The Out Islands
Don’t forget, there are many Out Islands on which to host a destination wedding: The Abacos, Bimini, Cat Island, Long Island and San Salvador, just to name a few! These islands offer a unique and more unplugged event setting where you and your guests can enjoy the laid-back lifestyle of the tropics with the utmost privacy. For couples seeking that off-the-beaten path island wedding experience, these exotic destinations, complete with beautiful beaches and unique ceremony sites are perfect for you.
Chic Bahamas Weddings offers expertise on every Bahamian wedding and honeymoon locale. We welcome the opportunity to plan your one-of-a-kind nuptial adventure!
Quaint, private, intimate, chic…all of these aptly describe the Abaco Islands, known throughout the world as a premier sailing and boating destination. The Abacos are made up of a 120-mile long chain of islands, with the “mainland” of Great Abaco Island and Little Abaco separated from the barrier islands by the shallow and calm Sea of Abaco.
The Abacos are the perfect getaway for honeymoon couples and destination wedding groups seeking a truly relaxing experience, as well as those who want a low-key Abaco Bahamas wedding adventure. Diving, snorkeling, fishing and more are available to explorers, while tiny artist colonies, charming hotels and the picturesque candy-striped lighthouse (a favorite of photographers) in Hope Town wait to welcome you.
Eleuthera and Harbor Island
Eleuthera is the setting for lush pineapple plantations, picturesque grottoes, hidden caves, beautiful hotels and spectacular surf beaches on the Atlantic side. Spanning 110 miles in length, it’s the very picture of the classic Bahamian way of life. Just a 10-minute boat ride away is the laidback enclave of Harbour Island, a magnet for actors, rock stars and royalty. Celebrities including Elle Macpherson and India Hicks both own homes here! Nestled among the pretty clapboard houses of Dunmore Town (known as the Nantucket of the Caribbean) are sophisticated island boutiques, gourmet restaurants, boutique accommodations and nightlife at popular spots like Vic Hums and Daddy Ds. The picturesque view and magnificent backdrop of the place makes it an ideal setting for Eleuthera Bahamas wedding.
Explore the 365 individual islands, stretched like bejeweled steppingstones across 120 miles of ocean that have been the location for two James Bond films! The Island is also famous for the extravagant and opulent Exuma weddings. The main settlement of George Town, located on Great Exuma, features a picturesque 19th century Anglican Church and is a popular location for island weddings. The Exumas may seem remote, but they’re home to some of the most exclusive private island resorts worldwide as well as a colony of pigs you can swim with in the wild!
Grand Bahama Island
One of the closest islands to the Florida coastline, Grand Bahama Island seamlessly balances stylish Bahamian simplicity with eclectic international influences. Honeymooners can spoil themselves at extravagant hotels and casinos while discovering sleepy villages and remote natural treasures. The capital city of Freeport features tree-lined boulevards and an International Bazaar overflowing with duty-free bargain shopping. Lucaya, the other hub of Grand Bahama Island, is a nature lover’s paradise with adventure safaris around the Lucayan National Park, boasting the largest underwater cave system in the world. Be sure not to miss Lucaya’s fantastic straw market and lively evening activities too!
Looking for a little romance? Take a kayak for two through the mangroves and sand dunes of Gold Rock Creek or explore the pristine Taino Beach (visit on Wednesday for a much-loved fish fry evening)!
Nassau and Paradise Island
Known as the crown jewel of the Bahamas, these main islands offer the perfect blend of sophisticated glamour and relaxed beach chic, ideal for destination wedding getaways. The country’s capital city of Nassau is positioned on the island of New Providence, while nearby Cable Beach (known as the “Bahamian Riviera”) represents one of the most popular destinations anywhere in the region. Choose between intimate boutique hotels or sprawling luxury resorts (like the new Baha Mar properties) for your Nassau Bahamas Beach Wedding, indulge in exciting casinos and upscale nightlife or enjoy a romantic tour of old Nassau in a private horse-drawn carriage.
With a bridge connecting Nassau to Paradise Island, it makes the saying “cross the bridge and enter paradise” perfectly appropriate. The awe-inspiring Atlantis Resort, which dominates the skyline, is sure to take your breath away.
Craving some outdoor exploration? Paradise Island features one of the world’s largest outdoor aquariums, home to over 50,000 marine creatures. Paradise Island is also the pickup point for the dolphin and sea lion encounters at Blue Lagoon, as well as exhilarating powerboat adventures in the Exuma Cays.
Of course, don’t forget to leave some time for a more romantic rendezvous – love is always in the air at the 14th century Augustinian Cloister in the Versailles-styled gardens on Paradise Island!