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... which was great since we over shopped and it would have been terrible to throw it out. Wonderful time in the Bahamas now we are packing up to head back to reality. Buddy gave us a ride to the airport and here we sit while I finish this blog. Oh one last comment, Patrick is like a sardine being squeezed into this little airplane. The flight attendant reminded him to duck, he's only 4 to 5 inches too tall for this airplane. I am not sure we may need to pedal to get off the ...
... only 2 other people and
one staff member. The other people present were on their first cruise
and we talked a lot about the differences between the ships, available
itineraries, and the like.
I was disappointed in the Walk for Wishes. I was told it only raised
about $500, I would have liked to see it get 10 times as much. About 20
of us walked 3 laps around deck 12 with most of us stopping at the end ...
... ll never make it back to our car....and yes it's still raining. Don't know how but we finally made it out. With lots of time to spare before our cruise departs too.
So with old school navigation we decided to venture to Lucayan Market downtown. Went a little bargain shopping and was already exhausted at all the over priced items they were trying to sell tourists.
Back on the cruise we had another night of comedy clubs, elegant dinners and club dancing.
I have to do some intervention here, my wife just had a miscarriage about 4 days ago. She is on sick leave and I have to file an emergency vacation leave to take her to Los Angeles with my mom and her sister. At least there will be more support than just coming from me. I was also devastated by the loss. We named the little boy Ezequiel, our little angel. ...
... announces we have to turn back to the terminal as the plane has mechanical problems and everyone will have to deplane. The only thing I could do was laugh but Nik was highly upset! Finally after 4 hours, we get to board the plane and head home!
Approaching the island, I gazed out the window and looked at the familiar surroundings, and I had serious mixed feelings. It was good to be home, of course, and we were anxious to see family and friends, ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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.