Despite Hurricane Dorian’s Impact, These Islands in the Bahamas Are Ready for Tourists

Nassau Paradise Island in the Bahamas
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Nassau Paradise Island wants you to know that, despite the high-profile Hurricane Dorian barreling through the Bahamas, it is still open and ready for tourists.

The island’s tourism board released a new video and campaign, alerting people that it was unaffected by the storm. All hotels and resorts are open and air service has resumed as normal.

“Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas and the most popular tourist destination within the country so, as a result, when consumers hear the Bahamas they may automatically associate the two," Fred Lounsberry, CEO of the Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board, said in a statement. "While our thoughts and prayers are very much with our neighbors in The Abacos and Grand Bahama, Nassau and Paradise Island were not in the path of the storm and are ready to welcome guests. One of the best ways to support the Bahamas is by visiting."

The economy of the Bahamas relies heavily on tourism, so bringing back numbers after the hurricane is a vital part of helping rebuild following Hurricane Dorian. There are more than 700 islands in the Bahamas, many of which were not severely affected by the hurricane.

Nassau Paradise Island is home to many major and iconic hotels, like Atlantis and Baha Mar. It is located about 130 miles south of Grand Bahama and 90 miles south of the Abacos.

For more motivation to visit, check out why some Travel + Leisure editors and writers love the Bahamas, now more than ever or some additional ways you can help hurricane recovery efforts.

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