Overall this is a nice, clean, well kept resort. I would say this was definitely more of the family oriented type resort which was what I wanted for my kids. Since we were here for spring break I didn't want loud obnoxious drunk people stumbling down the hallways at 2 a.m. I think I only heard loud people in the middle of the night once.
The beach and pool were beautiful and lounge chairs were always easy to obtain even late into the morning or early afternoon. Our room was an ocean view on the 6th floor which was absolutely fantastic. The hotel room was very clean. I did not see one bug of any sort anywhere in the hotel during the whole week. The beds were probably the softest beds I've ever slept on in a hotel.
I would have to say the food situation was probably the most disappointing. If you like to eat somewhat healthy or have some fresh food options, to do this was a little more challenging for the most part. The marketplace across the street from the resort boasts many lower priced restaurants. What we found trying several restaurants was that food at the resort and the marketplace were both fairly expensive. They automatically tacked on a 15% gratuity to every food purchase as well which can be expected. Many restaurants have lots of fried foods and lower quality. I would say the "Agave" restaurant and "Cappuccinos" have the best quality food of all the restaurants in the marketplace. If you wanted to keep from eating sausage, eggs, and pancakes for breakfast everyday, check out the butlers grocery store near the international bazaar area. It is about 5 mins by car, 10-15 mins by scooter (if you want to take your life in your own hands). They have plenty more options to keep breakfast and lunch costs down.
When it came to food service, it was on Bahamian time (no hurry). The hotel staff were friendly and accommodating. Scuba diving through the UNEXSO company across the street was very good. They do a nice job. Next time, I would definitely pack plenty of snack stuff and make a trip to the grocery store early on in the week. I think the poor economy has hit the island pretty hard so some services and facilities just folded up. It was definitely a nice resort to relax at as that is what we were there for. Overall, our experience was good and we enjoyed our stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grand Lucayan Bahamas is an elegant resort set on 7.5 tropical acres of sandy coastline and spectacular oceanfront. This 542-room hotel delivers the ambiance of the islands with all of the style and amenities you expect in a resort destination. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Lucayan, Bahamas Hotel Freeport
- Sheraton Grand Bahama Island Our Lucaya Resort
- Radisson Freeport
- Lucaya Sheraton
- Sheraton Our Lucaya
- Sheraton Bahamas
- Grand Lucayan, Bahamas Freeport, Grand Bahama Island