Old Bahama Bay
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Greetings once again, this time from the Bahamas! We've had a wonderful couple of weeks making our way up the East coast of Florida and transiting the Gulf Stream to our current location, West End on Grand Bahama Island. We left the Florida Keys and cruised to North Miami where we spent six days at the Palm Bay Club and Marina, close to great Latin …
Een stukje van St. Patricks day in Ft. Lauderdale, de pelikanen die naast de boot rusten en poetsen in de haven van Grand Bahama en "hoe haal ik een conche uit de schelp". De opdracht van travelpod is om het stukje wat langer te maken, waardoor de video's in het stukje zullen verschijnen. Bij deze een poging.
We spent Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd at Old Bahama Bay Marina and Resort, recently, sadly in the news as the location where John Travolta's son died. It poured with rain early on Tuesday morning and showered for much of the day so we did boat jobs and relaxed, happy that the boat was getting her salt crust washed off! On Wednesday we sat by the …
January 11 At 10:20 p.m., we upped anchor and ran into the first of several problems. NICOU's bow lights were out and couldnt be fixed. Dave quickly replaced them with his portable dinghy lights and off we went. Going through the entrance channel, we were met by a tug with a large ship under tow. Our three boats scattered to the edges of the …
... the time to go by, drank some water. ate some hard candy. Next time I will bring a granola bar. We wait 45 minutes, everyone seem to say that was right. Everyone has a dive watch now. My co diver said he doesn't even know why they teach dive tables anymore. Everyone has a watch,,, well,,, what does that cost? My co diver said when I said I had only made a couple dives he thought I would flutter and have a lot of problem, but he complemented me and said I did great, And I ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Friendly people, nice swimming pool, good marina. Enough alcohol in the drinks.
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If you are traveling a long way to arrive here ... opt to go a little further. We spent a week's stay at this resort, after being lulled into choosing it based on their excellent website. The hype they proffer doesn't even begin to match the actual resort: A disorganized, dirty patch of buildings (still under construction) manned by a disgruntled, careless team of service workers. I have no reason to offend the efforts of the staffand every reason to blame the management ... they have a long way to go before meeting their own hype.I'd wait at least a year before trying this place out for yourself ... they are mid-expansion, and have a lot of loose ends to nail down.Fly the extra hour or so and land further south of Grand Bahamaeverything, from the weather to the service, will be worth the effort.(In fairness ... Old Bahama Bay seems to have begun its life as a Marina, and it is a lovely one. If you're yachting, it is probably a fine place to dock for a time. The restaurant makes a very good dinner ... as long as you get to return to your bat afterward ...)
We were bitterly dissapointed by Old Bahama Bay. We spent 7 nigths there and were counting the hours for at least the last four days. I found myself in the bath one night thinking "Oh thank goodness we get to go home tomorrow!" and then my heart sank when I realised that it was the day AFTER tomorrow that we could leave. The service is lousy- apart from the wonderful French man who seems to single handedly run the food service- everything is made to feel like you are asking too much and are just making their lives more difficult by being a guest in the first place. There is an enormous amount of sea grass along the shore so you have only about 15 feet (at HIGH tide) of that classic clear to the bottom water before the bottom becomes dark and murky looking for several hundered feet. If you are a pool person be aware that though they say it is heated you wouldn't know from the temperature and I didn't see anyone in it the whole time we were there.
We stayed at Old Bahama Bay from 1/24 -1/31. We purchased the five night romantic getaway package and then added an additional two nights.
A beautiful, quiet get away
We have been to Old Bahama Bay four times now, we try to go yearly.
This resort is so beautiful and quiet, as many attractions are not. The resort is growing and the sights are breath-taking. The sand, sun, palm trees, and warm air are so welcoming to those of us who have to deal with the real version of "winter". There are many things to do, but mostly it is a quiet place to go with family and the people you love.
Old Bahama Bay
Spent 8 days in November '03 at Old Bahama Bay and had a fantastic time...we plan to go back. I strongly recommend this resort; a little piece of heaven on earth!
We spent 6 nights at the Old Bahama Bay over Thanksgiving. What you see on the website is what you get. Beautiful room, steps to the beach, wake up in the morning with a view of the turquoise water, beach, palms and hammock. Best place to relax I've ever seen. If you want action, this is not where you should go. Aqua is a wonderful restaurant with superb food and attentive staff. Very good service throughout the resort, very pleasant. Pool is small but beautiful. There is still construction going on, however mostly inside the new buildings. But you may want to ask about the current status. Take advantage of their packages, because restaurants are expensive. Very good email and phone communication, call for reservation, they are very pleasant and helpful.
My wife and I spent a week at the end of October at this truly out of the way almost private resort. Beautiful and secluded. Very nice, well appointed large ocean front rooms with private patios and large double vanity marble/tile bathrooms. Very functional wet bar/microwave/fridge.
Old Bahama Bay
This place is absolutely fantastic. Hopefully it will not become too popular or get too big (they are currently expanding from 24--44 rooms). Setting is beautiful and secluded; beaches are perfect, rooms are great, snorkeling was the best we have had (and we have snorkeled in many locations throughout the Bahamas and Caribbean)., service was solid, food was expensive but very good. Given that this place is a very short and inexpensive flight from the States it is almost too good to be true.
Very Enjoyable Stay
We spent 3 nights here and enjoyed it very much. The resort was pretty empty so it was quiet (almost too quiet!). We had an upstairs suite which was spacious and comfortable and the staff was most friendly and helpful. There was only the one restaurant but the food was better than we expected. I am glad we chose the MAP plan as food was expensive. We were pleasantly surprised that there was no additional charge for use of boats, bicycles, etc. The snorkling was great although the seas were rough so we could only go one day.
Three days was plenty unless you really like just lying around on the beach or at the pool.
Stay at Old Bahama Bay!
We spent 6 days at Old Bahama Bay and loved every minute. What you see on their website is what you get - a beautiful room in a 6-room villa only steps away from the private beach. The staff was friendly, attentive, and caring; they even called us to make sure we got home OK. You have your pick of activities from hammock naps to
myriad watersports. The snorkeling trails are incredible! They arranged a "crawfishing" expedition for us where we helped catch (and bring home) lobster, crab, and conch. The restaurant is good, but expensive (like everything else in the Bahamas) - take advantage of the in-room kitchenette. Freeport is a 40-minute drive; the hotel will rent you a car for $60/day.