The Cool Pool of The Week: Graycliff Hotel & Restaurant in the Bahamas

Millennials looking for a throwback hotel with some classic charm should take a dip at the main pool of Graycliff Hotel & Restaurant in Nassau, Bahamas.

The main pool at Graycliff is an 82-foot lap pool, one of the first to be built in the Bahamas in the mid-1950s. Make sure to bring a mask or goggles because one of the pool’s coolest features is the artwork on the bottom. The pool was recently retiled with a hand-painted design by artist Sergio Furnari.

There are no scheduled activities at the pool. Guests relax in tranquility. Cocktails are served from a full-service bar at the pool, which is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Waiters serve food from both the Graycliff Restaurant lunch menu and the Giotto Pizzeria menu. The signature cocktail here is the Graycliff Special, which includes both coconut and banana rum, a splash of lime juice, grenadine, an orange slice and a cherry.

Agents should note that the pool at Graycliff can be rented for events – dinners, cocktails, parties, weddings etc. Advisors should contact Deanne Williams, events coordinator, at [email protected] at least one month in advance, although it can be arranged with less lead time.

Graycliff was a private home at the time the pool was built, and its then owner, Canadian millionaire I. Walton Killam was an avid swimmer, but didn’t want to have to go down the hill to the sea every day.

The hotel includes 20 guest rooms and suites, two swimming pools, three restaurants and the Graycliff Cigar Company. Travel agents can also pre-sell commissionable experiences at Graycliff such as culinary lessons, wine luncheons, chocolate making classes, cigar rolling and more. To book, advisors should email [email protected].  

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