What does a place look like when nature decides to bless it generously? Perhaps it looks like the Bahamas. The country has more than 700 islands spread out over 800 kilometers in the Atlantic Ocean. Out of these, only 30 are inhabited. About 50% of its GDP comes from the tourism industry, which shows its popularity with travelers. For honeymooners, it is the top choice since every corner seems to exude a romantic vibe. Expect turquoise waters, soft sandy beaches, picturesque sunsets, delicious seafood, amusement parks, yachting, and water sports during your Bahamas honeymoon. Here are some other top activities you can try out during your romantic vacation.
Explore Nassau, the capital city of the Bahamas
Nassau is a hot favorite with romantic couples because of the vast experiences on offer. You can stay in world-class resorts that boast swimming pools, marinas, casinos, access to private islands, nightlife, and exquisite dining. One of these, the Atlantis, has the world’s largest marine habitat and a gigantic Aquaventure water park. Sightseeing options include the Queen’s 66 steps, Christ Church Cathedral, the Retreat gardens, and the Pompey Museum. Go shark diving in Shark Buoy, blue hole diving in The Lost Blue, explore its unique art at National Art Gallery and have a fun day at beaches like Cape Santa Maria, Cabbage, Orange Hill, and Iron Barge.
Soak in its Culture
During your romantic vacation in the Bahamas, explore its culture. Find out why the Androsia Batik is called the unofficial fabric of the Bahamas and its handmade process on Androsia Island. Go to Arawak Cay to gorge on seafood delicacies like grilled shrimp, fried snapper, lobster tails, and the conch, the national food of the Bahamas. If you plan your honeymoon in December (after Christmas) and January (New Year’s Day), you could attend the Junkanoo festival that celebrates Bahamian culture and is marked by a parade comprising colorful costumes, music, and dance. At downtown Nassau, explore the murals, museums, monuments, and bay street artists. At the island of Eleuthera, meet Lady Di, famously known as the Pineapple Field Lady, and find out what makes her pineapples so unique.
Go Swimming with the Pigs
That is if you and your partner agree to it. How often do you come across things like this? Make your way toward Pig Beach, located on Big Major Cay in the district of Exuma. The pigs do not belong to the island, and how they got there is also a matter of speculation. Some say they came from a shipwreck. Others say that some sailors left them behind. There are about twenty friendly pigs and piglets that are a favorite with tourists of all kinds. You can swim with them and even click a selfie.
The Raw Beauty of the Bahamas in Long Island
At Long Island, you and your loved one will get to see the Bahamas at its purest. Stay at boutique beachfront inns, family-owned villas, and resorts where you wake up to the sound of waves and breathtaking views of the horizon. Go sightseeing at Columbus Point and Twin Churches. Take a boat ride from Long Island to Conception Island National Park, with its protected cove and where you can swim across stag-horn corals, one of the most important in the Caribbean. In June, if you find yourself here, enjoy the Long Island Regatta, a competition with traditional Bahamian boats. Hamilton’s Cave, an ancient cave system with 10 feet ceilings and passages 50 feet wide, is another attraction you should not miss.
These are some things that will make your Bahamas honeymoon exciting, adventurous, unique, and memorable. Honeymoon is as much about fun as it is about romance, and the Bahamas offers you plenty of both.