Breezes Bahamas poolBreezes Bahamas has been a fixture on Nassau's Cable Beach since 1995, although the property itself has flown several flags since it opened in 1970 as a Sonesta.

"There is a lot of history to this place, and we intend to be around for a long time," said Jackson Weech, who has been the general manager for 14 years.

Although the 391-room, all-inclusive Breezes resort appears dwarfed by the massive, 1,000-acre, 2,200-room Baha Mar development taking shape next door, Weech is unperturbed.

"We have been privy to all the developmental plans, and we view Baha Mar as a big plus for our guests, who will have access to all the facilities there, including the largest casino in the Caribbean," he said.

Baha Mar will debut in December 2014 with the opening of its 1,000-room casino hotel, to be followed by three other properties in March 2015.

At that point, Breezes Bahamas will spring into action with the launch of its 231-room expansion project, which will involve moving its beachfront tennis complex across the road to accommodate the new guestrooms and suites on the beach.

Breezes also will add two more restaurants, a beach bar and pool facility and expand its spa complex, according to Weech.

"This will take 16 to 18 months to complete," he said. "We will still be small in size in comparison to our new neighbor, but our resort will be offering our guests even more in the way of an all-inclusive vacation stay."

Breezes runs a full program of activities, which plays a key role in its guest satisfaction rankings, according to Weech.

"We get a lot of families, especially those with kids 14 and up, and we keep those kids busy with the trapeze, the rock-climbing wall, waterskiing and all the water sports," he said. "Parents are happy, kids are happy, and they return."

SuperClubs' Breezes portfolio dwindled last year with three properties dropping out, leaving a total of six Breezes: one each in Jamaica, the Bahamas and Brazil and three in Cuba. The company also operates the Negril Beach Villa in Negril and Rooms resorts in Ocho Rios and Negril.

SuperClubs sold Hedonism II in Negril two months ago.

"Breezes Bahamas is here to stay," Weech said. "We are not going anywhere."

Follow Gay Nagle Myers on Twitter @gnmtravelweekly. 


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