The Bethel Group of Companies was established in 1983 by the owner, John Charles Bethel. The original company specialized in the advertising field and expanded to production facilities in TV, photography, printing and advertising specialty products. After securing the exclusive contract for the TV media rights from Cable Bahamas for the TOURISM channel the company started broadcasting the Bahamas Tourism Channel in the early 90’s.
Stingray City Bahamas
Fat Tuesday Bahamas
Senor Frogs Freeport
In 2006 the group expanded its tourism expertise by signing an exclusive contract with NAD to operate the advertising and Wi-Fi program at LPIA in Nassau, Bahamas. In 2009, Thomas John Bethel returned to the Bahamas after University business school to work for the firm. He is now the VP of the Bethel Groupof Companies.
In 2011 the Company diversified into the tourism sector by adding ownership in Senor Frog’s Freeport, Self Drive Tour Adventures and Fat TuesdayRestaurant and Bar. In 2012, David Charles Bethel returned to the Bahamas after Marine Biology studies and helped the firm open Stingray City Bahamas in the Berry Islands. David Bethel is now VP of Stingray Island Bahamas and VP of the Bethel Group of Companies.
In 2013 the group expanded to Grand Bahamas and opened Airport Advertising Freeport that will operate the exclusive advertising programs for the International and domestic Airports in Freeport.
The Bethel Group opened the ICOR LTD company, that owns and operates two exclusive tours for Norwegian Cruise Line in the Berry Islands, Bahamas. NCL owns Great Sturrup Cay ( an Island in the Berry Island chain of islands ) and both tours are operated from this island. The first operation is the Jet Ski Tour. The hours of operation are 9 am to 4 pm. The second operation is the Para Sail tour which is the ultimate high flying tour over 80 feet in the air surrounded by crystal clear aquamarine colors.
Lukka Kairi is the latest venture into which the Bethel Group of Companies has entered. Partnering with renowned restauranteur Arturo Salas, this new authentic Bahamian restaurant in Downtown Nassau opened in January 2015. TripAdvisor.com consistently ranks Lukka Kairi as the Top Restaurant in Nassau (Click Here to see Reviews)
Fat Tuesday Restaurant and Bar serves Bahamas finest Dacquiries and Drinks. A scrumptious selection of finger foods is also waiting for you! Conveniently located downtown directly across from the Cruise Ship Welcome Center. Make sure to visit Fat Tuesday during your visit to Nassau. (Click Here to see Trip Advisor Reviews)