SOURCE: Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

February 23, 2015 11:55 ET

Bahamas Is Getting Closer With Summer Getaway Packages From 8 Gateways

4 Night, 5 Day All-Inclusive Vacation Packages With Non-Stop Air Service Starting From $379

NEW YORK, NY and GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND, THE BAHAMAS--(Marketwired - February 23, 2015) - The Bahamas is getting a little closer, courtesy of Sunwing Airlines in partnership with Vacation Express, The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board by introducing non-stop service to the Grand Bahama Island from Cincinnati, Newark, Baltimore, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Houston and Columbus.

This new weekly service, that will operate with a 737- 800, flying from these 8 major gateway airports to Grand Bahama Island, is making everyone's dream summer getaway even easier to get to. The schedule allows for easy 4 night, 5 day getaways to the idyllic island. The flights will be offered with all-inclusive package options, from 3 star options to 5 star options. All of them offering access to the island's pristine beaches, lovely pools and access to a variety of excursions to suit any person's wishes.

Full of history and charm, Grand Bahama Island is a complete vacation destination. Some of the island's settlements, such as Pinder's Point, Russell Town and William's Town serve as cultural hot spots for visitors. And if you're looking to tour some natural surroundings, feel free to explore the island's three national parks, two of which are home to a large number of birds. For shopping the Port Lucaya Marketplace and Marina features a collection of island-style buildings on the waterfront, and is filled with shops, restaurants and bars as well as nightly live entertainment.

The Director General, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Mrs. Joy Jibrilu expounds, "Grand Bahama is one of our country's most exciting and adventurous destinations. The Island has so much to offer especially with its myriad of eco-tourism attractions, its pristine beaches that goes on for miles, world-class resorts and great shopping. We are so glad that with these packages through the Vacation Express program, people from across the United States will get the opportunity to visit and see and experience for themselves, this GRAND destination." 

All-inclusive vacation package deals to Grand Bahama Island start at $379, including non-stop flight, hotel and taxes. When a traveler books an all-inclusive package with Vacation Express, they will also enjoy all meals, unlimited drinks and much more. U.S. Customs pre-clearance takes place in Grand Bahama Island so passengers arrive just like a domestic flight. The flights depart on a back to back basis allowing for four night packages that leave on various days of the week until the fall. If vacationers are interested, eight night packages can be arranged at or call 1-800-309-4717.

The Islands Of The Bahamas have a place in the sun for everyone from Nassau and Paradise Island to Grand Bahama to The Abaco Islands, The Exuma Islands, Harbour Island, Long Island and others. Each island has its own personality and attractions for a variety of vacation styles with some of the world's best golf, scuba diving, fishing, sailing, boating, as well as, shopping and dining. The destination offers an easily accessible tropical getaway and provides convenience for travelers with pre-clearance through U.S. customs and immigration, and the Bahamian dollar at par with the U.S. dollar. Do everything or do nothing, just remember It's Better in The Bahamas. For more information on travel packages, activities and accommodations, call 1-800-Bahamas or visit Look for The Bahamas on the web on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

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