Hurricane Dorian Makes Landfall on Elbow Cay

When I (Ryan Nelson) first posted about Firefly Sunset Resort closing due to Hurricane Dorian, the initial poster created said they would reopen on Tuesday, Sept 3, 2019. Little did we know that Hurricane Dorian would make landfall on the idyllic paradise that Firefly Sunset Resort is on – Elbow Cay – as the most dangerous Category 5 hurricane, carrying the strongest winds in recorded history for the northwestern Bahamas.

Lorenzo and the hard-working staff know the intense preparation that goes into hurricane prep. Most of the staff are native Bahamians; and hurricanes and the prep that comes with these storms is something they’ve endured since they were children. Many of them also have worked in the hospitality industry for years, so their extensive knowledge on guest evacuations, structure stability, supplies needed, and more.

They worked overtime to secure the resort. But even with their professional preparedness, they could never imagine a monster hurricane with wind guests at 220mph beating Firefly and Elbow Cay. This is just one headline that makes you cry to read it. “Hurricane Dorian unleashes 220-mph wind gusts as it slams Bahamas:

As of today, 9/2, The cell service is very spotty (if any) as the hurricane is still slowly hovering over Grand Bahama and Abaco is still being lashed with storms. Ann Irvin sent me these photos this am. And they’re hard to look at.

According to Ann, “Georgia Peach is 3/4 gone …the resort looks bad hit BUT Lorenzo and all the folks that took shelter are safe and alive! Thank you Lord!” We don’t know all the devastation on the island at this time but we thank you for your support. Our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages have been bombarded (in a fabulous way) with messages of Hope, Help and Love.

***For those wondering how these updates are able to be posted, I (Ryan) have worked for years with Firefly Distillery, Irvin House Vineyards and Firefly Sunset Resort on marketing/PR/social media and more. I am in Charleston and gathering as much information as possible to share with our visitors, friends and families. Please DM me on the Firefly Sunset Resort Facebook Page, Twitter Page and Instagram and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

PLEASE follow the Hope Town Volunteer Fire & Rescue for news and updates!


Time to go on a Holiday

Ann and Jim Irvin anticipate you visiting us.

Firefly Bar & Grill Closed Sept 25th – Oct 16th

If you will be visiting the area between September 25 – October 16, 2018please note *** Our Firefly Bar & Grill will be CLOSED. During that time, we will be adding upgrades and sprucing up the restaurant as we do annually. Thank you in advance for understanding. 


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Special thanks to Bill Waldorf for his spectacular photography.


Marley Tribute Band to Benefit Hope Town Schools

Mark your Calendars for Willis & The Illist – Bob Marley Tribute band on February 3rd at Firefly Bar & Grill.
Proceeds will benefit the Hope Town Elementary School.

 


Sip-N-Shop at Firefly Sunset Resort Boutique

Don’t miss out on the shopping & savings because your on vacation this Thanksgiving! 
We’ve got the perfect solution- Shop AND Sip with the Firefly Sunset Resort. 

 

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Book Your Holiday Rental Now!

Believe it or not the holiday season is around the corner. Start a new tradition and join us for your holiday celebrations. The Firefly Sunset Resort is great for large parties, families and children with full amenities and an onsite restaurant, plus average November and December temperatures are in the mid-to-late 70s! BOOK NOW! 

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Easier Than Ever to Book Now at Firefly Sunset Resort

Interested in one of our Villas for your next vacation? It is now easier than ever to check our availability and book your next paradise escape thanks to our new website.

Visit us online at www.fireflysunsetresort.com to view our cabins, see the calendar and book online.

Your vacation awaits!

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Songwriters Festival Raises $20,000 for Hope Town Charities

The 4th Annual Patrick Davis Hope Town Songwriters Festival was held this past February on Elbow Cay, Abaco, and as expected it was yet another huge success.

This year’s event concluded with the auctioning off of a number of highly prized Gibson Less Paul Guitars to benefit local charities and organizations. The instruments, which were autographed by all of this year’s performers, found many of the enthusiastic crowd on had at the Firefly Sunset Resort competitively bidding for their chance to take home one of the highly sought after guitars. The total donations were:

$8,000 was donated to the Hope Town Fire & Rescue ~ $8000 for the Hope Town Primary School ~ $4000 for the Friends of the Environment Organization. Thanks to all of those who attended the festival and for their donations.

Mark your calendars for the 5th Annual Patrick Davis Hope Town Songwriters Festival for February 14 – 19th.

 

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