Ninety kilometers southeast of the Florida coast, lies the Bahamas archipelago with its string of magnificent islands poised in the Atlantic Ocean. Large stretches of fine sand, azure, turquoise or crystal clear marine water give the archipelago a Garden of Eden atmosphere, totally anchored in the collective imagination. Since the 1930s, the Bahamas has been an extremely popular seaside destination for the rich and famous. Recently, actors Johnny Depp and Nicholas Cage purchased private islands here for the modest sum of three million dollars. Numerous hotel complexes have been built along the beaches, in styles ranging from extravagant to intimate, in order to receive the millions of visitors who come here every year. An example of the success the islands have enjoyed, is Paradise Island one of the most visited. Formerly an unoccupied and called Hog Island, this magnificent stretch of land possesses a hotel dedicated to charm.
In 1930, the narrow, nine meter long Hog Island was a refuge for upper class Americans who made it their secondary residence. No one could have guessed that a few years later, this island with its highly uncomplimentary name would contain one of the most important tourist complexes in the Bahamas. In 1959, the American heir to the Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, Huntington Hartford, bought a part of the island put up for sale by its Swedish owner. The site possessed beautiful stretches of beach making it ideal for building a luxury hotel that would attract a great many visitors. And so, the exceptionally elegant hotel was built. With its romantic gardens inspired by Versailles, the Ocean Club offers incredible refinement in the heart of the Bahamian landscape. Far from the brouhaha of its nearest neighbor, the Atlantis-Paradise Island, the hotel’s colonial architecture provides visitors with charm and discretion. The eight cottages of the residence nestled alongside gardens, have an uninterrupted view of the turquoise waters of the ocean. It’s hardly surprising therefore that the Chef, Jean-Goerge Vongerichten chose the spot to open his first Caribbean restaurant, The Dune whose menu is a blend of French and American cuisine with distinct Bahamian influence.
The One & Only Ocean Club was used for the shooting of Martin Campbell’s film, “Casino Royale” in 2006. For the purposes of the film, the lobby of the hotel was transformed into a casino, and Villa 1085 was used to receive 007, James Bond himself.
Five stars / Golf resort / Luxury / Beachfront / White sand beaches / Magnificent views on the ocean / Michelin-starred Chef / Contemporary, Mediterranean-influenced & Asian cuisine / Gourmet in-room dining / Clubhouse / Poolside café / Outdoor swimming pool / Outdoor children pool / Spa / Fitness center / Yoga classes / Kids club / Laptop computers in suites / iHomes for iPod & iPad / Library / Six tennis court / Water sports / Casino nearby
Open all year
105 rooms and suites
Double occupancy from 724 euros
Nassau International Airport (NAS)
ONE&ONLY OCEAN CLUB
One Casino Drive
Approximately 9 heures
- 6 hours
Tropical, maritime climate. Fairly stable temperatures between
25°C and 30°C. Water temperature: 22°C to 29°C
For French citizens, passport valid 6 months after return date and a return or continuing ticket.
Children are required to have their own passports.
Visitors transiting via the United States must conform to American legislation : optical or e-passport required.
Since January 12th, 2009, an “ESTA” authorization is required for entry into the United States. This form can only be obtained via the internet: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov
No visa required
No required vaccinations, although it is advisable that diphtheria, tetanus and polio vaccinations be up to date.
The Bahamian dollar (BSD) and the U.S. dollar
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