Bahamas Honeymoon Guide

The Bahamas offer honeymoon couples a choice of 30 tropical islands fringed by sugar-white sands and lapped by warm, clear waters that are ideal for swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing and fishing – just perfect for a fun-filled honeymoon.

With more than 700 palm-fringed cays and islands to choose from, the Commonwealth of The Bahamas offers a huge choice of quiet and secluded beaches as well as glamorous powder-white beaches frequented by movie stars and European royalty – all just a 35-minute flight from Miami.

What to do and see in the Bahamas

Besides stunning beaches, great weather and the array of water sports offered by almost all the beach resorts and hotels, the Bahamas are renowned for great cruising, fishing, snorkelling and scuba diving.

Paradise Island, New Providence Island and Grand Bahama Island are the most popular holiday destinations in the Bahamas, followed by Eleuthera, the Exumas and the Andros Islands.

Here is a round up of the most popular holiday islands in the Bahamas – just perfect for a romantic honeymoon holiday.

New Providence Island

Experience one of the Bahamas’ most popular holiday islands, just a 55-minute flight from Miami.

New Providence Island is blessed with the shimmering white sands of Cable Beach, a resort-fringed holiday playground with easy access to fine dining restaurants, casinos, bars, duty free shopping, attractions and numerous land and water sport activities.

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Paradise Island

Think Vegas in the tropics when you think of idyllic Paradise Island.

Blessed with stunning white-sand beaches, the island also boasts a vibrant nightlife complete with Vegas-style gaming action, revues, bars, nightclubs and fine dining restaurants.

Relax on the gorgeous powder-white sands of Paradise Beach or Cabbage Beach, swim in the calm turquoise waters and snorkel the offshore coral gardens.

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Discover the jewel of the Out Islands, a pristine, undeveloped, pencil-thin island (3km wide by 160km long) of verdant pineapple plantations, rolling green hills, dramatic cliffs and quaint pastel-coloured colonial villages.

Here you can unwind at a choice of secluded villas and upmarket resorts flanked by sheltered coves and stunning unspoiled pink- and white-sand beaches that gently shelve into crystal clear turquoise waters.

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Harbour Island

Unwind at this chic, uncrowded island, home to one of the world’s most famous beaches – Pink Sand Beach.

This stunning beach stretches for the entire eastern side of this tiny 5km-long, 1km-wide island located just off the northeast coast of Eleuthera.

Pick a spot to sunbathe on the stunning pink-hued sands and spot movie stars, celebrities and European royalty from beneath shady casuarina trees.

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Grand Bahama Island

Discover a choice of sugar-white beaches edged by lavish resorts and duty free stores and offering a vibrant nightlife with fine dining restaurants, bars, nightclubs and casino action.

Grand Bahama is the third most popular holiday island in the Bahamas and is only 81km-long and less than half an hour by air from Miami.

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Abaco Islands

Escape to the uncrowded cays, white-sand beaches and slow pace of life on the tranquil Abaco Islands.

With a 200km-long coastline fringed by pencil-thin cays, cerulean lagoons and crystal clear waters surrounding the world’s third-longest barrier reef, the Abacos offer some of the best snorkelling, diving and deep-sea fishing in the Bahamas.

With favourable trade winds, Abaco is also known as the sailing capital of the Bahamas.

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The Exumas

Experience a huge array of holiday options on this mainly undeveloped 193km-long string of 360 picturesque islands and cays that stretch south of New Providence Island to Great Exuma.

Discover friendly locals, rolling green hills, the remains of once-majestic plantations, gorgeous beaches, coral gardens that offer perfect snorkelling and diving in crystal clear water, and easily reached cays that are ideal for secluded picnics.

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Andros is famous for its unspoiled and untouched dense forests dotted with lakes, rivers, mangroves and a rich marine habitat. More than 120,000ha on Andros have been preserved in the emerging Central Andros National Park and the surrounding waters are home to some of the best bone fishing in the world.

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Walk in the footsteps of authors Zane Grey and Ernest Hemmingway, who together helped popularised Bimini as a holiday destination, the latter with his novels To Have and Have Not and Islands in the Stream.

The Biminis are world famous for sports fishing, excellent yachting conditions and gorgeous white-sand beaches that shelve gently into calm turquoise waters.

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Cat Island

Discover one of the Caribbean’s unspoiled gems. Cat Island is blessed with friendly locals, a pleasant summer climate averaging around 28˚C, pink-hued white-sand beaches framed by towering cliffs and fringed by dense forests and gently undulating hills.

Choose from several gorgeous palm- and casuarina-fringed pink-sand beaches where you can sunbathe in seclusion.

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Where to stay

A huge range of accommodation options are available in the Bahamas, ranging from boutique hotels and all-inclusive resorts to budget properties – perfect for honeymoon couples.

Choose to unwind at Las Vegas-style resorts on New Providence, Paradise and Grand Bahama islands or escape the crowds for the famous pink-hued sand beaches of Exuma, Harbour Island and Eleuthera.

Best time to go

The best time to visit the Bahamas is from late-November to mid-April during the winter dry season. However, the Bahamas is considered a year-round destination.

For hot weather, visit the Bahamas from mid-March through to mid-May, and from late-October to mid-December.


The Bahamas experience a hot tropical climate with a warm, winter dry season from November to April, and a hot, wet summer season from late-May to late-October.

The northern and more western islands of Grand Bahama Island, Great Abaco, Andros, Eleuthera and New Providence Island, are cooler in winter and wetter in summer than the southern islands in the archipelago.

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Getting to the Bahamas

The Bahamas comprise a chain of more than 700 islands (of which less than 30 are inhabited) and 2000 cays (small isles) that stretch for 96km across the Atlantic Ocean southeast of Florida.

There are several options in flying into the Bahamas: The two main international airports are Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS), located 16km (10mi) from the capital, Nassau, on New Providence Island; and Grand Bahama International Airport (FPO), just 5km (3mi) from Freeport on Grand Bahama Island.

By air, Nassau’s Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS) is just a 55-minute flight from Miami.

In addition, the islands of Abacos, Eleuthera and the Exumas have direct flight connections from both Miami and Nassau.

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Getting around

Land – Hire cars and taxis are available in Nassau, Freeport and the Outer Islands. Private mini-buses are available only on Nassau and Freeport. Golf carts can be rented on the smaller islands and cays. Bicycles are also easily rented from most resorts and are a fun way to see the smaller islands.

Between islands – Interisland air travel is centered on Nassau. Bahamasair offers frequent flights to all the islands and is the most convenient and quickest way to travel within the Bahamas.

By ferry, Bahamas Ferries operate high speed ferries linking Nassau to Andros, Abacos, Eleuthra and the Exumas. Water taxis connect Nassau and Paradise Island. Offshore islands are also serviced by private air and water taxis.

More information about how to get around the Bahamas

Latest update: Honeymoon in the Bahamas: 24 October, 2023