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Reviewed November 11, 2013

This resort is on one of the most beautiful beaches with unobstructed views. The resort has a nice pool area, a fitness center and a activities center that can arrange for quite a number of things to do. Kayaks and bicycles are available for guests to enjoy. The spacious rooms are very inviting and the views are really nice too. If you want to relax this is the place to go. Take a good book and enjoy the fantastic views and wander through the lovely garden walks around the resort. Another thing we like about the resort its intimate size. Because of this you end up getting to know some of the other guests and you also get to know the staff on a first name basis. And if you love to eat fresh fish you will never find better fish anywhere. The restaurants do a great job and Chef Jessie is amazing with the many ways she prepares fish. A visit to this resort should be on your bucket list.

Room Tip: All the rooms seem to be similar and have a ocean view. They have two stories so we prefer the second floor so we have some privacy but if you are traveling with friends or family the first floor gives you direct access to the grounds, beach and pool area.
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Resort_Team, Manager at Old Bahama Bay, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2013

We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your vacation at Old Bahama Bay. Sounds like you made the most out of everything that the resort has to offer, particularly the relaxation part, as we do strive to provide tranquil and relaxing getaways. We will pass your compliments onto Jessie as well. . Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back to Old Bahama Bay very soon.

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Reviewed November 10, 2013

I bought a vacation package for this property through LivingSocial. It was a gift to my cousin who just passed the Bar.

We went in late August, which is most people know is a terrible time to go to the Bahamas as it's in the middle of hurricane season. Or you run the risk of this weather being unbearably hot and humid.

We arrived late on Sunday evening and the hotel sent a van to pick us up for a charge. The airport is about a 40 minute drive from the property. Driver was very friendly and informative as we drove through the island in the dark, even though we were able to really see much he was able to point out some landmarks for us. This Island is very impoverished and there's not much to see...we were a little bit nervous actually. But once we entered the property we realized we were in a really lovely place.

You can see from the pictures this is not a traditional hotel with multiple rooms. It is actually several "houses" , each of which contains somewhere between 4 to 8 rooms. We had a junior oceanfront suite. It came with two queen size beds and a wet bar, with microwave and mini fridge. I had some friends stay there and they had a full kitchen in their room, not sure with the difference there is, but I didnt need a full kitchen.

We woke up Monday morning to a beautiful sunny day in the Bahamas. We walked right out of our room onto the beach, then 50 feet from the pool and tiki bar where they serve breakfast and lunch. I am from the south, so I love grits. We were so happy to see them on the menu we ordered them with eggs, so we felt like we were having a southern breakfast! Lunch there was also excellent...they really know how to prepare conch better than any place I've ever had. We had dinner over in the main dining room, with excellent fresh grouper one night, fresh flounder another night. Very good food. Great service.

The weather topped out at 82° and sunny with no humidity that day. We borrowed snorkels from the very friendly activity staff and went snorkeling right off of the beach. All within 50 feet of our room. We were able to get many conch shells, sea biscuits, Sandollar's etc. The pool is very large and well-kept. We spent aggregate of two hours in it.

That is representative of the four days that we spent there. Very low-key, not much of a nightlife, but that's not what we were looking for. We just wanted to relax. We both have very high-pressure jobs.

This location is also very popular among boaters. They would Dock their boats at the large marina by the main dining room and come in for dinner or lunch.

We did note that they were probably only 15 or 20 guests total of the property during our stay. This contributed to the availability of the lounge chairs set up on the beach with umbrellas for us, and maybe the staff attentiveness. We calculated if the resort was completely full there would not be enough lounge chairs for everybody on the beach.

Overall this was a wonderful experience, thanks to the staff and also mother nature for giving us a whole four days of beautiful weather when every other year it's been unbearably hot/humid.

One piece of advice, bring your bug spray and Benadryl anti-itch cream. There are sand fleas everywhere. So make sure you spray your ankles and your legs and your limbs before you leave your room!!!!!!

Room Tip: Ask For oceanfront
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Resort_Team, Manager at Old Bahama Bay, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2013

We appreciate receiving your kind review. It sounds like you had a terrific and relaxing holiday. As you noted, some of our suites have mini kitchens and some have full kitchens – there is no difference in the rates between the two types. Any guest just need request what room type they would like when making reservations, otherwise reservations will just place each guest in best room available. We will pass along your compliments to the staff and we certainly hope you will stay with us again.

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Reviewed October 13, 2013

My husband and I wanted a few days to relax, be pampered and enjoy each other. At Old Bahama Bay, we did this and so much more! The property us beautiful, the people that work there are wonderful (very professional with a personal twist) you feel like you have known them all your life.
The resort has gorgeous beaches, a huge dock for any size boat/yacht and the rooms are suites- it makes you feel like you are royalty! The food was delicious...
We enjoyed our stay so much, we were sad when it was time to leave.. We have stayed at Old Bahama Bay twice and we are planning our third trip.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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JBohmann, Public Relations Manager at Old Bahama Bay, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2013

Wow – thank you so much for leaving your review. This kind of review always gives us a new inspiration to do all of our bests for our guests. We will share this with all of staff as well. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back to Old Bahama Bay very soon.

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

Last time I was at this property was when I was 15 years old via yacht...that was 53 years ago (Was a Jack Tar resort). Although we didn't stay there the place looked delightful and brought back a lot of good memories...I learned to drive there in a Morris Minor Woody. The old hotel is long gone as is the huge salt water swimming pool...but nice secluded place and we'll be there on our next trip back to GBI.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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JBohmann, Public Relations Manager at Old Bahama Bay, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2013

We can’t believe you stayed away so long. It must look so different to you now, but thank you for saying we still look ‘delightful’. We can’t wait for you to come back and actually stay with us!

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Reviewed September 17, 2013

The resort itself is amazing but very secluded. We loved the view and how each room has its own amazing view! We got there on a Tuesday and we basically had the resort to ourselves for a couple of days. There are a ton of free activities at the resort too. The main thing I would suggest si to update and broaden the menu at the restaurant. As a suggestion to future guests I would say bring things for breakfast and lunch because the rooms have full kitchens.

Thanks to Limpy, our driver for the trip. He was amazing and such a treat! He shared a lot abut the resort and island.

Room Tip: The newest building is the last one on the opposite side of the marina. We stayed on the second floor and loved it!
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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JBohmann, Public Relations Manager at Old Bahama Bay, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2013

We are truly delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you so much for posting your generous comments noting that there are many activities enjoy at the resort. While the resort does not operate the on site restaurants, we can tell you that both restaurants do offer daily specials when the resort is a little busier (as you noted, this is our quiet time of year). Will also pass along your compliments to Limpy. We certainly do hope you will stay with us again.

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