NASSAU, BAHAMAS — After 53,000 votes were forged by experts on Caribbean travel, namely, Caribbean Journal readers, and deliberations were made, the attractive Islands of The Bahamas secured 2 wins out of 20 nominations for this yr’s Caribbean Journal Travelers’ Selection Awards.
The Bahamas won Best Caribbean Golf Destination and Best Caribbean Meetings Destination. The Bahamas also takes great pride within the undeniable fact that Atlantis Paradise Island received Caribbean Journal Travelers’ Selection Award for Best Family Resort within the Caribbean.
The Atlantis resort is a big complex, with the whole lot from luxury accommodations to cost-conscious room rates. Over time, Atlantis has catered to the spectrum of experiences guests are on the lookout for. Atlantis Paradise Island is really a paradise for families, with a mess of family-friendly facilities similar to Aquaventure water park, beaches, swimming pools, and open-air marine habitat.
Programs crafted for teenagers and youths aged 1-17, similar to the 3-day introductory fishy fun swimming lessons for teenagers, junior ultimate trainer for a day program, and gamers reef shows the resort’s passion for making a fun and unforgettable experience for families.
“That is a particularly proud moment for The Bahamas and our tourism sector, as we proceed to supply travelers with one of the best in school in hospitality, facilities, and relaxing environments,” said Deputy Prime Minister Chester Cooper, Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation.
Cooper added: “The award of those two prestigious destination accolades and resort distinction is a real testament to the labor and stellar service delivery by our tourism professionals.”
Having been chosen because the host venue for high-caliber international events starting from sporting tournaments to conferences, The Bahamas, undoubtedly, has been one of the crucial sought-after host destinations for events in 2021.
Golf tournament bookings this yr have garnered favorable promotion for The Islands of The Bahamas. The return of the White Sands NCAA Golf Invitational brought 19 collegiate teams, from across the US, to the capital alone. The Bahamas can also be the host destination for the highly anticipated return of the Tiger Woods’ Hero World Challenge, which is able to field 15 of the world’s top 20 golf players and shall be held at Albany December 2 – 5.
The Bahamas is understood for its beautifully constructed golf courses, across the islands, from Abaco Club on Winding Bay, Abaco to Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course in Exuma, and the golf courses of Nassau and Paradise Island. The tourist hub of Nassau and Paradise Island boasts three world-class golf courses: the Ocean Club Golf Course, on Paradise Island, where White Sands NCAA Invitational was recently held, is an 18-hole par 72 championship course that extends over 7,100 yards.
At Albany, on the southwestern end of New Windfall, the par-72, 7,309-yard Ernie Els designed championship golf course is where the Hero World Challenge is hosted annually. The Royal Blue Golf Club at Baha Mar in Cable Beach features an 18- hole, 72 par Jack Nicklaus designed Signature Golf Course that’s suitable for recreational or championship play with a singular “two courses in a single” design. The Bahamas continues to be one in all the highest spots for major golfing events.
The Bahamas has not only been a significant host destination for golf but additionally one in all the highest spots for meetings. The Bahamas’ win of Caribbean Journal Travelers’ Selection Award for Best Meetings Destination within the Caribbean was based on a wide range of criteria, including the standard of hotels, the number, and quality of meeting spaces, restaurant offerings, local activities, and more.
It is not any surprise that The Bahamas made the highest of the list with hotels similar to Atlantis being essentially the most renowned meeting venue within the region. The Paradise Island resort features 21 outdoor venues measuring 500,000 sq. ft. These venues provide meeting opportunities, pairing business with pleasure for all potential guests. Furthermore, major sporting events similar to the famous Battle 4 Atlantis College Basketball Tournaments, which have been held at Atlantis on Paradise Island since 2011, are indicative of The Bahamas’ continued standard of host excellence.
Baha Mar Resort has also made a reputation for itself, particularly this yr, hosting a significant celebrity chef experience with a live performance by international music artist, John Legend, and this yr’s Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit (CHICOS).
The Ministry of Tourism, Investment & Aviation, and the destination’s key tourism stakeholders will proceed to work diligently to make sure The Bahamas maintains its status as a number one vacation destination within the region.
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