Hurricane Dorian hit August 24, 2019, causing devastation and destruction to Grand Bahama and the Abacos Islands. However, it was announced by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation that 14 of the most commonly visited islands are largely unaffected by the hurricane. A statement made by Bahamas tourism official Dionisio D’Aguilar said, “Maintaining a robust tourism industry will be vital in helping the country to recover and rebuild. 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.”
The majority of Northern, Central, and Southern Bahamas are still open and operating their airports, cruise ports, hotels, and local attractions. So if you have an upcoming trip booked or you were thinking about it, fear not! You will still be in great hands and have a wonderful time. And to top it off, you’ll be helping to rebuild the infrastructure to the locations that were not so lucky with your tourism dollars.
The list of islands still open for business are Nassau and Paradise Island, Cat Island, The Exumas, Eleuthera and Harbour Island, Andros, The Berry Islands, Bimini, Long Island, Rum Cay, San Salvador, Acklins and Crooked Island, Mayaguana, and Inagua.
One of our favorite islands here at AurTravel is Nassau. Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas, so while it has the pristine island paradise utopia feel, it also is full of more modern amenities than some of the other islands, including golf courses, nightlife, casinos, and more. You can also visit the official Bahamas tourism website to get more details on what each island has to offer and see which island would be the best fit for you.
If you’re ready for your next trip and looking for a way to give back to the island, give us a call at AurTravel today to book your Bahamas getaway! 402-891-6909