Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas has pushed back its reopening date due to a surge in coronavirus cases in the United States, confirming the news on its Facebook page.
The popular resort now plans to welcome guests on July 30. The property had announced last month it would begin a phased reopening on July 7 with the return of The Royal and Harborside Resort while The Cove was scheduled to reopen July 14.
"Since we made that decision, the COVID-19 virus shifted from a steady decline to a recent surge in many of our key markets," President and Managing Director Audrey Oswell wrote in a letter to guests.
Atlantis has introduced Atlantis Clean & Safe Promise in development with the Cleveland Clinic. The program includes express check-in, physical distancing, mask requirements in elevators and at casino table games, and frequent sanitization.
Most amenities will be available during the initial reopening phase, including the Atlantis Casino, at least 20 dining outlets, several miles of beaches, pools, golf, tennis, fitness center, Mandara Spa, Aquaventure slides, Dolphin Cay and The Dig, among other offerings.
The Bahamas resumed international commercial travel, including flights by major U.S. airlines, on July 1, and is one of several Caribbean destinations that require travelers to present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR swab test upon arrival.