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Today is a big day for Bahamas fans as the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is set to open tonight for a ‘preview’ period that runs through May 29th, and they are also now accepting paid reservations for stays beginning May 29th and onward!
The property is listed as a Category 5 Hyatt which means it will be 20,000 points per night for award nights. Given how incredibly high taxes/fees can be on stays in The Bahamas, that may be an even better deal than it seems.
Paid rates for opening night start at $370 for a 470 square foot Fountain View King room, but once you add in the myriad of taxes and the $34.20 nightly resort fee, you are sitting at just under $500 per night all-in. I saw some nights in the $200’s ++ per night during low season, but most nights so far were in the $300 – $400 range, with holidays going much higher. Of course, keep in mind that the property is not yet even fully open and it doesn’t look like standard room categories are online for sale.
Not surprisingly, since standard rooms are not yet online for cash sales, they sadly are not online for points reservations either. In fact, no rooms are available online for points reservations at this point. I have a message into Hyatt to see if there is any update or anticipated timeline on using points at this property.
I am actually pretty excited about the forward progress at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar. Our family trip to The Bahamas was years ago, but it is one of the spots that my oldest daughter keeps asking about and very much wants to return to again. When we do return I could see us splitting time between this new Hyatt and then spending a day or so over at the Comfort Suites Paradise Island in order to take advantage of the Atlantis Water Park as we did last time around.
Are you penciling in a trip to the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar?
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