The Bahamas were recently struck down by the mighty Category 5, Hurricane Dorian. Did you know it only affected the two northern most islands, Grand Bahama and Abaco. While the destruction is vast on those islands, The Bahamas need our support by way of tourism so they can rebuild.
The Islands of the Bahamas is an archipelago with more than 700 islands and thousands of cays spread out over 100,000 square miles of ocean, starting just 50 miles south east of the coast of Florida. The majority of The Bahamas, including 14 of the most commonly visited islands, remains unaffected by the storm. The warm and friendly people of The Bahamas, along with hotels and tourism partners, from Bimini to Nassau and Paradise Island, The Exumas to Inagua, are ready to welcome you with open arms.
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism urges travelers to know that the best thing they can do for the country, now more than ever, is simple: visit The Bahamas. Airports, cruise ports, hotels and attractions throughout the Northern, Central and Southern Bahamas are open and operating.
What Islands Are Open?
- Nassau and Paradise Island
- The Exumas
- Eleuthera and Harbour Island
- The Berry Islands
- Cat Island
- Long Island
- San Salvador
- Rum Cay
- Acklins and Crooked Island
Some of the most popular resorts on the 700-island chain such as Atlantis, Paradise Island and Baha Mar, were unscathed. All-inclusive hotels Warwick Paradise Island and Sandals Royal Bahamian, and boutique hotels in the Out Islands like Cat Island and Bimini, were also unaffected.
Travelers can start with the Island Finder – an interactive tool that measures personal preferences to match consumers with the island for them – then explore a pre-approved list of Places to Stay and an always-updated database of Deals & Packages to book. For island cuisine, upscale resorts and endless family activities, Nassau and Paradise Island are where turquoise waters and culture collide. For a quaint, boutique getaway where the sand is as pink as the colonial cottages, visit Eleuthera and Harbour Island. The options are infinite.
“There are no words to convey the grief we feel for our fellow Bahamians in The Abacos and Grand Bahama,” said the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar. “Now is the time to come together for our brothers and sisters in need, and help our country get back on its feet.”
“Anyone who wishes to provide relief support should go to www.bahamas.com/relief for verified ways to help. We also implore travelers to continue visiting the Bahamian islands that were not impacted by Hurricane Dorian, as this will help our people tremendously.”
Are you ready to support The Bahamas?