Ocean Pearl Bonefishing Resort3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Run down, poorly managed, no staff present from 6PM until 11AM. Rooms are dirty, most electrical was out in the room..all but one lamp worked, air condition unit in window was so loud you could hardly sleep and was not cold. No food served until lunch and then it was a choice of 3 frozen things, bottled water ran out in the hotel and we had to walk down the road to get bottles from a store. When we arrived way past the time of check in, they did not even know we had a reservation. We had to wait 2 hours for them to get a room ready. We were the only guests at the resort. We left after 2 days...could not take it. No internet even though the ad said they had it, TV broken, no pool even though it says there is on internet and no water sports or any activity offered. Falsely advertised in every way. The cost for a cab to get to this place was $120 and the cab driver did not even know where it was..he had to call around and ask.
I did not stay at this resort - we just stumbled upon the restaurant while we were driving across the island - and I just loved the quaint cottage restaurant with the deck overlooking the gorgeous beach. It was very secluded and peaceful and the food was fantastic. We had tried Conch fritters at a number of places around the island but these ones were BY FAR the best. 12 fritters for $3! This would be a very peaceful place to stay -although it is maybe a bit too secluded for some. Captain Vick was also available for snorkelling or fishing outings and there were some kayaks to use. One of my favorite days for sure.
If you are looking for unspoiled beauty, a stunning view, and amazing food, this is the place for you! I would live there if I could !!! Well, I wanted to just submit a short review, but Trip advisor won't let me, so I my type in at least 200 characters. Loved the resort, I would go again if I had the opportunity, but honestly, Freeport will not be on our itinerary again now that we have been there. Next stop for us is Eastern Carribean
The best part of this hotel was the distance from anything else, about 20-30 minute drive from the Airport. The beach across from the rooms was pristine, and for the most part it was completely deserted. The wifi from the hotel reaches the beach, so it was absolutely paradise! It does make it difficult to see the other parts of the island unless you can hire a car, but the escape factor is great. The facilities are nothing special, actually quite poor for the price you pay. The food at the restaurant is mediocre and at times that is your only option there. However, I would still recommend the property if you can spend the majority of your time away from the room (shouldn't be hard if the weather is nice). Grand Bahama has many beautiful beaches and a very interesting national park that the owners (who are quite lovely people) are happy to take you to.
Doris and Troy are two of the most out-going and friendly people I have ever met. My girlfriend and I went out dancing with Doris, and went fishing with Troy. I did not know to rent a car, and Doris and Troy were very helpful driving us to and from our destinations. Doris and Troy, and the entire staff, rate 5 stars. They are exceptional, special people and I am grateful for having met them. However, much more goes into a review and unfortunately most of the remainder is negative. The Ocean Pearl Bonefish is not a resort. Do not expect anything fancy. Maid service came once in the 5 days I was there. When she did come, the floor was swept and mopped; but the bed linens were not changed; replacement clean towels were not provided; and the toilet paper was not replenished. Bring your own shampoo; none provided. The shower was in the bathtub. By itself, that is fine; it's just important to know for the next few details. The bath spigot had a two-inch ring of rust around it. The tub was old and dirty. The shower only has water pressure when the water is turned to boiling hot. At all other temperatures, the water pressure drops dramatically. The water does not drain during the shower, even with the drain open. The water, with all the dirt that was washed off your body and who knows what from the dirty tub, fills the tub up to your ankles. The result is you're standing in dirty water by the end of the shower. After the shower, the tub takes twenty minutes to drain. Because the water drains so slowly, all the dirt and soap gets left behind in the tub. I had to rinse the tub twice after each shower just to flush the residue down the drain. I loved having a kitchenette. it makes for a wonderful addition to the room. Dish soap and paper towels are not provided. By itself this is not a big deal, but if you're travelling internationally, just know to bring your own. The refrigerator sprang a leak during my visit. Had to mop it up myself. Kitchen sink faucet was loose and nearly came completely off. There's no real beach service to speak of. One beach chair was provided with the room. When I asked for a second, none was provided. When my very skinny and light-weight girlfriend sat in the chair, it nearly collapsed on her. If you can, bring your own beach chairs. There are no beach umbrellas; again bring your own if you want one. The beach is really just a tiny, narrow strip of land. At high tide, there is almost no place to sit. Many advertisements say the beach stretches for 8 miles. It does not. Maybe it stretches for 2 or 3. Not a huge deal, but just another example leading to the conclusion that this place is not a "resort". No pool. Resorts usually have a pool, this place does not. Not a big deal with the ocean in such close proximity; but resorts typically have pools. Just another reason this place does not qualify as a resort. The rooms are old and in need of refurbishing. A light was provided on the nightstand, but there was no outlet within reach of the electrical cord, and there was no extension cord. A boat is parked immediately outside the rooms. The parked boat right outside the window ruins the positive feeling you would otherwise have with an ocean-facing view. The on-premises restaurant closes very early. Bring food for your kitchenette if you eat after 6:00 pm. These missing services, if provided, would make this place a resort; but because they are not, I can only classify this place as a motel. There are two stray dogs making this property their home. I doubt they're clean. Most likely they're dirty. Avoid them. The motel is extremely far-removed from everything. At times, the solitude is amazing. Just bring your own car so you can travel to your excursions and back. I feel misled by the false advertising; and was expecting a real resort. Go for the solitude. Go for the great people you will meet. Just don't expect a three star resort, or even a three star hotel. I'd give it zero stars but the friendliness of Doris and Troy deserve a great deal of mention.
This little hotel is in High Rock about 30 - 40 minutes east of the Lucaya area of Freeport. It's an older property and small - only 9 air-conditioned rooms - that face out onto one of the nicest beaches on Grand Bahama. The rooms are large and clean with small bathrooms; beds are comfortable. You can ask for the "suite" that also has a small kitchen. This is not a "resort" in US parlance, but a hide-away where one goes for solitude and sun. There's a cute cabana on the beach, where you can get beer or rum drinks (or whatever!) to your heart's content, $20 lobster dinners (ask for broiled not 'cracked'), fish, burgers, conch fritters, etc. Service is quick, attitude is laid back. You can enjoy the cabana without having to stay at the hotel itself. The primary attraction of this location is the nearly always deserted 5 miles of white sand beach to the west. There is no nightlife - restaurant closes at 6:00 during the week, 7:00 on Friday & Saturday, although they will stay open if they have customers. This is a nice diversion from the faux-Bahamian atmosphere at Lucaya. Certainly worth a day trip to get away from the city. Doris and Troy are great hosts and will make you feel at home as soon as you arrive. (PS: Good WIFI!) Get a map and drive east on the main road. When you see the restaurant on the right lined with conch shells on the railing, go about 3 more miles. Just over a small hill will be a right turn at the big "Bishop's" sign. Turn there, go to the end of the paved road (about 1/2 mile) and turn right again. Cabana will be on your left and hotel will be on your right past the cemetary. My "4" rating is based upon my perception of value, location, and expectations considering the location and size of the property. Please also see my review of Bishop's Bonefish Resort which is at the same location.
Die Unterkunft war nicht besonders sauber oder gut ausgestattet. Kein WiFi wie angegeben! Die Leute des "Hotels" waren etwas merkwürdig und es war alles recht teuer. Aber wunderschöner einsamer Strand.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- Laundry facilities
Ocean Pearl Bonefishing Resort places you next to Ben's Cave and within a 10-minute walk of Burial Mound Cave. This 3-star hotel has 10 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's on the waterfront and also within a 15-minute drive of Gold Rock Beach.
Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served each morning for a fee.
The 10 soundproofed rooms feature kitchens with refrigerators, microwaves, and dishwashers. TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer free toiletries. Other standard amenities include sofa beds, private yards, and coffee makers.
Ocean Pearl Bonefishing Resort features free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and express check-out. There's free parking, as well as an airport shuttle for a fee (available 24 hours). Staff members can help with accommodation requests, and provide front-desk service during limited hours. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a terrace, laundry facilities, and a convenience store.
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66% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 7 reviews