Graycliff Hotel, Restaurant, and Cigar Company
As its official name suggests, the 20-room Graycliff is much more than a hotel. In fact, if everything were fitted in, it would be the Graycliff Hotel, Restaurant, Cigar Company, Culinary Academy, Coffee Producer, Chocolatier, and Seller of Signature Timepieces. At its heart, though, this historic landmark is a well-cared-for former mansion whose stories go back to the days when its first owner, a pirate, flew the Skull & Crossbones. And out beyond where the classes and tastings are held, out beyond the critically acclaimed restaurant and wine cellar, are grounds as blissful as any in Nassau. Most of the rooms have an Old World, period-piece decor, but with all the modern conveniences. And while the hotel is right in town, just across from the pink-and-white residence of the Bahamian Governor General, it has arranged complimentary beach access at Blue Lagoon Island
, one of Nassau’s most popular visitor attractions.