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Baha Mar: The biggest thing in The Bahamas

Baha Mar, at $3.5 billion, is said to be the western hemisphere’s largest current resort project, and the most ambitious ever built in The Bahamas. Read Forbes' coverage of the recent topping off ceremony. 

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Sky-filling fireworks were cascading down from the highest rooftop at Baha Mar, at $3.5 billion said to be the western hemisphere’s largest current resort project, and the most ambitious ever built in the Bahamas—Atlantis, visible across the water, notwithstanding. Massive pyrotechnic flower blooms and vivid multi-color spikes and streamers burst seemingly right on top of us, so close that occasional warm ashes hit our faces and embedded themselves in our hair.

I turned to my friend The World Traveler, shoulder-to-shoulder with me in the jostling crowd and shouted, “This is so astounding!!”

She shouted back, “This is so Chinese!”

This is an excerpt from Forbes.com as it appeared on March 19, 2013. For updates or to read the current version of this post in its entirety, please click here.

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