Ocean Reef Yacht Club & Resort
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... after breakfast (that means around 10:30 or 11 AM :-) we chose our position, put out towels on the loungers, applied suntan lotion, took up position and became lizards. Annie read her Kindle book and I listened to mine and the only interruptions were to get something to drink, turn the loungers towards the sun as it moved (well actually the earth rotated), had a swim, got a late lunch, or just chatted about what an amazing day we were having. This all ended ...
... for a group photo.
Things moved quickly to a cake decorating contest in Centrum. The ones I have seen were a staff competition among the Captain, Hotel Director, and pastry chef. The one today was among guests with 1 staff member helping out. I prefer the other one but this was still fun. Centrum remained busy as the Captain's corner came at 11:15, with perhaps 30 guests asking questions. After a quick snack I returned to ...
... with me. I felt like a little girl all over again. Swimming, jumping waves and listening to the ocean speak its words. We held hands and sheltered each other from the crashing waves. Sat on by the shallow end and meditated or rather just laughed about nothing at all. Just taking in every breath and feeling the waves as it crashes on our backs.
Having enough wet sand in our pants we finally decided to leave. Good timing too because at this rate it started to rain a ...
... radiating from the hull where we were standing. That spot happened to be the ship's main engine rooms on the other side and so the hull metal was extremely hot on those panels. This high heat coupled with the seawater greatly accelerates hull corrosion and so those are the panels that get double or triple the steel plate thickness of the rest of the ship. Hmmm where is the cathodic protection ...
The first batch of spring breakers arrived in the island, and they were treated by a good weather, low 70's, sun out in the open, not so cold beach water and cheap beverage, an afternoon of beach party, booty shaking and another nite of boozing til the note is ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ocean Reef Yacht Club & Resort Freeport
TWO THUMBS UP!
Can you beat condos, i mean really. Kitchen, living room, dinning room.
Walk right to the ocean. Their more like renting a big house. If we go back, this is the only place we would stay.
My wife and I stayed at the ORYC and had a fabulous time. The parties were great and the hosts and hostesses made us feel right at home.
Loved it saw my son propose to his wife.Now a gramppa. This plase is great!!!!! Very good party resort..
Great place but.......
This is a beautiful place, not on the beach, but has two nice pools. The hosts and hostesses were very accomodating and had some planned activities that were actually fun! It's easy to get around with their shuttles to the grocery stores and beach and the local buses that run right by the resort. Be prepared when you stay here to hear your neighbors in the other room, however. Even though we were in the new section we could hear muffled voices, tvs, and babies cries at night in the rooms on either side of us. They should have spent a few more bucks and insulated the rooms!!!
Come Again, Come Again
I have been to the Bahamas on several occasions; several years ago I stayed at the Ocean Reef Resort and a few years ago I purchased a unit there; the people at the resort are very helpful and friendly and they make your vacation what a vacation should be - great - I have made several friends in the BAhamas and look forward to returning every year to our extended family at Ocean Reef; it is definitely heaven on earth and yes - it is better in the Bahamas!
My wife and I have been going to Freeport for 18 years with over 30 trips and obviously love the Island. We used to stay at the hotels on the Island and we now have a vacation ownership at Ocean Reef and absolutely love it. Through the years we have been blessed with many friendships from the cab driver who initially took us around to places of interest and is now a successfull entrepreneur/radio personality on the Island to our best friends and their children. This is the way of the Bahamian people. You are more than a tourist. The sights and sounds of the Island are a wonderful blend of Reggae, Soca and Calypso with a definite Carribbean flavor where you can "Get Down " with the Island or play golf, parasail, scuba diving in the clearest water you can imagine, all kinds of other water sports or my favorite of having a pina colada on a quiet beach. It truely is " Better in the Bahamas ".
Our Vacation @ORYC
We spent a week in Feb at Ocean Reef Yacht Club. We had a fantastic time and would recommend staying there to all. We stayed in a 2 bedroom suite. It was very clean and comfortable. The staff at the resort were very friendly and extremely helpful. The pace of the island took getting used to. Everyone encouraged us to SLOW DOWN. The resort is only a couple of miles from most attractions. Transportation by public bus or taxi turned out to be part of the fun of our time on the island. Overall, we had a wonderful stay at Ocean Reef Yacht Club and Resort. the Daughertys
This place was really nice. Big condo units. All are furnished and have their own individual theme to them. Ours had cool tiger prints on the walls, and cheetah bed conforters. This was one of those resorts you would expect to pay a $1000 a night for. Great Location. Right on the beach. Huge kitchen, living room, balconies. It truly did have the best of everything and i'm pretty hard to please.
Very nice. Condos were very nice and the beach was right there, good location to activities. Five star resort all the way. I'm still trying to figure out the review concerning thin walls. That was not true in my case. I couldn't hear people in the condos beside me. oh well. To recap, awsome, wonderful, i'd stay there again and again. This place had it all and a little extra.
My mother and I stayed here in August 2001 in a one bedroom condo unit. The unit had a number of positives, including a large sitting room with a fold-out sofa bed which was surprisingly comfortable. The kitchen was also a big plus, fully equipped with dishes, silverware, cups and a large refrigerator/freezer. The kitchen also has a full size stove and a microwave oven. The resort operates a free shuttle to the nearby Winn Dixie supermarket a couple of times a week. Prices in the Bahamas are notoriously