We are scuba divers. We don't look for fancy. We want a clean place with room to dry and store our gear - the roominess of the three storey units attracted us to Blue Water - it appeared to be an inexpensive option in the Bahamas where hotel rooms run much higher than the the units at Blue Water.
We chose to stay in an Ocean Front Unit that had spectacular views overlooking the pool area, then ocean from each level - we thoroughly enjoyed the view.
When we arrived our unit was not completely cleaned. The bathroom on the second floor clearly had not been mopped (hair, gross) and a towel that appeared to have a daquiri stain on it was thrown on the bed in the room it was attached to. We immediately called the front desk. They said "sorry" but no offer of cleaning was made nor did it ever take place.
The hot water in the main ensuite shower was non-existant. Thankfully, the unclean bathroom did have a warm shower and was on the same floor. We told management about the issue and they did send someone. Unfortunately, that person didn't fix the problem and when we mentioned it at checkout they had received feedback from the person who fixed it and appeared to be aware that it was not functioning correctly. Not sure if they plan to correct it. As it was just two of us in a unit with three ensuites, we were able to make due.
The front rooms have very noisy windows and when the winds kicked up, we had three nights that were hard to sleep due to the whistling winds. There was a rain storm one evening and water leaked into the unit from the top and middle floors. We were not surprised about the windows, we just didn't bank on how hard it would be to sleep with the wind howling.
As others have reported, the mattress is very soft and added to the poor nights' sleeps.
The bathrooms & kitchen have been updated and are lovely to look at - the kitchen had all the right equipment, but zero starter food (ie. coffee, salt & pepper) that you find in many other places. We bought the 5 gallon jug of water from the office - very worth it.
We purchased groceries at the City Market for breakfast & lunch and chose to eat dinner out.
We had two wonderful meals at The Sand Bar on the property. Dawnie needs a day's notice to make fresh fish dishes and it is worth it: she prepared an amazing Bahamian Grill Grouper for us as well as a delicious pan fried Grouper. The green salad she makes is large, fresh and delicious - we enjoyed eating her food on our balcony a couple of nights. Dawnie is a gem and certainly the highlight of this property.
The pool was always clean, warm and wonderful to sit in . We never had trouble finding a seat around the pool, though we were there in low season to be fair.
The beach is wonderful - no it's not big, but that is the way the beaches are on Cable Beach - even the pricey Sheraton has a limited beach. If you're looking for a Seven Mile Beach, you're on the wrong island. The ocean was as warm as the pool, unfortunately, the winds were from the north so the visibility was nil for snorkelling - that is the danger of travelling in October when the winds are up.
We did a day trip to Atlantis (not our thing), enjoyed dinner at Jimmie Gone Bananas at the Fish Fry, Beach Grill at Sandyport (best restaurant EVER) and Amici at the Sheraton for a delicious Grouper & Lobster.
We dove with Stuart Cove - great service, they pick up at the front gate of the Blue Water & will even store gear there for people diving multiple days.
We took the #10 Bus into town and up to Sandyport - simple and inexpensive, but be aware, the bus drivers expect tips, so it's not really $1.25 .... unless you're comfortable with a scowl.
Overall, if you are looking for an inexpensive way to enjoy Nassau, Blue Water fits the bill - don't expect luxury at non-luxury prices and you will be pleased, not disappointed.
Go for Ocean Front, the view is worth it. Units 7 - 9 are closer access to the pool and bar than mo...
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