Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian

If you’ve been watching the news, you might think that all 700 islands in the Bahamas have been hit hard by Hurricane Dorian. But that’s only the case for the northern part, where Grand Bahama and the Abacos are located. The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation (BMOTA) wants the world to know that the majority of the nation’s islands, including 14 of the most commonly visited, are open for business. And if you want to help the affected parts of the Bahamas recover from the storm, the BMOTA wants you to know that the best thing you can do is visit the Bahamas.

Here are a few of the commonly visited islands where airports, cruise ports, hotels, and attractions are open:

  • Nassau and Paradise Island
  • The Exumas
  • Eleuthera and Harbour Island
  • Bimini
  • Andros
  • The Berry Islands
  • Cat Island
  • Long Island
  • San Salvador
  • Rum Cay
  • Acklins and Crooked Island
  • Mayaguana
  • Inagua

If you’re not sure where to start, check out the BMOTA’s Island Finder tool. And for flights, don’t miss my 17 ways to find cheap flights.

How to help the Bahamas

On this page, the BMOTA has a list of reputable organizations to which you can donate money plus locations in the U.S. and Canada at which you can drop off needed supplies. You can also check out our post from last week on how to help the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian.



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