We just spent a week at Grotto Bay at Kris & Jeanie's. What wonderful hosts! They are in a lovely spot on the lee side of Long Island, a perfect location for exploring the island as Salt Pond is roughly Midway down the Island (it's not called "long Island" for nothing,,,)
The quarters were very comfortable and well done with a view of sunsets through lush plantings. Also out in front are hammocks, chairs, palapas, a horseshoe pit, a fire pit, kayaks and more. We kayaked out to a couple of small cays offshore and saw rays and turtles.
There's plenty to do on the island, but be sure to rent a car. We explored the upper half to Columbus point which is gorgeous with good snorkeling, We also drove south to the road's end at Gordons, a lovely yet somewhat forlorn spot with a long beach.
Plenty of good snorkeling on the Atlantic side when the wind cooperates. Also don't miss a chance to go to Conception island with Stella Maris. Great diving - stunning and pristine. And make sure you stop by Seaside Village for Kenneth's a Kalik, Conch salad and a chat with his Osprey, "Ian " (He was in the process of rescuing 2 more while we were there - to be named Ian II & Ian III).
Above all Jean and Kris are wonderful people and will make your stay really pleasant.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grotto Bay Bahamas is a private beach front rental property on Long Island, Bahamas. Each room includes a bathroom with a shower, a vanity with sink, coffeemaker, microwave, mini-fridge, TV, DVD player, DVD and book library, and queen sized bed. The beach is private and includes activities such as kayaking, fishing, volleyball, horseshoes, snorkeling, swimming, sailing, and windsurfing. There is also a natural cave for exploring. Island tours, fishing trips, and even scuba diving can be arranged! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Grotto Bay Bahamas Long Island