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“Lovely facility, diversity required”
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Blue Marlin Cove
Auburn Hills, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Lovely facility, diversity required”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Stayed at the BMCM for a few days recently. The "resort" clearly caters to boaters from the US who come to the Bahamas to exploit the fishery. Rooms were very nice, the pool and bar area are lovely, the restaurant was pretty good and most staff were very nice and helpful. I love the Bahamian people! The property itself is very clean although the mooring harbour needs frequent "skimming" for floating refuse which litter the water and are unsightly.

The adjacent "beach" is rough, a mix of stone and coral but a long walk to the west leads to a sandy area which is not really suitable for sunbathing. The waterfront is atrociously covered in garbage and the walk from the property to the beach is also displeasing as one must pass by the resorts over crowded garbage bins. Non angling guests will have nothing to do as the resort has nothing but a pool for them and the surrounding town is sparse.

This is a good deep water boating location for those with their own boat. While offshore angling is their number one draw, Carl Rolle, son of the late and famous Isreal Rolle (Bonefish Folley) works at the lodge and can guide anglers to Bonefish. He has a maverick and a new yamaha which is dry and comfortable. Carl is a fine person but is unfortunately overworked with resort responsibilities so he rarely gets to guiding and time on the water.

I hope to see more activity diversification in the future. I also hope that all rooms will have wifi as they currently do not and one must used the front foyer or pool area for internet. Watch no see ums by the pool area.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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English first
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

The Blue Marlin is a great spot if you're looking to get away from the typical tourist places. It's a quiet fishing resort with amenities you typically don't find on Grand Bahama. The food is great, the staff friendly and knowledgeable. From fishing spots to local activities they will hook you up.

Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Mike J
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Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

The blue marlin cove is just what you are looking for after a long day at sea. We took our first Bahamas trip with our own boat and stayed at this Bahamas gem. The kitchen is beautiful with granite counter tops and new appliances . The beds- while we still got our rest each night as our salty heads hit the pillow- the mattress could be more comfortable . The pool area is simple and refreshing to dip into after being in the sun all day . Tip: bring all your own food and drinks as any store is far and not convenient to get to. The staff was very friendly and helped us each day with any gear to and from the boat. The dock is well maintained with new docking lines make it easy to nestle in for the night. We would love to come back to blue marlin as soon as possible !

  • Stayed July 2014
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Thank Brooke G
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PITTSVILLE
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Just returned with my family and our new boat from Blue Marlin Cove. I have been going to the Bahamas since I was a kid and was a boat Captain traveling all over the Bahamas. This is one of the most well run marinas and accommodations I have seen. The rooms are super and the docks are great. The staff was very friendly and helpful and we had the pleasure of meeting the owners who very very nice an made us feel right at home. If you have a chance cross with your boat, or just fly in, don't miss the opportunity to visit Blue Marlin Cove.

Room Tip: Spend the money for the Dolphin pool side suites. You literally are steps from the pool and tiki bar...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2014

We stayed for 5 days for fishing. If you are looking to fish this is a great place. The resort is far from any place to eat or shop. The marina is clean and the 2 bedroom 2 1/2 bath condo was perfect for what we planned to do. The rooms were clean and the staff was friendly and helpful. Access by boat is easy and the docks were newer and the staff was there to help tie up or with any thing else we needed. We would definitely stay again.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Scott K
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Tampa, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2014

If you are looking to jump in your boat from Florida and do a couple of days of fishing in Bahamas this is your place. Expect nothing ! and you won't be disappointed. Horrible service, we had no air conditioning in one of our rooms they made no effort to repair (they did adjust the bill at the end). We had advised them we had a large party and wanted to have dinner their one night, they ran out of food ! we were served burned rice, cole slaw, mac & cheese, along with a few conch fritters & burned shrimp (the pits). They have a really nice marina boat slips are awesome marina workers are great once you step from the docks to the so called hotel its terrible. Our room was missing smoke alarms, electrical wall plates missing, we had a full size kitchen with barely any items to cook with. Free wi-fi only works in their lobby close to the door. Extremely expensive for what you get. NEVER AGAIN we will look for something further south on our next stay. This was a condo -hotel conversion apparently they could not sell condos so they went to hotel mode, well I can clearly understand why condos were never sold. This place needs new management preferably one that understands good customer care. Suggestions: Bring your own food, cooking utensils, and everything else you depend on because this place does not have it.

Room Tip: All rooms face the pool.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Vero Beach, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for Memorial Day weekend. For starters the entire resort was very very clean. The grounds are well-kept and the docs or even better. Every dog has a water hose in Mooring lines already attached. The new owners were on site and very friendly it was like they are just a part of the environment and there to relax and give pointers to you during Your stay.
Cortes and Carl were always on the docs to help you with anything you needed from unloading your boat to helping you. The pool is it is spectacular along with Jacuzzi has a table center of it. The rooms are absolutely fantastic and very clean you will feel comfortable going there with your wife and kids for sure. We did not eat at the restaurant but heard the food was pretty good. Make sure you get on their email list so you can get promo codes and stay for a discount. Definitely this is a place for boaters and fisherman and divers. I would highly recommend this resort and we will be back within 90 days.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Blue Marlin Cove

Property: Blue Marlin Cove
Address: Bootle Bay, West End | 60 Nautical Miles from the Port of Palm Beach, Grand Bahama Island
Region: Caribbean > Bahamas > Grand Bahama Island
Amenities:
Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 14 Speciality Lodging in Grand Bahama Island
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Blue Marlin Cove Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

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