Okay, so this is not for those who need luxury and cossetting and a swinging night life. However, if you're looking for a really beautiful spot where you can relax at an incredibly reasonalbe price, this would be the place.
Went with pretty much all of my family over New Years and had a fabulous time. The bungalows are ON the beach, with lovely screened porches, comfortable beds, and large, servicable bathrooms. They supply jugs of drinking water since the water for showering etc is brackish, so fairly salty. This may be more of a problem in the summer when there hasn't been much rain, but they supply liquid soap (works better). Would reccomend cream rinse for shampoos, as it makes a huge difference.
There are a total of six bungalows and one main house. The beach is a beautiful, long, private crescent. The water is VERY shallow, especially at low tide, which is wonderful if you have children. For most of the adults it was simple enough to walk out the distance to where we could swim - the only problem was for my 88 year old father, who has bad knees (we took him out to the deep water by kayak.)
There is snorkelling right off the cove and the island has a number of snorkeling and diving areas (including an indredible 600ft natural water hole.) There isn't alot to see on the island, and pretty much nothing to buy (only a problem for my mom!)
The food at Chez Pierre is pretty good, if not really bahamian, and the breakfast and dinner is included in the price of the bungalow. Pierre used to own an Italian restaurant in Montreal so he knows how to cook, and he was very nice about accomodating the various dietary issues in our group.
The overall experience was one of the best I've had in the islands, and I've been to a lot of islands overy many, many years. Chez Pierre isn't perfect, but I had a perfectly and wonderfully relaxing time there. I reccomend it highly.
- Also Known As:
- Chez Pierre Bahamas Hotel Long Island
- Chez Pierre Bahamas Long Island