Grand Bahama Island in The Bahamas is quickly rebounding following Hurricane Dorian in September. The hurricane made landfall on Grand Bahama Island and The Abacos. Many hotels and attractions have reopened or plan to do so shortly, while cruise ships have resumed calling to the island, and the airport plans to resume international service this month.
Many of Grand Bahama Island’s resorts have reopened, including Grand Lucayan Lighthouse Pointe, Castaways Resort & Suites, Taino Beach Resort & Clubs, Paradise Cove, The Village Bahamia, Royal Islander Resort, and Sunrise Resort & Marina. While its marina, Teasers Beach Side Bar & Grill, Banana Hammocks Harbour Side Bar and the beachside pool reopened in October, Old Bahama Bay Resort is expected to reopen to guests in November.
Grand Bahama International Airport has a tentative opening of mid-November while Bahamasair and Western Air have resumed domestic services out of temporary facilities.
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s Grand Celebration returned to regular scheduled sailings on September 27. Passengers have the option to add a free volunteer excursion to help on the ground or assemble family boxes onboard the ship. Carnival Cruise Line has also resumed sailings to Grand Bahama Island. Between the relaunch date and the end of the year, Carnival expects to host 39 calls in Freeport, bringing more than 100,000 visitors to the island.
In other news, United Airlines has added Saturday-only non-stop service from Denver to Nassau. The service begins March 7 and continues through August 15.
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line introduced a cruise and stay program to Nassau. Departing from the port of West Palm Beach, there is a two- or six-night stay at participating resorts in Nassau, including SLS Baha Mar, The Melia Nassau Beach All-Inclusive, or Comfort Suites Paradise Island.