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Grand Lucayan Resort

Bahamas - Grand Bahama Island

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4 Nights with Air from $529 Meals not included
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Forget the real world and enjoy some R&R, Bahamian style, at the Grand Lucayan. This 372-acre resort, located on Freepor ... More

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"The overall experience was great. Cleanliness and overall atmosphere was acceptable. I would prefer all inclusive though so I would not have to figure out where to go for meals." – Cumpee3
220 out of 247 (89%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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"The overall experience was great. Cleanliness and overall atmosphere was acceptable. I would prefer all inclusive though so I would not have to figure out where to go for meals." – Cumpee3
220 out of 247 (89%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
the caves Ligththouse on the property!! Ocean view from room the building we stayed in Wish there was more of this, or similar another pool from hotel balcony Hotel snorkeling Infinity pool and beach beachview from topfloor room main building with cigar bar and cocktail lounge 2nd floor ovine view View from Grand Lucayan Room at the grand lucayan Sunsets there are PRICELESS!! our room endless pool looking over the ocean. Room with a view para-sailing Marketplace Family Pic with Coral the dolphin
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August 8, 2016
Beautiful resort

The Grand Lucayan is well run and kept clean. Ocean front rooms have great views, especially as that we were on the 7th floor. Lower floors only see palm trees. Our favorite restaurant on site was China Beach.


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From: Baltimore, MD
Age: 55-64
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

June 12, 2016
AWESOME RESORT!

The Grand Lucayan Resort was AWESOME!!! Beautiful beaches, amazing water, great pools, fantastic workout room, and our hotel room was clean and spacious. We had a wonderful stay! I highly recommend this resort!! IT IS 5 STAR IN QUALITY AND COMFORT AND FUN AND BEAUTY!!!!


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From: ohio
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

June 2, 2016
Nice going back

Prior to the hurricane 12 years ago, we were frequent visitors (3-4 times a month) bringing large aircraft groups to Freeport. This Island has always held a special place in my heart as the people are so amazing. Decided to go back and I admit it was very sad to see that the Island has not recovered in all these years and is just not the same... BUT, it was time to make new memories and we did :-) Everyone was just as warm and welcoming as ever... the Caribbean and beaches were just as beautiful as they were... my peas & rice were delicious....so some things don't change... was was sad was that the rooms were not in good condition... if something was broken, that's how it was... cleaniness of the rooms was suspect and everything just looked old and used... we had to go thru 4 rooms to find one which had a room safe that locked/worked... there were no towels/face cloths in my room.. and we had asked for a king oceanfront and got a queen.. I decided to stay in the room as I had already unpacked and I must admit that my view was excellent..My daugher's room was changed 3 times so we could fnd a workable safe. I will say that everyone at the front desk, housekeeping etc were awesome in getting us situated but after a long trip, was just now what we wanted to go thru but again, the staff was wonderful ! The buffet at lunch and dinner was totally awesome. The beach and pools were super nice and again, the staff were great. Would I go back.. definitely yes.. but with lower expectations, but understanding that these people are doing the best with what they have ! The Lucayan market is just as nice as always and you will find several good restaurants there and the pina coladas in the coconuts are awesome as ever ! I love Freeport and I love the folks there ! They are inventive and creative... wonderful, friendly people who love their Island home. I hope everyone will pay a visit or return as I did !


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From: Jacksonville, FL
Age: Over 65
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

May 23, 2016
Not much excitement

We were upgraded to ocean view at check in (no charge), which was the best part of the stay. It was only the second floor, so we could only see the ocean thru the palm trees, but it was still a very valuable upgrade! Marina view would not have been a fraction of the view, since it's basically the marina on the other side of the marketplace. The resort grounds are quite nice, well kept, and comfortable. The beach is exceptional. Clean, not crowded, and the water is wonderful! The pool area was nice, but the water didn't feel very clean (lots of "floaters" on the surface). The concrete around the pool is very hot, wear shoes always!! The hotel staff was hit or miss. Some were very friendly (mostly the men) and many were rude/not friendly. Like you were inconveniencing them at all times. Housekeeping was very attentive, in fact they do random "room checks" several times a day, so lock your door unless you want them just walking in. We had to request linens and toilet paper, as they didn't stock well some days. The power went out several times while we were there. Got quite sticky with no a/c, that's for sure. There are no easy access stairs, FYI. Even if you preferred to use them over the elevator. We were directed to the stairs during one power outage and they were not lit at all and dumped us out in the back of the hotel. Flavored coffee at the hotel cafe is small (considered large) and will cost you $6. The breakfast buffet is really good, many options. The Junkanoo "band" was one of my favorite things, but we only saw them entertain twice. We would have liked a lot more musical events. The daily "activities" are along the lines of bean bag toss and bead bracelet making. The heat/humidity was high most of the time, so it drove us inside a lot (no fault to the resort of course) so it would have been nice if there were more indoor options (probably how they drive you to the casino, which we did a lot of). Overall it was a good place to sit back, relax, and eat a lot. But not the place to be if you want to be entertained. Not once did I hear a steel drum, which is what I really wanted to hear. (we read a lot about being careful leaving the resort area, so we never went further than the marketplace...so maybe there is entertainment elsewhere, but not at Grand Lucayan)

2nd floor ovine view Wish there was more of this, or similar
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From: NH
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

Grand Lucayan's 542 air-conditioned guestrooms feature superior bedding and bath amenities, tub/shower combo, working desk, chair with ottoman, phones with data port, balcony/patio coffee maker, hair dryer, Internet access and in-room safes.

Room Details

Island View
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Marina View
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Ocean View
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What's to Love

Location, location, location! That beach out the back of the resort stretches forever - breezy beach walks are gonna rule.

Drink up all the water you want because it's safe to guzzle down. The Bahamas has an insanely awesome filtration process - it soaks through trees, then through a layer of limestone to create refreshing and safe water - and lots of it.

Gelato at Plantation Cafe - really, no explaining needed.

Spiffy up at the spa where you can get your nails done and your hair coiffed - perfect for a night out on the town or if you just want to rock your vacation photos.

Keep up with your buff self at the on-site gym complete with free weights, cardio machines, yoga, spin and a steam and sauna room.

You can play a round of golf at one of the "Top 100" golf courses - talk about bragging rights!

If tennis is more your thing, there are lots of lessons you can sign up for to sharpen your skills.

 

What We'd Change

Although all rooms have a balcony or a patio, we definitely recommend upgrading to an ocean view room. Waking up to early morning, Caribbean-blue waves lapping white sands is so worth it!

 

Why You Should Go

A short 20 minutes from the airport and the even better part - Port Lucayan Marketplace is across the street.

You'll find local restaurants, bars, lots of shops - even a pretzel shop (yes, please!) If you're looking for a little nightlife, then this is also the place to be.

Agave Lucaya - the popular local favorite Tex-Mex restaurant is located at the Marketplace and serves up $2 margaritas every Tuesday.

Theme nights throughout the week keep it groovin' - Fish Fry on Wednesday, Outdoor Movies on Thursday, Beach Olympics on Monday, Ladies Night on Friday (holla!)

Explore in and around Bahamas - you can rent a bike or take in a tour or two - lots of colorful history here and sea life you'll want to meet - check out Gold Rock Point to see exquisite corals, brightly hued fish and underwater caves.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Car Rental Available
  • Beach
  • Volleyball
  • Business Center ($)
  • Casino ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Concierge Services
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Golf Course ($)
  • Kayaks
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Fishing
  • Aerobics
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Basketball
  • Cigar Shop
  • Non-Smoking Rooms (on request)
  • 8 Restaurants
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Elevators
  • Spa ($)
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Handicap Room Available
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning Services ($)
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Meal Plan Available ($)
  • Swimming Pool
  • Roll-Away Bed (on request) ($)
  • In-Room Safe ($)
  • Swim-Up Bar
  • Tennis Court(s) ($)
  • Babysitting Services ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Beach
  • Coral Reef
  • Dining
  • Fishing
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Nature Park(s)
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shopping

Map of Local Area

Grand Bahama Island provides its visitors with miles of white sand and aqua water on its beautiful beaches, great shopping and dining, exciting live entertainment and night life as well as all watersports one can imagine.

Grand Lucayan Resort

1 Sea Horse Ln

+242 373 1333

Hotel Description

Grand Lucayan Resort: Paradise Found Bahamian Style

Leave the real world in the dust (like, don't look back for a second) and prepare for all kinds of R & R - in true Bahamian style, no less - rum punches throughout the day, steel drums playing at night, palm trees a-swaying - you see how it'll be. Grand Lucayan will no doubt be your escape (one more meeting that could have been handled with email will all but be forgotten). So get going and start basking in all that warm sunshine.

This hotel is NOT all-inclusive. Food and drink must be purchased separately.
Unless otherwise specified, all services are available for an additional charge.



DINING

Satisfy your palette with tasty flavors where you'll find a little bit of everything - steak cooked just how you like, Bahamian cuisine you've always wanted to try, a variety of sandwiches, pastries, cupcakes, gelato - seriously, it's covered. And you can wake up with your favorite cup from Starbucks.

Churchill's
Type: Steakhouse
Hours: Thurs-Mon 7pm-11pm
Description: This recently reopened chophouse delivers live entertainment and a four-course dinner, featuring Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, homemade pastas, and succulent steaks.
Dress code: Resort casual

Willy Broadleaf
Type: International
Hours:
Breakfast - daily, 7am-10:30am; Champagne Brunch - Sun,noon-4pm; Bahamian Night Buffet - Fri, 6pm-10pm
Description: Both food and decor take inspiration from India, Mexico, Africa, the Bahamas and the US. Features a Friday night Bahamian buffet and a Sunday champagne brunch.
Dress code: Resort casual

China Beach
Type: Pacific Rim
Hours: Tues-Thurs, and Sat, 6pm-10pm
Description: Offering a culinary tour of the Pacific Rim, this appetizing menu is inspired by the exotic flavors of Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, Indonesia and Malaysia. Reservations are suggested.
Dress code: Resort casual

China Grill
Type: Grill
Hours: Sun-Tues, Thurs and Sat - Lunch - daily, 11am-5pm; Dinner - daily, 5:30pm-10pm.
Description: Enjoy a meal or snack to eat or to go. Enjoy wide selection, from Asian chicken salad to a traditional hamburger or chicken tenders.
Dress code: Resort casual

Plantation Cafe
Type:
Light Fare
Hours:
Daily, 6am-10pm
Description:
This cafe serves a wide selection of fresh-made pastries, sandwiches and delicious ice cream in a relaxed atmosphere.

Irie's Restaurant
Type: Bahamian/West Indies
Hours: Mon-Sat - daily, 11am-6pm
Description: Elegant dining with traditional Caribbean flavors with Bahamian influence. Seating available only in bar area.

Children ages 0-5 eat free at the resort's restaurants.

All hours subject to change without notice.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Bartenders mixin' up your favorite rum-inspired, fruity concoction - you know the one with the cute umbrella twirling around in your cup. You'll also find wines, ports and cigars to suit your fancy. And, see if you can get your trip paid off by winning back your money at the 35,000 sq ft casino.

Grand Bar
Enjoy a cocktail before dinner in this handsome wood-paneled bar. Open Thurs-Mon, 6pm-11pm.

Hammerhead's Bar
Ice cold beverages and snacks served right at the pool. Daily, 11am-6pm (Thurs-Fri, 11am-8:30pm for Movie Nights)

Havana Cay Lounge & Cigar Bar
Wines, ports and cigars. Daily, 5pm-midnight.

Treasure Bay Casino at Grand Lucayan
Features 35,000 sq ft of playing space, including slot machines, baccarat tables, Black Jack, Caribbean stud poker and roulette. Club Cove, inside the Casino, features jazz, Friday, 9pm-12am.



BEACHES AND POOLS

The mile-long beach melts your true beach lover heart - the sand so soft and the water so warm and welcoming that you'll be in sheer beach bliss in no time. And those three pools that wind through the resort and along the beachy edge, include one of your favs - a swim-up bar (and loungers, umbrellas and towels).



SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Pool volleyball
  • Pool Basketball
  • Swimming

Land

  • Fitness Center
  • Limbo and hula hoop contests
  • Sand sculpting
  • Lawn croquet
  • Scavenger hunts
  • Shuffleboard

Golf
The 18-hole championship course at the Reef Golf Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. features 6,920 yards of golf, with water playing off 13holes. Awards include:

  • "Top 100 Golf Resorts in the World" - The Golfer
  • "Number One in the Bahamas" - LINKS magazine


INTERNET

Complimentary high-speed internet access is available in guest rooms.

SPA SERVICES

Senses Spa & Fitness Center is located at Lighthouse Point. The 25,000-sq-ft facility is located on three floors, offering eight massage rooms, two Vichy showers and a hydrotheraphy tub with 138 heated air jets. Make a reservation and be pampered. Open daily, 7am-7pm.
  • Saunas
  • Massages
  • Exfoliants
  • Pedicures/Manicures
  • Facials
  • Waxing
  • Guest locker rooms with showers and bath amenities
  • Wedding makeup
  • Children's treatments


WEDDING/HONEYMOON

The resort offers several wedding services, and there is even a wedding gazebo available. Packages start at just $900 and include features such as:
  • Catering/wedding cake
  • Honeymoon accommodations
  • Live music
  • Makeup and hair styling
  • Personalized event web site
  • Videography
  • Photo coverage with prints
  • Bridal bouquet and Groom's boutonniere
  • Bahamian Marriage Officer


CHILD CARE

Camp Lucaya is a fun and exhilarating way for children ages 3-12 to spend their day. Full day cost is $15 and doesn't include lunch. Daily, 9am-5pm.
  • Junkanoo parades
  • Limbo
  • Beach Olympics
  • Crafts
  • Nature walks
  • Straw weaving
  • Swimming
Nursery services are available for ages 3 and under. Cost is $10 per hour, per child (no lunch provided). Daily, 9am-5pm.

Babysitting services are available in the evenings.



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Approximately 20 minutes from Grand Bahama Island International Airport and a cross the road from Port Lucaya marketplace.

Check-In/Check-Out
Check in: 3pm. Check out: 11am.
A valid credit card may be required upon check in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Minimum Stay
A 4-night minimum stay is required for travel Nov 16-Dec 20, 2015.

Age Restrictions
At least one person per room must be 21 years of age or older to check-in. If travel is booked and no one fulfills this requirement, the guests will be denied check-in at this resort.

Seasonal Closings Policy
Some hotel facilities may be closed at any time based on season and/or hotel capacity.

Smoking Policy
Grand Lucayan is smoke free.

Rollaway Beds
Rollaway beds are available on request for an additional fee in king bedded rooms only.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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