Most Romantic Beach Resorts in the Bahamas

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What could be more perfect than an intimate getaway under the Caribbean sun? Signature cocktails, fiery sunsets and planning your time together exactly as you want or not planning at all—this could be your next romantic vacation. Head to the Bahamas for upscale beach resorts with serene topaz water and endless possibilities.

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Compass Point Beach Resort

Nassau, Bahamas

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Individual, free-standing huts line Love Beach, making it the ideal base for diving and snorkeling. Perfect for an intimate getaway, it’s unlikely you’ll see more than a few people on the beach at a time, offering an air of peace and privacy away from the hustle and bustle of the city center while still being just 10 minutes from the airport.  No matter which colorful hut you call home during your stay, rest assured it will have a balcony, flat-screen TV, refrigerator, safe, WiFi and AVEDA hair and skincare products. The studio, one bedroom and two bedroom huts are all only steps away from the resort pool and Love Beach—each night the sound of waves will lull you to sleep. The chefs at this resort serve up a variety of dining experiences from a casual meal at the outdoor lounge to a candlelit dinner on the private dock.

If you visit just for the spa, your journey would not be in vain. This inviting space will feel like your own private escape—the warm atmosphere welcomes you and the staff’s attentive service create an otherworldly experience. Whisk your worries away with a couples massage on the pier heightened with essential oils and endless views of turquoise water or a Watermelon Vodkatini manipedi—guarantee you won’t find that elsewhere!

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Coral Sands Hotel

Harbour Island, Bahamas

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Coral Sands Hotel welcomes you with champagne, warm hospitality and a personal escort to your recently-renovated room. Only 38 rooms with options of suites, bungalows and cottages and a variety of styles from comfy to glam, give this property an air of exclusivity you won’t find at large-scale operations. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner between Latitude 25 and Beach Bar—both with stunning ocean backdrops and world-famous chefs curating delectable meals. Between the hotel’s fresh-water infinity pool and personal slice of Pink Sand Beach, it’s unlikely you’ll spend much time indoors. The contrast of peach-colored sand with topaz water sparkling beyond is enough to make anyone double take—no wonder it’s rated as one of the most beautiful pink-sand beaches on Earth.

The beach is all you need but this luxury resort goes one step further offering activities galore. The fully-lit tennis court, fitness center and yoga studio with a view offer options for active-minded guests 24/7. Enjoy the sand and sea with complimentary kayaks, paddleboards, snorkeling gear and beach volleyball. Let Coral Sands concierge book an in-room massage for sore muscles after a long day of fun.

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SLS Baha Mar

Nassau, Bahamas

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Baha Mar leaves nothing to be desired with its Signature Jack Nicklaus 18-Hole Golf Course, 100,000-square-foot casino, ESPA spa, pristine slice of Cable Beach, convention center, multiple pools and lavish spread of gourmet restaurants and designer shops. With something for every type of traveler between its three hotels—whether its a business convention, family vacation or romantic getaway—Baha Mar is the ultimate Bahamas resort complex.

While SLS Baha Mar is family-friendly, adults seeking ultimate luxury are its main clientele. The modern, yet tropically designed, hotel has 299 rooms delicately styled with sleek lines, retro Bahamian wall wraps and only the finest amenities. Signature SLS beds, rainfall showers and open-air bathrooms alongside stunning ocean views create the perfect setting for a romantic holiday or party-packed vacation with friends. In addition to the property’s three impressive restaurants Fi’lia, Katsuya and Cleo Mediterraneo, you have access to more than 40 bars and restaurants on the Baha Mar property.

Book a room at SLS Baha Mar for the anything-is-possible vibe and five-star service. Whether you want to embrace the see-and-be-seen culture SLS masters, or simply enjoy all Baha Mar offers while under the SLS banner, this vacation is sure to stand out in the memory books.

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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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Rosewood Baha Mar

Nassau, Bahamas

The most recent property to join the Baha Mar compound, this five-star resort houses 237 guest rooms, suites and private beachfront villas. Guests fall in love with the charming and authentic British Colonial influences throughout the property, and with each detail exceeding standards, you’ll find deep soaking bathtubs, rainfall shower heads, complimentary WiFi throughout and private balconies overlooking the grounds and ocean. Exceptional in every facet, the Rosewood Baha Mar’s true crowning glory is the service.

There’s no shortage of luxe activities to fill your days here, from Sense, A Rosewood Spa® to two swimming pools, a Jack Nicklaus golf course and world-renowned Cable Beach. Once you’ve maxed out your R&R quota for the day, feast on local and international cuisine at one of the resort’s two restaurants. Stop by Manor Bar for an early aperitif before heading to The Commonwealth, for farm-to-table gourmet meals from six distinct regions of the world. Afternoon tea more your speed? The elegant Library Lounge is a cozy and quiet hangout serving up specialty tea and coffees, custom cocktails and desserts.

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The Cove at Atlantis, Autograph Collection

Nassau, Bahamas

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The Cove at Atlantis is the height of splendor on Paradise Island. Experience luxury design specifically tailored to complement the surrounding turquoise sea and white sand beaches. At this luxe property, you’ll be whisked into an upscale haven with modern Bahamian culture at every turn, from The Cove Pool, designed in partnership with renowned designer Lulu DK, breathtaking beach cabanas, a range of suites, and a private beach set between Cove and Paradise Beaches. The vibe here is sophisticated, fun and low key. Enjoy everything from meals crafted by Master Chef Jose Andres, sculptural art installations, and even a premier concierge-style air taxi for arrivals and departures from South Florida.

Whether the highlight of your trip is dining on the beach at a recreation of the famous Harbour Island restaurant Sip Sip, lounging in a beachfront cabana or gazing at the Sacred Space sculptural installation on the Cove Peninsula, you’ll be glad you came.

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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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Marley Resort & Spa

Nassau, Bahamas

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For beach lovers and reggae fans alike, the Marley Resort & Spa’s 16 themed rooms all unearth the music legend’s history. Inside the gates of this tropical property, you’ll be awed by the low-key atmosphere paired with traditional island architecture like a thatched roof and wrap-around terrace. Once an island home for the Marley family, this intimate resort is right on Cable Beach and caters to guests with two pools, an oceanfront restaurant that serves up authentic local dishes, a spa and open-air bar with entertainment.

Simmer Down Restaurant serves up delicious Carribean cuisine with ocean views and Stir It Up bar leaves nothing to be desired with drinks like Satisfy My Soul and Positive Vibrations. Natural Mystic Spa leaves you feeling refreshed and taken care of with a One Love Massage, Natural Mystic Facial and more.

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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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