Travel Information: COVID-19 Update

West End

West End is the oldest settlement on Grand Bahama Island and is considered its historical capitol. Predating the development of Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour in 1997, West End has enjoyed a colorful history including rum running during Prohibition. Today West End has changed little from days past of life in the Bahama out-islands as a sleepy fishing village known for its succulent conch, monster tuna and wily bonefish.

Grand Bahama is one of the larger islands in the Bahamas, approximately 100 miles long west to east and 12 miles at its widest point north to south. In the mid 1950’s a Virginia financier named Wallace Groves began development of what is today the island’s principal settlement, Freeport. Since that time, Freeport has become a 230 square mile free trade zone, complete with extensive resort development, numerous golf courses, residential projects and major commercial infrastructure. Some say it reminds them of South Florida! The island even has its stories of colorful residents. The famed recluse Howard Hughes spent many of his last years living on Grand Bahama Island, locked behind the doors of his rooftop penthouse in the Xanadu Resort.

In contrast to Feeport’s development, the vast majority of Grand Bahama remains rural in character, and life goes on with a slow out-island tempo. In 1948 while Virginian Wallace Grove was hard at work with his plans for Freeport, England’s Sir Billy Butlin decided to expand his Butlin’s Holiday Camps to West End by building Butlin’s Vacation Village. This lasted only a couple of years. The property sat dormant for awhile until the opening of the Jack Tar Village Resort in 1951 by the Sammons family of Dallas, Texas.

The Jack Tar was one of the most lavish resort properties in the Bahamas and was the first Caribbean all-inclusive hotel. The resort included an airfield, a marina, a complex of canals, a commercial wharf, a 424 room hotel, 16 tennis courts, a 27 hole golf course and the largest saltwater swimming pool in the western hemisphere. Jack Tar Village, along with the West End Community, prospered in the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Although the resort was closed in 1988 when Mr. Sammons passed away, some past visitors still inquire about the resort.

Old Bahama Bay Resort opened with 72 marina slips in August 1999. The first hotel rooms came to market in May 2001. In 2004, 25 additional rooms and suites were added, and in 2007 a final 24 units were opened. Today, Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour is a proud member of the Guy Harvey Outpost Expedition portfolio. As always, it sits proudly at the westernmost tip of Grand Bahama Island, welcoming visiting families and water-sport enthusiasts from around the world to this little corner of Bahamian paradise!

West End Bahama Resort

Old Bahama Bay Resort

Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour, offering out-island barefoot elegance.

Rest at West End

Rest

Relax with oceanfront views.

Dine at West End

Dine

Enjoy local Bahamian cuisine.

chill at West End

GHO Chill

Chill in hammock oceanside or in a beach chair poolside.

play at West End

GHO Play

kayaks, Paddleboards, Vollyball & more!.

Boat at West End

Boat

The Old Bahama Bay Marina is located in West End, Bahamas, only 55 nautical miles from Palm Beach.

Fish at West End

GHO Fish

Wahoo! Enjoy Offshore & Flats Fishing in West End!

discover at West End

Discover

For the nature enthusiasts, there’s no shortage of ways to spend your time on Grand Bahama Island

Gallery at West End

Gallery

 

Adventures  at West End

Expedition Adventures

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Guy Harvey Resort St. Augustine Beach’s Commitment to You During COVID-19

First of all, we want to thank our valued guests for their patience and understanding during this time. Our hotel is currently OPEN, but some of our amenities and services are limited or unavailable at this time.

We have also updated our cancellation policy to provide the most flexibility to our guests. Please follow the link below to see our full list of changes and updates.

For the most update information, please refer to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or your local health authority.

GHO Statement on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are closely monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization’s statements regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and following guidelines from these agencies and the local health departments. The wellbeing of our guests and associates is of paramount importance. We ask that you please contact the location directly to modify your reservation. Below is the link to each locations Covid-19 update, phone numbers and emails for each destination.

Guy Harvey Resort St Augustine Beach: Covid-19 Update Contact: 904-471-2555 or reservations@GuyHarveyResortStAugustineBeach.com

Camp Mack, a Guy Harvey Lodge, Marina & RV Resort Covid-19 Update Contact: 863-696-1108 or info@GuyHarveyCampMack.com

For the most update information, please refer to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) or your local health authority.