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Royal Caribbean Opens $250M “Perfect Day” in The Bahamas

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean has officially opened its new $250 million private island destination in The Bahamas. The new project is set at the northwestern edge of the Berry Islands chain in The Bahamas highlighted by a …

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Royal Caribbean Is Buying the Bahamas’ Grand Lucayan Resort

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Grand Bahama’s biggest resort is being sold — to a unexpected buyer. Cruise giant Royal Caribbean International, in a joint venture with Mexico’s ITM, has signed a letter of intent to purchase the Grand Lucayan Resort. The …

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Bahamas Plans $3M in Renovations at Grand Lucayan

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of The Bahamas is planning $3 million in immediate repairs and renovations to the Grand Lucayan resort complex in Grand Bahama. The government purchased the resort, much of which remains shuttered, earlier this …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff As part of a wider push to revive the island of Grand Bahama, the government of The Bahamas has announced plans to purchase the Grand Lucayan Resort. Bahamas Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s getting easier than ever to cruise to the island of Grand Bahama. The MV Grand Celebration ship will be resuming cruises to Grand Bahama beginning Dec. 23, officials announced this week. Bahamas Prime Minister …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of the Bahamas is looking to chart a new course for the future of Grand Bahama as a technology hub. “A new day is on the horizon for Grand Bahama,” Bahamas Prime Minister …

 The Grand Lucayan resort complex in Grand Bahama is for sale. The 409-acre resort, the largest on Grand Bahama, is being sold in a sealed bid auction by its owner, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Cheung Kong Property Holdings Limited. …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Thanksgiving is only three weeks away and right behind it is Cyber Monday, when we wear our fingers to the bone clicking on great deals we just gotta have. And now, as the Caribbean special …

 Expansion for the Grand Lucayan By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Grand Bahama’s Lighthouse Pointe Bahamas all inclusive resort is set to open in late 2015, marking the brand’s entry into the rapidly-growing all-inclusive market in the region. The resort will be …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Grand Lucayan resort in Grand Bahama has announced the appointment of Juan Romero as its new Group Sales Manager. Romero joins Grand Lucayan with an extensive background in marketing and sales, and will be focusing …

 Above: the Grand Lucayan resort By the Caribbean Journal staff Grand Bahama is getting a new all-inclusive resort. It’s called Lighthouse Point at Grand Lucayan, and it’s a resort to be located within the Grand Lucayan resort. The property is …

 Above: the new “Bahama Mama” ferry By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new way to get to Grand Bahama: via Bahama Mama. That’s the name of the brand-new ferry operated by Balearia, which made its maiden voyage from Fort …

 By Robert DiPanoCJ Contributor GRAND BAHAMA — The motto here is “what you want, whenever you want it.” Whether you desire hot chocolate sauce on your conch fritters, swim-up frozen cocktails, or a wedding with a few hundred people with …

 By Robert DiPano CJ Contributor GRAND BAHAMA — The island of Grand Bahama offers beautiful scenery, beautiful beaches and ideal settings for good, old-fashioned Caribbean relaxation. But if you’re feeling adventurous and want to get out and explore the island, …

 Above: the Havana Cay cigar bar and lounge at the Grand Lucayan in Grand Bahama (All photos by CJ) By Robert DiPanoCJ Contributor GRAND BAHAMA — Nestled in a quiet back corner of the resort’s Manor House, the Grand Lucayan’s …

 Above: the Grand Lucayan on Grand Bahama By the Caribbean Journal staff The Grand Lucayan Bahamas has named Patricia Bradley its new national sales manager. Bradley, who will be based in Florida, will work to “develop effective strategies with a …

 Above: the Grand Lucayan in Grand Bahama By the Caribbean Journal staff The Grand Lucayan resort in Grand Bahama has named Basil Dean its new executive chef. Dean, a 30-year veteran of the industry, comes to the resort from the …