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How to Plan the Perfect Mother's Day Escape

Posted by: Nassau Paradise Island on April 12, 2017

This Mother’s Day, treat mom to the ultimate gift: a perfectly pampering escape to Paradise. The proximity of Nassau Paradise Island makes it the perfect place for a weekend getaway to celebrate one of the most important ladies in your life. Your mom has done so much for you and this is your chance to say thank you with a Bahamas vacation she won’t soon forget.

World-class spas, breathtaking beaches, vibrant nightlife, gourmet dining—there’s no end to the exciting activities you can plan for Mom’s special escape. Make this Mother’s Day an unforgettable one with our how-to guide (and secure your “favorite child” status forever).

Start with the spa

A massage session at One&Only Mandara Spa in The Bahamas

Take a classic Mother’s Day gift to the next level with an outstanding spa day steps from the sparkling turquoise waters of The Bahamas. Choose from these spas in Nassau Paradise Island:

Red Lane Spa

Sandals Royal Bahamian—named a Top Caribbean Spa Resort by Condé Nast Traveler readers—knows how to pamper. A day at Red Lane Spa could include a salt scrub on a private beach or a massage on a sea raft.

Mandara Spa

Whether you’re treating mom to a mani-pedi or a signature full body treatment like the Elemis Exotic Coconut Rub and Milk Ritual, the opulent surroundings of Mandara Spa at Atlantis, Paradise Island are sure to soothe and relax.

Ocean Club Spa

Your mother will feel like a brand new woman after the signature massage at Ocean Club Spa! A cabana massage just steps from one of Paradise Island's most stunning beaches - what could be better? 

Surprise her with a sweet treat

Handmade chocolates at Graycliff in Nassau Paradise Island.

Trade in a box of chocolates for a unique, hands-on experience at one of Nassau’s most unique locations: Graycliff. The Graycliff Chocolatier offers a behind-the-scenes look at how they create their cocoa-filled confections, and they’ll even show mom how to make her own personal chocolate sweets!

If mom prefers to stay hands-off, she’ll love the wine and chocolate pairing! She’ll learn about how Graycliff’s scrumptious chocolates are crafted and then sample a variety of chocolates paired with premium spirits, port, and wine.

Send her shopping

A woman shops in Nassau Paradise Island

Nassau Paradise Island’s unique boutiques, craft galleries, and duty-free shops are the perfect place for mom to find a memento of her mother’s day escape!

Downtown Nassau offers duty-free items, locally made gifts, cigars, and jewelry. Look for shops that have posted the pink flamingo decal for a guarantee of brand authenticity and adherence to government guidelines. Nassau is also home to a variety of genuine Bahamian craft shops and art galleries with one-of-a-kind treasures to take home. In many instances, you’ll even get a chance to chat with the artisans at work!

Nothing’s too good for mom! Head to Paradise Island for an array of luxury boutiques and designer shops. Marina Village has more than 20 shops for clothing, jewelry, perfume, and even tasty treats like Bahamian rum cakes! Mom can dress to impress with fashionable new outfits from the elegant Crystal Court Shops at Atlantis Paradise Island, featuring designer labels like Michael Kors, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Versace.

Spend time together

When you’re in Paradise, you’ve got to take advantage of our sun and sand! Whether your mom loves to lounge on the beach, prefers the thrill of activity, or is an animal lover at heart, there’s a can’t-beat beach experience waiting for her in The Bahamas.

Explore the waters of The Bahamas and all of its wildlife too with a chartered boat excursion and snorkel experience. Is your mom new to snorkeling? Don’t worry! It’s easy to learn.

Say “thank you” with a memorable meal

Freshly prepared Bahamian Rock Lobster served by the marina.

Your mom has probably prepared thousands of meals for you over the course of your lifetime, so it’s time to treat her to a dinner she’ll never forget! There are plenty of fine dining restaurants in Nassau Paradise Island where you can savor a delicious dinner and a glass of wine or a handcrafted cocktail.

Enjoy dinner with a million-dollar view at one of our beachfront Bahamas restaurants. Take a culinary adventure with creative Japanese cuisine at Nobu or be wined and dined at the award-winning Graycliff restaurant.

After a weekend under the palm trees in Paradise, we bet your mother will be feeling loved, refreshed, and better than ever! Ready to start planning the ultimate getaway for Mom this spring? Check out our current travel deals, and get ready to give Mom her best Mother’s Day yet! Remember: Mother’s Day is on May 14 this year, so you’ve got a month to plan the perfect escape. We can’t wait to see you and your mom in Paradise!

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