I normally do not jump online right after a vacation to do a review of a resort. But, we had a wonderful time at the Grand Lucayan. The pools, beautiful beaches, cleanliness, balcony views of the gorgeous ocean, super friendly staff, quick response to needs, and proximity to the marketplace makes this a great place to stay. Like all hotels, the resort had its quirks. You have to wear a plastic bracelet so security knows you are staying at the resort. With a resort the size of the Grand Lucayan staff need some way of ensuring our safety, so we understood. Also, the rooms are starting to show wear, but they are in the process of remodeling. I appreciated that they didn't start work until around 11 am as they were working on the room next to us. Finally, you cannot take beach towels up to your room. I read this prior to our visit and just packed 2 towels so we did not have to drip across the lobby.
Check in was quick and efficient. We requested a crib at check in and it was in the room before we reached it. Make sure you are above the 5th floor so you get a great view. We did the fish fry one evening and it was worth the money for the buffet. But, beware if you try the fried fish--mine was placed on my plate with teeth and eyes still intact. A little surprising, but what the heck--gave it a try and it was delicious. I just didn't look at the eyes and teeth too much.
Our only complaint was the food--not in the resort so much (prices were high in resort as well), but outside. Like most islands food is high. In reading reviews everyone raved about the After Deck Bar and Grill, so we tried it on day 1. What a disappointment--$40 for two adults and a toddler who had cheeseburgers, chicken strips and a BLT. The food was not worth the $40 bucks. Near the end of our stay we tried Zorba's and wished we'd have tried it sooner. Very reasonably priced--especially for breakfast. We ate for around $14 at breakfast and $40 at dinner. Be ready to pay a 15% service charge where ever you go. We weren't terribly shocked by this as I can imagine people would get stiffed on tips quite often with the amount of alcohol that flows through the marketplace. It was a fun place to people watch.
Overall, a great getaway. The resort exceeded our expectations and if we return to Freeport we will surely make reservations at the Grand Lucayan.
- Also Known As:
- Grand Lucayan, Bahamas Hotel Freeport
- Grand Lucayan, Bahamas Hotel
- Sheraton Grand Bahama Island Our Lucaya Resort
- Sheraton Grand Bahama Island
- Radisson Freeport
- Sheraton Grand Bahama
- Lucaya Sheraton
- Sheraton Our Lucaya
- Sheraton Bahamas
- Sheraton Grand Bahama Is
- Grand Lucayan, Bahamas Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grand Lucayan is an elegant, serene AAA four-diamond resort set on 7.5 tropical acres of sandy coastline and spectacular oceanfront. As part of Grand Lucayan Bahamas Beach & Golf Resort, this 542-room hotel delivers the ambiance of the islands with all of the style and amenities you expect in a Resort destination. ... more less
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