SLS Baha Mar Hotel
What it is
A newly-opened Caribbean retreat of dreams, with rainfall showers in all 299 rooms.
What it isn't
A rainbow-bright cliché. It’s chic as they come.
What we think
Latter-day mermaids flock to this just-opened seafront high-rise, painted a ballet slipper pink, for myriad reasons. Chief among them: the hotel is home to Nassau’s lone rooftop lounge, Skybar, which overlooks the surrounding surf of Cable Beach from an al fresco, ivy-swaddled pavilion. That’s only the beginning of the nightlife scene on property; you can also imbibe mixologist-made cocktails to DJ beats in 10,000-square foot Bond nightclub, or hit the adults-only pool party at the aptly named Privilege. But nothing trumps the seven pools—among them Dean’s Blue Hole, where waterfalls cascade over rock formations and yellow-and-white striped cabanas await, as if for Grace Kelly herself.
You're here because
You hate design doldrums, and your 358-square-foot room here is anything but. You have trompe l’oeil wallcoverings and outsized lamps, not to mention a balcony for lounging en plein air.
Ordinarily, swimsuit destinations have you running from restaurants like you would an over-crowded cruise ship buffet. But the offerings here would sate any foodie New Yorker. Tucked into your booth at Fi’lia, helmed by James Beard award winner Michael Schwartz, you take one bite of your puttanesca pizza with housemade hot sausage and call it: diet starts when you’re back in the office. Today, carpe diem means carpe pizza.
Restaurants & Bars
Katsuya by Starck - Japanese cuisine.
Cleo Mediterráneo - Mediterranean cuisine.
Fi'lia by Michael Schwartz - Italian cuisine.
Fronting Nassau’s nearly three mile long Cable Beach, named for the telephone lines installed there in 1892.