The Bahamas is made up of over 700 islands that offer jaw-dropping resorts for your first holiday as newlyweds
1. The Cove Atlantis
This upbeat, stylish hotel in the Atlantis Paradise Island enclave offers exclusive access to adults-only pool and beach club Cain at The Cove. Couples can rent their own private cabana, and there is a poolside and beach concierge service. A live DJ leads the entertainment, bringing a Miami South Beach vibe to this tropical paradise. There’s even an outside gaming pavilion if you’re feeling lucky!
2. Sandals Emerald Bay Golf, Tennis & Spa Resort, Great Exuma
Sandals Emerald Bay Golf, Tennis & Spa Resort is a flagship spa and golf couples-only resort. Set on a stretch of the finest white sand beach and blessed with some of the most beautiful clear blue waters in The Bahamas, there are astounding views to gaze upon. The Greg Norman championship golf course is a real gem for couples who love to practise their game while enjoying a spectacular Caribbean backdrop. The half-acre pool has a dramatic fire pit in the centre and a butlers service is available from the private cabanas dotted around the garden, poolside and beach. For couples looking for a special honeymoon adventure, the Sandals Emerald Bay is just a 30-minute boat ride from the Swimming Pigs of The Bahamas, with a tour bookable through Sandals’ Island Routes or through Exuma Water Tours.
3. Warwick Paradise Island
The newly opened Warwick Paradise Island is a relaxed and intimate resort on the scenic Paradise Island. Warwick Hotels and Resorts invested over £30million to create the adults-only, all-inclusive hotel set along Nassau Harbour with views of Nassau and Paradise Island. The contemporary rooms designed by Dutch firm UXUS are set over 12 floors and the hotel’s suites have two balconies with breathtaking views. The private harbour-front beach is bordered by a crystal clear snorkelling lagoon and a signature feature of the resort is the large harbour terrace which features a large freshwater 330,000 gallon pool, a waterside wedding belvedere and an outdoor steak and seafood restaurant.
4. Comfort Suites Paradise Island
For honeymooners who want to have a comfortable base with excellent cuisine, while not paying for mega-resort facilities, the Comfort Suites Paradise Island is a great option. Small but perfectly formed, the Comfort Suites is located adjacent to the Atlantis and all hotel guests have access to the extensive Atlantis Paradise Island property and Aquaventure Waterpark. Back in the calm of Comfort Suites the chef, who hails from the first five-star restaurant in The Bahamas, prepares first-class dining for guests.
5. Tiamo Resort
No visit to The Bahamas is complete without visiting at least two of the 16 main islands and Tiamo on South Andros is a perfect example of the great romantic escapes scattered throughout the Out Islands. The resort features just 11 villas set back from the beach, some with their own pools, and despite its intimate proportions there is still a spa and range of watersports and activities. Tiamo is conveniently located to explore the world’s third largest barrier reef, whether snorkelling, diving or paddling a transparent kayak. As a meals-inclusive property, Tiamo prides itself on the excellent cuisine with ever changing menus and new culinary delights to savour.