The Bahamas is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. It’s got the sun, the sea, sand and so much more. There’s a reason more visitors flock here every year. Well, now you could win a free two-month sabbatical to the Bahamas!
Airbnb and the Bahamas National Trust, which protects 32 national parks in the country, are offering five participants a once in a lifetime opportunity to take time away from everyday life.
The all-expenses-paid trip will take place from April 1, 2020, to May 31, 2020. The lucky winners will live on an island with all travel, food, and accommodation expenses taken care of. Participants will live on three family islands for eight wonderful weeks, traveling to Andros, Exuma, and Eleuthera.
There is some work that will take place on this sabbatical though. Winners will experience the Bahamas in a new way as they work alongside locals to bolster once-vibrant industries and preserve natural resources.
“As The Bahamas rebuilds, it’s a privilege to work together with the Bahamas National Trust to support and shine a spotlight on a nation whose economies are benefited by tourism,” said Chris Lehane, senior VP of global policy and communications of Airbnb.
“To continue these efforts, we’re also pleased to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Tourism to promote tourism to the country through Airbnb even beyond the Bahamas Sabbatical.
“This is a special place and anyone who has spent time on any of the islands that make up the nation is moved by the air, the sun, the beaches, the food, the communities and most of all the people.”
In Andros, participants will work to create a coral reef restoration program and install a new nursery, as well as explore the mysterious blue holes. In Exuma, they’ll work to replicate The Exuma Cays Land and Sea Parke ecosystem in other waters. In Eleuthera, participants will learn propagation techniques for native trees.
If you’re interested or want to learn more, visit Airbnb’s page here! Applications are due by February 18th.