Rich's Raves: Exploring Graycliff

Looking for a daytime activity? Look no further than an afternoon at one of Nassau’s finest and oldest establishments, Graycliff.

In the heart of old Nassau, next door to Government House and only a few minutes from the white sand beaches, Graycliff offers an enticing world tucked away from the casinos and glitter of Nassau. This historic, colonial mansion set in lush tropical gardens is home to Graycliff Hotel and Restaurant, a welcoming oasis of casually elegant tranquillity featuring 20 beautifully appointed guest rooms, two inviting swimming pools, Graycliff Restaurant – the Caribbean’s first 5-star restaurant and much more.

Relax poolside at Graycliff

Relax poolside at Graycliff

Getting There

From Shangri-La, take the Jitney downtown and walk up the hill at Baillou Hill Road or take an old-school Nassau cab to step back into the past. 

Things to Do

Once you get to the entrance, don't pass up the opportunity to purchase some of their cigars (rolled right on the premises) or homemade chocolates. Visit one of their lush swimming pools on the grounds amid the gardens, but don't forget to pack a cover up! There's many restaurants and things to do outside the pool as well.  Also, if you spend more than $25 per person on cocktails and appetizers you can relax in splendor all afternoon. Just bring your own towel!

For those that just can’t relax, Graycliff has renovated the entire street just across from the grounds with boutiques, cafés and even a museum. Make a day of it and visit the National Museum of Art less than 100 yards away. If you're into great wine, Graycliff also gives tours of the 3rd largest wine cellar in the western hemisphere as well as a very unique and delicious dining experience.