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Carriearl Boutique Hotel

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Great Harbour Cay last weekend on a day trip and had the opportunity to visit Carriearl Boutique Hotel. As soon as we walked in the door we were warmly greeted by the owners Marty and Angie. Firstly, let me say that the resort was actually closed! A hurricane had just passed through The Bahamas and...

1Thank Chinarae P
Carriearl, Owner at Carriearl Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

We loved meeting you both too and enjoyed swapping stories. As long as people take us as they find us when we are closed we are happy to show them round. As you say, we were doing repairs to our property and we had just bought all new beds etc. so we were a bit cluttered!!! Usually, we are glad...

Columbia, South Carolina
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The unique Carriearl is not for everyone. If you are looking for a boutique hotel with no character, no personality, no majestic views of the white sand and crystal clear water, no private/guests only pool, no customized menus, no personal attention to every detail-then steer clear of the Carriearl! I learned long ago that some people can't be pleased with...

1Thank conniehusband
Carriearl, Owner at Carriearl Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

We accept that 'Carriearl' is not for everyone, neither is Great Harbour Cay. No 'shopping', no Bank no Kentucky Fried Chicken!! Don't you just love it!! We do our very best to be individual, and I do often tell our guests that they are in 'Little England'. We have a great menu which includes 'English Fish and Chips' and 'Bangers...

Reviewed 5 November 2016

My wife and I often travel Florida and the Caribbean by air and on our own boat. We enjoy Great Harbour Cay for its quiet white sand/blue water beaches. CarriEarl is a treat on this island, a wonderful, casual, upscale oasis of hospitality and uniquely crafted drinks and made to order cuisine. We have eaten at CarriEarl perhaps 20 times,...

Thank Jay C
Carriearl, Owner at Carriearl Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoy our wonderful Island. Great Harbour Cay is still very unknown, unspoiled and very safe. You can walk our 5 mile beach and not see another person, which is wonderful for most of our guests who lead a very hectic life. Sunday Brunch and our Mimosas are very popular and we enjoy it as much...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

My husband & I stayed at the Carriearl for our second visit last April. We were spoiled once again. If you are looking for total relaxation, very yummy food and wonderful hosts, this is the place to go. We are now planning our 3rd visit next year & can't wait to get there. See you soon Marty & Angie. Luv...

1Thank Terrievans2015
Carriearl, Owner at Carriearl Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Terri and Evans, We can't wait to see you both again, and thank you for taking the time to review us. You are certainly both very good at relaxing, we hardly know you are here!! You are our perfect guests! You will love our new menus, created by our new Executive Chef, Eddison Lightbourne. His food is REALLY Yummy!!!...

Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

For someone who has been to Carriearl four different times I have to be honest with what I'm going to say. The establishment is not bad at all, They have a nice set up with a bar and a pool. However you can't use the pool if you are not staying at the hotel. You are not allowed to wear...

1Thank joeliff
Dronzi, Owner at Carriearl Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

We are very sorry that you find us so 'terrible' and did not enjoy your experience with us at Carriearl. We are naturally very surprised and upset at your comments. It does, however give us the chance to clarify a few things. Our Hotel guests stay with us because of the peace and tranquility we offer, and because we have...

Flemington, New Jersey, United States
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We had the utmost privilege and honor to be hosted by the Carriearl Boutique for our wedding. We were one of the winners of the 16 Islands Wedding contest in 2015. The Carriearl and its owners, Angie and Marty, go out of their way to make sure everything is perfect and to your liking. It is a very boutique experience,...

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Dronzi, Owner at Carriearl Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kristyna, How lovely to hear from you, and really we were the ones who were privileged to host your Special Day! We were challenged by the Tourist Board to provide a 'Nautical Theme' and you jumped at the chance to go Parasailing in your beautiful Wedding Dress. It was a shame that the weather prevented you, but if you...

Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We just adored the restaurant and bar overlooking a stunning view of pool and white sand beach. The decor is comfy eclectic elegance. We stayed on our boat at the marina but hosts Angie and Marty made us feel so welcomed - especially as first-timers at Great Harbour Cay in the Bahamas' Berry Islands. The food (particularly the smashing Sunday...

1Thank Baimayfair
Dronzi, Owner at Carriearl Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jane and Mike, We are so pleased that you enjoyed our popular Sunday Brunch, it is one of our favorite days too! We really appreciate your lovely comments and would love to see you both again. Best wishes, Angie and Marty

Reviewed 22 July 2016

My husband and I made this our second Out Island stop after Cat Island, and it was also beautiful. We had unusually rough seas we were told, but we hiked to Shell Beach and witnessed a calmer cove there. We were lucky enough to get the Rooster room that walks out onto the pool--the room is gorgeous and immaculately clean....

1Thank Graynick
Dronzi, Owner at Carriearl Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and our beautiful Island. Yes Kara, my Housekeeper is wonderful and I could not manage without her and her assistant, Michaela! I am sorry if we seemed stressed, but have to admit to having a long and busy summer and were looking forward to our vacation. I hate making excuses...

Hobe Sound, Florida
Reviewed 16 July 2016

The Marina was full so I went in search of alternate accommodations and are we ever glad we did. Reachable by air or by water, this perfectly appointed oceanfront beach house with 3 guest rooms, a large living room with seating throughout, a well-stocked bar and swimming pool, a long stretch of beach with tiki umbrellas and the most gracious...

1Thank landreades
Carriearl, Owner at Carriearl Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

First of all, we just love your heading - it really makes us feel so special. We are so glad too that you found us. Sometimes people have been here for a few weeks and still do not know about us!! As you say, Great Harbour Cay is reachable from Fort Lauderdale and Nassau by air. If coming by boat,...

Miami, Florida, USA
Reviewed 15 July 2016

A true hidden gem, but hidden in plain sight on the gorgeous 5 Mile Beach! I was searching for a place to stay in GHC on our boat trip back from Abaco to Miami and read the amazing TripAdvisor reviews. From the very first phone call to Angie, I knew that we were in for a treat. We booked three...

1Thank Jay F
Carriearl, Owner at Carriearl Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

We are always quite astounded and moved by our reviews, but yours is truly amazing and highlights all the things that impressed you, so we have to give you a HUGE Thank You for taking so much time to give so much detail. As you can tell, Marty and I love food and love creating something to please every taste....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Carriearl is your antidote to workaday worries, but is only a 20 minute flight from Nassau, and a hour flight from Miami. From the moment you walk in the door you will feel at home. With one of Dronzi's famous Rum Punches in your hand, you will just want to chill round our beautiful freshwater swimming pool and walk our amazing beach, where the only footprints you will see are your own! Owned by 2 'Brits', Angie and Marty, our British Hospitality is reflected in our attention to detail and wonderful International Cuisine. We have a 'Smart, Casual' dress code in the evenings, and we do ask Gentlemen to remove their caps please. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Carriearl Boutique Hotel

Address: Great Harbour Drive, B56 L13, Great Harbour Cay
Region: Caribbean > Bahamas > Out Islands > Berry Islands > Great Harbour Cay
Price Range: $225 - $272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Stayed in the Rooster--private terrace”
 of 5 bubbles landreades, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Reserve the Rooster ... a rad higher rate than the other rooms but well worth it!”
  • The Palm room
  • The Pineapple room
  • The Rooster room
 of 5 bubbles jayf224, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All of the rooms are amazingly appointed!”
 of 5 bubbles conniehusband, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The Rooster is the premier room. very cozy and clean. It has a patio next to the pool. close to AC units and not as private as the others”
 of 5 bubbles Herbdelaporte, 8 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Rooster room with a wonderful ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles PRDOluvr, 15 Feb 2016 | Read review
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