What’s New in The Bahamas in May

Highly anticipated festivities and brand-new cultural events

With the busy summer travel season fast approaching, The Bahamas is gearing up to welcome visitors with deals and promotions, the return of highly anticipated festivities and brand-new cultural events. With increased airlift to the destination, visiting this summer is easier than ever.       


Grand Bahama Island Launches a New Cultural Experience

Catch the new Port Lucaya XPERIENCE at Port Lucaya Market Place in Grand Bahama from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday through 10 June of this year, which will feature Bahamian cooking demonstrations, Junkanoo performances, local music, and more.

The Walker’s Cay Invitational Fishing Competition Returns

The state-of-the-art Walker’s Cay Marina will host its second annual Walker’s Cay Invitational from 18 to 21 May, a tournament in which up to 45 boats will compete for the biggest catch.

Coral Vita Now Open to the Public

The Earthshot Prize winning coral restoration farm Coral Vita is now open to the public. Starting at $15, visitors can book an interactive tour to learn more about the importance of ocean conservation. 

Tropic Ocean Airways Partners with Wheels Up

Tropic Ocean Airways and Wheels Up are providing travellers with a larger selection of bookable flights from Fort Lauderdale to destinations across The Bahamas, including Nassau, Bimini and The Berry Islands.

Western Air Launches New Daily Flights Between Fort Lauderdale and Nassau

Western Air will introduce a daily flight to Nassau from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, beginning 19 May 2022. Travellers can book now without facing any change fees.

The Bahamas Wins Big at HSMAI Adrian Awards

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation received high honours at this year’s HSMAI Adrian Awards, which spotlights excellence in hospitality advertising, digital marketing and public relations. It won two Silver Adrian Awards for its relaunched “Bahamas Agent Program” and “Andros Island” communication efforts within the Recovery Marketing and Integrated Marketing categories, respectively.

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Get 10% Off with Caerula Mar Club’s Summer Special

Luxury resort Caerula Mar Club offers guests 10% off stays of four nights or more, if they book directly using the promo code CMGUEST through 31 May 2022. The offer is valid for travel until 8 August 2022.

Get a 5th Night Free at Margaritaville Beach Resort Nassau

Guests who stay at Margaritaville Beach Resort Nassau for four nights can get the fifth night free, plus a $500 food and beverage credit for on-site amenities and restaurants.


Anita Johnson-Patty

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation

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Weber Shandwick

Public Relations

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