Secluded coves, moonlight cruises, soft pink sands, and lush tropical gardens - these idyllic locales are the stuff that romance novels and wedding daydreams are made of. Of course, there is a particular place where these experiences - and many more - are very real: in the Caribbean destination of The Bahamas. The 700 islands of The Bahamas hold a wealth of picturesque locations and magnificent resorts that offer an unforgettable venue for exchanging vows - as expected of a destination recently ranked as the #1 choice for honeymoons by Expedia.
Lavish, intimate, or adventurous - you’ll find an island to suit your vibe wherever you look. To help narrow down your search (there are 700 islands, after all), we’re inviting you to join us on a tour of The Out Islands - where the beaches are pristine, the nature unspoiled, and the speed of life just that little bit slower. The properties around the islands have beauty and allure to match the environs - and many are excellent choices for romance seekers. With Valentine’s on the horizon and love soon to be in the air, check out these three perfect romantic properties below.
Photo courtesy of Embrace Resort, The Exumas
Starting with a resort that is appropriately named for a newsletter about romance, the locally owned Embrace Resort is a 7-villa boutique property ideal for the couple seeking a getaway that truly gets away. You’ll be well insulated from the bustle and noise of some of the larger properties at Embrace, which has built its reputation on cleanliness, warm hospitality and tranquillity. The accommodations are distinctly Bahamian: each villa is themed around a different island, with decor, paint, and accents tastefully chosen to artfully reflect the character of its namesake. 1, 2, and 3-bedroom accommodations are available for the couple staying with family, perhaps, in the lead-up to their big day.
The resort is ideally located on one of the most beautiful white sand beaches in Staniel Cay and boasts convenient, 5-minute proximity to the world-famous swimming pigs. For those looking to tie the knot, Embrace maintains its dedicated wedding planning team who are devoted to taking all the stress out of planning and executing the tropical wedding of a lifetime. With decades of experience, they are ready, willing, and exceptionally able to help you realize the beach wedding of your dreams.
Photo courtesy of Cape Eleuthera Resort & Marina, Eleuthera
When honeymooning in The Bahamas, many couples opt to include multiple islands in their itinerary, hopping from cay to cay as they take in the l richness of everything the destination has to offer. For those couples who’d prefer to stay in one place without compromising on the breadth of their experience, Cape Eleuthera Resort & Marina is everything great about The Out Islands distilled into a sprawling, 4,500-acre resort. This oceanside gem is the whole package: sailing, fishing and diving, and no fewer than three private beaches await your exploration. Swaying palms and white sands are punctuated by charming bungalows and well-appointed villas, as yachts and catamarans drift lazily just offshore. Accommodations are modern and spacious and present a welcome choice for guests: do you prefer the coziness of a seaside cottage, the grandeur of a 6-bedroom villa, or the elegance and intimacy of a beach bungalow crafted for two?
With so much to experience without even having to leave the grounds of the resort, the Cape Eleuthera Resort & Marina is an inspired choice for a destination wedding, as it's a destination itself. It’s also an amazing option for those getting married with plenty of family and friends in tow: the sheer size of the resort will create welcome distance and peace when desired, with plenty of excursions and amenities to bond over when it suits your fancy.
Photo courtesy of The Green Turtle Club Resort & Marina, The Abacos
Situated on Green Turtle Cay - one of the barrier islands just off the mainland of Abaco - Green Turtle Club Resort & Marina is exotic and secluded…but never boring. The resort’s marina is usually buzzing with boats of all make and purpose, and the reason is clear: the Cay is one of the best places in The Bahamas for reef diving, bone fishing, and many other varieties of aquatic excursions. Vibrant couples with a love for the smell of salt water and the rush of adventure will love the resort, which is also acclaimed for its fresh seafood dining. The accommodations are rendered in the property’s trademark “casually elegant” style and impressive in their spaciousness, proximity to the Club’s rich amenities, and harbourside views. Of course, we can’t imagine you’d be spending all that much time in your room: with boat and golf cart rentals available on-site, couples are empowered to explore the island and its surrounding waters at their own pace.
If you choose to get married at the Green Turtle Club Resort & Marina, you’ll enjoy having the entirety of the Cay at your disposal for ceremonies, picture-taking and partying. The property offers wedding packages aimed at streamlining your planning, though its dedicated team is all too happy to work with you on the bespoke event of your dreams.
There’s so much more to discover in The Out Islands: wild places that will wow you, award-winning spas that will soothe you, and unbelievable venues that will have you saying “I do”. Embrace the spirit of curiosity and exploration that defines The Out Islands: to learn more about them, head over to https://www.myoutislands.com/.
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