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Baha Mar Goes For It In the Bahamas

Where: Nassau, Bahamas
February 14, 2013 at 5:33 PM | by | ()

There's no other way to say it: There's a huge freakin' project going down right now in the Bahamas.

Self-described as the “Bahamian Riviera,” the Baha Mar Resort will add 2,200 rooms across four resorts to the already existing Wyndham Nassau Resort's and the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort's combined 1,250 rooms.

In total after this new construction is finished in Decmber 2014, Baha Mar will have a total of 3,450 rooms compared to the 3,950 of the infamous Atlantis on Paradise Island.

You’d think Baha Mar would have just went for "it" with only 500 rooms to go, you know? But Baha Mar claims they aren't going to compete with Atlantis. Chief Marketing Officer Denise Godreau told the Caribbean Journal that they're "positioning Baha Mar as the next must-go place for adults, for the sophisticated traveler." Atlantis has been mainly focused on the family market, so it looks like their going to kick out the kids.

That all sounds great in theory, but until we see the finished product, Atlantis is still king of the Bahamas. And we find it hard to believe that the two resorts won't be in competition -- Baha Mar has a lot of rooms to fill.

Speaking of Atlantis, they have some nice promotions running here in the prime of the season. The Live Your Life package offers 35% off and up to a $300 airfare credit, while the Suite Dreams promotions offer 50% off select suites plus exclusive benefits, such as daily breakfast, free transfers, Internet, and late checkout.

By the way, that "bridge room" that connects the Royal Towers you see in the photo above? Rumor has it it's nicknamed the "Michael Jackson suite" (he stayed there once), and rates start at $25,000. Too bad we can't get 50% off that one! Er, not that it would make a difference anyway...

Psst...! For all things Caribbean, don't forget to check our 2013 Caribbean Hotel Guide. From adventurists to family trips to couples' getaways, there's literally something for everyone.

Photo: [caribjournal.com and Will McGough/Hotel Chatter]

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