(Closed) Bahamas honeymoon advice!

posted 5 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

i voted on your link! that’s a really cool site, I just signed up myself ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve been to Atlantis twice and it’s amaaaaazing…

It’s not a true all-inclusive, though.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I voted on your link too but I like the paradise one… looks amazing!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We went to Emerald Bay and really liked it. If you have any particular questions feel free to ask! 

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have been to the Royal Bahmian it was one of the best vacations I have been on! I love Sandas in general. I ave been to Royal Caibbean in Montego Bay, royal Bahamian and the grand Antiguan. My favourite part if the Bahamas besides the gorgeous beach was the caviar breakfast that I ate every single morning! I want to go back!

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Interesting way of making a determination… much liked the Poll experience.

Mr TTR has been to Atlantis, and he said “meh”… way too commercial in his opinion.

I voted based on the research that I did on TripAdvisor for these 4 Resorts (I NEVER travel now without consulting TA)

http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Hotels-g147414-Bahamas-Hotels.html

Consequently I voted for the highest rated Resort…Sandals Emerald Bay.

And although Mr TTR and I have never stayed at a Sandals Resort ourselves, we have many couple friends who have, and not a one has ever been disappointed.  Do therefore think they are a great choice for a Honeymoon.

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When looking at TripAdvisor it became apparent that the Atlantis Resort has several buildings / sub-listings… so knowing exactly how they rank up on TA is dependent on knowing WHICH part of the property you are actually looking at.  None the less, they just didn’t stack up against the clear winners in this debate…Sandals Emerald Bay.

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So based on my findings, I would have ranked the 4 properties on your poll as follows

# 1 -Sandals Emerald Bay… currently ranked at # 26 out of 166 Hotels & Resorts in the Bahamas on TripAdvisor. It is a 5 Star Resort (as awarded by the Hotel Industry based on amenities) and has 4-1/2 HOOTS (circles) out of 5 for TA Member Satisfaction.

# 2 – Sandals Royal Bahamian… currently ranked at # 40 out of 166 Hotels & Resorts in the Bahamas. It is a 5 Star Resort with 4 HOOTS for TA Member Satisfaction.

# 3 – Atlantis Resort

# 4 -Paradise Island Harbour Resort… currently ranked at # 104 out of 166 Hotels & Resorts in the Bahamas. It is a 2-1/2 Star Resort with 3-1/2 HOOTS for TA Member Satisfaction.

Paradise Island Harbour Resort doesn’t even seem to be in the race… a far less superior property than any of the other 3.

So if money is the same (you are going to spend it anyhow) then I think you’ll find you’ll get a better value at one of the Sandals properties.

Hope this helps,

PS… Read the Reviews on TA… that will probably seal the deal for you in regards to which Sandals Resort you find yourself more attracted to / suited to.

 

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