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Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Free Kid’s Club and Affordable Food Choices

In early October 2017, we visited the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar using Hyatt points and found it to be a new, beautiful, points-friendly, oceanside resort located in the Bahamas about 15 minutes from the airport in Nassau. My mom, my daughters, and I loved our long weekend there and have enjoyed sharing our experience in a number of posts and even a video linked below. In the final post in this series, we’ll talk about the Kid’s Club and look…

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Review of the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Grand Club Lounge

On our first trip to the Bahamas a few years ago, we had some serious mealtime sticker shock. I know that most things cost more on an island and that in a tourist zone that is doubly true, but even factoring in both of those things, we still were astonished at both the cost of our meals at and around Atlantis, as well as the primarily mediocre quality of what we ate. I don’t mind paying more for good food,…

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Review of the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Pools and Beach

If you are like most families, I have to imagine that a driving reason to go to the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in the Bahamas is to swim and enjoy the pools and the beach. This new hotel is located on a 3,000 foot stretch of white sand on Cable Beach. The water is the Bahamas Blue I’m sure you have at least seen on postcards, and on our early fall trip there was just the right amount of waves…

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Inside Two Ocean View Rooms at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in the Bahamas

We spent a long weekend in October at the newly opened Grand Hyatt Baha Mar and had an absolutely fantastic time. The hotel and larger Baha Mar complex had many delays on its path to opening, and it may still have a couple kinks as it rolls towards a full opening, but there should be nothing holding you back at this point from enjoying everything it has to offer.   You can read more about our Bahamas miles and points fueled…

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Video Sneak Peek Inside the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in the Bahamas

My daughters, my mom, and I recently visited the beautiful Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in the Bahamas and overall had an absolutely fantastic time. I already shared our Bahamas trip planning process but promised to delve into more details in subsequent posts.   I still have detailed posts coming soon on the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar rooms, amenities and activities, Club Lounge, food, pools, beach, and the process of heading to Atlantis for the day, however for those of you…

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Planning a Quick Trip to The Bahamas on Miles and Points

For the first time in my memory, our local school district added a fall break this year in early October that consisted of an early release day on Friday as well as a holiday on Monday. This seemed to be the perfect opportunity for a short getaway, but I wasn’t sure what the perfect destination would be until a Delta SkyMiles Flash Sale dropped the price for awards to Nassau in the Bahamas to 27,500 miles per round trip on…

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A Look Inside the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Club Lounge

A few days ago I spotted a post on the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Facebook page that their Grand Club Lounge was now open. I had planned to write about it the next day since I know many of you have that resort on your destination wish lists, but when I went back the next day to reference the hotel’s Facebook post, it was gone.   After messaging with the hotel it turns out I didn’t hallucinate the whole thing…which…

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Good Delta SkyMiles Flash Sale to the Caribbean and Florida!

It’s sometimes entertaining to make fun of Delta SkyMiles, and they absolutely can and do make no-notice changes to their non-existent award chart, but I actually kind of like them, and today I got to put the Delta miles I have earned from the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express and similar to really good use!   Delta has somewhat regular ‘flash sales’ where they discount the regular award prices for flights to certain rotating regions. If the dates and…

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Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in Bahamas Now Open for Stays!

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…

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Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Available on Hyatt Points!

Update: While the property now displays 15,000 points online it doesn’t seem to actually be bookable…still, yet, who knows. Will keep updating when I know more! Update #2: The property is bookable on Hyatt points, but it is charging 20,000 points per night instead of the displayed 15,000. Hyatt thus far has been honoring the 15k rate by depositing 5,000 points per night booked back into your account when requested. I suspect they will fix the glitch and display it…

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