Hurricane Dorian struck Grand Bahama Island and The Abacos, but plenty of the Islands of the Bahamas are still open for business.
The Islands Of The Bahamas is an archipelago with more than 700 islands and thousands of cays spread out over 100,000 sq. miles of ocean. While the country grieves the devastation Hurricane Dorian brought upon two of the most northern islands, Grand Bahama and The Abacos, the majority of The Bahamas, including 14 of the most commonly visited islands, remains unaffected by the storm. Hotel and travel partners, from Bimini to Nassau and Paradise Island, The Exumas to Inagua, are ready and available to welcome travelers to the destination.
The Ministry of Tourism & Aviation (BMOTA) urges consumers to know that the best thing they can do for the country is to continue to visit The Bahamas. Airports, cruise ports, hotels and attractions throughout the Northern, Central and Southern Bahamas are open and operating.
These islands include:
- Nassau and Paradise Island
- The Exumas
- Eleuthera and Harbour Island
- The Berry Islands
- Cat Island
- Long Island
- San Salvador
- Rum Cay
- Acklins and Crooked Island
“Maintaining a robust tourism industry will be vital in helping the country to recover and rebuild,” said Bahamas Minister of Tourism & Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar. “We are grateful for the outpouring of support and love for our islands, and we would like everyone to know that the best thing they can do for us right now is visit Nassau, Paradise Island and the Out Islands. Our beautiful island nation is ready to welcome you.”
For more information, visit bahamas.com. In addition to planning a trip to The Bahamas, monetary donations to a reputable relief organization are most critical at this time. If you would like to contribute, you can find a list of The Bahamas’ verified partners at bahamas.com/relief.