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Old Bahama Bay
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Bayshore Road, West End, Grand Bahama Island   |  
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Marathon, Florida
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6 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Our favorite place in the Bahamas!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011

We have been to Old Bahama Bay many times in our boat. We love the people there. They are so helpful. The folks at the fuel dock and slip reservations are usually our first impression, and it is always good. It's a very convenient place to clear customs and move off to other areas of the islands. The grounds are well-kept, and there is always someone working to make it even better. We enjoy the 2-tiered pool and the convenience of the tiki bar near the beach. The beach is beautiful and you can sit and enjoy it, or snorkel, or find a hammock to fall asleep in. We also like the restaurant and bar. The service is great and the wait staff are always pleasant. The exercise room is a great advantage, and kept nice and cool. We can't wait for our next visit!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

Great place to stay if you want a good beach , quiet place with good food and friendly staff.

Snorkeling right of the beach was good.

Blackened Grouper and coconut French Toast were a couple of food highlights.

loved the place , shame i was on business i will be back with my family for a vacation.

Really relaxed

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Palm Beach, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

Just got back from staying at our favorite spot to vacation with the family- Old Bahama Bay Resort and Marina! Beautiful resort, rooms, marina, pool and very friendly and accommodating staff. We go over from Palm Beach by boat, leave boat in the marina and stay in the room. This place is a laid back and tranquil as you are going to find. If you hesitate to visit this place, only you are missing out!!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

We had a wonderful time at the Old Bahama Bay! the hotel is very quiet and secluded and is located on a pristine white sand beach with warm turquoise water and lots of marine life right off shore. The room was large and sytlish. It comfortably fit 4 of us - my husband and I in the king bed and my two teenage sons in the fold out queen size sleeper. There is a kitchenette with full size fridge, huge bathroom, and a full size washer/dryer in the room which was very conveneint for all our wet, sandy clothes. The staff was all Bahamian and really couldn't have been nicer and friendlier. Erika, the waitress at the straw bar was delightful, Norman at the activities desk helpful, Paul Joseph and Sally, , the security gurads friendly and helpful and everyone else was kind and warm. There's a nice pool and the hotel provides kayaks and snorkel equpment at no extra charge. There's decent snorkeling right off the beach and the activity desk will arrange a boat trip for fishing and snorkeling. We went with MK and H. You can reach MK at Mkwj3@yahoo.com and he's great. They took us to a couple of good snorkel spots, a deserted island for a picnic lunch, taught my kids to find conch then fed us fresh conch, and finally took us fisihing where my son, to his delight, caught 6 fish in about 45 minutes. The straw bar is right on the beach and has decent breakfasts and lunches at a reasonable price. There's a fanicer restaurant by the yacht harbor as well for dinner and drinks. . The place is quiet so be prepared. The only nightlife is the bar at the restaurant in the yacht harbor. We ate at restaurants in town a couple of times for variety and they ranged from mediocre to awful. There isn't really anything to do in the town of West End either. From Old Bahama Bay, we did go snorketling at Paradise Cove which is about a 15 minute drive and very nice as well as go on the snorketing/fishing trip described above. At night, we borrowed board games from the activity desk, watched movies, and did flashlight tours of the sealife right off shore. We loved it, but if you are looking for a party scene, its not for you. The place however, is lovely,very well maintained, and the staff is kind and helpful

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

I was surprised with how much nicer the hotel and the staff was when I arrived at the resort. I was a first timer taking my new boat over and was really happy with the marina and security. Once you are there you have everything you need onsite (aka tiki bar, restaurant, gas, customs, ice) and if you need to go into town they have a van that is more than happy to bring you in for any other items you need. We rented a nice 2 bedroom suite on the ocean and bay and was MUCH nicer than we thought. All and all a must do
PS....its chill at night, so bring your own party or probably you will be to tired from all the activities all day to stay up much past 12am anyways!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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129 reviews 129 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011

I've stayed at this property several times, both on a yacht in the marina as well as in the rooms.

It's by far one of the best properties on Grand Bahama island. The rooms are spectacular, new, clean, and each one has a view to die for.

Laying in bed at night, you hear the surf hitting the beach and the feel the great island breezes.

Multiple restaurants on the property, all are great. I like the beach bar/cafe the best.

Water toys for guests to use, bikes you can borrow and ride around the property.

High Speed interent if you need it.

The ONLY downside to this property is that it's 35 minutes from town. So if you want to go shopping, check out the Freeport night life, or eat off the property, then you're going to be taking a cab into town.

It's the PERFECT place to get away for a long weekend...

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Pierce, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2011

We stay at Old Bahama Bay marina on our way in and out of the Bahamas. We have always found the marina services to be very good, the staff are friendly and helpful, the slips are big. Stable shore power. Although we haven't stayed on the rooms, they seem quite nice. Food at the restuarants is good. Their cracked conch is excellent! Although they are isolated from anything else, they have a beach and you can rent water toys. They also have a nice pool and the grounds are lovely.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Old Bahama Bay

Address: Bayshore Road, West End, Grand Bahama Island
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Location: Caribbean > Bahamas > Grand Bahama Island > West End
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in West End
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Old Bahama Bay 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour is the ultimate getaway for tranquility and relaxation. Combining Bahamian charm and barefoot elegance, the resort features 73 spacious beachfront suites, full-service marina, Stuart Cove Dive Operation, fishing and other excursions. Resort amenities include 2 restaurants and bars, paddleboards, kayaks, snorkel equipment and much more. ... more   less 
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