Harbour Island, renowned for its famous pink sand beaches and cool, laid-back vibe is home to Eleven’s latest property – Bahama House, opening in February 2017. The property marks the first island escape for Eleven’s portfolio, setting itself apart with a range of tailor-made guest experiences geared towards water enthusiasts and leisure travellers.
To bid summer adieu, Grand Lucayan, an award-winning, classic Bahamian resort, has developed a new wellness package aimed to help guests transition into a healthy fall routine that will last through the cooler months. The “Feel Grand and Healthy” package includes balcony ocean view rooms, options for leaner meals, spa treatments and complimentary fitness classes and activities.
Grand Lucayan has launched of an all-inclusive concept, Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan. The new 198 room upscale resort will serve as an additional option for guests seeking an all-inclusive vacation experience instead of the traditional à la cart model. Expected to be unveiled late 2015, Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan is currently undergoing a multimillion dollar enhancement project.
Paul Burke, currently chief operating officer at the resort, has been promoted to the role of president and managing director of Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in The Bahamas. He will assume his new position immediately. Burke, who has been with Atlantis since 2011, has made significant contributions to the operations and functions of the resort, with an emphasis on maintaining Atlantis’ high level of guest satisfaction.
Avis Car Rental has announced the celebration of more than 50 years in the car rental business in the Bahamas. J.V. ‘Skip’ Roberts opened ‘Skip’s U Drive It’ in 1938, which operated under various names, until signing officially with Avis in 1961.
Safe shark diving is good for tourism; a live shark can be worth “tens of thousands of dollars” compared to the “hundreds” that can be made by selling its fins. With that in mind an enterprising team of industry experts have created the world’s first educational dockside shark diving site on the small island of Bimini, Bahamas to help dispel myths and misconceptions of sharks.
The Islands Of The Bahamas will showcase the destination in a new multi-million dollar advertising campaign designed to showcase some of the islands’ most compelling features – turquoise water, stunning beaches, friendly people and the laid-back lifestyle that transports vacationers millions of miles from their everyday cares.
Warwick International Hotels has confirmed it will purchase the Paradise Island Harbour Resort in Nassau, Bahamas. The property was put up for auction by Lehman Brothers Holdings and Driftwood Hospitality Management.
Baleària Bahamas Express has announced the first ferry service between mainland America and the picturesque shores of the Bahama Islands. The hi-speed vessel, christened ‘Pinar del Rio’, operates daily except Wednesday, between Fort Lauderdale and Grand Bahama Island.
Graycliff Hotel, Restaurant & Cigar Company has been recognised as the Bahamas’ Leading Hotel by the prestigious World Travel Awards for the second year in succession. Taking the 2011 title, the Nassau, Bahamas-based estate fought off competition from across the Caribbean island to emerge victorious.