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By Chris Boyle


Under an azure Bahamian sky and wrapped in a turquoise sea, Only & Only Ocean Club nestles peacefully on the delicate white-sand beaches of Paradise Island.

Located on the eastern tip of one of the most beautiful islands in the Bahamas, the resort has the feel of a classic Colonial estate, from its pillared portico to the romantic Versaillesinspired gardens. Dune, the acclaimed French-Asian restaurant from chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, is one of a range of chic dining options offering tempting cuisine.


Number of rooms in suite: Four bedrooms, kitchen, dining area and living room

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Number of entrances to suite: One main entrance for guests, staff can enter through kitchen

Number of baths: Four and one half-bath, including two master bathrooms featuring ocean-view windows by jetted bathtubs and an indoor/outdoor shower

Suite style: British Colonial/elegant residential style with architecture by Hill Glazer & Associates, interior design by Bob Barry of Barry Design Associates and artwork by Nancy Caslin of Art NC Design, Inc.

Key selling points: The villa’s two master bedrooms and entertainment room overlook a private infinity pool with views of the ocean beyond. Plasma-screen satellite TVs, two laptops and iPods, full kitchen with dedicated chef, butler, housekeeper and private garden courtyard entrance are other amenities.

Number of suites in hotel: Three villas, 14 suites


  • Square footage: 4,800
  • Nightly rate: $11,700


One&Only Spa: One of the finest, most luxurious spas in the Bahamas and Caribbean, One&Only Spa features eight Balinesestyle private treatment villas with air-conditioned massage pavilions and open-air gardens.

Signature treatments: One&Only Massage (performed by two therapists), Elemis Aroma Spa Ocean Wraps, Elemis Visible Brilliance Facial


Dune: Perched atop a white-sand beach affording dramatic ocean views, Dune offers an innovative blend of French-Asian cuisine designed by acclaimed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.


One&Only Ocean Club Golf Course: Designed by Tom Weiskopf, this 18-hole championship course features breathtaking seaside tee and green settings stretched over 7,100 yards. The Golf Shop and superb Clubhouse make this course a remarkable golfing experience.

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