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.
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.
If you will be visiting the area between September 25 – October 16, 2018 – please 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.
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!
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: