2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue showcases beauty of Exuma and Nassau

Published on : Saturday, May 11, 2019

The 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue showcases Exuma and Nassau bringing The Bahamas to the attention of more than 70 million consumers.


The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit (SI) team visited The Bahamas in February for a two-part project with SI producers, crew and talent.


In Exuma, the crew and models, such as Winnie Harlow and Kelsey Merrit, stayed at Grand Isle Resort & Spa on Emerald Bay Beach and experienced exciting, authentic Exuma activities including snorkelling, Thunderball Grotto’s underwater cave, playing dominos with local Bahamians, indulging in bites and conversation at Big D’s Conch Spot and much more.


For the first time ever, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Search competition took over The Cove at Atlantis for the 2019 edition of the magazine. The models sampled local cuisine, a Junkanoo parade, toured Nassa and interacted with dolphins and sea lions, took a marine rehabilitation tour at Atlantis Paradise Island and experienced all the water slides that Atlantis has to offer.


“We’re incredibly honored that Sports Illustrated Swimsuit chose The Bahamas for its 2019 Swimsuit Issue shoot that highlights not one, but two of our remarkable islands, The Exumas and Nassau & Paradise Island,” said Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation Director General Joy Jibrilu.


“Nothing beats the beautiful beaches of The Bahamas,” says SI Swimsuit Editor MJ Day.  “The Exumas and Nassau & Paradise Island’s serene and pristine beaches are one of our favorite spots to shoot.”


The 2019 issue hit news-stands on May 8. This will be followed by a weekend of launch events in Miami to celebrate the models and crew who played a role in this year’s issue.

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