• a group of lawn chairs sitting on top of a sandy beach

Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour

Colourful upscale Bahamian resort

Sitting on the western tip of Grand Bahama island, Old Bahama Bay provides tranquil and relaxing getaways with warm, friendly service. The resort's brightly coloured buildings are scattered along the pristine beach front, where crystal blue waters lap the white sands. 

Embrace the laidback Bahamian lifestyle, here you can sample a range of Caribbean rums at Teaser's Tiki Bar, catch and cook your own fish supper and then watch the awe-inspiring sunset, just a typical day in paradise. There is always something to do, from land and watersports to lawn games and a children's playground, Old Bahama Bay has a wide range of complimentary activities to entertain families and couples alike. 

Combining Bahamian charm and luxury with the remote, exclusive feel of the Out Islands, this resort exudes barefoot elegance and luxury in an idyllic setting, the perfect resort for a Bahamian escape.
Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Hotel Category
Trusted
Location Type
Away from it all
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 486 Reviews
an island in the middle of a body of water

Hotel highlights

  • Wide range of activities included
  • Catch and cook your own dinner
  • Spacious beachfront suites
  • In room spa treatments

Hotel Features

General Information

  • 73 rooms
  • Transfer duration: 45 minutes

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Authentic
  • Barefoot style
  • Boutique
  • H&J Recommended

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only

For Families

  • Family Entertainment

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour

  • Away from it all
  • Approx. 45 minutes from airport
486 Reviews 80% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 262
  • Very Good 130
  • Average 48
  • Poor 30
  • Terrible 16

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Mar 15, 2020

Fishing / overnight

Great marina (all the services and trimmings) and even better staff, so friendly and helpful! Easy access in and out of marina. Very friendly boating community to help if needed and share fishing stories. Good dockside locals selling edible treasures from the sea, stone crab claws, lobster and conch salads. Highly recommend, we will be going back soon!
Mar 06, 2020

Not the quality expected for price

Lawrence, Kansas

This is my 3rd trip to OBB in 10 years. Knowing there had been a hurricane on the East End and some parts of Freeport, plus high winds at OBB, I expected there to be some issues at OBB 7 months later. However, it wasn't the property which was a disappointment so much as the amenities and quality we had paid full price for. There were 6 very rusted beach chairs available for the entire resort and apparently no effort to replace them with new ones. (First come, first served and no other chairs available.) The 5 adult bicycles were rusted, broken, not-usable. We did find two damaged ones which we were able to ride, rode them to our unit and within 30 minutes they disappeared. I later saw staff riding them out the gate on their way home. I notified the office but we were unable to get those bicycles back. We snorkeled in the ocean and it, too, had changed a lot. We saw no fish of any size, there is a huge amount of sea grass covering the ocean floor with sea urchins everywhere hidden in the grass. Absolutely do not swim there unless you are wearing something protective on your feet. The pool area had piles of sand around it yet there were staff trimming bushes nearby who never seemed to bother with sweeping the sand away from the pool. Our room had serious black mold on the ceiling in the corner of the entry. Who knows how much mold was actually IN the ceiling and walls that we could not see. If the unit was closed up and air conditioner on, it smelled very musty. We kept windows and doors open as much as possible over our 5 night stay. The "gift shop" was closed due to being "off season," so no snacks, etc could be purchased without driving to the nearest convenience store about 3 miles away. When I made the reservation, I was not told it was "off season" and we were charged the full price. Had I known it was "off season," I would have gone another time or to another place. It's interesting that for OBB it was "off season," yet at Nassau things were still in full swing at the exact same time. The property itself is still very beautiful with the ocean only about 30 yards away from some of the units. The office staff and people in the pool bar/grill,as well as the security people, are all very friendly and accommodating. The wait staff in the marina restaurant were friendly also. I would rate this resort, at this point, on the level of a 2 1/2 star. Unless some money is pumped into the amenities advertised, the sea grass/urchins cleared out, and the mold issues in the rooms addressed, I fear OBB will not survive...the marina area will survive but not the resort area. I love this place and am sad to see it in this shape. I will not return here in the future unless serious funds are invested in bringing it back to a higher standard for the money paid. On a side note, I recommend renting a car at the airport to use during your stay. The cost of the car is offset by the convenience of having it as well as the high charges from the resort to transport you to/from airport as well as to Freeport. Freeport is about a 40-45 min drive (26 miles) and you can get groceries, snacks, etc. to have in the units in the small kitchenettes. Also, if you tire of the Marina restaurant, you can return to Freeport for dinner, shopping and entertainment at Port Lucaya. (Breakfast is in the Marina restaurant until a little after 9, and dinner is served there. For lunch the only option is the bar/grill area at the pool. For a multi-day stay, these become less appealing.) I'm aware this is a very long review but want anyone considering going there to know exactly the situation we faced on our stay Feb. 22-27, 2020.
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