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Hurricane Dorian Bahamas Impact and How You Can Help

Hurricane Dorian Bahamas Impact and How You Can Help

Embrace The Opportunity to Assist The Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian continues to haunt the Bahamas with hundreds still missing, the death toll rising and tens of thousands homeless. This is a devastating time for our homeland, specifically for Abaco and Grand Bahama! It’s impossible to fully capture the devastation people see every day. The infrastructure is slowing search and recovery efforts throughout those two islands. Hurricane Dorian left piles of rubble, splintered homes, and local communities within the Abaco islands flattened by the storm but united we will recover from this. Stories of husbands watching their wives drown or children being swept out of their parents arms are far too common and we can’t stand by without helping to be part of the recovery.

One way to help is to go on vacation!

We must NOT forget that the Bahamas is made up of 700 islands, the majority of which were untouched. Many of you might think that the Bahamas are a “no go” at this time, but it is important you know that we are okay, and the places that are not, will get better with OUR help.  Trips to Nassau, Andros, Eleuthera, Cat Island, Long Island and of course our Exuma Cays are more than welcome. By visiting one of these islands you will assist by investing in the Bahamas economy and this helping to expedite the relief for those two islands that are in need.

For all those looking to book a vacation in the Exuma Cays with us or are interested in a future trip, please note that for every booking made on EMBRACE Resort and the 3N’s website until October 31st 2019, $25 per night for rooms and $25 per person for tours, will go toward the BaB program! By booking direct, you will also be directly helping the cause.

Why Are We So Passionate About This?

EMBRACE Resort is a property which is named and inspired by the Bahamian islands and our beautiful culture. The name “EMBRACE” is an acronym for the 7 villas which are named after Bahamian islands. This is an opportunity for us to put our love in action and put our money where our mouth is.

We EMBRACE the opportunity to assist our fellow Bahamians and ease the pain that this tragedy is causing. We and our local partners are Bahamians and we believe in our motto of “Forward, Onward, Upward and Together” and we plan to ensure that we action it. We are proud to be partnered with Ashley Lynn Hair Care, Grand Bahama Strong and Staniel Air.

The Exuma Cays, our beloved home was spared during this tragic hurricane and we can’t imagine what it would be like to no longer have this place to go home to. For that reason, we empathize with those in that predicament and will do our best to ease their pain.

Our Promise For Your Giving – TNT

We know that there are several outlets popping up from GoFundMe accounts to donation drives and it’s difficult to know which one is “legit”. We respect and appreciate that you want to use what is yours to help a country and a people in need. With that in mind, you have our word that you will get TNT: Transparency and Totality.

ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of everything donated will go directly to the cause with NO admin fees or other deductions. We will constantly be sharing updates on our social media of what we are doing with the money and proceed with TNT by providing photographic proof that we are using the funds for good.

So What Is EMBRACE Resort & 3N’s Doing About This?

First and foremost, EMBRACE Resort & 3N’s will pledge $1000 to jumpstart the cause and proceed with Totality and Transparency – TNT and we have already gotten a pledge from a previous guest for $1000.

As the Bahamas nation is facing the worst natural disaster in our history it is now up to us to take on this challenge and do what we can to help. With that in mind we will be assembling and distributing care packages to raise the spirits of those impacted by the hurricane.

What is the BaB (Buy A Bag) Program?

We are introducing the BaB Program to provide Care Package for victims of Hurricane Dorian in Freeport and Abaco. Through this program we will hand deliver reusable tote bags filled with essential items to those affected by hurricane Dorian.

The care package will include:

  • Towel Set (new)
  • Sanitizer
  • Razor
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste (travel size)
  • Bar Soap
  • Blanket
  • Water Bottle
  • First Aid Kit (travel size)
  • Hair Ties
  • Hair Brush
  • Deodorant (men & women)
  • Sanitary Pads
  • Tampons
  • Notebooks & Pen
  • Puzzles
  • Toys
  • *Letter of Hope

Though items such as puzzles may not seem “essential”, our goal is to focus on areas that are currently absent or scarce from the other care packages and donation lists while focusing on the victims’ wellbeing.

How Can I Support the BaB Program?

As humans, we all have our own preferred way of giving so we wanted to make it as easy as possible for everyone. Here are the ways you can support EMBRACE Resort & 3N’s as we support the Bahamas.

  1. Buy A Bag to be hand delivered to a victim

    1. You can buy one at $10 or multiple bags by clicking this link. The more bags we can purchase the more hearts we can touch!
  2. Send a general donation toward our care packages

    1. If you would like to donate directly or cannot afford a bag, we are also collecting donations. We would be happy to accept as everything counts! Click here  to donate.
  3. Purchase items from our Amazon List

    1. To donate items rather than money please head over to our Amazon List and choose any item(s) and we’ll use those to add to our care packages.
  4. Purchase Care Package Items and Mail them to our US partners

    1. If you’d prefer to buy items yourself to fill the care packages we’d be happy to accept!We will be partnered with Staniel Air to bring in items for us to add to our care packages. Kindly choose any items from the list above and mail the items to:

Name: EMBRACE Resort

Ft. Lauderdale Exe. Airport

2201 NW 55thCt.

Hangar 11

Ft. Lauderdale, Fl, 33309

How can I support without a donation?

If you’re not able to give money or items towards the EMBACE Care Packages NO WORRIES! There are two very important ways you can make an impact.

  1. Write and send us a letter of hope

    1. In addition to losing everything in the storm, many Bahamians have also lost hope. We want to help to raise their spirits by adding a letter of hope to each bag! Please handwrite a letter to tell the hurricane survivor how you feel! You can buy a card to write in or just write it on a piece of blank piece of paper. You can mail your letters to the address listed above.

      Everyone is welcome to write and send letters! 

  2. Share, Share, Share!

    1. It’s very important for us to spread the word for those out there who are able to assist the Bahamas during this tragic time. Please share on Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, Email or your circle of friends so that they know what we are doing and how they can help! Helping us to spread the word would mean the world to us and help us to reach our goal to get care packages to all of those in need.

Are there other places I can donate give to?

At the end of the day the MOST important point is that people are being helped no matter where the donation goes, please take a look at other charities and organizations you can partner with at the end of our blog!

What Other Activities Are You Planning?

Keep an eye out on our social media channels for updates on other upcoming events, activities and more to aid in the Hurricane Relief efforts!

Soon we will be hosting fundraisers in Staniel Cay such as bake sales/cookouts and be auctioning off a 5 day/ 4 night stay with all proceeds going to the cause! Stay tuned!

Have a Question?

We’d be happy to answer it for you! Please send us an email at embracebahamas@gmail.com.

Other Ways To Help with Hurricane Dorian

No matter what, we believe the most important thing at this time is to help those in need! Below you can see a list of trusted organizations collecting money, and other products at different drop off locations. Join us in taking care of the Bahamas!

HeadKnowles

Head Knowles has taken charge in the past to help out during Hurricane Joacqin and Hurricane Mathew. Not only do they have a solid history but they are also fully transparent as they will provide their donors with financial statements to account for every dollar donated.

YachtAid Global

Yacht Aid Global is dedicated to providing unified humanitarian aid, conservation, and disaster relief to coastal communities. They have set up Operation “Topaz” for the Bahamian community affected by Hurricane Dorian. YachtAid Global is working with yachts to deliver life-saving aid, equipment, and disaster recovery & assistance teams supporting local search and rescue resources and community authorities in the immediate relief work.

Drop Off Locations

Drop off locations accepting anything from canned food to baby diapers to aid Hurricane Dorian please contact them directly for details:

EMBRACE Resort

Ft. Lauderdale Exe. Airport

2201 NW 55thCt.

Hangar 11

Ft. Lauderdale, Fl, 33309

T: (305) 722-3399

ATLANTA, GA

Bahamas Consulate General

Park Central Building

2970 Clairmont Road, NE Suites 690

Atlanta, Georgia, 3302

T: (404) 214-0492

 

FLORIDA

Nyesha – Mrs. Galaxy Bahamas

1100 W. Colonial Dr. Unit #3

Orlando, Fl 32804

 

FLORIDA

Maritza Smith

Aggressive 617 Mercy Drive,

Orlando Fl 32805.

T: (407) 295-4489

 

MIAMI

Terry’s Glamorous Beauty Bar & Academy 

7451 Riviera Blvd, Suite 132

(Mega Center Building)

Miramar, FL 33023

T: 786.521.8163

 

NEW YORK CITY

Bahamas Consulate General

231 East 46thStreet

New York, NY 10017

T: (212) 421-6420

 

NORTH CAROLINA

Ashley Lynn Hair Care

7928 Council PL, Matthews, NC 28215

 

WASHINGTON, DC

Bahamas Consulate General

1025 Vermont Avenue NW, Suite 305

Washington, DC, 20005

T: (202) 734-6578

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BAHAMIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY

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WHY VISIT EXUMA BAHAMAS? HERE ARE 6 GREAT REASONS

BAHAMIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY

A mini-summary of our history and traditions!

Happy Independence Day!

July 10. July 10, 1973 marks the day of Bahamian Independence. This was the day, we became a free and sovereign country ending 325 years of peaceful British rule!

Today, we celebrate our Independence Day throughout the Bahamas and invite you to join us here at Embrace Resort!! During these days, tourism is at a high point. Both locals and tourists enjoy parades, cultural festivals, art displays, regattas, fairs, and more.

We would like to welcome you all to Staniel Cay with an exclusive 10% discount using the promo code: HAPPY10 for direct bookings either through our website or via email at info@embraceresort.com

Want to learn a little bit about our early history?? We sure do!

Starting from 300 AD, people settled and lived on the Islands Of The Bahamas. In the 1400s European explorers discovered and claimed the hundreds of islands and cays that make up the Bahamas. Christopher Columbus even made landfall here and described our islands as ‘Baja Mar’ (shallow sea).

Did you know even the famous pirates Blackbeard and Calico Jack went through here? Our shallow waters and hundreds of islands were the perfect spot for piracy. Not only was treasure super easy to hide, but the close proximity to shipping routes made for the perfect spot to steal from passing ships! Rumour has it that there is still hidden treasure to be found in the Bahamas today.

In 1670, our islands were claimed by the English and remained under their rule until 1973. The Bahamas finally became British Commonwealth and so ended colonial rule.

How about some Independence Day traditions and attractions?

Palm fronds are used to make handicrafts such as basketry, hats and bags that are popular tourist items! Some places even make Voodoo-dolls, and no, not the evil cursed dolls shown in movies.

Many cities of the Bahamas hold Junkanoo, street parades with music, dance, art as well as Regattas, social events featuring sailing on old-fashion work boats and onshore festivals.

What better time to visit us than now?

Don’t forget to use our promo code: HAPPY10  to receive an exclusive 10% discount. Offer is valid until July 31, 2019 and for all bookings made between July 10 and November 15, 2019!

EMBRACE your day!

TRIPADVISOR REVIEWS

  •   The room was great. We had the Ragged island room with bath tub. It really feel like a little cocoon and we really enjoyed the 3 nights we spent. The location is great as you can go to each side of the island in something...More

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    8/22/2019

      We stayed here for only one night. our host Dexi looked after us so well. She showed us all the places to visit let us use the golf carts for short trips and sorted us with a private flight to another island. One thing to...More

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    7/27/2019

      My boyfriend and I spent a few weeks island hopping in the Bahamas. Staniel Cay was a must see stop for us! We chose to stay at Embrace and are so happy we did. We loved our peaceful stay at Embrace. Just steps away from...More

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    5/27/2019
  •   We booked 6 nights at Embrace for a holiday nice and close to the pigs. Although the resort is obviously undergoing some rennovations/ improvements, this did not disturb us at all and everything was really peaceful during our stay. The hosts organise boat tours to...More

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    4/24/2019

      I stayed at Embrace with my 19 year old daughter. We have been all over the Caribbean and this was our favorite place. The lady that runs the resort, Dexavier , was incredibly helpful from the moment we arrived. She booked our golf cart, showed...More

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    4/03/2019

      Literally steps from tiny Staniel Cay airport, thi quiant resort boasts great Carribean beach house style villas with a modern touch. Internet was great, awesome little pool, patio, golf cart rentals on site. The staff were extremely accomodating. They are currently also building a gazebo,...More

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    3/18/2019
  •   Literally steps from tiny Staniel Cay airport, thi quiant resort boasts great Carribean beach house style villas with a modern touch. Internet was great, awesome little pool, patio, golf cart rentals on site. The staff were extremely accomodating. They are currently also building a gazebo,...More

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    3/18/2019

      We booked Honeymoon villa and even payed deposit. To be sure we booked directly on their website, to confirm I even sent an e-mail and got response back with confirmation. (Had everything printed out with me). After a flight from Nassau to Staniel Cay it...More

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    1/28/2019

      Great resort, friendly and helpful host. Just a little overpriced, like everything in the Bahamas. Beds are noisy and too soft, these need updates. Host organizes boat tours, you can rent golf carts, air condition and WiFi works. Overall fine.

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    1/25/2019
  •   This place is wonderful. Nikki, has done a great job. These Villas are clean and very comfortable. There is small pool for lounging. When staying here note you are not on the water but it is very easy to walk to a beach or rent...More

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    1/09/2019

      My husband and I stayed four nights at Embrace and found it clean, comfortable and convenient. Much of the activity on Staniel Cay revolves around the Yacht Club, and we liked the relative privacy of Embrace, which is next door to the airport and easy...More

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    12/22/2018

      staff is nice but not always in the loop of what's going on. Rooms are nice, bed is really comfy at least in the honeymoon ragged island room. Golf cart rental right on site. Basically at the airport. Pirate beach was our favorite nearby.

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    12/21/2018
  •   I already miss Staniel Cay!!!! We had the time of our lives and I’m so happy that we stayed at Embrace Resort! Each cottage has its own decoration and ours was a super romantic and luxurious one!!! Look at this jacuzzi!!! Nikki picked us up...More

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    12/21/2018

      Wow, did we have the time of our lives at Embrace Resort! Nicky came to meet us at the airport. We walked right around the corner and there we were...paradise! The cottages here are so cute! You walk inside and feel like you were meant...More

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    10/10/2018

      Wow, did we have the time of our lives at Embrace Resort! Nicky came to meet us at the airport. We walked right around the corner and there we were...paradise! The cottages here are so cute! You walk inside and feel like you were meant...More

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    10/10/2018
  •   Embrace resort is so very charming. The rooms were so clean and cutely decorated. At night the resort was very quiet and peaceful. You will need a golf cart to get around but that is part of the fun. The staff was wonderful and helpful....More

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    7/09/2018

      Embrace resort is so very charming. The rooms were so clean and cutely decorated. At night the resort was very quiet and peaceful. You will need a golf cart to get around but that is part of the fun. The staff was wonderful and helpful....More

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    7/09/2018

      Embrace resort is so very charming. The rooms were so clean and cutely decorated. At night the resort was very quiet and peaceful. You will need a golf cart to get around but that is part of the fun. The staff was wonderful and helpful....More

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    7/09/2018
  •   Me and my boyfriend stayed here for 6 nights. Nicky and the staff were very friendly! The room was super clean and I am so happy that the AC was ice cold. (It was hot outside!). The hotel is right by the airport but don’t...More

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    6/19/2018

      Me and my boyfriend stayed here for 6 nights. Nicky and the staff were very friendly! The room was super clean and I am so happy that the AC was ice cold. (It was hot outside!). The hotel is right by the airport but don’t...More

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    6/19/2018

      Me and my boyfriend stayed here for 6 nights. Nicky and the staff were very friendly! The room was super clean and I am so happy that the AC was ice cold. (It was hot outside!). The hotel is right by the airport but don’t...More

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    6/19/2018
  •   We have just returned from a 3 night stay at Embrace on Staniel Cay. The purpose of our trip was to visit the key Small islands of the Exuma, particularly Pig island. Embrace proved to be a handy place to stay, literally next to the...More

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    6/03/2018

      We have just returned from a 3 night stay at Embrace on Staniel Cay. The purpose of our trip was to visit the key Small islands of the Exuma, particularly Pig island. Embrace proved to be a handy place to stay, literally next to the...More

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    6/03/2018

      Loved staying at Embrace Resort! The entire place was absolutely beautiful and the boat tour was very interesting and such a beautiful experience. The entire island is amazing and the embrace resort was the perfect place to stay to get around!

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    4/10/2018

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