Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts recently announced that Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour will become the newest member of the Expedition Properties Portfolio by Guy Harvey Outpost. Old Bahama Bay is the third Outpost Expedition Property in the northern Bahamas since launching the program earlier this year.
Outpost co-founders Mark Ellert and Bill Shedd made the announcement, along with James Culmer, manager of Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour.
“Old Bahama Bay is without question one of the most popular out-island marina resorts in the Bahamas, with world-class fishing and legendary diving,” said Ellert. “It’s the front door to the Northern Bahamas for the entire East Coast boating and fishing community, so Old Bahama Bay is a perfect complement to our other Outpost Expedition properties in the Abaco Islands.”
“For Outpost, it’s important to promote the understanding and appreciation of a destination’s relationship to its larger marine ecosystem. From Old Bahama Bay on past the Green Turtle Club to the Blackfly Bonefish Lodge at the south end of Great Abaco island, there are well over 200 miles of shoreline, flats, reefs, coves and cays. Each is uniquely different, but together they make for a remarkably vibrant and diverse marine environment, offering great vacation and scientific opportunities,” said Bill Shedd.
Old Bahama Bay Resort and Yacht Harbour is located on West End, Grand Bahama Island, approximately 60 miles east of Palm Beach, Florida. The resort, with its 73 villas and full-service marina, has recently reclaimed its operating independence after becoming associated with plans to redevelop two thousand acres of land once known as Jack Tar Village. The newly created management company, Island Ventures Resort & Club, Ltd., has installed James Culmer as Resort Manager.
Known for its “barefoot elegance,” the tranquility of the resort’s secluded hammock-lined beach provides an ideal island escape for both families and couples. With a wide-range of on-site activities, guests can choose to relax at the oceanfront swimming pool and along its beautiful beaches, or they can participate in more adventurous activities including fishing, diving, snorkeling and boating. Resort amenities include complimentary use of Wi-Fi, kayaks, snorkel equipment, the fitness center, and bicycles. The oceanfront Teaser’s Tiki Bar serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Massage services are also available by appointment.
Accommodations include 67 beachfront junior suites, and six one- and two-bedroom suites. Every room is filled with little extra touches such as rich mahogany woods and textured leather furnishings, luxurious bathrooms, fine linens and robes, refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, DVD and CD players, cable television, oceanfront terraces and more. The marina is a 72-slip full-service yacht harbour with lighted entry markers for night arrival, fuel dock, power, water, cable TV and pump out stations. It can accommodate vessels up to 120′.