Seaside Hotel with Golf Courses and Four Swimming Pools
After visiting the Bahamas, George Washington is said to have called them the "Isles of Perpetual June." The former president's description was apt, as the archipelago's temperature hovers in the mid-70s even in winter, helping the country lure visitors from all corners of the globe. Located on the southwest corner of Grand Bahama Island, the 542-room Grand Lucayan Beach & Golf Resort sits along 7.5 acres of pristine beachfront.
The 18-hole championship Reef course, designed by architect Robert Trent Jones Jr., has nearly 7,000 yards of greens and fairways lined with water hazards and grassy rough. You can also channel your competitive spirit at any of four tennis courts outfitted with Grand Slam surfaces or by challenging blackjack dealers to staring contests in the onsite casino.
A selection of restaurants, cafés, and bars are on the property, and they serve up a range of eats, from casual international cuisine at Willy Broadleaf to upscale pan-Pacific fare at China Beach. Come morning, there's a full breakfast buffet with an omelet station, fresh baked goods, and traditional Bahamian breakfast items.
Island-inspired decor adorns the ocean-view and island-view rooms, each of which is outfitted with a balcony or patio. Some of this getaway's options include a $50 resort credit you can use towards dining, golf, spa treatments, and more.
Grand Bahama Island: Duty-Free Shopping and Scenic National Parks
Grand Bahama Island, the northernmost isle in the archipelago, sits a mere 70 miles (113 km) from the eastern coast of Florida. Just across the street from the resort you'll find Unexso, which offers diving and dolphin experiences, and the Port Lucaya Marketplace, where duty-free shops sell jewelry, china, leather goods, and designer apparel. When the sun sets, Port Lucaya's Count Basie Square comes to life with live bands performing music from a range of genres.
There are three national parks on Grand Bahama Island; the 40-acre Lucayan National Park features elements from all six of the island's ecosystems, as well as plant life such as rare flowers, mangroves, and pine trees. Visitors can also go spelunking to find prehistoric movie posters in the park's network of freshwater caves.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best way to travel to the hotel from the airport? It is about a 10 minute ride by car. The hotel does not offer complimentary shuttle to/from the airport. You can easily add roundtrip airport/hotel transfers to your vacation package reservation. In addition, once at the airport, you can find taxis as well as charter companies that provide transportation. A cab fare runs about $22 per ride (not per person) from the airport to the hotel.
Is there an additional occupancy fee, or do I have to purchase another Groupon? The Groupon covers two guests. $30 per night + $17 service charge/resort fee for each additional guest 18 or older; $17 service charge/resort fee for each additional kid aged 13-17; kids 12 or younger stay free.
Which activities and amenities are included in the resort credits? A $50 resort credit is included in select options, valid for food, beverages, spa treatments, golf, tennis lessons, and more. Check the hotel website for activities and additional fees. Please review any resort credit restrictions before purchasing.
Are dinner reservations required for restaurants? Is there a dress code? Reservations are recommended. China Beach and Churchill's have a smart-casual dress code, while the rest of the restaurants have a resort-casual dress code.