February 04, 2010

Tiamo Resort

Andros, Bahamas

The largest link in the Bahamas chain, Andros is also less developed than most, supporting vast tracts of untamed forest and mangroves. But it's the many offshore attractions that draw a crowd (relatively speaking). The eco-friendly, 125-acre Tiamo resort (it's named after the Italian term for "I love you") in South Andros is the ideal home base for newlyweds with a jones for water sports: The resort can arrange dive trips to the nearby barrier reef (the world's third largest) and blue holes (from $200), and fishing fans will love the front-door access to schools of tarpon, bonefish, barracuda, and more.

The low-key, solar-powered property may tempt you to kick back in your cottage between outings, but there's plenty to do on land too. The resort's concierge can provide maps for exploring the grounds and set up free hikes into the Bahamian bush with the property's nature interns; they'll even take you to some inland sinkholes (sunken caves that have filled up with both fresh and salt water) for a swim.

Details: Rooms from $750 per couple, including meals and most "light" activities, like snorkeling. Seven-night honeymoon packages also include a nature tour, chilled champagne, a private dinner for two in your cottage, massages, and a private picnic lunch ($5,500 per couple; tiamoresorts.com).