The small island of New Providence sums up the entire Bahamas archipelago perfectly in that it combines tropical exoticism, colonial charm and a dash of business acumen. Although New Providence is not the largest island in the Bahamas, it nevertheless contains more than 60 percent of the population. It’s the main economic center of the archipelago and the seat of the capital, Nassau. No one would have ever guessed that this former pirate hideaway would become a glamorous and cosmopolitan destination. The 1970s marked a turning point in the island’s history. The archipelago gained its independent from the British Commonwealth in 1973 and opened up to mass tourism ushering in a new era of growth and prosperity. Numerous hotel complexes invested in the seafront areas, building hotels all along the superb sandy white beaches, which still today give the island its reputation. These include Love Beach, Cabbage Beach, Caves Beach and Cable Beach.
Shortly after leaving Nassau Airport, tourists can discover an establishment rich in color and in surprises. A few minutes ride, and the blue Atlantic Ocean waters appear. The road continues on the edge of Love Beach, where we find the eighteen cottages of Compass Point Beach Resort, created by the renowned British fashion designer Barbara Hulanicki using a bouquet of vivid striking colors. The exterior design is a direct reference to the celebrated Junkanoo, a spectacular night time parade featuring musicians and dancers in eccentric, vibrantly colored costumes who animate the festivities to the rhythm of drums, bells, whistles and horns which echo throughout the island. Although the thousands of costumes decorated with pearls, sequins and multi-colored fabrics illuminate the streets of the capital every year, the colored facades of Compass Point embellish the sea front in art deco style.
The more sober interiors place the accent on comfort and simplicity with natural wood floors, white walls and neutral furniture creating an atmosphere of serenity designed for rest and relaxation.
Compass Point has a recording studio and occasionally welcomes celebrities from the music world such as Lenny Kravitz. Lauryn Hill recorded her first album here. Other artists include the Rolling Stones and Rihanna.
Luxury / Boutique hotel / Oceanfront / Intimist / Colorful / Restaurant with Bahamian & international cuisine / In-room dining / Outdoor Lounge & Bar / Outdoor swimming pool / Spa / Patio / Water sports / Catamaran / Horseback riding / Boat tours
Open all year
Double occupancy from 150 euros
Nassau International Airport (NAS)
COMPASS POINT BEACH RESORT
West Bay Street P.O. BOX CB 13842
Approximately 9 heures
- 6 hours
Tropical, maritime climate. Fairly stable temperatures between
25°C and 30°C. Water temperature: 22°C to 29°C
For French citizens, passport valid 6 months after return date and a return or continuing ticket.
Children are required to have their own passports.
Visitors transiting via the United States must conform to American legislation : optical or e-passport required.
Since January 12th, 2009, an “ESTA” authorization is required for entry into the United States. This form can only be obtained via the internet: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov
No visa required
No required vaccinations, although it is advisable that diphtheria, tetanus and polio vaccinations be up to date.
The Bahamian dollar (BSD) and the U.S. dollar
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