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North Riding Point Club
Reviewed 17 March 2014

I expected great guides, boats , and bonefishing - these things were furnished as a matter of course. What surprised me was the level of the accomodation. The design of the facilities is simple but the fit and finish are nothing short of luxe. The dining, in particular, was beyond all expectation. Fresh ingredients, variety - that's normal in a quality venue, but the sauces and lovely presentations raised this food to the level of cuisine. The chocolate souffle, for example, was a nice surprise. The staff and management were delightful and there's a great dog.

NRPC is a top quality place and I hope to return soon.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

At least in early February, the game here is not numbers-it's more like permit fishing, with the prize being a double digit bonefish. There were plenty of shots at these monsters, thanks to the outstanding guides Bully and Stanley who are among the best guides I have ever had the pleasure to fish with. With a good presentation these fish are willing and our group scored several amazing fish. Even the "small" fish here at this time of year are among the biggest we have seen in other places (and at other times) such as Andros in April and May. There are schools to be found as well, and even in these schools there are some huge fish. Sale Cay and side trips to nearby North Abaco cays like Carter and Strangers are an integral part of the experience, broadening the variety (including some tarpon our week) and numbers of fish seen.

The food is absolutely over the top (what other fly lodge does TWO lobster nights in a week??) and the service amazing. The accommodations are first class in every way. The equipment is in superb shape (Hell's Bay boasts-great).

I simply cannot say enough positive things about this gem of a lodge. I would say that if this is your first bonefish trip, this location at this time of year might not be the best idea, for reasons stated above. But if you want a legitimate shot at a the (double digit) bonefish of a lifetime-this is the place for you.

By the way-the "fitness center" is the wide, firm sand beach (at low tide) which is perfect for a completely solitary "Robinson Crusoe" run, and goes on for miles.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

We spent the better part of a week at NRPC amidst some very lousy weather, and still had the fly fishing trip of a lifetime. Several bonefish over 10 pounds with the largest at 14, and averaged 8-10 bones per day, with most all exceeding 5 pounds! The food is as good as food gets in any top notch restaurant, and the staff are the friendliest, most helpful of any lodge we have experienced, which takes in quite a number of places. The new, experienced General Manager is on top of his game, and has his priorities straight insofar as how to take excellent care of his guests. Everything was clean, well organized, and if you needed anything, all you needed to do was ask. We shall be returning to NRPC.....however keep the fishing a secret!! Permit Bill

Room Tip: All rooms seemed excellent and pretty much the same.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

Travelled to North Riding Point to try to catch THE BIG ONE! Lodge itself on the beach, lovely villas, meals and drinks in a central lodge with all the guests. Simple accommodation and meals. Fishing pretty much all from skiffs - all about 30 minutes drive and then off into the flats. We had poor weather buts that's life. Did spend two afternoons walking the flats in front of the lodge where there were lots of bones and well worth doing

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 October 2007

I spent three wonderful days at the bonefish paradise known as North Riding Point Club. Rooms were immaculately maintained, all meals great (the lamb and snapper provencale was fabulous) - be sure to order the conch salad for your lunch on the boat - fresh and refreshing. The managers - Tim and Mercedes - were always available and seemingly willing to do anything in their power to make your stay a perfect one. And, the bonefishing was great - I landed 26 in 3 days. I think this was a better catch than usual - typical days here are 5-10 fish per boat, from what I understand. First class guides as well. All in all, I can't think of one thing I would improve upon. Oh yeah - take along some bug spray. One evening in the lawn showing another guest how to fly cast made my lower legs look like they had been through a meat grinder. No one else got bitten up, but I did. A word to the wise, and something easily preventable.

One item of note: each morning you will go to your appointed area with your guide in an SUV towing the flats boat. It will take about 45 minutes (based on my experience) to get there. I don't view this as a negative ; rather, it allows them to move spots if need be. But it does cut into some fishing time, or at least initial expectations of time spent on the water. For what its worth.

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 October 2007

The lodge is fine, very pleasant, nice rooms and a good dining room/communal living area. the pool is so-so but no one uses it, everyone is out fishing. The food was good but choices were limited (one or two entrees/night) and the portions were modest.

The fishing was good to excellent, our group of three was there for 3 and 1/ 2 days of bonefishing, we had shots at singles and small groups as well as larger schools. Never saw any permit. Most of the fishing is done out of the boat altho there is some opportunity to wade. There is a car ride of 30 to 40 mintes to the fishing on the other side of the island most days, but the fishing was very good and the flats and mangroves go on forever with few other fisherman. we caught up to 15 bones a day with a couple in the 12 lb. range; most fish are over 5 lbs, very few small fish.

there is also some fishing off the side of the island where the lodge is situated, not as long a drive, and you can spot some fish near the lodge as well before dinner. Overall good fisging for the money, i would go back.

Note that if you want to go into town (Lucaya) in the evening it's a long way and a $50 cab ride each way, bu the casino in Lucaya is OK, small but pleasant.

  • Stayed: April 2005, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about North Riding Point Club

Address: P.O. Box F43665, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
Region: Caribbean > Bahamas > Grand Bahama Island > Freeport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 13 Speciality Lodging in Freeport
Price Range: £2,208 - £2,607 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
North Riding Point Club is an all-inclusive catch & release fishing lodge located on Grand Bahama Island, near the city of Freeport. Hosting small groups of guests, NRPC is a beachfront retreat with deluxe modern amenities, personalized service, and world-class bonefishing. ... more   less 
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North Riding Point Club Bahamas/Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

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