I have flashbacks to what happened to the former Jack Tar Village. It was a beautiful place last year when I was there but it is starting to fall into a state of disrepair during a recent visit. The marina bathroom and showers are becoming "typical" (sub par) public bathrooms. The circuit breaker in the men's room was tripped so there were no lights or ventillation. Someone had forced the door off of the breaker panel because this was obviously a common occurrence. I reset the breaker but it tripped a short time later. No ventillation, no air conditioning, no lights, unclean showers ... not what we experienced during the Ginn Sur Mer era.
I noticed a few raised screws and nail heads on the wood planked docks and some of the dock pedestals (electric) were in various states of disrepair too. When I was there 50 weeks ago, nearly every slip was taken. On this visit less than half were occupied.
The staff is friendly and efficient at the marina office.
My belief is without more maintenance this marina will be on par with Davis Harbour (2008 version) or Rosie's Place. Certainly better than Freeport though!
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- 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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- Also Known As:
- Old Bahama Bay Hotel Grand Bahama Island
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