With 16 major islands to explore, The Bahamas easily offer something for every interest. But if it’s romance you’re looking for, it can be found in abundance. Hidden sandbars beckon, as do pink-hued beaches, secluded islands and endless hideaways. It’s no surprise then that The Bahamas is considered one of the world’s most romantic destinations. Here are just a few ways to take advantage.
Get married on a sandbar
There are countless memorable locales for a wedding in The Bahamas, whether an intimate affair or a larger gathering. But getting married in a truly unforgettable fashion may be best done with a ceremony on a secret sandbar, surrounded by turquoise water. In fact, you’ll feel like you’re saying “I do” in the middle of the ocean. And the best part about a Bahamas wedding, no matter where you do it? You can tie the knot on one island, and honeymoon on another.
Enjoy a private dinner in a wine cellar at Graycliff
Graycliff Restaurant offers one of the most romantic dinner options in The Bahamas. It’s the first five-star restaurant in the Caribbean. The menu here is a fusion of Bahamian specialties and European cuisine that more than earns its AAA 4-diamond rating. But the real showstopper is dinner for two in the private, world-renowned wine cellar. You can arrange this dinner on request, and sit among over 250,000 bottles.
Explore an underwater cave
Adventure-leaning couples may want to think about a visit to The Exumas to check out Thunderball Grotto. It’s a secret underwater cave system ripe with colourful marine life and vibrant coral reefs to explore together. Dive, snorkel or wade through the cave to experience some of the best natural beauty The Bahamas has to offer.
Escape to solitude on Cat Island
Boasting almost 13 kilometres of pink sand beaches and no large resorts, Cat Island is the ultimate romantic hideaway for seclusion-seeking couples. Dine at laidback beachside restaurants, or hike Mount Alvernia (the highest point in TheBahamas). Do some kiteboarding or diving and learn about Rake & Scrape, the Indigenous music of The Bahamas.
Find seclusion of Love Beach
Is there anything more romantic than a secluded beach? Love Beach isn’t far from downtown Nassau, but is decidedly laidback—and aptly named. The scenic stretch of soft sand is perfect for a sunrise or sunset stroll, and is also known for its snorkelling. When you’re not soaking up the sun, Compass Point Beach Resort, just above the beach, is a great spot for a light lunch or romantic dinner.
Have an epic afternoon in a blue hole
One of the most awe-inspiring things couples can do together is to experience one of The Bahamas’ many blue holes. These otherworldly sinkholes are full of marine life and a must-see in the region. Andros, the largest island in The Bahamas, is home to more than 150 of them.
Discover the islands from 10,000 feet
There’s no better way to get a true sense of the beauty of The Bahamas than from high above. Soaring in the air in a private plane, you’ll have the chance to see every colour that makes up this diverse chain of islands and cays.
Picnic in the Versailles Gardens
A definite must-see for couples are the Versailles Gardens, located on Paradise Island at The Ocean Club, a Four Seasons Resort, Bahamas. The idyllic green space evokes the grandeur of the gardens at the Palace of Versailles in France. Lush foliage and charmingly terraced gardens make the ideal backdrop for a romantic picnic.
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