4.5
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What We Love

  • The beautiful, secluded half-moon bay
  • Searching for darting fish and colorful coral in a clear-bottomed kayak
  • Floating in the warm infinity pool
  • Starting the day with delicious coconut French toast at Teasers
  • Sunset views from Bonefish Folley’s while nibbling on warm johnnycakes

What To Know

  • An eight percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter check-out
  • A mandatory one-time $35 cleaning fee will be collected at check-out from the hotel. Suites are cleaned prior to arrival, and they can be cleaned daily for an additional fee of $35 per day, with an advanced request
  • This is a set back property with limited nightlife
  • For souvenirs, you’ll need to plan a shopping excursion to Port Lucaya Marketplace

Amenities

  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

The Review

Arriving at Old Bahama Bay, which has 73 rooms and nearly just as many marina slips, is like being welcomed to a private harborside club. The cluster of two-story houses, washed in pale pinks, greens and blues, have a calm, almost preppy vibe — you’d never suspect that the surrounding bay has a history of marauding pirates and Prohibition-era rum runners.

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As well as the arc of white sand beach in front of the property, there’s a double-tiered cascading infinity pool, which is heated seasonally and never too crowded. And for active types, Hobie craft and clear-bottom kayaks lie at the ready; a bit farther away, the bright red activities hut offers bicycles, snorkel equipment and lifejackets.

Old Bahama Bay has two casual restaurants right beside the sea: Teasers Tiki Bar (for cocktails and snacks) and Bonefish Folley’s, which serves simple Bahamian dishes like conch fritters and chowder, followed by rum cake. I loved watching the brilliant sunset out the window as boaters unloaded their daily catch on the adjacent dock.

Although the property draws couples for these simple, romantic moments, it’s well suited for families with young children, too, with a small playground and toys to use on the beach. Above all, it’s the kind of place where all you need is a bathing suit, flip-flops and a laid-back state of mind.

How to Get There

Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour
Bayshore Road
West End, 00000 Bahamas

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 455 Reviews
Love the facility, but the people made the difference!!!
Reviewed 2 months ago

We've traveled extensively in the Bahamas, but this was our first visit to West End. Jackie was a pleasure to deal with while making our reservations and check-in was a breeze. Customs and Immigration is on site and the workers stayed late to clear us so we wouldn't have to waste vacation time in the morning. Food was excellent, rooms were nice, marina clean, etc. Just very well run. The employee most deserving of our praise was RONNIE. Unfortunately, my wife got a large fish hook through her ankle when we were fishing and needed immediate medical attention. The hotel dispatched Ronnie in a brand new hotel van to take us to the hospital in Freeport. Ronnie stayed by our sides throughout the entire day and pulled all of the strings he could to help grease the skids getting her through the hospital bureaucracy as quickly as possible. We can't thank Ronnie or the hotel management enough. We highly recommend this place!

Wonderful Weekend Getaway!
Reviewed 2 months ago

Love Old Bahama Bay. It is a VERY low key, relaxed and beautiful island resort. If you're seeking a romantic weekend or quiet getaway to enjoy the beach and pool and lounge on hammocks then this is the best spot on Grand Bahama Island. If you're seeking a lot of action and activity with built in entertainment then Old Bahama Bay wouldn't be for you. The food at Teasers by the beach/pool is excellent as is the food in the dockside restaurant . VERY friendly and accommodating staff. The rooms are spacious, have incredible views, lovely private balconies, excellent set up. My ONLY complaint is the bathrooms don't come with hairdryers but otherwise Really love and highly recommend.

Super Chill
Reviewed 3 months ago

The visit was amazing. If you are looking to get off the beaten path and disappear for skittle while it’s a great place. You really should have a boat or at least charter one because there isn’t much food except at the bar. They will prepare any caught fish. Anything conch is amazing. There is a small restaurant that is so so. Try Eddies gully wash🤩 The WiFi is sketchy depending on what villa your inn. It’s excellent at the pool though! They have outdoor activities. The ride from the airport is at least 30 minutes to an hour depending on your cab driver. Will definitely do again.

Glamping
Reviewed 3 months ago

We took our private boat from Palm Beach, Florida, to OBB. Nice, friendly staff and pleasant grounds. To best define OBB, think of glamping (glamorous camping).

The rooms are well air conditioned, spotless, and spacious. Balconies are nice and the bathrooms are large. Housekeeping was consistent. No complaints at all.

We ate breakfast in our rooms and lunch on our boat. Dinner was enjoyed on our boat some nights and other nights we brought our fish and lobster to the restaurant. They prepared a family style dinner with our fresh catches and their sides. Very accommodating and quick (30 minutes for a party of 10).

Breakfast was okay — eggs and omelettes. Coffee—we brought our own as well as our own Nespresso machine. The hotel store doesn’t open until after 10am in September and the cappuccino machine is found in the store, not the restaurant. We did drink the hotel water and it was fine.

The beach was beautiful to sit for sunrises. We spent hardly any time on the resort grounds but did enjoy the time we spent there. The price is right for the value.

Checkin is slow-both at customs and front desk—check seasonal times for the gas station if you need to gas up your boat.

Beautiful water by boat and lots of fun places to fish and explore by boat. Hope to visit again soon.

Beach Bar Good Times
Reviewed 4 months ago

We were staying in Freeport. Went up to the West End and stopped by Old Bahama Bay to take a look at the Resort and ended up spending good times at the beach bar with Harold, Erica and the gang. Had such a good time and were so impressed with the Resort now looking to book a vacation next year.