The Baha Mar Resort Reopens in The Bahamas

southwest airlines nassauBaha Mar in Nassau, The Bahamas

The Bahamas’ Baha Mar megaresort has made its long-awaited return, Caribbean Journal has learned.

The resort complex on Cable Beach in Nassau has reopened the first of its three hotel properties, the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar.

The property’s other two resorts, Rosewood Baha Mar and SLS Baha Mar, will be reopening in 2021, according to the company.

The reopening comes after The Bahamas’ other megaresort, Atlantis Paradise Island, reopened to visitors.

The first guests arriving at Baha Mar.

The reopening “marks a significant milestone in the revitalization of international travel and return of our guests, to The Caribbean and The Bahamas,” said Graeme Davis, President, Baha Mar. “When faced with uncertainty and hardship this year, the Baha Mar team looked ahead towards a bright future, and because of their perseverance and strength, we are opening our doors today and welcoming travelers back to the beloved Bahamas. We are humbled by the tremendous support of our guests and look forward to honoring this monumental occasion with the entire Baha Mar community.”

So what’s actually open?

The Baha Mar Casino is open, as are restaurants including Katsuya, Fi’lia, 3 Tides Fish House, Stix Noodle Bar, Drift and Carna by Dario Cecchini.

The Baha Mar’s Jack Nicklaus-designed Royal Blue golf course, and its nine-court Racquet Club, are both open, too, along with a new 18-hole mini golf course called Mini Blue.

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The Jack Nicklaus-designed Royal Blue golf course.

The resort’s Explorers Club kids club is open, as is the ESPA spa, along with the Current art gallery.

The Baha Mar’s reopening comes with “heightened health and safety measures in place,” according to the property.

The centerpiece is a requirement that all guests to take a rapid (and complimentary) Antigen Test during the check-in process. (That’s in addition to The Bahamas’ entry protocols, which require a negative test result within five days before arrival in the country).

The reopening comes after The Bahamas last month entered a new phase of its tourism reopening that paved the way for the relaunch of major hotels and resorts.

For more on The Bahamas’ travel protocols see here.

For more, visit Baha Mar.

— CJ