The responsibilities for the maid of honour to any bride are daunting to say the least. Perhaps the biggest challenge is finding the right place where the bride and her bridesmaids say good-bye to her single days. Ideally the first choice is a place away from the stress of planning a wedding – and what could be better than an escape to sun, sand and sea. The Islands of the Bahamas serve up relaxation, indulgence and unwinding in large dollops. The Bahamas provides an unmatched tourist destination for almost any kind of vacation – but these islands really lay out the red carpet for wedding parties. The breathtaking view, a splendid list of activities and numerous resorts and hotels make it a well-suited destination for bachelorette parties.
Here are some full-filled ways to enjoy a Bachelorette party in the Bahamas and live up to its well-known tourist slogan, “It’s Better in the Bahamas.”
De-stress and chill out
Known for its tropical weather, azure blue waters and sandy beaches, The Bahamas is a stellar destination for relaxing. For a bride-to-be and her favourite girls, this place offers some cool chill-out spots to have local cuisine, share some laughs and make memories. A mix of various hotels and resorts offers afternoon tea sessions, signature cocktails and a lively atmosphere. Forget your worries and live in the moment.
Have a fabulous spa day
A spa day is exactly what a bride needs, and The Bahamas will offer its visitors some of the best spas in the world. The ultimate spa experiences, including mani & pedi parties, massages, and facials, are all available for you and your besties. Complete body treatments are all completed in an atmosphere designed to calm your mind, body, and spirit.
Experience the nightlife
One of the best things about these islands is that while you have a horde of activities to do during the day, The Bahamas does not shut down with the sun. From a visit to the casino to nightclubs to comedy clubs, there are plenty of things to do at night. So, let your hair down on a night out with the girls. The Bahamas has several popular bars, casinos, dance halls, and nightclubs for you and your girls to dance the night away. Walk up the grand staircase at the Atlantis Casino, and you’ll find the adults-only Aura Nightclub. This 9,000-square foot club is the perfect setting to mix and mingle while famous DJs spin your favourite songs. At Aura, you and the girls can order bottle service, gossip in your private VIP booth, and test out the signature cocktails. Here’s the perfect opportunity to get dressed up, as the club requires casual elegant attire.
If you’re looking to feel a little more like James Bond in The Bahamas, then book a night at Bond, a nightclub just as swanky as the fictional spy himself. Bond, located inside SLS Baha Mar, is pure glamour and luxury spanning over 10,000-square feet. With a state-of-the-art sound system, you are guaranteed to dance until your feet hurt. Don’t miss Nassau’s premiere nightlife destination. Ready to try your luck? Then look no further than Baha Mar Casino, the largest upscale casino in The Bahamas. Experience the thrills of 119 live table games offering 18 different games, including blackjack, baccarat, craps, roulette with Vegas rules, and high-limit betting. Cheer each other on as each tries to win big! Enjoy the glorious floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the sea. Now you’re really feeling like James Bond.
A growing trend for women! Fishing is a relaxing and thrilling sport at the same time. It doesn’t matter if you are a first-timer or an experienced angler; the Bahamian waters have this experience for everyone. From the Berry Islands to Eleuthera, chartering a fishing boat is easy, and you’ll be able to book one out of nearly every other beach resort and hotel.
Spend the day in Nassau
Take a moment away from the sun and sand and spend time exploring downtown Nassau. The charming city is one of the most popular cruise ship ports in the Caribbean and is The Bahamas commercial hub. Nassau is still home to colonial charm with candy-coloured buildings, old forts, and grand hotels. The downtown is bustling with shops, restaurants, and fabulous duty-free shopping. Just steps from the cruise ship port is the world-famous Bay Street Straw Market, a Nassau tradition since the 1940s. The market is home to handmade Bahamian crafts, gifts, souvenirs, and hand-woven straw hats, bags, dolls, and wood carvings. Matching straw bags could be the perfect souvenir to commemorate the best bachelorette party ever!
Swimming with the Pigs
Finally, what’s a Bahamas bachelorette until you’ve swum with the pigs in The Exumas. Big Major Cay, also known as Pig Beach, is home to a colony of feral pigs who spend their days sunbathing and surfing the waves. Some say the pigs were left behind by a group of sailors who planned to come back for them. Others believe the pigs swam over from a nearby shipwreck. Wherever they came from, these pigs are living their best life and have become a major tourist attraction. Be sure to snap a picture of the wedding party with the adorable crew of #swimmingpigs.
Source: Bahamas Ministry of Tourism