If you’re planning your honeymoon, you’ve come to the right place. The Bahamas are one of the most popular choices for romantic Caribbean getaways, with very good reason. Beach-hungry honeymooners: get ready to relax. Prepare yourself for perfect year-round tropical temperatures, pristine water, scuba diving adventures, and incredibly delicious fish fries. From December to March, the weather moves between a high in the low 80s to a low in the mid 60s.
Great Exuma—the largest of the 365 cays making up the islands of Exuma—is a sunbather’s haven, while the fascinating capital, George Town, offers charming shops, clubs, and lots of island culture, not to mention a wide array of quality Bahamian handicrafts. If it’s culture you’re after, visit the remains of cotton growing and salt farming plantations at Williams Town, or one of the largest natural harbors in the world, Elizabeth Harbor, once a favorite haunt for pirates.
Peace, Quiet, and Love in the Air
Famous for its consistently perfect weather, stunning scenery, and the everlasting love in the air, Great Exuma Island has a population of less than 4,000 people, which means you’re in for some serious peace and serenity—altogether rare these days, wouldn’t you agree? Compared to other Caribbean islands, Great Exuma isn’t bombarded with tourism and cruise ships. It’s still relatively remote, so if you want to picnic in a private cay, go for it! The harbor is also home to the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, the first ever land and sea park on earth to be designated a national park. What better way to unwind with your new significant other than to relax among the beautiful seabirds and other species protected by the park?
Love is an Adventure
Adventure seekers: never fear, because Great Exuma Island will not let you down. With a wide variety of sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, and fishing options available, you will not get bored. Not that honeymooning is ever boring. Professional guides are ready for hire, and many of them love catering to newlyweds, upping the couple-friendly element for you. Are you a couple of risk-takers? Discover the island all on your own by renting a boat or kayak; sailing conditions are always prime too.
This is also where you’ll find some of the greatest bonefishing in the world, plus golfing on the lush Emerald Bay Golf Course, which offers a fun and challenging championship course right alongside those stunning ocean vistas. Think of Great Exuma as your adventure playground. And if you’re in the mood for some celebratory partying, there is no shortage of good times rolling. Just follow the sound of the island rhythms; live entertainment is commonplace at local hotspots like Eddie’s Edgewater.
Eat, Drink, and be Married
On that note, Eddie’s Edgewater is also known for their high quality traditional Bahamian fare. It’s just one of many places for you and your new spouse to sample Great Exuma’s delicious food, though. The island’s chefs are more than prepared to delight you with brilliant cooking, whether you’re at a restaurant or dining on the beach. Try the breakfast at Sam’s Place, which offers both Bahamian and American specialties, or the Chat N Chill for local faves like the conch salad. This is definitely the place to be on Sundays for their weekly pig roast!
Fowl Cay: A Private Island for Two
Sitting at the center of the beautiful Exuma chain of little, scattered islands, deserted beaches, and sandbars is Fowl Cay—a private island you can actually rent! If that doesn’t spell romance, what does? Prepare to be floored by the exclusive feel of this private paradise. Specially designed for honeymooners or romantic retreats for two, our Lindon Villa is a spacious and idyllic once-in-a-lifetime experience, spectacularly located on a low ridge above North Beach. With its open plan, great light, and giant framed windows and glass doors, staying at Lindon is a truly rejuvenating experience. The kitchen greets you with a breakfast bar, and the living/dining area has all the comforts you could dream of. A large back terrace overlooks exquisite white sands, and you’ll see a chain of limestone-coral cliffs just across the bay. Follow the wooden steps to your very own private shoreline, or fall asleep with your love in a comfy hammock. It all starts here.
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