We bought a package on Luxury Link that included airport transfers, but our flight into Grand Bahama Island arrived late. We called the property so that the driver wouldn’t have to wait and to confirm that we were still coming. The driver was waiting when we arrived in a stretch limo, from the early 1990s ( I wish I had taken pictures) complete with VHS VCR, one window that couldn’t be opened, and one that couldn’t be closed. He graciously stopped at a supermarket so we could buy snacks. I highly recommend that you do this because there is NOTHING near the hotel. (Note- there is a kitchenette with a microwave, but there are no pots and cooking utensils provided). We arrived at the property at 5:10 PM and a note on the door stated that the front desk is only available from 9am-5pm. Our keys were left with security and we entered. The room (1035 and 1037) was spacious, clean, and well appointed with a beautiful view of the beach. The hot water in the shower in the master suite never worked, but there was another shower that worked so we didn’t make a fuss.
We went to dinner the first night at the only restaurant on site, Teasers. The food was adequate for dinner and breakfast choices were limited (every time I ordered something I was told that they were out). The staff (esp Mary) was apologetic and very nice, but since this is the only choice that you have, it was frustrating to eat the same thing every day. I highly recommend that you rent a car and explore the island as there are more choices in Freeport and Lucaya. Added to this, we had a daily problem with our key cards, once waiting outside for 30 minutes for security to let us into our room.
We prefer luxury hotels that are not jammed pack with people and this definitely fit, however it is a 45 minute to 1 hour drive to Freeport and Lucaya (some areas without any light) so take that into consideration. When we were town, we constantly heard, “that hotel is still open?”, “why would you stay all the way out there?” The rooms, when we could get in, are the only positives. The food was OK on site and there are a few food options in the area that mostly offer fried fish and conch (most are open for lunch and dinner only). There are few activities to do on site and the gym is adequate (no wipes for the equipment). If we could transport the hotel a little closer to everything else, it would have been perfect, but it is simply too far to be worth a return stay. In response to a previous post, I never felt unsafe on the island.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour is the ultimate getaway for tranquility and relaxation - set on the westernmost tip of Grand Bahama Island. Combining Bahamian charm and barefoot elegance, the resort features 73 spacious beachfront suites, full-service marina, fishing, snorkeling, eco-tours and other excursions. Resort amenities include 2 restaurants and bars, tennis courts, paddleboards, kayaks, snorkel equipment and much more. West End Airport is open for private planes and charters. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Old Bahama Bay Hotel Grand Bahama Island
- Old Bahama Bay Resort