Friday, January 1, 2016

Nassau's Newest Boutique Hotel

All photos courtesy of The Island House
Merging contemporary luxury with the understated elegance of authentic island life

The Island House, a 30 room small boutique property, opened earlier this year. It's located about 25 minutes from the center of Nassau, and is tucked away on the western tip of New Providence near Lyford Cay - and it's just 10 minutes Nassau airport.

Lauren and Mark Holowesko, longtime Bahamian residents and investors, created The Island House to showcase the authentic culture and heritage of the island. The high end contemporary design merges with an authentic island style, and art is a primary theme. The original works of local, along with well known artists, are featured throughout the public areas of the hotel, and in all of the guest rooms. 

The 30 rooms can accommodate up to 64 guests. Choose from spacious king or queen rooms, poolside cottages, larger apartments all with private outdoor terraces. 

Two of the poolside cottages partition into suites and junior suites with 580 square-foot porches, with secluded outdoor showers, and hanging day bed. There are six spacious two and three-bedroom apartments. All accommodations will carry the Bamford Body Collection, feature Apple TV's, along with complimentary Wi-Fi.

It should be noted while the site lists some of the room accommodations as ocean view, the view is from a distance. In other words, this is NOT beachfront property, and getting to the beach will require some effort.  

On-Site Dining:

Wagyu beef salad - a Shima favorite

The Island House offers a range of eclectic choices for dining throughout the day

  • Mahogany House offers native organic ingredients and fresh local fish
  • Shima serves excellent Southeast Asian cuisine, and a specially chosen accompanying wine list
  • Coffee Bar serves buffet style breakfast daily, light lunch and also offers fresh baked pastries and breads alongside a wide selection of coffee and tea throughout the day

As the first in the Caribbean, the property will feature a fully authorized AntiGravity Yoga program, an innovative fitness regime combining traditional yoga with aerial art. 

Experienced instructors also provide Pilates and Barre programs.  under the guidance of experienced and qualified instructors.

The Bamford Spa offers a range of services from therapeutic massages to herbal body scrubs. Padel courts imported from Scotland, a 25-meter lap pool, fully equipped gym, and two squash courts round out the property’s wellness offerings.

Local Arts and Cinema

48-seat cinema regularly features both blockbuster and independent Caribbean productions, and also host live music, seminars and speaking events.

Island Hopping
Guests can set off to the Exuma Cays, discovering the unspoiled natural beauty and marine environment of private island, Highbourne Cay. Day excursions as well as multi-night stays in a beach cottage are available to The Island House guests.

The Island House rates start at $550 per night for double occupancy, and are inclusive of all taxes and fees.

For more information on The Island House please visit

Happy Travels,

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