Go! Holiday in the Bahamas

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It is only now that the true scale of the disaster caused by Hurricane Dorian is becoming apparent. With over 1,300 people missing, two islands- Abacos and Grand Bahamia – have been severely damaged. Help will be needed to restore, rebuild and return to normal those islands. For information on how to help, go to www.bahamas.com/relief.

Another way of helping is by continuing to consider holidaying in the Bahamas. Once again the mainstream media has concentrated on just one side of the story.

That other side is that plenty of islands (fourteen in all of the most popularly visited ones are included) in the Bahamas were untouched and are still operating as normal. They include, in the north-west, the Bahamas capital of Nassau and neighbouring Paradise Island, as well as Eleuthera, Harbour Island, Andros, Bimini and The Berry Islands. The islands in the Southeastern and Central Bahamas remain unaffected, including The Exumas, Cat Island, San Salvador, Rum Cay, Long Island, Acklins/Crooked Island, Mayaguana and Inagua. 

The main international airport in Nassau is open as are airports in Exuma, South Bimini, North Eleuthera, Stella Maris and Deadman’s Cay. Only Grand Bahama International Airport and Leonard Thompson International Airport in Marsh Harbour, Abaco are closed.

The port of Nassau is open from cruise ships and they are already returning. Bahamas Ferries are back up and running and remain an important part of Bahamian life in linking many of the 700n islands that make up the Bahamas. Even the port in Grand Bahama is open despite the amount of damage that was received by the island. Hotels are open and all that is needed are more tourists to help the Bahaman economy.

That’s where readers and other holidaymakers come in. Holidaying in the Bahamas will produce money to rebuild the local economy and show others that you have confidence in the country. And, by the way, you’ll also get a very good holiday since Bahamans are known for their hospitality.

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