Created exclusively for the luxury resort market, One&Only Resorts are conceived as hallmarks of excellence. Set in some of the most beautiful locales in the world, each award-winning resort offers guests a distinctive style and personality borne of its local culture, a genuine hospitality and a lively energy that is unrivalled.
One&Only Ocean Club
Originally a private estate named Shangri-La, the property was bought in 1962 by A&P heir Huntington Hartford II, who built a 52-room hotel, restaurant and 18-hole golf course on the site and renamed it the Ocean Club.
The resort features an elaborate terraced garden modeled after those at the Château de Versailles, built by Ocean Club founder Huntington Hartford. These traditional gardens include elegant statues of Carrera marble as well as an entire 12th-century Augustinian cloister from France, purchased from William Randolph Hearst and reassembled piece-by-piece on site.
One&Only Ocean Club boasts miles of ocean and pristine beach, described as one of the most beautiful in the world. Beach services include afternoon sorbet, Evian misting, food and beverage service and beach attendants.
The Crescent Wing features 40 beachfront rooms (550 sq. ft.), 10 beachfront suites (1100 sq. ft.) that are located among five two-story buildings, each with a private balcony or terrace, and two two-bedroom cottages. The Hartford Wing features 46 rooms (350 sq. ft), and four suites (830 sq. ft.). Opened in June 2004 are two three-bedroom villas (4425 sq. ft.) and one four-bedroom villa (4825 sq. ft).
Dune – Chic beachfront, 90-seat restaurant created by internationally renowned chef and restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten, opened in October 2000. Features British Colonial design by famed French interior designer Christian Liaigre with a display kitchen and outdoor patios overlooking the beach. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 24-hour in-room dining from Dune’s kitchen.
Courtyard Terrace – Experience contemporary Mediterranean cuisine and dine beneath the stars. The historic Courtyard Terrace is considered one of the most elegant settings on Paradise Island, where guests dine around a candle-lit fountain pool. Dinner only, Thursday to Monday.
Pool Terrace Cafe – For guests preferring to linger poolside, the Pool Terrace Café offers a delicious variety of local & international cuisine. As evening falls the Pool Bar provides a casual relaxed atmosphere to enjoy cool tropical drinks, and a fine collection of rums. Lunch only.
Clubhouse – Overlooking the 9th and 18th holes of the Ocean Club Golf Course, with views of the ocean beyond, the Clubhouse is an inviting, casual dining venue. Enjoy an easy breakfast or a light lunch, either indoors or on the scenic patio. A full service bar prepares favourite libations as guests relax after a game or catch up on the latest sports news
Personal service is elevated to an art in the eight private treatment villas at One&Only Spa. Each Balinese-style villa offers an air-conditioned massage pavilion, waterfall shower, and an open air garden with daybed and a jetted bath. Ancient techniques from Asia are blended with natural Bahamian ingredients to provide a host of unique therapies. The Spa Salon offers a complement of services for men and women in two salon suites which together may be reserved for bridal parties. One&Only Spa is a member of Leading Spas.
One&Only Ocean Club has two pools – the Family Pool for young children and the Versailles Pool for adults ages 14 years and older. Both the pools and the white sand beach have concierges who provide complimentary water, periodicals, chilled water misters and sunglass cleaning services, as well as sorbet poolside and fruit at the beach. There are six Har-tru tennis courts, four lit for night play, and an on-site pro for lessons. The resort offers complimentary bicycles for touring the island. Favourite board games, books and newspapers can be found in The Library, and popular movies are available on DVD for in-room viewing. Excursions for deep-sea fishing, snorkeling, SCUBA and duty-free shopping or historic tours of Nassau can be arranged by the concierge.Complimentary wireless Internet access is provided throughout the resort.
The Ocean Club Golf Course features an 18-hole, par 72 championship course created by famed pro golfer and course designer Tom Weiskopf. The course offers seaside green and tee settings, alternating fairways, lakes and a new clubhouse, all boasting expansive views of the azure sea.
The Fitness Centre features the latest state of the-art cardiovascular training equipment, KinesisTM and resistance machines fromTechnogym ®. Men’s and ladies’ changing facilities have steam rooms, showers and lockers. Complimentary one-hour yoga classes are offered daily on the beach deck, and private sessions for physical and spiritual wellbeing are offered for a fee.
The complimentary KidsOnly club is for younger guests ages 4-12 years old. Children under 4 may also attend with the supervision of a parent or guardian. Kids can experience the culinary academy with One&Only chefs and learn tips from golf and tennis professionals. The club features a computer technology area, arts & crafts centre, movie and video game room and library and game room. Outdoor activities include beach games,sporting events and exploration of the marine habitat at nearby Atlantis, Paradise Island.