Travel: New Name for Bahama Resort

Now, wouldn't you rather be here at the Grand Lucayan, Bahamas?

Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas (August 30, 2011) – Grand Lucayan, Bahamas, formerly “Our Lucaya Beach & Golf Resort,” has changed more than its name this season.

A destination unto itself, the Grand Lucayan, Bahamas, a Radisson Resort, located on Grand Bahama Island stretches along more than a mile of pristine, powder-soft beach, offering a wealth of activities befitting virtually every type of traveler. Guests can take advantage of a vast array of world class facilities located throughout the Grand Lucayan destination, highlighted by golf at two of the finest courses in The Bahamas – The Reef Golf Course and The Lucayan Country Club, designed by renowned golf architects Robert Trent Jones Jr. and Dick Wilson, respectively; Las Vegas-style casino action at the 35,000 square-foot Treasure Bay Casino, dining at a choice of nine restaurants, four swimming pools, the 25,000 square-foot Senses Spa & Fitness Center, a full complement of watersport activities and 90,000 square feet of meeting space round-out the list of amenities.

The hotel was completed in 1999. RTKL was the architect. Wilson Associates was the initial interior design company.

“The new name gives a better sense of what the resort delivers, a truly grand Bahamian experience,” said Benjamin Davis, general manager of Grand Lucayan, Bahamas. “The name change will roll out across all channels by September 1, 2011, but in the meantime, we want to encourage our guests to enjoy our new offerings at the resort, as well as everything our beautiful island has to offer.”

New culinary experiences and a diverse offering of activities provide guests with all the essentials necessary to create their dream “Grand Bahamian” vacation. Whether visitors are active travelers or beach bums, Grand Lucayan, Bahamas offers something for everyone.

Enjoy your Friday night at Willy Broadleaf's.

From small bites to gourmet fare, there is something to satisfy every palate at one of nine dining establishments. Iries Bar offers live entertainment and now serves specialty handmade pizzas with one particular favorite island creation: Conch Salad Pizza. Guests will also get a true taste of the local cuisine with the resort’s new Bahamian Night which takes place every Friday night at Willy Broadleaf’s restaurant: buffet-style dinner includes fresh seafood and tasty delights such as Guava Duff (steamed guava pudding) and Bahamian Bread Pudding.

Barefoot Romance

The possibilities are endless at Grand Bahama’s crown jewel, as couples can personalize their nuptials or choose from any of the resort’s specialized wedding ceremonies. “For a Moment Like This,” Grand Lucayan’s signature ceremony is a grand way for family and friends to come together and celebrate the union of their loved ones. With every detail carefully planned, the guests-of-honor will be able to celebrate their special day without a care in the world. The resort’s award-winning wedding planner will work with couples to plan their dream wedding no matter the size or budget.

The Grand Lucayan, Bahamas was completed in 1999. RTKL was the architect. Wilson Associates was the initial interior design company.

Party like the Locals

Every night at 6 p.m. guests can participate in Bahamian tradition with the Junkanoo parade consisting of colorful costumes and rhythmic dancing to the sound of goombay drums, cowbells and whistles. Junkanoo provides guests with a taste of this cultural extravaganza that takes place on Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and the summer throughout the Bahamas. Visitors of all ages will be entertained by the Bahamian festivities taking place right outside their doors.

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