New Opening Date for Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in The Bahamas Set!

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The much anticipated and much delayed Baha Mar project in The Bahamas looks like it is finally opening! The Grand Hyatt Baha Mar has announced on their Facebook page that they will begin accepting reservations tomorrow, April 21st, for stays beginning May 29, 2017!

For those looking to use Hyatt points, the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is listed as a Category 5 property that will be 20,000 points per night. We won’t know what paid rates will look like until they actually open the booking calendar tomorrow, but it is great news that they should be open in time for summer vacations!

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar

This first phase of opening may not mean that the entire hotel and all amenities are ready to go on Day 1, so I do not recommend being one of the first guests if you need everything to be at 100% in order to have a good time.

I liked our last visit to the Bahamas, and very much hope to visit the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar at some point with my family! Is the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar on your radar now that they have a (new) opening date announced?!

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Aerlia

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  1. […] Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Opening Date is Set:  If you’ve been saving up your Hyatt points for this property, jump up for joy as they have finally set an opening date for this property.  They will start accepting reservations tomorrow, April 21, 2017 for stays beginning May 29, 2017.  Many people love Hyatt’s loyalty program, but with them having such a small footprint worldwide, it’s difficult to find their properties in many places.  It’s good to see that another Hyatt opportunity has presented itself to us! […]


  1. Hi Summer: Nothing to do with your post but just a suggestion for new posts. You always start your posts with your Disclaimer regarding financial relationships and you end with an Editorial Note. Both are great. The suggestion is that similar to what you have on the Editorial Note add something to the first paragraph to make it more evident it is not part of the story you are writing. Maybe something as simple as “Disclaimer” in bold or have the entire paragraph on a different font size, italic, etc… It will make the post itself cleaner and easier to read. Again, just a suggestion. Love reading your blog.

    • It is built into the auto-settings at this point, so to be honest I really forget it is there…but you are right that it doesn’t look great. Let me check with some folks to see what can change. There were rules about font size and placement when it was originally placed there, but perhaps in the last few years that has changed since similar sites don’t still seem to have it listed in exactly that same way. Thanks for the feedback!

      • Yes, if you look at other blogs on Boarding Area you will see some in very small font and italic, some have it on a separate tab, or inside a box that clearly shows that paragraph is not part of the post.

        • Thanks, have a message in to see what we can do. In truth, it has been a few years now since the blog has been “refreshed” so hopefully we can make a few little improvements in the coming months…but fingers crossed this one doesn’t take that long.

  2. Finally. Been waiting on this property for almost 5 years. The Bahamas are close, the weather is excellent and it won’t cost an arm and a leg(points baby!) like Atlantis/Marriott.
    Thanks for the heads up MP.

  3. We were booked there years ago and got canceled a month or two before we were supposed to go. Got 40k Hyatt points for the hassle though! Regretted not booking more nights after hearing that haha.

    I will have to check it out – I like the cable beach area more then paradise island.

  4. I cannot believe how long it has taken for this place to open. I was there for a wedding about 4 years ago and stayed next door – I think it was a Sheraton at the time (a total dump) but this place was being built at the time and it looked far along.

    I’ll let them work out the kinks before I visit – if any of the staff is any indication, customer service is going to need a lot of work. But, can’t wait to visit that daiquiri shack down the street – best on the island.

  5. Been waiting myself for this to open.. quick flight from NY.. gambling and a beach.. This is perfect for quick weekend getaways. I hope it lives up to my hype.

    Hoping maybe discount points or rates at first opening.. If so I would give it a try right away.

  6. Is this near the all inclusive Wyndham? Maybe use 2 free nights from the Hyatt card and 2 nights from the Wyndham card and make a mini trip.

    • That Wyndam should be getting torn down if it isn’t already and become a part of this I believe. I think the workers of Baha Mar were staying there a few years ago.

        • Well, a few things at work. First, until hotels are really open there may be some alternate rules. Second, when they aren’t selling standard rooms for cash, and they aren’t yet for all dates for this property, they don’t have them on points.

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