If you want to spend your honeymoon sipping cocktails on a sun-drenched beach, there’s no better place to do it than in the Bahamas. The Bahamas are made up of around 700 islands, many of which are entirely uninhabited. However, the Grand Bahama and Paradise Island are two of the most popular islands, featuring a range of luxury hotels and rental apartments.
Lonely Planet eloquently summarises the draw of the Bahamas for holiday goers:
“Renowned as a maritime playground for sun-starved Americans, this stunning string of subtropical islands is so much more than a cruise-ship stopover. Stretched between the deeps of the North Atlantic and Florida’s eastern coast, the Bahamas comprises over 700 islands and 2400 cays, most uninhabited, and all fringed by spectacular coral and fathomless ocean trenches. From the grit and bustle of funky Nassau to the vast mangroves of Andros, there’s an astonishing array of beaches, reefs, forests and historic towns to be discovered, all within the compass of an hour’s flight.”
Luxury spas, quality restaurants, and sunset tours bring an indulgent feel to the Bahamas. As a honeymooning couple, there are a range of resorts to choose from – where all your needs and indulgences can all be catered for.
When thinking of the Bahamas, you’re most likely to conjure up images of relaxing on the beaches and in the local spas. However, the Bahamas is a surprisingly good place to visit for an adventure.
The Bahamas are known for clear skies and the islands are always blessed with sunshine. This makes them a great place to take an airplane tour. These trips are an exciting and romantic way to celebrate your honeymoon, particularly at sunset. Couples can rent out a private plane and have a local pilot explore the skies with them. You can also explore the islands and oceans through a boat tour, enjoying a relaxing romantic meal onboard.
The Bahamas are a popular scuba diving and snorkeling location – offering a wide range of different sites to explore. The islands feature the Andros Barrier Reef, Thunderball Grotto (used in James Bond films) and the black-coral gardens off Bimini. The warm, clear waters are perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving. The islands offer underwater caves, beautiful coral reefs, home to colourful wildlife and blue holes. Sunken shipwrecks can be found on the local diving expeditions, giving explorers some insight into the islands’ histories and the past journeys of local inhabitants. Other adventurous watersports, such as kayaking, are also popular on the island.
The Bahamas are also a wonderful place for nature lovers. The sandy beaches, clear waters and local wildlife offer a perfect setting for ecotours. A variety of island and National parks are home to seabirds, lizards, lobsters, pygmies, flamingos and turtles. Your guides will know the best place to see these special animals.
The Bahamas are a great location for a honeymoon that offers relaxation, luxury and adventure. A perfect escape from the cold British weather.