Compass Point Beach Resort
Nassau, The Bahamas
Photo courtesy of Compass Point Beach Resort
Compass Point Beach ResortMusic producer turned hotelier Chris Blackwell has made a name for himself converting Caribbean properties (Pink Sands on Harbour Island, GoldenEye in Jamaica) into jetset destinations with studios where his rock-and-roll friends can kick back while recording their next album, but it all began at Compass Point. Bob Marley, the Rolling Stones, and Eric Clapton have all stayed in some of the resort’s 18 rainbow-hued stand-alone huts, which are inspired by the colors of Bahama’s Junkanoo carnival and are simply furnished to encourage engagement with the outdoors; though the interiors are air-conditioned, most have sea-view balconies that are sighted to catch ocean breezes. In keeping with the theme, each comes with a surround-sound system and a library of CDs by artists who have recorded at Compass Point, but you’re just as likely to keep them off, preferring instead to listen to the waves that crash on the hotel’s small beach.
almost 6 years ago
Escape The Crush of Nassau... On Nassau
The island of Nassau in The Bahamas may be best known for it's monstrous resorts like Atlantis, but you actually can escape the worst of it without hopping a plane to the Out Islands. Just head west to Compass Point Beach Resort. Once owned by Chris Blackwell of Bob Marley/Island Records fame. The property was paired with Blackwell’s Compass Point Recording Studio, located directly across the street, to create an exclusive retreat for music industry jet-setters, and the like. Now, an ownership change later, Compass Point still shines as the top choice for uncommon accommodations in Nassau.