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Paradise Island Beach Club
Ranked #12 of 14 Hotels in Paradise Island
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Tallahassee, Florida
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125 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Lovely beach timeshare!”
Reviewed 27 March 2013 via mobile

I've been to the Bahamas many, many times. I love it there. So for those who dinged the hotel rating because you didn't like the Bahamas, please go somewhere else. It is an island where everything is imported. Yes, prices for some things are high all over the island. If you are super price sensitive, go to the grocery store and the liquor store downtown and cook for yourself and fix your own drinks. The superfine white sand beach, sun, and relaxation are worth the trip.

The property is very nice, clean, with well-equipped timeshares. We traded Interval and got beach-front Villa#1. Wow. It is SMACK on the beach. Our patio was steps from the pool bar, picnic table, bbq grill and beach access gate. We had the staff bring us a sun lounger in addition to the normal patio furniture... I love to cook and the kitchen had everything I needed. There is a long list of items you're supposed to have; they will bring it if you don't have something. Bring your own seasonings if you plan to cook (salt, pepper, onion/garlic powder, coffee, sugar, creamer, etc). Our 2bd, 2bath villa was very well appointed. Nice family-friendly, clean and well-maintained furniture, comfortable beds, nice fixtures, GREAT SHOWER in the master. The towels and sheets were very nice quality. When the toilet broke, they came IMMEDIATELY to fix it.

Our neighbors were some vey nice older couples and concerned that they were up all night making too much noise. The buildings must be well-constructed as we never heard a peep out of them or their loud parties.

Housekeeping was good. Most of the staff was very helpful and would go out of their way to help.

The resort is a GOOD walk from the main part of Paradise Island. Cabs want to charge $10 for the ride or $30 to go across the bridge into Nassau. Downtown Nassau is about a 30 minute walk if you like exercise. It's a completely flat jog if you like to run. The resort offers bikes at no charge if you don't mind riding. We saw lots of folks from the hotel on bikes. We had our son with us and couldn't use the bikes. If you walk to downtown Paradise Island and across the bridge, you can catch a bus foe about a dollar and go wherever you want: mall, casino, straw market, etc.

The only flaw might be fatal: If you absolutely must have reliable Internet, this is not the place for you. I needed to make two network computer meetings via the Internet during our week stay. The Internet signals did not reach my (lovely beachfront) villa so I had to try to login at the pool or in the breezeway lounge. Inexplicably, the very nice, efficient staff speak to each other in very loud voices all over the resort. No attempt is made not to disturb the guests. This made participation in my meetings very challenging. The first meeting, the power went out during my net meeting and I had to catch a ride to the Atlantis and pay about $15 for Internet--missing the meeting entirely. The second time, the resort manager, Tony, let me use his office!

The pool bar is very convenient once you learn the hours. Some nights it closes early, like 5pm. So you'd better get groceries or order dinner early. The resort has a grocery shopping service to have items in your room upon arrival if you arrange it in advance. My favorite on the menu is the fried lobster pieces. It's enough food for two filling servings or enough to share. The chicken wraps were also good. The prices were average for Bahamas food, $10-14 per plate. The frozen drinks are huge and cost about $10. They do put $10 worth of liquor in them, too, so watch out. This is why everybody is having such a great time at the bar... We enjoyed the welcome reception, which is corny, but fun--don't miss it. The mini-mart also closes early. The prices for beer and alcohol is very close, if not better than some downtown Nassau prices. We didn't attend the Bahamian dinner night, so we can't comment. But we could see part of the show from our patio. It was very elaborate.

Stayed January 2013
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Reviewed 19 March 2013

Great laid back resort built in the late 80's and rehabed to bring it up to spec with the times. Great people, friendly advise all the time and Tony is there as resort manager looking to keep things straight.
Bahama style rooms, 2 bedrooms...with TV's,..Why?.. Bikini bar in pool, beach the best on PI and not jammed with tourists..like us! In fact, it's the same beach as the resort next to it: The One and Only Ocean Club...at one godawful price per night.
Full kitchen for cooking and saving big bucks...dining area..2 full baths..this place is a big time secret for couples with kids and serene enough for old timers like me to hit the beach and read or listen to ITouch.
Cabs to take you to the Marina and see beautiful yachts and the Atlantis and grab a sandwich or pizza or ice cream...and then get away from the madding crowd.
The pool bar serves breakfast and lunches..nothing fancy but good fare....and you can shop at the on site grocery store now for all the food you want to take in your room...nuff said?

Room Tip: Choose Ocean view in front for better views of Caribbean and the beach walk is only 1 minute from y...
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 14 March 2013 via mobile

I love this place. I don't understand why the people are saying the staff are rude because they are great. I'm staying here right now. The beach is great and not crowded like the beaches at Atlantis. The food here I think is great and things are more expensive because things are more expensive in The Bahamas. And how do people think they have the right to bash the hotel because you think the taxis aren't nice. If your going to complain about the taxis not being nice get a limo. The rooms are nice and spacious but aren't some luxury 5 star hotel room. The property is very hardent to malready big updates because the Atlantis wants to suck the life out of them, but they can't. They want to have the whole island. If you don't want some giant resort this is the place to go. Also you have to remember things go a lot slower here, it's more relaxed. This place is great, with great people, nice pools, and good eats. Again the beach is the best and the least crowded in The Bahamas. I love staying here and I know everyone will too. There have been a lot of recent changes to make this place even better, but it's not somewhere where you can live it's a timeshare! This place is great and everyone who wants a good vacation should come!

  • Stayed March 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 6 February 2013

We spent 1 week and I'm glad we had rented a vehicle. Staff not very helpful. No good maps of the island available. Had to ask the worker at the restaurant to turn off blaring TV and put on music while taking a dip in the pool (after tolerating it on my first trip to the pool). Didn't have access to the beach in the evening because the access door was broken. It was repaired by the end of the week. No planned activities as are usually the case with timeshare resorts. Food is extremely expensive at grocery stores and in restaurants. First ate and ordered a drink at the PIBC restaurant when we first arrived (room wasn't ready) and the food was terrible and the alcoholic slushy drink was overflowing (way too much poured into a small cup) until I went to get another cup to pour half of it into... At $9 + 15% gratuity for a drink I didn't want it melting all over the table. We didn't eat or drink there again during our stay. I wouldn't go back to Bahamas. We spent a second week at The Reef in Grand Cayman and it was AMAZING!!!

Room Tip: With time share exchanges you don't get a choice. Ours was typical of the resort layout. Very fe...
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sylvan Lake, Canada
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Reviewed 30 January 2013

The Web Page states they have complimentary Golf Car Shuttle to Paradise Harbour Club and Marine and also Complimentary Water Taxi Service to downtown Nassau. THEY DON't. We chose this resort based partly on these services which are not available, and without this they are very isolated from other amenities. Every time we left the resort it cost at least $30.00 in taxis for the return trip. If you want to go to Nassau it was even more. That really adds up fast. You can walk to some things on the island, but it is a long walk. The actual resort itself was nice enough, and on the most beautiful and uncrowded beach, but you go through an industrial area, including a sewage treatment plant to get to the resort. Depending on the wind, you can sometimes smell the sewage within the resort. Not really Paradise!

Room Tip: Main floor rooms have easier access, and nice patios front and rear.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Pretoria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2013

Units from the outside in good( not spectacular) stand - except for last row where we stayed.
Garbage truck bin( fully loaded) our view from one bedroom and entrance for the hole week. Rubbish was blown out and filled the driveway.
(Was emptied but filled up quickly!)
Not a welcoming scene!!!!

The inside of the units are very nice and you soon forget about the outside when inside.
Aircons in good working condition and a true blessing in the heat!

Robin at front desk was very effecient and gave truly good advice.

We did not appreciate the staff at the bar. Looked like guests and did not really bother to be of any service.....filling more than half of the available bar chairs too. Eating and drinking.
They were not really bothered about service and the guests.

The smell of the sewerage plant close by was not as bad as we had expected- not reallly a problem.

The heated pools after a "hard" day and extra bonus. We enjoyed reflecting on the happenings of the day and just bonded as family in there.

Skip the meal with the show.( You can still see the show without attending the meal) Better food elsewhere on island!

We liked our stay and will recoomend to families.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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dallas
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Reviewed 27 December 2012

Food was average...Room average...Local Women workers rude....Local men workers very cool and helpful (go figure)...Night life AWESOME!
Def rent a car...beaches were nice
Please visit the area called "Fish Fry"...

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Paradise Island Beach Club
Address: Ocean Ridge Dr | Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas, New Providence Island
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Region: Caribbean > Bahamas > New Providence Island > Paradise Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Casino Hotel in Paradise Island
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Paradise Island
#9 Family Hotel in Paradise Island
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Paradise Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:3 star — Paradise Island Beach Club 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beach front property, with 44 villas, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, full equipped kitchen, living and dining room, personal balconies, out door barbecue grills. The furthest villa is less than 200 feet from the beach. Ideally located, private with quiet beach where you feel at home, close to many amenities, Casino, Golf course, restaurants, night life, airport and hospitals. On property there are two heated pools, two bars, a swim up bar and grill, Gym, Convenience store with a deli, wine and liqour store with a gift shop. There are complimentary bikes, beach chairs and umbrellas. free wi-fi Flat screen TV's in every room, Villa sleeps six. Perfect for families or two couples, we have been satisfying repeat customers for over twenty five years. ... more   less 
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Paradise Island Beach Resort
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