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Wedding in the Bahamas

The Islands of the Bahamas is a 100,000-square-mile tropical paradise that claims more than 700 islands and 2500 cays and lies a mere 50 miles off the Florida coast. Once called the “Isles of Perpetual June” by George Washington, the Bahamas is blessed with a tropical climate that makes it a year-round eloping and wedding destination.

If you’re considering to elope or having a wedding in the Bahamas do consider the seasons; the best time to visit the Bahamas is in the summer, which falls between June and August. While winter can be surprisingly cold, daily high temperatures in the Bahamas rarely drop below 16°C from December to February, and the sun shines an average of 320 days out of the year.

The Bahamas - The New Beach Wedding Alternative

Author: Ben Jamieson

The Bahamas, spanning over 700 islands, each with its own unique flavour, and located only 30 minutes from Florida, offers a diversity and convenience that other beach wedding destinations cannot match.

All the glitz and glamour you want is found at the fabulous Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island. Housing 100,000 sq feet of gambling space - the largest casino in the Caribbean; marine parks with more than 50,000 exotic sea creatures; an archaeological dig; miles of sandy beach and Mayan water slides, Atlantis offers an exhilarating honeymoon full of fun packed things to do. The resort was also the recent wedding location choice of Rob and Amber from the popular realty TV show "Amazing Race".

If a more tranquil and private experience is your style, then head off to one, or more, of The Bahamas 'family' islands where you'll find a slower pace of life, friendly locals, pristine waters and delicious local delicacies.

Wedding in the Bahamas - Harbour Island

Harbour Island is one such place and home to celebrities seeking a slower lifestyle, like Elle McPherson and India Hicks. The island is world famous for its pink sand beaches and elegant boutique hotels offering privacy and exclusivity mixed with a small town friendliness.

Wedding in the Bahamas - Hopetown

Hopetown in Abaco is a quaint colonial settlement mixing old world charm with modern luxuries. Reachable only by boat, and with golf carts being the main source of transportation in the settlement, you are sure to unwind and leave behind the hectic schedules of every day life here.

Wedding in the Bahamas - Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown

The Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown, Exuma has opened up this rustic island to the international traveler looking for something different. The idyllic beach side hideaway this resorts offers couples a personal experience and promises "quiet calm, crystal clear waters, an open air spa, Oceanside Greg Norman golf course and fairy tale setting".

With so many options, you're sure to find the perfect venue for your wedding, be it a romantic wedding for two on a deserted sunset lit beach, or a full scale event in one of the many luxury hotels and resorts. Your guests will thank you, too, as they decide between the diving, powerboat trips, duty free shopping, or working on a tan as the crystal blue waters lap their toes to occupy their time on the islands.

So before you follow the masses to Hawaii, or opt for the convenience of Florida, take a look a little further off shore. A quick visit to the Bahamas section of may just provide all the answers to your beach wedding plans. With a full directory of tantalizing hotels offering wedding packages, experienced wedding planners, photographers, videographers, florists, caterers, musicians etc, it's a great place to start your research.

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This article is reproduced courtesy of the Beach Wedding Guide. provides the only complete guide to planning your beach wedding or destination wedding in over 30 Caribbean locations.

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