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New Providence and Paradise Islands Hotels

Bluewater Resorts

  • Casual Chic

Pros

  • Spring breakers not allowed
  • Great for families
  • Tennis courts

Cons

  • No major activities
  • Need car to go into town
  • Housekeeping costs extra

Updated 07/12/2013

Fodor's Review

These simply decorated time-share and short-term rental accommodations are perfect for young families or groups of friends traveling together. The stucco units are spread across landscaped grounds. Tiled three-bedroom luxury villas, oceanfront or garden-side, sleep six comfortably—up to eight using roll-aways (so the price is really quite reasonable when shared by several people). Each unit has oversize rooms, delightful secluded patios, a fully equipped kitchen, a washer

and dryer, and a dishwasher. The pool and some units overlook the ocean.

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Hotel Information

Address:

W. Bay St., Cable Beach, New Providence Island, Bahamas

Phone:

242-327–7568

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 35 units
  • No meals

Updated 07/12/2013

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Jan 7, 2009

Previous Guest-2006

Hello, I just joined Fordor's so thought I would go back and rate my past stays. I stayed at Guanahani Village a few years ago in 2006. I had a great time there along with 3 other guests. We arrived early and did need to wait about an hour for our check in as our room was being cleaned. No problem we did arrive early. The office attendant was very helpful with information about the area and other things to do. The rooms were clean and very

spacious. The view was awsome. We also enjoyed the pool and private beach. Washer & Dryer is included in the unit. There is a small grocery store located within walking distance to the right exiting the drive. Its maybe 1/4 mile? We picked up breakfast items, washing detergent & snacks for a reasonable price there. ICE is available from the office also. Cable is also in the unit. Thing to do: We did not have a rental car, but there is a public transportation bus you can take for $1 each way to go into town. A taxi was used to go over the bridge to see Atlantis and the great aquarium there or you can take the ferry. We also were able to book a snorkeling excursion with the SEAHORSE catamaran just opposite Atlantis. So much fun. There is the Crystal Palace casino walking distance. Public beach is just a 20 min ride on the bus. Want to meet the locals I recommend the FISH FRY on the beach. Also was able to book a deep sea private charter fishing boat that picked us up right at the dock where the ferry is. One note. the stores and nightlife in the immediate area are pretty much non-existant except for the Casino. If you want a relaxing vacation away from the crowded tourists I recommend Guanahani Village. The bartenders at the bar by the pool were great also. There were people from a jet ski pace that offered us to rent thenm right from the private beach. We also were able to do some of our own snorkeling right off the beach. Watch for the barracuda. LOL

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Dec 19, 2008

Awesome Place - Complete 180 of Other Review

Every year or two, my family takes a trip to Atlantis and we obviously love it there and have a great time. This year, we heard that a lot of the amenities there were being shut down because Atlantis wasn't doing well, and it just so happened that a friend of mine had an Ownership at Blue Water Resort (The new Guanahani Village). I decided to take him up on his offer of allowing us to go down to use his villa for the week, and after reading reviews

I had mixed feelings. I know that the Resort has recently undergone major renovations - and that the units of the past were met with mixed results (I'm assuming the other reviewer from last year had one of these). Most of all of the units have recently been renovated and the place was great - from the space to the ladies at 'Da Sand Bar'. My friend has owned there for a while so he has seen the old and the new and told me that I wouldn't be able to believe how drastically things have changed here in the past few years. 42" Plasma TV in our living room, really nice property and my family loved it. We may actually seriously consider switching from Atlantis to here. It was just such a nice feel and allowed us to not feel like we were just another number at a large chain hotel like Wyndham or the come-and-go at Atlantis - you really don't realize it until you get away from it. Couldn't have been happier. Max from Philadelphia

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Dec 24, 2007

Acrofencer

We arrived early and were unable to check in. We returned at 4:30pm as check-in time was reportedly at 4:00pm but no one was in the office. After walking around the property we inquired of the security guard who had the keys for our unit.The unit was large but very outdated. The rugs& bedspread were dirty and bathrooms tubs were full of mold & mildew. On our first day maintainence came to fix a "leak" which they soon turned into a flood of the upstairs

bathroom, underlying kitchen,ceiling tile and floor. They told me that they could not move us to another unit and I had to demand that the rug be cleaned. I found the staff to be polite, but services in general were lacking compared to other vacation rental homes that we have visited.

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Nov 13, 2004

o problem if you forget your bathing suit top

paradise

By GAC

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Jul 6, 2001

Decent accomodations at a good price

Guanahani is a good place to stay if you have a group of more than 4 people. The rooms were very spacious, though we found quite a few ants somehow managed to find their way in. It definitely is not a Hilton. The beach was very small, but was sparsely used by the guests. It was very private as was the pool area. Location wise, it is about a 10-15 minute walk to the main Cable beach resorts (Radisson, Nassau Beach Hotel), the closest places for

a decent restaurant (Cafe Johnny Canoe's was great). Getting a bus is easy - you're dropped off right in front of Guanahani, but past 7:00pm, a taxi back is a must (unless you rent a car). All in all, Guanahani is a good no frills place for a group of more than 4 people in an otherwise pricey vacation destination. Next time though, we'll probably chose an "all-inclusive" resort.

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