Grand Bahama Island is Heating Up This Spring

NASSAU, Bahamas – April 19, 2021 – One of the closest islands to the United States, Grand Bahama Island offers a convenient, affordable and adventure-packed Caribbean vacationThe island’s famed Lighthouse Pointe has reopened to guests, providing an idyllic home-away-from-home in the Caribbean. With can’t-miss offers from a number of properties across the island, there is no better time than now to start planning a Grand Bahama Island vacation.  

NEWS 

Lighthouse Pointe Reopens to Guests – On March 25, Grand Bahama Island’s Lighthouse Pointe reopened to guests as part of the phased reopening of the Grand Lucayan Resort, which is to be purchased and redeveloped by Royal Caribbean International. The property features 200 guest rooms and a number of on-site restaurants. Executives confirmed strong bookings ahead of the reopening and expect that trend to continue throughout the spring and into summer. 

Rebuilding Grand Bahama Island  Previously aired on ZNS, the Office of the Prime Minister in Grand Bahama has made the documentary series, Rebuilding Grand Bahama” available on YouTube. The 8-episode series focuses on the impact of Hurricane Dorian on Grand Bahama Island with episodes covering topics from home and school repairs to food assistance and healthcare. With commentary from on-island industry experts, the series provides viewers with a unique insight into the island’s recovery and the spirit of the Bahamian people.  

Grand Bahama International Airport Redevelopment Nears Final Stages – As consumers’ comfort level with international travel growsGrand Bahama International Airport is prepared for a busy spring and summer travel season as it enters final stages of its redevelopment. Coming in at 8,000 sq. ft., the airport now features upgraded facilities, an additional 250-seat departure area and more.  

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Returns to Grand Bahama – Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line will resume operation on July 2 and is now available for booking. The Grand Classica will return to Grand Bahama Island with stringent on-board safety protocols for its 2-night cruise sailings from the Port of Palm Beach.  

PROMOTIONS AND OFFERS 

Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach and Baleària Caribbean Escape to Paradise  Starting at $495, Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach has teamed up with Baleària Caribbean to provide travellers with direct ferry service between Fort Lauderdale and Grand Bahama Island on Thursdays and Sundays. In addition to ferry service, the offer includes a three-night stay at the all-inclusive resort. The Escape to Paradise package is available to book through April 28 for travel from April 25 to September 5.  

Extended Stay Offers Available at Grand Bahama Island Resorts – Taino Beach Resort & Clubs and Grand Bahama Villa Rentals are offering can’t-miss deals for extended stay travellers taking advantage of The Bahamas’ BEATS program. The Bahamas Extended Access Travel Stay allows travellers to live, work and study in The Bahamas for up to one year.  

ABOUT THE BAHAMAS 

With over 700 islands and cays and 16 unique island destinations, The Bahamas lies just 50 miles off the coast of Florida, offering an easy fly away escape that transports travellers away from their everyday. The Islands of The Bahamas have world-class fishing, diving, boating and thousands of miles of the earth’s most spectacular water and beaches waiting for families, couples and adventurers. Explore all the islands have to offer at www.bahamas.com or on Facebook, YouTube or Instagram to see why It’s Better in The Bahamas.  

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PRESS INQUIRIES 

Anita Johnson-Patty 
General Manager, Global Communications 
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation 
ajohnson@bahamas.com 

Weber Shandwick 
Public Relations  
Bahamas@webershandwick.com