Best Wedding Resorts in the Bahamas

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Your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your life—why not celebrate it in a tropical paradise? Destination weddings are gaining popularity and Nassau is one of the hot spots for hosting. Plan your ideal ceremony and reception with the help of a dedicated wedding planner and get married on the beach surrounded by loved ones with an ocean backdrop straight from your dreams.

Check out these Nassau beach resorts as you plan your big day.

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Meliá Nassau Beach – All Inclusive

Nassau, Bahamas

Start by choosing your view—pool or ocean—and trading your clothes for a swimsuit. In addition to all-inclusive givens like meals and WiFi, a complimentary tour of Balmoral Island is included with every stay. There’s no shortage of activities to keep your blood pumping—the 24-hour gym and daily exercise classes keep your routine uninterrupted and glass-bottom kayaks, beach volleyball and paddle boards offer a fun way to stay active while enjoying the island’s beauty. Feast on a different flavor each night—seven restaurants serve every cuisine from classic Caribbean to Italian.

Parents rest assured, you won’t have to sacrifice alone time to keep the kids entertained—the on-site Kids’ Club and in-room babysitting services create ample time for enjoying the swim-up pool bar and private dinners on the beach. If you’re planning a honeymoon, wedding or romantic getaway, Meliá delivers unrivaled experiences for couples, as well. Dreamy tailored wedding packages and detailed touches like in-room aromatherapy menus and adult-only pools ensure privacy and serenity. If you’re looking for VIP service, greater privacy and access to exclusive resort areas, be sure to upgrade to ‘The Level’ experience.

There’s nothing “business as usual” about a beachfront conference in the Bahamas, but Meliá Nassau Beach – All Inclusive supplies a state-of-the-art business center with five meeting rooms and 1,200 person capacity. Feast on tropical treats during the coffee break before lazing by one of three pools or on Cable Beach!

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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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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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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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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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Grand Hyatt Baha Mar

Nassau, Bahamas

Baha Mar resort is a luxury playground for guests, adults and children alike, with multi-billion-dollar amenities including the more than 100,000-square-foot Baha Mar Casino, Jack Nicklaus’ Signature Royal Blue Golf Course, The Baha Mar Convention, Art and Entertainment Center, Baha Mar Racquet Club, numerous restaurants, bars and lounges, the luxury ESPA spa, multiple pool and beach areas, and fountain shows.

The Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is made up of two distinct East and West Towers, complete with 1,800 contemporary rooms, including 230 multi-bedroom suites, all with balconies overlooking the resort’s expansive ocean views, golf course or resort pools.

A stay here is marked by impeccable service, entry to all of Baha Mar’s exclusive new amenities, more than 40 bars and restaurants, and six resort pools for guests, including the otherworldly Blue Hole, inspired by the natural saltwater blue holes of the Bahamas. What are you waiting for? There’s a spot for you at a swim-up bar.

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