The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation Appoints New Leadership —Seasoned Bahamian business professional Latia Duncombe has been named Acting Director General, and Dr. Kenneth Romer, formerly the Ministry’s Executive Director, was selected as Deputy Director General. The new leadership team will oversee efforts to drive continued growth and recovery of tourism, and further propel The Bahamas as a leading Caribbean destination.
Grand Reopening of Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort — After completing a multimillion-dollar renovation, the reimagined Sandals Royal Bahamian is now welcoming back guests to the luxurious, all-inclusive resort and private offshore island. Highlights of the resort’s enhancements include new swim-up suites and private villas, upgraded restaurants and five new dining venues, as well as new and exciting entertainment offerings.
Pharrell Williams Announces Resort Plans in The Bahamas — 13-time Grammy winner Pharrell Williams announced plans to bring ‘tropical modernism’ to Atlantis Paradise Island with an all-new resort, Somewhere Else. The 400-room property is scheduled to open in 2024 and will feature multiple bars and restaurants, as well as bungalows with recording studios.
Superyacht Marina “Norman’s Cay” Opens in The Exumas — Norman’s Cay, a secluded and charming island located at the northern end of The Exumas, is now welcoming captains to the new 37-slip marina that accommodates a range of vessels, including luxury yachts and swooped sailboats.
Aztec Airways Adds New Nonstop Flights to Eleuthera — Aztec Airways adds twice-weekly flights from Fort Lauderdale to Rock Sound Airport on the island of Eleuthera. The new service joins existing routes to North Eleuthera and Governor’s Harbour, as well as to Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay in Abaco.
Atlantis Paradise Island Wins “World’s Best Casino Hotel 2021” — The world-class Atlantis Casino, home to over 700 slot machines and 85 table games, wins the top spot as World Casino Awards’ “Best Casino Hotel 2021”.
The Bahamas and Homesick Inspire Wanderlust — The limited-edition “‘The Bahamas” candle, inspired by the destination’s warm temperatures, unique culture and idyllic white sand beaches, brings island vibes to travellers’ homes as they dream and plan their next vacation. Now through 28 February 2022, consumers can enter to win the ultimate Bahamas escape to Caerula Mar Club in South Andros.
PROMOTIONS AND OFFERS
For a complete listing of deals and packages for The Bahamas, visit bahamas.com/deals-packages.
Visitors Travel with Confidence at Baha Mar — The world’s first “‘Travel with Confidence” program continues at Baha Mar. Guests who test positive for COVID-19 can choose between complimentary private air travel home, or free 14-day quarantine accommodations with a daily $150 dining credit.
U.S. & Canadian Travelers Fly Free to the Out Islands — When island hopping from Nassau, travelers pre-booking a minimum 4-night stay at an Out Island participating property will receive one free airline or ferry ticket. Those booking a 7-night stay or more can score two free airline or Bahama Ferries tickets from the nation’s capital. Booking window is now through 14 February 2022, for travel until 31 August 2022.
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 flyaway escape that transports travellers away from their everyday. The Islands of The Bahamas has world-class fishing, diving, boating, birding and nature-based activities, thousands of miles of the earth’s most spectacular water and pristine beaches waiting for families, couples and adventurers. Explore all the islands have to offer at bahamas.com or on Facebook, YouTube or Instagram.