The Best 27 Caribbean Honeymoon Destinations for US Newlyweds


Image on top: Overwater bungalows available at Sandals South Coast and Sandals Royal Caribbean in Jamaica (ranked number 2 in this list).


The Caribbean is the ideal location for destination weddings and honeymoons.
The reality of this can be seen in the number of couples that flock to islands in the region for everything from weddings, honeymoons and babymoons, to vow renewals and anniversaries.

Simply put, the islands were made for love.

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Image: Romantic dinner on the beach at Sandals Montego Bay, Jamaica.

It’s not difficult to pinpoint why Caribbean islands are so popular when it comes to getaways in the name of love – for one thing, they’re remote, which means you are you and the love of your life literally get to press the time out button. The people in the region are known for their friendly nature and accommodating ways, which makes for a peaceful and insightful trip. Last but not least, some of the scenery in the Caribbean is so unbelievable, that you’ll feel as though you walked right into heaven.

If you want to get married in the Caribbean, you can choose from places like Saint Lucia, with everything from luxury resorts to fishing villages, The Bahamas, with 700 islands to stay and play, or even Jamaica.

Some couples choose to travel to the region after their wedding, while others travel for their destination wedding, and stay for their honeymoon.

It may be a little difficult to choose just one island, but we hope this article makes it that much easier!


1. Saint Lucia

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Look no further! Saint Lucia is an absolute hidden gem and quickly developing into a luxury Caribbean destination. To date, the island remains one of the most romantic paradises for nature lovers. From the minute you land, you’ll be surrounded by rich greenery and breathtaking mountain views. You can choose to either stay in the south of the island, where you can find communities like Vieux Fort, Soufriere, Choiseul, and Laborie, or in the north, in places like Cap Estate, Rodney Bay, Gros Islet, and Castries (the capital). Saint Lucia has won many awards over the years for being a stand out honeymoon destination, so there’s no doubt that if you choose this island made even more famous by its World Heritage twin peeks for your honeymoon, that you’ll have the best time of your life.

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Image: The beach at all-inclusive resort Sandals Grande Saint Lucian.

Best for: Newlyweds that love nature.

Not for: Stick-in-the-mud types. Saint Lucia was made for lovers of adventure. This island will be loved most by those who aren’t afraid of a little spontaneity. Expect bumpy roads, and some remote resorts, although there are many hotels and resorts which can be found in more populated parts of the island.

Highlights: Romantic catamaran cruises around the Pitons, ATV tours in rugged terrain, sampling local fruits like mango along the way, sipping on coconut water on the beach, and having an all-out amazing time. Try hiking the Tet Paul nature trail!

Insider tip: Stay at one of the Sandals all-inclusive resorts in Saint Lucia and get access to all three! Sandals Grande St Lucian, Sandals Halcyon and Sandals La Toc are some of the most romantic luxury resorts of the island, located right on the beach. Expect some amazing sunsets!



2. Jamaica

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Image: Beach resort Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Jamaica is central to the Caribbean, in that it has such a huge influence on the cultures of the other islands, with everything from music to cuisine. On the romantic side, Jamaica has places like Ocho Rios, Negril, and Montego Bay, which are all great for some adventurous excursions and a good time on the beach. You can’t go wrong with selecting this eclectic Caribbean island for your honeymoon, just for all the unforgettable experiences you’ll have along the way!

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Image: Swim-up bar at all-inclusive resort Sandals South Coast. Unlimited cocktails included in your stay!

Best for: Music lovers who like to take it easy. Jamaica is great for newlyweds who’d like to enjoy their Red Stripe beer or cocktail while listening to some live Reggae music. At the same time there are plenty of options when it comes to exploring the natural beauty of this tropical paradise.

Not for: The closed minded. The people and the environment are what make Jamaica stand out as an excellent honeymoon destination. If you’re unwilling to get out of your shell, you may miss out on some of the authentic experiences Jamaica has to offer.

Highlights: Jamaica carnival takes place in April, and the Jazz and Blues Festival in Montego Bay in January every year. Explore the amazing waterfalls, join in on cliff jumping and try snorkeling in Montego Bay’s marine park.

Insider tip: Stay at any of the six (!) Sandals all-inclusive beach resorts in Jamaica and get access to all of them – this includes transfers. It’s like having six honeymoons in one. Plus, unlimited gourmet food and signature cocktails are included in your stay!



3. Aruba

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Aruba is a gem of the Caribbean, and though it tends to be less talked about than some of the other locations, that speaks nothing of the stunning beauty you can find on this island. Part of the ABC island chain, which includes Curacao and Bonaire, Aruba, part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, is ‘one happy island.’ Aruba is small, safe, with lots to do, and is promoted by the island’s tourism authority as having the most sunny days of any Caribbean island!

Best for: Life of the party types, who also want to explore.

Not for: Those who dream of a tropical jungle escape. While Aruba has a beautiful landscape, the island is quite dry, and flat. Its beaches more than make up for what it lacks in mountainous greenery!

Highlights: With perfect weather and beautiful scenery, you’re going to want to check out beaches like Palm Beach on the northern coast, and Eagle beach in the capital (Oranjestad). Be sure to ask about embarking on a private sunset catamaran honeymoon excursion!


4. Turks & Caicos

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You can’t go wrong when selecting Turks & Caicos for your island honeymoon – it is one of the islands in closest proximity to the United States. In fact, it takes just about an hour to get from Miami to the Turks & Caicos islands. Turks & Caicos, a British territory, is made up of 40 cays and islands, some of which are completely uninhabited. In the Turks & Caicos you can find a mixture of luxury, seclusion, simplicity, and fun. All of the islands are accessible through the hub, Providenciales (Provo), which is one of the main islands tourists choose to stay on. Grand Turk and Providenciales are the most populated islands, and most of the locals live there. You’ll find many natural attractions in Provo including Chalk Sound, a lake with mesmerizing turquoise waters, and Grace Bay beach – voted the most beautiful beach in the world.

Best for: The adventurous who like to be in and around the water. You’ll be mesmerized by the beautiful turquoise waters and find plenty of things to do on both land and sea. Turks & Caicos is a tropical paradise with plenty of secluded beaches, ideal for honeymooners.

Not for: Shoppaholics. While you may find one or two must-buy items in this territory, the shopping center in Turks and Caicos isn’t known for its wide variety. Neither is the island known for its hopping night life, but if you choose the right resort, you won’t have to worry much about that.

Highlights: Island hopping to barely inhabited islands, interacting with wild flamingoes, snorkeling, and sunbathing on powdery white sands. Turks & Caicos is an absolute gem!

Insider tip: Planning on going to the Turks and Caicos? Beaches resort in Turk and Caicos is located right on Grace Bay Beach!




5. Puerto Rico

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Variety is the spice of life, and it can certainly be found in Puerto Rico. The island is so developed, that you probably won’t remember that you are in fact on an island. Puerto Rico is an unincorporated U.S. territory, and it is a top choice vacation spot for islanders and international travelers alike. Honeymooners like this destination because there are lots of things to do, and places to stay, with accommodations ranging from ultramodern resorts, to Spanish influenced plantation estates. Puerto Rico is primarily a Spanish speaking island, so visitors to these shores can expect a lively escape filled with dancing, great food, and lots of cocktails, in the land where the Pina Colada was invented!

Best for: Couples who want the best of both worlds. In Puerto Rico, you can choose between a big-city or a middle-of-nowhere honeymoon, or both if you’d like.

Not for: Honeymooners who prefer to keep to themselves. Particularly as dancing (particularly salsa) is in the lifeblood of Latin territories, here you will definitely be expected to get up and dance!

Highlights: San Juan at night: this can be a romantic experience, just walking through the historic Town hand, partaking in a candlelit dinner at a waterfront café, and trying out your salsa moves at one of the hottest salsa clubs in town!


6. The Bahamas

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The Bahamas have for years been promoted as the ultimate Caribbean holiday, and they are just that, no matter what sort of experience you’re looking for. For honeymooners, the islands of the Bahamas have much to offer. You can choose whether you’d like an adventurous island-hopping experience, or one where you can enjoy the perks of luxury living at one of the luxury resorts in the Bahamas. You can go on a culinary adventure on islands like Nassau or relax on the powdery white sand beaches in Exuma with your newly minted spouse. You can even go swimming with the pigs, which allows for some unique photo moments! There is a lot to do in the Bahamas, which means plenty of bonding opportunities with your lover, as you walk blissfully into your happily-ever-after.

Best for: Those looking for a experience that includes some of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world, and amazing luxury resort accommodation.

Not for: Jane and Tarzan types. Much like Aruba, the islands of the Bahamas are mostly flat, with lots of beaches spread across the sprinkling of islands.

Highlights: Island hopping, swimming with the pigs, or going on a fishing adventure. Explore the beautiful turquoise waters and relax on some of the most incredible beaches in the world.

Insider tip: Sandals Emerald Bay on Exuma is a 500-acre beachfront resort that is perfect for a luxury beach escape. Sandals Royal Bahamian is located on the best beach in Nassau and comes with a private offshore island.




7. Bermuda

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Bermuda is one of those islands where you can choose between some of the most beautiful beaches and explore a culture that reflects the mixed Native American, African, and European heritage of the people who live there. It is one of the islands where there is an emphasis on safety, so you can travel there and have peace of mind. In Bermuda, tourists aren’t allowed to rent cars though, so you’ll have to settle for a moped, or walking, for your tropical vacation. It’s just as well, as the island is just about 20.6 square miles.

Best for: Fit and adventurous travelers.

Not for: Those who prefer the convenience of rental cars to explore their locations of choice.

Highlights: Beaches and historic locations like the Unfinished Church and St Peter’s Church in St Georges. The latter is over 400 years old, and is on record as being one of the oldest Anglican churches in existence.


8. Dominican Republic

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The Dominican Republic has often been promoted as the ultimate party spot for singles. Not many people know that it is also a great place for honeymooners. Weirdly, some of the same things that draw party people to DR shores are the things that lure in honeymooners – great choices for accommodation, lots of activities, a lively atmosphere, and great beaches. Couples who love adventure will find themselves at home on these shores; your only challenge may be finding enough time to do it all!

Best for: Sun seekers.

Not for: Picky eaters. Familiar options can be limited in this territory, so if you aren’t willing to explore, or if you won’t be happy with basic meals (think chicken, rice and plantain), this probably isn’t the right place for you.

Highlights: Water excursions, including wind surfing, whale watching, and diving. Try the bay at Cabarete, which is protected by a barrier reef.


9. Barbados

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Barbados is one of the more developed Caribbean islands, and known most for being the birthplace of mega-star Rihanna. It is home of Crop Over, a carnival like celebration that takes over the island every summer, culminating in August. The island is mostly flat, which means you can get from one end to the other in no time, but there is plenty to do in between. Barbados has an English feel to it, which can be attributed to the colorful history of the islands, most of which have hints of Spanish, French, or English influences. The island has some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean and some offer opportunities to learn how to surf. While in Barbados you and your beau can take in a polo match (whether you know anything about the game or not), which is always a fun way to spend a sunny afternoon, drink in hand!

Best for: Those who want an idyllic Caribbean vacation, with a hint of British flair.

Not for: Those seeking a Las Vegas meetings Caribbean experience. There are lots of things to do in Barbados, but the bulk of the island’s nightlife activities are reserved for the weekends.

Highlights: Beaches like Carlisle Bay (Marine Bay Park with a lighthouse), and the top-rated Bathsheba Beach made famous by Queen Elizabeth II, who explored this beach in her youth!

Insider tip: To date, Sandals all-inclusive resorts in Barbados are the newest of its kind. The luxury beachfront accommodation comes with its own rooftop pool, bowling alley, pool tables, swim-up bars, paddle boards, kayaks and much more. It’s an experience on its own.



10. The British Virgin Islands (BVI)

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The British Virgin Islands, commonly called the BVI, is one of those locations where there’s a different feel as compared to some of the smaller English-speaking islands. The BVI is made up of four main islands, with a few other smaller ones in between. It is a perfect spot for honeymooners who want a true getaway feel to their vacation. The island is promoted as ‘nature’s little secret, and it is a well-kept one, which is good news for those smart enough to explore these serene and beautiful shores!

Best for: Couples who enjoy a laid back lifestyle, and are happy spending their nights inside their private resort.

Not for: People who lose their minds with too much peace and quiet – you won’t find an around the clock party scene here.

Highlights: Exploring the ocean by boat, and travelling to the various islands. Anegada, a coral atoll, is a must see. Here you’ll find a secluded beach, and great diving for both snorkelers and those who prefer scuba diving. There’s even an offshore wreck, which offers great underwater views.


11. The U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI)

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After you say “I do”, chances are you’re looking for a location which will bring to life the love that you’ve just summed up in a single moment, by making a decision to spend the rest of your life with your soul mate. The U.S. Virgin Islands is a great choice, as you have three islands to choose from to spend your time enjoying your love. Accommodation ranges from posh resorts and villas, to privately owned great houses, quaint inns and well-appointed condominiums. You can picnic on private islands, enjoy candlelit dinners in the ‘ruins’, set out on a romantic catamaran sunset cruise, or just take in the amazing beaches. Whatever you choose to do, it will be with a backdrop of true Caribbean magnificence.

Best for: Couples with sea legs, particularly those who enjoy sailing. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to explore the open seas as you explore the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Not for: People who prefer staying put while in vacation. The U.S. Virgin Islands is made up of three different islands, and exploring all three adds to the overall experience. You will definitely miss out if you don’t try to explore at least two of the islands in this territory.

Highlights: The beaches. Trunk Bay in St John, Magen’s Bay in St Thomas, and Rainbow Beach in St Croix.


12. Grenada

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Grenada is known as the spice isle, and it is deserving of its moniker. Here, ‘untouched beauty meets warm people content with a simple life’. It is pure romance and adventure in Grenada, from exploring white sand beaches, to experiencing the world’s first underwater sculpture park. You can also trek the rugged trails in the center of the island, with the love of your life, as you both bring out your inner wild side. There is no short supply of things to do in Grenada – so much so that you may feel the need to extend your trip.

Insider tip: All-inclusive vacations are the way to go in Grenada. Find out more about what’s included in Sandals Grenada’s all-inclusive package.

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Image: Honeymoon suite with private infinity pool at Sandals Grenada.

Best for: The adventurous, who like a more off-the-beaten track experience.

Not for: Couples who desire a wild party scene, and an all-round lavish setting. While Grenada is not devoid of elegance with some of the fancy accommodation you can find, overall, this is a largely understated Caribbean territory.

Highlights: World’s first underwater sculpture park and Grand Etang National Park, where you can find the Seven Sisters Waterfalls. A scenic hike will take you there, and you can spend the rest of your time swimming in the refreshing waters of the falls.


13. Antigua

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Much like Dominica is famous for its 365 rivers, Antigua promotes itself as having 365 beaches – one for every day of the year. The island is home to the most romantic resort in the world and is known to be one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean, with friendly people, and lots to do. Beaches in this territory range from populated, to completely secluded… which means you’ll find opportunities to skinny dip, if you so choose! The overall atmosphere in Antigua is welcoming and fun and you won’t regret making it your choice for a destination honeymoon.

Insider tip: Sandals Antigua was voted the most romantic resort in the world! See if you can book one of the honeymoon suites in this resort rather sooner than later, as availability is limited.

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Best for: Couples who want the ultimate beach vacation, complete with endless options of amazing beaches. Explore the waters and go on a romantic sunset cruise!

Not for: Honeymooners who don’t like exploring.

Highlights: Charter a sailboat and sail towards the sunset. Don’t forget to book some outdoor adventures like those that can be found at Stingray City (where you can swim with and feed the rays), rainforest zipline tours and sugar planation tours at authentic mills, some of which are almost 300 years old.


14. Anguilla

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Anguilla is located just off the coast of Saint Martin, and can easily be accessed via ferry, or through the Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport located on island. It is quickly gaining a reputation for being a playground for the rich and famous, as it is quite literally the definition of tropical paradise. With a population of just around 14,764 people, the island is relatively secluded. You’ll have plenty of privacy, and room to explore this island which includes many high end resorts, award winning chefs, and top rated beaches.

Best for: Foodies. There’s something about this island that inspires chefs to put their best food forward, which is great news for diners on this island. With over 100 places to eat, you’ll find more than enough options to please you pallet.

Not for: Perfectionists. Anguilla is about as beautiful as they come, but like many Caribbean islands you may have to deal with things like “island time” and occasional pot holes. If you can focus on the beauty, and enjoy the moment, you’ll have no issues.

Highlights: Snorkeling, and sampling water side restaurants like Mangoes Seaside Grill.


15. Cuba

Camila Cabello’s nostalgic ‘Havana’ lyrics led the best of us to contemplations of vacations on the island of Cuba. The good news? Cuba is great for honeymooners, especially those who want an out of the norm experience. Largely a Hispanic nation, you’ll immediately be sucked into the culture and beauty of this territory. The history and charm alone is reason enough to go, but you’ll find more than just that, including museums, salsa music, beaches, and classic cars; the latter you won’t find anywhere else due to the US Embargo on trade with Cuba, so it really is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Best for: Lovers of classic cars, cigars and historic architecture.

Not for: People who are uncomfortable being in a place where the primary language is not English. Some basics in Spanish are a must, especially in the more remote areas.

Highlights: Lovely cocktails and the best cigars. You can get cigars straight from the factories while in Cuba!


16. Cayman Islands

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A British Overseas territory, the Cayman Islands offer an intricate and unique travelling experience. It is one of those locations that promise a high-end experience, and delivers. With a vacation package that inspires travelers to “dream”, there are plenty of things to do, from golfing to diving and watersports, or just lazing around on the beach. Whether you’re going for a honeymoon, babymoon, anniversary or destination wedding, you’ll be in good hands in the Cayman Islands.

Tip: You can try the Cayman Airways national airline, or opt for any of the other international airlines which fly to this destination.

Best for: High rollers who love high-end resorts, and diving enthusiasts.

Not for: People who want an off the beaten path authentic Caribbean experience, as the standard of living in this part of the world is heavily Americanized.
Highlights: Crystal Caves (Northside, Grand Cayman), the award winning Cayman Turtle Centre, and the Sunken City of Atlantis (if you’re a diver).


17. Curacao

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On the ‘Caribbean island that sets you free’, you will find true liberation. This Dutch Caribbean island is an amazing vacation spot, particularly for honeymoons. Curacao is one of the ABC islands, and it is a great place to go if you’re looking for an adventure. Whether you want an experience where you can focus on health and wellness, including indulging in world class spa treatments, or you want to focus on exploring nature, parks and museums, you will find it on these shores. You’ll also be able to explore the Dutch-colonial buildings in Punda and Otrobanda which have been restored over the years, and remodeled into restaurants, bars, clubs, galleries, and the like. Curacao may well be a whole new world for the American traveler, but it is certainly one worth exploring.

Best for: Honeymoons who appreciate arts, culture, and vintage architecture.

Not for: Avid beach connoisseurs – while there are some nice beaches in Curacao, it is not one of those islands with a beach for every day or the year, or beaches on a multitude of easily accessible islands.

Highlights: The Curaçao Ostrich Farm in Willemstad, and shopping in the capital!


18. St. Barths

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Think St. Tropez meets Caribbean… and there you have St. Barths. Even the rich and the famous will scarcely find a reason to complain in the French speaking Caribbean nation of St. Barths. Luxury is an action word on this island, and you’ll find plenty of villas and resorts to choose from. Celebrities who have graced these shores include Bella Hadid, Jessica Alba, and Chrissy Teigen, and more who have gone incognito. If you want a direct flight, you may have to charter your own, which you’ve probably already decided to do if your heart is set on an extravagant vacation on these shores.

Best for: Newlyweds with money to spend.

Not for: Honeymooners that are looking for a place where a Dollar goes a long way.

Highlights: The intimacy and exclusive feel of the island. You’ll find the typical white sand beaches and Caribbean ambiance, just with the added comfort of indulgence. Top rated beaches include Cul-de-Sac and St. Jean’s.


19. Dominica

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Dominica, or the nature isle as it is known, is perfect for rejuvenation, exploration and love. It is an eco-friendly paradise within the idyllic Caribbean, so much so that people travel there just to “find themselves” again. Described as the best kept secret of the Caribbean, the island boosts 365 rivers, which are more or less natural streams of water that often lead to the sea, or a lake. There are many canyoning and river tubing tours that you can engage in on the island, and any amount of nature inspired activities you can enjoy, including soaking in hot springs, snorkeling or scuba diving, and zip lining.

Best for: Nature Lovers. This island is one of the best for an eco-friendly vacation in the Caribbean.

Not for: Honeymooners expecting a luxurious experience. Dominica is modest, and beautifully so.

Highlights: Rainforest hikes, and jungle river adventures (including river tubing.) Try everything at least once.


20. St. Kitts

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Saint Kitts and Nevis (sister islands) go hand in hand, but the bigger of the two is St Kitts, and thus you’ll find more varied experiences there. St. Kitts, the sugar isle as it is known, is sweeter than honey, and you’ll have more than enough to talk about upon your return home, not to mention memories to last a lifetime. Be sure to spend some time exploring the island’s famous sugar plantations, and also consider hiking up Mt. Liamuga, which rises 3,792 feet above sea level.

Best for: Outdoorsy types.

Not for: Those seeking endless white sand beaches, with idyllic crystal clear waters. St. Kitts is not particularly well known for its beaches, though you can find a few nice beaches on the island, like Cockleshell beach.

Highlights: The Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, and Romney Manor, which offer great views and historical tidbits.


21. Martinique

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Martinique is quite literally a little France, in terms of the ambiance, language, and culture that can be found there. The island is located near Saint Lucia (about a 30-minute flight) and is loved for its authentic French experience. Martinique is as beautiful as it is quaint, and the charming island with its picturesque Fort-De-France will steal your heart and cause you to fall even more deeply in love, as you navigate the steep hills and narrow streets of this completely French territory. You can do everything from hiking trips, to partaking in premier culinary experiences.

Best for: Couples who want to experience easy access French inspired shopping, and classic French cuisine.

Not for: Those who aren’t interested in exploring a different culture.

Highlights: Martinique’s Place de la Savane, in Fort-de-France, and La Galleria shopping center for amazing shopping.


22. Trinidad and Tobago

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The land of steel pan and Calypso, Trinidad and Tobago never disappoints, especially not around carnival time every year in February. Even if you aren’t going for the Carnival celebration, you’re bound to have a good time in Trinidad. Honeymooners will love the options available for accommodation in the twin island republic, which includes Tobago, a less populated and smaller island located 35 kilometers northeast of Trinidad. While Trinidad is known and loved for its party atmosphere, and for being one of the most developed Caribbean islands, Tobago, its sister island is popular for its opportunities for adventure, including rainforest explorations, and beach excursions.

Best for: Music fanatics. Trinidad and Tobago is the birthplace of genres like calypso, soca, and home of the steel drum. This sort of music is popular in the Caribbean region, and this is where it originated. Outside of the Caribbean carnival season you can take in local music at bars, clubs, and even local pan yards where steel pan bands practice throughout the year.

Not for: Couples who don’t want to get out and mingle. It’s always a good time with “Trinnies”, who’ll make sure you have a good time! Getting to know the locals while in Trinidad is definitely a highlight.

Highlights: Hands down, the Asa Wright Nature Centre (scientific research station in the Arima Valley). For Tobago? Beach hopping. Be sure to check out Man O’ War Bay and Buccoo Reef.


23. Nevis

Nevis is a hidden gem and is smaller than its sister island Saint Kitts. It is the sort of place where you’re forced to stop, and take in the beauty around you. A trip to the island (a 45 minute ferry ride from Saint Kitts) finds that it is just about as “unspoilt, unpretentious, and unforgettable” as its tagline states, particularly the palm tree lined Pinney’s Beach and the secluded Oualie Beach. Honeymooners will like this island for its laidback and private feel, as well as for the opportunities for adventure, including at Booby High Shoals, an offshore dive site where you can find lots of sea turtles and stingrays.

Best for: Super chill honeymooners.

Not for: Thrill seekers. Sure, you’ll find things to do here, even water sports, deep sea fishing, horseback riding and golf, but Nevis is not the place to go if you want endless options, and all in one place.

Highlights: A Nevis style ‘Round the Island’. It won’t take long as the island is just about 20 miles long. You’ll have plenty of time to check out the villages, and stop along the way to explore.


24. Saint Martin / Sint Maarten

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Two islands in one? Nothing could be more perfect. Saint Martin consists of two territories, Saint Martin (French), and Sint Maarten (Dutch). Both sides of the island are so uniquely their own, that it is hard to believe they’re both part of the same 34 square mile island. Though the island is relatively small, it is in some ways more developed than some of the Caribbean islands in the Lesser Antilles. If you decide to honeymoon in St Martin, you can expect to enjoy the best of French and Dutch influences, in a tropical Caribbean setting!

Best for: Experiencing more than one culture in limited time. You can spend the day enjoying Parisian flair, and be back in time to have an authentic Amsterdam inspired dinner!

Not for: Anyone who has a rigid idea of what the Caribbean experience should look like. You’re unlikely to have the rainforest experience here, nor climb lush green mountain trails. You will however get to experience some of the Caribbean’s best beaches.

Highlights: Duty-free boutiques and Dawn Beach on the Dutch side; Grand Case, Orient and Longue beaches on the French. Maho beach on the Dutch side is also top-rated!


25. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG)

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a paradise for those who love spontaneity. Saint Vincent itself is a lush green island, with beaches of gold, white, and black sand. The island is the largest in the island chain of the Grenadines, as it is perfect for couples who want a spontaneous honeymoon. Prepare to island hop if you choose to vacation on this island, as a trip to Saint Vincent is incomplete without exploring what the Grenadines have to offer. You don’t even need a boat to experience this kind of opulent lifestyle, as many of the islands can be accessed via ferry, and by way of chartered flights. For example, it takes about an hour to travel between Bequia, one of the most popular islands in the grenadines, and Saint Vincent. Other popular islands in the Grenadines include Mustique, Palm Island and Petit St Vincent. These and some of the other islands attract a rather upmarket crowd, including celebrities on some occasions.

Best for: People who love surprises, especially the kind of surprises a trip with island hopping can offer.

Not for: Anyone who gets seasick. The best way to get around these islands quickly is by boat, so it is probably not a good idea for anyone who gets seasick, or overall doesn’t like the ocean.

Highlights: Diving in the Tobaco Cays, speed boating around the islands.


26. Ambergris Caye (Belize)

At 25 miles long, Ambergris Caye is Belize’s largest island. It is known for its water sports, scuba diving and amazing beaches. Off the eastern shore, the Belize Barrier Reef features famed snorkeling and dive sites such as the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, with an abundance of sea life, and the. The town of San Pedro is the island's gateway and center for sailing and reef exploration. You’ll find a number of high-end resorts to choose from on this island, and more than enough room for romance and unrestricted exploration.

Best for: Honeymooners who enjoy the simple things.

Not for: Those looking for a luxury Caribbean holiday, or those who want a fast-paced vacation.

Highlights: Diving. You can find great opportunities for snorkeling and scuba diving on this island. Be sure to check out the Great Blue Hole, and the town of San Pedro, which is great for sailing, and exploring vibrant coral reefs.


27. Caye Caulker (Belize)

There are hardly any bad reviews of this island which is located just off the shores of Belize. Spending some time here while on your honeymoon will introduce you to the treasures of the Caribbean in a very intimate way. All it takes to get to Caye Caulker is a short ferry ride from Belize. You’ll find the island’s sole settlement in the south – the Caye Caulker Village. The rest of the island is mostly uninhabited, and the landscape, particularly in the north, consists of mostly dense mangrove forest, which is part of a protected forest reserve. You’ll find a wide range of bird species on this island, and other wild life. Expect friendly locals and easy traveling. Just five miles long, many people choose to navigate this island by bike, or with a golf cart.

Best for: Couples who enjoy taking it easy.

Not for: People who will get bored in a limited space.

Highlights: The ‘Split’ – a body of water that separates the north and south of the island. This is a great spot for easy snorkeling, and there’s a dock for sunbathing. You can check out the Lazy River Bar and Grill, or rent out a kayak or paddleboard for some fun in the sun. You may also enjoy the Caye Caulker Marine Reserve.


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Kylie Morrow

About Kylie Morrow

Born on the tropical island that is Saint Lucia affords a never-ending source of inspiration. In the past 13 years, Kylie loved to work with various newspapers, magazines and blogs in the Caribbean.

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