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In Nassau, The Bahamas, the Crossroads of Conch

 The clack of dominoes; the knock of stringed shells; the cut of fresh Queen Conch.  There’s a percussive ritual to Potters Cay, the historic fishing dock under the Paradise Island Bridge that just so happens to be the crossroads of …

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The Bahamas, Emirates to Partner on Tourism Initiatives

 The Bahamas has signed a memorandum of understanding with Dubai’s Emirates Group.  The agreement was signed by Emirates Chief Executive Officer Sheikh Ahmed bin Said Al Maktoum and Bahamas Foreign Minister Frederick Mitchell at Emirates Headquarters in Dubai.  As part …

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Bahamas Names Acting Director General of Ministry of Tourism

 The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism has named a new Acting Director General, under the leadership of Tourism Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chester Cooper.  Bahamian business professional Latia Duncombe has been appointed to the position, succeeding former Director General Joy …

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bahamas margaritaville cruises

 The new Margaritaville at Sea cruise line is planning to launch in April, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The cruise line, the product of Margaritaville’s acquisition of the former Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, will launch its first sailings to Grand Bahama …

bahamas spring break

 The Baha Mar megaresort in The Bahamas says it will continue its “Travel With Confidence” program, which is highlighted by up to 14-days of courtesy accommodations for travelers who happen to test positive for Covid during their stay.  The plan …

Sidney Poitier

 The Caribbean is mourning one of its shining lights, following the passing of legendary actor, director, humanitarian and ambassador Sir Sidney Poitier, who passed away this weekend at the age of 94.  Poitier was a native of Cat Island in …

bahamas vaccinated travelers rules

 The Bahamas has updated its recently-announced rules for vaccinated travelers.  That includes the suspension of a PCR requirement for vaccinated travelers — vaccinated travelers can continue to present a negative rapid antigen test or PCR test within 72 hours of travel …

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 You may know the two mega resorts in The Bahamas — Atlantis Paradis Island and Baha Mar. They’re both outstanding, with world-class amenities and a truly unforgettable experience. But if you’re looking for a different kind of Bahamian vacation, there are …

 Hidden away on Shark Creek in the Berry Islands is one of the best beaches you will ever see. This is what it’s like to walk there. This is just one of the multitude of amazing beaches hidden away in …

 It’s not just swimming pigs. While the Bahamas is famous for its maritime pigs in the Exumas archipelago, they aren’t the only animals that take to the sea. The Bahamas even has swimming dogs. Watch Dolly, the most popular dog …

 Bahamas-born Sammi Starr, Sony Music recording artist, has announced the launch of “#Bahamas, Your Best Picture Deserves My Best Song,” a grassroots social media campaign aiming to share with the world Sammi’s love his country and the sounds of its …

Channel Cay Exumas

 It’s one of the far-out cays of the Exuma chain of the Bahamas, a tiny oasis far from the bustle of the world, a place for you and yours to truly escape. This is Channel Cay, accessible by bonefish charter …

 Delta Airlines has expanded its Caribbean network for the peak holiday season, the company announced this week. The expansion focuses on the peak holiday period through the first half of January; Delta serves 26 destinations in the wider Caribbean region and …

Lumina Point Resort

 There’s a new hotel in the Out Islands of the Bahamas: Lumina Point, which has officially opened its doors. The property, whose planned debut was first reported by Caribbean Journal earlier this year, is a boutique resort located on Stocking …

All-Inclusive Vacations

 If you are heading to the Caribbean for all-inclusive vacations, we’re here to help. It’s the perfect marriage of romance and convenience, of luxury and comfort. So if you need to get away with your favorite travel companions, this is …

Things to Do in Nassau

 Whether you’re in Nassau for a few hours on a cruise excursion or you’re lucky enough to enjoy a longer stay, know that there’s plenty to do and see beyond Bay Street or your resort’s beach. We’ve rounded up a …

Rooftop Bar

 The recently-debuted Hilton at Resorts World Bimini has a new hotspot: a rooftop bar called Monkey Business. The bar, which opens up onto the hotel’s rooftop infinity pool, offers 360-degree island views along with signature cocktails and poolside bites. On …

Walking on Water

 You’re in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, with a few small islands in sight. There is nothing but the sound of the wind and the light rush of water. And then the sand ends, and the sea begins, and there …