Baha Mar dine-in reopens for non-registered guests; COVID antigen test required

Baha Mar dine-in reopens for non-registered guests; COVID antigen test required
Baha Mar resort on Cable Beach.

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Baha Mar is expected to implement new COVID-19 testing protocols to allow non-registered guests to dine at restaurants on property as long as they have a negative rapid antigen test.

In an update on its website yesterday, Baha Mar advised its restaurants will once again welcome non-registered guests beginning December 20.

“Reservations will be required, no walk-ins will be allowed,” the resort said.

“Non-registered guests must show proof of a negative antigen test taken within five days of your restaurant reservation, together with a copy of the confirmed reservation in order to receive admission to Baha Mar.”

Restaurants expected to reopen include 3 Tides, Carna, Da’ Poke Bowl Shack, DriftBar & Grill, El Jefe, Filia, Blue Note Jazz Bar, Katsuya, Out Island Bar, Pizza Lab, Stix, The Lynden, T2 Cigar Bar and Starbucks.

“We are thrilled to once again bring you a selection of world-class dining destinations led by our expert chefs, as well as relaxed nightlife spots and delicious options designed to please the whole family,” the resort said.

Baha Mar is expected to reopen on December 17 after months of temporary closure during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The resort said it has implemented enhanced safety and health measures. The phased reopening will commence with the Grand Hyatt. International travelers will be required to meet the entry protocols in place to visit The Bahamas.

In addition to the entry requirements and protocols established by the government, Baha Mar guests will be required to take a complimentary COVID-19 rapid antigen test upon arrival at the resort.

The multimillion-dollar resort development closed in late March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Baha Mar President Graeme Davis, the resort will bring back 1,500 associates for the first phase of its reopening.