WEST END, Grand Bahama Island -- Here's a twist to your
run-of-the-mill honeymoon packages: The Old Bahama Bay hotel here
introduced an elopement plan called Just the 2 of You.
The hotel, which is a mix of resort accommodations, a marina and
a residential community, promises an "idyllic and exclusive
tropical setting in which to enter into the bond of holy matrimony
without the traditional fanfare of wedding parties and guests,"
said Michel Neutelings, vice president of operations and general
For $1,400 per couple, the property will arrange for the
necessary documents, services and amenities associated with the
ceremony, such as license processing, an officiator, witnesses,
photography, champagne and flowers.
A personal Web site page (if desired) will be supplied by the
hotel for the posting of photos of the ceremony, as well as the
opportunity to send digital marriage announcements. The cost of
accommodations is additional. The package pays 10% commission.
In other news, agents who handle meetings and incentives of up
to 100 people have a new product to sell at the property -- the
2,000 square-foot meetings facility, which is equipped with
high-tech options for groups desiring an Out Island experience.
"Because we are a newer resort, we've taken special care to
provide the technological tools for groups whose productivity
depends largely on access to technology for meetings," Neutelings
Available are high-speed modems, wide screens for Power Point
presentations and DVDs. The property also can arrange for the use
of the private island of Indian Cay for meetings or team-building
In addition to servicing meetings, Old Bahama Bay also
established a program for incentives and other groups desiring
The hotel also offers the option of using its 72-slip marina for
groups choosing to arrive by boat, as Bahamas customs and
immigration services are available there.
For more information, call (800) 572-5711.