Aerial view of Atlantis Paradise Island, off the coast of Nassau, The Bahamas. (Photo: Sports Illustrated)

Top Bahamas resorts Atlantis and Baha Mar reopen this month

Aerial view of Atlantis Paradise Island, off the coast of Nassau, The Bahamas. (Photo: Sports Illustrated)

Leading Bahamian resorts Atlantis Paradise Island and Baha Mar have announced in separate communications the reopening of their facilities to international travellers this month, just in time for the winter holiday season.

Atlantis unveils new offerings, renovated facilities

Beginning December 10, Atlantis Paradise Island will resume operations and welcome guests to its renovated Royal East Tower guestrooms, Harborside Resort villas, and The Reef residential-style studios and suites, which open on the 17th.

A Royal East Tower King guestroom with ocean view (Photo: PR Newswire)

“We are so excited to welcome back our loyal guests, families, and new visitors to experience Atlantis Paradise Island and reconnect with themselves and their loved ones. Atlantis will reopen in planned phases, and our highest priority is and will always be to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of our guests, team members, and community,” Audrey Oswell, president and managing Director, Atlantis Paradise Island, stated in release.

Underscoring its commitment to the safety of its guests, the hotel said that it will unveil new bespoke experiences curated for families, small groups, and couples that it has modified to meet new safety protocols, which form part of its comprehensive Atlantis Clean & Safe Promise.

In addition to offering its guests new experiences and a new family package, Atlantis has announced a partnership with US carrier JetBlue. Together they are offering an air and resort package that includes non-stop charter flights to Nassau, Bahamas from Newark, New Jersey, for travellers flying from the New York Tri-State region

Audrey Oswell, president and managing Director, Atlantis Paradise Island (File photo)

Beginning January 3, 2021, guests who book this package will receive non-stop direct roundtrip air service from Newark to Nassau (Sunday to Sunday flights), seven-night accommodations in Atlantis’ renovated Royal East Tower, round-trip airport transfers, and a $75 daily dining credit per person.

“Our guests will receive heartfelt service and create lifelong memories by being immersed in our authentic Bahamian culture, experiences, and attractions available throughout our lush resort grounds,” Oswell noted.

Currently, Atlantis Paradise Island offers over 200 acres of attractions and luxury amenities including five miles of white sand beaches, multiple pools, as well as diverse dining, spa, golf, and shopping experiences.

Challenger Slides at Aquaventure (Photo: PR Newswire)

Baha Mar stresses safety of guests

In the meantime, Baha Mar is preparing to welcome guests to its Grand Hyatt Baha Mar on December 17 as part of its phased reopening. The resumption of operations at Rosewood Baha Mar and SLS Baha Mar will then follow.

In addition to adhering to Government-sanctioned entry requirements for The Bahamas, Baha Mar guests will have to take a complimentary COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test upon arrival to the resort destination in an attempt to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of guests and associates during their stay. 

Baha Mar in Nassau, The Bahamas (Photo: PR Newswire)

“Our focus on safety, health and well-being is our number one priority, and we have built upon the natural strengths and intimate experiences of the resort destination to re-introduce signature and new guest offerings,” Graeme Davis, president, Baha Mar shared.

“Over the past few months, Baha Mar has also continued with the resort destination’s expansion as an investment in the future of The Bahamas and the hospitality industry,” he continued.

President of Baha Mar Graeme Davis (Photo: Cayman Compass)

During the resort’s temporary closure, the company’s management investment of US$300 million in Phase II of construction on, upgrades and improvements to the integrated resort destination, which it expects to complete by next year.

At present, Baha Mar provides over 2,3000 rooms through three global hotel operators, 40 restaurants and lounges, a state-of-the-art Casino, convention centre, and the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Royal Blue Golf Course, and over 30 luxury retail outlets.