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Today is the day, the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is officially open for business and you can book yourself a room on cash, points, or a mix of cash and points for stays as early as tonight!
The much delayed large complex has been in a soft open phase for the last few weeks, but that portion of the opening phase has now concluded ahead of schedule, and the property is open for you to come and visit. The hotel was briefly displayed as a Category 4 Hyatt, but that has been corrected and it is now a Category 5 ringing in at 20,000 Hyatt points per night or 10,000 points per night + $125 via a cash and points booking.
The AAA rate seems to offer a decent discount here with rates coming in just over $300 per night via that discount over the next few weeks. When deciding whether to use points or cash you will want to factor in the $30 per night resort fee + relatively large taxes for staying in the Bahamas. Staying on a purely Hyatt points award night will allow you to skip the resort fee, so keep that in mind if you aren’t a Hyatt Globalist and thus are always exempt from Hyatt resort fees.
Understandably, there are only a handful of reviews of this property from the soft-open period out so far, but they have been largely pretty good outside of some restaurant inconsistencies. Do keep in mind that the soft open period consisted of invited guests staying at the property, but I’m sure in the coming days and weeks there will be plenty of feedback hitting the internet as lots of additional guests visit the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar.
I hope to get my family to this island resort this year and can’t wait to start hearing feedback from some of you who make the journey!
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