Two years ago, Baha Mar debuted as one of the largest integrated resorts in the world. Located in the Bahamas, on the sparkling turquoise waters and pristine white beaches of the Caribbean Sea, this destination resort comprises three international brand hotels (Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, SLS, and Grand Hyatt); a luxury flagship ESPA spa; a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course; the Caribbean’s largest casino; and more than 40 exclusive restaurants and bars.
But, despite its size, Baha Mar never feels too big or impersonal. “Essentially we’ve built a village that includes not only your home but everything else you could dream of,” explains Genevieve Conroy, Vice President Residential Sales and Marketing Baha Mar. “We are spoiled for dining options, with every kind of cuisine from sushi to steak and a formidable wine list from around the world.”
Commonwealth, a popular London-style brasserie in the resort’s Rosewood hotel, features farm-to-table dishes from different countries across the former British Empire, while nearby Cleo Mediterrano serves up Mediterranean-inspired small plates right on the water. “We have a few celebrity chef ventures, too,” says Genevieve, “including Carna, an elegant steak house at SLS Baha Mar. It’s the first iteration of a new restaurant concept by eighth-generation Tuscan butcher Dario Cecchini, where you can enjoy many specialist cuts of meat.”
There are endless activities available at Baha Mar, with all the possibilities of the Caribbean on its doorstep. “People make Baha Mar their base, as they can visit some 700 nearby islands by boat or plane,” says Genevieve. “There is so much natural beauty to enjoy, whether swimming, snorkelling, diving, or birdwatching – however you like to explore.”
The resort also has its very own aquarium and an immersive sea water exploration centre where guests can touch and handle the animals. There’s even a resident CFO – that’s a Chief Flamingo Officer – who helps children learn about the island’s flamingos and see just-hatched baby chicks.
Now the ultra-high net worth clientele of Baha Mar has the opportunity to invest in private luxury residences within the glamorous Rosewood or SLS hotel, part of the SBE group. Buyers have many unique privileges and benefits, including access to the exclusive members club Nexus, a joint venture by financier Joe Lewis, Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and Justin Timberlake. Residents also have complementary golf rounds, valet service and VIP access to a fully-crewed, 213ft superyacht and a 63ft yacht, so they can explore the islands, islets and cays of the Bahamas at their leisure.
There are many international advantages to buying at Baha Mar. SLS residents gain exclusive membership benefits and discounts at all sbe hotels, restaurants and spas – as well as invitations to private parties and events around the world. Rosewood Residence owners also become part of the elite global Rosewood Residences network: an inner circle, as Luigi Romaniello, Managing Director of Rosewood Baha Mar, explains. “Our discriminating clientele enjoy worldwide privileges,” says Luigi, “including preferred rates, special dining and spa benefits, and VIP courtesies and treatment across Rosewood Hotels and Resorts.”
With unsurpassed lifestyle offerings and benefits, Baha Mar is pioneering a new era of residential living. “Baha Mar residences are more than just a home,” says Richard Alexander, General Manager SLS Baha Mar. “They are a spectacular global community that is ushering in a new era of glamour in the Caribbean.”