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VACATIONEXPRESS.com Exclusive for Columbus: All Inclusive Kids Fly, Stay, Eat and Play on Grand Bahama Island From $199 With Airfare

Affordable Family Vacations With New Non-Stop Air From Columbus

COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwired - May 21, 2014) -  With their new service to Grand Bahama Island, it's no surprise Vacation Express has scoured the island to find the Best Of for their travelers, in addition to crystal blue waters, golden sands and island breeze. Think you're reading about heaven? You are, sort of. The Bahamas comes pretty close. It's no wonder people say: "It's better in the Bahamas." Because it really is. Leave Port Columbus International Airport and head to Grand Bahamas for four nights from May 5 - August 8, 2014 or Cincinnati from May 1 - October 23, 2014.

For a very limited time, children under 12 can fly for fares as low as $199 including taxes on their exclusive Bahamasair non-stop flights. What's even more exciting is both all-inclusive hotels, Memories Grand Bahamas Beach & Resort and Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach allow children under 12 to stay, eat and play for FREE when traveling in the same room as an adult. This is the best and most affordable way for a family to get away this summer. Who can beat low priced, value-packed vacation packages? No one but VACATIONEXPRESS.com. Space at these prices is limited and peak flights will be priced slightly higher.

"These deals to Grand Bahama Island offer immense value to families that are looking for a low, predictable vacation price," says Kevin Hernandez VP of Sales and Digital Strategy. "Unlike a cruise vacation, with Vacation Express there are no huge bar bills at the end of the trip when you check out of an all-inclusive resort, so check out Memories, one of my favorite spots." 

WHAT DOES ALL-INCLUSIVE REALLY MEAN? Meals, drinks, daily activities, non-motorized watersports and evening entertainment. 

WHAT TO DO? The weather rarely dips below 80 degrees year-round so water enthusiasts will feel right at home. Offering snorkeling, boating excursions, scuba diving and even cave exploring trips, Grand Bahamas is the place to head to for activities including swimming with the dolphins or sharks. No trip to Grand Bahama Island is complete without experiencing the ecological wonders of Lucayan National Park. Along with Petersons Cay, the national parks are maintained by the Bahamas National Trust. Lucayan National Park's 40 acres of protected land features one of the longest known underwater caves on the planet. More than six miles of caves and tunnels are already charted, topped by lush greenery. Experts will receive a rush when exploring some of the world's longest underwater limestone caves, which will take up one day; the experience will last a lifetime.

WHERE TO STAY? Inspired by the sun-kissed beauty and rich culture of Grand Bahama Island, the all-inclusive Memories Grand Bahamas Beach & Resort occupies a half mile of pristine beach just outside of the peaceful town of Lucaya. This expansive property offers a casino, a full-service health complex, a unique pool built around a stone sugar mill, a water slide and more. Discover sumptuous dishes prepared with fresh, authentic ingredients at their four restaurants and refreshments at six themed bars with international and local brands of liquors. For those feeling lucky, their thrilling 35,000 square foot Vegas-style casino is just a few steps away. From slot machines to gaming tables with Craps, Blackjack, Poker, Roulette and mini-Baccarat, the fun continues 24/7. Need some pampering? For a revitalizing experience visitors can spend the day at their state-of-the-art Spa and Fitness Centre. The Memories Grand Bahama offers exciting activities from Unlimited Free Greens fees at the Reef Club Golf Course by Robert Trent Jones Jr. to family-friendly facilities at their onsite Splash Pad with slides for kids and a Teens Club for ages 13 to 17.

Part of the Vacation Express Smile Program, the all-inclusive Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach is kid-friendly all the way! Both a sanctuary of paradise for adults and a beam of fun and laughter for the kids, here you will find loads of planned activities. Each of their guestrooms is outfitted with island-style furniture with private balcony or terrace, creating the perfect spot to unwind after an action-packed day.

The Grand Lucayan Bahamas holds the classic Bahamian experience. Flanked by a two-story colonial classic lobby, you will see a pristine croquet lawn, signature cigar bar with vistas of a massive stretch of beach. They also feature one of the most impressive pools within the island. Their rooms are truly an island-inspired retreat. Light-as-air colors and crisp white bedding create a setting of Caribbean-splashed comfort. From balconies overlooking the blue-hued beauty of the ocean to furnishings that reflect their low-key, tropical vibe, everything about their guest room tells they have mastered the art of authentic Bahamian style. Plus, they provide inclusive plans with meals and drinks.

Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour is an all-suite beachfront resort with junior suites and spacious two bedroom suites, as well as a 72-slip port of entry marina. Their swimming pool contains an infinity edge and lounging area with massage jets -- perfect for overlooking the beach. What's new? Two brand new courts were built this month. Court time and racquets are FREE to hotel and marina guests, plus beach activities include new paddleboards, sea kayaks, snorkel equipment and more. Onsite Stuart Cove Dive Center is now open at Old Bahama Bay. For those interested in diving with Tiger Sharks and Lemon Sharks you can do this on a high-speed dive boat, based out of the marina to world famous Tiger Beach.

Need a few more choices? Pelican Bay includes breakfast and there is a stateroom category that gives parents their own private bedroom and kitchenette while kids can enjoy slumber nights in their own room. Encompassing waterside hotel rooms and waterside state rooms, their accommodations feature a pleasing combination of Caribbean cheerfulness and European sophistication. Each room and stateroom boasts spectacular views from private balconies, complimentary coffee and Nespresso machines, high-speed Wi-Fi, cable TV and refrigerators. What's best here? Their hospitality.

Flamingo Bay Hotel and Marina is positioned most affordable with access to Taino Beach. Standard features include kitchenettes with king size beds or two full-size beds. Some rooms have views of the marina, where water taxis shuttle travelers hourly to Lucayan Village. A convenience store, laundry facility and watersport activity center are all on site. Across from Flamingo Bay guests can dine at an oceanfront restaurant, indulge in a fun-packed pool with more day activities.

Vacation packages and all-inclusive deals to Grand Bahama Island start at $699 for adults and $199 for kids. This includes exclusive non-stop flight, hotel, a dedicated local representative from Vacation Express, and taxes; plus, they offer 4 and 9-night packages on their exclusive Bahamasair flights. Travelers looking for the perfect getaway to beautiful beaches with great duty free shopping will find Grand Bahama Island to be a paradise in the Caribbean.

U.S. Customs pre-clearance takes place in Grand Bahama Island so passengers arrive just like a domestic flight on their return home. Offering four night packages that leave on various days of the week throughout the fall, Vacation Express also provides 8-night packages for those interested.

About Vacation Express: Vacation Express, part of Sunwing Travel Group Inc., has been in existence for 25 years and offers quality vacation packages to over 30 destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico and Costa Rica with a focus on value and client satisfaction. Plus, in addition, Vacation Express offers flights from most US cities on virtually all scheduled airlines including exclusive non-stop flights from Baltimore, Birmingham, Cincinnati, Columbus, Memphis, New York | Newark, Raleigh-Durham and Richmond. VACATIONEXPRESS.com prides itself on originality and unique customer messaging with a team mentality. Editor's Note: B-roll and images available upon request.

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