The romance of The Bahamas has long been appreciated, not so well known is the scope of high-octane adventures available for couples looking to spice up their honeymoons.
Groups of very exclusive Bahamian residents can add surprising excitement to a honeymoon, for example, a powerboat trip to The Exumas presents a range of natural treats. Pull in at small Allan’s Cay and have the scaly dragon-like iguanas scurry along the sand to greet you.
Next stop is Big Major’s Cay for the Instagram-able swimming pigs of The Exumas, where paddling in the water delights visitors and pigs alike – the visitors for the memory-making selfies and the pigs’ obvious enthusiasm for the visitors’ gifts of carrots.
Further along at Compass Cay slip into the shallow water with nurse sharks … any apprehension quickly dispelled as this species calmly swims around your legs or even doze off while you tickle their chests.
Back on land, there are more adventures on offer. From Nassau Paradise Island take a short ferry ride to a close encounter with dolphins and sea lions. Buckle up for a jeep safari or zip-wire on Grand Bahama Island.
Guaranteed to send the heart rate soaring is one of the various underwater shark adventures. The shark dives of The Bahamas are real ‘bucket-list’ material; famous for being the best place on to get close to more varieties of shark than anywhere else in the world. The tiger sharks on Tiger Beach are just one of up to five species you will find on the same dive off Grand Bahama. Great hammerheads and bull sharks are spectacular experiences off Bimini and Caribbean reef sharks abound, various species frequent different waters and all jostle for the divers’ attention. No place on earth can match the diving in The Islands Of The Bahamas for sheer breath-taking diversity.
The Shark Shooter program at Stuart Cove’s is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with sharks and learn to film these apex predators like a professional filmmaker. If sharks do not appeal, a wealth of shallow, clear water sites for beginners, as well as wreck and reef dives, an incredible range of blue hole caverns and precipitous sponge encrusted sea walls, all easily accessed.
Take your adventures topside, sail a catamaran in the almost unbelievably blue ocean, either skippered or bareboat. Kitesurfers head for Guanahani Beach on San Salvador or try one of the country’s best-kept secrets and surf the Atlantic Ocean rollers breaking on Surfers Beach on the island of Eleuthera. Go glamping Bahamas-style at The Other Side, Eleuthera.
Days full of every type of exciting escapade followed by world-class entertainment, or simple starlit nights, are sure to thrill every adventure-hungry honeymooner. Just pick the place.
Plan an island getaway with a special Two Fly Free from Nassau offer, booking until end June 2021 for travel up to end October 2021.
Flying direct to Nassau is just one way to reach The Bahamas. Major carriers, such as BA, American, Delta, Virgin Atlantic, United Airlines, Norwegian Airlines and Air Canada offer a myriad of two-centre holiday options.
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