West End, Grand Bahama Island
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Old Bahama Bay Resort & Marina navigation map for crossings from U.S.

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Explorer Chart: GB-1, GB-2, GB-2A
  • There is a private air strip at West End.
Air Service
  • Air service is available through schedule airlines at Freeport / Lucaya
  • The anchorage in the outer harbor has limited anchorage space.
  • Boats also anchor in a small pool of deep water just N of the N breakwater of the marina entrance.
Area Information / Tourism
  • Bahamas Area Websites. Sites that can be searched for tourist and business information throughout the Bahamas.
  • Old Bahama Bay Resort & Marina is beautiful and extremely well maintained - a jewel. The staff members are jewels in their friendliness and service.
  • In 2008, the US property developer, Bobby Ginn, had construction underway for a projected $4.9 B mega resort and residential community, Ginn Sur Mer. Ginn had bought the entire W tip of the island including the old Jack Tar Resort which was renamed the Old Bahama Bay Resort and Marina at Ginn Sur Mer. The developer cut a huge canal system along the W edge of the cay starting just S of the existing canals and housing development. The new basin has its own entrance channel on the W coast.The canal was to be the "Venice of the Americas" with gondola service and a megayacht marina among other features that included golf courses designed by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklus. He also raised the land above storm surge range.
  • By December 2011, Ginn Sur Mer was foreclosed on and the property belongs to 3 different entities. The Old Bahama Bay Resort & Marina was sold to a US company and continues in operation. The original housing area at the N end of the property abutting the resort and marina has had some beautiful homes built each with its on boat dock on a canal. The tees and greens of the golf course are still being maintained. Further development at a smaller scale is planned.
Art Galleries / Art
Banks & ATM

Beverage Store
  • A nice beverage store is available in West End Settlement about a 2 mile walk from the marina.
Bike Rental
  • Old Bahama Bay Resort & Marina has bikes available for rent.
Boat Rental / Charter
Book Exchange
BTC / Batelco Office
  • 242-346-6511
Car Rental
  • Old Bahama Bay Resort & Marina can make arrangements.
Cell Phone Service
  • There is good cell phone service on the island.
  • Anglican
  • Baptist
  • Catholic
  • Church of God of Prophecy
Coffee Shop
Cruisers Net
Customs & Immigration
  • Customs (242-346-6566) and Immigration Officers (232-346-6488) available on site.
Dinghy Landing
  • Available at the marina and the settlement on the bank side.
  • TowBoatU.S. West End; 321-258-5956. Service Area: 100 miles offshore.
  • A prime sport fishing area lies nearby the marina along the edge of the bank. The marina hosts sport fishing tournaments throughout the year.
Fresh Fish

  • Old Bahama Bay Resort & Marina has diesel and gas available on its fuel dock.
Golf Cart / Scooter Rental
Groceries & Produce

Hardware & Lumber
Ice Cream
Internet & WiFi
  • Old Bahama Bay Resort & Marina, provides wifi service in the marina.
  • Old Bahama Bay Resort & Marina has a laundry for marina guests.
  • Library
  • Old Bahama Bay Resort & Marina has 67 junior suites and 6 2-bedroom suites; there are also rental villas.
Marina & Dockage
  • Old Bahama Bay Resort & Marina; 242-350-6500; 800-444-9469; info@oldbahamabay.com. Full service marina; 72 slips; pool; restaurant; beach resort facilities open to marina guests.
Marine Supplies & Parts
Marine Service & Repairs
Medical / Clinic / Pharmacy
  • Government clinic with doctor and nurse at West End village; 242-346-6463.

Packages & Shipping
Personal Services
  • Old Bahama Bay Resort & Marina has a spa open to marina guests and offers messages.
  • West End village local police office; 242-346-6444.
Post Office / Mail

  • Old Bahama Bay Resort & Marina can make arrangements.
  • Old Bahama Bay Resort & Marina; 800-444-9469 (US)
Restaurant & Bar
  • Old Bahama Bay Resort & Marina Straw Bar and Restaurant by the pool and beach.
  • Old Bahama Bay Resort & Marina Aqua Restaurant.
  • Old Bahama Bay Resort & Marina Bonefish Folley’s Bar and Grille.
  • Prime Time
  • Village Tavern
Retail Therapy - Shopping
  • Old Bahama Bay Resort & Marina resort shop.
Snorkeling & Scuba Diving

  • Snorkeling areas lie nearby off the NE beach of the resort.
Taxi / Bus
  • Old Bahama Bay Resort & Marina can make transportation arrangements.
  • A bus ride to Lucaya takes an hour or so.242-443-3222; penn-co@hotmail.com.
  • Taxi; Kale Penn;
Things to See & Do
  • Beautiful beaches
  • Swimming Pool
  • Watersports
  • Fitness Center & Message Room
  • Visit Lucaya.

  • Old Bahama Bay Resort & Marina provides receptacles for marina guests.
  • Trash bins are available in West End village.
VHF Protocol
  • Old Bahama Bay Resort & Marina provides RO water at $15 / day for marina guest boats (mandatory fee with boat slip).
  • Weather reports are available from the marina office.
  • US weather stations in FL are also available on their cable TV system.
  • Marine Weather Center; Daily SSB, webcast, & email forecasts by Chris Parker. Note: Best reception in this area is usually on 4045 KHz USB Simplex at 0630 AST.
  • Bahamas Met Office website provides weather forecast for local areas throughout the Bahamas.

\Updated: 13 Jan 12

Topics: 13 Jan 12