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Support The Bahamas

95% of the 700 Islands in the Bahamas are totally unaffected by Hurricane Dorian and are as beautiful as ever.

On September 1 this year, Hurricane Dorian gravely affected The Northwestern area of The Bahamas which included the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama Island.  Hurricane Dorian was the strongest hurricane in history to hit the Bahamas with winds up to 185 miles per hour or 295 kilometers per hour. But what the media did not mention was that 95% of the 700 islands in the Bahamas were completely unaffected and are seriously in need of our support.

Exceptional Villas has pledged to contribute US$100 for every booking for the Bahamas for the next 12 months.

The money will go directly to help the people living in the Northwestern Bahamas, particularly the Abaco Islands and the Grand Bahama island.

Exceptional Villas will be donating the money raised to the Bahamas Red Cross. If you would like to donate please see a list of other charities here

A beach view in the Bahamas

The 700 islands of the Bahamas are spread over 100,000 square miles of ocean and are home to 400,000 people. The distance from the most northerly points of the Bahamas which include the affected Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama Island to the most southerly point of the Bahamas which include Duncan Town, Crooked Island and Pirates Well is over 600 kilometers. It is important to understand the geography of the region and the huge distances between the north and south islands so that potential visitors will feel secure in booking a trip to the Bahamas for their vacation this year.

For those looking to travel to the Bahamas, the good news is that almost every airport is open for both commercial and private flights except for those in Abaco and Grand Bahama. “All other airports throughout The Bahamas are open and operational,” the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism said in a statement. Check out our guide on getting to the Bahamas.

Windwhistle at Harbour Island

Following on from the terrible devastation of hurricane Dorian, many people are thinking about how they can help this extremely beautiful part of the world. There are two ways that we can help.

The first is by keeping tourism flowing to the unaffected areas. Tourism is by far the most important factor to the Bahamian economy, and without tourists, it could spell further disaster for the area.  Now more than ever, The Bahamas needs our support.

WE URGE YOU TO PLEASE VISIT THE UNAFFECTED ISLANDS OF THE BAHAMAS.

ISLANDS UNAFFECTED BY THE HURRICANE

95% of the Bahamas islands were completely untouched by hurricane Dorian.  These islands include

  • New Providence Island, which is home to Bahamian capital of Nassau, famous Cable Beach, the brand new Baha Mar Resort and the extremely upmarket Albany Resort which is owned by Tiger Woods and Ernie Els.
  • Paradise island is attached to New Providence via a bridge and is home to the famous Atlantis resort and the Ocean Club. The Ocean Club comprises of a world-class golf club, miles of pristine beach and some of the world’s most beautiful private villas.
  • Harbour Island, home to Pink Sands Beach which is widely voted as the world’s best beach and has some very luxurious villas and hotels. View more on Harbour Island in the Bahamas
  • Eleuthera Island which is ringed by a pristine white sandy beach.
  • The Exumas is where the beautiful Grand Isle Resort has its location. The Exuma islands are also famous for being one of the areas where you can swim with Pigs. Musha Cay which is owned by famous the world’s most famous Illusionist, David Copperfield.
  • The Berry Islands is home to a beautiful private island called Little Whale Cay and several other boutique hotels and resorts.
  • Fowl Cay is home to one of the world’s most exclusive private island vacation destinations called Fowl Cay Resort.
  • Andros
  • Bimini
  • Cat Island
  • San Salvador
  • Rum Cay
  • Long Island
  • San Salvador
  • Acklins/Crooked Island
  • Mayaguana

Alexandra Baradi, CEO and Owner of Exceptional Villas, said “we are determined to drive as much business to The Bahamas in the next 12 months to both support the economy and in turn help the affected islands.”

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