Escape to Paradise

A closer look at my visit to the One&Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas.

Escape to Paradise...

I just returned from an absolutely unforgettable five days at the One&Only Ocean Club located right on a delicate white sandy beach and surrounded by turquoise waters on Paradise Island, just forty minutes from the Nassau Airport in the Bahamas. The Ocean Club property has a glamorous, colonial feel and is a perfect mixture of modern and classic, it's no wonder why scenes from Casino Royale were filmed in their Library Lounge. The trip was filled with relaxation, sunshine, and great food! My boyfriend and I even spent our four year anniversary there, scroll down to see what they did!

One&Only Ocean Club Website

One&Only Ocean Club taken by Julia Friedman's DJI Mavic.

Upon arriving, we were given a tour of the property, enjoyed lunch with a view at Dune, were introduced to Kamal, who would be our butler over the next few days, and then made our way to the beach! I stayed in the Crescent Wing and was lucky enough to to wake up to a breathtaking ocean view each morning. Since we were so exhausted from traveling throughout the previous night, we ate a delicious dinner at Dune and then called it a day so we would be extra ready for day two!

Julia Friedman arrives to the One&Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas wearing a Lack of Color Spencer Boater Hat, Forever21 Crochet Cover-Up, and a woven bag by Zara.
Courtyard at the One&Only Ocean Club taken by Julia Friedman

Lunching at Dune... 

Dune at the One&Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas by Julia Friedman.

Dune at the One&Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas by Julia Friedman.

Julia Friedman enjoying lunch with a view at Dune at the One&Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas.

Julia Friedman enjoying lunch with a view at Dune at the One&Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas.

After some much needed sleep, we woke up early to enjoy breakfast at Dune, followed by more time at the beach, and then we explored the beautiful Versailles Gardens!

Julia Friedman floating in the crystal clear ocean water while staying at the One&Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas.
Julia Friedman poses in a Beach Riot bikini at the One&Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas.

The Versaille Gardens are what make the backdrop of the Versailles Pool. The structure at the top has columns that were imported from France and are remnants of monasteries. No two are the same and it really is a site to see from the bottom and from the top!

Julia Friedman enjoys a coconut smoothie at the One&Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas.
View of the Versailles Garden and Versailles Pool at the One&Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas taken by Julia Friedman.
Julia Friedman poses in a Lovers + Friends dress from Revolve Clothing at the Versailles Gardens at the One&Only Ocean Club in Nassau, Bahamas.

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After admiring the garden and its views, we enjoyed amazing 50-minute deep tissue massages in beautiful private villas, followed by a candle-lit dinner at Dune. Their black truffle pizza is out of this world!

The Spa at the One&Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas taken by Julia Friedman.
Julia Friedman wears the Majorelle Therese Dress during her trip to the One&Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas.
Julia Friedman wears the Majorelle Therese Dress paired with Raye Lulu heels from Revolve Clothing during her trip to the One&Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas.
Seaside dinner at Dune at the One&Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas taken by Julia Friedman

The following day we enjoyed breakfast on our balcony which was probably one of the most beautiful breakfasts I have ever eaten!

Julia Friedman enjoys breakfast with a view at the One&Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas.
Julia Friedman enjoys a healthy breakfast with an ocean view at the One&Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas.

We also went into town to try some local Bahamian food called fish fry, which is essentially an entire fish fried, at a restaurant called Twin Brothers. Whenever I go somewhere new, I love to talk to the native people and learn more about their culture and favorite local restaurants.

Julia Friedman in a L'academie top, levis jean shorts, and a Lack of Color Spencer Boater hat iat the One&Only Resort in the Bahamas.
Julia Friedman poses at the One&Only Ocean Club before going into downtown to try some fish fry!

Over the course of the next two days, we hung out on the beach because we just couldn't get enough of the exuberant blue water surrounding the hotel! We then went over to Atlantis for some fun at their AquaVenture Water Park, visited their aquarium, and gambled at their casino.

Julia Friedman's view from One&Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas.

More picture perfect scenes from the Ocean Club...

Scenes from One&Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas taken by Julia Friedman.
The Crescent Wing of the One&Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas taken by Julia Friedman
Julia Friedman wearing the Privacy Please Karen Dress from Revolve Clothing at the One&Only Ocean Club in Bahamas
View from my room at the One&Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas.
Julia Friedman relaxing on a hammock at the One&Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas.

Later that day, I had the unforgettable dinner on the beach which really was just the cherry on top to my amazing vacation.

Julia Friedman poses wearing a Jetset Diaries Monta Vista Maxi Dress paired with a Furla bucket bag at the One&Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas.
A dream dinner at the beach at the One&Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas taken by Julia Friedman.

I may or may not have had to pinch myself over 10 times... This was seriously a dream, the picture does not even do it justice.

A dream dinner at the One&Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas taken by Julia Friedman

A dream dinner at the One&Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas taken by Julia Friedman

Thank you to the One&Only Ocean Club for this truly incredible experience, I am so fortunate to have been able to experience your beautiful Bahamas location to it's fullest extent. You guys outdid yourselves tremendously. Until next time!

Julia Friedman and Adam Isaacs posing at One&Only Ocean Club in Nassau in the Bahamas.