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Kosher Food/ Restaurants:
Cinko Asian Latino Grill- Kosher Restaurant at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar.


Synagogue:

Things to Do:
-Shark Slide
-Swin with Dolphins (NOT onsite)
-Marine Habitat (Aquarium & Scheduled Events like feeding sharks or petting stingrays etc.)
-Comedy Show (Jokers Wild)
-Movie Theatre
-Golf, Tennis
-Casino
-Boat Rental
-Water Sports
-Snorkel or Scuba
-Spa

Hotels:
Atlantis:
-Harbor Side Resort
-Beach Tower
-Coral Towers
-Royal Towers
-The Reef
-The Cove

Other:
-Grand Hyatt Baha Mar
-One & Only Ocean Club
-Sandals Royal Bahamian
-SLS Baha Mar (Opening Fall 2017)
-Rosewood Baha Mar (Opening Spring 2018)

Getting Around:

Notes:
Hyatt Baha Mar will store and heat kosher meals. Prices as follows (July 2019):
Breakfast: $15 per meal, plus tax and gratuity
Lunch: $25 per meal, plus tax and gratuity
Dinner: $25 per meal , plus tax and gratuity

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #820 on: February 21, 2022, 09:28:08 PM »
Is there an email address I can reach out to in advance to request kosher globalist breakfast (from Cinko if possible) for the Grand Hyatt?

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #821 on: February 23, 2022, 09:40:25 AM »
Cheapest way to get from airport to Grand Hyatt? Do they have uber/lyft there?

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #822 on: February 23, 2022, 09:53:38 AM »
Cheapest way to get from airport to Grand Hyatt? Do they have uber/lyft there?
When you go out of the airport you should easily find a taxi. Ask them before what the rate is. I was charged 28 dollars. I also asked him to stop in a supermarket before to buy some fruits and vegetables and soda,  for that stop he charged me 16 dollars extra including a half hour wait.

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #823 on: March 02, 2022, 05:02:17 PM »
Quick TR while it's fresh on my mind:

Flew Delta from JFK - NAS, got a great deal on the tickets just 7k miles each.
Stayed at the Grand Hyatt for 4 nights at 20k a night. Hotel was completely sold out due to Presidents day break/a bunch of conferences. Couldn't get globalist suite upgrade but got a nice room in the East Tower with ocean view. We requested a fridge and they easily provided one. In hindsight I would go with the West Tower next time as it seemed nicer but can't confirm.

Baha Mar is huge. Hyatt could do a better job giving a map of the property or something, we didn't realize there are so many different pools (adult only, family, waterfall/aquarium). Didn't love the beach by the Hyatt, they crammed all the chairs next to each other so you had no space to yourself. Also people are constantly shouting and trying to sell coconuts or scarves which made it feel like I was on the subway; couldn't get that comfortable vacation relaxation. I liked the pools much more.

Casino looked nice but I forgot to bring cash so didn't play.

Front desk agreed to honor free globalist breakfast for the premade kosher options at Cafe Madeline. This worked out perfectly b/c you can choose to instead get a sandwich for lunch if you'd rather have your own breakfast. I would suggest going earlier in the morning rather than later as the kosher premade options can run out.

Had dinner every night and also Friday night (pre-paid) at Cinko. Food was fantastic and service was great. Pricing I think is in-line with even the non-kosher restaurants at the resort. It really was a great feeling not having to shlep so much food and getting to enjoy fine dining on vacation. Went to Chabad for Shabbat morning and we had a nice minyan with a kiddush afterwards. The Chabad rabbi is really spearheading a lot of kosher efforts at the Hyatt. He mentioned the bagels were all going to become kosher, pat yisrael. There was also talk of converting another of the current restaurants to kosher after Pesach.

Snuck into the Rosewood pool for an afternoon and it was really nice. Very upscale, the towels and chairs were a lot more luxurious. I guess that's why room rates start at over $1k.

Water park is a fun activity, especially if you have kids. Easy and quick walk over and it wasn't too crowded so didn't have to wait on any long lines. I had a fun time on the slides and lazy river.

Flew home on Jetblue booked for 10k points per ticket. Flight was delayed for no reason for 40 minutes which continues my awful luck with Jetblue (5 consecutive flights with delay/cancellation).

All in all, I think Baha Mar will become a popular vacation spot for religious Jews. The kosher options are a game changer. I had a nice time and would definitely go back if I was going with kids.

 

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #824 on: March 22, 2022, 04:16:33 PM »
Would love to stay at the Baha Mar. What is the cheapest way to stay here?

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #825 on: March 23, 2022, 06:01:43 PM »
has anyone gone to Rose Island?  has anyone done any of the snorkeling tours to the reefs?

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #826 on: March 24, 2022, 09:45:09 PM »
Would love to stay at the Baha Mar. What is the cheapest way to stay here?

Use Hyatt points

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #827 on: May 15, 2022, 04:17:54 PM »
thoughts on staying at The Coral @ Atlantis Bahamas for 5 free nights using my cc bonus? technically, i can stay for 10 nights as have 2 credit cards.

i realize this is their lowest tier level but free is free, right.

alright, is not totally free, as still have to pay $60/night covering resort fees but close enough.

https://www.caesars.com/myrewards/partners/atlantis-paradise-island

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #828 on: May 22, 2022, 11:17:35 PM »
Iím looking for a nice place to go with my wife-NO KIDS. I donít really have points (aside for a ton of venture X) but donít mind spending money. Any good ideas? Seems like rosewood is the place but was wondering if anyone had experiences some place else.