The Grand Bahama island is 105 miles from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and offers an inexpensive getaway that’s exotic, tropical, and lazy. This romantic island that bobs in the middle of the turquoise blue ocean is what many songs and postcards are made of. English-speaking yet it seems many countries away, the Bahamas will give you the escape you need without breaking your budget.
The local residents speak English with the formal Queen’s English accent. They also have the British manners which is very impressive. Everything about the Grand Bahama is clean and tidy. Beautiful homes, some large and some small, is impeccably well cared for and perfectly landscaped.
The only time you’ll need a taxi or a van is to get from the cruise port to the hotel and restaurants location. Then everything is within a beautifully-structured walking distance. Well planned, lodging is placed one side and right across the street is all the shopping, dining, and entertainment you need.
Hotels and resorts are on the beach and the rest is on the water as well. You’ll stroll by tropical flowers and coconuts barely hanging from palm trees everywhere you go. If your Grand Bahama Cruise wasn’t enough (which is hardly imaginable), plenty of unique boutique, coffee shops, boutiques, outdoor and indoor dining, street vendors, makeshift stands for snacks, and fine dining restaurants are available.
This Caribbean island grants you water views everywhere. The Caribbean Sea sings to you on one side with its constant waves and large rocks. A glistening bay lazes behind all the eateries and shopping so you’ll get to see the different boats, fish, and life by the water. Make sure your camera is ready at all times.
The food is absolutely delicious wherever you go. From the local favorite – fried chicken to the good ole American favorite – a cheeseburger in paradise, it seems that all is much tastier here. But then again, after having been on a cruise ship having so much fun and then dumped into a gorgeous resort with everything your heart could desire, why wouldn’t the food be more savory? Life is all too delicious in the Bahamas.
All this at a very low price, you ask? Yes! Year round The Celebration Cruise Line has a package called the Cruise & Resort Stay. Prices start at a mere price of $200 for four nights, four nights! Yes, you read it right.
Port Lucaya is your cruise port destination then you’ll be taken by shuttle or taxi (whichever you prefer) to Our Lucaya, a four-star resort. This property sits on 372 acres and is in the family of The Radisson and the Reef Village properties. You’ll not know that you’ve walked on to each resort as they all sit side by side on beautiful grounds with pools, sun tanning areas, restaurants, and shopping galore. Coconut palm trees sway in the breeze all along the grounds.
Pools of every shape, size, structure, needs, and desires exist here. If you want to swim laps, there’s a pool for that yet it doesn’t look like a lap pool. The theme is very architectural in the style of stones and temples. Kids have their own slide and dive pool. Those who want to lounge can choose from many pool options including gorgeous infinity pools that appear to melt in the ocean.
The list goes on with this affordable cruise and island resort stay package. Prices starting at $200 for four nights at an all-inclusive resort is usually unheard of but, yes, you’ve heard it here!