexual activity is legal in the Bahamas, there are no laws that address discrimination or harassment on the account of sexual orientation or gender identity, nor does it recognize same sex unions in any form, whether it be marriage or partnerships. Households headed by same-sex couples are also not eligible for any of the same rights given to opposite-sex married couples.

The Bahamas, known officially as the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is a country within the Lucayan Archipelago of the West Indies in the Atlantic. It takes up 97% of the Lucayan Archipelago land area and is home to 88% of the archipelago’s population.

 

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1. Breezes Resort & Spa All Inclusive 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Bahamas

Breezes Resort & Spa All Inclusive
Breezes Resort & Spa All Inclusive

Breezes Resort & Spa, Bahamas is an all-inclusive property that welcomes guests 14 and older, located right on Cable Beach and features an outdoor swimming pool, banquet facilities and free parking.

The rooms at the property include natural light and come equipped with a private bathroom with marble countertops and a shower.

Guests enjoy a variety of different dishes as the on-site buffet restaurant for breakfast lunch and supper, a beach grill for lunch and specialty restaurants open at night. This Resort has been awarded the Silver Level Green Globe certificate.

This charming seaside all-inclusive resort in The Bahamas is situated on almost 1000-ft of the powder-white sands of Cable Beach, the island’s best beach. Taxes Fees and surcharges included in one upfront price – NO HIDDEN CHARGES. NO RESORT FEES! Wi-Fi in bedrooms and lobby included – virtually everything you can eat, drink & do included one simple, upfront price – with no tipping allowed. Tennis, snorkeling, rock climbing, flying trapeze! Three restaurants plus a beach grill. Four bars. Nightclub and piano bar. All included!

The place is clean, and well-maintained (although showing some age,) and they have really upped their game with the food of late (every restaurant was top-notch this visit!) Overall, the value is tremendous for being all-inclusive. This year we never left the resort; we ate every meal there and drank all we dared! Little sniggle: much of the day there is only one bar open and the line gets long.

What can I say the staff were spectacular. They over exceed all my expectations. The food was great, entertainment always, drinks and everyone was knowledgeable. They made you feel like home, the staff remembered your name,face, ur favorite drink and food. It was so relaxing, I loved every minute of it. And can not wait to go back. Me and my friend already began planning our trip back. Also it is a very very gay friendly resort which is a extra plus.

Resort: It is a nice resort, located in a good location. It has all the amenities.

Restaurants: Buffet – Decent food, but nothing special. Setup is a little off as they offer 1 or 2 lines causing long wait times depending on when you eat.

A La Cartes: Very good but there are no reservation. trick is to eat at 8pm.

Bars: One bar during day. Usually long lines. Servers try very hard to furnish guests ASAP. Would be nice if they dedicated 1 bartender to pour beer only. Or provide a self serve Draft tap. same goes for non-alcoholic drinks. would take some pressure off bar.

Night Bars: There are two and they do provide enough service

Beach: We did not have a great week of weather so the review on beach is limited. we had a cold front come through and we were red flagged all week.

Entertainment: Daily and nightly had lots of variety. Very same throughout most resorts. Workers really try hard to motivate and get the guests involved. lots of fun had by all.

Rooms: Our room was very nice and clean. Great ocean view and pool view. Beds were comfy and cleaning staff was very good.

Front desk: Very friendly and helpful

Tipping: Even though you did not have to tip, many did. The workers really try hard to please the guest so sometimes a tip is a nice gesture.

Overall, a nice active resort with many return customers. Everyone really enjoys the staff. They really make the place.

Rooms:
We upgraded to a Beach Front Patio Room. Without the experience of this room, I likely would’ve rated the hotel a 3 star rather than 4. We enjoyed spending time on our patio greatly. This room type also comes with a mini fridge stocked daily with bottles of water and juice. This room is also supposed to come with beach butler service but we found this intermittent at best. Gino did a good job on his shifts, but Joshua flat told us he’d get to us if he could as he was going to be pretty busy serving the cabanas on the other side. Bed was comfortable. Room was spacious and clean. As others have mentioned things are a little worn, but nothing was out of order or troublesome.

Food:
More than enough good food to eat here. We enjoyed the fish and chips and conch fritters at the beach grill. But don’t get in a rut. The pizza and nachos from the inside lunch buffet need to be in your rotation too. The breakfast buffets were excellent. Delicious bacon and made to order omelets. We enjoyed Garden of Eden and Martinos restaurants. Especially Martinos, mostly for its wonderful salad bar.

Drinks:
The one bar open at a time is a mild inconvenience. At very most we had to wait 10 minutes for a drink. And most times I would say we waited under 3 minutes. We enjoyed the Bahama Mama and specialty purple drink. We mostly drank beer. They did run out of limes on several occasions. Familiar hard alcohol available included Jack Daniels and Captain Morgan. Without a doubt take a reusable cup for your drinks.

Pool:
As others have said, plenty of pool chairs. We did not experience any issues with getting pool towels. We were not issued a pool towel card and simply went up and asked for towels whenever we needed them. Pool was a little chilly but by no means unbearable. Lots of people floating, playing volleyball all week long. Your body adjusts to the water temperature within minutes. I do recommend you bring along a raft of some sort.

Entertainment:
There is an impressive list of entertainment posted daily. However, we found that not all posted activities were carried out. We stuck around some days specifically for certain activities that were never announced or held. Also, unlike all resorts we’ve ever stayed at, Breezes did not award prizes for the winners of the activities. Overall, the daytime entertainment was a let down. We did enjoy the piano bar in the evening. The lobby entertainment was simply too loud to enjoy. We only made it to the disco one night and they were having a lip sync battle so we didn’t get to dance. There was a posted “white party” one night and a pajama party another night. This would have been nice to know in advance for packing purposes.

Location:
This is within walking distance to the Baha Mar. Though pricey, it’s worth a look. We recommend dinner there at Fi’lia. We also walked to behind the Melia to the Daiquiri Shack. Highly recommend. They blend your choice of three fresh fruits with local rum. We walked to the bus stop and for $1.25 each we were downtown near the cruise ship ports. From there we walked to a local craft brewery, the straw market (don’t recommend), John Watling’s Distillery (great drinks in a beautiful plantation style environment), Graycliff Hotel and Chocolate Factory, and Queens Staircase.

Gay Friendly Hotels Bahamas
Gay Friendly Hotels Bahamas

How much does a room costs at Breezes Resort & Spa ?

Prices start 224 $/night for Classic Room. The Room, Oceanfront is 432$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples. double room features air conditioning.

Where to book online Breezes Resort & Spa – Gay Friendly Hotels Bahamas – you can find the best hotels deals in Bahamas during Junkanoo and Junkanoo Carnival which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Bahamas on  Booking.com or Expedia.com  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Bahamas

Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas
Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas

Paradise Island’s Premier All-Inclusive “Adults Only”  & Gay Friendly Resort Bahamas ! A 30 minute drive from Nassau’s Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS). Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas offers the ambiance of a private escape for anyone seeking a modern, relaxed resort. The new getaway welcomes guests, aged 16 and above, and provides an intimate, relaxing, and enjoyable vacation experience. Singles, couples, friends, adult families, and groups – all will enjoy a calm on-harbor escape that will provide them with the opportunity to indulge, unwind, and enjoy all that the resort has to offer.

A signature feature of the resort is the 10,000 sq ft harbour terrace overlooking the harbour marinas. The terrace also has an arrivals’ dock and an expansive boardwalk featuring a unique waterside wedding belvedere, offering a picture-perfect backdrop for destination weddings.

Hotel is modern and clean, small and intimate. You really get to know the staff, and everyone we encountered were friendly. We stayed on the 9th floor overlooking the harbor with a balcony. It was great watching all the boats leave in the morning and come back in the evening. Room was spacious-but nothing fancy. Bathroom could have been larger. Only gripe about inside of hotel was housekeeping. Our mini bar wasn’t stocked until the last day despite us asking, and then we also requested a replacement of towels and that never came that day.

The grounds of the hotel are well kept, easy to walk to docks (where excursions depart) and Atlantis. We took advantage of many hotel activities like the nature walk, live music, karaoke, etc. We had debated between other larger hotels, and this ended up being the perfect place for us. Crowd was a variety of adult ages, but overall, the resort is relatively quiet, and outside bar closes at 8pm, so this isn’t the place to go wild. Highly recommend for a girls weekend, or couples week

Pros:

-The resort was very clean and modern (it was renovated not too long ago).
-The staff was very friendly and helpful. -The staff made us feel welcome and at home.
-The pool was a good size with a small waterfall and looked out at the water.
-There is an outside tiki bar where people gather during both the day and night. The bartenders serve some of the coldest and tasty drinks that Paradise has to offer.
-Within walking distance to Atlantis
-Take guests to Cabbage Beach and serve complimentary alcoholic beverages and lunch.
-Shuttle to and from Atlantis for the casino at night.

We picked the Warwick because it was an all inclusive and adults only. The hotel decor is a bit dated. But to the hotel’s credit it is clean and well maintained. I found the staff was overall good and most were attentive. The staff did get more attentive if you tipped.

The real plus of this hotel was the food — it was probably the best food we have had in the caribbean at an all inclusive!

The resort buffet was actually pretty good. There was a nice variety of food and drinks. Jacobee was amazing! He was always happy and helpful. Told us all the good spots to go to and made sure he followed up with us the next day to make sure we enjoyed ourselves.

The Italian restaurant and the steakhouse are reservation only. The italian place, while the service was decent, had mediocre food. The Edgewater has amazing food and service.

There is not much of a beach at this hotel. It is on a canal and has a fenced dock. It is maybe 100 feet long with a small swimming area. The beach chairs fill up fast in the morning.

The rooms are clean and nice. There is a dresser and large closet for your clothes. The water definitely does have a sulphur smell to it and don’t count on too much water pressure but that is the only complaint. There is a safe in the room, as well as, a sitting chair. Valerie made sure our room was in tip top shape every day and always asked us how our day was. She must see over 200 people a day and always remembered what we were doing that day.

The bar downstairs was awesome.

There is a pool table, ping pong table, and a great entertainment staff with name that tune, bingo, bean bag toss etc.

All in all it was a great experience and I would love to return.

LGBT Friendly Hotels Bahamas
LGBT Friendly Hotels Bahamas

How much does a room costs at Warwick Paradise Island ?

Prices start 338 $/night for Island View – Double Double. The Harbour Deluxe Balcony – King Bed Adults Only is 964$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples. double room features air conditioning.

Where to book onlineWarwick Paradise Island- All Inclusive- Adults Only – LGBT  Friendly Hotels Bahamas – you can find the best hotels deals in Bahamas during Junkanoo and Junkanoo Carnival which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Bahamas on  Hotels.com or Expedia.com  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. Meliá Nassau Beach – All Inclusive 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Nassau Bahamas

Meliá Nassau Beach
Meliá Nassau Beach

Meliá Nassau Beach is a stunning island resort with 3 heated pools facing the sea, including one for the kids. It boasts 7 on-site restaurants and 4 bars.

The bright, air-conditioned rooms at this property feature a small seating area, a 32’ flat-screen TV and private bathroom with a shower and toilet. Some rooms offer views of the pools and the one located on ground floor have direct access through the Patio. You will find a safe and coffee set for your convenience.

A wide range of dining options is available at the property, including 7 restaurants serving Mexican, Italian, Asian and Spanish cuisine. Meliá Nassau Beach also offers extensive banquet facilities and a Steakhouse. Guests can enjoy activities, shows and live music.

Activities like snorkelling, swimming, fishing and sightseeing can be arranged by the on-site tour desk. Enjoy yourself at any of the 3 heated outdoor pools with waterfalls and 2 hydro-massage tubs surrounded by gardens and facing the sea.

Located right on the stunning Cable Beach just a few minutes from the city center, shops, restaurants, nightspots and Lynden Pindling International Airport. 694 rooms featuring views of the ocean, pools or gardens including 32 Suites for your romantic getaway with extra privileges at The Level. 3 heated beachfront pools (1 adults only with wet bar), 2 hydro-massage tubs, 7 dining venues, 4 bars, 24-hour gym and Room Service, Kids Club, FREE Wi-Fi.

The best part of the resort was definitely the beach – beautiful white sand and crystal clear blue water. The resort also provided floats and kayaks that you could borrow for free (if it wasn’t too windy).

The Melia Resort was a very nice and relaxing place to stay! Great swimming pool options and also ocean with lifeguards at each! Lots of fun activities available as well. And most important for us is that the staff made all the difference at the Melia, we could have chosen the Atlantis but because of the staff rating we chose Melia. They went out of their way to make sure we were well taken care of! Especially the beverage crew! Lil Mo (Monique), was super friendly, knowledgeable and worked hard to go out of her way to take care of us poolside!

The resort has a fun vibe to it, everyone is so friendly and always helpful. The resort seemed very clean to me and I saw people cleaning all the time. I do not understand the complaints? I saw inspectors frequently checking things in the gym and elsewhere. Not all the food was prefect( thus 4 stars) but this is all inclusive, and you can order something else! I do think maybe the buffet needs a little improvement in presentation, the food was not bad just sometimes I was not finding it that appealing, but trust me- I ate more than well! I did upgrade to the level and the people there at the desk were wonderful, loved the check in. Maybe this upgrade is not necessary but i enjoyed the level lounge and quick service.

Our upgrade to “Level” included some services (i.e. separate concierge; check-in/check-out; lounge and bar) and charges that would have been an extra cost for “regular” guests, but I’m certain even without that upgrade the experience would have been equally enjoyable.

All of the staff we met were unfailingly pleasant and helpful. Everyone we interacted with, including the folks in the Level concierge lounge; the restaurant staff; the bar staff; the housekeeping staff and the maintenance staff who we passed in the hallway or on the property, greeted us; asked if we were enjoying our stay and went out of their way to fulfill our every request. I don’t recall a negative experience during our stay at the resort.

The beach was excellent for those who ventured into the ocean and the pools were warm, well staffed and were cleaned daily – we watched from our balcony as they were vacuumed each morning. I appreciate that most guests want the chaise lounge type chairs on the beach and around the pools, but due to some minor mobility issues, they are difficult for myself and my travelling companion to arise from. A few chairs on the beach and around the pools that are “higher” off the ground, making it easier to stand after being seated, would be appreciated.

On the whole our experience at Melia Resort, Cable Beach, Nassau was positive and enjoyable. I and my travelling companion would definitely consider staying there or at another Melia resort, again.

 

The classic rooms offer views of Nassau and Paradise Island, a king size bed or two double beds, 32-inch LCD TV, exclusive bathroom toiletries, high-speed internet, wake-up alarm call, and daily housekeeping services. Extra beds and cots, accommodations enabled for disabled guests, ironing appliances, hypoallergenic and feather pillows, a feather duvet, telephone service with voicemail, a private patio or balcony, electronic safe, and individually controlled air conditioning and coffee maker are some of the included amenities. Maximum occupation: 2 Adults.

How much does a room costs at Meliá Nassau Beach ?

Prices start 500 $/night for Classic King Room with Island View. The Premium Double Room with Ocean View is 831$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples. double room features air conditioning.

Where to book onlineMeliá Nassau Beach – All Inclusive – Gay Friendly Hotels Bahamas – you can find the best hotels deals in Bahamas during Junkanoo and Junkanoo Carnival which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Bahamas on  Booking.com or Expedia.com  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

by Vlaicu Sorin

Traveler, trying to be a photography, hostel lover , backpacker, beer hunter. In search for the perfect place.