Grand Lucayan Review

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1 Sea Horse Lane, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
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Editor’s Review of Grand Lucayan

The fourth-largest island in the Bahamas, Grand Bahama is blessed with glorious white sands, championship golf courses, a slew of international restaurants, casinos and reefs teeming with tropical fish and other sea life. Each day, parents have to make the hard choice of whether to bring the kids over to greet the dolphins, snorkel, sea-kayak, shop or simply hit the pools and beaches. If the stretch of beaches happens to be a 7.5-acre gem of pearly white coastline -- like the one Grand Lucayan has at its doorstep -- then you have all the makings of a fabulous family retreat.

First opened in 1998, the Grand Lucayan is a mega-resort with a confusing number of big-name hoteliers attached to the destination. First, Sheraton came
... more on and opened an Art Deco, hexagon-shaped structure that houses more than 500 rooms. Several years later, Westin took over a quiet corner of Lucaya Beach and opened three sets of accommodations -- a large, ten-story, S-shaped building called Breakers Cay; the lowrise Lighthouse Pointe; and the two dozen or so two-bedroom suites that make up The Lanai. In 2009, Radisson purchased the Westin section of Our Lucaya and its 740 guest rooms and the Sheraton half of the property was called The Reef. Today, Grand Lucayan is a multi-building property.

Grand Lucayan is set on 7.5 acres and features 542 hotel rooms, including 25 one- and two-bedroom suites. Besides its ideal setting atop one of the finest stretches of coastline in the country, the resort boasts three pools, a golf course, tennis courts, nine restaurants, a 25,000-square-foot spa and fitness area, and shopping at the nearby marina. So you'll have more than enough to keep you busy, whether you're on a quick, four-day jaunt or weeklong getaway.
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  • Onsite family dining & dining plans
  • One- and two-bedroom suites
  • Lots of water sports and activities available for families
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  • All Inclusive
  • Beach
  • Bicycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Water Sports
Family Amenities
  • Babysitting
  • Children's Program
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Cribs
  • Game Room
  • Kids' Pool
  • Onsite Dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Pool
Our Member Reviews 648 Reviews
From the moment we entered into the lobby at the Grand Lucayan we felt at peace. We had entered a small piece of paradise. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was spacious, clean, and very adequate for a family of 5. ... Read full review
Pure Heaven!
Reviewed on 05/08/2012
We arrived at Our Lucaya Resort amid a huge crowd of others from the Celebration Bahamas cruise line. We were early but tried to at least leave our name as having arrived. We were told bluntly and without explanation that we'd ... Read full review


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Most of the rooms in Grand Lucayan have ocean views, but make sure to request one, or you could be stuck looking at the garden. The standard size is 400 square feet, which is spacious for a hotel room. However, the 1,000-square-foot family suite was hard to resist for our family of four. There's a large master bed and an additional room with a sofa that pulls out into a double bed. There was more than enough closet and drawer space for our clothes, and with the help of a balcony that peers out over the aquamarine waters, we didn't bump into each other that often .

The room is decorated in Caribbean blues and whites, adding a gentle touch. There's a small kitchenette with a refrigerator to stock water and other drinks and a microwave to heat up last night's leftovers for lunch. There are also bath robes and hair dryers to use in the large bathroom, Wi-Fi in the room (for an extra charge), flat-screen televisions with a good range of cable channels, a coffee maker and 24-hour room service to order anything your little heart desires.