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“What a beautiful place with friendly people” 4 of 5 stars
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Carriearl Boutique Hotel
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Great Harbour Drive, B56 L13, Great Harbour Cay   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Tarpon Springs, Florida
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“What a beautiful place with friendly people”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2011

This was our first trip to Great Harbour Cay. I'm on my third passport in ten years so needless to say I've been just about everywhere in the Carribean. We totally fell in love with this island, so much that we are currently looking for vacant land there to build a modest vacation home. The island's natural beauty is unrivaled to anywhere that I've been. The beach was clean and the water was extremely pretty. Now I know why they call it sugar beach, it's just like someone dumped trillions of bags of refined sugar on the beach. We must have walked 30+ miles on the beach over the 5 days we were there without seeing another soul. The people on the island were extremely friendly and we made friends immediately. GHC surely lives up to it's reputation for the friendliest island in the Bahamas. Carriearl was a beautiful hotel located directly on the beach with one of the island's few fresh water swimming pools. We stayed in the separate cottage with was clean and comfortable. The owners and operators of Carriearl were excellent hosts and made every effort to make sure that we had everything that we needed. They even went as far to stock our fridge with some basic food and drinks. Because the island is off the beaten path there are few resturants to choose from but that wasn't a big factor for us. Ther places that we did eat at were very good. "Until Then", a resturant run by a local woman, Lydia, in Bullocks Harbour was nothing to see visually but had the best breakfast and lunch as most greasy spoon places do. Lydia was warm and friendly and by the time we were ready to leave knew exactly what we liked to eat. Asking us if we wanted "the usual". Groceries are fairly minimal on the island so I do suggest bringing a small cooler of meats and the such with you. Because there are no commercial flights to this island it is still mostly unknown to travelers, which in my personal opinion is a great big plus. Searching Expedia and Orbitz will not bring up anything about GHC. If you are as lucky to find this island in your internet searches you'd be foolish to pass it up. Can't wait to come back and possibly become new neighbors.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Great Harbour Drive, B56 L13, Great Harbour Cay
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Location: Caribbean > Bahamas > Out Islands > Berry Islands > Great Harbour Cay
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Great Harbour Cay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Carriearl is your antidote to workaday worries, but is only a 20 minute flight from Nassau, and a hour flight from Miami. From the moment you walk in the door you will feel at home. With one of Dronzi's famous Rum Punches in your hand, you will just want to chill round our beautiful freshwater swimming pool and walk our amazing beach, where the only footprints you will see are your own! Owned by 2 'Brits', Angie and Marty, our British Hospitality is reflected in our attention to detail and wonderful International Cuisine. We have a 'Smart, Casual' dress code in the evenings, and we do ask Gentlemen to remove their caps please. ... more   less 
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