Flamingo Bay Hotel & Marina
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... as the day (year) before, but this time with an ice cream :-) We then moved to loungers right at the back edge of the deck to get the very last rays as we sailed away and watched the sun set.
Our farewell to the Bahamas was the second of out formal nights with the dress code being "Elegant". Depending on interpretation this turned out to be anything from tuxedos to t-shirts and everything in between. There were lots of elegant outfits to be ...
... no way" was she doing that. We found reservations at an Extended Stay Hotel in spite of being Spring break time in Florida.
While the boat was being repaired, we were joined by our friends, Elise and Dan Green, from Pawley’s Island, South Carolina. They were welcomed aboard carrying more provisions for our venture to the Bahamas. We spent a couple of nights in Ft. Lauderdale after we got the boat back in the ...
... Instead of taking the long path back we decided to take the shortcut. Little did we know that the short cut would have made us walk around the park in circles 3 times... lost much? you betcha. Our first attempt of heading back we were met face to face with a wild raccoon. It stopped, we stopped. It stared, we stared. Marvin said to me "don't move" but as I saw it begin to run towards us, I freaked out and ran back the way I came from. I ran, Marvin ran, Will ran, told Jenn to run ...
... Denny installed the day before are good. Then he hoists the anchor and we are underway. Today we slowly passed by Crab Cay (Key), Spanish Cay, Manjack Cay, Powell Cay and Green Turtle Cay. Most are uninhabited but some have small settlements or a resort.We have to drink a lot of water and juices to stay hydrated. While we are motoring we can charge our hand held VHF, the camera and the laptop. We're looking forward to a few days of rest in Treasure Cay. We'll need to get ...
... At this point it is rather too late in the journey to call it off, so one has to assume the hull builder's have met the sturdiness and seaworthy factors of safety. Seeing all that rusty scabs the size of paper plates hanging loose on the hull was a bit disconcerting at the time though. So far the seas and waves had been minimal coming from the Gulf to the Bahamas. Would our luck hold out?
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Historical Traveler Reviews Flamingo Bay Hotel & Marina Freeport
Wonderful Resort. Negative reviews uncalled for.
I don't understand the negative reviews. Flamingo Bay was Awesome. The pool and beach were out of this world. The rooms were not the Four Seasons, but we didn't pay for the Four Seasons. The rooms were nice and clean. I was very satisfied with the hotel itself and the staff was nice to us.
Flamingo Bay vs The Ritz
This hotel was horrible. You watch everyone getting off at these beautiful hotels and when you get to this one you just want to cry. We checked in walked over to the Ritz ate dinner and walked back. When we went back an hour after checking in we requested to be moved to a different place across the street and they accommodated us. The people were nice the place is a dump. The matress was soft, the microwave rusty, the fridge rusty. The bathroom was clean but the Ritz was nicer. The pool was beautiful the restaurant overlooking the ocean okay.
We stayed at the Flamingo Yacht club in December of 2002 for our first anniversary. This had to be the biggest waste of money ever recorded. The resort was absolutely disgusting. The floors were made of tile, this would be fine if the floor was ever swept and the tiles weren't broken. You had to wear shoes everytime your were not in bed. We had rain two of the days while we were there and the television was broken so we could only watch the Spanish channel, this would be OK if we spoke Spanish but unfortunately we do not. The desk staff was less than helpful because they were never there and could not be contacted of course I am sure it would have been easier to contact the desk staff if the phones had not been shut off, we had to walk across the street and use the payphone to call anyone. The AC was broken and seemed to pump humidity into the already musty room. The bathroom was dirty and had no shower curtain, the light bulbs were burned out so the bathroom was hard to use at night, again the desk staff was not anywhere to be found. The night we decided to leave we were laying in bed at 12:00 a.m. and heard voices outside our room and suddenly the door handle beagn moving and someone tried to get in. I yelled through the door and the two people ran away. We went and stayed at Our Lucaya resort and would do it again. Our Lucaya resort was expensive but well worth the feeling of safety and security.
We booked a room for New Years Eve 2003 through Travelocity in advance, and had a written confirmation. We arrived at hotel and found the office closed. After a short wait, we were told that they had no rooms left. NOTE: Not even a "we're sorry." They made arrangements for us to stay at the Ritz - across the street. The first room was totally unexceptable. There was no lock on door, the knob was loose and it was evident that the room had been broken into (numerious pry marks on door frame and door). The 2nd room was a time share unit, next door to a screaming child, no pillows, and a strong moldy smell. We walked back to the office and requested pillows (no telephones in rooms) from the office - but they never brought us any. When we checked out the following morning, I informed them that the bathroom ceiling had water running down the wall (mirror), and that there was no hot water during our stay. They replied saying that they knew there was no hot water since the day before we arrived. Also, we had paid $85 for the room in advance, and upon arrival were charged additionally.
VERY NICE RESORT!
AWESOME RESORT. ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. This is where I stay from now on.
The pool was literally a waterpark. The rooms were very nice. The location couldn't be better. There was so much to do here. We had a blast. Right on the beach, we couldn't have asked for more.
This is a really cool place. The pool was out of this world. It was HUGE (waterfalls, cave with swim-up bar in the cave, it had a big waterslide, bridges going over the pool, hammocks on an island in the middle of the pool). Somebody hired the right architect. The rooms were great. They were a good size and very clean. Perfect location, I mean perfect...everything was right there.
I LOVED IT!
Definatly a different place now. We were there last year and didn't care for it. We always loved the location and pool, but not the rooms.
Now its a whole new ballgame. Rooms are much larger and look new. And the lobby is completely redone. It looks like they tore it down and started over..its like a completely different resort..we didnt even recognize it when we pulled up. Higly recommended. Apparently they were bought out by a big hotel chain and the new owner put tons of cash into the place(he basically started over from scratch)
This place has really improved!
Wow! This place has really improved. They have apparently put alot of money into renovation. I was here in late July 2003 and the place was a dump. It looks like a completely different hotel now. The rooms are immaculate..the hallways and lobby have a cool aztec jungle theme going on, and the pool is amazing(it always was though). I'm impressed...very nice.
Stayed here in July of 2002. The pictures in the brochures and the write up sound & look good, but it was very deceiving. The rooms are bare floor. The lamp was broken, the air conditioning was noisy, The microwave didn't work, The room was mildew smelling, The toilet was dirty. The staff was so so, There was no restaurant. If you wanted to go eat you had to take the ferry to Lucaya for $5.00 per person and most places were expensive. The tours were like the Griswalds overlooking the Grand Canyon, and you were ready to go. Nothing to do here but spend up a lot of money! There is nothing worth going back to The Grand Bahama Island for. Once you've been, you can say been there done that!
My husband and I just returned a vacation package cruise to Freeport, Grand Bahamas and it was recommended by the agent that we stay at the Flamingo Bay Yacht Club. When we arrived we were in for the shock of our lives. The initial room we were assigned to had the most horrible musty smell, mold and mildew on the walls, sink and the floors were dirty. The room was just a regular room with a small rusty microwave, toaster and coffee pot situated in a little room that obviously used to be a part of the bathroom since the bathroom had to vent but this part did. There was no phone and we had to pay a twenty dollar deposit.