Honeymoons are an important time. These luxury vacations, whether to Mexico or the Caribbean, can set the tone for the marriage. That's why it's crucial to pick the right adult only resort – one that can offer the utmost privacy, pampering & intimate activities as well as plenty of space for relaxation. Secluded along a mile-long beach, Sandals Emerald Bay Great Exuma is an isolated paradise catering to newly-weds in the Bahamas' Out Islands. In fact, at this all inclusive resort, you & your new spouse might feel as though you are the only ones there. Bond over a round of championship golf on a course that was voted one of the Caribbean's best by Travel & Leisure Golf. Take up scuba diving or another new hobby with the guidance of experts. Simply relax with a tropical cocktail by the pool's swim-up bar or relieve some tension at the Red Lane Spa. However you choose to spend your time at Sandals Emerald Bay is up to you & your partner – but here's a glimpse at what a stay at this hidden paradise could look like:
A relaxing arrival Upon arrival, it's likely that you & your loved one will want to unwind from all the wedding madness. Hide out in one of the tiki huts on the beach for a little shade & come lunch time, sample crab cakes or surf & turf without taking your feet off the white sand. Barefoot by the Sea serves up local dishes under a Caribbean thatched roof just a short walk from the ocean. Then, with your belly full of fresh, local cuisine, take a nap in one of the Balinese straw-roofed gazebos for two, which are scattered around the beach & exotic gardens.
Adventures for two Once you're rested, take lessons from the pros in the Caribbean's most comprehensive resort scuba diving program. Beginners are supplied with all the instruction & equipment they need to explore the underwater world up to 40 feet beneath the surface. More advanced divers can gain a whole new perspective on the diverse aquatic life that emerges after sunset with a night dive.
Rekindling the romance After your ocean adventures, indulge in some co-pampering at the Red Lane Spa. With 16 treatment rooms, a steam room, relaxation areas & private beachside gazebos, Red Lane is the ultimate sanctuary for you to soothe sore muscles with the Scents of Love Couples Massage, or enjoy a Dermalogica scrub with products from one of the most scientifically advanced skin care lines.
A romantic dinner at La Parisienne will transport you to France with white-glove service that's comparable to any of the restaurants on Paris' Left Bank. The outdoor "terrasse" is perfect for breezy summer nights, where you'll savor new-wave French cuisine amid lush tropical greenery.
Sweet escape For the ultimate honeymoon, you can have a getaway from your getaway on the Private Castaway tour. In the morning, your butler will pack a special picnic basket of delectable snacks for you to take on your boat journey to a secluded sandbar. Armed with beach umbrellas, comfy chairs, wine & a cooler full of drinks, you have until sunset to relish in the privacy of the uninhabited island. Once the sun begins to set, your captain will return to bring you back to your luxury resort, where the nightlife is just starting to come alive.
No evening is the same at Emerald Bay, so you could indulge in a chocolate buffet one night & a cabaret show the next. The piano bar is an ideal spot for happy hour or post-dinner cocktails, but if you want to get in on the fun, karaoke & talent shows are the perfect opportunity.
A honeymoon marks the beginning of a whole new phase of life together. At Sandals Emerald Bay Great Exuma, it's almost as if no one else exists.