The hotel forms a great protective semi-circle along one of Cable Beach’s finest stretches of sand. Barely more than walking distance from Nassau proper, it handily located for those who, as my family does, like to be close in to “things to do.” Though there’s not nearly as much going on at the Sheraton as there is at Atlantis, just across the water on Paradise Island, I think, it is not lacking in appeal, especially for those who like things a little less crowded, less noisy, and less expensive. There always seems to be plenty of space on the beach, the three pools are rarely crowded, and the bars offer all you could ask for and more at reasonable prices, comparable to anywhere else in the Bahamas.
On the downside, if there is one, the staff, at times, seems to be a little off-hand, and the service in the two most popular restaurants a little slow. In general, you should always expect to get what you pay for; here at the Sheraton I think you get a little more than that.
There are six specialty and gourmet restaurants. Comfortable guest rooms have fabulous view over the ocean, beaches and gardens. One of the best private beaches on Cable Beach is here at the Sheraton. There are two bars, three pools, three squash courts, 15 tennis courts, Camp Junkanoo for the kids, baby sitting, beauty salon, shops, a casino right next door and, of course, 18 challenging holes of golf.
And, talking about golf, the Sheraton's newly redesigned golf course plays 6,453 yards and features spacious fairways guarded by a beautiful network of lakes. The greens are protected by a series of multiple mounds to create containment and to assist the golfer who occasionally strikes a stray shot. Additionally, the course features a minimum of sand bunkers making it a challenging but "resort friendly" course for golfers of all skill levels (a unique concept in this age of championship only courses). There's also a fully stocked pro shop where you can rent or buy equipment.
And just because the sun goes down doesn't mean you have to abandon your love of the game. The club also has a lighted driving range so you can continue to hook and slice way on into the night, if that's what you want. Better, I think, is to retreat to one of the resort bars for a few soothing beverages and some lilting Caribbean music; the perfect way to calm the nerves after a round of golf that might not have gone quite the way you would have liked.
Rates start at $225 for a double; all-inclusive and golf packages are available. Highly recommended by your guide. 242-327-6000
More Where to Stay Options:
- Atlantis Paradise Island resort
- South Ocean Golf & Beach Resort
- Wyndham Nassau Resort & Crystal Palace Casino