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Carriearl Boutique Hotel

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Great Harbour Drive, B56 L13, Great Harbour Cay
Carriearl Boutique Hotel
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Miami, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We wanted to get away for 5 days and not puddle jump from Nassau to our destination. The new direct flight from Fort Lauderdale (Tropic Ocean Air) allowed us to fly for 50 minutes and be on the beach in 15 !!! Thats a no brainer ! Then we got to meet our Hosts, Marty and Angie, and from that... More 

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Sunriver, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

While CarrieEarl isn't a fishing lodge, it is a comfortable accommodation for bone fishermen who come to Great Harbor Cay because of their extensive flats and fishing guides. Marty and Angie's substantial menu of delicious meals makes their restaurant a favorite for the locals and guests alike. Their smoked salmon and cream cheese, and tomato and goat cheese sandwiches made... More 

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Carriearl, Owner at Carriearl Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

I know what avid and professional Bone Fishermen you both are, so your comments are really appreciated, particularly as you missed 1 day due to bad weather. I am so glad you enjoyed our food, as I know that smoked salmon is not on the menu at home, as only 1 of you likes it!! Yes the garden area by... More 

Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the third visit for my partner Mark and me to Carriearl hotel in Great Harbour Cay. Angie and Marty are always so welcoming and friendly; it's really amazing to see how hard they and their staff work to ensure you have a great stay. Crystal and Ana are lovely staff who make sure your dinner experiences are wonderful.... More 

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Carriearl, Owner at Carriearl Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Marty and I really appreciate your kind comments, and we will pass them on to our staff, who I agree are exceptional. We are very lucky to have them. We always enjoy your company when you stay with us, and it is great that you love our Island so much. Next time I am sure you will find your way... More 

Marblehead, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a great spot. Great Harbour Cay is a special place. If you love gorgeous beaches, zero crowds, zero shopping, two tiny grocery stores with not much, and a place to call your own, then this is the island for you. Carriearl is a quiet little hideaway with lovely rooms, wonderful and helpful service, and a peaceful, pretty location right... More 

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Carriearl, Owner at Carriearl Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review on Carriearl and Great Harbour Cay. As you say, it is not the top spot for shopping but it is a great place to relax and enjoy the sunshine and glorious beaches. Marty and I so enjoyed having you to stay with us and are looking forward to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

It's like visiting long-lost friends that you have just met for the first time! I can't recommend highly enough. This is the ideal Bahamian Family island experience. Be forewarned, family islands are Quiet idyllic places. Allison and Richard

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Carriearl, Owner at Carriearl Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Marty and I always say that 'You come as a guest, and leave as a friend'. We love meeting new people, and it makes our life so much more fun when we have good company to enjoy. We feel very lucky to have the chance to make so many new friends who we would not have met if we did... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My husband and I just returned from an amazing stay at Carriearl. Marty and Angi were wonderful hosts and very accommodating. The food that Marty prepared was delicious and he did not mind tweaking menu items to suit our tastes. The beach was breath taking. Miles and miles of white sandy beaches. My husband and I enjoyed riding bikes each... More 

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Carriearl, Owner at Carriearl Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Marty and I are so glad you enjoyed our Island - it is great fun seeing everything while riding the bikes. There are more hills here than you think!!!!! Great exercise. It is always a pleasure for Marty to create something different in the Kitchen, and he is always surprising even me with the beautiful presentation of his dishes. I... More 

Flemington, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I agree with another reviewer, the owners were very uptight all the time. Felt like we were in a fish bowl being watched what we did all the time. Doors were locked at night so you couldn't walk in the moon light. No bathroom door in our room! So if you got up in the middle of the night, you... More 

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Dronzi, Owner at Carriearl Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Marty and I are sorry that you did not seem to enjoy your stay with us at Carriearl. I am a bit puzzled about some of your remarks as my guest book has your comments 'A wonderful experience, Angie and Marty are Gems'. That was when you stayed with us for your daughter's Wedding which she won from the Bahamas... More 

Sandy Point
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

we were on a work trip and could not have had a better base - a great atmosphere, wonderful food, comfortable lodgings and above all very accommodating staff - especially the owners Angie & Marty! it will be hard to ever stay anywhere else in Great Harbour ..

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Dronzi, Owner at Carriearl Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Marty and I really enjoyed our time with you and learning about your interesting project to protect our marine life, in particular the Manatees we have here. You know you are always welcome here and hopefully we will see you both again in April. Angie More 

Mooresville, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

At the very tippy top of my bucket list, for basically all of my adult life, was the dream of seeing blue water. 20 years and 4 kids later, we were ready to make that happen. At my boss's suggestion, I looked on google earth and found the bluest water I could find, and zoomed in on the Berry Islands... More 

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Dronzi, Owner at Carriearl Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

I am so glad you found us and our beautiful blue ocean. You are quite right, Great Harbour Cay is very special and still a well kept secret and the simple pleasure of walking the beach makes all your troubles disappear. Thank you for sharing your Wedding Anniversary here with us, it was lovely to see you both so happy... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We found the owners of the Carriearl to be really uptight, not fitting with the Bahamian care free atmosphere at all. The servers were very friendly and helpful. While the place is gorgeous and by all appearances looks like a great place to chill and enjoy, the overall vibe once you are actually there is anything but relaxing.

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Carriearl, Owner at Carriearl Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Ooooops! Guess we asked you to remove your Baseball Cap for Dinner! Otherwise thank you for saying our servers, one being the owner, were nice. No we are not a Bahamian Place, we are an International Restraunt and an 18+ Adult Hotel where people come to chill out from their everyday stresses. Because we are British, we do things a... More 

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