Results 1 to 28 of 28

Thread: Ocean Club, Paradise Island, Nassau

  1. #1
    JEK is offline
    Senior Insider Joined: Jan 2004 In the ether . . . Posts: 53,159
    Just got a save the date for a wedding there. Anyone been?
    The Marius 100th Birthday Party Memorial -- June 5, 2023

  2. #2
    andynap is online now
    SBH Insider Joined: Oct 2002 Philadelphia Posts: 44,498
    My son.


    Andy

  3. #3
    JEK is offline
    Senior Insider Joined: Jan 2004 In the ether . . . Posts: 53,159
    Did he do a trip report?
    The Marius 100th Birthday Party Memorial -- June 5, 2023

  4. #4
    MIke R is offline
    SBH Insider Joined: May 2003 Stinson Lake - New Hampshire & Provincetown - Cape Cod Posts: 51,935
    I was on Paradise Island once..this chick I was sort of dating won a three day trip there and invited me to go.....good thing I liked the chick because the island was horrible....Jersey Shore in the Caribbean
    "When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace" Jimi Hendrix

  5. #5
    KevinS is offline
    Senior Insider Joined: Jul 2003 Posts: 20,918
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike R
    Jersey Shore in the Caribbean
    LOL. Yup, that's Paradise Island.



  6. #6
    andynap is online now
    SBH Insider Joined: Oct 2002 Philadelphia Posts: 44,498
    Quote Originally Posted by KevinS
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike R
    Jersey Shore in the Caribbean
    LOL. Yup, that's Paradise Island.


    He said the food in any one of the many restaurant was good, and my grand-daughters loved the water slide but it is as Mike said.


    Andy

  7. #7
    griffin is offline
    SBH Member Joined: Mar 2005 Florida Posts: 89
    For a wedding weekend, it will be fine! Jean Georges has a great restaurant there, the Dune. Do go under the bridge for some great conch salad, & the Poop Deck is great for fresh fish on Nassau Harbor.

  8. #8
    JEK is offline
    Senior Insider Joined: Jan 2004 In the ether . . . Posts: 53,159
    That's what we figured. The wedding and lodging is at http://www.oneandonlyresorts.com/flash.html which looks very nice.
    The Marius 100th Birthday Party Memorial -- June 5, 2023

  9. #9
    Grey is offline
    SBH Insider Joined: Jun 2009 New York Posts: 2,012
    Hello -- My husband and I have stayed at the Ocean Club 5 times so I am happy to answer any questions. The resort has beautiful grounds and is a lovely location for a wedding. Jean-Georges does have a restaurant at the resort. There are also a couple of good restaurants over at the Atlantis (the Ocean Club Escalade can take you back and forth) including Nobu. I also highly recommend the spa.

  10. #10
    JEK is offline
    Senior Insider Joined: Jan 2004 In the ether . . . Posts: 53,159
    Thanks! They are having the rehearsal dinner at the Atlantis. I know it will be a far cry from St. Jean, but it should be a fun long weekend.
    The Marius 100th Birthday Party Memorial -- June 5, 2023

  11. #11
    Grey is offline
    SBH Insider Joined: Jun 2009 New York Posts: 2,012
    OC has a different feel than the rest of Paradise Island. That's a good or bad thing depending on your preferences. It just depends on what you are looking for. It's an expansive property with relatively few guest rooms (I want to say ~80) so even when the resort is at capacity it doesn't feel crowded. It's also a relatively quick hop from the East Coast. We take the first flight out of NYC in the a.m. and are usually at the resort by 9:30-10:00am so can still get in a full day's worth of lounging in the sun.

    We did feel like during visits 3 and 4 that the service had fallen and that some of the rooms could use a little refreshment. Apparently we were not the only ones because when we arrived for visit 5 during Jan '09 there was a new General Manager (and the service was better) and they had started redoing some of the guest rooms.

    Hope you enjoy!


  12. #12
    JEK is offline
    Senior Insider Joined: Jan 2004 In the ether . . . Posts: 53,159
    USAir DCA-NAS 0830-1112. Not bad!
    The Marius 100th Birthday Party Memorial -- June 5, 2023

  13. #13
    BBT is offline
    SBH Insider Joined: Feb 2008 Posts: 11,049
    You will like the resort and hate the place. For a wedding its fine.
    "St. Bart's is Crack for Vacations." Credit given to EDW

  14. #14
    JEK is offline
    Senior Insider Joined: Jan 2004 In the ether . . . Posts: 53,159
    Never been, so it will be fun. This is a summer of weddings for us:
    1. Couer D'Alene, Idaho this weekend
    2. Nassau 6/26
    3. Lake Anna, Virginia, near Tim 7/3
    4. Portland, Oregon 7/31

    This is what happens when your daughter gets married and you invite all those friends and relatives :)
    The Marius 100th Birthday Party Memorial -- June 5, 2023

  15. #15
    JEK is offline
    Senior Insider Joined: Jan 2004 In the ether . . . Posts: 53,159
    Very nice place. Low rise -- two stories and the staff are really great.

    Attached Images Attached Images
    The Marius 100th Birthday Party Memorial -- June 5, 2023

  16. #16
    Peter NJ is offline
    SBH Insider Joined: Dec 2002 Highlands NJ Posts: 6,807
    Very nice! Hows the frozen fish? :)
    The last of the famous international playboys

  17. #17
    Grey is offline
    SBH Insider Joined: Jun 2009 New York Posts: 2,012
    JEK, have you seen the gardens yet? They are absolutely lovely.

    Which wing are you staying in? We usually stay in the Hartford but are contemplating doing the Crescent for our next trip. I'm wondering if it is worth it.

    Where are you headed for dinner tonight?

    Enjoy your trip.

  18. #18
    JEK is offline
    Senior Insider Joined: Jan 2004 In the ether . . . Posts: 53,159
    Saw the gardens this morning and the wedding is there tomorrow. Not sure of the wing, but we are next to the reception building, just to the left when facing the front. Nice ocean view. We will be back.
    The Marius 100th Birthday Party Memorial -- June 5, 2023

  19. #19
    Peter NJ is offline
    SBH Insider Joined: Dec 2002 Highlands NJ Posts: 6,807
    Anymore pics??
    The last of the famous international playboys

  20. #20
    JEK is offline
    Senior Insider Joined: Jan 2004 In the ether . . . Posts: 53,159

    One & Only Ocean Club has an unusual history. In 1959 the fabulously wealthy Huntington Hartford II, grandson of the man who founded The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (which later became the A&P supermarket chain), purchased two acres on Hog Island in the Bahamas.
    A year later Hartford bought a nearby estate dubbed Shangri-la and began to convert it into the 52-room Ocean Club resort. In 1962 the prime piece of land was renamed Paradise Island and the Ocean Club resort opened with great fanfare. Celebrities and the wealthy, European royalty and American politicians, two thousand of them, gathered at a huge party to inaugurate the property. The Ocean Club soon became a favorite getaway retreat for everyone from Richard Nixon to the Beatles.

    More recently, One & Only Ocean Club provided the setting for several scenes in Casino Royale, the 2006 remake of the James Bond film that was originally shot in Paradise Island as well.
    [
    Attached Images Attached Images
    The Marius 100th Birthday Party Memorial -- June 5, 2023

  21. #21
    Peter NJ is offline
    SBH Insider Joined: Dec 2002 Highlands NJ Posts: 6,807
    Wow..looks great..keep them coming
    The last of the famous international playboys

  22. #22
    tim is offline
    Moderator Joined: Jun 2003 Vélo, Virginia Posts: 16,797
    WOW, neat place! I actually think I passed through there in the late 60's, but that time of my life is blurry.
    The best moderation is the least moderation.

  23. #23
    GramChop is offline
    SBH Insider Joined: Jul 2007 Austin, Texas Posts: 17,450
    wow...very elegant!

    tim....you were alive in the 60's?
    The waves of the sea bring me back to me.

  24. #24
    JEK is offline
    Senior Insider Joined: Jan 2004 In the ether . . . Posts: 53,159
    Took a few screen shots from the movie to compare.

    Attached Images Attached Images
    The Marius 100th Birthday Party Memorial -- June 5, 2023

  25. #25
    JoshA is offline
    SBH Insider Joined: Aug 2005 Annapolis Posts: 4,106
    I passed through that property decades ago. I remember thinking it was grand but decaying and needed refurbishing. Looks like the new owners have done a fine job.

  26. #26
    JEK is offline
    Senior Insider Joined: Jan 2004 In the ether . . . Posts: 53,159
    Lots of owners including Merv Griffin and The Donald now owned by Saul Steinberg.
    The Marius 100th Birthday Party Memorial -- June 5, 2023

  27. #27
    tim is offline
    Moderator Joined: Jun 2003 Vélo, Virginia Posts: 16,797
    Quote Originally Posted by gramchop
    wow...very elegant!

    tim....you were alive in the 60's?
    Uhhh.....oui. :)
    The best moderation is the least moderation.

  28. #28
    GramChop is offline
    SBH Insider Joined: Jul 2007 Austin, Texas Posts: 17,450
    Quote Originally Posted by tim
    Quote Originally Posted by gramchop
    wow...very elegant!

    tim....you were alive in the 60's?
    Uhhh.....oui. :)
    say it ain't so, mon ami!!
    The waves of the sea bring me back to me.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •