Augusta Bay

Four-, Five-, or Six-Night Stay at Augusta Bay in Exuma, Bahamas

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Boutique Hotel with Oceanfront Dining and Beach Cove

When the American Revolution ended in 1783, British loyalists fled the country. Many sailed to the Bahamas, a British colony at the time, where they founded George Town, named in honor of King George III. Present-day George Town attracts plenty of newcomers, too, thanks to a position along the Tropic of Cancer that puts it comfortably between temperate and tropical zones. Just north of town, you’ll find the Augusta Bay resort, which Fodor’s says strikes “the perfect balance of luxury and casual chic” after a multimillion-dollar renovation.

Because the boutique hotel has only 16 guest rooms, its designers have the resources to fill each room with high-end touches, from down-feather comforters to bedframes woven from jute, a shiny fiber. Italian-stone tile, a marble double vanity, and a rain-shower-style showerhead accessorize the bathroom. Thanks to the property’s intimate layout, each room’s private balcony overlooks the pool deck and Elizabeth Harbour. You’re also steps away from a private beachfront, which curves around a scenic cove. Sunbathe on the beach during low tide, or rent a kayak or a catamaran during high tide to navigate the waves.

Each morning, the resort serves a continental breakfast spread that might include english muffins, cereals, and freshly chopped fruit salad. Those looking for a more traditional Bahamian breakfast can try stewed conch and chicken souse. To use your $100 dining credit, head to the onsite restaurant, where chefs serve pork, shrimp, and veal entrees ($19–$27), as well as several fresh seafood dishes, including blackened shrimp ($23.50) and broiled lobster tail ($35).

Exuma, Bahamas: Snorkeling and Kayaking among Cays and Coral Reefs

George Town is the capital of Exuma, a district of the Bahamas formed from more than 360 tiny islands. Here, each shore seems like the perfect image of a tropical paradise, with bleached-white sand and translucent water. In fact, the seascapes here are so pretty that they served as the filming location for the James Bond movie Thunderball, as well as for much of Pirates of the Caribbean. The Hollywood connection does not end there. Many stars, including Johnny Depp, Tyler Perry, and David Copperfield, own their own islands in the archipelago.

Most of the islands here are cays, which are low-lying landforms along the top of coral reefs. This kind of aquatic setting makes for the perfect conditions for marine life, which are waiting to be discovered beneath the waves. Charter a snorkeling cruise to hop from one bay to the next, or scuba dive within Exuma National Land and Sea Park to spot conch, lobsters, and sea turtles.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

  • Stay for two in a deluxe water-view room. Click here to see all options.

Included in all options:

  • $100 dining credit


Policies and Fees

Book by: 8/30/13
Travel by: 12/1/13

  • Cancellation policy & fees: All cancellations subject to $150 fee. 30-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies.
  • Taxes: 10% tax not included
  • Additional fees: $12 energy surcharge per day not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Ocean-view restaurant and bar
  • Heated pool with sun deck
  • Private balconies in rooms
  • Onsite dock
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free parking and WiFi

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 8/30/13 or promotional value expires. Must complete travel by 12/1/13
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $150 fee
  • 30-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • $12 energy surcharge per day not included
  • 10% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

  • One queen bed or one king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Adding occupants above standard: $50 per night for one guest 18 or older; $25 per night for one guest 17 or younger

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 2 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available; cribs are available at no charge.
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • By plane: about 7 miles (11 km) from Exuma International Airport (GGT)
  • By cab: about $30 from GGT
  • By car: about 2 miles (4 km) north of George Town

Traveler's Tips

  • A passport is required for all travel outside the U.S.
  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.

Customer Reviews

The staff was wonderful and the accommodations were not a disappointment! It was a great vacation.
Marylee M. · March 8, 2014
Friendliness of staff and their commitment to making our stay pleasurable. They even arranged for a taxi to be waiting just for us at the airport!
Helen W. · December 30, 2012
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the resort. All aspects--room, restaurant, bar--met or exceeded our expectations.
Helen W. · December 30, 2012
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