ONE&ONLY OCEAN CLUB

ABOUT


Bahamian beach chic with the polished sophistication of a private estate.

LOCATION

On the tranquil shores of Paradise Island, Bahamas, where gentle tradewinds ripple across balmy azure waters, One&Only Ocean Club commands an enviable stretch of pure white sand beach, revered amongst the best in the world.

Private Transfer

One&Only Ocean Club is approximately 40 minutes from Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS). Luxury transfers can be arranged with the resort's private chauffeur.

History and Culture


Welcoming generations of the world’s travelling elite with privileged sophistication and posh exclusivity.

Inspired by Versailles, gardens roll down to the sea.

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 became a part of Kerzner International in 1994 and was renamed One&Only Ocean Club in 2002. 


Amenities


With exceptionally gracious standards of service, One&Only Ocean Club welcomes guests with unparalleled luxuries and indulgences.

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Complimentary yoga
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KidsOnly programme

SAVOUR

Dine on the exceptional cuisine of Michelin-starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten at Dune, and discover deliciously fresh and flavourful local cuisine at the Ocean Pool and Grill, Pool Terrace Café, and Library Lounge. For a special culinary treat, enjoy an intimate dinner on the beach.

ONE&ONLY SPA

Indulge your senses in the Balinese-inspired One&Only Spa, relaxing in one of eight lavish private treatment Villas nestled within blooming tropical gardens.

POOLS, BEACH & WATER PLAY

Play and be pampered – enjoy sublime concierge service at the beach and Versailles Pool, take in the breathtaking sea views from the Ocean Pool, or splash together at the separate Family Pool. Home to some of the world's most inviting and incredibly clear waters, One&Only Ocean Club is a playground for all manner of water sports.

WORLD-CLASS GOLF

Play one of the most spectacular courses anywhere in the Caribbean on the 18-hole, par-72 championship course designed by PGA pro Tom Weiskopf.

ENERGISE

The Fitness Centre is home to the latest training and resistance equipment from Technogym® and KinesisTM, as well as six Har-tru tennis courts, four lit for night play. Find harmony at a complimentary outdoor yoga class on the beach, or enlist the expertise of a personal trainer for one-on-one exercise sessions.

THE OUT ISLANDS

Discover the unmatched natural beauty of The Bahamian Out Islands. The spectacular coral reefs offer some of the most amazing diving and snorkelling anywhere in the world, whilst private deep-sea fishing charters reward anglers with catches such as marlin, sailfish, tuna, mahi mahi and more. For a serene escape, consider a luxury yacht charter to a private island.

CELEBRATE

The Versailles Gardens, the 12th-century Augustinian Cloisters and the beach are unforgettable settings for special occasions. A dedicated Celebration Consultant assists with every detail, from local support services such as transfers, photographer and videographer, to custom floral arrangements, wedding cake and personalised menus.

Useful Details

One And Only Resorts Weather

Weather

An ideal climate year-round: March to August (Spring/Summer) averages a temperature of 25°C/77°F; September to February (Autumn/Winter) averages a temperature of 23°C/73°F.

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Passport & Visa

All persons, including US citizens, are required to present a valid passport in order to enter The Bahamas. For information on visa requirements please contact your relevant embassy or consulate.

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Currency

The Bahamian dollar (B$) is equal to the US dollar, and both are widely accepted. The resort also accepts traveller’s cheques, and currency exchange is available at the reception desk. All majos credit cards are accepted.

One And Only Resorts Timezones

Time Zone

Paradise Island, Bahamas, falls within the Eastern Standard Time (EST) zone, the same as Miami and New York City. It is five hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT –5).

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Language

English is the official language in The Bahamas.

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Electricity

One&Only Ocean Club utilises the North American standard 120-volt, 60-Hertz alternating power required to power US and Canadian appliances such as electric razors, hair dryers, and other standard items found in guest rooms. European appliances require a converter, provided complimentary.

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Check-in and Check-out

Check-in is at 3.00pm and check-out is 12.00 noon.

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Internet

Complimentary high-speed Internet access offered in every guestroom and suite; WiFi service is available complimentary at the Versailles Pool, in The Library and at Dune Bar. WiFi services is throughout the resort.

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GDS Codes

Amadeus OONAS904
Sabre OO22788
Galileo OO96627
Worldspan OO1904
Pegasus OO23854

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Yellow Fever

Country requirement: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over 1 year of age arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited more than 12 hours through the airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission. The following countries are listed below:

Africa:
Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome and Principe, South Sudan, Somalia, Sudan, Togo, Uganda and United Republic of Tanzania.

South America:
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil

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Mosquito Control

One&Only Ocean Club operates a comprehensive and multi-faceted program to control mosquitoes and flies on the resort. These environmentally safe and innovative measures were developed in conjunction with P.I.T.D.A (The Paradise Island Tourism Development Authority) and adopted by all its members so they not only provide a robust protocol for our guests but for all visitors to Paradise Island.

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