October 30, 2008

Save a Cool $500 With a Hot Escape to the Islands of the Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- This fall, the longer vacationers stay in paradise, the more they save. Now through Nov. 30, when guests book an air-inclusive vacation package to The Islands Of The Bahamas they receive a $250 rebate with a three to six consecutive night stay. Or better yet, sun-seekers staying seven consecutive nights or longer receive a $500 rebate. The turquoise waters and white sandy beaches of The Bahamas are just a short flight from the U.S. and serve as the perfect backdrop to truly get away from it all. Experience the exquisite beaches and glamorous nightlife of Nassau/Paradise Island, the exhilarating soft-adventure opportunities in Grand Bahama Island, or the charm and tranquility of the Out Islands.

   Participating hotels include, but are not limited to:    NASSAU/PARADISE ISLAND    --  Atlantis, Paradise Island - a stunning beachfront resort offering a       50,000-square-foot casino, amazing water adventures, and a marine       habitat second only to Mother Nature    --  British Colonial Hilton Nassau - a Bahamian landmark that exemplifies       colonial Nassau elegance in a convenient location between the city's       harbour and downtown    --  Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort - featuring seven acres of stunning       waterscape, including three freshwater pools with waterfalls, a       swim-up bar and Jacuzzis nestled in a tropical landscape    --  Marley Resort & Spa - originally a local governor's mansion, the       property underwent renovations at the direction of Rita Marley, wife       of the late Reggae legend Bob Marley and features sculptured       hand-carved doors, mosaic tiles, intricate stonework and limestone       walls    GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND    --  Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach Resort - Grand Bahama Island's only       all-inclusive resort offering kayaking, sailing, tennis, bicycling or       simply swaying in a beachside hammock    --  Old Bahama Bay by Ginn Sur Mer - a celebrity-favorite boasting       oceanfront suites elegantly decorated in a classic island plantation       decor   --  Pelican Bay at Lucaya - located near the island's entertainment center       and offering tropically decorated suites and complimentary continental       breakfast each morning   --  The Westin Grand Bahama Island Our Lucaya Resort - home of the       signature Heavenly Bed, Heavenly Bath, two 18-hole golf courses,       Senses Spa and the Isle of Capri Casino    THE OUT ISLANDS    --  Staniel Cay Yacht Club, Exuma - the perfect getaway for anyone seeking       a comfortable, casual vacation on a remote and unspoiled island    --  Bimini Bay Resort and Marina, Bimini - a tropical getaway located just       55 miles off the Florida coast for those with a passion for fishing or       a need to escape the day-to-day routine    --  Small Hope Bay Lodge, Andros - a peaceful, secluded all-inclusive       retreat on beautiful Andros featuring world-class diving, bonefishing       and snorkeling opportunities    --  Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour, Abaco - an 88-room resort offering       well-appointed guestrooms, suites and cottage-style villas featuring       bold, artistic decor and private balconies complete with cool ocean       breezes    --  Cape Eleuthera Resort & Yacht Club, Eleuthera - expansive balconies       and patios built among tropical flowering gardens and offering vistas       overlooking the marina, Rock Sound, and Exumas Sound    --  Fernandez Bay Village, Cat Island - unspoiled white sand beaches and       coconut palm provide a tropical setting for the 15 villas and cottages       at the waters edge    

Dates for travel and hotels for this limited-time offer vary by island group. For a complete list of participating hotels & resorts, details on terms and conditions, and downloadable mail-in rebate forms, please visit http://www.bahamas.com/.

Life in The Islands Of The Bahamas is as culturally diverse as it is vibrantly beautiful, from the carefree Out Islands to exciting Nassau/Paradise Island and Grand Bahama Island. With world-class diving and fishing, gorgeous turquoise water and miles of picture perfect beaches, the 700 islands of The Bahamas offer visitors the opportunity to do everything or nothing at all. For more information on travel packages, activities and accommodations, call 1-800-Bahamas or visit http://www.bahamas.com/. To purchase one-of-a-kind items and mementos from The Bahamas, visit http://www.eshopbahamas.com/.

   Media Contacts:   Meredith Phares                           Anita Johnson-Patty   Weber Shandwick                           Bahamas Ministry of Tourism   (212) 445-8110                            (954) 236-9292   [email protected]                [email protected]  

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

CONTACT: Meredith Phares of Weber Shandwick, +1-212-445-8110,[email protected]; or Anita Johnson-Patty of Bahamas Ministry ofTourism, +1-954-236-9292, [email protected]

Web Site: http://www.bahamas.com/http://www.eshopbahamas.com/