Why We Recommend It:
In a nice spot overlooking Nassau Harbour on the island’s southern shore, Warwick Paradise Island, Bahamas is an upscale adults-only all-inclusive (16+) that, with 250 rooms, is smaller, more intimate, and more manageable than other local resorts.
Facilities include a large pool complex, a nice clean stretch of beach, a fitness center, spa facilities, tennis and basketball courts, and seven dining and drinking venues.
The atmosphere is laid back and relatively mature. It’s not so much a party resort but like all good all-inclusives it can in its own way be lively and fun.
Rooms & Suites:
There aren’t a lot of room categories at Warwick so choosing is a relatively easy task. The standard rooms are double or twin, around 300 sq. ft., and have a view of either Nassau Harbour, the land (of the island), or the sea.
The Water View and Island View Rooms lack balconies for some reason though they do have floor-to-ceiling windows and the views can be very good.
Harbour View Rooms all have private furnished balconies and feel like something a step above generally though they are only marginally larger.
Their One Bedroom Harbourfront Suites are larger though and have second balconies along with a lounge room and separate bedroom. The max occupancy there is two on one king-size bed.
Their Double Double rooms on the other hand, though smaller, have, as the name suggests two double beds to sleep up to four.
The large windows allow lots of natural light and there is also nice light touch to the decor across the board with cheerful art pieces and colorful soft furnishings.
The bathrooms are sleek and modern though perhaps relatively small and come with a combined shower and bath.
Their One Bedroom Harbourfront Suites though, being top of the range have larger bathrooms that come with separate showers and bathtubs.
In-room facilities include minibars, coffee makers, digital safes, air-con, study desks, cable TVs, and 24-hour room service.
Food, Facilities & Things to Do:
The largest restaurant is the stylish, art-deco design, Verandah, which does various buffets all day by the pool.
Tings-on-a-Stick then is an Asian fusion venue. Abbiocco does classic Italian, and the Edgewater Grill does grilled steaks and seafood, these latter two being more fine dining venues with evening dress codes.
Chickcharnie’s Pizzeria & Grill is the most casual venue and the one that opens latest, to serve patrons coming from the resort’s two main drinking spots The Hog Bar and Rum Cay Lobby Bar.
Open later still is Junkanoo Beat the resort’s main entertainment venue where guests can play billiards, foosball, table tennis, and pinball, and at night: karaoke and live music, DJs, and dancing.
The centerpiece of the resort is the huge lagoon-like pool surrounded by palm trees. There is a whirlpool tub alongside and a cute little island in the middle.
The beach here is small but pretty, and very clean. There is also a regular shuttle from the resort to the nearby Cabbage Beach.
Their Amber Spa is open from 9 to 6 while the resort also has a large and very well-equipped fitness center that is open 24 hours.
Warwick Paradise Island is on the city side of Paradise Island overlooking Nassau Harbour, and about 10 minutes walk from the famous Atlantis Complex, ‘Las Vegas by the Sea’ which houses a number of casinos, nightclubs, and shops.
The journey from Nassau Airport should take around 20-30 minutes with a shuttle service available via the resort.
Some Guest Reviews:
“Great place, very attentive staff, great food. Amazing beach area suitable for long walks. Heated pool was very enjoyable as well as time in the ocean. Overall amazing and highly recommended…..”
“The food was amazing. Don’t underestimate the buffet – I’m not a buffet person but this one has a lot to choose from, everything with a lot of thought and delicious. Something for everyone. Plus so fresh!….”