THE BAHAMAS’ ICONIC PINK SAND BEACH FEATURED IN THE 2018 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT ISSUE
The Islands Of The Bahamas are once again featured in the highly regarded annual Sports Illustrated (SI) Swimsuit Issue, with Harbour Island’s turquoise waters splashing the cover of this year’s all-Caribbean edition.
The 2018 issue featuring cover model Danielle Herrington hit stands February 19, accompanied by extensive photo and video content across SI’s digital platforms.
Herrington and fellow models Barbara Palvin, Hailey Clauson, Lais Ribeiro, Robin Holzken and Bahamian-born Chase Carter took over Harbour Island, shooting in locations including the streets of Dunmore Town, Pink Sand Beach, the Lone Tree and various pastel-hued homes. During the production, the SI crew stayed at Pink Sands Beach Resort and frequented local businesses such as The Landing Restaurant and Dake’s Shoppe.
The SI team detailed their time on Harbour Island on SI.com, claiming, “A trip to Harbour Island basically looks like you’re walking into a postcard. Whether you spend your days swimming and snorkeling in the clear ocean water or horseback riding along the beautiful beaches, a stay on the island is sure to leave you refreshed and rejuvenated.”
SI’s time on Harbour Island was also chronicled by sister Time Inc. publication Travel + Leisure. The leading travel publication featured a “locals-only” video tour of Harbour Island and article on TravelandLeisure.com.
SI Swimsuit is the most widely read single publication, reaching more than seventy million U.S. adults each year. The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation Director General Joy Jibrilu praised the SI Swimsuit Issue for its positive and widespread tourism impact on The Bahamas.
“We are thrilled to welcome SI Swimsuit back to our islands,” said Jibrilu. “Not only does the magazine provide tremendous exposure for The Bahamas, but the videos and editorial content inspires readers and fans of the issue to consider the beautiful beaches of The Bahamas for their next vacation.”
Producers worked with the Harbour Island Tourist Office to connect with local businesses and enlist support from native production company, Glass Window Production.
“These photo shoots have a positive impact for our businesses, so we work closely with the production teams to ensure there is strong support here on the ground,” said June Dean, Executive of the Harbour Island Tourist Office. “Our team was involved with ensuring that the perfect local coordinators were selected so that the SI crew had everything they needed for a successful shoot.”
For its 55th year, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue went back to the beach with an all-Caribbean edition. Other destinations featured in the issue include, Aruba, Belize and Nevis.
The 2018 issue is fronted by second-year Swimsuit model Danielle Herrington and features returning superstars Kate Upton, Hailey Clauson, Ashley Graham, Barbara Palvin and many more in 130-plus stunning photos. Herrington is the third black cover star of the issue, following in the footsteps of Tyra Banks and Beyonce. View the complete photo gallery from The Bahamas on SI.com.