Scouting locations for a romantic getaway? You can’t go wrong with the Bahamas. Whether you’re looking for the perfect spot for a babymoon, or you’re ready to propose, the Bahamas boasts some of the most beautiful places to relax with your significant other.
Where’s the best place to go, you ask?
If you’re in the Bahamas, it doesn’t get better than the beach. The island nation’s white- and pink-sand beaches are legendary for their good looks, casual island vibes, and exciting sights and sounds. That makes the beaches of the Bahamas the perfect spot to spend time with your partner.
From watching the sunset together, or a snorkeling date, there’s plenty to do and experience together. Bottom line, if you’re in search of a romantic getaway in the Bahamas, you can’t go wrong with spots at these five beaches.
Tahiti Beach, Abacos
The Abacos are the exclusive chain of islands that are popular for Bahamas yacht charters. And these remote isles are home to some of the nation’s most beautiful and secluded beaches.
Yet, Tahiti Beach on Elbow Cay is a must-visit. The beach – named for its Bora Bora-like looks – is the perfect spot for afternoon cuddles with your beau. Tahiti Beach feels like the end of the world. It’s secluded, absolutely beautiful, and at low tide, a massive sandbar is exposed, transforming the beach into the perfect place for a sunset stroll. Bottom line: At this beach, you can experience the romance of the South Pacific, without the long flight.
Highlights: The lagoon is perfect for paddleboarding or kayaking, or you might choose to lounge in a hammock and while away an afternoon. The Thirsty Cuda Bar & Grill is a floating bar you won’t want to miss either.
Pink Sands Beach, Harbour Island
Harbour Island is a short, two-hour ferry ride from the crowded beaches of Nassau. And the experience on this stretch of pink sand couldn’t be more different. This is one of the Bahamas most famous pink-sand beaches. And here’s why it’s perfect for romance: This massive, 3-mile beach provides the perfect spot for long strolls without the crowds.
Thanks to its distinctive pastel hue, the pink sand doesn’t get hot, and you can head out at any time. The sheer size – it’s 250+ feet wide at high tide – means you and your significant other will have plenty of space to relax and listen to the waves crash.
Highlights: The beach abuts a community that offers plenty to do. Spend the day on the beach and then wine and dine at any one of the oceanside cafes. Or spoil your partner at one of the town’s exclusive boutiques.
Pig Beach, Big Major Cay
Pig Beach is a one-of-a-kind destination that’s named for its friendly resident pigs that paddle through the surf. It’s an absolute Bahamas original. Here, lovers can enjoy an afternoon swimming with the pigs, a fun, unforgettable experience.
Yet, aside from the cuddly pigs, the beach and cay are an incredible stopover. Big Major Cay is in the heart of the Exumas, near Staniel Cay. And the uninhabited island offers hiking trails to explore and miles of secluded beaches to discover.
Highlights: You can’t miss up-close-and-personal encounters with the pigs. And an afternoon exploration of the island will reveal numerous romantic spots for a quick picnic.
Gold Rock Beach, Grand Bahama
Grand Bahama is one of the nation’s most popular destinations (behind only Nassau). And if you go, you can’t miss spectacular Gold Rock Beach. Located in the heart of Lucayan National Park, the beach is one of the most picturesque in all of the Bahamas.
At low tide, it’s nearly 300 yards wide and appears to seemingly stretch to the horizon. And the shallows are perfect for wading and taking a warm dip with your partner. Since the beach is a short hike through the mangroves, there’s hardly ever crowds too. That makes it the perfect secluded beach for an afternoon cuddle.
Highlights: Be sure to schedule time to explore the 40-acre park. You’ll find plenty of hiking and limestone caves to explore. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also float Gold Rock Creek.
Guana Cay Beach, Abacos
Guana Cay in the Abacos might be secluded. But thanks to its natural barrier reefs, the island’s seven-mile stretch of coast is the perfect spot for an active afternoon with your lover.
The reefs are known for their vibrant corals, as well as marine wildlife. Sea turtles are known to nest here and are a common sight in the waters. Plus, if you want to beachcomb, there’s plenty of coastline to explore. Bottom line, if you and your partner prefer not to sit still, you’ll find plenty to do on Guana Cay.
Highlights: A couple of beach bars add to the fun. Stop in at Grabbers or Nippers for a refreshing cocktail after an afternoon snorkel. Plus, the reefs are some of the best in the Abacos. If you go, don’t forget the snorkel gear.
Start Planning a Romantic Getaway in the Bahamas
Whether you’re heading down for a honeymoon, or you’re renewing your vows after 40 years, put any of these five beaches on your itinerary. Not only are they perfect for romance, they’re also some of the most picturesque and offer plenty to do and explore.