Riu Palace Paradise Island
What could be better in a resort that places golf and wellness above all other activities and facilities? That is just the cherry on the top, when the Riu Palace Paradise Island Resort is where you stay while in the Bahamas.
Besides being a 24-hour resort (which is great for all of the night owls out there and room service lovers), the beach that this resort sits on, happens to be one of the best beaches in all of Paradise Island (you guessed it, white, sparkling clean, soft sands). In true Bahamian style, the staff are attentive, welcoming and ready to make every guest feel special. The friendliness of this resort is ‘catching’, and in no time, many of the guests tend to make friends with each other and with the friendly staff.
The variety of restaurants is very appealing, no matter what your palette is desiring. Onsite restaurants are: The Atlantic, Krystal (fusion), Tengoku (Japanese), Sir Alexander (gourmet), and The Bahamas (steakhouse). Bars are as abundant, with the Colony Lobby Bar, the Sports Bar, Soca Poolside and Swim-Up Bar, and the Calypso Lounge Bar. Each restaurant is separately themed, and some of which offer buffets and 24-hour snack indulgences.
The pool provides sun loungers, parasols, and towels for your convenience, and there is a sun terrace for those that wish to sunbath off the beach. If the beach is calling to you, then you have access to beachside hammocks, cabanas, shade umbrellas, and loungers.
The gym and workout areas offers many varieties of equipment, a sauna and a whirlpool. The nearby golf course is a great way to pass some time while on vacation, or for more fun, take part in the offerings for water-sports and equipment. During the days and evenings, there is always some form of entertainment going on, from live music and shows, to programs for adults.
The rooms and suites that are available, could not leave you wanting for anymore than what is incorporated into your room/suite for amenities. A wide range of rooms and suites (occupancy sizes) is only the start, all rooms and suites provide free Wi-Fi, views, some with balconies, sitting areas, liquor dispenser, coffee maker, and so much more.
In the line of additional amenities, you have boutique shops, hairdresser and beauty salon, the Renova Spa that is abundant in its treatments and massages, and a variety of equipment for beach, land, and water fun. Guests can look into tours and excursions around the Bahamas at the front desk, or speak directly to any staff members to inquire about some local guides and operators.
But, it gets even better! Riu Palace Paradise Island is closely situated by the city of Nassau, so guests of the resort are within easy access to encompassing more into their vacation! Some of the perks of being so close to Nassau is having access to the Atlantis Casino, museums, nightlife venues for dancing and drinking, shops and stalls for shopping, the aquarium, and if you have the kids in tow, the incredibly fun water park.
The rest of the Bahamas is also at your fingertips, you can sightsee many of the other islands, all of which have their own ‘flavor’, should you wish to branch out and extend your exploration desires. The Bahamas is full of cays, islets, and islands, there are numerous opportunities to find some seclusion, or party it up on a beach. When you expand your parameter, you can adventure through quaint villages of old, see remnants of military forts, or just talk to some of the locals to hear stories and tales of life in the Bahamas.