Inspired by Nassau’s British colonial heritage, it proves this easy-to-get-to Caribbean hideaway can indeed stand out from the pack and be stylish.
A plethora of ho-hum all-inclusive properties tends to give the Bahamas a less-than-thrilling rep. The One&Only Ocean Club, inspired by Nassau’s British colonial heritage, proves this easy-to-get-to Caribbean hideaway can indeed stand out from the pack and be stylish. Formerly the private estate of A&P heir Huntington Hartford II, it’s home to a Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurant set atop the white-sand beach as well as a spa with Balinese-style treatment villas, teak massage tables and jetted tubs in an open-air garden. To reach the beach, one descends the terraced steps of the Versailles Gardens, home to 12th-century Augustinian cloisters. But a brand-new infinity-edge pool is just as enticing. Rooms and suites, set in crescent-shaped, bi-level bungalows, are reflective of the surroundings, sporting neutral earth tones and sliding wood shutters. The just-renovated Hartford Wing also flaunts airy rooms that pop with tones of blue and orange. Cabanas nestled in lush gardens invite afternoons of carefree contemplation.