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What’s new in the Islands of The Bahamas in May
By Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation
May 12, 2021 - 12:10:23 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The Islands of The Bahamas await travelers who are ready to plan their summer vacations. Those wishing to visit the idyllic sandy beaches and irresistible blue waters of the islands are sure to find the paradise experience of their dreams in The Bahamas.

NEWS

People-to-People Goes Virtual – The beloved People-to-People program that has been connecting visitors with locals through customized experiences for the past 45 years, is making its way directly into the homes and screens of wanderlusters. The virtual program offers five free virtual session themes with local ambassadors in The Bahamas. To book an unforgettable Virtual People-to-People Experience, head to: https://www.bahamas.com/plan-your-trip/people-to-people.  

Increased Airlift to The Bahamas – American Airlines announced direct flights from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) to Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS) beginning June 5, 2021. Frontier Airlines has also announced that direct flights from Miami International Airport (MIA) to Nassau (NAS) will be available four times a week starting July 2021.

Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach Reopens – Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach located in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island is welcoming guests back starting this month. The all-inclusive resort boasts an oceanfront pool, watersports, 4,000 feet of beautiful white-sand beaches, ocean view rooms and more.

Resorts World Bimini’s New Beach Destination – The beachfront resort just 50 miles off the coast of Florida will officially debut its newest private beach, Resorts World Bimini Beach, on May 14, 2021. The new addition features two lagoon pools, hammocks, oceanfront and poolside private cabanas, two bars, ocean view dining and much more.

The Sugar Factory Heads to Baha Mar – Sugar Factory’s newest location will be set inside Baha Mar on the island of New Providence. The restaurant will feature a full-service restaurant, café, confectionary shop, retail store, carousel bar overlooking Baha Mar’s iconic fountains and the debut of CandyOcean, a one-of-a-kind aquatic-themed immersive experience.

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

The Bahamas is Nominated as a Best Spa Destination in World Spa Awards – The World Spa Awards has announced the nominees for its 7th annual awards ceremony, and The Islands of The Bahamas have been nominated for the Caribbean’s Best Spa Destination award. Voting begins May 19, 2021 and runs through September 8, 2021.

The Bahamas is a Top 8 Travel Destination for Booking Incentive Travel – Northstar Meeting Group’s latest Incentive PULSE Survey revealed The Bahamas as a Top 8 Popular Travel Destination for booking incentive travel in 2021. The survey consists of responses from business and sports event organizers, planners and incentive program professionals from all sectors,  

PROMOTIONS AND OFFERS
 
For a complete listing of deals and packages for The Bahamas, visit www.bahamas.com/deals-packages.

$250 Air Credit for Out Island Vacations – The Out Islands of The Bahamas are calling. U.S. and Canadian residents can take their pick of 10 picture-perfect islands that are unspoiled and uncrowded and receive an air credit of $250. Booking window: April 5 -  May 10, 2021.

Extended Stay Deals – Who wouldn’t want to stay in The Bahamas longer? Guests who book  a stay for 14 days at Grand Isle Resort on Great Exuma can receive up to 50% off. Margaretville Beach Resort in Nassau is offering guests who stay 14 days or longer, a special pricing of up to 40% off regular rates.

3rd Night Free for Travel Advisors at Warwick Paradise Island – Bahamas – To celebrate “Travel Advisor Month” in May, Warwick Paradise Island – Bahamas is offering appreciation rates and a 3rd night free for travel advisors booking between now and May 31, 2021 and staying through December 20, 2021.

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