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September 16th Update 

The Bahamas is getting back to business as airports are open in Nassau, Grand Bahama Island and on nearly all Out Islands; international flights resume, including service to some Florida airports; and ports have reopened allowing cruise ships to begin to return.

Parts of the southern islands were more heavily impacted with damage ranging from cosmetic to severe structural damage. Assessment of Ragged Island continues, but other islands, such as Acklins Island, Crooked Island, Inaugua and Mayaguana are mostly cleared.

Bahamasair resumed service into the United States on 12 September, at the following airports: Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport; Orlando International Airport; Miami International Airport.

While airlines are operating international flights out of Grand Bahama International Airport, U.S. customs and border pre-clearance is currently unavailable and will be reinstated at a later date.

Out Islands International service has resumed from Exuma International Airport in The Exumas and Marsh Harbour Airport in The Abacos.

The majority of hotels and resorts throughout The Islands of The Bahamas are operating as usual or are expected to reopen on their regularly scheduled dates. Reservation holders are encouraged to contact their respective hotels for more information.

Nassau and Paradise Island hotels received no damage. While many remained open, others are resuming normal operation:

  • Atlantis, Paradise Island and Warwick Paradise Island – Bahamas: remained open during the storm and continue to welcome guests
  • Baha Mar Resort and Casino: resumed full hotel, casino and retail operations on 12 September.
  • Breezes Resort & Spa: Open
  • Grand​ ​Hyatt​ ​Baha​ ​Mar:​ ​ ​Accepting guests
  • One & Only Ocean Club on Paradise Island: began welcoming guests as of Wednesday, 13 September
  • Melia Nassau Beach Resort: is open and resumed full operations on 13 September
  • Resorts​ ​World​ ​Bimini:​ ​Resort will reopen September 27
  • Sandals​ ​Emerald​ ​Bay:​ ​Open
  • Sandals Royal Bahamian: Open
  • Viva​ ​Wyndham​ ​Fortuna​ ​Beach:​ ​Open for business

Grand Bahama Island hotels began resuming operations on Wednesday, 13 September.

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation will be releasing updates on islands, hotels and services on Bahamas.com/storms.

Source: CHTA – CTO Joint Update, September 16th

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