We knew this was an older resort and we didn't pay Club Med prices so we were very happy that we got good value for our money. Our unit had granite counter tops and nice tile floors. The beach is awesome, crystal clear water. Pool is nice and clean. Comfortable bed. We found the service to be excellent. Our check-in person was Trenetta. I arrived in the midst of a severe allergic reaction to something and she called several times to check on me. Although this is not a hotel and you do not have daily maid service, our housekeepers, Debra and Tonya, came every day and changed our towels, took out our garbage, etc. Very nice women.
You are supplied with toilet paper, dishwashing liquid, dishwasher detergent, shampoo, soap , and body lotion. They give you a first night pack of coffee, tea, filters, etc. You need to bring or buy EVERYTHING else. You need to plan on eating out, paying for a taxi which is not cheap, about $40 round trip to the supermarket, or using their convenience store if you arrive before the free trip to the grocery store on Mondays. It is pretty well stocked but has no produce at all. Some of the prices are shocking....a bottle of garlic salt was over $7. We payed $8.50 for a 48 oz. can of orange juice, but for $3 you got a carton of eggs, which is not too bad. The supermarket, Soloman's is cheaper, but still more than home. There are 2 women that work in the convenience store, one is very nice. The tall one is not. Not even a hello or thank you. The only rude person we encountered.
We ate at Coconuts Bar. We had hamburgers and blackened chicken sandwiches with french fries. (Both $9.99) The food was good. Service was "island" time but friendly. If you like a drink, buy it at the airport. We had a drink at the bar and the folks that mention the "measuring device" were not kidding. The weakest drink we have ever had. The owners have shot themselves in the feet as the bar is mostly empty. The bartenders were very pleasant. There is nothing they can do, and tipping them won't help as it is not their choice. The cheapest drink on the menu, a screwdriver, was $5.50. It appears to me 1/2 oz of vodka in a small plastic cub of juice. MAYBE an ounce, but no more. The local beer is $5. You can walk to the right on the beach and get a good drink at Gina's. The local rum, Ricardo's is good. FYI, a litre at the airport was $8.70. The same at the liquor store by Soloman's was $14.50.
We were offered marijuana several times by a young man who hawks one of the food stands on the beach. As we are in our 60's, that seems kind of dumb. Just say no, no problem.
Our garbage disposal backed up and was promptly fixed.
If you plan to cook, check carefully when you arrive. I had no coffee maker but TWO MICROWAVES! I had nice quality cookware but no frying pan. They promptly supplied me.
I am a super early riser and I saw security walking around in the wee hours. I felt perfectly safe. Please note there are no elevators.
Internet is fine sometimes and very slow at others. I paid the $70 and found that early evening is the worst time.
All-in-all. We enjoyed this and would return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This fully furnished one and two bedroom condominium resort with full living/dining areas and private beach is set between the shopping and dining centers of Port Lucaya Marketplace, 2 miles away, and Freeport's International Bazaar, 3 miles away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Island Seas Hotel Freeport
- Island Seas Freeport
- Island Seas Resort Freeport Bahamas
- Island Seas Resort Bahamas/Freeport, Grand Bahama Island