While plotting your Bahamas getaway, it should be important that the actual “getting away” part comes to pass. Don’t get us wrong, there’s plenty to love about the vibrant and busy beaches that populate the Bahamas’ northern, more tourist-friendly islands like New Providence and Grand Bahama. Those areas, where airplanes primarily land and cruise ships come to port, are loaded with all-inclusive resort experiences guaranteed to make the most well-pampered traveler happy, but what if you’re looking for a more private, romantic excursion? One where you and your travel companion can have a gorgeous, blue-water white-sand beach all to yourself. After all, the Bahamas contain over 700 islands. The Out Islands, or all the islands that are not New Providence and Grand Bahama, contain some of the most secluded, beautiful beaches on the Bahamas.
Here are some of the best Out Islands destinations to find your private strip of paradise:
While Bimini has grown in popularity in recent years, there are still a number of secluded beaches to go to on this small but glamorous island. Here you can have the best of both worlds. Stay in one of the island’s luxurious resorts, then charter out to one of the remote cays to the south where you’ll find relatively secluded spots along the North Cat Cay, South Cat Cay and Gun Cay beaches.
Eleuthera and Harbour Island
Eleuthera and Harbour Island sit side by side, and both are known for their lush natural beauty. While both boast luxurious pink sand beaches, Eleuthera offers the better chance of getting some beach to yourself. Good secluded spots include Lighthouse Beach, Twin Cove Beach, and Whiteland Beach.
One of your best bets if you’re looking for optimal snorkeling and diving spots, San Salvador’s reefs offer much to see and explore, including shipwrecks and a diverse array underwater life. It’s not hard to find a secluded beach here–Sugar Loaf beach is ideal for privately catching that romantic waterfront sunset.
The Abacos Islands are on the more touristy side when it comes to the Out Islands, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find a private beach experience. Take a boat, bike, or your own two feet to the lengthy strip of Tahiti Beach–that’s the only way you’ll get there–and enjoy a quiet afternoon beneath the shade of a coconut tree. This is a great beach for swimming as well.
As you can see, there are many options if you prefer a more serene, out-of-the-way excursion. So, take this opportunity to explore and experience the beauty of this region. The gorgeous beaches of the Out Islands await your arrival!