Caribbean Islands Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Bahamas help - 4 day vacation with Husband to RELAX!

Jump to last reply

Hi there,

I've used Fodors forums for previous trips and have always found everyone's comments so helpful! I'm hoping that I can get some guidance for an upcoming trip I am planning for my husband and I.

We are in our mid/early thirties, both work like crazy, we have a 2.5 year old and another on the way. We are looking to get away, just the two of us (sorry, kiddo) before life gets even crazier. We have 4 days (Wednesday to Sunday) in early December.

We've neve been to the Bahamas and the more I research the more it looks great. We are coming from Toronto, Ontario, so it's only a 2.5 hour flight to Miami. The problem is, I'm just not sure exactly where to start. There are something like 800 islands and I'm not sure where we would want to go and if it matters all that much.

Here's what we are looking for: relaxing on the beach, not "too touristy", spa, some hiking or cycling around the island, some snorkling (unfortunately I can't go scuba diving this trip), good food, and just a laid back environment. We aren't into dressing up for dinners and prefer to lounge around and enjoy. We also don't care at all about nightlife. Dinner on the beach and then maybe a walk? Perfection. We don't really have a budget, but would prefer to spend $500 per night or less. Obviously don't want to spend more than we have to.

I think somewhere like Atlantis would be too touristy/busy for us. I've been looking at hotels on Abaco (Hope Town Harbour Lounge), The Rock House on Harbour Island, Small Hope Bay Lodge, The Cove on Eleuthera also looks nice.

Help please! I'm so overwhelmed!! Thanks so much!!

18 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all Caribbean Islands activity »
  1. 1 Is st.croix best for our family vacation with small children....
  2. 2 Family vacation with Teens/Tweens: Caymans, Bahamas, Belize, Costa Rica
  3. 3 Our trip to Turks and Caicos
  4. 4 Bahamas or Republic of Panama
  5. 5 St Thomas/Puerto Rico
  6. 6 Does anyone know of a house or condo to rent on or near the beach in Cuba
  7. 7 St. Lucia or Antigua?
  8. 8 Beaches, Rainforest, Waterfalls- Can I have it all?
  9. 9 Warning-Grand Turk "Palm Grove Villas" a horrible experience!
  10. 10 Snorkeling In Close Proximity to Hotel
  11. 11 Cayman restaurant ?s
  12. 12 Grotto Bay Beach vs. Fairmont Southampton w/kids 6&7
  13. 13 Trip Report Tortola & SADE villa rental
  14. 14 Looking for inexpensive villas/bungalows with a private/secluded beach.
  15. 15 What is the best place in Turks & Caicos?
  16. 16 Trip Report St. Thomas is dangerous
  17. 17 Punta Cana vs Santo Domingo, differences?
  18. 18 Best grocery shopping in St Thomas on way to Red Hook
  19. 19 Looking for luxury (but less developed) resort in Turks and Caicos
  20. 20 barbados advoce for family villa trip
  21. 21 Trip Report short report: Barbados - is there anywhere this friendly?
  22. 22 Meditation and yoga Retreat in Caribbean or Costa Rica
  23. 23 Which island?
  24. 24 Cuba travel from Miami for US citizens
  25. 25 A week in TCI, and some questions
View next 25 » Back to the top