Great Exuma is one of the Bahamas’ most remote — and hence serene — islands, which is why it is particularly dependent on tourism, especially American tourism.
But the downturn up north has slashed the cash of potential travelers forcing Great Exuma’s swanky Four Seasons resort to shut its doors in May 26th.
With a Greg Norman-designed golf course, 500 acres of resort fun and recent plug from Olympic swimmer-mama Dara Torres, the hotel had a lot going for it.
Yet with no direct flights to the East Coast and not really a lot to do there, the Four Seasons couldn’t survive — resulting in the dismissal of 500 staffers!
Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham is particularly concerned about Great Exuma and is working hard to get the resort back in operation with new backing and a new hotel management firm.