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Carriearl Boutique Hotel
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

We discovered this little jewel on a recent cruise through the Bahamas. Angie and Marty really make this a special place. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is friendly and relaxing. They have a beautiful beach as well as pool. Can't say enough about the place. We look forward to going back.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Dronzi, Owner at Carriearl Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2013

Thank you Dan, we are so glad that you found us, and hope you enjoyed the rest of your cruise4.

Angie and Marty

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Reviewed June 13, 2013

A great destination in the Berry Islands, Bahamas, for family and friends after journeys from the mainland. Six of us met and stayed two days in Mid-May with clear, breezy warm weather. Proprietors Marty and Angie's amazing hospitality almost outshined the rugged beauty and solace of this island paradise. Their 3-room boutique hotel has a beautiful freshwater, tiled pool overlooking the warm azure blue Atlantic ~50 yards to the East and more than 5 miles of fine, sandy walking/running beach. We also enjoyed the well-stocked poolside bar, the covered patio-deck beyond the dining room(with several comfy hammock chairs!), the clean attractively decorated rooms reflecting a simple tropical ambience, the uninterrupted cell phone and internet service, and a very appealing dining menu. Marty's breakfast omelets, oversized burger platters and salads and seafood and beef entrees were uniformly excellent. Each room had paddle fan, DVD player, its own bathroom, and in the center hall - a jug of fresh cold drinking water every morning. There is a fairly extensive selection of DVD's in the hotel lobby. All in all a wonderful experience in a remote location. Many thanks for a great stay!

By the way, although we did not require it, for larger groups such as weddings, Marty and Angie will arrange for additional rooms at nearby properties.

Room Tip: One room (the 'wedding room' suite) has its own sliding door entrance to the pool.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Carriearl, Owner at Carriearl Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2013

Wow, thanks Bob for such a glowing review. We really appreciate you taking the time to write so much on our lovely Island. We enjoyed having you here, it makes it so much fun for us when we have a group like yours.

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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Just got back from a multi-island tour of the Bahamas by private plane. We spent one night at this wonderful hotel. The owners (Marty & Angie) were superb. Great rooms, great cocktails at the pool overlooking the ocean and Marty is one hell of a chef! One of our party had a birthday and Angie baked chocolate chip cupcakes that were out of this world! The beach was devine and saw no other folks on the several mile long beach all day. You have to go to shell beach a couple of miles away. The hotel has a nice golf cart you can use for free or you can walk it if you like a leasurely stroll. The beach is to die for! At low tide you can walk out on a sand back at least 1/4 mile out and collect shells, see starfish, live conch and a host of other animal life. We've been to many islands in the Bahamas but if you are looking for that special get away place this is it. We may go back in June and have contacted the seaplane company in Ft Lauderdale listed in a previous posting. Even though many of us are pilots none of us have experienced the adventure of seaplane travel.

Room Tip: They have 3 rooms and all are very nice.
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Carriearl, Owner at Carriearl Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2013

Glad you enjoyed staying with us and the cup cakes!!! I am glad we were able to have a Birthday celebration, we always enjoy a party here.

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Reviewed April 3, 2013

We stayed at Carriearl, Great Harbor Cay, Bahamas, in the first week of March. We have been to many islands, but this was the best. Marty and Angie are amazing and the food is spectacular, They attend to every need and are so helpful. Everyone on the island is so friendly. The beach looks like Tahiti, really! baby blue to teal water, small islands offshore. The sand is like fine powder and easy to walk on. There are shells and sand dollars everywhere. We had the beach to ourselves.The Carriearl is amazing. The rooms are spectacular! We had a private lanai in the Rooster room, with floor to ceiling doors that opened for the breeze. There were hibiscus with hummingbirds right on the lanai. The beach is the best anywhere right out the door and a minute over the dune. The water is full of fish like a marine preserve. They had every comfort on this nearly private island and gourment food of incredible variety right at the hotel and a full service bar. Very easy to get to from Florida or Nassau. The flight was amazing you could see the reefs in the water approaching the lsland. We are hoping to go back in May! We miss you Angie, Marty, Chester and Rasta! Next time we are brining half our neighborhood!

Pam and Horst
Casselberry Florida

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

I would like to thank the owners of Carriearl Boutique Hotel for all they did for us while enjoying the accomodations and the wonderful food cooked by Chef Martin, we had a great time there and Great Harbour Cay is Wonderful. We highly recommend it!

Room Tip: They are all beautifully decorated and comfortable matresses and pillows, the linen smells fresh and...
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Marty and Angie have created a little piece of heaven in their boutique hotel on Great Harbor Cay. I arrived as a solo traveler feeling like welcomed and at ease. Marty's cooking is fantastic and they are always ready to pour you another drink. The decor in the rooms is beautiful and they are kept very clean. In the mornings after breakfast, I went for a run or walk on a nearly deserted beach that was picture perfect. All of the people on Great Harbor Cay make you feel at home. I met wonderful people and I am very thankful to Marty and Angie for a fantastic trip!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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Carriearl, Owner at Carriearl Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2013

It was lovely to have your company at Carriearl and we were pleased that you fitted in so well with all our friends who took you under their wing.

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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Home away from home! Marty and Angie have created the perfect boutique hotel on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Bahamas. Tropic Ocean Airways flew us in from Miami on one of their seaplanes and delivered us onto the pristine, powder sugared beach directly in front of the hotel - not a soul to be seen for five miles. Angie and Marty proceeded to top that with their hopitality, superb food and drinks, immaculate guest rooms, all the amenities of a four star hotel, a tour of the Island, along with a boat ride around the Island. All this for a fraction of the price anywhere else in the Bahamas. We've already booked our return in April to stay at our new second home and visit with our new friends. Thank-you Angie and Marty!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Carriearl, Owner at Carriearl Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2013

Marty and I really enjoyed having you all to stay, and it was thrilling to see your wonderful Sea Plane land on the ocean in front of us. What a brilliant and fun way to travel!!!!! We can just picture a bride and groom getting out for a Romantic wedding on our deserted beach. Thank you for your kind comments and we are looking forward to lots more exciting things to come with you all. Angie

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Additional Information about Carriearl Boutique Hotel

Address: Great Harbour Drive | The Berry Islands, B56 L13, Great Harbour Cay
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Location: Caribbean > Bahamas > Out Islands > Berry Islands > Great Harbour Cay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Great Harbour Cay
Price Range: $168 - $203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Carriearl is your antidote to workaday worries, but is only a 20 minute flight from Nassau, and a hour flight from Miami. From the moment you walk in the door you will feel at home. With one of Dronzi's famous Rum Punches in your hand, you will just want to chill round our beautiful freshwater swimming pool and walk our amazing beach, where the only footprints you will see are your own! Owned by 2 'Brits', Angie and Marty, our British Hospitality is reflected in our attention to detail and wonderful International Cuisine. We have a 'Smart, Casual' dress code in the evenings, and we do ask Gentlemen to remove their caps please. ... more   less 
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Carriearl Boutique Hotel Great Harbour Cay, Out Islands, Bahamas

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