One of the best rated spots to shell out a working day although your cruise is I. Freeport, Grand Bahama Island is the Grand Lucayan vacation resort. What is it like paying out your day there, and is it truly worth it?
Royal Caribbean is in negotiations to order this resort as the centerpiece for a significant new job, but in the meantime the resort is in a point out of limbo as most of it continues to be shutdown.
However, the Grand Lucayan is a persuasive option for a shore tour for people searching to commit the working day by the seashore or pool.
The Grand Lucayan vacation resort has a lengthy historical past as the premier lodge on Grand Bahama Island, but lapses in possession mixed with hurricane destruction have left the vacation resort in a considerably less than great problem. The vacation resort is owned by the Bahamian government at the second, although Royal Caribbean has intentions to acquire the resort and remodel it into a new world-course desired destination with a one-of-a-kind resort, conference centre, h2o adventure park and a lot more.
In the meantime, the Grand Lucayan is split between two resorts: The Grand Lucayan and Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan. Now, only Lighthouse Pointe is open up.
Cruise ship passengers can obtain an all-inclusive day move to the vacation resort by contacting the resort directly. At the time we frequented, the day pass rate is $75 per grownup, and $65 for children.
The all inclusive choice features food stuff and drinks at all the restaurants at Lighthouse Pointe, dwelling wines by the glass, neighborhood beers, and bottled beers and some premium liquors.
Perrier Drinking water, Vitamin h2o, Gatorade, Wine by the bottle, and best shelf makes are not incorporated.
You also have to pay out for a taxi to get to or from the resort, which expenditures about $35 every single way.
Like most resorts that offer a working day move, you examine-in at the front desk and are given wristbands for use in the course of the day.
The two massive factors that the Grand Lucayan presents is a massive infinity pool and sprawling seashore.
There is also a lap pool and sizzling tub you can use. Young children are not authorized in the incredibly hot tub.
The beach front was manicured and groomed, with small debris all-around. Although it was overcast on the day we frequented, the ocean was lovely and the sand at the seaside was powdery smooth.
There are lots of chairs and umbrellas in close proximity to the pool, and a handful of chairs under palapas at the beach front. On the working day we visited, there was no waiter services, but there is a nearby bar that opened at 11am to get beverages and food.
The pool bar has a menu of burgers, wings, fish and salads to pick from. I was pleasantly shocked at the high quality of the food stuff.
All the foodstuff and beverages we purchased were being provided with the all inclusive alternative, so it was just a make any difference of signing off for what we ordered for the pool bar’s history keeping.
Being a day guest, the resort shipped exactly what it advertised: a comforting working day by the pool or beach with food stuff and drinks to get pleasure from.
Plainly the resort is in need to have of repairs, and in the scenario of the other aspect of the resort, a main gutting and rework. It sounds like if Royal Caribbean completes the offer to acquire the vacation resort, that will be in the plan.
On our go to, it was rather bizarre that there had been scarcely any other company about at all. For the first hour or two, we did not see any one else at the seaside or pool.
By the time we departed the vacation resort, we noticed maybe 10 other friends in full. That is not a lousy thing, as we acquired to get pleasure from the facilities without the need of any crowds, chair hogs, or big groups. But if you are looking for a lively get together environment, it was not there.
Like any all inclusive alternative, the issue arrives up of obtaining your money’s well worth. I liked the amenities, but I am very particular we did not crack even on the food stuff or drink provided.
Over-all, I was delighted with our time hanging by the pool, and strolling by the ocean. Our ship’s time in port (7:00am to 3:30pm) made for a quick stop by, but it was a wonderful working day.