“It’s better in the Bahamas,” is the longtime tagline of this Caribbean island nation. And it’s true. No matter what style of tropical getaway you prefer—super sophisticated; activities à go-go; all day and night dance parties — there’s a specific island in this archipelago of more than 700 for you. Whatever pristine expanse — or spits of sand — you choose you’ll enjoy sublime and often footprint-free beaches and some of the clearest water on the planet — and a singular honeymoon experience.
Chic Beach: Harbour Island
Harbour Island, with its pastel-colored houses and high-end boutiques, attracts a posh crowd. After strolling the pristine pink sand beaches and hiring a boat to take you to the island’s best snorkel- ing spots, explore pretty little Dunmore Town. You’ll nd quaint churches, family- owned conch shacks and bakeries and stylish clothing boutiques like the Sugar Mill, owned by British designer and long- time Harbour Island resident India Hicks.
Where to Eat: Dress in your best beach-chic kaftan when lunching at Sip Sip, a casual oceanside hotspot with great people watching. The most romantic dining room on the island is located within The Landing, a ritzy boutique hotel. Favorite dishes include grilled lob- ster, beef tenderloin and chili salt squid.
Photo courtesy of Pink Sands Resort
Where to Stay: Pink Sands has 25 pastel-colored cottages and lush grounds that feature hibiscus and bou- gainvillea and swaying coconut palms. After a day lolling on beach (the sand really does have a pink hue!), sip a fruity and spirited Goombay Smash cocktail on the deck of the Blue Bar before dining at Malcolm 51, which showcases fresh- caught seafood (room rates start at $579 a night).