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Top 5 Reasons to Have Your Wedding in The Bahamas

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Getting Married in The Bahamas

Why to Choose The Bahamas for your Destination Wedding

TOP 5 REASONS TO HAVE YOUR DESTINATION WEDDING IN THE BAHAMAS

Sun on the bride’s face, sand between the grooms toes, and ocean spray coating the dress and the tux, The Bahamas offers one of the most unique wedding adventures of any world vacation spot.

Here’s 5 great reasons why The Bahamas might be the place of choice for your Destination Wedding:

1. The Experiences

On one of the Bahamas 29 islands, 661 cays, or even on one of 2,387 rocks, getting married on this paradise island nation in the Caribbean is an adventure all its own.

In the Bahamas one can get married on the beach, alongside an inland deep blue sea, near the “lost city of Atlantis,” or in a castle on the highest point of the islands. Wedding planners can also add dolphins or birds of paradise to a ceremony. Junkanoo dancers are available for nuptials, or and so is in the Versailes Gardens, a great royal back crop to any stately wedding.

2. The Islands and Beaches

Pick an island, any island, just for the experience. The Exumas offer foot print free beaches. Long Island has breathtaking cliffs and coral reefs, and Nassau and Paradise Island is a tropical utopia with the perfect mix of big city and native tropical features. Go to Inagua for the exotic birds, or have your wedding party swim ashore on The Berry Islands.  You may find the perfect setting for a wedding on each island.

The Bahamas boasts the 10 best beaches in the Caribbean, some are alive with beach sports like volleyball, and soccer, some are exclusively serviced by resorts with servicers to attend their guests. Some are family friendly, and perfect to house guests that will come to witness nuptials. And some are secluded, and reserved for single sets of footprints and very private beachcombing, picnics, and sunset watching.

3. The Romance

The Bahamas host some of the most romantic wedding sites in the world; with breathtaking panoramic views, soft sandy white and pink beaches, and slow dancing at sunset, just for two. Every resort boasts memory making getaway packages that rival their competition. The easy part is just flowing with the paradise promised by the wedding arranger, the hardest part is choosing which package is best for your special day. But the abundance only means there has to be one specially packaged just for you.

4. Accommodations 

No place to stay or hold a wedding is a bad place, especially in The Bahamas, where the people pride themselves on delivering the best possible experiences for their guests. From large resorts like Sandals, and Atlantis, to smaller venues with names like Rock House and Augusta Bay Bahamas, there’s a place, with an affordable budget for every couple.

5. The Adventure

For the bride and groom, and their guests, before or after the wedding The Bahamas offer biking and shopping, beach bonfires, booze and dinner cruises, dolphin encounters, and glass bottom boat adventures. For the more courageous there is parasailing and snorkeling tours.

The people of the Bahamas love to celebrate, and they love to bring their guests in to their celebration.

In January the people of Bimini begin the New Year in a spectacular native street festival with a Junkanoo parade. In July there are yacht regattas in Rolleville on the Exumas, and other islands, where the onshore festivals include beauty pageants, greasy pole climbing, and games. In August the people on Cat Island celebrate Emancipation Day with live entrainment, cultural activities, and games. In October there is the “Discovery Day Homecoming Festival,” where San Salvadorians worldwide are invited to come “home” and celebrating the landing of Christopher Columbus. Christmas, with tree lighting ceremonies, is also celebrated on most islands.

A wedding in The Bahamas is a promise of fun, sun, and adventure, and once in a lifetime memories few other places on earth can offer. Contact us to learn about this and many more beautiful places for your perfect wedding!

Top 5 Reasons to Have Your Wedding in Jamaica

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Getting Married in Jamaica

Why to Choose Jamaica for your Destination Wedding

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TOP 5 REASONS TO HAVE YOUR DESTINATION WEDDING IN JAMAICA – MON!

Imagine a wedding on a beautiful beach, the bride’s dress glowing white in the light of the sunset, while Steel drums pound out the Wedding March, or “I can see clearly now, the rain is gone.” The first toast of the ceremony is with a fruity Jamaican Rum Punch.  This is paradise in the Caribbean Sea, this is warm and inviting Jamaica.

Jamaican weddings are oh so cool because of at least 5 great things:

1. Attitude, mon!

There’s something in a Jamaican’s DNA that relaxes them, and passes that lack of stress on to its visitors. The national theme of Jamaica seems to be “No problem, mon.” On the island, if it happens it happens, let’s move on. There’s no pressure in Jamaicans to move frantically or faster. There’s no volcanos about to explode, and even the taxi drivers will get you to the beach without stress.

This totally un-stressed attitude makes for a joyous creative spirit all over the island, and manifests in the food, the music, and the confidence of its people. The attitude is good, mon. Come, relax, and enjoy another glass of rum.

2. Blue Skies

Jamaica’s weather is consistently as Visitor Friendly as its people! It’s a tropical island, just above the equator, and the peak time of year to visit is probably between December and April, when the rest of the world is still wearing goulashes. The average temperature is just lovely most of the year, however, between 80 and 90 F. It can get a bit humid, but that’s why you dress for the beach, and plan to get wet!

3. Great Venues

She wants it beautiful. He wants it perfect. Consider booking your wedding at the Rose Hall Great House, a plantation house with the most beautiful grand stair case a bride can descend down, and an Aqueduct where an 1839 waterwheel makes the perfect back drop for those once in a life time wedding pictures. Consider Gazebo Beach as the wedding spot she has always dreamed of, or Ocean’s Edge for crystal clear water elegance. Waterfall weddings are also very romantic. Rose Hall offers these too. Historic Mt. Zion Church may be THE place to wed if your perfect ceremony must be inside a vintage church building. There are more than 50 resorts offering unforgettable wedding venues on the Jamaican island, as well, all of which you can learn more about by contacting Absolute Wedsite today!

4. Activities

Jamaica isn’t just beaches and rum punch, it’s also zip lines across the top of rain forests, and bob sledding down Mystic Mountain. For the naturalist the island is Hummingbird Garden and Butterfly Attraction Garden. There’s also river rafting in Montego Bay, and mangrove trees and wild crocodiles on The Black River. Green Grotto Caves at Discovery Bay is also a thrilling adventure for explorers.

5. Marvelous Etceteras

Descriptions of this paradise can’t be contained in 5 points. Music in Jamaica is made for dancing. It’s steel drums and Jonkonnu, Bruckins, Dinki Mini, Quadrille and Mento, and of course Reggae. Jamaican food is fusion, African, local and international, hip and lounge, Columbus, and Agritourismo. Island flavors range from Rum to Soul, to Jerk to sea food barbequed on converted steel drums.  The scenery is spectacular everywhere, from sunrise on the beach, to sundown on a mountain top.

If you can only find 5 reasons to wed and honeymoon in Jamaica, you’re on the wrong island. Don’t just imagine the obvious beach scene. Think mountains, and old plantations, and tropical forests, and bob sledding. Jamaica is definitely your spot mon!

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