The Grand Lucayan has achieved a remarkable feat — it’s a multi-building mega-resort, to which successive structures have been added over the last two decades, yet somehow it provides an atmosphere so secluded, it seems to be on an island of its own, and perfectly balances Bahamian charm with contemporary luxury. Of the more than 500 rooms and suites, some are located in the curving S-shaped 10-storey Breakers Cay, some in the low-rise Lighthouse Pointe, and some among the elegant and tranquil Lanai Suites, with two rooms and two bathrooms, replicating Caribbean-style plantation manors in an ultra-secluded location. Many of the suites are more than large enough for a family of four.
The sprawling resort includes an extensive conference centre, with a Grand Ballroom and a Manor House containing several intimate meeting rooms, providing plenty of scope for a wedding, whether large or small. There is a wealth of dining choices at the eight restaurants – you can start the day at Willy Broadleaf, for all-you-can-eat international cuisine, and continue with upscale dining with piano accompaniment at Churchill’s, or visiting Iries for seafood and Caribbean cooking, including a dish of lobster soaked in rum. Then, you can end your day by wandering over to the Havana Cay Cigar lounge and bar, for wine or cognac with your Cuban smoke.