Bahamas is a gorgeous, destination wedding location with seven hundred islands, so there is no end when it comes to where to stay, and what to see and do. A Bahamas Destination Wedding is an easy choice for many couples and is known for having the clearest waters in the world. From the activity and the energy of Nassau/Paradise Island which is the home of the Bahamian national capital, to a more remote places, like Harbor Island and the Exumas which are more intimate and relaxing.
You can relax on sun-drenched beaches, explore underwater caves, shop for handmade crafts, try some Bahamian rum punch, and swim with dolphins. Each island offers something a little different, so if you have enough time, try to stay in different areas to create different memories. This is also a great honeymoon option as you island hop your way from the ceremony to a romantic, luxurious, and relaxing vacation for two.
Swimming with Pigs
The swimming pigs tend to come out to play when the midday sun cools down a bit. There are myths and stories of how the swimming pigs of the Bahamas got there. Some people believe that they survived a shipwreck while others think that they were left there by pirates who intended them to be a future meal but never came back. Whatever the case, they are interesting swimming companions and one of the top things to do in the Bahamas. The pigs will swim out to your boat as you approach the island and depending on how friendly they are on the day they will hang around, swim with you guys and have some of your lunch as well.
Relax and Enjoy the “PINK” Sands Beach
There are the white sand beaches that are very much a dime a dozen here and then there are the rare pink sandy beaches. The most famous is Pink Sands Beach that can be found on Harbor Island. This is three miles of picture perfect pink sand fading off into aqua blue waters. This phenomenal pink color comes from a micro-organism called foraminifera and minuscule pieces of coral and shells that are washed ashore. You really must see it!
Visit Nassau, the Largest City and Capital of the Bahamas
The pride and joy of the Bahamas would most probably be Nassau with its historic buildings, iconic beaches and wild hinterland locations like the “paradisiacal Eleuthera” or the “Lucayan National Park”.
Travelers must present a passport to visit The Bahamas, which must be valid for at least three months beyond the date of expected departure from that country.
Non-US residents must be sworn in by an individual authorized to administer oaths in the country of residence. They will declare certification to the unmarried status.
Government issued photo ID issued from the country of residence.
Evidence of arrival in Bahamas.
An affidavit stating the couples’ single status and their intent to marry.
2nd Weddings: Proof of divorce or death certificate is required.
Parental consent if any party is under 18 years of age.
Application: Must be completed in person
Notice Period: None
Residency Period: 1 day
Waiting Period: None
Fees (US Dollars)
English is spoken on virtually every island in The Bahamas, but like almost every Caribbean island, The Bahamas has its own creole dialect.
The legal tender is the Bahamian dollar (B$1), which is equivalent in value to the U.S. dollar. Both U.S. and Bahamian dollars are accepted interchangeably throughout the islands.