Villa 20710 at Rolling Harbor is a new luxury bone fishing lodge and micro-hotel on Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas.
The Club overlooks a gorgeous sandy beach on Abaco’s stunning Atlantic coastline. With almost no other building in sight, it’s the perfect tropical hideaway. The Delphi Club overlooks an idyllic beach on the east coast of Great Abaco, about half an hour south of Marsh Harbor. Secluded, tranquil and surrounded by dense vegetation, the Lodge stands some fifty feet above sea level and offers panoramic views over the Atlantic. The Great Room at the centre of the house features an enormous dining table, a discreet honesty bar, abundant comfortable seating and, again, stunning views from its many glass doors. With fine antiques and an overhead gallery full of fishing paraphernalia, the Great Room is full of character and atmosphere. The adjacent library is well stocked with a wide choice of books and features (with some reluctance) the Lodge’s only TV – in case of sporting emergencies or global meltdowns. Most of the Lodge’s eight bedrooms are on the ground floor. All have lovely ocean views and there is a choice of super-king-size beds or queen-size twins.
Outside, the landscaped gardens feature bougainvillea, frangipani, oleander, hibiscus, ficus and a wide variety of palms and other shrubs. There’s an attractive infinity pool and patio with comfortable sun loungers. The Lodge is run in the style of a classical house party, where the characters change from time to time. Everyone generally eats together at one big table from a set menu. There are no bellhops or room service – it’s just a relaxed gathering of kindred spirits.
Designed in the style of an 18th century colonial plantation house, with large wrap-around verandahs, the 8-bedroom lodge stands on a small hill to catch the sea breezes and panoramic ocean views.
The lodge is aimed at people who simply want a beautiful place to stay, with sun, sand & great food. A particular focus is on international fly fishermen in search of somewhere very special in which to relax when not out bone fishing on the flats. But non-fishers are equally welcome.
For fishermen, the Club is close to the world-class bone fishing flats of the Marls and Cherokee Sound, where large numbers of uneducated bonefish provide fantastic sport for fly-fishermen in uncrowned waters.
Non-fishers will feel equally at home and fishing “widows” no longer need to stay behind while their husbands roam the world in search of piscatorial pleasures. The Delphi Club has been designed with both fishers and non-fishers in mind.
Quite apart from its beautiful sandy beach and turquoise seas, the Club has a lovely infinity pool, an eclectic library, a great wine cellar and a well-stocked honesty bar.
There are many options for non-fishers, both active and inactive. Private scuba lessons in the pool; guided dives to spectacular coral reefs; golf at Treasure Cay; guided snorkeling; big game fishing and miles of beachcombing along Abaco's amazing sandy coastline. For the less active, boat trips to the charming outer islands, with their picture-postcard colonial villages; massage and beauty treatments by the pool; shopping for local crafts in Marsh Harbor; or guided nature trips on sea or land to explore the amazing wild life and flora of the Abacos.
Or just completely chill out. Whether dozing in a hammock or quietly reading with a glass of cool Meursault on one of the Club's large verandahs, guests may thoroughly relax and enjoy one of the world's most pleasant climates and most beautiful seascapes.
The Delphi Club at Rolling Harbor is designed to bring the same standards of comfort, atmosphere, dazzling location and culinary excellence as its Irish counterpart, albeit with a tropical twist.