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We’re not close followers of ABC’s The Bachelor, but we can’t help but notice when the show visits an island we know well. If you want to give your honey the full Bachelor experience (or get to know your top three better), here’s a quick guide to all of the episodes' spectacular backdrops. — Zach Stovall
A private beach. A private bay. An unbelievable price. There's a lot to love about the Cruzan Sands Villa, and we're just getting started. Islands' intrepid mother of three, Holly Wakefield, shares why it delivers for any-size clan. And starting at $78 per person per night (with a group of eight for one week), we're not arguing with her.
It's just 2 1/2 hours by ferry to Grand Bahama from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, but you'll know you've left the States when you see the Atlantic Ocean turn that perfect shade of turquoise. Make the Grand Lucayan your home base for the weekend.