There are lots of different places you can jet off to for a couples’ vacation, but no destination is more well-rounded than the Caribbean! With oceans of sparkling blue, and shores piled high with soft, white, and even pink sand, this region is pure bliss. Couples who love the beach or want to savor a mix of laid-back ambiance and opulence at Sandals adults-only all-inclusive resorts will find the Caribbean especially irresistible.
Whether you’re looking for a sporty couple’s vacation where you can get into a host of water and land sports together, something that involves golf, diving, or just lazing around at a resort that offers everything under the sun, Sandals may be just what you need to take your love to new heights or reignite old flames!
Here are our top picks for the 11 best couple vacation spots in the Caribbean:
Negril is often at the top of the list of places to see for couples who are looking for a romantic getaway in Jamaica. Its popularity is owed to the numerous adventures to be had, welcoming atmosphere, and fantastic beaches.
This is a great vacation spot, especially for honeymooners and couples looking for a destination wedding. Negril is a bit more serene than Jamaica’s tourist capital, Montego Bay, with a laid-back ambiance. The natural beauty and the sunsets in this Caribbean town are second to none.
Live in luxury at Sandals Negril where it will seem like your every wish has been catered to by this innovative and truly romantic all-inclusive resort. There’s no better place to add some fire to love that’s already there, and already true, than Sandals Negril, which is situated along Jamaica’s famous Seven Mile Beach. This award-winning adults-only resort has seven restaurants, three pools, three whirlpools, five bars including swim-up bars, and lots of quality inclusions like unlimited land and water sports.
There’s a mix of business and pleasure to be found in Rodney Bay, an area in the north of Saint Lucia. In this part of the island, you can find some of the best white-sand beaches on the island, including ‘the Ramp’ (also known as Reduit beach) and Pigeon Island National Park. You’ll find some of the best resorts in Saint Lucia in this area as well.
Sandals Grande St Lucian is a great option for a sophisticated and laid-back vacation with plenty of time to socialize. Couples will find the epitome of paradise at this popular resort in Saint Lucia, which has stunning views of the coasts of Pigeon Island. The luxurious air of the resort itself will confirm straight away that this may just be the best vacation decision ever.
Sandals Grande St. Lucian is an all-inclusive resort that offers twelve restaurants, five pools, three whirlpools, seven bars including a swim-up bar, the always in demand Over-The-Water Bungalows, and Stay at 1, Play at 3 exchange privileges, which means you’ll also be able to spend time at Sandals Halcyon Beach and Sandals Regency La Toc, all part of the ultimate all-inclusive vacation!
Grenada is a dream for couples seeking an island escape in a true paradise. Grenada is known for its production of spices like nutmeg, pimento, cinnamon, and so much more. As you explore the island these exotic scents can overtake you, helping you sink that much quicker into a world of bliss.
Grenada has both black and white sand beaches (like Grand Anse Beach), and water so clear that you can even see some of the mesmerizing coral reefs from the air before you land. This island is volcanic in nature, and that has led to a diverse landscape and lots to admire all around, including stunning cliff sides, hot springs, rainforests, and even a 13-acre crater lake.
While in Grenada, you’ll also be able to explore its sister islands Petit Martinique and Carriacou, which are the perfect island escapes!
Sandals Grenada is truly innovative, exceeding the expectations of even the most hopeful and imaginative guest. Picture this… a private infinity pool on the edge of your suite, looking out over the sea. While you enjoy the sunset with your loved one, your butler brings you cold champagne and gourmet treats.
At Sandals Grenada, you can dine unlimited at up to 10 gourmet restaurants (including an excellent sushi restaurant), participate in watersports, skip across to any of the six bars (including swim-up bars), or just lounge around in your exclusive suite. It really doesn’t get any better than Sandals Grenada for an adults-only all-inclusive vacation in Grenada you won’t soon forget.
Insider tip: Get PADI® certified at Sandals and dive for free for the rest of your vacation. If you’re already certified, just dive right in! Exploring some of the most incredible dive spots in the world is all included in your stay (up to two tanks per guest per day). Grenada offers spectacular shipwreck dives, an underwater sculpture park, and some of the most incredible reefs.
Exuma is a district of The Bahamas and boasts some of the most beautiful powdery white-sand beaches in the world. The color of the surrounding ocean ranges from as clear as glass, to beautiful turquoise and deep blue. This is the place to be for couples looking for a secluded tropical beach getaway. The snorkeling is fantastic in Exuma and you’ll also have the opportunity to meet the famous swimming pigs with your loved one while you’re there.
Great Exuma has a laid-back yet luxurious feel. You can have a couple’s vacation that mixes adventure and relaxation, with plenty of time to be spoiled at your resort.
Sandals Emerald Bay in Great Exuma is an all-suite all-inclusive resort that is designed for couples who want a bit of grandeur included in their Caribbean vacation. This resort is the largest Sandals property in The Bahamas, and it includes its own state-of-the-art golf course (18-hole, par 72) designed by Greg Norman. The views from the oceanfront golf course are stunning and couples love taking morning walks here!
There are also six Har-Tru tennis courts, a spa, 11 restaurants, three pools, seven whirlpools, and six bars including a British pub and swim-up bar. At Sandals Emerald Bay, you can choose between beachfront villas, charming beach house-themed accommodation, and so much more!
The authentic and secluded south coast of Jamaica is a relatively quiet area where you can spend as much time as you’d like on the beach or trying authentic Jamaican cuisine. The south coast is home to Jamaica’s Black River, YS Falls, the authentic Treasure Beach area, and Floyd’s Pelican Bar, a popular drinking spot made out of driftwood that sits on a sandbar in the middle of the Caribbean Sea.
Jamaica’s South Coast is the ideal spot for a secluded couple’s getaway.
There’s something about exploring a foreign destination together that can bring two people closer, especially those who are already receptive to love. Embark on a vacation fueled by love by staying at a 5-star all-inclusive resort like Sandals South Coast, which is surrounded by a 500-acre nature reserve.
One of the things that makes Sandals South Coast stand out, besides the property being so extensive, is the fact that the resort offers only beachfront and ocean-view suites – so you really can’t go wrong with your room choice! Sandals South Coast has nine unique restaurants, three pools, four whirlpools, seven bars including swim-up bars, Over-The-Water Bungalows, the Latitudes° Over Water Bar, and Sandals’ signature Over-The-Water Wedding Chapel.
People who stay here love the Sushi on the Sand restaurant, and the fact that this resort boasts Jamaica’s longest swimming pool.
Montego Bay, one of the most popular areas in Jamaica, is a great starting point if you are visiting Jamaica for the first time because it promises a little something for everyone. This area is often referred to as MoBay.
Montego Bay is the capital city of Saint James Parish on the north coast of Jamaica. Montego Bay’s appeal is owing to its stunning white sand beaches, endlessly available excursions, and lots of luxury all-inclusive resorts. Montego Bay is always bustling, but even with a buzzing atmosphere, it isn’t hard to find relaxation, or become one with nature. You’ll truly appreciate the pure beauty of Jamaica with a vacation that includes spending some time in Montego Bay!
Sandals Montego Bay is truly historic; it was the flagship resort for the award-winning all-inclusive company. This lively resort has been updated in many ways over the years, and, today, it features spanking new accommodation options and room categories. The lobby is open-air style, and this sets the tone for a vacation where you’ll truly be able to get a breather and elevate your love. Couples traveling for destination weddings can think about having their ceremony on the Over-The-Water Serenity Wedding Chapel at Sandals Montego Bay. Everyone else can enjoy the twelve themed restaurants, six bars (including the Caribbean’s very first swim-up bar, and one of the first in the world), seven pools, three whirlpools, a long stretch of private white-sand beach, and exchange privileges with other Sandals Resorts in the vicinity.
A couples’ trip can open your heart in so many ways as you take in new cultures together, meet new people, and experience new things. The novelty adds something incredible to just about any union, and Sandals Royal Caribbean is the perfect place to see this all unfold right before your eyes. This intimate couple’s only resort features innovative suites, a private offshore island, nine restaurants, day and night entertainment, and so much more. If you really want to amplify your love, try to book the much sought-after Over-the-Water bungalows, which include see-through glass floors, an outdoor shower, and other innovative add-ons.
Insider tip: Want to get around to experience the cool things Montego Bay has to offer? Check out our comprehensive list of things to do in and near Montego Bay. We’ve also listed Montego Bay’s best beaches so you can explore them with your significant other!
‘The Gap’ is located in the south of Barbados. It’s just the place to be for a couple’s vacation where you can let loose, have fun, and steal away to have some private time whenever you please. In Saint Lawrence Gap, you’ll find the best resorts, restaurants, and beach bars on the island. Go on a snorkeling trip, learn how to surf on Dover Beach, go for a relaxing beach day at Carlisle Bay, explore the tunnels of the George Washington’s House or watch a horse race at Garrison Savannah. There’s no shortage of activities to try out in Barbados.
Looking for an innovative and luxurious all-inclusive resort in Barbados? Look no further than Sandals Barbados. This adults-only resort features 11 restaurants, three pools (including the largest and longest lagoon pool in Barbados), two whirlpools, eight bars including a British pub, Stay at 1, Play at 2 exchange privileges with Sandals Royal Barbados, and many other amazing inclusions. The Crystal Lagoon Swim-up Suites are perfect for couples who want something especially intimate.
Sandals Royal Barbados is located next door to Sandals Barbados and features an additional nine restaurants, a rooftop pool, a 4-lane bowling alley, and even a craft beer hall! This resort is popular with couples who want a lavish experience that includes Skypool Suites, swim-up suites, and Millionaire Suites. Live your most tropical life as you sip on something cold in the rooftop bar and lounge and set up a couple of spa sessions. Afterward, you can indulge in all the inclusions of your Sandals vacation, like day and night entertainment, land, and watersports including free snorkeling and scuba diving trips, and so much more.
If you can tear yourself away from this amazing resort, it’s a great idea to explore the rest of the island and do fun things like taking rum distillery tours, checking out the towns, or wandering through some of the most exotic botanical gardens.
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Ocho Rios, also known as Ochi, lures visitors in because of its diverse offerings. Whether you want a couples’ vacation that includes lots of beach time, or you’re more concerned with going on adventurous excursions, you’ll find something to suit you in Ocho Rios. This area in Jamaica is rich in natural attractions, and you can have a refreshing dive at Jamaica’s most spectacular waterfalls like Dunn’s River Falls and natural swimming pools like the ‘Cool’ Blue Hole in this mesmerizing space.
Sandals Ochi was truly made with love and satisfaction in mind. This lively resort has a whopping 16 restaurants (including Mediterranean and Oriental dining options), a record 105 swimming pools and 22 whirlpools, and 11 full-service bars including an underground speakeasy.
Golf lovers will appreciate that green fees at a nearby golf and country club are free for all Sandals Ochi guests. Some great room options at Sandals Ochi include the Butler Village Honeymoon Romeo & Juliet Villa Suite, which has its own private pool sanctuary, and the Riviera Honeymoon Beachfront Penthouse. Both suites come with Butler Elite service.
Sandals Royal Plantation is another great resort option in Ocho Rios. This intimate boutique resort caters to couples looking for a world of enchantment. There are just only about 74 suites at this resort, but there’s so much to love, including five restaurants, incredible butler service for every suite, and exchange privileges with nearby Sandals Ochi.
Sandals Royal Plantation has some of the best reviews of any Sandals Resort and is ideal for couples who want to be in a world away from it all (if you prefer a large swimming pool and party atmosphere, Sandals Ochi might be the better option for you). The Saint Ann Mountains border Sandals Royal Plantation, which features two private cove beaches. Golf fees at a nearby golf course are also included for guests at Sandals Royal Plantation.
Castries is the capital of Saint Lucia, and it is a truly historic Caribbean city. The island’s cruise port is located here, so you’ll find plenty to explore at this vacation spot. Shop for authentic souvenirs at the market and spot exotic birds at the Millet Bird Sanctuary. In the surrounding areas, you’ll also find Saint Lucia’s verdant forest, where you can take an aerial tram ride through the treetops.
On the outskirts of Castries, you’ll find some of the best all-inclusive resorts in Saint Lucia, including Sandals Halcyon Beach and Sandals Regency La Toc.
Sandals Halcyon Beach is often described as a sanctuary - perfect for those who want to slow down and enjoy the finer things in life. Sandals Halcyon Beach has six restaurants, seven full-service bars including a British pub, and Stay at 1, Play at 3 exchange privileges with Sandals Grande St. Lucian and Sandals Regency La Toc.
Insider tip: If you’ll be staying at Sandals Halcyon Beach, try the Beachfront Honeymoon Butler Room, which includes a private pool sanctuary, the Oceanview Club Level Room, which has both a balcony and a Tranquility Soaking Tub, or any of the other romantic room options!
Sandals Regency La Toc stands out for the range of accommodations available, and the fact that your vacation there can be as private or as social as you desire. This resort features its own golf course, a private spa, tennis courts, and the perfect mix of greenery and ocean blue scenery. You can try a luxury level room at this resort, like the Pitons Oceanview with Private Sundeck, or go big with the Sunset Oceanview Bluff Millionaire Butler Villa that can elevate your tropical vacation to a whole new level.
Sandals Regency La Toc has nine restaurants, three pools, and four whirlpools, eight bars including swim-up bars, a 9-hole golf course, and Stay at 1, Play at 3 exchange privileges, which include access to Sandals Grande St. Lucian and Sandals Halcyon Beach.
Antigua is a dream for the vacationer who wants a truly luxurious experience. This island is the only one in the Caribbean with 365 beaches – a beach for every day of the year. While you’re unlikely to be able to experience every single one during your Antigua vacation, you can surely take some time to visit the famous Dickenson Bay.
Dickenson Bay is an expansive and peaceful white-sand beach, a must-see. If you want something even more secluded though, there are lots of other beach options in Antigua, as well as fun excursions, opportunities to go sailing or diving, and the ability to live a laid-back lifestyle – at least for a few days. Sunseekers, honeymooners, and nature enthusiasts will love Antigua most.
Sandals Grande Antigua has been voted the “World’s Most Romantic Resort” for several years in a row. The adults-only all-inclusive resort is located right on one of the most stunning beaches in Antigua, Dickenson Bay. Sandals Grande Antigua is sophisticated and romantic. You can choose from a range of accommodation options including ocean view villas and butler suites. There are 11 restaurants, seven bars (including swim-up bars), luxurious suites designed for couples, unlimited (alcoholic) drinks, PADI® certified SCUBA diving (with professional equipment), and all the other inclusions Sandals is known and loved for.
Nassau is the capital of The Bahamas, found on the island of New Providence. It serves as a convenient hub for island-hopping in The Bahamas. There are several great snorkeling spots in Nassau and it’s a great destination for couples who want to be able to switch between active nightlife and incognito relaxation on an idyllic Caribbean beach like Cable Beach!
Sandals Royal Bahamian is set on Cable Beach and boasts 10 restaurants including French and Japanese-themed dining, two pools (plus a lagoon pool and private plunge pools for some rooms), three whirlpools, eight bars including a British pub, and a private offshore island. You can also benefit from the award-winning Red Lane® Spa, which offers an extensive list of treatments like the Green Coffee Wrap, Mother-2-Be-Massage, Papaya-Pineapple Salt Mousse, and more. The Island Village is perfect for couples who want to be in the midst of greenery, with hidden pools to dip into.
The very best couple’s vacation destination depends on the couple! The Caribbean has a ton of great options for couples of all kinds - from those who want to relax to those looking for adventure. Surf the waves in Barbados, explore the natural beauty of Ocho Rios, or get pampered in Exuma. There’s really no limit to what two people in love can experience on the perfect couple’s vacation!
With all of these options, the only thing left to decide is which Sandals Resort is best for you, and when the best time will be to take off to your romantic island getaway. For couples who’re looking for a vacation spot that is as diverse as they are, Sandals should be a top pick!