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Romantic long weekend: 4 days in the Bahamas

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Explore Alice Town and experience mystical healing

From breathtaking white sand beaches and crystal clear waters to shipwreck snorkelling and some of the best fishing in the world, the islands of the Bahamas are simply awe inspiring and perfect for a romantic weekend getaway.

Located to the southwest of Grand Bahamas Island is the Bimini chain of islands, best known as being the Bahamas’ best fishing and diving grounds. Because the islands are situated at the edge of a sheerwater cliff on the edge of the Gulf Stream, their coral reefs are teaming with undersea life. The Stream itself serves to bring a variety of monster game fish, wild Atlantic spotted dolphins and sea turtles to its waters.

The Bimini chain's uncrowded waters, stunning scenery and sensational sunsets make it the perfect honeymoon destination or place to take your special someone for a long weekend.

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Make an early crossing from Florida to Bimini, or fly in and meet your yacht. Explore Alice Town, North Bimini on foot or golf cart, sample fresh conch salad, or perhaps head over to South Bimini to visit the Shark Lab, an outpost owned and operated by Dr Samuel H Gruber that researches Bimini’s Lemon sharks.

Those looking for rejuvenation could visit Bimini’s famed ‘Healing Hole’, a mystical pool amongst the mangroves, which is said to cure the ailments of those who dip in its waters — a mix of salt and freshwater that includes magnesium and lithium sucked up from the hole by each outgoing tide cycle and sulfur from the mangrove roots. Once restored, enjoy a relaxing dinner onboard.

Picture courtesy of Matthew Connolly/Shutterstock.com

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