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The Island of Grand Bahama Is Heating Up

By: Alexander Britell - April 20, 2021

As travel continues to climb to the Caribbean, one of the wider region’s closest destinations to the United States is heating up. 

The island of Grand Bahama is seeing a wave of activity, with hotel reopenings, a relaunch of cruising and the pathway to a major new airport. 

Last month, Grand Bahama’s Lighthouse Pointe all-inclusive reopened its doors, with 200 guest rooms and a number of eateries — and the hotel’s leadership team says it’s already seeing strong bookings throughout the spring and into the summer. 

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The Lighthouse Pointe resort.

And the island’s other leading all-inclusive, the Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach, will reopen to guests later this week.

In July, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line will be returning to Grand Bahama, with a planned relaunch onJuly 2, with two-night cruises sailing from the Port of Palm Beach. 

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The Nandana villa in Grand Bahama, part of a growing number of luxury villas drawing travelers to Grand Bahama.

That comes as Baleria Caribbean already resumed its ferry service from Fort Lauderdale earlier this year. 

And the island’s Grand Bahama International Airport is entering the final stages of its redevelopment, with an additional 250-seat departure area and now coming in at 8,000 square feet. 

The island has also tapped into the growing demand for remote work and extended stays, with a number of hotels offering options for applicants to The Bahamas’ BEATS long-term stay program

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It’s all part of what has been a broad, oingoing recovery from the impact of Hurricane Dorian at the end of 2019. 

“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,” the Grand Bahama Tourist Board said in a statement. 

For more, vist Grand Bahama. 

— CJ

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