September 6, 2019
Dear Members and Guests,
Re: Hurricane Dorian
This past week, the northern islands of the Bahamas were severely impacted by Hurricane Dorian. This hurricane wreaked havoc on Grand Bahama, leaving the island in a state of devastation.
Taino Beach Resort would like to inform its members and RCI guests that the resort has been closed from August 30th, 2019 and will remain closed until further notice as a result of the damages the property has sustained.
In addition, the Flamingo Bay Hotel & Marina has also sustained damages as a result of Hurricane Dorian and will remain closed until further notice.
There is no electricity and water in most areas of the island however absolutely no electricity at the resort and many of the everyday necessities are unavailable and would not be available for weeks.
While we appreciate your enthusiasm to return to the island, please note that we are in no position to provide you with the kind of vacation you want or deserve.
Therefore, we are asking for your cooperation during this time as we assess the damages in order to begin the restoration process.
Those persons with reservations from August 29 thru October 10, 2019, are advised to re-schedule your dates by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com for Flamingo Bay Hotel & Marina. For Taino Beach and RCI Members please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forwards to resuming normal operations in the near future.
UPDATE: September 20th, 2019
We are continuing to assess the damage and are liaising with the insurance adjusters.
Power has been restored to Taino Beach Resort. The power at the Flamingo Bay Hotel & Marina has not yet been restored.
Water has been restored, with low pressure, but is currently not potable.
We plan on opening the Marlin building for inbound guests on October 10th, 2019. By next week, we should have an update on the Ocean and Coral buildings at Taino Beach Resort.
The Flamingo Bay Hotel & Marina is projected to open on November 1st, 2019.
Currently, Grand Bahama Island is accessible by Balearia Fast Ferry from Fort Lauderdale, or by Air from Nassau.
Bahamas Paradise Cruises are planning to resume services from Port of Palm Beach on November 1st 2019.
We have not received an update as to the re-opening date for the Airport for international commercial flights.