Where to Stay
With three main islands and 14 additional islands that offer accommodations, options run the gamut from small mom and pop cottages and motels to huge complexes with hundreds of rooms. Other accommodations include live-aboards and vacation rentals, where you can rent a single room to an entire house with all the conveniences of home. Here are a few resorts to check out:
Grand Bahama Island:
Pelican Bay at Lucaya One of Grand Bahamas newer boutique-style resorts, Pelican Bay caters to the guest who wants to be pampered. The resort offers 96 suites, 90 rooms, three pools, and a new on-site restaurant and bar. The resort is within walking distance of a dive shop, shopping, nightlife and more than 30 restaurants.
Viva DivingViva Resorts is part of the Wyndham Resort family and the Viva Dive Center is the on-site dive facility at the Fortuna Beach, Grand Bahama location. With more than 276 ocean or garden view rooms, a pool, three restaurants, tennis courts, gym, Internet accessibility and a beach-front location, the resort is perfcet for the dive traveler who wants it all.
Located on Andros Island, Small Hope Bay Lodge is a friendly, laid back dive resort where you can sit back and enjoy the quiet, almost deserted beaches right from your own beachfront cottage. A great place for those who want to get away from it all, there are 21 rooms and four cottages on the beach, and the on-site dive operation runs three dives daily.
Located on Long Island in the Bahamas, Stella Maris is nestled among a lush palm grove overlooking the Atlantic ocean and beaches. The resort offers 32 air-conditioned rooms, villas and bungalows with gorgeous views and three pools scattered throughout. The dive operation is on-site along with a restaurant and game room/lounge.
There are too many accommodations in the Bahamas to list here, but you can start by checking out these websites:
- Geographica.com which lists accommodations by island on its "where to stay" page
- Bahamas.com where you can see its accommodations list and also a number of package deals
- Bahamas-travel.info to see a directory and some reviews
- Or, try some of the travel review site like Tripadvisor