Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 18th-century Graycliff Hotel has the look and feel of a private enclave, with gracious service and well-appointed surroundings. A casually elegant oasis of tranquility, Graycliff is minutes from spectacular white-sand beaches and Nassau’s fabled casinos and glitter.
The hotel features 20 air-conditioned guestrooms and spacious cottage suites, all with private baths. The rooms are individually decorated in styles with names that evoke all the charm and romance of the tropics. The Graycliff restaurants, wine cellar, and cigar company cater to the appreciation of the finer things in life, and the culinary academy and cigar-rolling classes offer guests the opportunity to learn something new.
Location: Nassau, Bahamas
Distance from Airport: Nassua Bahamas Intl. Airport (NAS) approx. 22 mins. away
History has it that the mansion was originally built in 1740 by Captain John Howard Graysmith, a famous pirate of the Caribbean who commanded the notorious schooner Graywolf and plundered treasure ships along the Spanish Main. His buccaneering not only made him rich, but it also brought him fame and he was greatly feared for his famous exploits.
When Nicholas Trott became the Governor, during the second settlement of Nassau, in 1666, and joined by many Privateers and Pirates alike, he built the first Anglican Church in Nassau at Graycliff. It was destroyed by the Spaniards in 1703, segments of the ruins can still be seen and are incorporated in the Graycliff structure.
Graycliff was purchased in 1973 by Enrico and Anna Maria Garzaroli who turned the private home into the elegant hotel and restaurant that it is today.
Graycliff is a landmark listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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