Once a private estate owned by 1950s playboy Huntington Hartford II, the One and Only Ocean Club remains a secluded treasure of the elite, globe-trotting vacationing group. The 5-Star resort’s multi-million, 1994 renovation transformed its 35 tropical acreage into a modern wonderland featuring the finest amenities, activities and accommodations to be found in Nassau, Bahamas. Skip over resorts claiming first-class bragging rights, and bring your significant other to the real deal for your destination wedding or much-deserved romantic vacation.
Release your cares into the wind along the resort’s private, three-mile-long beachfront, that offers views of the immaculately kept gardens. Your personal waiter will ensure your comfort with chilled sorbets and Evian-water mists. Indulge in a facial or body treatment in one of the eight spa villas. Relax in one of two swimming pools, the Versailles-inspired garden terrace, or watch your little ones splash around in the kiddie pool. Keep your workout up at the fitness center, which also offers personal training classes.
Each of the One & Only Ocean Club’s 105 luxury guest rooms include private balconies or patios, ocean or garden views, round-the-clock butler services and in-room dining, satellite TVs, and CD and DVD players. Internet ready capabilities and Ipod docking stations are also standard in-room amenities. Expect a daily fresh fruit tray, and champagne and strawberries delivered to your room each evening.
RESTAURANTS & BARS
Renowned Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten offers myriad scrumptious delights in Dune Restaurant, featuring menu items such as beef sirloin, local grouper and house-made pizzas. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are also served up at the Courtyard Terrace and the Pool Terrace Cafe. Sip on premium wines, cocktails, champagnes and beers at the Library, a cozy, Colonial-style common area.
Perfect your swing along the Tom Weiskopf 18-hole championship golf course, strategically located along the Paradise Island peninsula. Four lighted tennis courts, scuba diving, and catamaran cruises are just a few of the numerous activities available near the resort. The on-site concierge will help you make all of the necessary arrangements.
LUXURY BEACHFRONT ROOM – CRESCENT WING
Refined yet casual charm defines the Luxury Beachfront Rooms. Each is adorned in contemporary island décor with King-size mahogany bed, hardwood floors, sisal rugs and fresh flowers to create a relaxing retreat. Louvered doors open to unparalleled views of the beach and ocean. 550 square feet.
LUXURY BEACHFRONT SUITE – CRESCENT WING
Designed in an elegant island décor, each suite features a King-size mahogany bed, desk, lounge chair, and a large parlour with living and dining areas. Louvered doors open to private terrace or balcony and the pristine stretches of sand, sea and sky beyond. Marble bathrooms are beautifully appointed with double sinks, a walk-in steam shower and a jetted bath large enough for two. 1,100 square feet
GARDEN AND OCEAN ROOMS – HARTFORD WING
With rich mahogany and cane furnishings inspired by those found in a Colonial plantation, and lovely views of the garden grounds or ocean, each Hartford Room exudes a warm and inviting ambiance. In addition to 350 square feet of interior space, the room also opens to a patio or balcony perfect for relaxing. Hartford rooms feature King-size beds and gracious furnishings.
GARDEN AND OCEAN SUITES – HARTFORD WING
Washed in soft colors and textures inspired by a tropical paradise, each one-bedroom suite offers a mahogany King-size bed. A separate parlour with elegant furnishings and modern amenities is ideal for dining and entertaining. Sliding glass doors lead to an adjoining terrace or balcony with sweeping views of the Atlantic or gardens. Bathrooms are adorned in marble with Roman bath, separate showers, and twin sink basins. 830 square feet
COTTAGES AND VILLAS – HARTFORD WING
Secluded within the garden grounds is a cluster of 2 two-bedroom cottages featuring large private courtyards. For even more indulgent luxury, the exclusive residential-style three and four-bedroom Villas perched above the beach are an ideal option for families and friends.
THREE BEDROOM VILLA
Distinctively British-Colonial in style – vaulted ceilings, gentle fans, wood furnishings and polished marble floors, – the gated entry opens to a garden courtyard with a jetted tub and shaded dining patio. Glass doors lead into the villa great room, where 25-foot wide louvered doors reveal expansive views of the infinity-edge pool, ocean and sky. The living and dining area provides a plasma screen, satellite TV, DVD/CD player and Bose surround sound system. There is a state-of-the-art kitchen, which can be fully stocked in advance upon request. 24-hours a day dedicated villa staff includes a personal villa butler, housekeeping staff and a private chef.
The two master bedrooms, each approximately 760 square feet , offer a King-size bed and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors with ocean vistas. The master baths feature a large ocean view window beside the jetted tub, twin vanity sinks and an indoor/outdoor shower that opens on one side to a secluded sun deck.
The third 325 square foot bedroom has two Queen-size beds, private patio and separate bathroom with twin vanity sinks and combined shower/bath.
FOUR BEDROOM VILLA
One Four Bedroom Villa 4,800 square feet accommodates up to nine and features: two master bedrooms (each approximately 760 square feet), with King-size beds, both with master baths including jetted tub, twin vanity sink, indoor/outdoor rainshower and private sun deck; one double Queen-size bedroom (325 square feet) offering private patio and separate bathroom with twin vanity sink and combined shower/bath; and one King-size bedroom (400 square feet) accessed off the garden courtyard, ideal for added privacy, also with separate bathroom including twin vanity sink and combined shower/bath.
The living and dining area provides a plasma screen, satellite TV, DVD/CD player and Bose surround sound system. There is a state-of-the-art kitchen, which can be fully stocked in advance upon request. 24-hours a day dedicated villa staff includes a personal villa butler, housekeeping staff and a private chef.
RESTAURANTS (4) & BARS (3)
Courtyard Terrace – The historic Courtyard Terrace is considered one of the most elegant settings on Paradise Island, with a sparkling fountain, candle-lit reflecting pool and overhanging palms creating an elegant garden setting. Here you are welcome to dine under the stars on Mediterranean-influenced contemporary cuisine served on select evenings. The incomparable menu features unique selections such as Lobster and Lamb Carpaccio, Iberico Belotta Ham, Moroccan Veal, Roasted Eggplant with Polenta and Yellow Fin Tuna “Cannelloni” with Stone Crab. Dinner only.
Open: Thursday to Monday
Seating time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Dune – Indulge your senses at Dune, a chic restaurant by internationally renowned restaurateur, Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Perched atop a white sand beach amidst dramatic ocean views, Dune serves an innovative blend of French-Asian cuisine infused with local herbs and Bahamian influences, offering a truly unexpected dining experience.
Dune’s British Colonial design was created by famed French interior designer Christian Liaigre, featuring a display kitchen and outdoor patios overlooking the beach. Cocktails, fine vintage wines and champagnes are also served throughout the day at Dune’s adjacent beachfront bar.
Breakfast, 7am to 11am
Lunch, 12pm to 3pm
Dinner, 6pm to 9:30pm
Dune Bar: 11am to 12 midnight
Pool Terrace Café – For guests preferring to linger poolside, the Pool Terrace Café offers a delicious variety of local and international cuisine. As evening falls, the Pool Bar provides a casually relaxed atmosphere to enjoy cool tropical drinks, and a fine collection of rums.
Open daily: Lunch 12pm to 5pm
Poor bar: 11am to 6pm
The Library – Located in One&Only Ocean Club’s stately reception hall, The Library exudes the warm, comfortable ambience of a Colonial plantation home. Cocktails, fine vintage wines and champagnes, gourmet pastries and Afternoon Tea are served along with lovely panoramic views of the ocean. Enjoy complimentary homemade bar snacks including popular favourites such as Candied Walnuts and Chips & Nuts made with casaba, plantain, tortilla, peanuts and raisins.
Complimentary coffee and tea: 7am to 11am
Snacks: 12pm to 6pm
High Tea: 3pm to 5pm
Bar (for cocktails): 10am to 1am
Clubhouse – Overlooking the 9th and 18th holes of the Ocean Club Golf Course, with views of the ocean beyond, the Clubhouse is an inviting, casual dining venue. Enjoy an easy breakfast or a light lunch, either indoors or on the scenic patio. A full service bar prepares favorite libations as guests relax after a game or catch up on the latest sports news.
Now serving dinner on the weekend, the Clubhouse menu features flavorful continental plates such as Gazpacho, Grilled Lobster or Veal Chop, fresh fish selections and delectable desserts.
- Pool: Family pool for younger guests with waterfall and aqua toys, and an adults-only Versailles pool for ages 14 and older
- Beach: Pristine white-sand beach
- Watersports: Seaplane safaris, luxury yacht charter, scuba lessons, and diving excursions can be arranged through the Concierge (fees may apply) Watersports are located off property.
- Spa: The award-winning One&Only Spa offers massage therapies, treatments, yoga, and a beauty center. Guests can enjoy relaxation and privacy in 1 of 8 Balinese-style treatment villas. A full-service beauty center offers hair and nail services professional styling including permanent waves, color, highlights, weaves, up-styles or braids as well as manicures, pedicures, waxing services, and make-up application.
- Fitness Center: State-of-the-art cardiovascular training equipment and resistance machines; dedicated rooms for stretching and Pilates, cardiovascular workouts circuit training, and free weights; core, stability, and balance equipment; resistance training equipment; Pilates; and personal training. Complimentary features include yoga and kinesis classes, towels, refreshments (water and Gatorade), use of facility from 6:00am to 8:00pm, TechnoGym, bicycles for touring the island, and yoga on the beach deck every morning.
- Golf: Tom Weiskopf-designed Ocean Club Golf Course, 18-hole, par-72 course stretches over 7,100 yards. Complimentary features include transfers to and from the golf course, driving range, and golf cart.
- Tennis: 6 Har-Tru tennis courts, with 4 floodlit for night play. Private instruction is available for an extra fee. Complimentary features include usage of all 6 tennis courts, racquets, tennis games, and tournaments.
- Other: Atlantis, Atlantis Casino, luxury yacht and deep-sea fishing charters (fees apply)
From $315 per person, per night*
*Room rates displayed are an average nightly rate, based on double occupancy, and do not include airfare. Exact room rates will depend on dates of travel, room occupancy, and date of booking.