A trip to the Bahamas was one I have been dreaming about since a very young age. Growing up watching romantic movies filmed at some of the island’s best resorts created a fairytale in my mind that one day my future self would take a trip there with my Prince Charming.
Fast-forward about two decades later to a few weeks before my wedding day, when my soon-to-be husband ironically suggested we spend our honeymoon in the Bahamas – obviously, I was totally on board!
We’ve traveled a lot since our honeymoon in the Bahamas. Over the past seven years, my husband and I have visited 15 countries and even more states. And after all that traveling, I still think the Bahamas was the best destination to go for our honeymoon.
Read on to learn about why a honeymoon in the Bahamas is the best!
Location, Location, Location!
The Bahamas are quick and easy to get to, and so close to the US that it’s unlikely you’ll deal with any major jet lag. The flights are relatively affordable, so if money is a little tight after splurging on the wedding, you’re covered. You’ll get a foreign country and the beachy, tropical destination you desire without having to travel too far from home.
So, save the cramped, lengthy flights and layovers for another trip, perhaps one that’s not meant for romance and relaxation.
No Reservations, No Problem
Typically, every newlywed couple wants to book their flights and hotels well in advance and that’s probably your best bet! But, when it comes to the remainder of the trip, you shouldn’t have to plan much at all for it to be magical. Since wedding planning is notoriously detailed, having one less task on your to-do list is an enormous relief for some.
All of the main Bahamian Islands (Nassau, Grand Bahama, Bimini) are outfitted for tourists. Most hotels offer a shuttle service from the airport or can arrange a car for you. And once you get there you’ll be relaxing by the pool and beach and maybe even go on an excursion or hop on a jet ski for some adventure!
Someone Say Adventure?
You might be the type of couple who prefers to migrate from your room to the pool to the restaurant to your room — which is great and well-deserved after all that wedding stress. But if you’re seeking something more adventurous, it’s there for you in the Bahamas.
From horseback riding on the beach to parasailing and scuba diving, this island has it all. If those activities don’t strike you as interesting, what about swimming with pigs in Exuma or diving with a SUB (scenic underwater bubbles), and we can’t forget swimming with the dolphins…or even sharks! For such a small island, there’s so much to do.
The Spas are Divine
After the marathon of a wedding, you deserve a massage. At most resorts, you’re able to choose where to have your cutting-edge spa treatments. On the beach, in your room, or poolside, take your pick – whichever you choose, relaxation is a guarantee. And, if you’re looking for more relaxing experiences, most resorts will have saunas, steam rooms, and whirlpools.
It’s a Romantic Setting
Stepping foot on to the sugar-sand beach, taking a dip in the emerald ocean that turns to sparkling blue the further out you go, and moonlit nights with stars shining above — what’s better than that? Wake early to watch the romantic sunrise together and spend the day basking in the warmth of the Bahamian sun. Talk a walk along the beach at dusk and be dazzled by nature’s firework star show that comes out every night without fail.
Are you headed to the Bahamas for your honeymoon? Somewhere else? Let us know in the comments!