From my spacious one-bedroom, ground-floor apartment, you can look out over a lovely pool area and delightful landscaped gardens. Three or four minutes leisurely walk will bring you to a magnificent white sand beach edging the gorgeous aquamarine waters, which surround the islands of The Bahamas.
The apartment is located in the sought after Lucaya area of Freeport, just one mile from the ever-popular Port Lucaya Marketplace with its lively atmosphere, colourful shops and restaurants to suit every taste and pocket.
The buildings of Viceroy House are two-storied, white-walled and blue-roofed and are set in neatly landscaped ground with palm and other tropical foliage. Atop one section you will find an attractive rooftop patio area in which the blue and white theme is cleverly continued.
The unit consists of an entrance hall, one bedroom with a king size bed and ample storage, a living/dining room, a kitchen and a bathroom. The rooms are light and airy with ceiling fans and air-conditioning and the kitchen is well equipped with excellent appliances. The living/dining room opens onto a good sized patio area with an outdoor dining set, comfortable seating and a barbecue grill - perfect for al fresco dining!
The attractive pool area is well furnished with loungers, chairs and tables where you can relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings
Laundry facilities are available on the complex. Public buses are accessible just a little way down the street.
LOCATION AND AMENITIES
The island boasts an excellent infrastructure for modern day living, including good roads, public transport and reliable power, telephone and utilities.
There are also several championship standard golf courses, world class scuba diving, excellent boating and good fishing. There are various sports and social clubs, a theatre, cinemas and a wide choice of fine dining from the delicious local Bahamian fare to a range of international cuisine and gourmet restaurants.
Grand Bahama is just a short 25 minute flight from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, or the Bahamas capital, Nassau, all of which have a range of available and affordable flights from the UK and Europe.
Spread over a large expanse of Atlantic Ocean, the 700 islands of The Bahamas bask in breezy semi-tropical sunshine year round. About one hundred of the islands are minimally inhabited, and just a small handful has any kind of sizeable population.
Starting just 50 miles from the Florida coast, the archipelago swoops southeast for some 600 miles, almost to Haiti and Eastern Cuba. The capital, Nassau, is located on New Providence, while the second city, Freeport, is on Grand Bahama. The remainder of the islands, known as the Family Islands, including Andros, the Abacos, Eleuthera, and The Exumas, are very accessible, thanks to a couple of small, but very reliable, local airlines.
The greatest asset of these islands is the incredible sea, which they ornament. Colours range from pale crystal green in the Bahama banks to deep regal blue in Exuma Sound and the awesomely deep Tongue of the Ocean. The water is so clear that you hardly need a snorkel mask to view the astonishing array of marine life at the countless coral reefs. Following a close second to the water are the beautiful white sand beaches which surround the islands.