Potlatch Club Bahamas private pool

The Bahamas’ Potlatch Club Is Restored to Its Former Glory

Known for its wild beauty and 135 pristine beaches, the Bahamian island of Eleuthera has welcomed its first luxury boutique hotel.

The 11-key property, formerly a private home popular with New York socialites in the 1960s and ’70s, fell into disrepair in the ’80s and has now been revamped under its original name: The Potlatch Club.

Potlatch Club Bahamas villaPotlatch, a term derived from the Northwest Native American ceremonial feast where possessions are destroyed or given away as a display of wealth, was the original modus operandi of the club.

The Potlatch Club emerges from a seven-year renovation

Owners Bruce Loshusan and Hans Febles stumbled across the dilapidated property in 2016, and after a seven-year renovation, the midcentury icon has been restored to its former glory. Febles spearheaded the landscape and design alongside Nassau-based interior designer Amanda Lindroth.

Fronting a seven-mile stretch of pink sand beach, the hotel marries coastal elegance and timeless Caribbean architecture. The clubhouse’s original historic details, such as checkered floors and classic whitewashed arches, nod to its storied past, while striped awnings and pops of pastel colors add a new, glamorous touch. White walls, pink coral stone floors, coral stone finished bathrooms, and original artwork round out the relaxed yet upscale beach aesthetic.

Set on 12 acres of landscaped gardens, the accommodations are a mix of historic and newly built whitewashed suites, garden cottages, ocean-facing cottages, a one-bedroom villa, and a four-bedroom ocean view villa, which includes butler service. Some feature private verandas and terraces, and others shoreline pavilions or gardens.

All accommodations have convenient access to the Fig Tree restaurant, Pavilion Bar, spa, swimming pool, and gym.

Potlatch Club Bahamas clubhouse checkered flooring

Potlatch Club Bahamas villa

Potlatch Club Bahamas dining room restaurant

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