Best Honeymoon Beach Resorts in the Bahamas

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Enter the Bahamas, a prime destination for honeymooners. With all the planning that goes into a wedding, it can be hard thinking about what comes after vows, and as memorable as a wedding can be, the honeymoon is when the real fun starts. Here are the top hotels and resorts for honeymoons in the Bahamas.

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The Cove, Eleuthera

Eleuthera, Bahamas

The Cove Eleuthera’s 57 cottages, suites and villas are nestled on a quiet and serene inlet where you can experience total relaxation. Upon arrival you’ll gasp at the contrast of colors and stunning landscape—40 acres of perfectly manicured, vibrant green hills roll out to meet white sand followed by endless turquoise water. The swaying palms and white buildings seamlessly blend into this isolated slice of Eleuthera, perfect for a romantic holiday. Clean lines and minimalist decor in the rooms amplify the effortless beauty of The Cove’s surroundings, along with luxurious bedding and in-room entertainment for a break from the sun.

While The Cove is outside of town, you’ll have everything you need right on the grounds. The Freedom Restaurant and Sushi Bar serves up an ever changing menu of gourmet meals and the open-air sunset bar will melt your heart with fiery views of Eleuthera’s horizon at dusk. Relaxation days here are spent lazing in the infinity pool and on the two private beaches or at the on-site spa. Active days are easily spent using the resort’s complimentary gear including paddleboards, kayaks, snorkel gear and bicycles.

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The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort

Paradise Island, Bahamas

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Quiet elegance makes The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort a staple for high-caliber guests including celebrities, statesmen and business leaders. Upon entrance to the property, you’ll find sweeping manicured lawns, a low-key and understated grand manor sitting on a beautiful white sand beach, 107 guest rooms, all with contemporary Bahamian style, the picturesque garden of Versailles, The Ocean Club Golf Course–ranked among the top courses in the Caribbean by Golf Digest Magazine, an exclusive Balinese-style spa, wellness amenities and umpteen activities for young guests, ages four to 12.

This resort is a token to the Four Seasons brand, and guests receive the above-and-beyond service synonymous with excellence. Dining is a specialty here also, with Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten leading the kitchen at DUNE and specialty mixologists raising spirits at the Martini Bar and Lounge.

Choose from luxury beachfront rooms and suites, or a multi-bedroom villa residences equipped with a private infinity pool and a 24-hour service team. Either way, you are bound to indulge in the serene setting that once doubled as a backdrop for the James Bond film, “Casino Royale.”

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Sandals Royal Bahamian

Nassau, Bahamas

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Expect to be treated like royalty at Sandals Royal Bahamian, where the name speaks for itself. From a Rolls Royce waiting at the airport to chauffeur you to the resort to decadent and luxurious treatments at the Red Lane Spa, this all-inclusive resort has it all. Signature amenities include unlimited scuba diving and water sports, unlimited premium spirits at eight bars and a penthouse fitness center—all on the premises of what used to be the Balmoral Club in the 1940s. Immediately, you’ll be in awe of the Roman columns, fountains and 408 elegant rooms designed especially with couples in mind. The ultimate plus is access to a private offshore island, both by day and night, with a beach club featuring a pool, swim-up bar, whirlpool and a casual beach-side restaurant.

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Sandals Emerald Bay

Exumas, Bahamas

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Once you arrive at Georgetown International Aiport, Sandals takes it from there. The included shuttle whisks you to the beachfront resort in 10 minutes where glasses of bubbly await. Whether you choose standard or butler level rooms, vacation for a wedding, honeymoon or romance, there are luxurious accommodations for you. Choose from a beachfront villa or elegantly-decorated rooms with ocean, pool and garden views. Balconies, patios and soaking tubs are just the beginning of the amenities on offer.

Eleven decadent restaurants—all with dress codes—have options for dining on the beach or indoors. The resort’s three fresh-water swimming pools are a hot spot to meet other travelers—one of the three is the largest zero-entry pool in the Caribbean. When you’re not lounging pool or beachside with a cocktail in hand, choose from unlimited beach and water sports, scuba diving and golf on the 18-hole Greg Norman-designed course. Or, stroll to state of the art Red Lane® Spa for a Jasmine Candle Massage, pedicure or aromatherapy treatment.

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Hotel Riu Palace Paradise Island

Paradise Island, Bahamas

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Opulence meets tranquility at Hotel Riu Palace Paradise Island. Its prime location on beautiful Cabbage Beach, eclectic dining options, dreamy oceanfront pool with a swim-up bar and adults-only policy make this beachfront resort ideal for couples looking for a romantic all-inclusive option. Enjoy 24-hour room service in the classically-designed rooms with features like balconies, flat-screen TVs, ocean views and minibars. Buffets and a la carte options for dining have Japanese, Indian, Fusion and much more to choose from.

Relax with massages and facials at Renova Spa or ask the concierge for transportation to a nearby golf course before ending the day in style with a private, al-fresco dinner. Rest assured your peace and quiet won’t be disturbed here—Hotel Riu Palace goes one step further than adults-only and keeps the premises spring-breaker free.

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