This blog post was updated on January 14, 2020.

Many couples dream about vacationing in the Bahamas, especially on their honeymoon. With picturesque beaches and crystal-clear waters, it’s an idyllic place for newlyweds who want to make their romantic weekend extra special. You’ll have plenty of beautiful resorts to choose from that are full of amenities and provide everything you need right at your fingertips. You won’t have to spend so much time planning out your stay, and you’ll need a break after all that stressful wedding planning! If you’re looking to be pampered, most resorts have soothing spas with treatments just for you. Or, you can join one of the many fun activities if you’re looking for some adventure.

Sound too good to be true? Well, it doesn’t have to be. Read on to see why so many couples choose the Bahamas to celebrate their most romantic weekend.

Location, Location, Location!

honeymoon in bahamas

This beautiful getaway is quick and easy to get to, and so close to the US that it’s unlikely you’ll deal with any major jet lag. Flights to the Bahamas are relatively affordable, so if money is a little tight after splurging on the wedding, you’re covered. You’ll get to visit a foreign country and relax at the beachy, tropical destination you desire without having to travel too far from home. That way, you’ll save the cramped, lengthy flights and layovers for another trip – perhaps one that’s not meant for romance and relaxation.

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No Reservations, No Problem

Beach honeymoon

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 or beach, or maybe even go on an excursion or hop on a jet ski for some outdoorsy entertainment!

Did Someone Say Adventure?

bahamas honeymoon

You might be the type of couple who prefers to migrate from your room to the pool to the restaurant and then back to your room – which is great and well-deserved after all that wedding stress. But, if you’re seeking something more adventurous, you’ll find it 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 about swimming with the dolphins…or even sharks! For such a small island, there’s so much to do.

The Spas are Divine

Spa Bahamas

After the marathon of your wedding day, you deserve a massage. At most resorts, you’ll be 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. Many resorts offer special treatments, ranging from soothing bamboo therapy or micro-crystal face masks. And, if you’re looking for even more relaxing experiences, most resorts will have saunas, steam rooms, and whirlpools. Many resorts offer a team of trained masseuses and aestheticians that will be able to give you just what you need to relax after all the excitement surrounding your wedding.

It’s a Romantic Setting

Honeymoon in the Bahamas

Stepping foot on to the sugar-sand beach, taking a dip in the emerald ocean that turns sparkling blue the further you go, and moonlit nights with stars shining above – what’s better than that? Wake up early to watch the romantic sunrise together and spend the day basking in the warmth of the Bahamian sun. You can explore Isla Harbour’s pretty Pink Sands Beach or traverse the French Leave Beach for some snorkeling. Take a walk along the shore at dusk and be dazzled by the beautiful starry sky. Don’t forget to snap lots of pictures!

Are you headed to the Bahamas for your honeymoon? Tell us about it in the comments!

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