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The Ocean Club, Bahamas
One Casino Drive, Paradise Island
Our Rating Neighborhood Paradise Island Phone 866-552-0001 in the U.S., 954/809-2716 in the U.S., 242/363-2501 Prices Summer: $525–$1,875 doubles, $975–$3,175 suite; Winter: $795–$6,029 double, $1,515–$16,054 suite. Units 105 rooms, suites, & villas Amenities Wi-Fi (free), 3 restaurants, bar, 2 outdoor pools, fitness center, spa, tennis courts, 18-hole golf course, kids’ program URL http://www.booking.com/hotel/bs/one.html?aid=1254987&label=frommers-hotelpage-deeplink Web site The Ocean Club, Bahamas
The most Old World luxe hotel in the Bahamas, the Ocean Club (now run by Four Seasons) was built by A&P heir Huntington Hartford himself after he bought Hog Island in 1959 and rechristened it Paradise Island.
This is the epitome of elegant island luxury, with palms waving from an immaculately manicured lawn by the beach, 24-hour butler service, a terraced set of Versailles-style gardens rising to a reassembled set of cloisters from a 12th-century French Augustinian monastery, and chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Bahamanian-spiced French Asian dishes at Dune restaurant (reviewed separately).
Rooms in the original Hartford Wing are done in plantation style, with mahogany and cane furnishings. Those in the beachside Crescent Wing are more modern. There are also cottages by the tennis courts and a trio of three- and four-bedroom villas right the beach.
(If you saw the 2006 James Bond reboot Casino Royale, you’ll recognize that 007 stayed in one of these villas and later played a poker game against the baddie in the club’s Library—yes, that bit was supposed to be Eastern Europe, but they filmed it here; the movie’s early “Africa” sequence and the “Venice beach” scene were also both filmed in the Bahamas.)
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