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Bucket List Experiences for Couples

Posted by: Nassau Paradise Island on April 04, 2023

A tropical getaway to Nassau Paradise Island is a bucket list experience. From the white-sand beaches and crystal clear azure waters to the colorful culture of the island, The Bahamas is unlike anywhere else in the world. If you’re looking to take your island escape to the next level and plan the ultimate vacation to Paradise, here’s a roundup of some of our must-do activities for couples.

Snorkel with Sea Turtles and Picnic on a Private Island

Hop aboard a boat with Born Free Charters and embark on a snorkeling excursion to swim among Nassau’s sea turtles, who have existed for over 150 million years. After your underwater adventure, soak up the sun and head to a private island to enjoy a picnic on Nassau’s lush beaches. The charter offers customizable half-day and full-day trips, so you can choose your personalized charter experience and incorporate other activities — such as fishing, beach hopping, and reef snorkeling — that suit your style. 

Turtles and fish swimming in Nassau Paradise Island

Embark on a Sunset Sail

Watch the sun go down over the Caribbean on a picturesque sunset cruise and enjoy a Bahamian feast on the water. Set sail on a luxurious catamaran with Seahorse Sailing Adventures and soak in the views of Nassau’s coastline while you enjoy refreshing cocktails paired with Bahamian Lemon Pepper Chicken or Bahamian BBQ ribs.

Explore the Ruins of Atlantis 

Snorkel the Ruins of Atlantis and discover the famous lost city with Atlantis Paradise Island. On this extraordinary adventure, you’ll explore ancient ruins and artifacts while swimming among 20,000 deep reef and pelagic fish, spotted rays, and sleek sharks.

Indulge in Elevated Epicurious Experiences 
Are you celebrating a special event or looking to go all out with an unforgettable dining experience in Nassau Paradise Island? Make your date night extra special at Katsuya, a renowned sushi restaurant owned by sushi master Katsuya Uechi. His namesake venue serves incredible sushi and Japanese fusion dishes in a beautiful modern dining room.

If you’re searching for a high-end Bahamian-inspired restaurant, tantalize your taste buds at Graycliff, the first five-star, AAA 4-diamond restaurant in The Bahamas. Located in an 18th-century mansion, the impressive restaurant has enticed the rich and famous to enjoy creative culinary innovations over the years, including Sir Winston Churchill, Aristotle Onassis, Princess Caroline of Monaco, Mr. Martin Luther King Jr., and country singer Kenny Rogers.

Graycliff entrance

At Atlantis’ Café Martinique in Marina Village, enjoy a world-class dining experience with epicurean delights in an incredible harbourfront setting. This culinary treasure pampers you with old-world elegance and iconic style, ideal for anyone who is passionate about creative cuisine.

Go on A Rum Tour

Did you really go to The Bahamas if you didn’t go on a rum tour? Have a taste of locally-made rum at Luna Rum Distillery on a guided tour. What began as a rum cake factory transformed into a distillery when Luna made the leap to fermenting, distilling, flavoring, and botting rum. They specialize in flavored rums and distill some of the finest small-batch artisan rums in The Bahamas, with daily tours and tastings offered to the public.

At the John Watling’s Distillery, visitors can sip on small-batch rums at the Buena Vista Estate, a historic property which was built in 1789. John Watling’s in Downtown Nassau features a free production and museum-like tour, shopping and signature Bahamian cocktails at its tavern.

John Watling's Distillery, Nassau, Bahamas

Get Your Heart Pumping on a Shark Diving Adventure

Looking for the ultimate underwater thrill? Embark on Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas’ Shark Adventure, a two-tank shark diving trip that’ll take you on an unforgettable adventure with Caribbean Reef Sharks. The first dive consists of a ‘free swim’ with the sharks, where you’ll have a natural encounter with these impressive creatures, just as you might in the wild. Then, as part of your second dive, you’ll have the opportunity to watch as a professional shark feeder uses a bait box and pole spear to feed the Caribbean Reef Sharks.

Have an Oceanside Dinner 

Dine al fresco along the sandy beaches of The Bahamas at Costa at the Rosewood Baha Mar. The venue brings the flavors of Mexico to the shores of Cable Beach with inventive takes on traditional dishes. If you’re looking for a light fare oceanside dinner, visit 25 North or indulge in fresh, seasonal ingredients under the sun at Frezca.

The exterior of Costa restaurant at Rosewood Baha Mar in Nassau Paradise Island
Frezca at Atlantis Paradise Island, a fruit platter on a bar in front of the ocean
A woman lifts a fork to sample a plate of Bahamian food.

Relax and Rejuvenate with a Couples Massage 

Find your zen with a tranquil couples massage treatment at one of the island’s world-class spas. Enjoy some “me time” at the The Ocean Club Spa, where you can choose from an array of signature treatments, rejuvenating therapies, and pampering services to connect with your partner on a deeper level.

At Red Lane Spa at Sandals Cay, Sandals Royal Bahamian’s private offshore island, couples can enjoy a salt scrub on their secluded beach or a couples massage treatment on a sea raft surrounded by views of the Caribbean.

Your Bahamian Bucket List Awaits

Are you ready to book your island escape with your special someone and check unforgettable experiences off your bucket list? Start planning your tropical getaway to Nassau Paradise Island and learn more about must-do island experiences so you can make the most of your vacation in The Bahamas.

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