A Meliá Hotels International resort, located just minutes from the airport, Meliá Nassau Beach is situated on a 1,000-foot stretch of white sand along the Atlantic Ocean on Nassau's Cable Beach, offering stunning view, comfortable accommodations, first class amenities and globally-inspired cuisine, featuring a distinctive Bahamian flair.
General Policies & Fine Print
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
Hotel Spring Break Policy:
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.
A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.
Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler RatingBased on 7918 reviews
Good for heavy drinkers
Melia is an excellent place to stay with wonderful beach access and facilities. I am coeliac and spoke with the chefs at each meal. All were accommodating in identifying what was and was not gluten free, but one in particular (Reuben in The Market Place buffet) was incredibly helpful. The biggest challenge was that we are not heavy drinkers, only having the occasional glass of wine. We felt the all-inclusive cost was not value for money. For those who consumed a good deal of alcohol, it was probably a good deal. The other problem we had was that on a number of days our towels were removed by housekeeping but not replaced. On one day in particular we were waited until after 7pm to get towels to have a shower after returning from the (beautiful) beach at 5pm. We rang housekeeping numerous times and were promised on each occasion that the towels would soon be provided...! Also beware that if you are in the lower classes of the hotel and do not qualify for the “LEVEL4” there are areas where you are not permitted, including a beach area.
2 kids, 2 parents, 2 grandparents, paradise found!
What an amazing place for a multigenerational family vacation! We are in the middle of our time here, but I had to leave feedback. Every. Single. Person has been so nice to us, from our youngest (5 year old) to the grandparents. Manager Kenisha Brown was accommodating even before we arrived, going above and beyond to help me with getting adjoining rooms, ground floor, near a family pool, and even dinner reservations for our first couple nights (6 of us are tough to accommodate) to smooth our arrival. Housekeeping helped with extra blankets and towels, and the lady who stocks the minibar added snacks for the kids. All this before 4 pm the day we arrived. We arrived at 10 am, stowed our luggage with friendly bell service, and had brunch (thank you Ms. Beverly) and were poolside by 11. Room was ready at 3, as promised. Rooms are modernized (176 and 174), linens are lovely, and we walk out from our room right onto a private patio and then the pool. The whole place is immaculate. And yes, they are renovating a section, but we were right near it and it didn't bother us. Do not believe the bad reviews, the resort is wonderful and an excellent value. We are already talking about a larger family trip next year, thanks to the amazing time we are having.
After getting to the Bahamas and finding out that Cheap Caribbean allowed us to book a resort without telling us that there were hundreds of recent high school graduates staying there, we were moved to the Melia. I am SO glad we made the change! The Melia was so much nicer than our original resort and the all inclusive part was perfect. Upscale yet comfortable. The staff was very warm and helpful. Being able to use the paddleboards without having to pay was awesome! They made sure you were enjoying yourselves. We will absolutely book Melia again!
Close, but no cigar
We were supposed to be able to check in at 3pm, but our room wasn't ready until almost 5pm, and we weren't offered any comps or upgrades. Our room was very nice as far as space, comfort, and amenities. Although our coffee maker did stop working on day 3. The all included bottle water and stocked mini fridge was a nice touch. The reservation process for restaurants was verging on ridiculous. There were 2 or 3 days where we had to eat at the Market Place buffet or EstaVida because we couldn't get a reservation to Aqua, Cilantro, or Nikkei. Your guests shouldn't have to upgrade their package so they can make a reservation more than a day in advance. If we didn't go down to the desk AT 8am, then all 3 restaurants were all booked by 8:15. Food that was supposed to be hot at the Market buffet was rarely hot. Did have some nice "made to order" options though, and the variety at the buffet was nice. Bartenders would often make drinks differently. Also, depending on the bartender, they'd ignore us for quite some time and make drinks for other guests who came up to the bar after us. Bartenders were really a hit or miss. Ryan was great. Wish I could've seen him more throughout the week. Some events on the calendar didn't even take place. Could've used another "show" or two. I think there were only 2 out of 5 nights where there was a show.
Let me start by saying the people of The Bahamas are a very pleasant group. We took several tours, traveled around Nassau and enjoyed visiting with the locals. Our family was always well treated and at no time did we feel uncomfortable or uneasy as tourist. Having said that, the hotel is just OK. We have traveled all inclusive 4 times in Mexico and once in Costa Rica. This place ranks last in terms of food, facilities, etc. I assume that everything has to be imported into the Bahamas and due to expense, rationing is unavoidable. Its also the first all inclusive I've stayed in where you have to be careful ordering off the menu, ordering drinks or using hotel services. They charge extra for all kinds of stuff. If you want towels or toilet paper, be prepared to chase down a maid. If you are looking for the fresh fruits and vegetables you get in Mexico or Costa Rica, they are not available. If you want to book a dinner at one of the restaurants, keep trying back. Air conditioner doesn't work in the restaurant you spent two days trying to book, just eat in the sweltering heat. As a side note, taxis are $45 - $50 for a family of 5 and NO, I'm not sticking my kids on a bus in a foreign country. If your trip has been pleasant, prepare yourself mentally for leaving via the airport. Two hours in lines snaking across the airport and across other lines. Bewildered passengers trying to figure out what line to enter. Unapologetic line cutting by tourist, locals and porters. If you are lucky enough to make it to the counter, a technical glitch in the computer or a mechanical malfunction in the luggage conveyor belt will earn you a "back in line!" by the airline employees. Did we have fun? Of course. How will remember our time at the Melia? Just OK.