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Itinerary: Your Wedding Week Countdown Itinerary

Posted by: Nassau Paradise Island on November 07, 2022

The best part of a destination wedding is that you get to celebrate not just one day, but several days together with your loved ones. With miles of pristine white sand beaches, breathtaking ocean backdrops, and stunning venues for large and small celebrations, Nassau Paradise Island is the perfect place to exchange vows. We’ve created this list of outstanding activities for a fun-filled week leading up to your big day, creating once-in-a-lifetime memories with loved ones.

A couple stands on a balcony in their wedding attire.

Hit The Beach

If you love sun, sand, and sea, there’s no better place to be than Nassau Paradise Island. Make your first stop in Nassau Paradise Island at one of our many breathtaking beaches. There are miles of powdery white sand with plenty of stretches of beautiful beaches to discover. You can always find a place to lie back, relax, and enjoy The Bahamas. A popular beach to visit is Jaws Beach, named after a certain iconic movie filmed here. Jaws Beach is located in Clifton Heritage Park, a protected area that offers beautiful nature hikes, historic ruins, and breathtaking beaches. While you’re unlikely to see sharks here, the coral reef just offshore is abundant with fish and marine life — make sure to bring snorkeling gear!

A couple dancing on the beach in Baha Mar

Discover Local Libations

The Caribbean is well known for its carefully crafted rums, and Bahamian rum is no exception. Get your friends and family together for a distillery tour, and learn about the history of this popular spirit. Take a tour of John Watling’s Distillery at the beautifully restored and historic Buena Vista Estate set on more than two acres of lush tropical gardens. Enjoy a complimentary tour of the distillery, learn over 175 years of rum-making history, and sample their premium product. You can also visit Luna Rum Distillery to tour their distillery and sample their flavored craft rums, made entirely in Nassau. Luna Rum Distillery began as a rum cake factory and decided to expand into distilling their own rum and is now a small batch artisan distillery.

John Watling's Distillery, Nassau, Bahamas

Set Sail in The Bahamas 

There’s nothing like setting out on the sparkling turquoise waters of The Bahamas. Get your group out on the water for a charter with Flying Cloud Catamaran Cruises. Choose from a full-day, half-day, or sunset charter and enjoy a trip personalized to your needs. Explore The Bahamas above or below the water — soak up the sun on deck or jump in and snorkel alongside the tropical fish. Looking for a hands-on sailing adventure? Look no further than Barefoot Sailing Cruises, offering private charters and a full-day snorkel & Rose Island Cruise. Spend some time on the beautiful beaches of Rose Island, which is also one of the best places to snorkel in the Nassau area. With nothing but the wind and the ocean, sit back and relax or get involved and help with setting and trimming the sails. If fishing or power boating are more your pace, Nassau Paradise Island has endless water activities to choose from for everyone!  

A couple holds hands while standing in the water looking at a sailboat in the distance.

Experience Nassau’s Nightlife

Take a walk on the wild side and discover the vibrant nightlife in Nassau Paradise Island, from intimate bars to two of the largest casinos in the Caribbean. Visit Baha Mar’s Jazz Bar for an upscale night out. Enjoy live jazz music nightly paired with a sophisticated small-plate menu and classic cocktails. Looking to hit the dance floor? Look no further than Atlantis' Dragons Ultra-Lounge, their DJs spin the biggest hits that are guaranteed to get everyone out on the dance floor. Get the dice rolling and discover a kaleidoscope of culture at the Baha Mar Casino for an experience unlike any other. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide a backdrop of breathtaking ocean views while exciting table games, slot machines and private gaming salons keep the excitement rolling. Test your luck day and night at Atlantis Casino, featuring 85 table games, over 700 slot machines, tournaments and events, a Race and Sports Book, and an abundance of exceptional gaming experiences. Atlantis Casino is the perfect hotspot for fun and games, open 24 hours a day with so much to discover. With so many bars and lounges to choose from, there’s always somewhere in Nassau Paradise Island to get the good times rolling.

Atlantis Casino

Tee Up in Paradise

Hit the links on some of the Caribbean’s most beautiful and challenging golf courses with stunning ocean views and breathtaking scenery, you’ll love golfing in Paradise. Tee up endless ocean views at Ocean Club Golf Course, a championship golf course designed by Tom Weiskopf. This course has crosswinds and creative bunkers to challenge your game, and is one to add to your bucket list. For a mix of breathtaking ocean views and lush tropical greenery, head to the Jack Nicklaus Signature Royal Blue Golf Course, offering challenging play for every level of golfer. Don’t worry about packing your clubs. Both courses offer club rentals with the latest and greatest golf equipment. 

Couple on the green at Ocean Club Golf Course

Find Your Zen

Planning weddings can be stressful, so transport yourself away to a world of inner calm and serenity at one of Nassau Paradise Island’s spas before your big day. Visit the award-winning spa and wellness center at The Ocean Club Spa to discover serenity. Where traditional ancient techniques meet contemporary practice and Bahamian hospitality. Indulge in a massage and enjoy the ultimate rejuvenating experience with a treatment to suit every mood. Get wedding ready with a facial and enriching salon treatments — from manicures and pedicures to hair services — that will give you the perfect glow-up for your big day! 

Ocean spa club

Say “I Do” to a Wedding in The Bahamas

Celebrate in a destination that is just as unique and special as your love. Your guests will be packing their bags and saying “I Do” to the adventure of a lifetime to celebrate your love with you! Learn everything there is to know about having your wedding in The Bahamas and start planning today.

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