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 or two of adventure. Make sure you arrive in your honeymoon t-shirt as well to welcome the freebies or extra care that may come along with that.
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.
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When to Visit
You can visit the Bahamas all year round and enjoy the islands. High season runs from about mid-December to mid-April because there is a small chance of rain. From June thru November, the island is in hurricane season. I don’t think that should stop you from going, just make sure you have travel insurance.
What to Pack For Your Bahamas Honeymoon
First of all, you want to bring your swimwear for all the time you spend on the beach. A few coverups will be great for when you are walking around the hotel or around the towns. The water is going be to clear, so a go pro or other underwater camera would be great to have to capture the fun you have during your trip. The rest of the time there, you will want to wear light clothes like shorts and a shirt. If you plan on dining at nice restaurants, which you should, take a dress or two for the bride and some khakis and a button up shirt for the groom.
How Much Will it Cost
The cost of a honeymoon trip to the Bahamas will vary based on your taste and budget. Yes, you can go cheap and find an Airbnb for $80-100 a night but for your honeymoon, you will want something nicer. You can find a decent hotel on the beach for around $250 a night. From there, the sky is the limit. Once you get to the Bahamas, the food is reasonable, costing $10-$25 a meal.
Getting 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.
From Miami, you can take a ferry to get to some Islands or a seaplane.
Bahamas Honeymoon Cruises
Going on a cruise is a great way to enjoy the Bahamas and to enjoy your honeymoon. The best part about taking a cruise is how easy it is to plan, unlike most other details of a wedding. Once you select your cruise you can add on amazing excursions and extras on the ship and that planning is done. Many of the larger cruise lines even have registries to let your guests gift you with experiences on your cruise. There are several cruise options in the Bahamas, but here are a few of our recommendations.
Disney Cruise Line offers the ultimate honeymoon vacation with beautiful destinations and adult-exclusive experiences onboard and ashore. From fine dining and relaxing spa treatments to unparalleled entertainment and spaces just for adults, a Disney couples’ cruise is the perfect romantic getaway.
Specialty adult-only dining venues combine sweeping ocean views, rich décor, and epicurean excellence to create the setting for a romantic escape. The Senses Spa & Salon provides pampering in a tranquil and luxurious environment with services such as massages, body wraps, facials, manicures, pedicures and hair styling are available. In the spa’s Rainforest Room, adult guests can experience the benefits of steam, heat and water therapy combined with the power of aromatherapy to relax the mind and body.
Newlyweds can indulge in a couple’s massage in a Spa Villa complete with an indoor spa treatment suite, connected to a private outdoor verandah with personal hot tub, open-air shower and chaise lounge. With incredible ocean vistas, the treatment suites provide a romantic retreat for two.
Additionally, there is an adults-only pool with chaise lounges for sunbathing, a whirlpool spa and a poolside bar serving exotic cocktails. At Satellite Sun Deck on the Disney Fantasy, adult guests can soak up the sun in loungers, relax in the shade under a canopy and sit on the bench around a circular splash pool with a gently falling rain curtain.
Carnival Cruise Line is usually the most affordable option available. Even after taxes, you can easily find 4 days cruises that will be less than $1000 for both of you with an ocean view room. Once onboard you can choose to upgrade your dining to eat at the chef’s table with a small group. Kick back at the Serenity adult-only retreat, a poolside bar, or schedule some time at the spa.
Go with the cruise line with the newest ships, making sure you get all the modern amenities you see advertised online. Norwegian is an award-winning cruise line with their own private island, the Great Stirrup Cay, in the Bahamas, many cruise itineraries will include. One thing you won’t get at any other port stop is an all-you-can-eat complimentary dining which you can enjoy at Abaco Taco. Like other cruise lines, there are tons of add-ons to your cruises like spa treatments and specialty dining to make your experience unique. Make sure you sign up for their newsletter so you know about deals and specials.
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. You can go to one of the larger Islands or find a more secluded spot elsewhere.
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 shipwreck. 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.
The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, Bahamas
The Ocean Club, a Four Seasons Resort in The Bahamas, has long been a romantic destination where couples aspire to hold their weddings or honeymoons. Reputed for its oceanfront property, idyllic grounds, excellent service, and elegant offerings — including that of Dune restaurant by internationally acclaimed Jean-Georges Vongerichten, it is exclusive and dreamy. You can even opt for a memorable sunset dinner right on the beach with a personalized butler at your service.
SLS Baha Mar
The new SLS Baha Mar calls out to the stylish pair who is seeking a lavish escape with a sexy, high-energy vibe. The SLS Baha Mar has day-to-night entertainment, high-end dining options by sbe and endless, sociable things to do with your significant other. From sbe signature restaurants like Katsuya, Cleo and Fi’lia, to the pulsating beats within sbe’s new nightlife concept, BOND, the ambiance at SLS Baha Mar lends itself to lowered inhibitions and heightened senses.
When it’s time to get steamy poolside, snag a cabana reservation for two at Bungalow Pool and soak in those Bahamian rays over a bottle (or two) of some chilled rosé. Want to keep the party going from the night before? Head to Privilege, SLS Baha Mar’s exclusive 18+ pool day club.
Warwick Paradise Island
The Warwick is a new all-inclusive, adult only resort perfect for a honeymoon that opened in March of last year. While you are there you can take a walk along the boardwalk; relax on the beach or by the pool; and enjoy other activities like nature walks, bicycle tours, and dancing. For a romantic evening, you can arrange a private dinner on the Warwick Sunset Terrace or in-room or indulge in a holistic couples massage and other treatments at the resort’s Amber Spa.
All honeymooners enjoy a welcome bottle of sparkling wine, freshly baked pastries and local flowers, rose petal turndown service, one romantic dinner, airport transfer and a discount on spa treatments. An upgrade will get you in-room breakfast, a water view candlelight dinner and a 50 minutes couples massage.
Rosewood Baha Mar
Located within the magnificent Baha Mar resort enclave, Rosewood Baha Mar is a brand new resort that graces 3,000 feet of pristine white-sand coastline along Cable Beach in Nassau. Refined and sophisticated, Rosewood Baha Mar offers an effortless escape inspired by the relaxed tempo of island life. Featuring architecture and interior styling reminiscent of a modern Bahamian estate, the resort offers 237 guestrooms, suites and beachfront villas, exceptional dining experiences, exclusive beach access and an indulgent spa. Rosewood Baha Mar epitomizes Bahamian refinement and sophistication. Fusing the timeless charm of British colonial architecture with modern amenities and a contemporary beach cottage interior, the resort offers 237 rooms, suites and beachfront villas, exceptional dining experiences, private beach access and an indulgent spa.
Atlantis Resort is the premier 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.
Graycliff Hotel & Restaurant
A perfect getaway for foodies on their honeymoon, the Nassau’s famed Graycliff Hotel & Restaurant goes beyond traditional Champagne and chocolate offering couples food and wine-making experiences at one of the world’s casually elegant hotels where everything is five-star. Make wine together at Bahama Barrels at Graycliff, blending your very own bottles and learn about Bahamian culinary traditions with a delicious three-course meal prepared at the Graycliff’s world-renowned Wine Cellar.
Graycliff Chocolatier delivers the traditional romantic treat with a twist at the Chocolate and Spirits Tasting while candlelight and a bottle of wine set the stage in the most romantic of settings for a memorable four-course Chef’s Tasting Dinner.
This is all included in the Graycliff’s Romance package that starts at $871 per room, per night for a three-night stay.
Sandals Royal Bahamian
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.
Grand Bahama Island
Grand Bahama Island is the perfect combination of comfort and adventure. Getting to the island is easy: you can fly, cruise, or catch a ferry from Ft. Lauderale. It’s located north of the Bahama islands, making it relatively close to the U.S. It’s known for its national parks and underwater caves. You can also go on eco-tours, including dreamy horseback rides through forests and beaches. If you’re the type of couple that enjoys learning about the history of the place or exploring nature, you’ll love Grand Bahama Island.
Deep Water Cay
Located just off Grand Bahama Island, Deep Water Cay offers the ultimate in tropical seclusion and is known for world-class outdoor pursuits. There is an off the grid feel with no TVs, phones and limited wifi in the reception area only. Instead of being on electronics, you can spend time enjoying your time alone in the infinity pool or relaxing on your own private beach. For some adventure, head out to go fishing, scuba diving, boating, kayaking or paddle-boarding through mangroves, snorkeling blue holes and reefs, and exploring hundreds of square miles of surrounding crystalline waters, undeveloped islands and white sand beaches. And last but not least, don’t forget to arrange your open-air massage.
Enjoy local cuisine with freshly caught fish prepared by Bahamian cook. Honeymooners often arrange to have a gourmet lunch prepared to take to East End Point.
Situated on the sparkling coastline of Grand Bahama Island, Grand Lucayan overlooks a 7.5-acre white-sand beach and sprawling acres of pristine property, mere feet from the calming waters of the Atlantic. Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan is where the island authenticity of the Bahamas meets the ease and affordability of an all-inclusive resort. The sun-splashed tropical paradise is the backdrop for a world of outdoor recreation and is home to an 18-hole championship golf course ‘The Reef Course,’ two serene swimming pools and a rejuvenating spa and fitness center. Close to home yet a world away from the every day, the oceanfront resort is romantic and relaxed while also being fun and adventurous. With an emphasis on personalized service and warm island hospitality and the swaying palms, crystal-clear waters and white sand beaches that stretch for miles – Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan is the essence of honeymoon bliss.
Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach
If you’re all about the all-inclusive resorts, Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach is a great option. Have a stress-free honeymoon; don’t worry about bringing your wallet to the pool, since food and drinks are included in the all-inclusive package. They also offer various activities and entertainment, most of which are part of the package. You won’t run out of things to do here. Join a themed party or try a trapeze class right on the ocean. If you want to bring the kids along, there are children’s activities and babysitting services. As if it couldn’t get any better, Wyndham Fortuna has plentiful dining options such as an international buffet, Asian food, and Italian. You’ll never even to have to leave the resort.
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 hopping. 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.
The Bluff House Resort & Marina
Bluff House Resort and Marina on Green Turtle Cay is a magical and extraordinary place for a Bahamas honeymoon. 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.
At Treasure Cay, kick off your flip-flops and relax in the sand at a gorgeous beach resort with all of the amenities. With accommodations ranging from stunning single rooms to a beautiful beachfront bungalow, this resort can fill your every need. Enjoy a meal plan with the resort or take a short stroll down to the town center for food, shopping, and a marina all at your fingertips. At Treasure Cay, book a tee time the award-winning golf course designed by Dick Wilson and then walk down the beach which National Geographic voted as one of the top 10 beaches. The island life awaits you at Treasure Cay.
Abaco Beach Resort
Established in 1955 in a prime location of Marsh Harbour, the Abaco Beach Resort is the perfect destination for family and honeymooners alike. The Abaco Beach Resort prides itself on the activities provided to guests – ranging from snorkeling and sailing to yoga and tennis, the activities are endless. Experience deep sea and reef fishing during the day and enjoy a preparation of your catch from the resort’s chef. With 72 rooms and 5 suites, be prepared for the experience of a lifetime.
Linton’s Beach and Harbour Cottages
Beginning at only $255 a night during the high season, the Linton’s Beach and Harbour Cottages located on Green Turtle Cay are three stunning and secluded cottages located on 22 acres of private land just a short distance from New Plymouth. Experience the private, white sand beaches with the kayaks or bicycles provided by Fanny McIntosh, the properties’ caretaker, and explore Green Turtle Cay. If you are lucky, you will see the world famous Oreo, the cottages’ own Potcake dog which is a breed located only in the Bahamas and Turks & Caicos.
Andros may be the largest island in the Bahamas, but don’t let that give you the wrong idea. It is also the most natural island and has a very small population. Andros boasts the world’s third-largest fringing barrier reef, along with dozens of deserted beaches and lakes. You’ll find five national parks on Andros. In addition, the island offers plentiful spots for fishing. If you’re looking to get away from it all, while relaxing in magnificent nature, then Andros Island is the place to take your honeymoon.
Small Hope Bay Lodge
Small Hope Bay Lodge prides itself on showing its guests “the real Bahamas.” All of their cabins are right on the beach. The resort offers free scuba and snorkeling lessons if you’re the adventure type. If you just want to relax, you can soak in the hot tub, located right on the beachfront, or get a massage. Small Hope is an all inclusive resort so don’t worry about bringing your wallet to the tiki bar. It has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere-perfect for people who want to keep it low-key.
Tiamo is known as “the quintessential unspoiled luxury island hideaway in the Bahamas.” If you want to feel like James Bond going on a secret vacation, this is the place to go. You can only get there by boat or seaplane. The resort is equipped with a spa that offers luxurious treatments such as the Tiamo Oceanic Seaweed Wrap. But the most special thing about Tiamo is their honeymoon packages; you can choose to enjoy a bottle of champagne upon arrival, candlelight dinner, or a sunset cruise. This is a great place to get special treatment on your honeymoon.
Exumas Island, known for its pearly white beaches and clear waters, is separated into three parts: Great Exumas, Little Exumas, and Exumas Cays. Great Exumas and Little Exumas have more relaxed atmospheres, while Exumas Cays is known for its luxurious resorts. The island is so beautiful that it’s home to several celebrities including Johnny Depp. And of course, you can live out your dreams of swimming with pigs on Exumas Island. No one knows how the pigs got there, but swimming in the ocean with them makes a great photo opportunity for a honeymoon to remember.
Grand Isle Resort
Grand Isle Resort is ready to pamper you. Situated on the Out Islands of Exumas Island, the resort offers its own mile-long private beach- a perfect place for tanning or snorkeling. Then check out their poolside dining at the Palapa Grill. They have themed cuisine nights, including an island BBQ on the beach. If you or your partner enjoys golfing, the resort’s Emerald Reef Golf Club will offer endless entertainment. Get the chance to golf on a course designed by a PGA pro, while peering at memorizing ocean views. If you’re sore after a day of golf, relax at the SeaStar Spa, with treatments such as the Ultimate Island Bliss couple’s package.
Fowl Cay Resort
If you like to have some privacy while still enjoying a resort experience, Fowl Cay Resort might be a good option for you. Guests reside in beachside villas, equipped with their own fully stocked kitchens. It’ll feel like a home away from home. All food and beverages are included. You can choose to have a chef pack a picnic for a romantic lunch on the beach or dine at the resort’s Hill House restaurant. Guests have the option to rent a boat and go exploring on their own. It’s a relaxed but independent experience, perfect for couples who want to spend their honeymoon making their own adventures.
Hideaways Exuma also has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Guests can choose to stay in fully furnished cottages or villas. There are lots of activities to participate in, from guided kayaking tours to deep sea fishing. Or you can relax by the pool, enjoying a drink from the Splash! Bar & Grill. Couple massages are available in your accommodation so don’t even have to lift a toe. Watch the sunrise from your beachside cottage while drinking a bottle of wine.
Sandals Emerald Bay
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.
Eleuthera & Harbour Island
Eleuthera is a long and incredibly skinny Island in the bahamas with gorgeous pink sands beach and wonderful surf in some areas. With over 200 miles of shoreline, there are plenty of beautiful beaches to discover. Visit the Leon Levy Preserve to enjoy sights of 171 species of plants including beautiful, rare orchids. For an amazing site, go to the Glass Window Bridge where only a small stretch of land separate the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean. The area has amazing food and a rich local culture to enjoy while you are in the area. If you plan your trip right you can enjoy the “Eleuthera All That Jazz ” Festival, is a five-day festival that benefits the historic Haynes Library. For accommodations there are several luxury resorts in the are or you can find rooms or homes to rent on Airbnb.
The Cove is an intimate, 57-room resort offering seaside cottages and villas. The Cove features private white sand beaches, a fitness center, spa, open-air sunset bar and a gourmet restaurant inspired by the island’s aquatic bounty. From snorkeling, paddle boarding, and kayaking to more relaxed pursuits such as lounging by the scenic, hilltop infinity pool, guests have a bevy of options at their fingertips. The 57-room boutique property features two private beaches, a variety of exquisite suites, elegantly appointed villas and seaside accommodations, gourmet restaurant and sushi bar, open-air sunset bar, hilltop infinity pool, and an array of recreational amenities.
Couples can select from countless pursuits including boating, paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, conch shell diving and more. Unlike large, commercial honeymoon destinations, The Cove, Eleuthera is an exclusive and intimate retreat, where radiant sunsets and awe-inspiring views create memories to last a lifetime. Newlyweds can wake up with sparkling views of the Caribbean in one of the property’s beachfront Villas, featuring plush bedding, luxurious amenities and spectacular, private outdoor showers. One of The Cove, Eleuthera’s most romantic offerings is its Private Beach Dining where panoramic ocean views, pristine white sands, and gently swaying palms set the stage for an unforgettable culinary experience for two.
French Leave Resort
Walk the majestic pink sand beaches at the French Leave Resort. Located in Governor’s Harbour on the island of Eluthera, the French Leave Resort offers a wide array of amenities to the island’s visitors. Take advantage of the in-villa iPad and order poolside or beachside dinner from the French Leave restaurant or go to the locally inspired 1648 restaurant just a short golf cart ride from the villas. Enjoy one of the oldest settlements in the Bahamas at the French Leave Resort.
Situated on a hilltop, the boutique hotel offers a views of the ocean and is situated close enough to the beach to walk in about 15 minutes.
Known as one of the most scenic islands of the Bahamas, Long Island has a diverse landscape with plenty of things to do and see. At the Dean’s Blue Hole, divers can explore the deepest blue hole in the Bahamas. You’ll find dramatic cliffs and caves on the east coast that front the crashing Atlantic waves, as well as soft, sandy edged lee side which slides calmly into the Bahamas Bank. For beaches, there are plenty to choose from including Cape Santa Maria Beach which has been recognized as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Stella Maris Resort
At Stella Maris Resort you’ll find ocean-view rooms, cottages, bungalows and villas provide appealing accommodation choices. You can relax on the beach or in one of the three hotel pools. Their Honeymoon Package provides an amazing value for the Bahamas. It includes accommodations, meals, a couples massage, a one day car rental do explore and much more.
Cape Santa Maria
Named as the #2 Most Romantic Resort in the Bahamas by Travel & Leisure, the Cape Santa Maria is a wonderful place to spend a Honeymoon. You can rent a villa or bungalow directly on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.Thier honeymoon packages make planning easy and affordable, including four days/three nights in an oceanfront accommodation, a bottle of champagne, ½ hour massage for two and more.
Cat Island is pristine with beautiful weather with lows in the 60s in the winter and breathtaking beaches. Its untouched landscape is perfect for those looking to explore the island’s natural beauty, while its laid-back environment provides a unique destination to relax and unwind.
Fernadez Bay Village
Enjoy your own private cottage or villa during your honeymoon. Relax on the private one mile long prestine beach and enjoy a cool swim, cocktails at sunset, a fantastic seaside dinner and a roaring nightly bonfire on the beach. Enjoy snorkeling and kayaking or just relax.
Bimini is the closest part of the Bahamas to the United States making it very accessible. You can take a two hour ferry ride to get there from Miami or take a 30 minute flight. Being a small island there are less tourist, making it a perfect place for a honeymoon in the Bahamas. If you do make it here, make sure you make your way to Honeymoon Harbour Beach, for obvious reasons!
Resorts World Bimini
Resorts World Bimini caters to all kinds of honeymooners. If you are looking for an adventure, relaxation on the beach, experiencing the local culture or relaxing at the spa, Resort World will have exactly what you are looking for. The upscale property offers a luxury appeal that gives you a feel of a private island getaway. Resorts World Bimini is only 50 nautical miles from South Florida and is one of the only pet-friendly resorts on the island. Honeymooners will find three breathtaking pools, a world-class spa and salon, and swim-up lagoon suites that are perfect for a special trip. On the property, there are 10 specialty restaurants and guest can rent golf carts to get to other places around the island. Beyond the hotel, you can visit the Sapona Shipwreck, swim with stingrays, go diving with sharks or swim with the resident wild dolphins.
For a totally unique experience, unlike a typical honeymoon, you have to go on a Wild Quest. Everything is included in these week long adventures including meals and accommodations and most importantly, the life changing experiences. Wild Quest will take you to wild dolphins to swim with them unlike any other dolphin encounter. Not only is this a great way to renew yourself after a wedding, but a way to find peace and clarity through meditation and yoga throughout your stay.
Bimini Sands offers a variety of condos to guests. Featuring marina or ocean views, these condos are all equipped with either a patio or balcony to wake up and enjoy the island sights.Take a stunning stroll along the Bimini Sands Trail to see all that the island has to offer. Try a private yoga class and then a beachfront massage for a relaxing and romantic experience. To satisfy the adventurous side, go on a dolphin excursion and swim with wild dolphins. Experience Bimini’s most relaxing condos.
Bimini Magical Vacation B&B
Enjoy the Island through the eyes of a local. Staying at this bed and breakfast you will enjoy amazing local cuisine day and night. Doug the owner will make sure you feel at home and get to experience the Island that is best for you. Just let him know what you are interested in! This isn’t a luxury resort, but you will feel at home and have a carefree, affordable, stay.