What place can be more exciting and romantic for couple getaways than the Bahama Islands? For decades, these beautiful islands sheltered lovers of all ages.
The Bahamas lie outside the boundaries of the Caribbean. But, except for a few days when the islands are cooled by winter's chill, you'll have a hard time telling the difference. These seven hundred islands, sprinkled like seashells across shallow water, share the same sun, sand, and festive atmosphere as their southern neighbors. Although there are many islands, only twenty of these landforms are populated.
Your couple getaways to the Bahama Islands can be as quiet or as active as the two of you choose. For privacy and a real island atmosphere, select one of the Family Islands like Eleuthera, tiny Harbour Island (where motorized transportation means a golf cart), or San Salvador (site of Columbus' first landfall in the New World). For a more active vacation, Grand Bahama offers golf, casino gambling, and even the chance to swim with dolphins.
But for most lovers, Bahama vacations include couples getaways trip to Nassau, the capital city located on the island of New Providence. Nassau tempts travelers with glitzy shows, top duty-free shopping, and water that's as beautiful as any found in the Caribbean. Just a half-hour flight from Miami, this island may be just a stone's (or a conch shell's) throw from the US mainland, but Nassau gives visitors a wonderful taste of Caribbean life. The atmosphere is a delightful combination of British and Caribbean. For couple getaways this chapter contains romantic places to stay, the best restaurant discoveries, and the fun activities and special moments that the two will remember forever.
Though you often hear the Bimini Islands called simply "Bimini," they are really a group of several islands and cays stretching for almost thirty miles, with northernmost North Bimini and South Bimini being the destinations for most visitors. It's common to use the term "Biminis" or "Bimini" when referring to the area. A seemingly perfect blend of the development of more major islands and the seclusion of other less-developed Out Islands, the Biminis are and will always be an ideal place for Bahamian couple getaways. Just fifty miles and a short and scenic flight from Miami, Bimini is another world away from bustling South Florida life.
Historically, the Biminis have been a world-famous destination for anglers. More recently, excellent diving has become a big lure. But those who don't fish or dive are now coming as well, thanks to the friendliness of the people, the charm of Alice Town and the rest of the Biminis, and decades-long tourism experience that helps every visitor enjoy the islands. The detailed itinerary in this chapter is a driving tour that features extensive recommendations for sightseeing attractions, recreational activities, lodging, restaurants, shopping, and more.
If you are romantic in heart and wish to impress your other half, a trip to these beautiful islands is the perfect choice to delight her.