The Delphi Club is a luxury bonefishing lodge / micro-hotel located on Rolling Harbour on Great Abaco Island, Bahamas.
Overlooking a gorgeous sandy beach on Abaco’s stunning Atlantic coastline and with almost no other buildings in sight, it’s the perfect tropical hideaway. Designed in the style of an 18th-century colonial plantation house complete with large wrap-around verandahs, the eight-bedroom lodge stands on a small hill with amazing panoramic ocean views.
The lodge is aimed at people who simply want a beautiful place to stay with sun, sand and great food. A particular focus is on fly fishers in search of somewhere very special to relax while taking a break from Abaco’s tailing bonefish; however, it is equally adept at serving the nonangler. Delphi Club is available for exclusive parties, full-service rentals (with an outstanding chef) or, more typically, for individual room reservations. Reservations are normally by the week, Saturday to Saturday.
For bonefishers, the club is situated close to the expansive, world-class flats of The Marls where large numbers of fish provide fantastic sport. Trophy-sized bonefish are also targeted on the oceanside flats around Cherokee Sound and to the south. Here, casting to a double-digit size bonefish is a distinct possibility.
Nonfishers will also feel equally at home at the Delphi Club. In addition to 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 nonfishers. Private scuba lessons in the pool; guided dives to spectacular coral reefs; golf at Treasure Cay; guided snorkeling tours; 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 Harbour; or guided nature trips on sea or land to explore the amazing wildlife and flora of the Abacos.
It’s also a great place to 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.
Note that the club is not a hotel in any conventional sense. Its atmosphere and the way in which it is run are more akin to a private country house party, elegant yet informal – and very relaxed.
It’s the initiative of Peter Mantle, who created and runs the award-winning Delphi Lodge in Ireland – a glorious country house and fishing lodge that is listed in “A Thousand Places to See before You Die.” The Delphi Club at Rolling Harbour is designed to bring the same standards of comfort, atmosphere, dazzling location and culinary excellence as its Irish counterpart, albeit with a tropical twist.