Sunrise Beach Clubs and Villas
Travel Blogs from Paradise Island
... in the piano bar for a cocktail before heading to the late night viewing of the adult's only comedy show. Not to bad...the comedian seemed to be channelling Ben Stiller a bit and was on a roll when one of the audience members had said that their occupation was a Functionality Officer - A person who assesses whether something is Functioning! It was quiet funny how he was able to "guess" what that entailed and kept rolling with the punches...it got better when the person ...
... head for deck 5 aft where there are some old fashioned wooden steamer chairs located near to the running track. It's a nice sunny spot and perfect for some reading or listening to music. Runners and walkers pass us by and whilst I admire their commitment. I think it's far too hot and humid for all that exercise nonsense. Chill out and relax why don't you?
The sun moves position and so we head up to the Solarium for a ...
The day dawned bright and clear as we continued steaming toward Puerto Rico. Though a few spent the day struggling to find their sea legs, most participants spent their time enjoying the numerous enrichment sessions and interactive workshops offered by the ship. One participant told me that he enjoyed one of the workshops so much he might take it again! Clearly though, the day’s highlight were the three main lectures, the standout ...
... even worth trying the sleep on the flight because it was only 55mins long, but i slept anyway :P
then we got the bahamas and got a taxi to our hotel, the HILTON. and we managed to check in at 9:30am. obviously not very busy this week, not often can you check in that early in the morning. but we got to our room and explored a bit, and then went for a swim in the pool and then in the ocean! then pretty much just ...
... anatomy and physiology or yogic philosophy)
* 4-6 - Second yoga practice focused on teaching
* 6-6:45 - Dinner
* 8-10:15 - Satsang (more meditating, chanting and another lecture)
What seems like a few hours of free time throughout the day was also cut back due to my karma yoga (service project). I was one of two fantastic roll callers for our group of 48. Pretty much for our 6 main things we had to be at every day, we had to be there ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sunrise Beach Clubs and Villas Paradise Island
This was my second year at being at the Sunrise Beach Club and Villas. Last year we went just after a hurricane and things were a bit amiss (pool was drained, debris around) which was to be expected but this year everything was beautiful and well manicured. The pool was full and delightful and the view from Sunrise can't be beat. We sat on our deck each morning enjoying our cup of coffee, enjoying the quiet beauty of the day- life doesn't get much better than that. In the afternoon we would mosey down to the beach and get a massage to die for from Colyn and Raquel. Their massages are one of the greatest treasures on the island and lucky for us they set up just in front of the villas on the beach. The Sunrise staff was wonderful, so friendly and helpful and they kept our villa exceptionally clean. The location is great, but if you get the urge for the ritz, glamour or gambling the Atlantis is just a short walk up the street. As for me, to be able to return to the quaint, quiet villa was the perfect ending of a perfect day.
The place is under new ownership and they are doing everything right. Our room had new everything down to the silverware and plates. The mattresses were new and the colors all coordinate down to the bedspreads and drapes. The pool furniture was also brand new I was told. Anything we needed could be asked for at the office. The new outside bar was so quaint and I am told food there is coming. It is so nice to go somewhere and not have to fight for a pool chair or walk 2 blocks to get to your room. The poolsare right outside your door. This place is a hidden jewel on Paradise Island. I didn't know someplace existed lke this so close to the rat race known as the Atlantis. Even the pricing is reasonable when looking what you pay for at the Atlantis. Even the one bedroom unit is 2 story with living room and bathroom down and bedroom /bathroom upstairs. a family of four can easily stay inthe one bedroom and the adults can still have the privacy needed at nite for their special vacation time.
I traveled to Paradise Island just recently and had the priveledge of staying at the New Sunrise Beachclub and villas. They are $350/night for the 1 bedroom rental unit. You need to be aware that this place is under major renovations. The units are nice but are musty spelling, phones dont work in almost every unit, the pools for the rental units are segregated from the nicer pool that overlooks the ocean, same with the laundry facilities. The office closes at 5pm which may make any problems that arise like a non-working toilet, baggage problems very difficult to solve if not impossible. There is alot of improvements under way so please be aware before you book a room of what you may be getting into. The Comfort Suites is a better choice for $215/night and all rights to the Atlantis...at least until things are up and running smoothly at Sunrise!
I stayed at the Sunrise Beach Club and Villas during mid May 2004. My boyfriend and I traveled to Paradise Island expecting our accommodations to exceed our expectations. We were disappointed in our stay at Sunrise. During our week long stay we encountered several problems. When we arrived at Sunrise we were allowed an early check in which was nice. Our room was not at all what we expected. On our first day (Saturday) we didn't pay much attention to detail, we were tired from traveling. Our first night we discovered that the king size mattress was mistakenly placed on the box spring sideways! The bed was extremely uncomfortable! We woke up with back aches every morning. On our second day we began to notice that the room was not very clean. Our dishes had spots on them, the tiled floor wasn't clean at all, and worst of all the shower curtain had a lot of mold on it. I was so disgusted that I wouldn't walk barefoot in our room at all, I even wore sandals in the shower every day! There was NO water pressure in the shower either. We decided that we weren't going to let this ruin our vacation so we made do. We decided to go for a swim in one of the property's two pools. The front pool was supposed to have waterfalls however we soon learned that none of the waterfalls worked and that this pool was filthy! It was completely covered with bugs, leaves and sand. We chose not to get in this pool and went to the pool located in the middle of the property. It was a little nicer. The pool looked out over the ocean which was beautiful. This pool didn't seem very clean either. We couldn't locate a net to clean out any of the debris so we cut our swim short. We wanted to wash some of our laundry that evening so we hauled it to the "laundry room." We started a load in the washer and when it was finished we loaded it into the dryer and tried to insert our quarters to start the dryer. The quarters did not fit! Here we are with an entire load of soaking wet laundry and we can't use the dryer. The office was closed so we wandered around to the back of the property to see if anyone could tell us about this dryer. Luckily we found a woman employee, we think she was security/housekeeping, who told us that the dryer up front only uses tokens and that the "private" dryer in the back would accept our quarters. She let us in the "private" laundry room to use the dryer. Thankfully we were able to dry our things. A sign in the laundry room stating that only tokens could be used would have been a nice touch.
These villas are great for the family or couple that wants to be on or near the beach, but doesn't want to spend a lot of money. My wife and our two children, as well as my parents stayed here in August of 2003. We rented two one bedroom villas at $150.00 plus tax for each villa. Villas were fairly clean, but could have used a little more upkeep. Staff was great! Pool area was fantastic and you were a two minute walk to the beach! Atlantis was close, but far enough away to have some privacy, peace, and quiet. Disappointed that beach vendors were insistant about charging 15 dollars for beach chair rentals. Beach and water was very nice, nicer than Jamaica but not quite as nice as Grand Cayman. Would recommend Sunrise Beach Villas to anyone who doesn't need to be waited on hand and foot and who doesn't mind walking a few blocks for beer and groceries to save a lot of money.
Found this gem on Paradise Island for our family vacation in February 2004. The grounds, gardens, our villa and staff were excellent and made us feel very welcome. The beach in front of this location was awesome.
Paradise in Paradise
I have had the pleasure of visiting Sunrise Beach Club and Villas five different times over the years. I have stayed in many different units.
Each one is lovely. Each unit is a paradise all it's own. The units are decorated with elegance and class. They are spotlessly clean and cool.
The villas are secluded, yet a five minute walk will get you into the stores or at the casino. I highly recommend Sunrise Beach Club and Villas to all who want to go.
My family stayed in Villa 111 from Dec 28th thru Jan 2, 2004. We had a wonderful stay at Sunrise. We had a one bedroom villa with 1-1/2 baths and kitchen. Even though there needs to be some upgrading/renovating, the feel of the environment was comfortable & extremely relaxing. The Staff could not have been nicer !!! While our villa didn't face the ocean, it was only a short walk around the corner. Beach was gorgeous !!! There were some local vendors on the beach, but they were never annoying as I've experienced at other places. The Atlantis Hotel & Casino is only a 5 min. walk from the Villa. We traveled by taxi into Nassau to buy groceries (cheaper than on Paradise Island). We took taxi several times into Nassau & discovered on our last 2 days that a ferry ride is cheaper. You can catch ferry at the bottom of the bridge. As we were leaving, we were informed that this property had been sold and there would be improvements made along with name change wiithin the year. While there needs to be some improvements, I do hope they continue to maintain that level of nostalgia & comfort that we experienced. I would most definitely stay there again.
Very lovely villas
Stayed here in June 2000 and had a great time. I'm pretty sure my family and I stayed in the same villa as the other reviewer - love to trade my nyc apartment for it! Sunrise has a nice Spanish meets the Bahamas feel - beautiful flora on the grounds. We found the beach to be very quiet and private and only walking distance to the Sheraton and Atlantis resorts. Ate at the Jungle Bar on our first day, great drinks, mediocre food and extremely slow service (an hour for a burger!). Would suggest eating at the Sheraton or Atlantis instead.
This is an amazing place. Think Rivendell. It's a collection of Mediterranean-inspired buildings clinging to a cliff. Streams meander next to paths, which cross them on small arched bridges. Flowering trees are everywhere; flowers spill off vines along the balconies. Most of the rooms are suites; ours had a waterfall and stream inside. The master bath had a large jacuzzi with a stained-glassed window featuring a parrot in it, as well as a separate dressing room. The living and dining room overlooked our private patio and beyond it, the ocean. We loved swimming in the 2 pools; we couldn't entice our 2-year-old son under the waterfall into the cave, but he loved the bridges and the broad steps into the other pool. We also loved the beautiful courtyard overlooking the low cliff by the ocean. If you could step back into a small Italian hillside village years ago, this is an ideal version of what you'd find. There was a small "jungle hut" bar that we didn't visit. Another feature offered that we didn't use were a full-time cook. The staff was attentive but not intrusive.