The Breathtaking Villas of The Bahamas

A bedroom overlooking a Bahamas beach

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation

Release Date

Friday, August 27, 2021



Seeking privacy and seclusion on a holiday? A villa vacation on the myriad islands of The Bahamas offers the idyllic isolation you crave without compromising on comfortable proximity to the major sights and amenities. Vacationing in a villa empowers you to set your own schedule of relaxation: whether it’s the pool, gym, or outdoor lounge, it's all reserved for your exclusive use.

Villas have never been more popular than right now. Although 2020 may be remembered as the year of WFH (working from home), many enterprising getaway seekers made the decision to relocate temporarily to a Caribbean villa in a trend we might similarly refer to as WFV - working from villa. The daily stream of back-to-back Zoom calls certainly seems more bearable if you’re taking them from the comfort of a beach lounger, after all.

Whether you are bringing work with you or leaving the office at home, a stay in a Bahamian villa represents a beautiful and private retreat of a lifetime. As a service to our fellow paradise seekers and vacation daydreamers, we’ve compiled a list of the best villas and rental properties in The Bahamas for you below. 

Governors Harbour Collection:

The Island of Eleuthera is the home of beautiful, unspoiled beaches, high cliffs over the Atlantic Ocean and the Governors Harbour Collection: a range of Colonial-style houses, cottages and apartments, perfect for travel groups of all sizes. All properties are conveniently located close to the main town, the crystal blue Caribbean waters and Eleuthera’s glorious pink-sand beaches. 

Photo courtesy of Governors Harbour Collection

With quaint names like The Sweetcorn House, or The Peach House and Fond Memories, the homes on offer here represent everything traditionally associated with Bahamian luxury. For those with smaller spatial needs, Anchor Point Apartments is a condo-style development split between two buildings, offering both one and two-bedroom apartments with gorgeous balcony views of Anchor Bay. The portfolio of villas has been described as, “stunning, kid-friendly, spacious, modern and absolutely perfect.” All villas are in great locations, situated on crystal clear water. Most even have a private golf cart so guests can cruise the grounds in comfort!

Friendly property managers Joy and Dom enjoy working together to give you the best experience possible. Let their knowledge of the island help you plan the vacation of your dreams. The couple is elated to share beach, restaurant and day trip recommendations with visitors. The two greet guests at the villas upon arrival to extend a warm Bahamian welcome to new Eleutherans.

Click the link below to explore the 25 listings currently available with Joy and Dom at Governor’s Harbour. Tread carefully though; one look at these villas, and you’ll be putting your own home up on Airbnb to spend winter in Eleuthera.

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Grand Isle Resort & Spa:

Leave the cold weather behind this fall and escape to a life of luxury and freedom at the Grand Isle Resort & Spa in Great Exuma. Situated along miles of clear water and ivory beaches are the resort’s 78 spacious and stunning villas. Each villa has high-end contemporary furnishings, fully-equipped kitchens, washer/dryer, flat screen TVs, soaking tubs, separate walk-in showers and private patios or balconies. There are one, two and three-bedroom options as well as the four-bedroom grand penthouse available for rent. The aforementioned penthouse is a staggering 5,200 square feet and even includes a private elevator! No matter the size, every villa features an open-concept layout, incorporating luxurious flourishes like French sliding glass doors and remarkable views of the resort and ocean.

Photo courtesy of Grand Isle Resort & Spa

Luxury accommodations aside, the true appeal of Grand Isle Resort & Spa may lie in its adventurous and restorative offerings. The resort boasts unrivaled sport fishing, fly-fishing, kite surfing, diving and snorkeling. Those seeking bodily bliss will find it at the SeaStar Spa, where one can indulge in massages, treatments and champagne. Golfers will have plenty of time to work on their short game at the Emerald Reef Golf Club, an 18-hole championship golf course designed by PGA pro Greg Norman, officially the longest in the Caribbean. If by chance you’ve come across adorable videos and pictures of the island’s famous swimming pigs, you’ll have a chance to meet and greet them during your memorable stay on Great Exuma. 

Kamalame Cay

Located just off a massive Barrier Reef, Kamalame Cay is a charming collection of cottages, bungalows and beachside villas scattered across 97 acres of private island paradise. With proximity to jungle gardens, world-class beaches and the resort’s own premier amenities, each of Kamalame Cay’s 20 properties offers a slice of Bahamian bliss. Infused with Caribbean flair and complete with modern amenities, these chic beach houses will dazzle multigenerational winter escapees and prove that good times don't have to end when the summer does. Looking past the sublime aesthetic and unique locale, Kamalame Cay has been winning international acclaim - and more than a few travel industry awards - for its robust portfolio of on property experiences, which include diving, snorkeling, tennis, mangrove kayaking, an al fresco cinema and the destination’s only overwater spa, to name just a few.  


Photo courtesy of Kamalame Cay

Kamalame Cay is a premier spot for destination weddings and other romantic getaways, in large part due to the property’s dedicated team of event planners. Couple’s massages, beachside treks, and lazy afternoons in a garden hammock are just the tip of the intimacy iceberg when you choose Kamalame as the place to renew your vows or make entirely new ones.

Palm Cay Rentals:

Palm Cay Rentals has been described as “a Bahamas luxury property with world-class amenities on your doorstep,” and we certainly can’t disagree. This charming collection of beautiful vacation villas is just a few minutes from Nassau and only 28 miles to the Out Islands. If, for some reason, you needed another excuse to book yourself that Bahamas vacation you’ve been holding out on, consider that the Palm Cay properties cover 69 acres of prime tropical real estate adjacent to white sand beaches and warm azure water. The range of villas sleep from 2-8 guests, making them equally ideal for couples or larger families. There are ocean view, oceanfront or marina view options to choose from. High-end finishes are consistent throughout and include stainless steel appliances and private covered patios. Whether you are staying in “The Little Apartment” or the 8-sleeper “Hummingbird Villa,” the properties are spacious, beautifully decorated and kept in pristine condition. 


The Hummingbird Villa, photo courtesy of Palm Cay Rentals

They say Palm Cay is one of the most desired gated communities in Eastern New Providence, and you might be inclined to agree after being immersed in the lifestyle during your stay. Included in the rental is the use of the clubhouse, restaurants and bar, full-service deep-water marina, swimming pools and tennis courts. Immersive and all-encompassing, a stay at Palm Cay is truly the lap of luxury.

Contact: Jak Hannaby


Sweet Dreams Bahamas

Sweet Dreams Bahamas is exactly what dreams are made of! With an ownership team born and raised in Nassau and passionate about sharing the virtues of their home, you'll experience the true depth of Bahamian hospitality. There are 17 unique villas to choose from depending on your party size and accommodations desires. Some of the rentals are stand-alone properties, while others are located inside gated communities. 

Silk Cotton Villas, photo courtesy of Sweet Dreams Bahamas

Specifically, the “Windways Cottage” is ideal for a couple interested in a romantic getaway. This cottage is a cozy, intimate and ivory-interior oasis. For green thumbs and nature lovers, the “Silk Cotton Villas” is an 8-property gated estate nestled within a 3-acre garden. The estate includes a swimming pool, outdoor dining area, BBQ grill and many more amenities. There is a full team of staff to ensure you have whatever you need for the duration of your stay. Sweet Dreams’ staff provides fresh towels and linens every other day. While housekeeping services are not included in the reservation price, they are available for a nominal fee upon request.

No matter your need, Sweet Dreams Bahamas prides itself on delivering premium accommodations and exceptional service to exceed all expectations.

Contact: Kent Hepburn

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