Baha Mar Resorts Will Test Departing Guests for COVID-19 to Help Them Comply With Rules at Home
The Bahamas' Baha Mar resort group is continuing to welcome visitors back to paradise.
Of its three resorts, the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is currently open while its other two — SLS Baha Mar and Rosewood Baha Mar — will open on March 4. All three resorts are currently accepting reservations.
Baha Mar will be extending its testing program to both SLS and Rosewood by requiring guests to test negative for COVID-19 upon arrival. Additionally — following the CDC's order requiring all international travelers to test negative for COVID-19 upon entry — guests from the United States will be able to get a complimentary test ahead of returning home at all three resorts.
"Following the successful first phase of our reopening, we continue forward in our commitment towards rebuilding a prosperous future for tourism in The Bahamas," Baha Mar president, Graeme Davis, said in a statement provided to Travel + Leisure. "In reopening SLS and Rosewood, we complete the phased reopening of Baha Mar, and welcome back additional associates as well as our amazing guests to the resort destination."
Currently, the resort is offering a complimentary fourth night after a three-night stay as part of its special entitled, "Spectacular Awaits."
Guests will have access to the casino, golf club, restaurants, and more.
Additionally, Baha Mar allows for cancellations up to 24 hours before a guest's arrival.
"We have been honored by the incredible support of our community, and we look forward to reopening as we chart the course for the return of safe and responsible travel in The Bahamas and around the world," Davis added.
Travelers to the Bahamas, in general, are required to test negative for COVID-19 within five days of departure, along with applying for a Bahamas Health Travel Visa for insurance purposes. Travelers will then have to take a second, rapid antigen test on day 5 of their visit.
Alison Fox is a contributing writer for Travel + Leisure. When she’s not in New York City, she likes to spend her time at the beach or exploring new destinations and hopes to visit every country in the world. Follow her adventures on Instagram.