|AREA ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES
Lucayan National Park
This 40-acre park gives visitors the chance to reflect on how the Arawak Indians lived prior to Christopher Columbus' landing in 1492. See spectacular wild birds, a kaleidoscope of colorful fish and a breathtaking beach.
Parrot Jungle Garden of the Groves
A botanical garden created as a living monument to Wallace and Georgette Groves, the founders of Freeport / Lucaya. The 12-acre site blossoms with over 500 varieties of trees and plants. A special attraction, especially for the children, is the petting zoo with animals and tropical birds.
There are tours of downtown, Millionaire's Row, other islands, Freeport / Lucaya, the capital of Grand Bahama Island and the quaint village of West End. Enjoy all that Grand Bahama has to offer.
A very popular activity, visitors will have a tremendous time while being taught the art of bonefishing.
Try your hand at catching grouper, snapper and other tasty fish in our waters. Try it once, and pardon the expression, you will be hooked!
Deserted Island Cruise
Want to be cast away on a deserted island with your friends? Sail to Peterson's Cay, a small island and a national park, located off Grand Bahama Island. Enjoy "chilling" on the beach, or snorkel to your heart's content.
Enjoy a frolic with the dolphins in a pristine environment and watch them perform, or even stroke them as they swim up to you.
A trip on a glass-bottom boat is the perfect way to admire the island's spectacular marine life without getting wet. Boats sail from Port Lucaya Marina.
Enjoy riding a horse past the only castle on the island, as the ride takes you through lush foliage to the beach.
Kayak Nature Tour
On this tour come face to face with the ecology of the Bahamas. Paddle a kayak and observe birds, turtles and other sea life as they roam freely, but protected in our national park.
How low can you go? Watching the limbo dancer as he gracefully moves under the limbo stick will make you think that he has no spine. A fire dancer, steel drummers and local dancers will thrill you with their performances.
Enjoy a bird's-eye view of Grand Bahama from 450 feet in the air.
Experience the beauty that Jacques Cousteau spoke about in the shallow reefs of Grand Bahama. See the colorful fish as if you were in a seaquarium.
ROOMS AND SUITES
Crowne Plaza Resort Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas offers 392 thoughtfully appointed guest rooms and suites. Rooms offer views of either our million-gallon beach pool / tower pool, or of the island. For guests' convenience, 20% of rooms are non-smoking, based on availability. Specially appointed rooms are available for physically challenged guests. Children aged from 2 to 11 stay free.
Two Crowne Plaza Club floors provide the discerning traveler with exclusive accommodations and services for a more luxurious stay.
All guest rooms feature modern amenities which include air conditioning, iron and ironing board, coffee machine, alarm clock, hairdryer, telephone with dataport and voicemail, Internet access, remote-controlled cable television, video with on-demand movies, in-room safes and ergonomic desk and chairs. Your luggage may be checked in with the Bell Captain.
Additional facilities include:
- Bathtub and shower
- Separate hanging closet
- Laundry and dry-cleaning
DINING AND ENTERTAINMENT
Crowne Plaza Resort Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas offers a wide choice of dining options.
Paradiso offers a variety of tasty Italian delicacies for dinner. The Palm Grill features casual indoor and outdoor dining. Coconut Sports Bar is open for lunch and dinner.
Driftwoods, the pool bar, provides a great atmosphere in which to relax and enjoy a refreshing tropical drink. As a swim-up bar, Splash Beach Pool Bar and Grille is located at the new sand pool and beach. Crowne Plaza offers guests Internet access at the Cyber Café. For guests wishing to dine in the privacy of their room, Room Service is available.
Holiday Inn Sunspree offers a variety of restaurants and bars which include Rib Room, Calypso Café and John B.
The Casino's dining outlets are Oasis Café for lunch and dinner and the Tonic Lounge.
MEETINGS AND BANQUETS
Crowne Plaza is committed to providing services and offers that make your meeting a true return on your investment. Our meetings programs, such as
Meeting Options, make booking your meeting with us a great first step to your success.
The convention facilities at Crowne Plaza Resort Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas are among the largest and most complete in the Bahamas and Caribbean.
Two rooms have complete audio-visual equipment and staging facilities, and all rooms have multiple electrical and microphone outlets, telephones and individual controls for sound and music.
There are several outdoor areas that are suitable for theme parties, including poolside terraces, lush green lawns and a beach.
The resort offers complete banquet menus, which provide a full selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner suggestions. In addition, special menus and theme parties can be arranged for any group, regardless of size. Our professional staff is available to assist with arranging and planning all events.
Crowne Plaza Resort Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas will turn your banquet or meeting into an affair to remember! A variety of handsomely appointed banqueting and meeting rooms enhance business and social events of every description.
Meeting space is abundant at the resort, with 12 flexible rooms that can cater for groups of 15 to 1800.
Camelot measures 144' 0" x 90' 0" (43.9 x 27.4 meters) and provides an elegant venue for gala dinners and large exhibitions. It can be divided into two smaller rooms to create the ideal setting for smaller occasions.
The Palm Pavilion is a magnificent venue that can host up to 1000 guests in a banquet setting. The largest meeting room can accommodate up to 140 (8' 0" x 10' 0") exhibition booths. For more intimate gatherings, a variety of smaller function rooms are available.
SERVICES AND FACILITIES
Crowne Plaza Resort Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas offers guests the very best in recreation and relaxation facilities including three free-form pools, a man-made beach, two USGA-rated championship golf courses, 12 tennis courts, volleyball, table tennis and shuffleboard, a health club and jogging trail.
A full-service Business Center has been specifically created to support the needs of business travelers and meeting planners.
The Royal Oasis Casino is one of the largest American-style casinos in the Caribbean. The action at the gaming tables and slot machines in the lavish casino will thrill guests.
The International Bazaar, a collection of specialty shops, offering convenient duty-free shopping, is around the corner from the Crowne Plaza Resort.
The Guest Services department is dedicated to the very particular needs of all guests, with information on local events, including cultural activities, sightseeing outings, recreational attractions and sporting events.
A courtesy bus provides daily services to Xanadu Beach every half hour from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
A list of daily activities is posted throughout the resort to let you be as busy as you'd like.
The centerpiece of the resort is the million-gallon freshwater sand pool, offering a gentle slope to wade in or go deeper for swimming. It has a soft sand bottom and beach with no waves to knock you down. Located in the middle of the resort and open daily with lifeguards on duty.
There is a choice of two other beautiful pool areas, one at the Crowne Plaza Resort and the other at Holiday Inn Sunspree, which feature gigantic hot tubs and are only steps away for a quick dip! Enjoy the tropical setting of the pool areas that resemble intimate grottos on lush desert islands. A great place to relax after a day at the beach and to get you refreshed and ready for an exciting evening of gaming, dancing or just enjoying the tropical evening air of Grand Bahama Island. Lifeguards are on duty.
Open: Daily - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
The Fitness Center and European-Style Spa
Facilities include Universal gym, treadmill, bicycle and a selection of spa treatments. Located at the beach pool. There are also 12 tennis courts available.
Serenity Spa at The Royal Oasis Golf Resort & Casino:
Enjoy the ultimate relaxation getaway! Whether you take an hour out of your stay or choose to spend the day in the spa, you'll go home feeling new and refreshed. There are a wide variety of experiences available at the Serenity Spa at The Royal Oasis Golf Resort & Casino. This beautiful spa is located at the spectacular beach pool lagoon and is convenient to both the Holiday Inn SunSpree and Crowne Plaza properties.
- Relaxation (Swedish) Massage
- Centering (Shiatsu) Massage
- Deep Tissue (Sports) Massage
- Foot Reflexology Massage
- Sharing (two guests / two therapists) Massage for Two
- Ultimate (one guest / two therapists) Massage for One
Serenity Body Experiences:
- Seaweed Body Experience
- Aloe and Mud Body Experience
- A variety of exfoliation and moisturizing Experiences
An array of delightful hydrating and exfoliation Experiences are available for the face and body. You will return home glowing and feeling years younger.
Open: Fitness Center Daily - 7:00 am to 9:00 pm European-style Spa Daily - 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Video games are offered throughout the resort for your enjoyment.
Warm weather golf and a beautiful vacation destination make Grand Bahama Island an experience you'll want to enjoy over and over again. Golf aficionados and beginners alike are catching onto the buzz that Grand Bahama Island, located just 52 miles off the Florida Coast, is becoming the premier golf destination in the Bahamas and the Caribbean.
The Royal Oasis Golf Resort & Casino boasts two USGA-rated championship golf courses, both of which have hosted professional tournaments. The Royal Oasis Golf Resort & Casino offers golfers newly designed courses by the renowned Fazio Design Group.
A feature unique among golf courses, the Royal Oasis golf experience offers two driving ranges and the Greg Norman One-on-One video instruction program.
The Greg Norman One-on-One program is a specialized video instruction series where your stroke is captured and compared with the masterful stroke of Greg Norman. Your stroke comparison is then critiqued and analyzed, and you are provided with your copy of the video to review your needed finessing back home.
Emerald Golf Course
The Emerald is cut through thick and beautiful vegetation but has wide fairways and landing areas. The greens are well protected with numerous bunkers, and sand comes into play in several of the drives. This course allows you to pull the "Big Dawg" out on all of the par 4s and 5s, and from the back tees, a couple of the par 3s might need the driver. The Fazio Design Group has turned this course into a challenge for all levels of play.
Length of course: 6679 yards
Number of holes: 18
Par / slope / rating: 72 / 121 / 72.3
Ruby Golf Course
With trade winds always blowing, seemingly in your face on every hole, coupled with a challenging new Fazio design, the Ruby provides an excellent golf experience. The Fazio Group's reshaping of fairways, bunkers and greens has taken this Joe Lee design to a new level of playability. Numerous sugar-white bunkers give the eye a pleasing contrast against the emerald-colored fairways and greens - but steer clear of these steep-lipped traps or the results may not be sweet.
Length of course: 6750 yards
Number of holes: 18
Par / slope / rating: 72 / 72.4 / 122
THE ROYAL OASIS CASINO
The Royal Oasis Casino rivals any casino in the Caribbean. The newest state-of-the-art slot machines are in place for exciting gaming action that includes the latest innovations.
The island is buzzing in the evening and electricity is centered around the pulsating excitement in the Royal Oasis Casino. Take a spin on the roulette wheel or around the dance floor at the casino's nightclub, Tonic, the hottest spot for great nightlife excitement. Your nights will be as thrilling as your days!
The Royal Oasis Casino features the following:
- 28,000 square feet of American-style gaming
- State-of-the-art slot machines, video slots and slant-top slots
- Exciting sports book with 18 satellite cable television monitors
- Double odds craps
- Caribbean stud poker
- Let it ride
- Casino war
- Big six wheel
- Horse race machine
- Complimentary gaming lessons
- Slot, Caribbean stud poker and blackjack tournaments throughout the year
- Full-service casino hot desk
- Rated player program
- Fabulous special events open to all!
- Video poker
FAT CATS BEACH CLUB - A CHILDREN'S ACTIVITY CENTER
A children's program is available day and evening for kids aged 2 to 12 years old.
Activities include treasure hunts, volleyball, ping-pong, raft relay races, arts and crafts, Bahama bingo, water basketball, pie eating, limbo, lizard watching and more.
Every day there will be an activities sheet available at the Fat Cats headquarters.