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The New Riviera: 24 Hours in Baha Mar

March 23, 2015
Images via SLS and Baha Mar

A spotlight will soon shine on the already bright, sun-drenched shores of Nassau in the Bahamas, aka “The New Riviera.” When Baha Mar—the Caribbean’s largest single-phase luxury resort—officially opens, a whole new level of style, decadence, and world-class hospitality will take over the region. Set along one of the world’s most stunning white sand beaches, you’ll never want to leave Baha Mar, with 40 nightlife and dining options, a casino, retail shops, and the 300-room slice of paradise: SLS LUX at Baha Mar. Did we mention the pristine white sand beaches? But just what do 24 hours look like on this Caribbean gem? Check out this envious itinerary below.

9 am
Go for a round of golf at the 18 hole par-72 signature course designed by the greatest golfer of all time, Jack William Nicklaus. Boasting ocean views and an in-land forest of native habitat, the versatile course is excellent for all levels.


12 pm
A lunch of fresh fish is a must when on the islands, and no one does it better than Katsuya. At his Baha Mar outpost, Chef Uechi Katsuya pairs the flavors of the Bahamas with Japanese classics for delectable results.


2 pm
Snorkel with nurse sharks, stingrays and sea turtles at the Sanctuary pools. And when you’ve had your fill of neon fish spotting, the aviary is abuzz with flamboyant flamingos and tinted toucans for the most colorful birdwatching you’ve seen.


5 pm
Get your culture on while browsing the three on-site galleries dedicated to Bahamian art and artists. You can even tap into your creativity by joining a workshop.


7 pm
After a long day, head to ESPA, where you can indulge in a range of relaxing treatments while taking in breathtaking ocean views. Our personal favorite: mojitos and manicures.


8 pm
Cleo‘s contemporary fusion shared plates taste even better sitting on a terrace overlooking the Caribbean. Grab some friends and try one of each of Chef Danny’s Mediterranean-inspired dishes, many which incorporate local Bahamian ingredients.


10 pm
Try your luck at one of the 150 table games at the 100,000 square-foot Baha Mar Casino. And to see how high rollers really live, stop into Salon Prive, a lush high-limit gaming lounge with lux spirits, and other decadent amenities to match.


2 am
Retire after a full day and night in one of the plush rooms at SLS LUX at Baha Mar. If you’ve never fallen asleep to the sound of the ocean outside your window (and even if you have) now’s your chance. And if you act quick, you’ll get 15% off your room—not bad for a slice of paradise. All exclusive SLS LUX at Baha Mar offers can be found HERE.

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