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[GUIDE] Special Kosher Vacation Experience at Baha Mar Resort, Bahamas

Baha Mar’s Three Hotels

VIP lounge at The Reserve Grand Hyatt, free food & drinks for Reserve guests

The Baha Mar Resort is a massive complex with three hotels attached to one central building, housing a casino, many restaurants, a convention center, and more. Each hotel is operated independently of the other, each offering different perks and experiences, although all guests share the overall Baha Mar experience and kosher facilities.

1) Grand Hyatt and The Reserve at Grand Hyatt
The Grand Hyatt is the largest of the 3 hotels, and with the broadest appeal for most travelers. The hotel has something for everyone, whether you are traveling with kids, as a couple, or with friends. The hotels’ rooms have many configuration options with suites, kitchenettes, and extra bedrooms available depending on your needs. The Grand Hyatt is also the only property that can be booked using hotel points, for as little as 17,000 Hyatt points per night for a standard room during the offseason, which is a great value, but expect to use more points/pay more during peak times like Yeshiva Week and throughout the winter.

We stayed in a 1 bedroom suite at The Reserve at Grand Hyatt, the hotel’s luxury wing with a separate elevator bank, reception, and special VIP lounge area offering free water, delicious coffee & teas, and fruit in the mornings for Reserve guests. Our suite included 1.5 bathrooms, with the master bathroom including a walk-in shower, soak-in tub, and more. The suite had an ocean-facing balcony, dinette, couch, and King bed. A very comfortable experience. Perhaps the best part of staying at The Reserve was access to the butler team, a group of 3 on-staff butlers ready to assist you with any needs you may have via text, whether it be kosher food orders to your room, reservations for Cinkō, extra towels, or something more specific that they could assist with. The team was excellent and the friendliest service I’ve ever experienced at any property.

The two other hotels at Baha Mar Resort include the SLS and Rosewood.

Beautiful lobby experience at Rosewood Hotel

2) SLS Hotel
For those familiar, the SLS gives off similar vibes to the other SLS properties in the U.S. Modern avant-garde luxurious design, plus a dance-club-like lobby and pool areas. From my observations, this appeared to be a young audience of mostly singles and couples, with fewer families.

3) Rosewood Hotel
The Rosewood hotel has more of an understated but no less luxurious feel, the hotel that’s a bit more hidden and meant to feel secluded. The hotel’s bars/eateries were darker and gave off an exclusive vibe, with piped-in scents calming the lobby and a lush yet quiet pool area. While families are welcome at the Rosewood, I observed more older couples and singles at this property.

Regardless of which hotel you choose, you’ll have a beautiful experience and will have access to kosher options equally.

Continue reading:

  1. Getting to Baha Mar
  2. Baha Mar’s Three Hotels
  3. Activities at Baha Mar
  4. Kosher options at Baha Mar
  5. Shabbat & Minyan at Baha Mar
  6. Service at Baha Mar

About the author

Dani Klein

Dani Klein founded YeahThatsKosher in 2008 as a global kosher restaurant & travel resource for the Jewish community.

He is passionate about traveling the world, good kosher food / restaurants, social media & the web, technology, hiking, strategy games, and spending time with his friends & family.