The 1980’s Left Behind the Now Abandoned Arawak Hotel

The Arawak Hotel is at the end of Topgallant Drive, the free trade zone of Freeport, the island of Grand Bahama, Bahamas.

burned out car abandoned in the bahamas

The Arawak Hotel is nestled along the Grand Lucayan Waterway, an area that is mostly undeveloped. The hotel has been abandoned for over 25 years. A financial economic difficulty began to occur for the hotel industries of the Bahamas in the 1980’s. The price of operating hotels was costing too much and not returning investments. This along with the growth of competitive tourism to Cancun, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Aruba, affected the prosperity in the Bahamas. This resulted in the closure of at least one such hotel, The Arawak. Other places were also left unfinished and undeveloped such as the ‘Stokes Cabana‘.

The Arawak Hotel was named after the Lucayan tribe of Indians who settled on the island over 5,000 years ago.

Where is the abandoned Arawak Hotel located? You can find it with these coordinates. 26.558071,-78.562643

arawak abandoned hotel aerial view

All images used and licensed under CC BY NC SA 2.0. All images by Noah J Katz / Flickr/maugiart.

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