On the tranquil shores of Paradise Island, Bahamas, where gentle tradewinds ripple across balmy azure waters, One and Only Ocean Club commands an enviable stretch of pure white sand beach, revered amongst the best in the world.
A sliver of land five miles long and only a mile wide, Paradise Island is widely viewed as the most spectacular island in all of The Bahamas. When Swedish industrialist Axel Wenner-Gren first anchored his yacht off its pristine shores in 1939, he was enthralled by the unspoilt beauty of a place that locals called Hog Island. For more than two decades, he nurtured his private paradise, building a magnificent estate with intricately landscaped gardens inspired by those at the Chateau de Versailles. He christened it Shangri-La.
In 1962, Wenner-Gren sold his estate to Huntington Hartford II, heir to the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company fortune. Envisioning an exclusive resort destination, Hartford petitioned the Bahamian government to rename the island Paradise. He built the original Ocean Club, a luxurious 52-room hotel with an 18-hole golf course. The guest list at the glittering “Bal du Paradis” opening celebration in 1962 included William Randolph Hearst, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Benny Goodman, Burl Ives and a host of dukes, earls and ambassadors. A legend was born.
Hartford invested nearly $10 million in Ocean Club, gracing the property with terraced gardens, fountains, bronze and marble statuary imported from Europe, and a magnificent 12th-century Augustinian cloister, shipped piece-by-piece from France.
The renowned estate was renamed One&Only Ocean Club in 2002.
Amidst coconut palms on sweeping beachfront lawns, gracious island living invites blissful moments of calm and relaxation.
With interiors by famed designer Adam D. Tihany reflecting the colonial elegance of a private home, all guest rooms and suites enjoy a spectacular beachfront setting. Hardwood louvered doors open onto private patios and balconies with breathtaking views of a vast green lawn and endless blue ocean.
Luxury Beachfront Room
Refined yet casual charm defines these colonial-styled guest rooms, each adorned in contemporary island décor with King-size mahogany bed, hardwood floors and flourishes of tropical elegance to create a relaxing retreat. Louvered doors open to unparalleled views of the beach and ocean.
Luxury Beachfront Suite
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 a private terrace or balcony and 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.
Two Bedroom Beachfront Suite
Each Two Bedroom Beachfront Suite is comprised of one Luxury Beachfront Suite adjoined to a Luxury Beachfront Room, creating an excellent option for family travel. Both the suite and room feature grand King-size mahogany beds, 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. The suite and room are separated by an exterior foyer, which can be locked.
The heart and soul of the resort, the iconic Hartford Wing has been entirely reimagined with new, enlarged rooms and suites designed by Jeffrey Beers. The design draws on the distinctive natural colours of The Bahamas whilst evoking the glamour of founder and A&P heir Huntington Hartford II’s original vision.
Garden View Room
Set overlooking the lush resort gardens in the iconic Hartford Wing, the spacious new Garden View rooms are designed with every creature comfort. White wood beams provide a striking contrast to the natural wood-panelled ceiling, and a King-size bed is piled high with superb linens and fluffy pillows.
The room’s inviting ambience spotlights the distinctive colours of The Bahamas – cerulean blue and cool turquoise – set against a warm palette of ivories and creams. A plush sleeper sofa and modern conveniences highlight the space, and completely remodelled bathrooms include a separate bath and rain shower, along with double vanities.
Ocean View Room
Perfectly positioned in the iconic Hartford Wing, the newly designed Ocean View rooms invite warm Bahamian breezes into the room from a private patio or balcony. Offering picturesque views across the manicured resort grounds out to the crystal clear waters, each room features a King-size bed piled high in comfy linens, a plush sleeper sofa bed, and every modern convenience.
Completely redesigned marble bathrooms are accentuated with walnut tones and include a separate rain shower and bath, as well as double vanities.
Ocean View One Bedroom Suite
Luxuriously expansive with awe-inspiring views of a sweeping tropical lawn and a crystalline sea, these completely remodelled suites are the epitome of fine tropical living. Located in the resort’s elegant Hartford Wing, each offers a plush King-size bed wrapped in the finest of linens, and a separate parlour furnished with a contemporary style and modern amenities ideal for dining and entertaining.
The distinctive décor is inspired by the cerulean blue seas and bleached white sands of The Bahamas, and sliding glass doors open onto an expansive terrace with picturesque views of the Atlantic Ocean; a perfect spot for pure relaxation. Sleeping up to four guests, these suites are the ideal choice for families, or an indulgently romantic hideaway.
Ocean View Two Bedroom Suite
Absolutely stunning in every way, these lavish two bedroom suites boast enviable, and seemingly endless, views of the resort’s iconic manicured lawn that sweeps gracefully down to the sea. Completely redesigned to appeal to every creature comfort, each offers a generously spaced sitting and dining area furnished in an elegantly contemporary style that is still very Bahamian.
Sliding glass doors lead to a generous terrace, creating an expansive indoor-outdoor space ideal for entertaining. The two spacious bedrooms feature King-size beds wrapped in the finest linens.
Marble bathrooms are a statement of refined perfection with twin vanity sinks and drenching walk-in rain showers, whilst the master bath showcases an indulgent large stone soaking tub. Perfect for families or groups of friends—the suite also features a plush sleeper sofa—the suite can sleep up to seven guests.
Secluded within the garden grounds are the wonderfully inviting two bedroom Garden Cottages, each featuring a large private courtyard and decadent plunge pool. These spaciously designed retreats offer King-size or Euro-king beds, beautifully appointed bathrooms, and French doors that connect a spacious parlour and dining area to the enclosed courtyard, ideal for private sunning or outdoor dining.
Three Bedroom Villa Residence
Distinctively British-Colonial in style with its 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 7.6 meter 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 fully equipped kitchen, which can be stocked in advance. A dedicated Villa team includes a personal Villa butler, housekeeping staff and a private chef.
The two master bedrooms 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 bedroom has two Queen-size beds, private patio and separate bathroom with twin vanity sinks and combined shower and bath.
Four Bedroom Villa Residence
A singularly indulgent retreat of exceptional space and tropical enchantment, the Four Bedroom Villa Residence is the pinnacle of resplendent island living with vaulted wood-panelled ceilings, gentle fans and hand-carved mahogany furnishings creating a distinctly British Colonial ambience.
Accommodating up to nine guests with generous living areas, the Villa is designed for luxurious comfort and appointed with every modern convenience. A dedicated Butler quietly attends to every wish 24 hours a day, supported by a Villa staff on hand to create memories to last a lifetime.
Two master bedrooms with plush King-size beds have gorgeous bathrooms with jetted-bath, twin vanity sink, indoor/outdoor rainshower and private sun deck. One double Queen-size bedroom features a private patio and separate bathroom with twin vanity sink and combined shower/bath; and another King-size bedroom, also with separate bathroom including twin vanity sink and combined shower/bath, is accessed off the garden courtyard, ideal for added privacy.
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.
Dune By Jean-Georges Vongerichten
Set atop a white sand bluff overlooking the sea, the food and ambiance of Dune indulges all the senses. Renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten presides over the menu, fusing recipes from his famed New York restaurants with traditional Bahamian influences.
Lush local ingredients of the Caribbean – from fruits to seafood – are used whenever possible, and Bahamian native Teresa Kemp maintains the resort’s organic herb garden.
With a dazzling open kitchen and decadent patios overlooking beach and sea, famed French interior designer Christian Liaigre is responsible for Dune’s elegant tropical vibe.
The new Ocean Grill is perched above the pristine shoreline and features fresh grills and light fare throughout the day.
Pool Terrace Café
Days of carefree elegance enjoying fresh Bahamian treats and international favourites whilst lingering poolside; followed by exotic cocktails, a fine collection of rums and a positively island vibe.
• Jogging Trail
• Biking – complimentary bicycles available for use
• Yoga – Restore balance and harmony at complimentary yoga classes offered on the bench deck
• Golf – Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and Nassau Harbour, the 18-hole, par 72, Tom Weiskopf designed course is a thrill for golfers.
• Tennis – 6 flood-lit Har-tru courts
• Kidsonly (Ages 4-12 years) – A dedicated team of fully certified counsellors entertain children in spaces designated just for them with separate dining facilities, a high-tech clubhouse and family pool.
• Teens (12 and up) – Scheduled activities and organised competitions invite teens to mix and mingle with kids their own age in a comfortable and dynamic environment.
• One & Only Spa – Award-winning and indulgent, a tranquil garden sanctuary where time stands still.
• Fitness Centre – A dedicated fitness team and an exceptional training environment make the fitness and wellbeing experience at One & Only Ocean Club anything, and everything you want it to be.
All prices quoted include return flights from Ireland, 7 night’s on a room only basis in a Garden View Room, meet and greet at the airport and return airport transfers.
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