Cable Beach in Nassau
The Sheraton Nassau beach resort
(formally the Radisson Cable Beach) is a large property of nearly 700 rooms on some of the most beautiful stretch of beach in the Bahamas. The hotel has been through a number of renovations to keep it fresh and modern and it offers six dining options. It shares Cable Beach with the Marriott and Wyndham resorts
, and all three are connected through the Crystal Palace Casino and its accompanying shops.
Wows and Woes
With three pools, a kid's camp and 1,000 feet of incredible beach, the Sheraton Nassau Beach is the perfect family resort.
Be careful with vendors on the beach. Whether it's hair braiding or jet skis, be firm about what you are going to pay after bargaining for a price.
Check the website for specials. Drinks and meals can run into a lot of extra money. The Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort offers a number of packages that include meals and/or resort credit. It is definitely worth it to not have to worry about such a big bill in the end. This also applies to the activities. The resort offers many options--snorkeling, sailing, volleyball, windsurfing, camps--and some have extra fees.
Author's Most Memorable Moment
I've been to this resort three times and each time it looks more beautiful. I will never forget my first time, though, as it was a celebration of my daughter's "double-digit" (10th) birthday. It was the first in what became a tradition of mother-daughter Caribbean adventures.
The Sheraton Nassau has everything you need for an ideal vacation, but without the all-inclusive option that was available at the Radisson, it can easily go from budget to expensive.
Marcia Frost is a writer covering topics such as travel, food, wine/spirits, health and fitness. She is the content editor for Cocktails and Joints and writes regularly for many on- and offline publications, including "Michigan Avenue," "Gotham," "Aspen Peak," "Los Angeles Confidential" and "Hamptons Magazines." She has a B.A. in journalism from Long Island University.
Photo by Marcia Frost