You know those hotels you fall in love with, just from pictures alone? Well, the Delphi Club in Rolling Harbour, Abaco is one of those.
A simple Google search immediately brings up picturesque photos of the tropical paradise which stands 50 feet above sea level in the middle of dense flora with a spine-tingling beach which sits on the Atlantic coastline with Schooner Bay in the distance.
Arriving at the club adds to the secrecy as there is no actual sign that informs you that you've arrived at the Delphi Club. Instead, the landmark is a white, medium-sized boulder on the side of the road. The road is unpaved and for the first five minutes you're questioning whether you've made the right turn. But soon enough you will see your first sign which leads to this secluded paradise.
From the pictures, it is just what it is described as ─ luxurious. Yet it's also simple, not your average hotel listing while offering everything you could possibly ask for.
Constructed in imitation of an 18th-century colonial style plantation house, the eight-bedroom house provides picture-perfect ocean views. The Delphi is run more like a country club than a hotel, with an enormous dining room table dominating the interior, and the balcony overlooking the ocean. The “Great Room” screams comfort and you can get lost between the pages of a good book nestled on its plush couches.
So, what's the catch? There's none really; the nightly rate is $500 per person sharing. This fee covers accommodations, a full meal plan, local airport transfers and applicable taxes. If you're a bonefisher, this is the place especially for you as fishing for the full day is $800 and the half day is $550.
If you’re simply in a mood for a getaway without hopping on a boat, the Delphi Club offers dining options, only when there’s space. The price is $80 per person plus wine and drinks. Dinner starts promptly at 7:00 p.m. with cocktails at 6:15 p.m.
For more information on this exclusive lodging, www.delphi-bahamas.com.