Published on February 5th, 2009 | by Ozlem Avcioglu0
One&Only Ocean Club, Bahamas
One&Only Ocean Club, is the most elegant resort of The Bahamas.. The club was once the exclusive private estate of Huntington Hartford, who developed Paradise Island in the Bahamas.
What we like most in One&Only Ocean Club is the imported 12th-century Augustinian Cloisters and exquisite Versailles Gardens. The 35 acres of garden face out into the beautiful, green Bahamian Sea.
The stone remains of a 12th-century French monastery traveled a long road to end up in Bahamas. Newspaperman William Randolph Hearst imported the dismantled stones to the US in the 1920s, but they remained just random pieces of a giant puzzle until Huntington Hartford purchased them in the ’60s and had them reassembled (without plans) on his oceanfront Ocean Club estate which turned to One&Only Ocean Club. I had the chance to look up for Gold Coast yacht hire and went with my wife whale watching, boat charters and other ocean activities on this club.
The Club is on the magnificent Cabbage Beach’s quietest stretch, eastern end of the Paradise Island, the most civilized in all of The Bahamas. The Club is very private and intimate although it is minutes apart from another Kerzner property The Atlantis, a mini-Vegas..
Ocean Clubs 105 luxurious spacious colonial-style rooms include Beachfront and Garden View Rooms where you can do whale watching from the coast and Suites, Garden Cottage and three private villas with round-the-clock butler service and luxurious touches..
Created exclusively for the luxury resort market each One&Only has a restaurant with a world known celebrity chef. Ocean Club’s signature restaurant, Dune, is the creation of uber-chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten who has virtually redefined fine dining in the tropics and the well known French architect Christian Liaigre . In Dune you can dine on in tasteful surroundings on the best French Colonial cuisine. The menu blends French-Asian flavors with Bahamian fresh fish and herbs.
Apart from the acclaimed restaurant, the resort has also world-class golf and spa and of course, waters – the elixir of Bahamian life.
The One&Only Spa features a fusion of ancient Asian holistic philosophies with uniquely Bahamian hospitality while the championship 18-hole Ocean Club Golf Course designed by Tom Weiskopf.
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