Weddings & Honeymoons
With its gorgeous beaches, fabulous accommodations and it's close proximity to the U.S., the Bahamas is one of the top destination wedding locations and even more popular as a honeymoon destination. It's easy to plan a wedding or honeymoon in the Bahamas with the help of our wedding coordinators & travel consultants. Wedding coordinators are located at most of the larger properties that we offer and you may speak to your own Personal Travel Consultant about the perfect honeymoon by calling our offices anytime.
If you are getting married in the Bahamas, you are required to be in the Bahamas at the time of application for marriage marriage license. Couples must wait at least one day from arriving before applying, and can be married once they receive their approved license the day after application. Both parties must provide a valid passport, birth certificate, and a photo ID. They must also provide evidence of the date of their arrival in the Bahamas. The fee for a marriage license and marriage certificate is $120 total. Extra certified marriage certificates are available at $20 each. Apostilles (special seals certifying that a document is a true copy of an original) are $10 each.
Marriage licenses and certificates are issued by the office of the Registar General. You may reach their offices by calling (242) 323-0594.
If you're booking a honeymoon package with GoBahamas.com, let your travel consultant know when you book. Many resorts offer honeymoon upgrades like a complimentary ocean-view room, a bottle of champagne, complimentary photos and more. Your Personal Travel Consultant will make sure you get everything available when you travel.
Things To Do
Lucayan National Park
Grand Bahama Island is known for it’s gorgeous beaches and natural surroundings. Located on the east coast of Grand Bahama Island, this 40-acre park is home to numerous types of rare flower species, mangroves, ferns, and even pine trees. In the park, you’ll find the world’s largest natural underwater caving system. Ben’s Cave is very popular, as it is a favorite for cave divers. We suggest only cave diving with help of a local, experienced cave diver. The Lucayan National Park is a must-see for all nature-lovers, and is open daily between 9am – 5pm.
Garden of the Groves
Located in Lucaya, this certified 12-acre Wildlife Habitat features winding trails through lush vegetation, cascading waterfalls, and sparkling fountains. Plan at least three hours to stroll around the garden, play with children on the cedar playground, walk through the meditation labyrinth, visit the shops, and eat at the café. The hours of operation are 9am-5pm daily, with the café open all day on weekdays. The cost for admission is $15 per adult and $10 per child (ages 12 and under).
Shopping on Grand Bahama Island is available primarily at the International Bazaar, located in Freeport and the Port Lucaya Marketplace. With nearly 100 stores, ranging from high-end outlets to the local straw market, there is something unique for everyone.
Smith’s Point Fish Fry
A popular event on Grand Bahama Island is the Wednesday night Fish Fry at Smith’s Point. This native gathering takes place on Taino Beach, and is open to the public. Several restaurants engage in a cookout, allowing participants to eat and drink while dancing the night away.
Many exciting & unique excursions are available in the Bahamas, from snorkeling and diving to swimming with the dolphins. If you would like more information about the very best excursions at the very best rates, we suggest Pat & Diane Tours. Pat & Diane Tours is one of the most experienced tour companies in the Bahamas and they are the preferred excursion company of GoBahamas.com.
One of Pat & Diane’s most popular snorkeling excursions includes a ride aboard a 72ft catamaran with a waterslide and rock climbing wall to a spectacular coral reef or secluded beach. You’ll spend your time laying on the surface of the warm Bahamian waters and feeding the exotic colorful fish or exploring underwater life just off the shores of a deserted beach. While aboard, sip a refreshing cocktail or enjoy a snack from the Bar and Grill. To book your Bahamas excursion, contact us or view Pat & Diane Tours website for more information. http://www.snorkelingbahamas.com/