Paradise is the only way to describe the Bahamas. Surrounding you with natural beauty and wrapping you in the charm, serenity, and joy that the Bahamas is known for, makes a perfect honeymoon destination. Gorgeous white sand beaches and shimmering aquamarine water greet you everywhere you look. Friendly locals with huge smiles splitting their glistening faces are waiting to greet you. Freshly caught seafood prepared with a bit of spice makes your mouth jump with joy.
Where to Stay on Your Honeymoon in the Bahamas
There are over 700 islands in the Bahamas, making it hard to choose where to spend your honeymoon. Nassau, the Abacos, and Exumas are top choices for a fabulous honeymoon experience in the beautiful islands of the Bahamas.
Paradise Island, Nassau
Atlantis Resort is the premiere resort destination in the Bahamas. The resort offers twenty-one restaurants, so even the most discerning foodie will be pleased. There are water sports galore with eleven pools and beautiful white sand beaches just a short walk away. Exploring East Bay Street in Nassau will yield you lots of choices for that perfect trinket to remember your honeymoon.
When you stay at the Royal Bahamian, you are vacationing where in the 1940’s the Duke & Duchess of Windsor vacationed, and in the 1960’s the Beatles and other celebrities discovered this slice of Bahamian paradise.
Undergoing its transformation into a Sandals property, the Royal Bahamian offers guests luxurious accommodations. Sandals is known for their all-inclusive luxury. This property offers guests ten restaurants and eight bars.
There is so much do at the Royal Bahamian! The beautiful beaches ringed with crystalline water await you. If you are seeking a bit of water fitness, unlimited use of water toys, including canoes, kayaks, water trikes and Hobie Cat sailboats are waiting for you. The Bahamas offers incredible diving and snorkeling, so grab your gear and explore the world waiting for you under the sea.
What to do at Paradise Island, Nassau
Nassau Paradise Island allows couples to relax, shop, experience adventures or experience a wonderful meal. Put your feet in that sand and relax or play at one of the white sand beaches. Up the adventure with snorkeling or diving where you will discover warm turquoise water makes it easy to enjoy the sights below including reef sharks, coral reefs and even a ship wreck. Once you have built up an appetite, you will find a selection of restaurants. Paradise island features trendy new restaurants, local picks, 5 star cuisine and international favorites.
Green Turtle Cay, The Abacos
The Bluff House Resort & Marina
Bluff House Resort and Marina on Green Turtle Cay is a magical and extraordinary place. As you sip your evening cocktails on the deck of your suite, endless waterfront views over the Sea of Abaco are seen everywhere you look. A short walk away a crescent shaped beach meets the crystal clear turquoise water. The clear call of the ocean beckons you to slip away and float upon the warm, blue-green water. If you crave privacy, Bluff House is the perfect spot.
Things to do in the Abacos
When you get to the Abacos, make sure you are ready to explore, instead of staying at your resort the whole time, rent a boat and do some island hoping. With around 150 cays in the area you can make your way to your own private stretch of sand. Make your way to Hope Town to do some shopping and try some amazing restaurants. Add some sport to your trip by going spear fishing or lobster diving.
Emerald Bay resort offers you the ultimate in privacy! This property boasts some of the best beaches in the Caribbean. The water is amazing, and is indescribable, and comes in every shade of blue and green imaginable. Your vacation at Emerald Bay revolves around golf, water sports, fishing, uncrowded beaches, and fabulous fresh food.
Emerald Bay boasts eleven restaurants and bars for every taste imaginable. For the ultimate pool experience, take a dip in the zero-entry pool with a fire pit in the middle.
Planning a Perfect Bahamas Honeymoon
The Bahamas is a perfect way to escape the winter chill with a temperate climate year round. Fall, winter and early Spring offer the best time to travel to the Bahamas for couples. Summer brings lots of families to enjoy all that the Bahamas offers.
To truly get a feel for the island style of the Bahamas, a suggested stay is a minimum of five days. You will have time to explore the island of your choice, have several beach days and a day of two of adventure.
In the Bahamas, they drive on the left, and roundabouts are plentiful. When not staying at an all-inclusive, food tends to be a bit on the high side, so plan to add approximately 20% to what you would usually spend in the US. Alcohol is cheap, but beer and wine are expensive.
Traveling to the Bahamas
Going to the Bahamas from the U.S. is a breeze! There are flights to the Bahamas from most major U.S. gateways.
If you are flying into Nassau, most major carriers offer service to Nassau. If you are planning a trip to the out islands, such as the Abacos or the Exumas, you will find that you will fly into either Grand Bahama Island or Nassau and then catch a flight from there.
There are flights from Florida to Treasure Cay, Abacos. From Treasure Cay, you will take a taxi from the airport to the ferry dock. From there it is a quick boat ride to Bluff House. Taking the ferry boat across to Green Turtle Cay you will be traveling like a local, and it is an experience I highly recommend.
Whether you crave privacy or action, relaxation or adventure on your honeymoon, the Bahamas is a fantastic choice. As the locals say, “All is well in the Bahamas.”
Contributed by Betsi Hill