A veritable city of its own, this 15-acre complex is anchored by a 12-story hotel and a maze of condominiums. Hotel rooms range from typical accommodations to suites and kitchenettes, while the condos come fully furnished and feature two or three bedrooms. Bahia Mar also maintains more green space than most area resorts, and does so fairly well, including waterways with footbridges and plenty of palm and flowering trees.
The Gulf is Bahia Mar's backyard, and Laguna Madre Bay is just across the highway, which means easy access to beach activities and great views. An exercise room, two pools, a putting green, tennis and shuffleboard courts occupy active types, while the restaurant, bar and meeting rooms mix fun and function.