Special Events In Nassau, The Bahamas: NCAA Men's Basketball, Vintage Car Racing, And Tribute To Sir Sidney Poitier

Enjoy a Caribbean Vacation for Less this Fall

Oct 18, 2012, 11:42 ET from Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

NASSAU, Bahamas, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelers can create a vacation package inclusive of all their favorite activities and take advantage of attractive discounts for bookings made before Nov. 12, 2012. Sun, sand and sea are easily paired with special events for film buffs, college basketball fans and car enthusiasts, and travelers can save up to $300 at participating hotels.  

From now through Nov. 12, travelers who book an air-inclusive package of six nights or longer to participating resorts on Nassau/Paradise Island, Grand Bahama Island and The Out Islands, will qualify for a $300 instant savings. Interested in a shorter getaway? The Islands Of The Bahamas $200 instant savings is offered on four or five night bookings to Nassau/Paradise Island and The Out Islands. Those eyeing a Grand Bahama Island resort receive an added bonus with the $200 instant savings available on bookings of three, four or five night packages. Bookings are valid for travel through Feb. 28, 2013. The offer is inclusive of tax and fees, based on double occupancy, subject to availability and blackout dates. Other restrictions may apply*.

These events all take place within the travel period for the Instant Saving offer.

Tribute to Sir Sidney Poitier

The Islands Of The Bahamas kicks-off the celebration of its 40th year of independence with Jennifer Hudson in concert at Atlantis, November 3. Fireworks and special events are planned throughout the weekend.

Battle 4 Atlantis

Top NCAA men's basketball teams return to Atlantis Nov. 22-24 to Battle 4 Atlantis.  Teams include the Duke Blue Devils, Missouri Tigers, University of Louisville Cardinals and five additional universities that will pack Thanksgiving weekend with pre-season hoops action; tickets and VIP packages available from Atlantis.

Bahamas Speed Week Revival

Some of the most famous and glamorous racing cars in the world return to the streets of Nassau for Bahamas Speed Week Revival, Nov. 24-Dec. 2. Led by the legendary Sir Stirling Moss, the field includes the only remaining unrestored Pininfarina 375 MM Spyder and an original mint condition 1981 DeLorean. Events will include 1.5 mile race around the stunning seaside circuit at Arawak Cay and the Bay Street Roadshow allowing car enthusiasts to get a close look at these amazing machines. Tickets and information available at Bahamas Speed Week. Instant saving offers are available on two and three night stays for this event; for promo code and booking visit Bahamas.com.   

Bahamas International Film Festival

The 9th annual Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) will run from Dec. 6-9 in Nassau. Bahamasair is airline partner to the festival and offering special fares from their gateways in Florida. Round-trip fares from Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Fla. to Nassau range from $235.40-$245.40 and must be booked on the Bahamasair website using promo code BAH01. The Nassau hotel partner is the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort; Harbour Island is Coral Sands (offering a 40% discount using promo code FILM); and on Eleuthera Pineapple Fields. Travelers, who attend BIFF and would like to explore more islands before or after the event, can take advantage of a Fly Free From Nassau Offer. For details, visit MyOutIslands.com or GrandBahamaVacations.com.

Atlantis Crown Invitational

Atlantis Crown Invitational, the largest gymnastics competition in the Caribbean, returns to Atlantis Resort December 14-16, 2012. More than 350 athletes have signed up already from United States, Canada, Bahamas, Trinidad and Barbados to compete in paradise. Special guest, three-time Olympic Champion, Svetlana Boginskaya will be available for autographs and meet-and-greet. For more information, visit Atlantis Crown.

Sunshine Insurance Marathon Bahamas

Jan. 19-20, 2013 Marathon Bahamas returns to Nassau/Paradise Island. Events on race weekend include a marathon, half marathon, relay and 5K with all charitable proceeds going to benefit local breast cancer programs. In its fourth year it has attracted runners from 22 countries and 27 states in the U.S. For more information on race events and registration visit Marathon Bahamas.

The Islands Of The Bahamas are easily accessible via scheduled flights on a number of carriers, including Continental Airlines, JetBlue, Delta, Bahamasair and a variety of private or scheduled chartered flights. For a complete list of participating properties and to book a package, visit www.Bahamas.com or call 1-800-Bahamas.

The Islands Of The Bahamas have a place in the sun for everyone from Nassau and Paradise Island to Grand Bahama to The Abaco Islands, The Exuma Islands, Harbour Island, Long Island and others. Each island has its own personality and attractions for a variety of vacation styles with some of the world's best scuba diving, fishing, sailing, boating, as well as, shopping and dining. The destination offers an easily accessible tropical getaway and provides convenience for travelers with preclearance through U.S. customs and immigration, and the Bahamian dollar at par with the U.S. dollar. Do everything or do nothing, just remember It's Better in The Bahamas. For more information on travel packages, activities and accommodations, call 1-800-Bahamas or visit www.Bahamas.com. Look for The Bahamas on the web on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. To purchase one-of-a-kind items from The Bahamas, visit www.eshopbahamas.com.

*Terms and conditions: both the $300 and $200 Instant Savings offer must be booked in conjunction with an air-inclusive vacation package as noted above. Limit one instant savings per booked room; up to two rooms allowed per booking. Double occupancy bookings only. Not valid for group bookings. Good from all U.S. and Canadian getaways. Blackout dates Dec 26-31, 2012.

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