Name: Old Bahama Bay
Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour is located in the historic village of West End, Grand Bahama Island approximately 26 miles west of Freeport and 56 miles due east of Palm Beach, Florida. The resort can be accessed by air via Grand Bahama Island International Airport in Freeport. Private boats can also reach it via the marina directly from the USA at Old Bahama Bay which is an official Port of Entry with on-site customs and immigration. The location makes Old Bahama Bay a lovely place to pop over to for a bit of quiet relaxation.
Old Bahama Bay offers 67 spacious beachfront junior suites, and 6 one and two-bedroom suites. Each of the junior suites come with 120 square-foot ocean-view terraces and is designed with an elegant Bahamian-Colonial décor. Every suite is fully appointed with custom-designed Island Plantation style furnishings and lighting, rich mahogany woods and textured leathers. Spacious and luxurious bathrooms feature Kohler fixtures, either 6 ft soaking tubs or whirlpool tubs, and vanities with granite tops. The interiors are filled with little luxury extra touches, such as fine linens and robes, refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, DVD and CD players, cloth robes, cable television, WiFi, oceanfront terraces and more. There are also two tennis courts built in March 2014 (rackets available), complementary bikes and free WiFi.
Old Bahama Bay has a fresh water oceanfront pool with adjacent bar, beach access with chaise lounges and the region’s – if not the world’s – finest fishing, diving, snorkeling and boating activities. Stuart Cove operates an award-winning scuba operation directly from Old Bahama Bay. Guests can dive with Tiger Sharks and Lemon Sharks in a high-speed dive boat. The waters surrounding Old Bahama Bay abound with exotic live coral, colorful tropical fish and other marine life that comprise a fascinating ecosystem. Parents and children can explore underwater with snorkels directly off the beach of Old Bahama Bay or by boat areas that include the sunken wreck of a Spanish vessel.
Teaser’s Tiki Bar, set right on the ocean’s edge, is the ideal setting for frosty cocktail, breakfast, light snack or delicious alfresco lunch. The Dockside Bar & Grille overlooks the marina, the hotel, the expanse of the Little Bahama Bank and neighboring Indian Cay and serves dinner daily.
Other fun things to do include the Sunset Bahama Mama Cruise where you can sip on a cool Bahama Mama while you cruise the North coastline of the Village of West End. Listening to the island music, Captain Kenneth will narrate tales of the old days that put West End on the map. The Stingray Feeding Eco-Tour is another must do tour. This is a once in a lifetime thrill provides visitors with the opportunity to meet our stingrays up close in their natural environment. A briefing is provided before the tour to Sandy Cay as to the animal’s instinctive nature and their foraging habits.
If you want to relax and to get away, try the boutique hotel Old Bahama Bay.
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