Paradise Island Harbour Resort All Inclusive
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Ever one for a bargain, we snapped up a last minute deal to the Bahamas for over less than half price compared to the brochures. There was a catch however, we didn't know what hotel we would be staying in until we got to the Bahamas. We'd never been to the Caribbean before and thought that it was a bargain too good to miss, even without knowing …
... had attacked, back to Sensations Dining Hall for another 3 course meal.
Each dinner was accompanied by photo's taken at the table and mid-meal entertainment by the waitstaff. This evening we were offered to purchase shots of Lemonchello. Ohhh it was difficult to swallow for some, but we got to keep the shot glasses! lol. With dinner over, we signed the younger kids back into kids club and the older kids...well I can't exactly tell you what they did but they met with ...
... br> My two highlights of the week have been skyping to Mom and Han on Sunday and treating myself to dinner at the Captain's Table where I had lovely wine, braised lamb shank and met the engineer and first mate from M/Y Atlantica. It was good to have some company.
Tomorrow we're heading off to Hopetown in Elbow Cay. Can't wait! I need to get into a routine again, early morning training and good eating. I might as well make the most of my unintended detox! ...
... same beach the next day, where Caitlin had her hair braided by a local woman while sitting in the sand.
We were scheduled to leave Nassau at 5:00 pm, but 5:00 pm came and went, and we weren't going anyway. Finally, at a meeting later in the evening we heard the reason for the delay- 27 students were stuck in Fort Lauderdale without their passports and visas. The next morning we left Nassau- but only to ...
... Kelsie, Nikki, Laurel and Jana went bike riding and my parents and Abby and Olivia hung out on the beach.
Dinner was in Enchanted Garden and then we all had our photo taken before heading to the show that night.
Kelsie and Laurel went to see I Am Number Four with Laurel and the rest of us went to bed.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Paradise Island Harbour Resort All Inclusive
After just returning from 4 nights at the Holiday Inn Sunspree on Paradise Island, my boyfriend and I are ready to go back! From the moment we arrived we were presently surprised with the great service and amenities offered from not your typical Holiday Inn. Some of the highlights included the rooms with terraces overlooking the pool and harbor, poolside bar with make-your-own frozen drinks and excellent bar food, and shaded tennis courts with free equipment to play whenever you want. The pool area was nicer and bigger than we expected with plenty of different areas to lounge either by the pool, in the sand, or in a hammock. While the buffett style food wasn't great, there were enough good choices to not get sick of of it...we'd recommend the cinnamon rolls and made-to-order omelets at breakfast! Compared to the other more expensive and not-inclusive choices on Paradise Island, Holiday Inn Sunspree was a steal.
My 2 girlfriends and I went to the Holiday Inn Sunspree for 4 days February 6th. We chose that hotel because the beach looked beautiful and we all love all inclusive vacations. First of all, it's not really on the beach, but more of a polluted harbour where boats pass through. The water is still, looks and feels dirty, and you can't really swim in it. So, it's a nice view to look at, but we really felt cheated out of a beach. Second, although it's all inclusive, you don't get that 'catered' to feeling that you get in all other all inclusive hotels I've been to. There were no activities (except for Karioke), no club, no toys! The restaurant staff was on the surly side, although everyone at the front desk was very nice, especially the manager, Clinton. Housekeeping was also good, they brought us candy bars every night. There was a tour operator in the lobby. You couldn't walk past them without getting harassed to take one! In short, the management tries hard, but this is not a very classy place, the food is lousy, the beach sucks-next time I need a little sunshine it'll be Florida, Cuba or the Dominican. Once was enough in the Bahamas!
I was a bit nervous after reading some of the horrible reveiws of this place online- but I encountered none of the problems described. My friend and I satyed for a long weekend in early May and it was FANTASTIC!!! The motto at the hotel is -we'll do anything to make you happy and they did! The drinks were strong and awesome and the food was not half as scary as the reviews online would have you believe. Breakfast was by far the best and dinners were themed, but there is always Wahoo's grill by the pool with standbys like cheese burgers and steaks, hotdogs and salads. I read that the floors in the room were tiled and dirty. Tiled- true. Dirty? No- rugs are usually dirtier than tile anyway! The staff was more than accommadating- we waited for nothing! The "beach" is actually habor water- kinda gross, but the beautiful Cabbage Beach is only a 10 minute walk. Excellent entertainment- the local limbo guy "Action" even took us out to Senior Frogs after his show at the hotel! All in all we had a great time and would definately stay here again. we paid $725 for 3 nights all inclusive with airfare from Philly. Its not a 5 star luxury hotel, but it was Worth every penny. A great deal.
Best Holiday Inn ever!
We enjoyed the private beach, great location for our children who loved the lagoon and boardwalk. The kids like the paddle boat and kyak. Much Safer than the beach by the Sheraton we checked. A real family place. We liked the limbo fire show and meeting "Action". What a hoot he was. Good job at the bar, self-service daquiris is a smart way to go. The price was right, almost $100 per night less than other nearby hotels. We hope to come back next year and appreciated the upgraded waterfront room from Sabrina at the desk!!
We stayed at the HI Sunspree Thanksgiving Week 2002. What a great value for the all-inclusive package when you have children. My 10 and 4 year old had a wonderful time. The staff is really nice and the pool area is wonderful! They had a small childrens club and every day they had poolside activities. They also had a lounge that was open in the evening with music and entertainment which was a lot of fun. The food was ok, nothing spectacular, but there was always someplace to get a snack and drink, and the poolbar grill had some good lunch choices. The rooms were very nice, but make sure to snag a pool view room with a balcony and if you are very lucky you can get a corner balcony room, which our traveling companions had right next to us (we had adjoining rooms), with a beautiful view. The HI Sunspree is only a short walk to the market place, the Atlantis, the Ferry Dock , the Cloisters and the public access beach. The HI Sunspree had a beach, which was perfect for little children, as it had a barrier wall made of rocks which gave only the gentlest of tiny waves. You could sit a toddler in the water! There was a lovely pier where you could walk out and feed the fish or, if you could snag one of the chaise lounges, you could sit and sunbathe or read a book. They also had a dive shop, which our husbands took advantage of and we used the Tour Desk to book a full day all-inclusive excursion to Blue Lagoon Island which was FANTASTIC! All in all, if you are budget minded with children and you can appreciate the fact that this is Holiday Inn and not the Atlantis, you will have a wonderful time on Paradise Island!
Recently visited with my cousin Geza and had a great time, despite some of the reviews we found on the internet. We loved Junkanoo, dont miss this if you go, wish we could have stayed longer during the Holidays
Nice property, great people
Holiday Inn Sunspree was not the best hotel in the world but it was very nice. Definatly not recommended for someone looking for 5 star quality. the employees were very nice. Very short walk to the Atlantis and marina to catch the ferry to Blue Lagoon Island (swimming with Dolphins).
Go to holiday inn if you are there to experience Bahamian life, not the beach, and use COMMON SENSE.
Fell in love
we stayed there last year and are going back next year for a longer time fell in love with island and people on it so friendly.