Most people think of the Dominican Republic and of Jamaica when considering all inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, and certainly those are the two cheapest of the islands. The Bahamas is not really known for all-inclusive resorts, but the good news is that it does have at least a few, and some of them are quite affordable.
The best things about the Bahamas are that the main resort cities are very close to the United States and there are many cheap flights from major US airports. In fact, you can fly to the Bahamas from southern Florida in only about 30 minutes, compared to a few hours to get to the main islands down to the south.
A Standard room for two at the all-inclusive Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach Resort for only US$293 per night. A Flora Room is only US$306 per night, while a Vista Room is only US$333 per night. The main difference in room types is the view, so it’s a worthwhile upgrade for people who like to hang out in their rooms, but probably a good expense to avoid for those who are planning to spend time on the beach anyway.
This rate is available through Expedia, our booking partner, and it includes free cancellation. There is no minimum stay required to get this rate, so it’s good for even quick weekend getaways, which are popular in the Bahamas.
Great amenities at an appealing price
One thing you may not realize about the Bahamas is that its hotels are relatively expensive compared to the Dominican Republic or Jamaica. The Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach Resort is a fine 3-star resort right on the beach, but at this price you can’t expect it to remind you of the Paradise Island Resort. Still, for those looking for an all-inclusive holiday, this is a great choice in this price range.
Among its best features is that it has a large pool that is only steps from the huge sandy beach out front. In many resorts the pool is around the corner, but here you get that beach feeling regardless of whether you are sitting on the sand or in a lounge chair next to the sparkling-clean swimming pool. Of course there is a poolside bar as well, so you can be sipping free cocktails all morning and afternoon before taking a nap later on to prepare for going out at night.
The list of activities included in the price here is long, which you might not expect for a room under US$300 in the Bahamas. All non-motorized water sports are included like sailing, kayaking, snorkeling, and windsurfing, but also bicycling, tennis, soccer, and the whole fitness center.