The Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian
To be sure, Dorian was devastating. The strongest storm ever to strike the Bahamas caused at least 65 deaths and damaged or destroyed more than 13,000 homes on Grand Bahama Island and the Abaco Islands, both in the upper reaches of the 500-mile-long archipelago. Economic loss could rise to $7 billion, more than half of the country’s gross national product. Nearly two months after, the Bahamas are moving forward — rebuilding homes, reopening businesses, and restoring the spirit of the islands and its people.
“We’ll be back bigger and better than before,” exclaimed a resident who lives in the East End, the hardest-hit area on Grand Bahama Island.
The Bahamas can soon breathe a tiny sigh of relief. Hurricane season ends Nov. 30, and the tourism high season, which runs from mid-December to mid-April, is just around the bend. While recovery efforts proceed, the country has started singing a refrain common among destinations rebounding from a natural disaster: If you want to help, come visit. Money spent on a vacation is a direct deposit to the country’s economy. Plus, you can show the islanders that the world cares, that you care. Is a trip to a hurricane-ravaged destination easy? Not always. Is it gratifying? Absolutely.
First thing to know is The Bahamas is vast. Like a chain of more than 700 islands and cays, including 16 separate destinations vast. Though The Abacos and Freeport are rebuilding, 14 islands remain among the world’s top vacation destinations. Here are a few things to know before you travel across 100,000 square miles of the world’s clearest water.
The Bahamas was not completely destroyed by Hurricane Dorian. Two islands (The Abacos and Freeport) are currently rebuilding. However, 14 other islands were completely unaffected and are welcoming travellers. So if you want to help them come and visit The Bahamas. You can reserve your luxury charter with us, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we happily will help you with your itinerary.