The Islands Of The Bahamas Giving Away Five Free Destination Weddings With The Bahamas Bridal Bailout Contest

Feb 13, 2009, 13:45 ET from Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

NASSAU, The Bahamas, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for Valentine's Day, The Islands Of The Bahamas are giving the gift of love to couples dreaming of getting married but have to put plans on hold due to the current economic recession. Since weddings should be a happy and exciting time, The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is announcing the "Bahamas Bridal Bailout" contest, whereby brides and grooms-to be whose wedding plans have been affected by the economy can enter for their chance to be "bailed out" and win one of five free destination weddings in The Bahamas.

Beginning on February 13, interested couples can go to to secure full contest details and begin creating their entries -- either a short video or an essay with photo -- explaining why they should be "bailed out" by The Bahamas. The official submission period is March 20 through April 24, when couples can upload their entries to On April 25, the contest site will be open to all consumers to view the various entries and vote for their favorites until May 17. The top 20 entries that receive the highest number of votes will be reviewed by a panel of judges, who will choose five couples to win free weddings in The Bahamas!

The five winning couples will experience why "It's Better in The Bahamas" with a dream wedding that includes airfare for the bride, groom and up to eight guests, five complimentary rooms, a wedding cake, photographer, flowers and more and will take place at the following resorts:

  • Old Bahama Bay by Ginn Sur Mer - an elegant and tranquil Grand Bahama Island resort, boasting luxurious accommodations, sparkling white sand beaches and breathtaking ocean views.

  • Pelican Bay at Lucaya - a charming boutique resort located just steps from Grand Bahama Island's entertainment center and offering tropically decorated suites and complimentary continental breakfast each morning

  • Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort - ideally situated on a 1,000-foot stretch of Nassau's most spectacular white-sand beach and featuring seven acres of stunning waterscape, three freshwater pools with waterfalls, a swim-up bar and Jacuzzis nestled in a tropical landscape

  • SuperClub Breezes - an all-inclusive tropical escape with a spectacular beachfront setting that boasts unparalleled water sports, three fresh water pools, a rock-climbing wall, tennis and the full-service Blue Mahoe spa.

  • Wyndham Nassau Resort & Crystal Palace Casino - located on one of the world's most beautiful beaches and offering inspiring views, eight restaurants & lounges, a Vegas style casino, an ocean front pool with spiral water slide and much more.

The Bahamas Bridal Bailout contest offers a great positive start for couples who may otherwise have to postpone their marriage. For more information and contest details, please visit

Life in the 700 Islands Of The Bahamas just keeps getting better. And it's easy to see why. With world-class diving and fishing, miles of picture perfect beaches, and gorgeous turquoise water, visitors have the opportunity to do everything or nothing at all. From Exuma, Eleuthera and Abaco to exciting Nassau/Paradise Island and Grand Bahama Island, this tropical paradise is as culturally diverse as it is vibrantly beautiful. For more information on travel packages, activities and accommodations, call 1-800-Bahamas or visit To purchase one-of-a-kind items and mementos from The Bahamas, visit

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                    Weber Shandwick               Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
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SOURCE Bahamas Ministry of Tourism