Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour

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Overview

All-suite resort with ample water activities at on-site marina
Property is nearly 30 miles away from Freeport's attractions and amenities

Found in the Bahamas' historic West End village on the western tip of Grand Bahama Island, Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour offers a secluded, less tourist-focused hideaway. But recent guests said this quiet isolation comes at a cost: The nearest restaurants and attractions are located in Freeport – a roughly 30-mile trek southeast of the resort. The distance from Freeport's eateries can be especially difficult since Old Bahama Bay houses only one restaurant. However, the resort does offer plenty of activities. Because of its marina location, fishermen can easily cast a line, swimmers can splash around in the 4,000-square-foot infinity pool, and beachcombers can scuba dive, snorkel or lounge on the sands. Plus, equipment like paddleboards, kayaks and bicycles are covered by the property's $20 daily resort fee. After a day in the sun, retire to your suite. Each features luxurious amenities like colonial-style artisan furnishings, a kitchenette, a bathtub and in-unit laundry machines.

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Location
West End
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 73 rooms
Primary View
Ocean
Style
Traditional
Best For
Couples, Families

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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Oyster.com

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The upscale Old Bahama Bay Resort feels like a luxurious tropical compound, set on 225 acres of beachfront grounds next to a full-service marina. Its 73 elegant, spacious suites are set in plantation-style villas, in king, double and two-bedroom layouts (sleeping up to six) – all with terraces, water views, kitchenettes or kitchens, and huge marble bathrooms. Freebies include Wi-Fi, water sports, and tennis.

Fodor's

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Fishing enthusiasts, yachters, divers, and families can relax in relative seclusion at this West End, Guy Harvey Expedition Resort, comprised of beachfront and poolside suites decorated with island charm. Rooms include TVs and Wi-Fi along with full and half-kitchenettes and laundry facilities.

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Condé Nast Traveller

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Old Bahama Bay is a five-star yacht club, villa and condo-hotel complex situated on 228 acres in the former rum-running settlement of West End, the western-most tip of Grand Bahama Island. There are just 49 deluxe suites, all steps from the beach, and all with Frette linens, whirl pool soaking tubs and oversized terraces.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 456 have reviewed the Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 456 reviews 4.5 (based on 456 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour's accommodations are spread throughout 13 cottages and feature traditional decor with island touches. All suites offer balconies or terraces, kitchenettes with full-size refrigerators, in-unit laundry machines, king-sized beds, bathtubs and sleeper sofas. Standard accommodations include pool views, while upgraded suites feature ocean vistas.
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Some Junior Suites have direct beach access
  • Suites with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms

Standard room size550 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The beachfront Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour is located on the western tip of Grand Bahama Island, which sits just 56 miles off the coast of Florida. No restaurants or shops sit within walking distance but can be found about 30 miles away in Freeport.
  • Approximately 25 miles northwest of Grand Bahama International Airport; property is adjacent to West End Airport
  • Boat slips available at marina for a fee
  • Airport transfers can be arranged (charges apply)
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

Old Bahama Bay features one on-site restaurant, Dockside Bar & Grille, which serves Bahamian dishes with American, Asian, French, Italian and Latin American influences for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Additionally, all accommodations offer kitchenettes for guests to use throughout their stay. And for an extra charge, visitors can take advantage of the resort's Cook Your Catch service, which lets travelers bring their catch of the day to the restaurant to be prepared by the chef.
  • Resort's Cook Your Catch service requires fish be brought to chefs by 7 p.m.
  • Poolside tiki bar closed for renovations

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesAsian, Latin American, Italian, French, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

Old Bahama Bay has one pool that overlooks the ocean. The two-tier pool's upper level offers an infinity edge, while the lower half features more space and lounge chairs. There's also a beach area, which offers hammocks, chaise lounges and free nonmotorized water sports equipment like kayaks, paddleboards and snorkeling gear.
  • Deep-sea fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving excursions can be arranged (fees apply)
  • Volleyball, shuffleboard and horseshoes available on or near the beach
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Spa

Though Old Bahama Bay does not have an on-site spa, a spa treatment room is available to enjoy select spa services. Offerings include massages, body polishes and nail services. Guests can also book beachside and in-room spa treatments.
  • Select room packages include in-room couples massage
  • Advance notice required for all spa services

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

Though Old Bahama Bay does not have a kids club, the resort offers a variety of kids facilities, including a playground, a DVD library and gaming consoles. Older children can borrow complimentary water sports equipment like kayaks and paddleboards or play volleyball, basketball or tennis at the property's courts. Additional family-friendly activities, such as hair braiding and crab races, are scheduled on a regular basis.
  • Babysitting services available for an hourly rate
  • Kids menu at on-site eatery
  • Daily $20 resort fee covers kids beach toys, lawn games, bicycles and use of Ping-Pong and billiards tables
  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

Old Bahama Bay's fitness center overlooks the marina and offers free weights and cardio and strength-training equipment. Beach volleyball, basketball and tennis courts are also available on-site. There are no fitness classes, but guests have access to complimentary nonmotorized water sports equipment like kayaks and paddleboards at the beach.
  • Free bike rentals covered by daily resort fee
  • Tennis rackets complimentary to use; tennis balls cost $8 per can
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles (free)
  • Tennis (free)
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats (free)
  • Motor boats (with fee)

Business

Two meeting rooms with space for 50 people are available at Old Bahama Bay. Additionally, the resort's lobby offers computers and printers for guests to use. Shipping and storage services are also available for a fee.
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout property
  • Team-building activities, off-site excursions and on-site catering (fees apply)

Number of meeting rooms2

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

Dogs and cats are welcome at Old Bahama Bay. Though a one pet per room policy is enforced, no size or breed restrictions apply. However, a $200 deposit is required before arrival.
  • Pet deposits are returned if room does not incur any pet-related damage
  • Bahamas' entry requirements apply for all pets
  • Pets also welcome on boats docked in marina
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting

Wedding

The resort's lawns, beach and pool deck are available for wedding and vow renewal ceremonies with up to 60 guests. The property has three wedding packages, including a couples-only elopement package and a custom package that allows couples to pick and choose which services they want. A vow renewal package, which covers an officiant, bridal flowers, limited photography services and a vow renewal certificate, is also available.
  • Classic package includes a wedding cake, live entertainment, bridal flowers and limited photography services
  • Honeymoon & Romance booking package covers airport transfers, a couples massage, daily breakfast and a bottle of sparkling wine

Maximum wedding guest capacity60

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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