The resort is definitely worth the money. The staff is friendly and hard working. The building is constantly being cleaned. The room was very clean and the bed was comfortable. The noise level in the room (7th floor) was very quiet. The food was very good and the service excellent. Keep in mind that this report is written about an off-season (late April) time so the resort was not crowded. The island itself seems safe and the people are friendly and helpful. You can ride the number 10 bus into Nassau for some shopping on Bay Street. There's also a ferry to Paradise Island if you want to check out Atlantis ($40 per person for the Aquarium.) Cab ride to Atlantis is $20.00 American.
The worst part of our experience was the music decibel level in the common areas and the pool area. There is constant music being played, and it's too loud. In the evening in the main room, the entertainers seem to be having a contest to see who can perform the loudest. This may be fine for young people who are used to deafening music everywhere they go, and who have significant hearing loss, but we found it very intrusive. If you have sensitive hearing, bring earplugs for the evening entertainment. The entertainment is not bad, just too loud.
The are two restaurants, Garden of Eden and Mariano's. Garden of Eden is a very nice dining experience. Be sure to eat at an outside table. It is very pleasant dining. Mariano's has an Itanian flair, also with good food. No, this is not high-end gourmet dining with great wines. In fact the house wines (free) are not very good at all. However there is a nice little champaign available at the bar on the second floor. The Berringer mentioned on the website is extra cost - not included in the "all inclusive" price. There is very limited seating. You must call for a reservation between 9 and 11 the DAY BEFORE you want to eat at the restaurant. If you don't go to the restaurants, the buffet is fine and there is lots of good food, but it's a big room, not a restaurant. It's the only breakfast option. There's also a cabana by the pool that serves lunch - basically burgers and fries and a few other things. All the food was good.
A couple other minuses. The resort misses the mark in a few details. Example: There are 4 pool tables. Every one of these had areas where the cue was blocked by being too close to a wall. This was obviously arranged by an intereior designer, not a pool player. A simple re-arrangement of the tables would solve this problem. The fitness center needs some attention. Several pieces of exercise equipment were broken. This includes the one exercise bike and the cross-country ski machine. The electronic consoles on both were unresponsive and probably brain-dead. Finally, the building leaks when it rains heavily. We had some water on their floor during the 3 days of heavy rain. (hint to the management - it's coming in below the sliding doors on the balconies.)
There is plenty to do. Catamarans and plastic kayaks and paddle boats are available. The staff seems safery conscious - life jackets are required to be worn. The equipment is in fairly good shape. The beach is nice as long as you can tolerate some seaweed in the water. There is a climbing wall and even trtapeze lessons if you find you always wanted to run off and join the circus. But don't quit your day job quite yet.
The resort sends several e-mail reminders of what to bring just before your stay. It advises you to bring a laptop computer for Internet access. We did that, and found that there is no Wi-Fi access. The only Internet access is through three house computers at an extra cost. It's about $7.50 for 15 minutes access.
Other minor common-sense precautions: As with any location where you don't know the pedigree of the local water, use bottled water to brush your teeth. We had no problem, but why take a chance? Don't go barefoot in the hallways. Not the hotel's fault, but some people insist on bringing glass beverage containers to their room. The resort floors are all tile. A dropped glass means a difficult cleanup, and they can't get everything. This writer got a small cut on the bottom of his foot this way. Yes, there is a nurse on call most of the time, but the first aid supplies I pack served well. CVS sells some wonderful bandages with a silver-based antibiotic that stay on even when swimming.
Overall, a great vacation was great, in spite of two rainy days at the end of the week. Plenty to do indoors. Bring a book if you like to read - the selection in the gift shop is limited.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This 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. No Hidden Taxes or Fees or surcharges - just one upfront price. 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, sailing, flying trapeze! Three restaurants plus a beach grill. Four bars. Nightclub and piano bar. All included! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Breezes Resort Bahamas Hotel Nassau
- Superclubs Breezes Bahamas Nassau
- Breezes Nassau
- Super Club Breeze Bahamas
- Breezes Superclub Bahamas
- Breezes Resort & Spa Bahamas Nassau