The Caribbean is full of amazing places to visit during your honeymoon. Some of the Islands are similar while others have a unique vibe to experiences. Some of the best beaches in the world can be found in the Caribbean along with amazing recreation, delicious foods, stunning resorts, and rich cultures. Here is a rundown of many of the destinations Honeymooners love to help you choose what will be best for you.
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St. Lucia, named the top place to honeymoon in the world by US News, is the perfect honeymoon destination because it has something for everyone at any budget. There are many all-inclusive resorts set on beautiful beachfront properties available which make planning your trip a breeze.
This beautiful eastern Caribbean island is known for it’s two dramatic mountains called the Pitons, they even named their national beer after these beauties!
It’s a small island so getting around is cheap and easy. From beaches to hidden rainforest waterfalls there is so much beauty on this small island.
If you like diving or snorkeling there are some beautiful reef-diving sites that will blow you away. For a relaxing day on the water, you can go for a catamaran cruise. If you’re lucky you can even see dolphins! Along the way, stop at the Pitons, have a drink, and go snorkeling. Feel like going to the spa? Have an adventure and try a natural mud bath on an active volcano in Sulphur Springs located in Soufriere, St.Lucia.
Get the perfect photo at the Toraille Waterfalls. It’s a dramatic 15m high waterfall set in the middle of the rainforest. You can go there as part of a day trip after the Soufriere Volcano.
TIP: If you want to visit this waterfall without tons of people, go on your own in the afternoon after all of the tour groups have left to get this piece of paradise to yourself.
The party doesn’t stop after the wedding! In Gros Islet, the northern part of the island, there is a massive local street party every Friday night. You can get some cheap food and beer and dance the night away under the Caribbean moonlight.
We loved St. Lucia! It’s truly is one of the best places for a honeymoon with the perfect mix of adventure, relaxation, and fun.’
Naomi – Eatloveexplore.com
St Lucia Honeymoon Accommodations
Serenity at Coconut Bay
For couples, it’s always a honeymoon at Saint Lucia’s Serenity at Coconut Bay, unlimited, all-inclusive, adults-only, and winner of the 2019 Brides Honeymoon Award. Butlers provide always un-intrusive pampering from arrival to departure.
Accommodations include private plunge pools and decks where outdoor showers, coconut palms, and hammocks-for-two add to the relaxed island feel. The Serenity experience is customized to every guest’s preferences before they arrive, dining is tailored to accommodate special diets and allergies, and the fully-stocked, in-suite bar is personalized with premium liquors. Enjoy dining anytime with 24-hour room service, casual fare at the Pool Bar and farm-to-table gourmet dining at the Greathouse Restaurant.
Jade Mountain resort provides gigantic guest ‘sanctuaries’ that feature private infinity pools, four-poster canopy beds, en-suite Jacuzzis, 24/7 butler service, and a unique 3-walled design that makes guests feel like they’re right at the edge of the galaxy. The entire experience at Jade Mountain revolves around the guest room – they don’t even have a common pool area because all the suites have their own, and the longest they’ve had a guest go without leaving their room was 5 nights.
The property is so spectacular and so visual, I honestly couldn’t think of a more picturesque place to celebrate your ‘I Do’s’. Couples can arrange private candlelit dinners on the beach, enjoy spa treatments in their sanctuaries or be active and explore the destination. There’s something for every kind of couple!
Think crystal clear water, white sandy, and empty beaches and colorful houses that are lined up along the gravel roads. The Bahamas are a true paradise. However, given that they consist of 17 islands and cays, you’ll find great differences between all of them.
Especially honeymooners will love Eleuthera. Not only is it the birthplace of pop legend Lenny Kravitz, but also is it home to some of the most remote beaches in the Bahamas. You can easily rent a car and experience the island by yourself. Some of the highlights are not only the spot where the calm Caribbean Sea meets the rough Atlantic Ocean but also a hidden path that connects little bays, in which you most clearly will be on your own.
Apart from that, the pink sand beach on the neighboring island is only a short ferry hop away. Get ready for a day in pink, on which you hang out on the beach and munch yourself to some of the best restaurants in the whole Caribbean while exploring the small Harbour Island.
Anne Steinbach & Clemens Sehi – TravellersArchive
Bahamas Honeymoon Accommodations
Grand Hyatt Baha Mar
Newlyweds “flock” to Grand Hyatt Baha Mar to create everlasting memories on the sparkling white sand beaches of Nassau’s idyllic cable beach and hang with the friendly flamingo flock that resides at the resort, interact with nurse sharks, stingrays and sea turtles at the BEACH Sanctuary and lounge alongside six elaborate pools with in-pool cabanas, swim-up bars and more. The love birds can also relax post-wedding by following along as the long-legged birds guide the couple to find inner Zen with the recently introduced Flamingo Yoga before dining at one of the 20+ restaurants on property, featuring authentic global cuisine.
Rosewood Baha Mar
An elegant sanctuary located on the pristine white sands of Nassau’s Cable Beach,Rosewood Baha Mar is the Caribbean’s newest and most discerning honeymoon destination, providing ample opportunity for couples to create romantic lasting experiences.
Luxurious suites, rooms and private villas offer privileged seclusion and sweeping views of the ocean, setting the stage for a romantic getaway, while an array of distinctly Bahamian experiences allow couples to bond in unique and imaginative ways. At the property’s Sense, A Rosewood Spa, time-honored healing practices are combined with modern treatments, all customized using sustainable ingredients sourced from the island. Escape Together, a couples treatment combines personalized essential oils and a restorative massage designed to leave guests feeling renewed and connected before they return to one of several resort pools to bask in the sun.
Sandals Emerald Bay
Get ready to be pampered with the superior service and the warm personal attention from the staff that goes above and beyond to make your experience special at Sandals Emerald Bay. On your arrival set your mind at ease as everything will be taken care. This all-inclusive luxury resort includes all of your meals so you won’t have to worry about your bill at the end of your trip.
The Sandals Emerald Bay is located on a secluded mile-long beach with crystal clear, sapphire-blue water in Great Exuma, Bahamas. You can choose to relax by one of the three pools or take a dip in the emerald bay waters of Great Exuma. There are also many water activities to keep you busy as well. Golf and unlimited scuba diving is included as well! When you are at Sandals Emerald Bay, it is highly recommended to take a tour to explore the other islands and swim side-by-side with the swimming pigs, visit iguana island or maybe do some snorkeling.
There are so many dining options that the hardest decision will be where to dine next. Hopefully, your stay will be long enough to try them all. The Sandals Emerald Bay offers 11 unique restaurants for dinner. There is something to suit everyone. You can’t miss the Jamaican jerk shack for their delicious jerk chicken. You can arrange a special sunset dinner under the stars served by a waiter in white gloves, on a table specially decorated with tropical floral arrangements and candle lights.
All of the rooms are oversized and spacious with some villa suites that have their own beachfront hideaway, where you can walk directly outdoors and stroll to the beach. The rooms are luxuriously decorated in mahogany furnishings with British Colonial accents.
Diana – DianasHealthyLiving.com
The Cove, Eleuthera
The Cove, Eleuthera is a tropical oasis considered to be one of the region’s best-kept secrets offering guests luxurious accommodation and private access to two beaches, giving the sense that they are on their own private island.
Enjoy private “dining under the stars” with a candlelit table, tiki torches, and seasonal flower arrangements and décor or a private bonfire on the beach and private bartender. The Cove, Eleuthera offers a host of complementary activities including paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, and hammocks throughout the property perfect for taking in the stunning coastal views.
As far as honeymoon destination considerations go, Puerto Rico has to be on your list! This island offers anything and everything you could possibly want. My better half and I picked Puerto Rico as we are very active travelers. We have a hard time hanging out at a resort and need constant stimulation (there are spots to do that in Puerto Rico if that is what you want!). Between the white sandy beaches, scuba diving, surfing, a plethora of rum, rainforest, and even an Airbnb self-sustaining treehouse (in my opinion one of the best things to do in Puerto Rico), the island was perfect.
The thing I love most about Puerto Rico is all these different things don’t require much travel in between. The island is compact but full of places to be explored. Not to mention, since it is a US territory, if you’re traveling from the States, you don’t have to bother with any currency exchange like on some of the other Caribbean Islands. Do yourself a favor, book your plane ticket and have the most adventurous honeymoon in the Caribbean.
Kati – StopDropandTrek.com
Puerto Rico Honeymoon Accommodations
Finca Victoria in Vieques
From Sylvia Demarco, the owner of the beloved Dreamcatcher hotel in San Juan comes the debut of Finca Victoria an altruistic bohemian retreat on Vieques, renovated and restored after the hurricanes with respect to the land, food, and culture of Puerto Rico. It features a central house with a swimming pool, a large communal kitchen and dining area, spacious living room, lounge areas, and five guest rooms all done in a colorful and detailed eclectic bohemian style.
Finca Victoria opened February 1st and includes two Baez Haus tree-houses, and by summer, will offer a total of 10 rooms and cabins. In addition, complimentary vegetarian breakfast and yoga will be offered, a local artisanal boutique and a vegetarian food store with items made from the hotel’s vegetable and herb garden. Rates start at $149 a night.
Jamaica was made for lovers. If you are looking for beautiful white sand beaches, swaying palm trees, and a myriad of romantic activities, Jamaica is the ideal location. Additional perks are the friendly people, beautiful sunsets, great food, and of course drinking many rum punches on the beach!
The tourist regions of Jamaica cater to all tastes. If you want miles of white sand beach, Negril is ideal. If you want to hop off your plane and be on the beach in 30 minutes consider Montego Bay. If you plan to have a destination wedding and honeymoon in the same place and plan to invite a lot of guests consider Ocho Rios. If you want a laid-back, rustic, fishing village atmosphere consider Treasure Beach on the south coast. If you want a serenely beautiful area where the mountains, shrouded in a rainforest canopy, merge into secluded beach coves consider Port Antonio on the eastern side of the island.
Jamaica also offers a diverse range of accommodations; from luxury all-inclusive hotels, to overwater bungalows, to chic beachside villas or shacks. An added plus is the variety of activities available. You can go bamboo rafting on the Rio Grande or the Martha Brae with a loved one, have romantic dinners in seaside caves, enjoy romantic picnics on the beach, or enjoy sunset catamaran cruises.
Charmaine- Jamaica Travel Saver
Honeymoon Resort in Jamaica
Sandals Montego Bay
Sandals Montego Bay, a Sandals Luxury Resort, offers wonderful ocean views, comfortable rooms, plus having activities like golf, tennis, and a fitness center. In the surrounding area, you can explore nature and enjoy activities like Eco tours, Canopy, snorkeling, hiking, biking, and even diving with dolphins.
You can even taste here delightful dishes from international cuisine that you will never forget. Spa services, massages, and beauty treatments just make things appear to be in a real paradise of joy.
Leo – SafariNomad.com
Moon Palace Jamaica
Moon Palace Jamaica is Palace Resorts’ first property outside of Mexico and Jamaica’s most luxurious all-inclusive resort. The family-friendly AAA Four Diamond resort offers guests the opportunity to experience 17-acres of ivory sand on the longest stretch of private beach in Ocho Rios.
The resort features the only FlowRider® Double wave simulator in Jamaica, lavish swimming pools, a kids water park, multiple dining destinations and bars, a gourmet corridor, an ultra-chic nightclub, NOIR, and signature AWE Spa®, the largest spa in Jamaica. The resort also offers an array of off-site activities such as kayaking, paddle boarding, or even taking a scenic catamaran ride through the clear waters of Ocho Rios.
Rose Hall, situated near Montego Bay has long been known for its picturesque wedding packages. Couples can tours the Great House and enjoy activities like a haunted house tour or a more serene garden tour. Another option is the Cinnamon Hill, the former home of Johnny Cash and his wife, June Carter Cash.
It’s a private setting that allows relaxation and the opportunity to take in all the island has to offer. Rose Hall also offers Annee’s Escape Bundle, which includes a golf outing, lunch, and a shopping excursion.
Half Moon Resort, Montego Bay, Jamaica
Since the mid-1950s, Half Moon Resort near Jamaica’s famous Montego Bay has been hosting celebrities, royalty, and honeymooners on its breathtaking stretch of the Caribbean Sea. A family-run hotel to this day, Half Moon Resort features something for everyone, especially couples.
With a world-class golf course, an equestrian center, a luxury spa, both active and less active honeymooners will find something to do. Perhaps the star of Half Moon is their Fern Tree Spa. Offering a wide range of massages including a couples massage, Fern Tree uses local Jamaican ingredients and traditional healing techniques to relax and reinvigorate its guests.
For foodie honeymooners, Half Moon focuses on fresh, locally sourced ingredients, bringing the tastes and smells of traditional Jamaican food to its guests. Dine at their romantic Sugar Mill Restaurant, one of the top restaurants on the island. As for the rooms, most are set in private or semi-private villas. Each villa is uniquely designed and decorated making them exclusive, quiet, and romantic.
Over the years, Half Moon has welcomed the likes of President John Kennedy and Queen Elizabeth. But you don’t need to be famous to be treated like a President or a Queen. The resort feels elegant and exclusive for all travelers, especially honeymooners.
Amber – With Husband In Tow
Azul Beach Resort Negril
Located on Negril’s Seven Mile Beach, one of the World’s 10 Best Beaches by TripAdvisor, couples can start their journey together in one of the most luxuriously romantic resorts in the Caribbean, Azul Beach Resort Negril. The all-suite property offers a premium couples ocean view suite located in the adults-only section, complete with a king-size bed and pictures-perfect views of the Caribbean Sea.
The free Taste of Romance Honeymoon Package and the Memorable Moments Honeymoon and Anniversary Package are available to make your stay even more special.
The new 120-room S Hotel Jamaica made its splashy debut on January 27th with forward-thinking design and a modern take on Jamaican hospitality. S Hotel’s prime location on famed Doctor’s Cave Beach and the Irie Hip Strip serves as a stylish basecamp to explore the area’s new shops, restaurants, and entertainment.
S Hotel is a cosmopolitan as it comes but notably Jamaican as the hotel welcomes guests to their “home away from home,” balancing a cozy atmosphere with sophisticated amenities. Buzzing bars, a high-spirited pool scene, the exclusive Sky Deck for concierge floor guests, international restaurants, a café, spa with therapeutic plunge baths, a gym, and spacious contemporary guest rooms, thoughtfully combine to create a modern and effervescent sense of place.
Turks & Caicos
The Turks and Caicos Islands are a string of post-card perfect islands located just south of the Bahamas in the Caribbean. With pristine white sand and uncrowded beaches, an amazing honeymoon awaits you in Turks and Caicos! Here are my top three reasons why this is the perfect spot for a honeymoon.
Now I know you’ll find beautiful water on many islands in the Caribbean. But the vivid blues in Turks and Caicos were unmatched to any Caribbean destination I’ve ever seen! Plus it’s home to Grace Bay Beach, which is often ranked by travelers as one of the world’s top ten beaches!
Turks and Caicos once had pirates – but that was hundreds of years ago! During my time there my husband and I explored every corner and felt very safe at all times. So no need to stick to an all-inclusive resort here!
Known throughout the world as one of the best places to snorkel and scuba dive, Turks and Caicos is full of adventure. Try kiteboarding, kayaking, or set sail on a catamaran. Visit the world’s only conch farm or end your day with a sunset cruise. Take a day trip from Grand Turk or Providenciales to another island to explore vacant beaches and beautiful landscapes.
With commercial airlines flying to Turks and Caicos from the U.S. daily, it’s getting easier to visit this beautiful island chain. What are you waiting for?
Nikki – SheSavesSheTravels.com
Antigua is a fantastic honeymoon destination. Although a small island, it has a lot to offer to visitors and plenty of things to do for couples on their honeymoon. Thanks to the constant winds, it is a fantastic sailing destination – so much so that each year, between the end of April and the beginning of May, it hosts a sailing competition.
The beaches are just picture-perfect – white, very fine sand; palm trees, and clear waters where you can spend time snorkeling or just relaxing. You can even go to the coral reef for more chances to admire marine life.
Make sure to also go on a road trip around the island for a day (that’s how small it is) for chances to explore the interesting capital and the sugar mills. The best-kept one is Betty’s Hope.
Among the most romantic spots on the island, there are Devil’s Bridge, a beautiful rock arch directly on the ocean; and Shirley Heights, which is the perfect sunset spot.
Claudia – MyAdventuresAcrossTheWorld
Antigua Honeymoon Resorts
Royalton Antigua Resort & Spa
Antigua’s newest all-inclusive resort is situated on the pristine white beach of picturesque Deep Bay. Newlyweds who book a luxury honeymoon at Royalton Antigua will enjoy signature All-In Luxury® features including unlimited Reservation Free Dining allowing à la carte dinners in any restaurant on any night and room service that is available 24-hours.
Starting the summer of 2019, the overwater Bungalows equipped with upgraded amenities will be available. Each overwater bungalow has a private infinity plunge pool, a hammock, ocean entry from an elevated deck and a glass floor.
Carlisle Bay is located on a secluded crescent cove on Antigua’s idyllic South coast, surrounded by lush rainforest, white sand, and the Caribbean Sea. The property seamlessly blends urban chic and Caribbean charm with 87 calm, contemporary-designed luxury suites, each with a private balcony or terrace leading directly to the shore.
Honeymooners love the resort’s low-key luxury vibe, which offers restoration after the craze of wedding planning. Couples typically book the resort’s newly-renovated Bay Suites, which are located on the quietest corner of the property and offer gorgeous sunset views with direct access to the beach and the resort’s adults-only Jetty Grill restaurant. The resort also arranges romantic dining for two on its overwater Jetty, couple’s treatments in its Blue Spa, and active pursuits like rainforest hikes, paddle boarding, sailing, tennis, yoga, Pilates, kayaking, windsurfing, and more.
Nevis is an amazing Caribbean destination for a honeymoon – this small island is the perfect spot to explore the local culture whilst soaking up the gorgeous setting.
Unlike many other islands in the Caribbean, Nevis feels as I’d imagine it did 20 years ago – albeit with a few better hotels. It has its own unique vibe and history that are well worth exploring, as well as a distinctive culinary scene (best explored during the annual Mango & Food Festival).
That’s not to say that Nevis doesn’t have its fair share of luxury properties that are absolutely perfect for honeymoons. Few spots are as idyllic as quiet Paradise Beach, where you can stay in a stylish beach villa with incredible views out to sea – complete with an in-house chef and concierge to help you create the perfect stay.
Alternatively, The Montpellier boasts panoramas out over the interior of the island – complete with the cool Nevis Peak that dominates the center. There is a reason it used to be one of Princess Diana’s favorite Caribbean boltholes.
Julianna – TheDiscoveriesOf.com
Resort Highlight: Four Seasons Resort
Perfect for honeymooners looking for a romantic getaway, Nevis is a place where love and harmony are ever-present. In this spirited and soulful haven, both serenity and adventure can be pursued endlessly. The island home is beaming with natural beauty, from the green summit of Nevis Peak, down to the sugar-soft sand of Pinney’s Beach.
Couples can play golf alongside the Green Vervet monkeys, dive into the sea to explore the nearby reefs, reconnect with nature at our serene spa, toast the colorful sunset as you dine on the water’s edge, and much more. Whatever their preference, here in paradise, the opportunities for perfection are infinite.
The Caribbean island of Martinique is a great place to honeymoon. There are many interesting things to do in Martinique, in Fench Antilles. Couples looking for a quiet stay in a postal perfect Caribbean setting will be happy with Martinique beaches, with coconut palms, white sand, and turquoise water. The most famous beach is Grande Anse des Salines near the village of Saint Anne but there are many more, also more secluded beaches surrounded by jungle. Choose a beautiful resort or eco-hotel near the most beautiful beaches and a memorable honeymoon in Martinique will be guaranteed.
More active couples will also have a great time in Martinique as the island offers endless outdoor activities such as beautiful coastal walks, fabulous botanical gardens to explore, and even a volcano hike. In Martinique, you are never far from the sea and the island proposes many water activities as well, from diving to a romantic cruise on a sailboat, usually with stops in some hidden beaches.
Finally, Martinique is also an island with an interesting history and heritage. Spend some time visiting a Rum distillery or the colonial houses turned into museums to see how life was in Martinique a couple of centuries ago.
Elisa – travelfrancebucketlist.com
Saba is a fleck of emerald in the sapphire Caribbean Sea. The small island in the Lesser Antilles is a special municipality of the Netherlands and is reachable by boat or plane from St Maarten. Nicknamed the Caribbean’s Unspoiled Queen, Saba boasts the tallest point in the Netherlands, as well as some of the best scuba diving in the Caribbean.
Saba does not fit the classic honeymoon cliche of white sand beaches and turquoise waters. In fact, the small Caribbean island does not have beaches, chain hotels or large-scale tourism. Instead, Saba is an off-the-beaten-path gem, ideal for couples seeking solitude and access to untouched nature.
Saba’s laid-back character and lack of commercialization are part of what makes this lush volcanic island so appealing. White gingerbread houses sit nestled amongst verdant mountain peaks, with seaside views in every direction.
Activities on Saba include climbing to the top of Mount Scenery, hiking the island’s network of trails, and exploring Saba’s underwater world. Furthermore, couples craving the beach can take a speedboat to St Maarten for a day of sun and sand. Newlyweds keen on an offbeat honeymoon away from the crowds, will fall in love with Saba’s lush scenery, its unparalleled views, and its romantic charm.
Erika Bisbocci – Erika’s Travels
St. Maarten is one of the most visited islands in the Caribbean and for good reason. The tiny island boasts some of the most beautiful beaches, delicious foods, and a lively yet laid back atmosphere. The island may only be 37 square miles, but it is divided into two separate territories, each with its one unique vibe.
The Dutch territory of Saint Maarten uses US dollars and the primary languages spoken are English and Dutch. But on the opposite side of the island, the French territory of Saint Martin uses Euros and the French language. But what makes St. Maarten the perfect Caribbean island for honeymooners is that it is not only beautiful, it’s romantic and sexy.
Want to sunbathe nude with your partner? There are numerous clothing-optional beaches on the island, particularly on the French side. And if your idea of romance involves candlelight dinners and culinary delicacies, there are more than 300 restaurants on the island from which to choose.
Many people visit St. Maarten as part of a multi-destination cruise. But if you want to escape the crowds, spend a week there instead. You’ll have the island and its beautiful beaches practically to yourself.
Melissa – ParenthoodandPassports.com
Featured Resort: Sonesta Ocean Point Resort
Couples can celebrate their love in style at the limitless all-inclusive, adults-only Sonesta Ocean Point Resort. The resorts offer couples plenty of options including an array of restaurants and bars, an incredible spa, beautiful suites, and the Suite Love Honeymoon package. Situated on 10-acres of oceanfront with spectacular views over Maho Bay, let the resort inspire romance and the beginning of a life together filled with love and laughter.
While the southern Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao offers more than its share of culture, history, architecture, and romantic backdrops, ranging from picturesque, cove-like beaches to brightly colored buildings, Curaçao is also a haven for off-the-beaten-path romantic adventures.
For an intimate excursion, newlyweds can venture to the uninhabited island of Klein Curaçao, or hike Mount Christoffel, Curaçao’s highest peak with sweeping views. Romantics will also love wandering the cobblestoned streets of Willemstad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lounging at the island’s chic new beach clubs, or enjoying a candlelit dinner at Fort Nassau, an ancient fort from the 1700s featuring panoramic views of the harbor.
Resort Highlight: Baoase Luxury Resort
Couples looking for an ultra-exclusive vacation destination should seek out Baoase Luxury Resort, Curaçao’s only five-star Caribbean retreat. Featuring Asian-inspired rooms, Baoase’s interior design pays homage to a signature Balinese style with impeccable attention to detail. The resort includes 23 luxe rooms, suites, and villas, 12 of which feature private plunge pools.
The celebrity-approved escape (D.Wade and Gabrielle Union vacationed here) also includes a beachfront restaurant, an infinity pool overlooking the Caribbean Sea, a coral reef on the outskirts of the private lagoon, and beach butlers who cater to guests’ every need during a relaxing day under the sun.
Although Dominica is the smallest and youngest of the Lesser Antilles, this luscious island has been nicknamed the “Nature Isle of the Caribbean.” Any honeymooners seeking an alluring adventure would be in for a treat. Housing the second-largest hot spring in the world, Dominica is effervescent with natural beauty.
From safaris through rich rainforests, moonlit canyon tours, and a literal bubbling beach, Dominica is the prime spot to immerse yourselves in the presence of rare flora and fauna whose glamor you’ll hold in your memories forever.
Resort Highlight: Secret Bay
Secret Bay, a boutique luxury resort nestled in nature on the Caribbean island of Dominica and the island’s only five-star resort, is ideal for honeymooners who want a personalized, anti-all-inclusive, off-the-grid experience.
Developed by a couple, Secret Bay is renowned for romancing couples with its sexy, remote locale, private accommodations, luxurious amenities, and bespoke experiences. The newly reopened resort’s six exquisite freestanding villas are inexplicably romantic, enveloping couples in lush rain forest landscape and offering seductive views of the Caribbean Sea.
With 14 white sand beaches, St. Barts is perfect for honeymooners looking for some relaxation and fun in the sun. Spend your day swimming naked on Saline Beach paired with a relaxing spa treatment for two.
Stay in a romantic tropical villa with a wicked ocean view and be sure to check out the designer boutiques and shops. Don’t forget to have dinner at one of their delicious high-end restaurants and visit some of their historical attractions such as the Wall House.
As the largest of the three Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman is flourishing with sites to make any honeymoon a trip to remember. Known for its coral reefs, underwater shipwrecks, and crystal caves, you can explore this island by helicopter, horseback, or even by submarine.
Along with a trail that runs North to South through the center of the whole island, there is also an island tour with a special visit to Hell. As your day in paradise winds to an end, go for a sunset sailboat ride then hit Seven Mile Beach for some nightclubs, dancing, and savory seafood.
Resort Highlight: Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa
Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa recently completed a$50 million floor-to-ceiling renovations elevating the unrivaled views of the crystal clear Atlantic. Enjoy panoramic ocean views with an inventive martini from the new Catboat Lobby Bar in hand.
The beachfront resort boasts 343 freshly renovated, contemporary accommodations from Island View Rooms to expansive Presidential Suites with colors, textures, and materials inspired by the tropical paradise outside their windows. Enjoy a sunset dinner on Seven Mile Beach courtesy of the hotel’s AAA Four Diamond restaurant, Beach House, with the Toes In The Sand Dinner, an exclusive dining experience perfect for an intimate romantic evening with breathtaking ocean views.
British Virgin Islands
Comprised of four main islands and about 50 smaller ones, the British Virgin Islands is the perfect honeymoon getaway for relaxation and romance. Named one of the world’s greatest sailing destinations, there are plenty of choices to book a day on a sailboat or a yacht. As most of the smaller islands are only accessible by sailboat, it is more than likely that you could get an entire beach to yourself.
Visit Redhook for some amazing food and drinks, or choose one of their many white-sand beaches to snorkel, swim with dolphins or just sit back and relax.
Honeymoon Resort Highlight: Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina
Scrub Island Resort is named after its location, a serene 230-acre private-island haven situated at the east end of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. A luxury, AAA Four Diamond hotel and the first member of Marriott’s Autograph Collection in the Caribbean, the resort is tucked into a rugged cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and neighboring islands.
It features 52 guest accommodations as well as a collection of two-, three-, four- and six-bedroom villas, the intimate Ixora Spa, world-class restaurants, two private beaches, and a 55-slip marina. The resort marina offers exhilarating excursions through Dive BVI, sailing certifications with Offshore Sailing School, and is the base of operations for Dream Yacht Charter, the world’s leading charter company. Guests can also book the “Honeymoon Bliss in the Caribbean” package for additional amenities.
With its famous pink sand beaches and beautiful sunsets, honeymooners who end up here will live out the classic Caribbean dream. Crystal Cave is a popular attraction where tourists can see underwater caves and all the stalactites that grow around them. This popular island is home to boutique resorts and luxury hotel properties that make this popular destination the perfect place to relax on the beach and enjoy next-level pampering.
Resort Highlight: Fairmont Southampton
Fairmont Southampton is perfectly romantic for couples, babymoons, and honeymooners with packages to suit all desires.
Fairmont Southampton offers a special evening for two with their Bermuda Moon Dance, a blissful experience perfect for that special Bermuda wedding anniversary, honeymoon, or proposal. The stars in the night sky act as a canopy above the soothing melody of ocean waves, while you sip champagne and take in the stunning atmosphere.
My husband and I decided we didn’t want a traditional wedding so we eloped to Cuba. We got married at the Royalton Hicacos in Varadero and spent our honeymoon in Havana. Cuba is an amazing destination for honeymooners who want to pair luxury with adventure and culture.
You can spend a few days just lying on the beach and gorging on delicious food at one of Varadero’s all-inclusive resorts, then head to Havana to get a glimpse into daily Cuban life. There are many romantic things to do in Havana – you can take a few salsa classes, explore the city in a classic car or simply go for romantic strolls along the Malecon.
If you want to explore rural Cuba, take a day trip to Vinales where you can visit a tobacco plantation and learn how cigars are made. Meanwhile, Cuba’s colorful colonial cities like Trinidad and Cienfuegos are perfect for couples who want to immerse themselves in the laid-back ambiance of the island’s Caribbean side.”
Daniela Frendo – Grumpy Camel
The DR is one of the larger and better-known Caribbean islands. Like most islands, it is known for its beaches, resort hotels, and nightlife. But it is also well known for its golfing. In the capital city of Santo Domingo, tourists can experience the island’s rich history and get a feel for the DR culture. One of the big islands draws is also the rainforests that you can schedule a tour, zip line, or hike through. If you’re wanting to do multiple activities and see a lot of things on your honeymoon, the popular Dominican Republic is the place for you.
Dominican Republic Honeymoon Resorts
Paradisus Palma Real
When dusk falls over the beach and palm trees at the Paradisus Palma Real in Punta Cana, on the east coast of the Dominican Republic, there’s not a more romantic place imaginable, especially for honeymooners. It’s one of the top luxury resorts in the DR. In addition to lazing on the wide soft-sand beach or having a casual meal poolside, couples can dine gourmet-style at the aptly named Passion Restaurant. Helmed by Martin Berasategui, the acclaimed Spanish who has garnered an incredible eight Michelin stars for his restaurants, Passion offers a multi-course tasting menu that can be paired with a curated selection of wine.
Passion is a great choice for couples who want to combine the ease of an all-inclusive with an haute cuisine indulgence, but there are plenty of other restaurants onsite to choose from, such as the Mediterranean-inspired Vento or the Asian-focused Bana. Those who prefer steak can try Rare.
Tip: Guests should be sure to make reservations for all their restaurant choices when they first arrive, as the à la carte restaurants can fill up fast.
At night, the entertainment switches to shows at the Olympus Theatre or dancing at the Red Lounge – while days can be as lazy or as active as guests choose.
Located on stunning Bávaro Beach, only a 30-minute drive from the airport, the Paradisus Palma Real is a honeymoon destination that brings together style, comfort, and sunsets that are out of this world.
Carol Perehudoff – WanderingCarol.com
Casa de Campo
Casa de Campo, located in the Dominican Republic, is a well-known destination for romance and honeymoons. Expect gourmet cuisine and fine wines and spirits throughout the destination’s restaurants and bars.
Spanning 7,000 tropical acres on the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic, this luxury Caribbean destination is also home to three of the game’s most difficult courses. You will also find Altos de Chavón – an artisan’s village modeled after a 16th-century Mediterranean city with boutique shops, museums and a 5,000-seat Grecian-style amphitheater inaugurated by Frank Sinatra in August of 1982. The Romance is in the Air package is available for additional amenities.
CHIC by Royalton
Set along the golden shores of Uvero Alto Beach, CHIC by Royalton provides newlyweds with an All Exclusive™ social vacation with a poolside atmosphere comparable to those offered by famed hot spots such as Las Vegas or South Beach. With 320 stylish suites, six different restaurants, and multiple bars to choose from, couples can revel in upscale luxury, sip premium cocktails and savor masterfully created dishes.
Honeymoon packages are available as well as a Diamond Club™ upgrade that include additional amenities and services.
Sanctuary Cap Cana Resort & Spa
After undergoing a multimillion-dollar reimagining this past year, the adults-only, all-inclusive Sanctuary Cap Cana Resort & Spa has celebrated its grand re-opening.
This includes refreshed Castle Island Suites with sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea, butler service, three plunge pools, exclusive access to the infinity pool and ocean views several floors up, and its own private island for lovebirds to enjoy the Atlantic right in their own backyard.
The Caribbean island of Grenada might be under the radar for mainstream honeymooners, but this fascinating island destination located in the eastern Caribbean south of Barbados is fast drawing the attention of couples interested in immersing themselves in a beach destination with a wealth of cultural and natural attractions.
Grand Anse Beach, widely considered one of the world’s best beaches, makes an ideal setting for a honeymoon stay. This long, walkable stretch of white sand facing calm, turquoise clear waters, is situated near the charming capital city of St. George’s and offers easy access to tours to inland attractions such as Belmont Estate, a 17th-century plantation located in the lush mountainous slopes of St. Patrick, as well as excursions on Grenada’s coast.
One of the top honeymoon experiences is a snorkeling excursion with Savvy Sailing, where couples sail in a classic sloop along Grenada’s coastline to the Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park, the world’s first underwater sculpture museum. Created by British artist Jason deCaires Taylor, this underwater gallery features a collection of 100 statues beneath the sea in Molinere Beausejour Marine Protected Area and was created to help the coral reef regenerate after being damaged by Hurricane Ivan in 2004. It’s now a vibrant artificial reef teeming with marine life.
For honeymooners looking for an adrenaline-fuelled adventure, another amazing option is to take a Grenada Seafaris Powerboat Adventure, a rousing ride to the underwater sculpture park aboard the Seafaris Explorer, a 250 hp twin-engine rigid inflatable featuring unique saddle seats with handlebars.
Michele Peterson – ATasteforTravel.ca
Granada Honeymoon Resorts
Silversands Grenada opened in December 2018 as the first modern-designed luxury resort on the Caribbean island of Grenada. Set directly on Grand Anse Beach, the property is perfect for couples who might typically flock to islands like St. Barth, but want to experience something new, original and unexpected.
Honeymooners can check into Silversands Grenada for sleek and modern accommodations, a destination-style spa, world-class dining at two restaurants, and a 100-meter infinity pool – the longest in the Caribbean. The property offers a “Suite Silversands Honeymoon” package that includes a four-night stay including daily breakfast, Tesla airport transfers, a chef’s designed romantic dinner for two, and additional amenities and services.
Mount Hartman Bay Estate
At Mount Hartman Bay Estate in the quiet Caribbean island of Grenada, you can enjoy the tropical rays, dive down to swim with the fishes, or explore the picturesque old town.
Egyptian cotton sheets, Infinity Edge pools, private white sand beaches that surround the estate all provide excellent opportunities to relax. Enjoy the ocean breeze as you sit outside under the star-studded night sky by a crisp fire or to sit on your personal sun-lounger on your private balconies overlooking the ocean.
Barbados is an ideal place for couples looking to celebrate their nuptials in a tropical destination. Barbados recently won silver for Best Honeymoon Destination in the Caribbean/Bahamas at the Travvy Awards 2019. So the island is definitely a go-to destination for honeymoons & weddings!
Barbados offers an array of delightful activities that will lavishly conclude one of the biggest milestones in one’s life. Surrounded by exquisite landscapes, ocean views, and incredible infrastructure, Barbados serves as the perfect backdrop for a couple’s wedding day. The island is also not very big, so a drive around the whole island coast to coast could even be completed in less than 10 hours (stops included) in the event of a mini-moon.
Honeymoon Resorts in Barbados
Crystal Cove is the perfect romantic spot to enjoy a special time ‘just for two.’ The resort was named the Top 5 Hotels in the Caribbean & Central America via the 2018 Conde Nast Reader’s Choice Awards. Crystal Cove evokes the charm of a seaside Caribbean village & sweeps you away with striking ocean views and lush tropical scenery in a picturesque cliffside setting.
The attentive team members take over planning to enhance many romantic moods. From a sunset dinner on the sand and a beachside couples’ message to a submarine tour and rum tasting, this Barbados couples resort offers amenities for unforgettable moments.
Fairmont Royal Pavilion
Fairmont Royal Pavilion captures the warmth and style of a Barbadian home and retains a sense of serene seclusion with a unique beachfront position unlike any other resort on the island. Located on the Platinum West Coast of Barbados, on a ½ mile-long beach and 11 acres of lush tropical gardens – one of the best hotel gardens on the island.
The Honeymoon Package includes St. Nicholas Abbey personalized & and engraved bottle of rum, a bottle of champagne on arrival day, a catamaran sunset cruise, a seasonal swim with turtles, and more.
The Abidah by Accra
Opened this May, The Abidah by Accra is an all-inclusive, adults-only boutique hotel stationed on the South Coast overlooking the pristine waters of Enterprise Bay. The Abidah is a place to escape, to disconnect from daily routines, and reconnect with the love of your life. It’s the perfect choice for honeymooners as all accommodations are complimented with a jacuzzi and balcony and the spa offers an array of signature treatments allowing you to truly live the Caribbean lifestyle.
Consistently ranked one of the most romantic hotels in the Caribbean, The House – just a mile from Rihanna’s multi-million dollar pad – is a hopeless romantic’s dream with 34 chic suites and stunning ocean views. Inspired by Barbados’ natural beauty and prime beachfront location, the adults-only property boasts a chic, beach-house feel and a Mount Gay 1703 bar.
With its deeply intimate feel, guests feel like they’ve got the entire place to themselves, so there’s no shame in sneaking a kiss in the hot tub or during a complimentary, jet-lag revival message.
Looking for mangrove forests, coral reeves, calm waters, and white sands? St. Croix is the place for you. The famous Cane Garden Bay is home to one of the most quintessentially Caribbean views, beach bars, and water activities. Aside from that, travelers are promised abundant wildlife to view at the Sandy Point Natural Wildlife Refuge and archeological sites that can be found on the island. Don’t want to deal with your passport? St. Croix is a just as tropical and exotic as all the other Caribbean islands while also being a US territory.
Resort Highlight: St. Croix’s Buccaneer
Founded in the 17th century and family-run for generations,St. Croix’s Buccaneer is the Caribbean’s longest-running resort. Both historic and modern, the resort blends old-world charm with warm hospitality and up-to-date amenities. Guests can enjoy the resort’s three glorious beaches that provide the backdrop for days of snorkeling, kayaking, and lounging.
Around St. Croix, visitors can delight in sailing and snorkeling at the Buck Island National Park, Horseback riding, kayak tours, island tours, and shopping in Christiansted.
This tiny Dutch island resides off the coast of Venezuela is home to beachside palm trees and cool breezes. If you’re in the capital city, shopping is popular, and travelers can find indoor and outdoor malls and a few boutiques scattered around. The rugged eastern coast if full of rocky caves that are beautiful to go look at or explore while Palm island, the small private island near Aruba is a very popular tourist destination. Honeymooners can take a five-minute ferry ride over and enjoy a different beach and a fun water park.
Honeymoon Resort Hightlights
Aruba Marriott Resort
Those looking for an unforgettable romantic experience in the Caribbean need to look no further than Aruba Marriott Resort on Palm Beach. The hotel within a hotel adults-only Tradewinds Club offers a private floor and lounge, pool and swim-up bar, exclusive amenities, personal concierge, complimentary food and beverages, and reserved beach seating.
The adventurous can book an adrenaline-pumping UTV tour through the resort’s casino or venture out and take a dip into a Natural Pool before taking a refreshing dip. Another romantic experience is found at the resort’s pop-up restaurant, Atardi, which offers toes-in-the-sand luxury and front row seats to a stunning sunset.
Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino
Among clear turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, picturesque scenery and upscale accommodations lies Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino, the must-visit relaxing honeymoon retreat for newlyweds.
The property is situated in the heart of the Palm Beach strip, just outside of the hurricane belt, and offers double the beachfront of any other hotel in Aruba.
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino
With an unbeatable beachfront location on Aruba’s world-renowned Palm Beach, lush tropical gardens, a sparkling multi-level pool, a variety of celebrated dining options, and newly-enhanced guest rooms and suites, Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino is an ultimate destination for a romantic honeymoon.
Western Caribbean Coast
Mexico is full of beautiful beaches, all-inclusive resorts, jungles, and cenotes to explore, and much more. Being easily accessible to the United States many destinations in Mexico make for perfect honeymoon spots.
The Yucatan Peninsula is home to some of the best beaches in Mexico, from Cancun to Cozumel, Tulum, and the Mayan Riviera. For a vibrant, fun-filled honeymoon adventure, choose from hundreds of magical resorts and enjoy the romantic melody of live Trova Yucateca. Filled with rich Mayan culture and history, take a self-guided tour of some of their ancient temple ruins or journey to the Zazil Tunich Cave for an underworld experience that will leave you feeling at peace and in awe.
North of Cancun and close to Puerto Juarez, this Caribbean destination is perfect for the couple looking to get away in Mexico. With plenty of hotels and resorts on the beach, honeymooners won’t struggle to find the right spot to stay. Aside from the prototypical outdoor activities that all beach goes can look forward to, a luxurious option is to rent a yacht for the day. Travelers and honeymooners agree that it’s the best way to see the island and explore the ocean. Would you rather stay on land? No problem. With a multitude of trip and tour services on the island, couples can stay busy doing anything from fishing and swimming with dolphins, to relaxing on an all-inclusive beach with a drink in their hand.
Featured Resort: ATELIER Playa Mujeres
ATELIER Playa Mujeres is an all-inclusive hotel that is dually inspired by contemporary Mexican art and the serene nature of the Mexican Caribbean, effecting a casual-luxe environment that blends design, culture, and flora for a relaxing honeymoon.
Guest can view on-property art exhibitions or indulge in a meal at Maria Dolores, helmed by World’s 50 Best recognized chef Edgar Núñez. Specializing in artful, seasonal, regional cuisine, the restaurant is perfect for foodie and culture buff honeymooners. ATELIER Playa Mujeres also offers honeymoon packages designed for beach-loving, nature-conscious couples.
Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen offers a honeymoon destination with the perfect balance. Being located in the heart of the alluring Riviera Maya, you can base yourself at an upscale, intimate property while still being able to go out and have an adventure. Set on miles of white sand beach, Playa del Carmen is a destination to enjoy beachcombing, snorkeling, and sunsets.
The downtown, which is within walking distance of the top resorts, offers a lively atmosphere with music, multiple restaurant options, and great shopping. To get away from it all, you can rent a car or join a tour to explore the natural beauty of the Yucatan. This includes Mayan ruins, brightly colored cenotes and lush jungle. In four visits to the area, we have yet to repeat activities, which always keeps things interesting and is hands down the reason Playa del Carmen makes for one of the top destinations to honeymoon in the Caribbean
Lina Stock – Divergent Travelers
Featured Honeymoon Resorts
Andaz Mayakoba is situated on 590 acres of breathtaking oceanfront and preserved lagoon surroundings. Tequila and mezcal tastings, cooking demonstrations, as well as guacamole-making classes, can all be held in-suite upon request. For couples wanting to deepen their wellness experiences, spa services are available in-room as well, including massages and facials with one of the resort’s Naum & Wellness spa specialists.
A beautifully landscaped outdoor pool, plus a lap pool is centralized in the lagoon-side section of the resort in addition to the resort’s expansive beach-side pool. For adventurous couples, the resort will offer complimentary stand-up paddleboards, pedal boating, kayaking, and snorkeling equipment, amongst other activities they can enjoy on their tropical honeymoon.
Mahekal Beach Resort
Mahekal Beach Resort, nestled between the dense Riviera Maya jungle and Playa del Carmen’s longest stretch of beach, this authentic and intimate resort offers a romantic/unplugged vacation experience where the only distractions are the outdoors and each other.
Instead of a high-rise, corridor hotel, you will find hand-laid, hidden stone pathways leading to 196 individual palapa-style bungalows mere minutes from the sweeping, sandy beach. There is a Swiss Family Robinson feel, evoking raw luxury with high-end finishes and touches of Mayan culture. Guests won’t find TVs in rooms but will enjoy a phone system in-house, as well as WiFi throughout the resort. This laid-back luxe property offers the perfect mix of relaxation and fun, complete with four swimming pools, a seaside jacuzzi, five restaurants and bars, a full spa (its own bungalow within the Riviera Maya jungle), pottery class with local artisans, nearby adventures and more.
As soon as you step into Cancun you’ll be able to enjoy the lively city, salty breeze, soothing sounds of waves crashing against the seashore. Lying on the Yucatán Peninsula, next to the Caribbean Sea, Cancun is known for its sun-kissed white beaches, delicious cuisine, luxury resorts, and vibrant nightlife.
Apart from the beaches, there are awe-inspiring Mayan ruins, pristine jungles, and underwater caves. If the beauty hasn’t sold you yet, then let’s discuss the awesome activities and all-inclusive packages. Couples will find several honeymooner-aimed resorts that offer accommodations along with fun-filled couple activities, guided tours, and food.
Cancun Resort Highlights
Luxury Bahia Principe Sian Ka’an
Luxury touches, sports, and a relaxing, picture-perfect setting make Luxury Bahia Principe Sian Ka’an, the ideal resort in Cancun, especially for sports lovers as it has a championship golf course, soccer field and three tennis courts. The all-inclusive property is a private and secluded space in Mexico’s Riviera Maya created exclusively for adults only.
Luxury Bahia Principe Sian Ka’an is home to four pools, nine restaurants and bars, and one exclusive beach club for couples to lounge in style. After a romantic dinner at one of the resort’s gourmet eateries, guests can enjoy a night out at Hacienda Doña Isabel, the brand’s on-property shopping village that also includes nightly entertainment options like live music, shows, karaoke nights, and more. The new honeymoon package available includes extras to make your stay even more special.
Excellence Riviera Cancun
Located on the Riviera Maya, Excellence Riviera Cancun has to be one of the Yucatan Peninsula’s best honeymoon hotels.
When you arrive from your journey, you’ll be greeted with bubbly and a cool towel, then taken to your suite. All ‘rooms’ are spacious and all are classed as Junior Suites as standard. The suites have all amenities you could wish for, as well as a premium stocked minibar, pillow menus, and full marble bathrooms, including a Jacuzzi bath.
We honeymooned here and totally recommend upgrading to a swim-out suite. With this upgrade, you get not one, but two Jacuzzis – one indoors and one out – a private terrace and direct access to one of the six pools which wind around the hotel.
Take your pick of cuisine from ten gourmet restaurants or take advantage of the 24-hour room service menu, which will be delivered to your suite’s secret box, so you don’t ever have to be disturbed.
If you want to be pampered, the hotel also has its own spa – Miile Spa – with a large range of treatments. The scent drifting throughout the resort from the spa was so lovely that we bought a bottle of the diffuser oil to bring home.
Kerrie – Adventures in Family Land
Grand Residences Riviera Cancun
Nestled in what was once a small fisherman village about half an hour outside of Cancun, Grand Residences Riviera Cancun is a hidden coastal treasure full of incredible cuisine, luxurious amenities, and a whole team dedicated to creating the perfect wedding day for each couple.
Whether a couple desires to take their vows to the background of the ocean waters or prefer to celebrate their love indoors, Grand Residences is able to create the perfect setting. An onsite spa and incredible chef also make the day of and days leading up to the ceremony better than any couples’ wildest dreams.
There are a few key ingredients required for the perfect romantic getaway, whether it be a honeymoon, anniversary celebration, or just a quick weekend trip to reconnect as a couple. First and foremost are space and time, because they give us a break from the hustle and bustle of our normal lives. The second is peace and quiet because it’s hard to get in the mood when there are screaming children or honking horns outside our window. Last but not least, there’s gorgeous scenery, which usually means being surrounded by nature.
Isla Holbox, a tiny island about two hours north of Cancun on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, offers all of this in spades. Though the once-sleepy fishing village’s business district bustles with activity during the day, the resort area is on a pristine beach with crystal clear Caribbean waters. Our favorite Isla Holbox Hotels, including Las Nubes de Holbox and Villas Flamingos, are secluded and bordered by the Yum Balam Nature Reserve. You can spend the day doing nothing and be perfectly content or visit nearby cenotes, go birdwatching, or swim with the world’s largest gathering of Whale Sharks. Either way, it’s a wonderful place to unwind with the one you love.
Bret Love & Mary Gabbett – Green Global Travel
Valladolid is a Spanish-style city on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula that has lots to offer. It’s an amazing place for those looking for a little adventure on their honeymoon getaway. The city itself is beautiful and everything to see is within walking distance. The Iglesia de San Servicio is a historical church located right in front of Valladolid’s central park. Surrounding the park, are numerous shops and gourmet restaurants, as well as local vendors selling various street foods.
Walking around the park or grabbing a cup of coffee at a cafe, you would never realize the adventure waiting for just three blocks away. Cenote Zaci is one of the many sinkholes or entrances to a subterranean labyrinth of caves full of water. The Mayans believed the cenotes to have special properties. Nowadays you can escape the heat by going for a magical swim in the crystal clear waters of cenote Zaci.
Some of the biggest attractions in the area are no doubt the ancient Mayan ruins. And Valladolid is the perfect base for seeing some of the most famous of all. You will have no trouble finding transportation to sites like Chichen Itza, Coba, and Ek Balam.
Dylan – Bohemian Travelers
Located on the northern coast of South America you will be blown away by the sites to be seen whilst on your honeymoon.
Whether it’s staying in one of the many boutique hotels and sunning with your better half in one of the rooftop pools. Or, simply taking a stroll around Cartagena’s walled city, which is an unmissable UNESCO World Heritage site that has a romantic feel to it, despite its colonial past. No matter which hotel you stay in, or, which of the many beaches near Cartagena you visit. While ever inside the walled city romance lingers in the air.
Daniel James – LayerCulture.com
Panama has it all, paradisiac beaches, breathtaking tropical forests, and vibrant capital. It is the ideal place for adventurous couples that like to explore new places while embracing the relaxing Caribbean vibe. Moreover, Panama has one of the most beautiful places on earth, the islands of San Blas.
San Blas is a cluster of paradisiac islands located in the Caribbean sea. The islands have white sand, coconut trees, and crystal blue water. One of the most romantic experiences to have is staying in one of the huts of the islands. These have only the basic, with no phone connections and electricity only at night, but with an unforgettable view. The only thing you will have to do is enjoy life, swim, snorkel, and relax.
Besides San Blas, you can enjoy another fascinating archipelago, Bocas del Toro, also in the Caribbean sea, less paradisiac, but still incredibly beautiful. These islands are known for their good surfing spots and excellent beaches. You will have plenty to do.
When you get tired of the beach you can continue your trip to Panama exploring the wilderness of tropical forest in Boquete, a small mountain town by the Baru Volcano. From here there are several hikes to the cloud forest in the National Parque of Volcano Baru. Panama is definitely a good destination to go on your honeymoon.
Claudia Bastos – Traveldrafts.com
Belize me when I tell you that this charming little island is out of this world. For honeymoon couples looking for a fleeting first adventure, their massive Barrier Reef lines the seashore and is great for rich snorkeling or scuba adventure. Moving west into the dense jungle, there are many rivers for kayaking or rafting, as well as some ancient Mayan temple ruins that feature self or guided tours.
Witness all of their wonderful wildlife by taking a trip to the zoo or by spending the night in a jungle lodge to appreciate animals like jaguars, macaws, and strange snake-mimicking caterpillars.
Hotel Highlight: Maya Beach Hotel & Bistro
Maya Beach Hotel & Bistro, located on the Placencia Peninsula, along the southern coast of Belize.
Perfect for couples looking to celebrate their recent nuptials or just looking for a romantic getaway, Maya Beach Hotel & Bistro is a charming boutique hotel offering 13 units ranging from standard hotel rooms to beachfront cabañas and apartments, all with Caribbean views and a private porch or balcony, just steps from the water.
Guests enjoy a pool, bar, and complimentary bikes, snorkeling gear, and kayaks, as well as the hotel’s acclaimed Bistro, twice named Belize’s “Restaurant of the Year” in recent years. Just a few minutes from Placencia village, Maya Beach Hotel is the perfect home base to enjoy the area’s many active pursuits, including snorkeling; diving; fishing; Mayan archeological sites; ancient caves; waterfalls; jungle excursions; and chocolate, spice, and banana farms.
The motto of the island of Caye Caulker is “Go Slow”, what better place to spend a honeymoon than lounging on your private deck, watching the Caribean Sea drift by while abiding by this motto. There are no cars on this Caribbean island which is located a mile inside the Belize Barrier Reef – the second largest in the world.
There are myriads of hammocks here and cabanas on the beach. You can step straight off the beach into warm water, or ride rental bikes from one end of the 7-mile long island to the other. Find a little magic in the seahorse sanctuary at the Iguana Reef Hotel – clutching a mandatory sundowner cocktail of course. The food is superb here too, the cheapest lobsters when in season, ceviche, fresh fish and the famous fry jacks for breakfast each morning.
When you feel like a little company there’s a walk-in the movie theatre here. The stunning blue hole is also close by, where it’s possible to dive and snorkel in the most famous of spots.
Enjoy a little piece of luxury in Belize!
Sarah – A Social Nomad