Ritz Beach Resort

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by Mike Brock on January 27, 2006

Best Things Nearby:
Port Lucaya, Isle of Capri Casino, Rum runners and other great bars.

Best Things About the Resort:
Pool area, the beach, not crowded.

Resort Experience:
We have recently stayed at the Ritz Beach Resort; this resort was located on the beach. The accommodation was a studio with kitchen on the ground floor. We were met at the entrance and were given a complementary drink... fruit punch no alcohol. The check-in was efficient and smooth; the bags were placed in a locked room until 4pm when the room was available. A 10% off certificate for lunch was given for the on site restaurant. We ate lunch there 3 appetizers and drinks for $25. We got into our room at 3pm we were located on the ground floor, the studio was quite large with a kitchen, bathroom, large seating area, dining room table and double bed. Glass doors opened out to a deck area with a private pool "too cold to sit in." The room has no drawers to put away your clothes, only two hanging closets with a single drawer underneath, these are located on either side of the bed. From the deck you could see the pool area, which had lounge chairs and table set up. There was a swim up bar in the center of the pool and a bridge to get to the whirlpool tub. There is construction on the new units but the noise was not too bothersome from the pool area and could not be heard from the beach. Behind the Ritz was the devastated Taino Beach Resort; these buildings are scheduled to be demolished, they are unfortunately a bit of an eyesore, which takes away from the beauty of the area. The beach area was nicely groomed with lots of lounge chairs; some newly constructed huts, which ran down the beach at regular intervals, supplied shade. The resort activities were varied though we did not take part in them, the bonfire on the beach was an okay event but for $100 for the buffet, I am not sure it was worth it. The restaurant had a special menu every night but we did not eat there. The resort supplied transport three days to the local grocery store "Win Dixie" the store had all of the necessary items required to cook and eat in the suite.

The water taxi to Port Lucaya ran every hour on the hour from the resort and at 10 minutes past the hour for the return trip. The cost per person round trip was $5. The port itself had a large shopping and eating area with the Isle of Capri Casino across the street. The check out was also very smooth, with taxi arranged back to the airport Overall we had a good relaxing time at the Ritz, if you are into reading a good book either by the pool or on the beach, have a few cocktails and take in a special meal in Port Lucaya this could be the place for you.

Ritz Beach Resort
Jolly Rodger Drive
Freeport, Bahamas
242 373-4677


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