Nassau, Bahamas (January 29, 2021) – Baha Mar, the leading resort destination in The Bahamas, announces the reopening of SLS Baha Mar and Rosewood Baha Mar, as well as signature restaurants and additional guest offerings. In completing the final phase of the resort destination’s reopening, Baha Mar marks a significant step forward towards economic recovery in The Bahamas. SLS Baha Mar and Rosewood Baha Mar are accepting reservations for stays beginning March 4, 2021.
Since reopening Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in December 2020, the resort destination has experienced tremendous success in ensuring the safety, health, and well-being of associates and resort guests. Baha Mar has implemented a comprehensive COVID-19 testing strategy developed to safeguard the health of resort guests, visitors and Baha Mar associates. By establishing a COVID-19 testing site on property, in partnership with Doctors Hospital in Nassau, Baha Mar has facilitated over 20,000 COVID-19 rapid and PCR tests since December 2020.
By requiring COVID-19 testing for associates weekly, resort guests prior to check-in and local visitors dining on-property, as well as offering complimentary testing prior to guests’ departures, Baha Mar has introduced exceptional testing protocols to safely welcome back tourists to The Bahamas. The resort destination will continue to closely adhere to The Baha Mar Commitment to Wellbeing as well as The Safe Travels Initiative throughout 2021. Revised cleanliness protocols go above and beyond Baha Mar’s already rigorous standards, covering all brands across Grand Hyatt, SLS and Rosewood Baha Mar. Furthermore, standards include enhanced housekeeping and engineering, heightened food safety and digital ordering, touchless payments, and additional technology methods that allow for an abundance of contactless experiences from the moment guests check in. Click here for more information.
“Following the successful first phase of our reopening, we continue forward in our commitment towards rebuilding a prosperous future for tourism in The Bahamas,” said Graeme Davis, President, Baha Mar. “In reopening SLS and Rosewood, we complete the phased reopening of Baha Mar, and welcome back additional associates as well as our amazing guests to the resort destination. We have been honored by the incredible support of our community, and we look forward to reopening as we chart the course for the return of safe and responsible travel in The Bahamas and around the world.”
By March 4, 2021, Baha Mar will employ 2,500 associates, setting the course for economic recovery in The Bahamas, a nation that strongly relies on its tourism industry. The Bahamas has seen a sharp decline in COVID-19 cases since the end of 2020, aided by the country’s adherence to safe travel requirements for international travelers.
The following amenities at Baha Mar will be open for resort guests staying at Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, SLS Baha Mar and Rosewood Baha Mar:
- Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course Royal Blue and the nine court Racquet Club
- Mini Blue, the brand new 18-hole championship miniature golf course
- Assortment of resort pools, pristine beaches and private cabanas
- A variety of alfresco, open-air dining with Baha Mar’s leading restaurants and lounges including Cleo Mediterráno, Monkey Bar, Skybar, Bungalow Bar, Katsuya, Fi’lia, Costa, 3 Tides Fish House, Stix Noodle Bar, Drift, Carna by Dario Cecchini and more
- World-class ESPA spa with expert treatments and therapies combining proven traditional practices with the most progressive concepts in health and wellness
- State-of-the-art Explorers Club offering kids activities, educational wildlife encounters, games and multimedia experiences
- The Current Gallery with captivating exhibitions, outdoor workshops, lectures and partnerships with local collectors
- New retail partnerships with luxury fashion and lifestyle brands, including Montblanc, Tory Burch, Hackett of London, Satchel and Co. and Carlo Milano
- The glamourous Baha Mar Casino boasting 100,000 square feet of gaming space
Traveling to The Islands of The Bahamas: COVID-19 Requirements
To safely vacation in The Islands of The Bahamas and at Baha Mar, travelers are required to obtain a COVID-19 RT PCR test five days prior to arrival, apply for a Bahamas Health Travel Visa, take a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test on day five of the visit, complete a daily online health questionnaire for symptom tracking and always wear a face covering and practice social distancing in public places. Visitors are also required to opt-in for mandatory COVID-19 health insurance when applying for the Health Travel Visa, covering travelers for the duration of their stay in the Bahamas.
Staying at Baha Mar: On-Site COVID-19 Testing
In addition to the entry requirements established by The Islands of The Bahamas, Baha Mar guests are required to take a complimentary COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test upon arrival to the resort destination in an effort to provide the safest environment for guests and associates during their stay.
Further, as many countries around the world require a negative COVID test before re-entry, including the U.S. and Canada, Baha Mar is focused on making guests’ return home as effortless and safe as possible. To ensure the health and well-being of travelers upon the return to their country of origin, Baha Mar is offering complimentary on-property rapid antigen tests per room, upon departure. Additional tests can be purchased for $16.80 (VAT inclusive). For guests whose country requires a negative RT-PCR Test no more than 3 Days before their flight departs, Baha Mar offers on-property testing for $134/per person (VAT inclusive), through the resort’s Safe Travels initiative.
Booking Baha Mar
In celebration of Baha Mar’s return, the resort destination has introduced “Spectacular Awaits,” available to book now at Grand Hyatt, SLS and Rosewood Baha Mar. The offer includes a complimentary fourth night after a three-night stay with free cancellation up to 24 hours before arrival. To book your “Spectacular Awaits” offer, visit BahaMar.com/offers today.
To ensure confidence in booking future stays during this time, Baha Mar has introduced a flexible cancellation policy, allowing for trip cancellations up to 24 hours before guest’s arrival.
About Baha Mar
Baha Mar is a master planned $4.2 billion integrated resort development operated by Hong Kong-based conglomerate Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited (CTFE). The white sand beach destination includes three global brand operators – Grand Hyatt, SLS, and Rosewood – with over 2,300 rooms and 40 restaurants and lounges, the largest casino in the Caribbean, a state-of-the-art convention center, an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Royal Blue Golf Course, the Caribbean’s first and only flagship ESPA spa, and over 30 luxury retail outlets. Baha Mar is a breathtaking location with dynamic programming, activities and guest offerings in one of the most beautiful places in the world – The Bahamas. For more information and reservations, visit www.bahamar.com.