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Grand Lucayan, Bahamas
Ranked #3 of 14 Hotels in Freeport
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
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“Business and leisure, sun and pleasure!”
Reviewed 24 October 2011

A perfect location for business as well as holidays, but ideal for combining the two!
In a concentrated area you can arrange off site business and board meetings in a convenient surrounding.

For relaxation, all kinds of (water)sports events can be organised and facilitated, like snorkeling, diving, jet skiing and, last but not least, fishing! Catching a Barracuda of more than one meter is quite a challenge and bringing a Wahoo on board in only half of its length, because of a shark attack while hooked, is an extraordinary experience. Other than that you can play tennis and golf.

Several choices of food and beverage, both on site as well as closeby in the neighbourhood, and a pool bar close to the beach put you in an environment where you can relax and enjoy the virtues of life. Good weather is a guarantee most of the time.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 21 October 2011

I can't say enough about the Grand Lucayan! I first visited Grand Bahama in 2010 while planning our wedding. We initially stayed at another resort but quickly realized Grand Lucayan is by far the best on the island. We chose the Bahamas and haven't been disappointed. The Grand Lucayan treated me and my husband, family, friends like royalty! The location is perfect, across the street from the marketplace so our guests were able to explore amenities "off the resort". The resort was so clean and beautiful. A perfect paradise! We arrived 4 days before the wedding and the whole resort was getting a make-over. Fresh paint, new grass by the gazebo, and everywhere you turn there was cleaning going on. The staff was so friendly and helped all of 35 guests feel like the resort was just for us. It was truly amazing how such a large resort can feel so welcoming. I stayed at the suites and our guests at breakers cay. All the rooms were clean and beautiful with wonderful views. I honestly can't say enough. For a vacation, a short getaway, or a wedding you will not be disappointed with Grand Lucayan. My husband and I are anxious to go back for our anniversary this year!

Room Tip: The ocean view is worth the little extra money!
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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PublicRelationsGrand, Public Relations Manager at Grand Lucayan, Bahamas, responded to this review, 3 November 2011
Congratulations on your nuptials Jen Q! It is always an honor to be able to be a part of a couple’s vacation memories, and a privilege to be a part of a wedding-one of the most memorable experiences imaginable. We look forward to welcoming you back for your upcoming anniversary, which I gather will be very soon. Once again, congratulations!
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed 19 October 2011

The Grand Lucayan is a GORGEOUS property !!!!!!!!!!!! The infinity pool is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen !! The grounds are meticulously maintained. Some of the finest staff in the Bahamas!!! If you want a warm welcome & beautiful accommodations , this is a great resort !! FANTASTIC location !! Beautiful pools , nice rooms , gorgeous grounds . Very peaceful & "safe" setting. Walking distance to shops , restaurants , bars & the casino.
Breathtaking sunsets. The restaurants have WONDERFUL food. Great location directly on the ocean , a perfect place for large groups , reunions or just a family getaway !! VERY quiet & relaxing !! Ready to go back with one of our groups next time !!! A+++++++++.

Room Tip: Request a room on the "end" you have a HUGE balcony w/ table & 4 chairs ; as well as s...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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interlaken, NJ
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Reviewed 17 October 2011

Started out in West Palm Beach and took the Celeration Cruise ship over to Freeport(that will be a seperate review). Took taxi to resort, $5.00 per person and only a short van ride. Check in was a fiasco, long lines and noone overseeing the check in's vs. those trying to check out, took over an hour. We had ocean front room, clean, great comfortable beds, nice private balcony, coffee and maker in room with bottled water, small frig and twin shower heads, hair dryer etc. The grounds are well maintained, lots of chaise seating both around poolside and beach. Swim up bar, can order lunch poolside or walk on the property to a number of other choices. Our goal was to scuba dive and across the street is UNEXSO a dive operation with retail store , pool, lockers etc. Dive operation was good with decent diving. On the same street is a straw market, tons of shopping, nice restaurants many along the water of the marina. The hotel had a great location for our purposes, could walk everywhere we needed to go. Would go back to this resort in a heartbeat. Enjoy!

Room Tip: All ocean view rooms have a beautiful view with great sunrises
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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PublicRelationsGrand, Public Relations Manager at Grand Lucayan, Bahamas, responded to this review, 18 October 2011
Thank you for your review Hutch 531. It is great to hear that you had a fantastic time at the Grand Lucayan and on Grand Bahama. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 14 October 2011

very clean, spacious rooms. wonderful pools and beach. checkin took for too long, but other than that, everything was fantastic. I would recommend the breakfast at Willy Broadleaf, one of the onsite restaurants. compare to what we had on the lucaya market, the breakfast here had better value, cleaner setting, and healthier choices.

  • Stayed October 2011
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PublicRelationsGrand, Public Relations Manager at Grand Lucayan, Bahamas, responded to this review, 18 October 2011
Thank you for your review Snowplower 99. We are glad to hear that you had a great vacation with us and enjoyed the natural beauty that Grand Bahama has to offer. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back very soon.
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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 13 October 2011

My husband and I stayed here for our 10th anniversary. It is a great location, right on the beach, and right across the street from the Marketplace where there are shops and restaurants. The rooms are nice and spacious, although I think they could use some updating. But they are very clean. The ocean view from the 9th floor is great! There are several pools and the infinity pool with the bar is the best! The staff are all very friendly and helpful. There were a few restaurants right on the hotel grounds, but I would not recommend the breakfast buffet. While it was not over priced, the food was not that good and we found a much better breakfast across the street at the Marketplace. On one evening we walked into Iries for dinner, but found no one there, except in the bar, so we did not know if they were serving dinner or not. We finally ate at the Marketplace. I would stay here again, but probably would forego the on site restaurants.

Room Tip: Higher floors have the best ocean view.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hamilton, Canada
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Reviewed 10 October 2011

We stayed here as part of our 'package'...aka, time share hard sell in Florida, cruise ship as a taxi, etc.

So, as always, I will begin with the good points.

Security is EXCELLENT. You have in room safes, they patrol the beaches attached to the resort to ensure that ONLY GUESTS are using them and at the first sign of rowdiness down on the beach our first night, you could watch all the lights of the security carts heading off to disperse it. BEAUTIFUL.

The rooms are clean and spacious and bright. They do not smell, they are not old or outdated and they are not dingy at all.

The beaches are extensive and clean.

The pools are numerous and the areas surrounding them are pristine with plenty of loungers, cabanas, etc.

Marketplace right across the street gives you a good selection for meals and souvenirs...just keep in mind that almost everything is imported so you can usually get the same thing at home for cheaper, but you can't say you brought it home for someone from the Bahamas if you do.

Restaurants, cafe and gift shops on resort for convenience.

Guest use coffeemaker in room along with internet access.

Giant chessboard kept my guys occupied for hours.

Friendly and funny guides, drivers and staff. I tip my hat to them all, as they were patient and diligent and had a great attitude even amidst all the chaos.

So, now, on to the cons...

Checking in is a zoo. Bring your patience and a good book that you can read while you are waiting in line, as it will take close to an hour if you are getting off the cruise to stay for a few nights. Also, if you are coming off the Bahamas Celebration, be prepared to find something to do for hours. You will not have a room until around 3pm.

The prices on the resort for EVERYTHING are astronomical. Coffee is provided in room for your morning cup, but if you want one half way through the day, it costs you $3 at the cafe. A can of pop runs you $2...and so on. Our dinner for the first night was at the Prop Club on the resort and ran us over $50 for two adults and a child. The breakfast buffet the next day was, again, over $50. My son had three mini waffles...they were apparently worth around five bucks a piece. Meals are MUCH cheaper across the street at the Marketplace and I would highly recommend visiting there instead of eating on the resort. We had to skip lunch our second day simply because our previous dinner and breakfast had chewed through so much of our meal budget. We ate dinner the second night across the street and breakfast our final morning there, as well. The combined total for two meals for three people ran us around $40. Huge difference.

The excursions are not much to speak of. There just isn't much to do or see in Freeport unless you enjoy beaches and pools. The beaches and pools are spectacular, but we had hours of them the day we arrived while waiting for our room. The next day, we went on the city excursion and found it to be somewhat lacking in entertainment, though the Garden of the Groves was beautiful.

All in all, besides being pricey, there wasn't anything WRONG with the resort. It was BEAUTIFUL. The Bahamas just wasn't really our cup of tea.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Grand Lucayan, Bahamas
Address: 1 Sea Horse Lane | Lucaya, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
Region: Caribbean > Bahamas > Grand Bahama Island > Freeport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Freeport
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Freeport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Lucayan, Bahamas 4*
Number of rooms: 542
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Grand Lucayan is an elegant, serene AAA four-diamond resort set on 7.5 tropical acres of sandy coastline and spectacular oceanfront. As part of Grand Lucayan Bahamas Beach & Golf Resort, this 542-room hotel delivers the ambiance of the islands with all of the style and amenities you expect in a resort destination. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Grand Lucayan, Bahamas Hotel Freeport
Sheraton Grand Bahama Island Our Lucaya Resort
Radisson Freeport
Lucaya Sheraton
Sheraton Our Lucaya
Sheraton Bahamas
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