Warwick Paradise Island Day Pass Review
Nassau is one of the most popular cruise destinations. Whether it’s your first visit or you’ve been to Nassau many times, planning your time in port will make your day that much smoother.
On my recent Nassau cruise, I decided to try the adults-only Warwick Paradise Island day pass. This day pass is available for guests aged 16 and over.
I purchased a day pass for Warwick Paradise Island via ResortForADay.com, which sells day passes to hotels and resorts in the Caribbean, Mexico and the United States. A deposit is requested at the time of booking, the balance to be paid on arrival.
Day passes are available at Warwick for $110 per person. Since the hotel is all-inclusive, I found it a reasonable price to pay for pool and beach access, as well as unlimited food and drink.
You will need to take a taxi from the port area to the station. The journey only takes about ten minutes and the taxi fare will depend on the number of people in your group. I paid $12 one way sharing a taxi with a separate group and $15 in my own taxi return.
When I arrived at the hotel, I paid the remaining balance and presented my ID card and my vaccination card. The check-in process was quick and I was soon outside exploring the hotel.
The day pass is available from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and includes access to all outdoor and lobby amenities at Warwick, including:
- Access to the beach lagoon
- Pool access
- Outdoor activities including volleyball, basketball, tennis, and cornhole
- Bikes for use around Paradise Island
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from the Hog Bar
- Lunch at Verandah Buffet or Chickcharnie Pizzeria
- Towel service and deckchairs at the pool or on the beach
- Use of fitness facilities
- Wi-Fi service throughout the day
Beach & Pool
The Warwick is not beachfront, but rather located in Nassau Harbor. This means that although there is a small beach, there is no access to the open ocean and views are obstructed.
The beach itself has clear water, however, and is very calm, allowing for a relaxing swim. There is also a bridge in the water acting as a barrier for the beach and a walking path for guests.
The beach has sun beds and umbrellas as well as hammocks and a volleyball net.
The pool is where the Warwick really shines. The swimming pool extends over a large area and offers a beautiful view of the harbor and the beach. There’s plenty of lounger space throughout the property, both right by the pool and further afield. A small hot tub is also available.
Additional areas and activities
If you’re tired of lying on the beach or by the pool, there are other things to do at Warwick.
In the lobby you will find a pool table, table football, table tennis and a few arcade games. There is also a small library stand where you can check out a book for the day.
Outside, a tennis court is available for those who wish to exercise. You are also free to use the property’s bicycles to cycle anywhere on Paradise Island. Be aware though that Bahamians drive on the left side of the road!
Near the swimming pool you will find a spacious terrace with a view of the harbor and a gazebo which offers plenty of shade.
food and drinks
The Warwick is all-inclusive, so you don’t have to worry about a price limit on food and drink while you’re at the resort.
Two dining options are available at The Warwick for day pass guests: Verandah Buffet and Chickcharnie Pizzeria. Depending on hotel occupancy, however, the buffet may or may not be open. When I visited the Warwick, lunch was only available at the Chickcharnie pizzeria.
Chickcharnie’s is located right by the pool and offers a casual dining experience. The menu has a variety of options, including pizzas, burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, quesadillas, and salads.
First I ordered the conch fritters and a quinoa salad. The food was ready in about ten minutes and I thought both dishes were well prepared. I liked having the chance to try the more traditional Caribbean dish of conch fritters, but I also appreciated having healthy options on the menu too.
Portions were quite small, but since the resort is all-inclusive, you can order as much as you want. I also prefer to have small portions so there is less food waste. Another thing I liked was that there were options labeled gluten free, vegan and vegetarian on the menu.
Later that day I ordered a personal size cheese pizza. Although not the most gourmet pizza in the world, it was what I expected for poolside food.
My dining experience at Warwick was good overall, although I would have liked the opportunity to try the Verandah buffet. The buffet looked nicer than the super casual Chickcharnie by the pool. However, I was visiting the Warwick on a cool day in mid January. During a busier time of year, both restaurants would likely be open for lunch.
Drinks are available at the Hog Bar by the pool. My bartenders were extremely friendly and the piña colada I had was both colorful and refreshing! There was also a DJ near the bar. The resort offers a cocktail menu, but you are also free to order from the menu.
I think a day pass can be a good option for passengers who don’t have a deluxe drink package on board and are looking to take advantage of an all-inclusive package for the day. Many day pass options at other resorts aren’t all-inclusive and instead give you monetary credit for food and drink. At these resorts, food and drink prices are often high, so the credit doesn’t go very far. At Warwick, you can enjoy as many cocktails and dishes as you want without spending any extra money!
Before choosing the Warwick, make sure you understand the location’s offerings and decide if it will work for you. The Warwick is not the best option if you are looking for a day at the beach, as the beach is in the harbor and is also quite small. However, the Warwick’s pool has more than enough space to enjoy the day. I would say the location to the beach is the most important thing to consider before choosing the Warwick over any other hotel.
Although the day pass to Warwick Paradise Island is not the cheapest day pass option in Nassau, I liked its all-inclusive aspect. Would I do it again? I think so, but like any day pass, I would check the weather before booking it. Since everything included in the day pass is outdoors, it’s probably not the best option for a cold, rainy or windy day.
All in all, if you’re looking for a relaxing day by the pool in Nassau over a day at the beach and want an all-inclusive option, the Warwick can be a great choice.
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