Memories Grand Bahama Beach Resort – Trip Report
We had the opportunity to visit the Memories Grand Bahama Beach & Casino from October 26, 2015 through October 30, 2015. Grand Bahama Island is a beautiful island with wonderful people. The location of the Memories Grand Bahama Beach is great. The resort is only 15 minutes from Grand Bahama International Airport. The beach is one of the resort’s best features with sugary-soft sand, crystal clear, sparkling blue water. The resort is a lot of fun and the entertainment team does a great job making sure everyone is having a good time, but also respecting the wishes of those who just wish to relax. There were a few aspects of the resort that should be addressed. The lobby of the resort and the rooms at the resort could use some updating. The lobby does not possess the “wow factor” that many other all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean do. If you’re expecting a lobby similar to a RIU Palace or an Iberostar, you will be disappointed.
The food at the resort was well above average. Selections Buffet Restaurant always had fresh food and the seafood feast that was offered on Thursday night is not to be missed. We only ate at one of the specialty restaurants, Bella Cucina Italian Restaurant. The pasta was prepared very well and the sauce was excellent. The restaurant provided a wide variety of pasta, pizza, and a kid’s menu. Other guests spoke very highly of the Steakhouse and the Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar, but we didn’t have the time to try them. Props Sports Bar is a great spot at the resort and something that the resort should feature more. The bar is big and could be a lot of fun. The calamari, chicken wings, nachos, and beef sandwich were all very good.
On Wednesday nights on the island, there is a “fish fry” on a local beach called Smith Point. This is an event that takes place off the resort. A cab from the resort to Smith Point costs about $10. This area features many different seafood shacks on the beach with fresh fish, conch, and other seafood specialties. This was a lot of fun and an event that we highly recommend experiencing. The conch salad at Terry’s Seafood Shack (end of the street next to the church) was excellent.
Across the street from the Memories Grand Bahama Beach Resort is the Port Lucaya Marketplace. The Port Lucaya Marketplace is a great place to walk around, shop, explore, and eat. This outdoor area shopping area features restaurants, bars, souvenir shops, liquor stores, and more.
To view more pictures of our visit: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153046091197003.1073741841.195953112002&type=1&l=e2bda95015
This trip also gave us our first chance to use some of our newer technology and capture some aerial footage of the resort.