'Tis the Season to Deck the Palms at The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, Bahamas
This winter, trade snow boots for sandals and spend the holidays in the tropics, where white lights glitter on the palm trees, sparkling turquoise waters beckon, and the Bahama Mama rum punch is ready and waiting. At The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, the holiday season is about relaxing in the warm temps with loved ones, having a wonderful time beach- or poolside, making memories and celebrating in true laid back island style.
The cherished Resort recently unveiled renovated guest rooms and suites in the Crescent Wing. In hues of aqua, grey, taupe and gold, the rooms reflect the colours of the landscape. Décor is a Bahamian chic concept, with elegant touches such as a gold bamboo-framed mirrors, and deep-soaking bathtubs surrounded by a custom curved wall mosaic. The light tile floor colour was inspired by the soft Bahamian sand. The spacious suites offer a separate living room and bedroom, a powder room, plus a full bath including an oversize glass shower and jetted deep-soaking tub. Furniture pieces include curved silhouettes and accents reminiscent of the undulating ocean waves, just steps away. Guest rooms and suites offer a private terrace or balcony, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and beautifully maintained verdant lawn, where hammocks between palms and white Adirondack chairs invite one to take a break and enjoy the tranquil setting. Garden level guest room terraces have been updated to include a large plush daybed, ideal for relaxing and enjoying the peaceful surroundings.
King rooms include a queen-size sofa sleeper, accommodating a maximum occupancy of four guests. Select guest rooms have two beds and have outer-connecting capabilities to either an Oceanfront Room with a king bed or an Oceanfront King Suite, ideal for families.
Splash and Play
With three pools, including the oceanfront infinity-edge Ocean Pool, the adult-only Versailles Pool, and the Family Lagoon Pool, there is ample space to splash and play or simply lounge in the serenity of the balmy, breezy air. The pristine white sand beach, dotted with bright blue umbrellas, is a favourite for not only the scenic views, but also for the attentive beachside service. While parents are enjoying relaxation by the pools or at The Spa, kids ages 4 to 12 are entertained at the Resort’s complimentary Kids For All Seasons day camp, offered daily. With 35 meticulously landscaped acres (14 hectares) to discover, guests of the 107-room Resort feel like they’re in their own private oasis.
Guests of The Ocean Club can enjoy an active lifestyle at the Resort, whether at the Fitness Centre with regular classes available, playing a match on one of the Resort’s six Har-Tru tennis courts, or hitting the links at the 18-hole Tom Weiszkopf designed Ocean Club Golf Course. Water sports also abound, with stand-up paddleboards available beachside, and the Concierge can assist with excursions such as boating, fishing, snorkelling, parasailing and more. The Kids For All Seasons complimentary kids club is offering an array of delightful holiday-themed programming, with activities such as ornament making, build-a-sandman, faux-snow making, Christmas Jeopardy, holiday slime, ugly sweater decorating, and much more. The intimate eight-treatment room Spa, designed Balinese-style with private outdoor spaces and soaking bathtubs, is the ideal sanctuary to enjoy holiday pampering while children are being fully supervised and entertained.
Eat, Drink and Be Merry
For on-property dining, guests and locals alike revel in the gourmet options at DUNE by Jean-Georges. The signature oceanside restaurant provides delectable dining options, including fresh lobster with truffle butter, tuna tartare and caviar, and a delicious conch salad. Sunday brunch is an event not to be missed, with fresh delicacies including oysters, crab and more. Situated on a cliff with striking views of the sea, DUNE offers both indoor and outdoor seating, and live music on the weekends. In addition to DUNE, the newly enhanced Ocean Blu, situated next to the Ocean Pool, is now offering dinner service on select nights. The Resort’s lobby level Martini Bar, which had an appearance in the 2006 James Bond movie Casino Royale, is the perfect spot to unwind, pre-or-post dinner, with a decadent martini such as the caviar or truffle martini. Don't miss out on trying a martini flight, were one can order a selection of renowned mixologist Keith Cash’s mini martinis, to sample several of the refreshing flavours.
For the perfect holiday gift for the Bahamas enthusiast or for those who hold The Ocean Club in a special place in their heart, the Resort’s newly published custom coffee table book, in collaboration with Assouline, is now available for purchase. The Ocean Club book can be purchased online, and copies are available at the Resort. In addition, The Ocean Club launched a custom shoe collection with global tastemaker Whitney Robinson and loafer company Stubbs & Wootton. Two fashionable pairs of #FSOceanClubStubbs are the perfect souvenir of one’s time at the Resort, or a must-have shoe to wear on a property visit. One design is sand coloured with a conch shell and helm, and the other is a black velvet with “Shaken” on one shoe and “Stirred” on the other. No matter which shoe one steps out in, the shoes are as comfortable as they are a stylish conversation starter.
This holiday season, The Ocean Club is offering the following happenings and activities:
- Oysters & Bubbles at Ocean Blu, November 23, 5:30-7:30 pm
- Thanksgiving Dinner at Dune, November 23, 6:00-10:00 pm or Ocean Blu, 6:00-9:30 pm
- November 23: Pilates, 8:00 am; Core, butt and leg burn, 11:00 am; tennis tournament, 11:00 am; Balance class, 3:00 pm
- November 24: Hatha yoga alongside live cellist Romel Shearer, 8:00 am; Pilates-infused balance class, 9:00 am; Family tennis tournament, 11:00 am; Super Sweat Boot Camp, 4:00 pm
- November 25: General Manager’s 5K Turkey Run, 7:30 am; Vinyasa Flow Yoga, 8:00 am; Pilates Intensive, 11:00 am; Kids Tennis, 11:00 am; Strong Body, 4:00 pm
- November 26: Hatha yoga, 8:00 am; Cardio Circuits, 11:00 am
Christmas Day: Chef’s special of Japanese wagyu tenderloin or vegan cauliflower steak, wilted spinach, crispy potato, foie gras, truffle jus
New Year’s Eve Party: A decadent party including dinner, Champagne, live entertainment and more. All Resort guests will have this special affair included in their room rate, to ring in the New Year in style.
New Year’s Day Brunch: Guests can enjoy a delicious New Year’s Day brunch at DUNE, featuring omelette station, seafood bar, pasta station, salad station, carving station, and traditional Caribbean foods such as jerk spiced chicken breast, roasted grouper, Bahamian peas and rice and Bahamian macaroni and cheese.
- Brunch at DUNE, every Sunday, 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm; reservations required
- Sunrise Smoothies, daily on the DUNE deck, 7:00-10:00 am
- Straw Market, with Bahamian handmade creations, Friday-Sunday
- Daily fitness classes include Circuit Training, Hard Strength Sculpting, Total Body, Bands and Body Weights, Badminton, Tabata Cardio, Hatha Yoga, and more
- Junkanoo entertainment on select dates
- Cigar rolling and rum tastings every Thursday
- More exciting happenings to be announced!
For reservations click here or call 1 800 819 5053.
The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, Bahamas