Benjamin DavisGrand Lucayan, a resort destination in Freeport, Grand Bahama, changed more than its name on Sept. 1.

Three resorts came under the umbrella of the former Our Lucaya: Lighthouse Point, which is no longer in operation; the 519-room Breakers Key, now called the Radisson Resort Grand Lucayan; and the Reef, which will be called the Reef Grand Bahama when it reopens, although there is no timeline at this point.

"The new name gives a better sense of what the resort destination delivers, which is a grand Bahamian experience," said Benjamin Davis, general manager of the Radisson Resort Grand Lucayan.

"The name helps to clarify where we are and that we offer an upmarket experience," he said. "The resort encompasses barefoot elegance, opportunities for customized, personal experiences and a variety of guest activities."

The Grand Lucayan resort opened in 2000 and became a Radisson two years later.

Priorities for Davis as he prepares for the winter season include the installation of energy-saving devices at the property and soft furnishings upgrades to the guestrooms.

Grand Lucayan poolThe resort offers complimentary WiFi in the rooms and throughout the property.

"This winter we will have three restaurants in operation, four bars, a pool grill and two grab-and-go food venues," Davis said.

The Iries restaurant will feature Bahamian dishes, including seafood, and will offer nightly entertainment.

Facilities include two golf courses, a casino, an infinity pool, the Senses Spa & Fitness Center (currently under renovation), watersports and 90,000 square feet of meetings space.

Kids' activities are available, and Davis said there are plans to refurbish the kids' center, formerly called Camp Lucaya.

Low-cost carrier Vision Airlines will launch service to Grand Bahama on Nov. 3. Flights will originate from Fort Lauderdale; Louisville, Ky.; Richmond, Va.; Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; and Baltimore-Washington.

The Radisson Resort Grand Lucayan offers rates for travel agents that start at $70 per room, per night, based on availability.


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