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South Ocean Golf & Beach Resort: What's on the other side of the island?

South Ocean Golf & Beach Resort: What's on the other side of the island?

Jun 6th, 2002, 09:59 PM
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Brad
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South Ocean Golf & Beach Resort: What's on the other side of the island?

I needed a budget vacation and found this place. Does anyone have any comments about staying on this side of the island?
 
Jun 7th, 2002, 01:13 PM
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WE stayed there years ago, right before it became a Clarion, who apparently put alot of work into the resort, which it did need. It is a modest resort but clean. Nothing fancy. The resort is split in two - the main house with rooms, pool, restaurant and golf and down a drive (short walk), the beach pool and bar, true beachfront rooms where you literally walk right out onto the sand. The water on this side of the island is clear but can be choppier but at low tide you can really walk way out. Beach pool is small but nice.

There is really not much on that side of the island. The resort is located in a residential area and the only other busy is the Dive Shop (very popular but forget name at the moment!!) The area is very safe for going off grounds and walking. There are a few neighborhood restaurants - mom and poptype places that will even come to pick you up. Nassau town area is about 20 minutes away but the resort provided shuttles there and to Atlantis/casino's.

For the mooney, it is a good little place but just don't expect anything fancy.
 
Jun 8th, 2002, 07:00 AM
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Thanks for the great description Penney.
If you have any other insights about staying on this side of the island. Please send a message. Thanks.
 
Jun 9th, 2002, 03:52 AM
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Hi Brad:

My friends and I stayed there in college, and i have to say it wasn't the best decision. There was not any beach to speak of, the hotel was run down and we ended up moving to another hotel 1/2 way during the vacation. There was not a lot to do on that side of the island, and before we moved, we spent a ton of money on cabs going to where the nightlife was. Granted, we were in college and wanted a great nightlife scene, but i wouldn't stay there now either. It is nice if you want to be away from everything, but if you are wanting to get away from the hotel to explore, then i dont recommend it. Good luck!
 
Jun 9th, 2002, 05:24 AM
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Nothing else I can really think of Brad except to say it is a really peaceful part of the island. Ask the front desk for the local restaurants. The dive place is called Stewarts - can walk there from the resort. Beleive it is to the right if facing the water. Great place to eat off the resort is at Compass Point resort - great little resort, food is excellent but pricey but really worth it! Atlantis is worth getting over to see - they will charge you for a day pass however. There is also Bluee Lagoon island for the dolphin encounter which is very popular.

I would pay for a beachfront room and ground level is nice to walk right out.
 

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