Bahamas

Celebrating Halloween During A Pandemic

Halloween looks a bit different this year, especially here in The Bahamas where we currently have evening curfews and social distancing remains a priority, but that should not take away from the joy of dressing up and celebrating with family and friends. Here are some ideas that will allow for Halloween enjoyment while still ensuring that safety measures are taken.

Mask decorating- With masks being an integral part of keeping safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, people should still have the opportunity to have their fun. All you need are some disposable masks and colorful markers to get the fun started. With the markers, you can draw anything from beards and moustaches to full blown characters! Once decorated, you can swap out your costume masks for these fun and creative masks.

A picture of a young boy holding a pumpkin, wearing a pirate hat and a mask decorated with a beard

 

Spooky house decoration contest- Homes in the neighborhood should take part in a spooky house decoration contest where members of each household will decorate the exterior of their homes (or just their doors) to be super spooky. People within the neighborhood will vote on each home and whichever home receives the most votes for being the “Spookiest home”, wins.

Porch decorated with pumpkins, paper bats

 

Candy scavenger hunt- Social distancing is still important, so Instead of trick-or-treating this year, why not have a candy scavenger hunt in the backyard? The candy scavenger hunt is similar to an egg hunt but with candy-where assortments of candies and chocolates will be hidden all over the home or yard. we found this great set of free printable Halloween Scavenger Hunt Cards from The Best Ideas for Kids.

Halloween printable scavenger hunt cards

 

Halloween virtual party- Not having that annual Halloween party will probably be a little saddening this year but what about a virtual Halloween party? Everyone can dress up in their Halloween’s best and even set out snacks and drinks for themselves and then hop on Zoom with their friends! Kick it up a notch by creating a Halloween party playlist just for this party. 

A boy with a laptop, smiling. Halloween decorations behind him.

 

Halloween movie night- Nothing says Halloween better than a Halloween movie night! Grab some popcorn and treats and gather around the TV with family and or friends to watch Halloween themed or horror movies. By simply typing in “Halloween” into subscriptions like Netflix and Hulu, you’ll be given many movies to choose from and if that doesn’t satisfy you, check out this list of 49 best Halloween movies ever.

A group of people on a couch watching television and looking frightened

More ideas for Halloween Fun from home:

https://www.care.com/c/stories/16984/fun-halloween-ideas-pandemic/

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus/halloween-tips-for-safe-fun-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic

https://www.seventeen.com/life/g1558/best-halloween-movies/

 

Bahamas Extended Access Travel Stay (BEATS) - Live and work or study from The Bahamas!

Bahamas Extended Access Travel Stay

Find your rhythm and call The Bahamas home for a year!

The Bahamas government has introduced the Bahamas Extended Access Travel Stay (BEATS), a one-year extended-stay visa that offers the opportunity to live and work remotely or study from any of our beautiful islands. 

The Perfect Work-Life Balance

Make your work-from-home experience one of tropical breezes and sunshine soaked days. There has never been a better time for a change of scenery. The Bahamas offers a relaxed and fun beach-going lifestyle, with modern infrastructure, amenities, and services. With many direct flights from the East Coast and one-to-one US & Bahamian currency, doing business is as simple as opening up your laptop. 

Go Beyond the Classroom

With the BEATS program, students are invited to discover life on a new island, while having full access to the University of The Bahamas' counsellors, online library databases, and facilities. With campuses and centres on New Providence, Grand Bahama, San Salvador and an open learning platform, the University of The Bahamas (UB) extends your learning environment to the entire island chain of The Bahamas.

How it Works: Bahamas Extended Access Travel

Learn more and apply for your BEATS visa: www.bahamasbeats.com 

 

There is a beach view to suit every budget. Contact us today to start exploring. 

Comments

  1. Janice Casey+ on

    I would love to come to the Bahamas for a year.and study or work.
    • Michelle Martinborough on

      You won't regret it! Let us know if we can help you find a place to call home if you decide to take advantage of the BEATS Visa.
  2. Marina Yacoe on

    I am interested in this visa form my family. I will be pursuing my PhD online and this could be an amazing opportunity to get my work done while ebony the climate and relaxed environment of the Bahamas. How much money do I need to prove I have access to I order to be granted this visa? Thank you
    • Bahamas Realty on

      That's great, Marina! We recommend taking a look at the FAQ section on the BEATS website for information on how to apply for the one year visa: https://www.bahamasbeats.com/faq If you would like any help finding a place to live when you arrive, we'd be happy to help!
  3. Tim on

    Do you know if my employer will be called by the government if I apply for BEATS?
    • Bahamas Realty on

      They do reserve the right to contact your employer.
  4. William Ghiraldi on

    Quero um curso bom de inglês, gosto de morar perto de shopping (cinema, bem movimentado), supermercados, farmácias e perto da praia, Preferencialmente em apartamento!
    • Bahamas Realty on

      Obrigada. Por favor envie-nos um email para info@bahamasrealty.com
  5. Mariana N Cesarino on

    Is the application process current open for Brazilians? I'm working with telemedicine and Bahamas would be an great appreciate place to stay for one year.
    • Bahamas Realty on

      The application process is open to everyone. Check out the BEATS website for more information on how to get started: https://www.bahamasbeats.com/faq

Good News for Fully Vaccinated Travelers to the Bahamas

 

The Bahamas is Eliminating COVID-19 Testing Requirement for Vaccinated Visitors.

Effective MAY 1STFlying to the Bahamas

Effective May 1st 2021, international visitors traveling to The Bahamas from other countries who are fully vaccinated and have passed the two-week immunity period will be immediately exempt from testing requirements for entry and inter-island travel. 

Travelers who are fully vaccinated will still be required to apply for the Bahamas Travel Health Visa. Visitors to the Bahamas can apply for their Health Visa and upload proof of vaccination at travel.gov.bs (click on the international tab). Keep in mind that the visa takes up to 48 hours to process.

 

Beach in the BahamasUnvaccinated visitors above the age of 10 must continue to follow the existing entry testing requirements, including providing proof of negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than five days prior to arrival.

More information on Bahamas travel and entry protocols can be found at https://www.bahamas.com/tourism-reopening.

 

Comments

  1. Brian Austin on

    I live in Florida. Can I travel to Bahamas without any quarantine or delays. I am fully vaccinated.
    • Bahamas Realty on

      Yes! You will need to upload proof of vaccination (such as CDC or government-issued vaccine record card) and apply for the Bahamas Heath Visa, which can take up to 48 hours to process. The vaccination must have been taken at least two weeks ago to ensure immunity. There is no quarantine required.