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10 Romantic Getaways


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The Bahamas
Imagine you and your significant other sitting in these chairs in The Bahamas.
Imagine you and your significant other sitting in these chairs in The Bahamas.
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When honeymooning outside of the United States, American couples' favorite destination is the Caribbean, and no country in that region is visited more heavily than The Bahamas. Of course, this means bigger crowds than other islands in the region, so try to avoid the weeks around Christmas and spring break when crowds spike. Sample traditional Bahamian cuisine like conch salad, fried grouper burgers, and stone crab claws at Goldies on Arawak Cay, just west of downtown Nassau. There's no shortage of mega-resorts like Sandals or Atlantis on the tiny island nation, but if you're seeking a more intimate stay, look for smaller accommodations like the Rock House. Once a schoolhouse, this tiny hotel consists of just nine rooms and sits high on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic. Here you'll enjoy massages by the pool, horse rides by the ocean, fishing trips on chartered yachts, and picnics on the beach catered by the hotel's chef.

Of course, what brings people to the Bahamas time and again is the beautiful beach scenery. Snuggle up with your significant other and enjoy a sunset on the beach at Landfall Park, San Salvador Island. Here, on Fernandez Bay, a simple stone cross marking Christopher Columbus' first landfall in the New World provides an excellent foreground for the day's last orange rays.