FULLY vaccinated visitors (including 2 week immunity period after final shot) to the Bahamas are now required to present a negative Rapid Antigen Test or  RT-PCR test taken within 5 days prior to your arrival to the Bahamas.

  • Simply upload Vaccination Card and Negative Test Result to travel.gov.bs to apply for Bahamas Health Visa.
  • Please apply for Travel Health Visa at least 72hrs prior to scheduled departure

NON-vaccinated visitors (including those with first dose only, and those who have not completed immunity period) require the following:

  • RT-PCR COVID test results within 5 days prior to arrival required. 2-12years only require Rapid Antigen Test, under 2years are fully exempt from all testing
  • Travel Health Visa required, online form at travel.gov.bs (apply immediately upon receiving COVID-19 Test results). Children 12 and younger can be added to parent/guardian’s Travel Health Visa application
  • COVID rapid antigen test administered on day 5 of your stay required (at local Simms clinic). Arrangements made at the Cape.

This Rapid Antigen Test taken in the Bahamas may also fulfill USA Re-Entry Test Requirements (within 3 days prior to return to USA)

Reservations or  Questions? 1-800-926-9704, resort@capesantamaria.com, 

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Resort - Weddings

A Picture Perfect Wedding in the Bahamas

The Perfect Day Demands the Perfect Place.

Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort on Long Island, Bahamas is unlike anywhere you have ever experienced. It’s a perfect place for your Caribbean wedding and honeymoon.

Mile after mile of silky-fine sandy beach melts into the warm turquoise water, creating a stunning backdrop for your wedding.

Wedding Planning

Your wedding can take place at practically any location on the stunning Cape Santa Maria property but our award-winning beach is by far the most popular setting. Breanda, your on-site coordinator can help take care of everything, including flowers, catering, decorations, licensing, and photography.

Wedding table on a beach

Accommodation for Your Guests and You

All accommodation is literally steps from the most beautiful beach in the Caribbean. Whether you choose beachfront bungalows or luxury villas, each offers uninterrupted views of the Caribbean Sea.

Patio view of ocran

Wedding Packages

Have you always envisioned taking your wedding vows with the white sand of a Caribbean beach between your toes? Breanda Adderley, our on-site Wedding Coordinator, can help you build the ideal package, whether you’d like a traditional wedding with all the trimmings or to simply renew your vows on the one of the most spectacular beaches in the world.

The Barefoot Beach Wedding Package provides all the necessities for a simple yet spectacular wedding celebration. It is possible to build upon this package to include additional accommodation, catering, music, wedding cake, rentals, photography and really whatever your heart desires.

For more information, please click here to download our information package.

To start planning your wedding, contact us today weddings@capesantamaria.com or phone 1-800 926-9704.

Women at a toast during a wedding

Getting Married in the Bahamas

We have all the knowledge and experience to ensure your Bahamian wedding day is seamless and stress-free. Marriage licenses can be arranged on Long Island for just $100 for US Citizens and $140 for our European couples. Local marriage commissioners or an Anglican priest are available to perform the ceremony.

Residency Period: Couples can apply a day after they arrive and can be married as soon as they receive their approved license (usually the day after the application)

Proof of Identification and Residency: Both parties must show a valid passport, birth certificate and photo ID as well as evidence of the date of arrival in the Bahamas. The Bahamas Immigration Card or entry stamp in your passport will suffice.

Witnesses: Two witnesses, (at least 18 years old), must sign your marriage license. If it’s just the two of you, we can provide witnesses.

Fees: Commissioner fees are $400. The average cost of a marriage license is $120 and includes one certified copy of the marriage license. Additional certificates are available at $20 each. Apostilles (certifications) are $10 each when required. Prices are subject to change slightly per government requirements.

Divorced: If either party has been divorced, the original final decree or a certified copy must be produced. Where applicable, a translated, certified and notarized copy of the final decree must be produced.

Single Persons: If either party is single and never married before, a declaration certifying this fact must be sworn before a notary public or other person authorized to administer oaths in the country of residence. This document must accompany the application for the marriage license. The declaration can also be obtained in the Bahamas from an attorney-at-law or notary public.

Widowed: If either party is widowed, the original death certificate or a certified copy must be produced. Where applicable, a translated, certified and notarized copy of the death certificate must be produced.

Married couple at wedding
Married couple on the beach
Married couple on the beach