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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 #640 on: December 11, 2020, 09:50:58 AM »
nice, but where do we get more detail on what the meal plan includes? and who is giving this kosherica or Chabad?
im curious as well.  last time kosherica came it was pretty good and over shabbos was very good. but was very expensive
#TYH

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #641 on: April 05, 2021, 03:25:20 PM »
do i need a covid test if i go to Bahamas from Nyc and back ?

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #642 on: June 12, 2021, 10:42:22 PM »
Anyone here tried the new renovated Royal tower rooms (with the caesars deal or otherwise)? also any feedback on whether some water areas are heated in the winter? thinking about booking for january (had a great pesach there years ago).

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #643 on: June 13, 2021, 09:44:10 AM »
Anybody know if you can still order kosher food to the baha mar?

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #644 on: June 13, 2021, 10:25:41 AM »
Anyone here tried the new renovated Royal tower rooms (with the caesars deal or otherwise)? also any feedback on whether some water areas are heated in the winter? thinking about booking for january (had a great pesach there years ago).
Don't think they heat the water.

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #645 on: July 14, 2021, 11:56:17 AM »
Anybody know if you can still order kosher food to the baha mar?
Bump?
And anyone been recently and know if Baha Mar will reheat meals?
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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #646 on: October 24, 2021, 10:10:47 AM »
Anyone know if the GH is Shabbos friendly? ie stairs? auto lights? etc..

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #647 on: October 24, 2021, 02:30:08 PM »
Anyone know if the GH is Shabbos friendly? ie stairs? auto lights? etc..
Not shabbat friendly. Room lights are all sensors - you can cover before shabbat. I think the AC turns off when you open the balcony doors. Fridge light couldn't be disabled (sealed led that couldn't be unscrewed with some magnet mechanism that I couldn't disable). Doors are electric with no key. All staircases exit the property - no direct exit to the lobby. Also no way to reenter stairs from the lobby. Plus all staircase doors lock on every floor. You can follow someone up/down the elevator or ask the front desk to have someone escort you in the elevator (AYLOR). Funny story: I setup before shabbat to do exactly that. They called someone to walk me through the kitchen to the service elevator. We were chatting in the elevator and he asked why I couldn't take the regular elevator and why he had to press the button for me. Before I could answer he said: "oh. I know what you are. They told us about people like you. You are one of those.... What do you call them? Claustrophobic, right?"

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #648 on: October 25, 2021, 11:01:41 AM »
Not shabbat friendly. Room lights are all sensors - you can cover before shabbat. I think the AC turns off when you open the balcony doors. Fridge light couldn't be disabled (sealed led that couldn't be unscrewed with some magnet mechanism that I couldn't disable). Doors are electric with no key. All staircases exit the property - no direct exit to the lobby. Also no way to reenter stairs from the lobby. Plus all staircase doors lock on every floor. You can follow someone up/down the elevator or ask the front desk to have someone escort you in the elevator (AYLOR). Funny story: I setup before shabbat to do exactly that. They called someone to walk me through the kitchen to the service elevator. We were chatting in the elevator and he asked why I couldn't take the regular elevator and why he had to press the button for me. Before I could answer he said: "oh. I know what you are. They told us about people like you. You are one of those.... What do you call them? Claustrophobic, right?"

And obviously no Eruv as well?

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #649 on: October 25, 2021, 11:02:38 AM »
And obviously no Eruv as well?
not per chabads website

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #650 on: October 25, 2021, 11:12:28 AM »
Maybe this is more of a halachic issue, but maybe someone has asked this before and received an answer.

Does the Atlantis require an eruv? It looks like the hotel is situated on an island, and I know that some opinions hold that an island doesn't require an eruv?

Thanks.

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #651 on: November 15, 2021, 03:26:23 PM »
3 nights at the coral is 135K vs 240 at the cove. Is the cove really that much better?
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #652 on: December 19, 2021, 05:19:54 PM »
Anyone being in cinko tomorrow for the debut

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #653 on: December 19, 2021, 08:48:40 PM »
Planning on going in a couple of weeks, does anyone know if the breakfast and lunch (prepacked) Kosher-to-go options at the Hyatt Cafe Madeleine is decent? is it like the airline food???
Also was anyone in the Baha Mar area recently I would like to know if everyone is going to be wearing masks all day throughout  the resort?

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #654 on: December 20, 2021, 12:01:03 PM »
Has anyone here stayed in the Grand Hyatt Baha mar for Shabbos?
I have a reservation for in 2 weeks and I heard that there's no staircase accessible to the public (emergency only), so you're forced to use the elevators. (Unless you get security to come open the door for you, and even if you do, the lowest floor to the public is the 7th floor).
Is this accurate?

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #655 on: December 20, 2021, 12:15:00 PM »
Has anyone here stayed in the Grand Hyatt Baha mar for Shabbos?
I have a reservation for in 2 weeks and I heard that there's no staircase accessible to the public (emergency only), so you're forced to use the elevators. (Unless you get security to come open the door for you, and even if you do, the lowest floor to the public is the 7th floor).
Is this accurate?
Yes. See 7 or 8 posts upthread about Shabbat issues at GHBM. I was last there in 2017 when they first opened but I doubt the situation has changed since then.

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #656 on: December 22, 2021, 04:19:35 PM »
https://www.atlantisbahamas.com/yeshiva-break-in-paradise
https://www.jewishbahamas.com/yeshiva-week-2022
Baha Shabbos Menu: https://tinyurl.com/yc85abck
Baha Beach Breakfast/Lunch Menu: https://tinyurl.com/5n6px66m
Atlantis yeshiva week page showing $180/125 Friday/Shabbat meals. Anyone know what they charge kids? Baha looks WAY cheaper. We are splitting yeshiva week between Atlantis and Baha and prefer Atlantis for shabbos (need a 2 BR suite for shabbos). From what I see Chabad working with Baha Mar and Kosherica with Atlantis.


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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #657 on: December 22, 2021, 04:52:56 PM »
Maybe this is more of a halachic issue, but maybe someone has asked this before and received an answer.

Does the Atlantis require an eruv? It looks like the hotel is situated on an island, and I know that some opinions hold that an island doesn't require an eruv?

Thanks.

@Agoldsc1 Did you get any answer on this? I'm debating whether to do Atlantis or Baha for shabbos with my baby stroller walking to meals....On one hand Baha better as Cinkos is inside Grand Hyatt where I am staying. On other hand if entire Atlantis considered an eruv...that would be amazing.
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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #658 on: December 22, 2021, 05:15:53 PM »
@Agoldsc1 Did you get any answer on this? I'm debating whether to do Atlantis or Baha for shabbos with my baby stroller walking to meals....On one hand Baha better as Cinkos is inside Grand Hyatt where I am staying. On other hand if entire Atlantis condered an eruv...that would be amazing.
AYLOR or contact Chabad there?
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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #659 on: December 22, 2021, 05:29:51 PM »
AYLOR or contact Chabad there?

Hey Dan ya I emailed R' Sholom (chabad bahamas) a few hours ago. Its not just AYLOR as we need info on shabbat meal locations at Atlantis and Baha. This thread is gonna be POPPING next few weeks with these Q's.
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