The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation, along with the Tourism Readiness and Recovery Committee, have announced a collaborative plan for re-opening the country’s borders and tourism sector, with yachters able to return to the destination from 15th June.
In a phased re-opening, the yachting industry will be the first to return – and provisioning specialist Island Purveyors have been busy preparing for visitors after months of lockdown.
Joei Aranha, managing director of Island Purveyors, said, “During these strange and economically challenging times we have sorely missed our yacht and second home owners both here in New Providence and throughout the islands. Hotels, resorts and downtown Nassau have been eerily quiet and the marinas completely deserted. However, good news is on the horizon, with yachters soon able to return.
Despite the lack of yachts and tourist activity due to COVID-19, Island Purveyors has continued to service its local chefs and community, but has put plans in place in anticipation for a surge in demand.
“Well stocked with gourmet goodies and regularly requested specialty foods, we are ready to and waiting to fulfil yacht and superyacht orders. Prime meat, poultry, fish and seafood together with a vast array of cured meats, cheeses, oils, spices and other condiments are all on the shelves and ready to be delivered to our yacht guests.”
Island Purveyors will be launching a new venture, ‘Chef’s Pantry’, later in 2020 to provide even more choice and help to the superyacht industry.