One great thing about the Islands of the Bahamas is that there is a "flavor of tea" to match anyone's preferences and needs. That being said, this hotel was not my "cup of tea". I was there for one evening, just for an overnight stay while on business. But please do NOT get me wrong, this hotel is not without its amazing charm!
As much as this was not for me, I met another American couple at dinner who could not be more happy! The price is right, the food is great, there are no frills, its a real get away, etc. They came to dive and explore the wonders under the sea. Apparently, this is the place to stay if that is you! This couple captivated me and as a Marketer by nature (and job classification) I couldn't help but consider who this hotel is good for.
For the no frills, great value, this is a good place. The food was great (except the pineapple upside down desert). The rooms come with 3 beds, so its great for families or college groups who are on a budget...you can share a room and still get your own bed. You also get a refrigerator and microwave oven, which many of the expensive resorts do NOT provide. The bar (alcohol and non-alcohol) items are on the honor system... if you take something out of the refrigerator in the bar area, just put a check or x next to your room number. These "down home" places still exist...at least here.
Once I understood what "Fawlty Towers" was (for my American readers, try searching here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fawlty_Towers or check YouTube ), I then understood the positioning and theme of this Beach Inn. From my understanding...this inn is an example of the experiences on the Family Islands (Outer Islands) without leaving Nassau/New Providence.
This quaint hotel option is worth a consideration if you don't want the resort hustle and if you are coming to dive.... it can't be beat according to the visitors I bothered who were trying to eat. So I want to thank my fellow American visitors who were from Montgomery Alabama! I thank them for sharing their experience with me and I thank you for reading mine.
For great details about the island and its options, check out the website I found ...Bahamas.com and chose the Places to Stay link for accommodation options on any of the 16 major islands. I hope this helps! Don't forget to ask about the People-to-People program where you can be matched with a local ambassador from the Ministry of Tourism. It is free and you get GREAT details that others are paying for on the tours.
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- Also Known As:
- Orange Hill Beach Hotel Nassau
- Orange Hill Beach Nassau
- Orange Hill Beach Inn Bahamas/Nassau