Grand Lucayan Bahamas
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Grand Lucayan Bahamas Freeport Reviews
Relaxation on the White Sand Beaches of the Bahamas Mar 24, 2013
We absolutely loved our stay at the Grand Lucayan. It was the perfect place to relax and enjoy the warmth of the Bahamas in March. In Oregon, it is cold and rainy. This was a great break from the gloom of winter.
When we first saw the resort, we thought it looked like a cruise ship and asked, "Is that our hotel?" It was. The staff was very welcoming and offered us lemonade as we checked it. They had our room ready early, which we really appreciated. We were traveling with a 5 year old and a 1 year old, and our toddler needed a nap badly. They rushed up the crib and he got his nap.
We spent a good part of our time in Freeport on the gorgeous white sand beaches and in the pools of the hotel. There were multiple pools, but my favorite one was the one furthest East. It was a circular pool with lounge chairs on the steps and a view of the coast. Quite beautiful.
As for amenities, other than the pools and ocean, the Wi-Fi was fast and useful. The beds were comfortable. The balcony (we had island side) was great. The window to the balcony was large and inviting. The bathroom was clean, but not amazing.
There are several restaurants (although expensive) on the ground floor of the hotel. They were pretty good. There is also an outdoor shopping area across the way with more restaurants and lots of shopping.
In all, we would love to return to this hotel. It was relaxing and very nice.
Part of the South Florida/Bahamas - March 2013 travel blog
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Great Hotel for Serious Relaxation Oct 26, 2009
The Westin on Grand Bahama Island is great. The island itself is more laid back than Nassau/Paradise Island so the resort became more important. To begin, the bed/linen set is so wonderful, they actually sell the setup online. The spa was a special treat. (My first spa treatment). There are several restaurants/bars on the grounds. The breakfast buffet is somewhat expensive (for breakfast); if you do go to the breakfast buffet, have the Coconut French Toast. It alone probably justifies the price. The staff were wonderful as well. My neighbor & I went for 5 days in January. My only complaint is that it was on the cool side for me so I didn't enjoy the beach or pool (both of which looked inviting). They have a lot of information on their website so check that if you want more specific info.
Next door to the Westin, there is another hotel (with more restaurants & bars & a casino) and a 'shopping village' across the street. In the shopping village, you can rent scooters & cruise around the island. It's a fun way to spend the day.
For those of you in South Florida, it's only about a 50 minute plane ride from Ft. Lauderdale. When leaving, you actually clear customs in Freeport & don't have to deal with it in the US. :)
Jan 23, 2008
First of all, Freeport Bahamas is not a party place. Everything is pretty much done early, it's more of a place to relax. This hotel is awesome. It's a really big resort with the all-inclusive option. I wouldn't suggest selecting all-inclusive because the hotel is near the market place and there are many places nearby where you can eat for cheaper. There is a casino, live entertainment some nights and they have activities by the pool during the day. On the other side of the resort lays The Sheraton hotel and they have a live DJ by the pool. It's all a part of the resort. It's beautiful and everyone there is friendly. Ladies, the guys there get a little too close for my taste.
If you go to Freeport and are there on a Wednesday, make sure u make it to FISH FRY. It takes place off of the resort but vans come to pick up visitors and takes them. It's like a big beach party and they serve fish, mac and cheese etc. Try the Conch Fritters they are really good.
Grand Lucayan Bahamas Overview
Located 89 km east of Miami Florida, 35 minutes via air from Florida and less than 2.5 hours from New York, Grand Bahama Island is one of the largest in the archipelago of 700 Bahamian Islands. The International Bazaar is about a 10-minute walk away and Port Lucaya Market Place is some 5 minutes on foot away. There are also links to the public transport network just outside the property. Grand Bahama International Airport is about 10 km from the establishment.
The hotel has 419 guest rooms and there is 7 km of white sandy beach at guests' disposal. Guests of this beach hotel are welcomed in the lobby with 24-hour reception and check-out services, a hotel safe and a currency exchange. Facilities include air conditioning, a hairdressing salon, auditorium, casino, games room, children's playground, conference facilities, wired and wireless Internet access, room and laundry services, and a car park. Guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to wining and dining with 14 restaurants and 9 bars on the premises.
All rooms feature a working desk, chair with ottoman, 2 telephones with data ports, on-command movies and the signature amenities. Most rooms feature balconies or patios. All are en suite with a shower, bath and a hairdryer. Double or king-size beds are available. Further in-room amenities include satellite/cable TV, a radio, Internet access, a safe, tea and coffee making facilities, a washing machine and an ironing set. The air conditioning is individually regulated.
The hotel offers 2 themed swimming pools with a children's swimming area and poolside snack bar, as well as snorkelling, waterskiing, kayaking, sailing, and professional lessons for scuba diving, golf and tennis. It also offers an exclusive all-ages marine educational programme via UNESCO, four tennis courts, basketball, beach volleyball and daily organised activities. Besides, guests can explore caves and caverns, participate in a dolphin encounter, or do eco-tours, deep-sea fishing, horseback riding, hiking and biking. There are also sun loungers with parasols laid out ready for use on the sun terrace and sun loungers on the beach. Guests can also treat themselves to a massage or spa treatment, or unwind in the sauna, hot tub or steam room. Further water sports available for additional fees include jet skiing, windsurfing, motor boating, banana boating and catamaran boating. Guests can also play minigolf or go bowling (both for a fee). The hotel also organises entertainment programmes for both adults and children.
The hotel serves a continental breakfast buffet each morning. Lunch and dinner are available a la carte and from a set menu. The evening meal is additionally available in buffet form.
The hotel accepts American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and VISA as payment methods.
Grand Lucayan Bahamas Amenities