by Hilarey Wojtowicz
With 694 guestrooms and 32 suites, the Melia Nassau Beach Resort (formerly the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort) offers families a great vacation spot in the Bahamas. Located on a 1,000-foot stretch of sugar-white sand, with stunning ocean views from every angel, this beachfront resort has something for everyone. Guestrooms and suites come equipped with double, queen or king beds, flat-screen TV’s and free in-room Internet. Family-friendly activities include beach and water sports like volleyball and snorkeling, bingo and live music. The Kids Club is for children 5 to 12 and has a pool table, basketball hoop and flat-screen TV’s. The club hosts parties and themed activities on a daily basis from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Babysitting is also available for parents looking for a little more alone time in the evenings. There are five onsite bars and restaurants which range from buffet-style to a la carte menus with flavors to fit every palate. The Melia Nassau Beach Resort also has room service, airport shuttle service, laundry and ironing service, towel service, a spa and gift shop.
Our Editor Loves
- Located on Nassau's Cable Beach
- All-inclusive rates available
- Kids' club
- Children Programs
- Family Room 5+
- Onsite Dining
by Kristine M
Our stay has been disappointing. We have difficulty making dinner reservations because we go out every day before the reservation desk opens. Reservations we made in advance have been lost. Most food is mediocre. No selection of local traditional foods. Every day our dirty towels are taken but not replaced so we have to track down towels. Service is slow beyond slow. We have given up and left after waiting 20 minutes for a drink. My room smells funny. I could come up with more. I will not be returning to Melia.
Staff made the seven days bearable. They were super friendly and always willing to help or serve. We stayed for a week. Paid over 4000$ for our stay. Was promised an upgrade when I did the 4 day prior check in and I had one with my rewards program, but upon arrival I was told that our upgrade will not be honored as they were all sold out of that level. Was told to check back everyday for availability. Couldn’t get a bath mat and staff told us they were out and didn’t have enough. Couldn’t make dinner reservations as systems were down. Food was good but always the same. One night was Bahamian night.. so I thought great, real food from the island. No. Red beans and rice that had no flavor, food was cold, no conch salad or fritters or anything close to the amazing food at the fish fry. HUGE disappointment and missed opportunity in our opinion. Beds were so old that they made tons of noise. They should have soda machines for all the kids so the bartenders wouldn’t have to serve sodas as well as cocktails. Those guys worked so hard! One bar would have mint and another wouldn’t. The beach is so crowded and because it is on a slant it is uncomfortable as u always feel you are sliding down your chair. I thought and expected a 5 star or hopefully a 4 star experience, but it was a 2... a 3 with the staff.