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Even the Duke of Windsor and Wallis were passionate about this Bahamian Sandals hotel designed for couples

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As my recent husband and I slow dance under a Caribbean night sky, I can’t help but smother a giggle. There have to be at the very least a dozen other couples dreamily swaying as Bahamian superstar Patrice Murrell belts out Elvis classic Can’t Help Falling In Love.

It’s like a scene from a cheesy romantic comedy. But fairytale love is what the Sandals Royal Bahamian hotel is all about — and there is no such thing as a escaping it.

Positioned on Cable Beach within the capital Nassau, this all-inclusive resort is surrounded by turquoise water, palm trees and white, sandy beaches. In fact, it’s.

Most guests are either on honeymoon, celebrating an anniversary or having fun with a last-huzzah babymoon. Even if you happen to aren’t married while you arrive, there may be a ‘wedding lounge’ here to show you how to tie the knot.

Built for love: Victoria Bischoff and her recent husband unwind during a stay at Sandals Royal Bahamian hotel, positioned on Cable Beach within the Bahamas 

As we sun ourselves by considered one of the hotel’s two pools, brides-to-be parade past to rapturous applause. Within the evening, rows of tables for 2 are arrange so couples can enjoy a candle-lit dinner.

The spa specialises in couples’ massages and there’s even a staff photographer for photo shoots.

The hotel’s marketing tagline is ‘Where love comes easy’.

Fairytale love is what the Sandals Royal Bahamian hotel is all about, Victoria reveals

Fairytale love is what the Sandals Royal Bahamian hotel is all about, Victoria reveals 

'As we sun ourselves by one of the hotel’s two pools, brides-to-be parade past to rapturous applause,' writes Victoria

‘As we sun ourselves by considered one of the hotel’s two pools, brides-to-be parade past to rapturous applause,’ writes Victoria 

Victoria finds that most guests at the resort are either on honeymoon, celebrating an anniversary or enjoying a last-huzzah babymoon

Victoria finds that the majority guests on the resort are either on honeymoon, celebrating an anniversary or having fun with a last-huzzah babymoon

And it’s proud that the Duke of Windsor and Wallis Simpson were regular visitors after the abdication. 

‘A regal love story,’ reads a plaque. ‘This can be a story a couple of King who listened to his heart and gave up his throne for the best reason of all of them. Love.’ 

The piano bar — which hosts singalongs and serves lethal cocktails — is even named the Balmoral Club.

All guests are picked up from the airport by chauffeur, Ricky Ricardo, in a Rolls-Royce. 

If you happen to go for the butler service, you’re given a cell phone to call for assistance at any time.

The Duke of Windsor and Wallis Simpson, pictured above in Nassau in the 1940s, were regular visitors after the abdication

The Duke of Windsor and Wallis Simpson, pictured above in Nassau within the Nineteen Forties, were regular visitors after the abdication

The hotel has been refurbished and expanded but it retains a boutique feel

The hotel has been refurbished and expanded nevertheless it retains a boutique feel

The hotel’s marketing tagline is ‘Where love comes easy’

The hotel’s marketing tagline is ‘Where love comes easy’

A friendly team — Andrew, Chanelle and Nichola — attended to our every whim. We felt almost embarrassed at first by their offers to assist us unpack, reserve sun loungers and walk us to dinner. But after ten days we lost the flexibility to do anything for ourselves.

They even sneaked into our room one evening to scatter around heart balloons and rose petals.

The hotel has been refurbished and expanded nevertheless it retains a boutique feel — though there are 13 restaurants.

Our only gripe was that the music might be loud. But a ship service takes guests to the hotel’s peaceful private island which has a pool and restaurant.

An absolute must is the Fish Fry on Arawak Cay. Here, street food vendors and beach-shack barbecues line the beach. Enticed by live reggae music, we selected Frankie Gone Bananas where we gorged on conch and snapper.

A boat service takes guests to the hotel’s peaceful private island (above)

A ship service takes guests to the hotel’s peaceful private island (above)

Go on a day trip to check out the famous swimming pigs of the Exuma Islands

Go on a day trip to examine out the famous swimming pigs of the Exuma Islands   

Guests can go swimming with nurse sharks at nearby Compass Cay Marina

Guests can go swimming with nurse sharks at nearby Compass Cay Marina

It’s also price exploring beyond Nassau — if only to see the famous swimming pigs (yes, pigs).

Pig Beach on the Exuma Islands is reached by powerboat. You’ll be able to cuddle the lovable piglets but beware — adult hogs can bite.

There may be also a pit-stop at Compass Cay Marina to swim with nurse sharks.

Sandals is a winning formula and now I understand why.

TRAVEL FACTS

Seven nights’ all-inclusive at Sandals Royal Bahamian (sandals.co.uk) from £2,565 based on two sharing with flights.

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