I was looking for a vacation to unwind and do absolutely nothing. This turned out to be the perfect get away. I have to admit after reading the reviews I was expecting the worst. Everyone have their own opinion and expectations which I can respect, this is my opinion.
The beach is to die for, pure white sand that feel like your walking on flour. The beach is a aqua, sky blue picture perfect. The staff there does an excellent job in maintaining the beach. There is a bar on the beach that serve excellent Grouper Fingers.
My living quarters consisted of a 1 bedroom condo, king size bed and bath upstairs, down stairs kitchen, full bathroom eating area and patio with a view of the marina. it was no five star however it had the 3 C's Clean, Comfortable and Cozy. It had a full kitchen with all the amenities
The Spinnaker restaurant had the best Crab cakes, they were so good I had them several times along with some Johnny cake ( its like a biscuit cornbread) I gained about 5 pounds on that alone. Some say the food in the restaurant was expensive, I thought it was reasonable however I'm a New Yorker. A glass a Red Wine $6 all day, you could barely get that during happy hour at most places.
The cleaning staff there was great and attentive, no complaints there.
Let's talk about the natives, they are the most friendliest and most amazing people I have ever met. I arrived Monday night and left my IPad in the taxi, Mr. Marshal Russell #32 brought it back to me the next morning, AMAZING. If you need to get any where he is the most reliable, honest man cell [--]. On Tuesday I decided to inquire on Golf lessons, so I walked down to the Golf Club and had the opportunity to meet Mr. Ron who manages the Golf Club. It just so happen to be lunch time and he just so happen to be cooking. The next thing I know I was having Lunch ( Fried Red Snapper with some Grits) with Mr. Ron and a few others engaged in great conversation. They made me feel like I knew and grew up with them, needless to say I was there everyday for lunch and completely forgot about my Golf Lessons. I have to say there is no restaurant better than Mr. Ron cooking.
In the morning before the beach I went to Mrs. Flo's reastaruant. A small family owned establishment where all the locals gather and seem to discuss politics ( I'm now well versed in the Bahamian politics but I will keep my opinion to my self). Mrs. Flo make the best home made cinnamon buns everyday they just melt in your mouth ( another 5lbs).
Mr. fletch ( not sure about the spelling). The General Manager for the Resort is the most pleasant and kind man. He makes it his businnes to know his guest I was very impressed that he remembered my name. He is a manager that work just as much as his staff I don't think he ever sleeps.
I also had the opportunity to go to the Treasure Sands Club its not on the resort it's a little further down about 5 mins away. This is a new and upcoming restaurant/ club. It has the look and feel of Miami South Beach, however your on the Perfect Treasure Cay Beach the best of both worlds. I highly recommend this, check out their face book page. They are looking to build a hotel there as well, I will be their first guest. Thank you Vincent and Tim for taking the time out to talk to me I wish much success.
The only downside is the supermarket, its extremely expensive, it was cheaper for me to eat out than to buy groceries and cook. A bag of Wise potatoe Chips $6.29, a small loaf of bread $4.99. I'm so glad that I brought my Starbucks Via instant coffee. You will come out cheaper to pay for an extra checked bag and bring your own food than to purchase. I spent $57 and had 2 shopping bags which included a gallon of water.
Overall I had a great experience and felt like I made some friends, before I knew it it was time for me to go.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Less than 200 miles from Florida’s coast, the Bahamian island of Abaco is home to the village of Treasure Cay and our laid-back resort where more than three miles of sleepy white sand beach anchor a genuine Caribbean paced experience; reminiscent of a truly relaxed way of life. Served by multiple daily direct fights, our fun for all ages oasis operates a noted 150-slip marina and classic Dick Wilson golf course.Ocean-front rooms,fully airconditioned, free internet. Vacation at one of the most famous three mile long beaches in the world, according to NATIONAL GEOGRAPHICS. Swimming, boating, golf, tennis, watersports and much relaxation. Complete ocean-view pool- and beach-bar and restaurants. Available rentals: bikes, cars, golf-carts and motor-boats. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Treasure Cay
- Resort Treasure Cay
- Treasure Cay Beach, Marina & Golf Resort Bahamas - Abaco Islands