Destination Overview

The Bahamas is a dreamlike honeymoon destination, spread across 700 islands and 2,400 cays, all of which are surrounded by strikingly-blue Caribbean waters. The idyllic country is bursting with romantic possibilities thanks to its diverse natural landscapes. From the abundance of attractions in New Providence, Nassau to the untouched beaches of The Exumas, The Bahamas offers an incomparable experience for newlyweds.

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Most Romantic Bahamas Honeymoon Spot

Most Romantic Bahamas Honeymoon Spot

Selecting the most essential destination for honeymooners comes down to The Bahamas’ world-renowned beaches. Equally beautiful, Cable Beach in Nassau and Coco Plum Beach in Great Exuma are tied as the country’s most romantic. Endless stretches of white sands, lightly lapping ocean waves, and the rejuvenating tropical sun all combine into a beach experience that defies expectations.

You can spend your entire Bahamas vacation relaxing on the beach with ice-cold Bahama Mamas or rum punches, though the beaches are home to numerous other island pleasures. Romantic sunset cruises, snorkeling adventures, and Jet Ski rides are just some of the ways to further enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the coastlines.

Expert Tip: Combine a relaxing boat ride with an intra-island excursion! Ferries are available between almost all inhabited islands, and the scenic ride is a great way to take in the sights.

More Romantic Things to Do in The Bahamas

More Romantic Things to Do in The Bahamas

Cable Beach and Coco Plum Beach are among the country’s most picturesque destinations, but there are plenty of other spots for romance:

  • Blue Lagoon Island (Salt Cay) off Nassau is paradise within paradise; a private island complete with a scenic boat ride, pristine lagoon, comfortable hammocks, white sand beaches, and dolphin and sea lion encounters. The range of activities makes it the perfect spot for a lovely afternoon enhanced by a delicious grilled lunch and a frosty cocktail.
  • Twelve acres of lush gardens, exotic animals, and cascading waterfalls comprise the stunning Garden of the Groves in Freeport. The natural wonder is a popular destination for weddings, so a romantic honeymoon is essentially guaranteed!
  • Thunderball Grotto near Staniel Cay is mesmerizing in photos and absolutely astonishing in person. The underwater cave system is home to tropical fish and preserved coral reefs that make for a fairy-tale snorkeling or scuba diving expedition.

All Inclusive Honeymoon Resorts in The Bahamas

Tropical paradise meets unrivaled extravagance for honeymooners at The Bahamas’ stunning all inclusive resorts. Gaze out at the crystal clear ocean waters from your oceanfront penthouse, glide through a crystalline pool to your swim-up butler suite, relax in privacy at your hideaway honeymoon villa, or indulge in romantic bliss in your beachfront walkout suite. Whatever you choose, all inclusive resorts in The Bahamas offer everything two lovebirds could desire.

The best part of booking your all inclusive honeymoon is that it allows you to prioritize romance above all other considerations. Beyond the luxury accomodations, you’ll enjoy unlimited handcrafted cocktails and expertly-prepared meals, exclusive access to some of the island’s best beaches, and white-glove concierge service to assist in planning island excursions. Not only do all inclusives help honeymooners stay on budget, but the plethora of included activities and amenities mean that the only thing you’ll have to prepare for is pampering beyond your wildest fantasies.

Here are some of our favorite all inclusives for honeymooners in The Bahamas:

  • The adults-only Sandals Royal Bahamian in Nassau combines stellar accommodations with the finest luxury amenities. You can choose from dozens of premium rooms, including the West Bay Oceanview Swim-up Butler Suite, the Island Village Butler Villa Suite with Private Pool, and the East Bay Honeymoon Beachfront Butler Suite. Premium concierge service is provided to Club Sandals guests, featuring perks like an exclusive lounge, dedicated concierge, private parties and tours, and luxury VIP airport transfers. All honeymooners can upgrade their experience with private candlelit dinners on the beach featuring white-glove service and Tropical Paradise Couples Massages on the beach. There’s even a private island, Sandals Barefoot Cay, with two beaches, a swim-up bar at the Beach Club, and the fantastic Aralia House restaurant for your exclusive enjoyment! The included Love Runner boat will take you right across the bay for an island hopping experience you’ll cherish for a lifetime.
  • The Exumas are home to some of the most spectacular beaches on earth, and the adults-only Sandals Emerald Bay in Great Exuma is situated on the best of the best! The Royal Estate Beachfront Two Story Butler Villa Suite with Pool and the Prime Minister Honeymoon Beachfront Walkout Butler Villa Suite are the resort’s most elegant suites, featuring elite butler service, private check-in, and romantic in-suite dinners. But with over a dozen room categories to choose from, every couple will find exactly what they’re seeking. Unforgettable activities are boundless with the Greg Norman Designed 18-hole Emerald Bay Golf Course, Har-Tru tennis courts, scuba diving expeditions, and the one-of-a-kind swimming pigs experience! When it’s time to indulge, you can book a sensuous spa treatment or couples massage at the exclusive Red Lane Spa, and finish the day off with an intimate candlelit dinner in a secluded, oceanfront gazebo.
  • From the Harbour Deluxe Balcony with stunning views of Nassau Harbour to the Harbourfront Suite with modern amenities, the adults-only Warwick Paradise Island in Nassau fully lives up to its name. Indulge in the Couples Retreat at Amber Spa featuring a Swedish massage for two, aromatic bath soak, champagne, and chocolate-covered strawberries. Fully relaxed, you’ll be in the perfect frame of mind for laying out on the pristine beach, taking a dip in the perfectly-maintained pool, and savoring delectable seafood at the beachfront Edgewater Grill or fine Italian dining at Abbiocco.

The Best Things To Do in The Bahamas

The Best Things To Do in The Bahamas

Sensational beaches are at the heart of any Bahamian honeymoon, though the islands offer a wealth of other destinations for romantic memories.

  • You’ll find Captain Bill’s Blue Hole nestled among thousands of acres of lush greenery at Central Andros Bluehole National Park. Leaping off the dock into the 100-foot-deep oasis is a thrill that all couples need to experience!
  • Paradise Island is home to the 141-acre Aquaventure water park that’s ideal for lovebirds seeking an adrenaline rush!
  • Elbow Reef Lighthouse on The Abacos is a cherished local icon and the last kerosene burning lighthouse in the world. The destination is the ideal background for a honeymoon photo and learning about the storied history of the keeper of the light.
  • For a bite of local cuisine and some souvenirs, head to Port Lucaya Marketplace in Freeport. The shopping hotspot is the largest open-air facility in The Bahamas with more than a dozen restaurants and countless shops.
  • Learn all about the rich history of Bahamian art through fantastic paintings and sculptures at the National Art Gallery of Bahamas in Nassau.
  • One last beach! Newlyweds would be remiss if they missed the Swimming Pigs of Pig Beach. The 20 or so porcine inhabitants at this Exuma beach love relaxing on the sand and wading through the tropical waters, so be sure to say hello!

Restaurants & Local Cuisine of The Bahamas

Restaurants & Local Cuisine of The Bahamas

Seafood is a staple of Bahamian cuisine, but like other aspects of the country, it’s the local spin that makes it unique. The country’s national dish, conch, is a tropical mollusk that can be served in fresh salads, fried into fritters, incorporated into chowder, or served as cracked conch with peas and rice. With plenty of other seafood options, an assortment of original cocktails, and fresh fruits and vegetables, Bahamian cuisine more than satisfies all palettes.

Here are some of our favorite restaurants for romantic dining:

  • A delightful dinner by candlelight is always waiting to be reserved at Sapodilla in Nassau. The eclectic menu of seafood and prime cuts is perfectly complemented by an extensive wine and cocktail menu.
  • Unbelievable sunset views, candlelit tables, and an expert waitstaff await at Flying Fish GastroBar in Freeport. The menu is filled with delicious options for meat lovers and vegans alike, making it a universal spot for romantic dining.
  • La Caverna’s blend of intimate indoor dining by candlelight and a beautiful patio for captivating sunsets is the perfect romantic spot for Italian favorites in Nassau.

Craving a flavorful snack or laid-back dinner? Try these other great spots:

  • Whether you’re looking for a sit-down restaurant or beachside shack, you’ll find the best fish fry in The Bahamas along the Arawak Fish Fry Strip in Nassau.
  • Tropic Breeze Beach Bar & Grill in the Exumas features fresh seafood staples, fantastic ocean views, and a local flair that makes it distinctly Bahamian.
  • Kick back with a handcrafted daiquiri and enjoy the spectacular island views at Daiquiri Shack in Nassau.

Traveling to The Bahamas

Traveling to The Bahamas

Weather in The Bahamas
Temperatures in The Bahamas rarely fall below 70 degrees in the winter or exceed 90 degrees in the summer. The year-round warm temperatures mean that it’s always the right time for a Bahamian honeymoon.

Unlike many islands, The Bahamas don’t have a rainy season, though brief rain showers throughout the year keep the island’s greenery exceedingly lush.

The best Bahamas honeymoon packages can often be found between June and November, but just keep the potential for storms in mind even though they are unlikely to impact your plans.

COVID-19 Considerations
Current requirements are that travelers must apply for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa and obtain a negative COVID-19 test no more than 3 days prior to traveling to The Bahamas, regardless of vaccination status. Regulations are regularly updated, so be sure to check with your travel advisor or on The Bahamas’ official tourism site for stress-free travel.

Flights to The Bahamas
There are 20 airports servicing The Bahamas to ensure effortless travel. Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) in Nassau is the country’s busiest airport, with non-stop flights from New York, Chicago, Boston, Houston, Newark, Atlanta, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and Miami. Popular airlines including American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, and United Airlines all fly into the airport. There are also direct flights from Florida to Grand Bahama International Airport (GBIA) in Freeport, Exuma International Airport (GGT) in Great Exuma, and a number of other small islands.

Ground Transfers
Renting a car isn’t necessary in The Bahamas as the islands are small and transportation options are plentiful, though rentals can be arranged at the airport. Most travelers stick to the network of taxis and resort shuttles to enjoy the island’s varied locations or rent bikes or scooters for short, scenic trips.

If you’re planning to island hop, intra-island flights can be easily booked wherever you plan to go, or you can enjoy the gentle ocean waters on one of the many ferries and water taxis that connect all the islands.

Bahamian Culture & Considerations

Bahamian Culture & Considerations

English speakers will have no trouble assimilating into everyday Bahamian life. The Bahamian dialect is an enjoyable spin on English with its own slang words and phrases like “switcha” for “lemonade,” “well mudda sick” for “you’re kidding,” and “What da wybe is?” for “What’s up?” Being aware of these phrases is not required by any means, but it will certainly enhance your experience!

Simple precautions will help make your once-in-a-lifetime trip to The Bahamas safe and enjoyable. Being aware of your surroundings, arranging transportation before embarking on an adventure, and sticking to popular tourist areas are all encouraged. Honeymoons are for spending quality time with your loved one, so always venture out of your Bahamas honeymoon resort with your new spouse!

Tipping is standard practice in The Bahamas, with service staff usually receiving 15-20% of the total cost (or more for exemplary service!). As many restaurants automatically add a gratuity, be sure to look over the bill before paying. Beyond restaurant staff, consider tips for staff at Bahamas hotels and resorts to ensure premium service throughout your stay!

For a honeymoon customized to your specific desires, few destinations can rival the endless options available in The Bahamas. Luxury all inclusives are seamlessly integrated with marvelous beaches, exciting activities, and historic landmarks that will have you planning your anniversary trip before you’ve even left! This stunning collection of islands holds enough treasures to fill your lifetime together.

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