I travel the out islands of the Bahamas by boat quite often and when it come to lodging I don't expect too much, normally I'm happy with semi clean sheets and some dripping brackish water from the shower, but not here at Old Bahama Bay, it's first class. we used to come through West End back in the days when this area was the Jack Tar Hotel and when if went into demise we changed our routing, but I am glad we decided to come check it out this time. When I noticed it was now part of the Guy Harvey Outposts I knew we needed to stop. We planned to just spend a night but extended it to 3 nights after we got here, my wife and kids did not want to leave.
The service was not the typical "Bahamas time" service either, the desk and marina people where soo friendly helpful, the marina crew quickly shagged the bags from the boat to the room, brought ice to the boat without delay and came around each evening to refill the coolers with ice. I have never had such good marina service anywhere.
The atmosphere was tremendous too, there was impromtu dock parties each night and we made several friends just on the dock.
The restaurant was good but the beach grill for breakfast was 5 STAR, open tto and right on the most beautiful beach.
Now if you are looking for stuff to do, you need a boat, I can't say what there is to do since we came by boat but we went out fishing, diving and spearfishing and the surrounding waters are spectacular. The spearfishing for lion fish was a ton of fun too. We hooked up on marlin and dorado each day.
I would say this is an oasis out there that is real, I had to pinch myself to make sure this was not a dream.
I made reservtions with the Guy Harvey Outpost, http://www.guyharveyoutpost.com/destinations/bahamas/west-end-grand-bahama-island.html
and they helped me make sure everything was perfect, and it was, my rooms were perfect!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Old Bahama Bay Hotel Grand Bahama Island
- Old Bahama Bay Resort