by Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
The Ocean Reef Yacht Club & Resort is located overlooking its own 55-slip marina on Grand Bahama. It features well-equipped suite- and apartment-style accommodations. Efficiencies, one-, two- and three-bedroom units are available. All but the efficiencies have separate living rooms, dining areas and kitchenettes. Many rooms have sofa beds, Jacuzzi tubs and views of the marina.
The resort has two swimming pools including one with a swim-up bar, a dive shop offering daily snorkeling and diving trips, putting grounds, a tennis court and a volleyball court. The onsite restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and hosts weekly “Dinner and a Movie” nights. Other activities for both children and adults include bingo, Karaoke and a weekly fish fry.
Car, boat and bicycle rentals are all available directly front the resort. Parking and Wi-Fi are offered free of charge. Complimentary local shuttle service is available, and there is a public bus stop within close walking distance.
Our Editor Loves
- Multi-room accommodations
- Two swimming pools
- Restaurant onsite
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
We used a time share certificate for this resort. The three bedroom condo was clean bright and very well stocked for anything you needed. BBQ were available to use. Patio made it feel like home. The boat owners who stay there every winter were very friendly and I would go back to see them. It is a 20 min walk to the Port Lucaya market and the beach. There are daily activities and a weekly movie, karaoke and bingo night. Would recommend this to anyone with boats or even children as the two pools were lovely and a large play structure is also there. The gym was always available as well as spa and aerobic classes. This is not a party resort but the people know how to have fun. impromtu guitar jam sessions at night were a highlight!
We stayed a week in a one bedroom, was clean and updated unit, we were not in the unit much. Staff was very helpful, knew us by name which was a nice touch. we did not eat at the resort but once on the day we arrived as we were hungry but food was fine. Bar was good, pool was nice. We had a car so we did not use transportation, but either way you would pay for a car or a ride. Everything on the Island was costly but to be expected for Island's. This was a a great place and the owners were nice. We had a great vacation and will book again for sure. This is not a busy island and beaches were nice and quite. sometimes we were the only ones on the beach and in the water depending on the beach as we had many options. This island is not the place if you like very fancy places, very down to earth island style. We did eat a few times at Pier One, this was nore upscale but still very casual. Great place and can't wait until next year. Just an FYI, they add the tips and VAT to almost everything so check before you tip again. I did not mind at all, service was good everywhere we went. Met many fun people and hope to return about the same time next year.