The Caribbean is the perfect place for honeymooners. With pleasant weather, miles of white sand beaches, and vibrant jungle greenery, the West Indies simply ooze romance.
So, whether you’re newly married, or your nuptials are just around the corner, check out these 10 romantic Caribbean honeymoon spots for your perfect after-wedding getaway.
1. Emerald Pool Falls, Dominica
This secluded waterfall is the perfect place to steal a kiss from your beloved. Venture into the mysterious waters of the striking turquoise pool, and feel the refreshing mist from the 50-foot cascade.
Emerald Pool Falls is located in Morne Trois Pitons National Park. You and your partner can enjoy this incredible cascade after a romantic hike through the rainforest.
2. Gustavia, St. Barts
The quaint red-roof houses of Gustavia make this city the perfect setting for your romantic Caribbean honeymoon.
Located on the tiny island of St. Barts, Gustavia is luxurious, unique, and simply oozing with colonial charm. You and your beloved can walk the city streets together, and visit historical museums and monuments. Or, you can collect seashell souvenirs on Shell Beach, a beach quite literally filled with seashells in place of sand.
Climb to Fort Gustave for a magnificent sunset view of Gustavia harbor, or Fort Karl to glimpse the breathtaking panorama of the ocean inlet below.
3. The Baths, British Virgin Islands
The Baths is the location of one of the most unique beaches in the Caribbean.
Huge boulders create mystical nooks and caves in which you and your lover can hide (or snap that perfect instagram pic).
Named one of the best beaches in the Caribbean for 2019, this magical place can be found on the island of Virgin Gorda, which belongs to the British Virgin Islands. Besides swimming in the gorgeous aquamarine pools, you and your spouse can snorkel in the nearby reef, and catch a glimpse of the colorful marine life of the Caribbean Sea.
4. Willemstad, Curacao
Willemstad is colonial charm at its finest! Imagine walking hand in hand with your beloved beside the harbor, passing colorful 17th-century Dutch houses that look as though they were part of a painting.
Nevertheless, they are entirely real– and Willemstad’s historic city center is so special, UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site worthy of preservation for generations to come. This lovely Dutch city is the capital of Curacao, an incredible Caribbean island located close to Aruba and Bonaire.
5. Shirley Heights, Antigua
Shirley Heights is an astonishing lookout point high above English Harbour on the island of Antigua. Therefore, if you’re looking for the perfect place to contemplate the magnitude of your love to the backdrop of a magnificent Caribbean Sea sunset, this is the place for you.
On Sundays, there are usually steel bands nearby the lookout site that play some relaxing Caribbean tunes. Grab a drink from a nearby vendor and boogie your romantic afternoon away!
6. The Pitons, St. Lucia
When you see mountains like these, you might think of the volcanic peaks of Bali. However, these long dormant volcanoes are much closer to home. The Pitons are incredible picturesque peaks on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. The highest one, Gros Piton, stands 2,530 feet above sea level.
Relaxing on nearby Jalousie beach or Anse Chastanet beach, in the shadow of the Pitons, just might be the perfect way to spend your exotic Caribbean honeymoon.
7. Ambergris Caye, Belize
Ambergris Caye, San Pedro Island, or “La isla bonita” as Madonna called it, is a spectacular island off the coast of Belize. It’s one of the most unique and affordable Caribbean honeymoon locations. You’ll find barrier reefs, a wonderful art gallery, and even some ancient mayan ruins to explore.
In addition, there’s even a secret beach, called–you guessed it— Secret Beach. It has the kind of sugary white sand you thought was only possible in your dreams.
8. Grace Bay Beach, Turks & Caicos
Just one look at that crystal-clear aquamarine water, and you can see why Grace Bay makes a perfect Caribbean honeymoon location. And what could be more romantic than 12 miles of soft, white sand to stroll upon?
Furthermore, Grace Bay was rated the #1 beach in the entire world by TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards.
Not that you need more reasons to go there, but who wouldn’t want to check “world’s best beach” off their bucket list? If you head to Turks & Caicos for your honeymoon, you’ll have the chance to do exactly that.
9. Anywhere in Anguilla
Anguilla has 33 incredible public beaches, an incredible amount for such a small island. Voted the #1 Caribbean island by Travel & Leisure, it rivals St. Barts for luxury and exclusivity. Celebrities and stars flock there to rent incredible private villas that overlook secretive, secluded beaches.
10. Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
The blue cobblestone streets, the eclectic shops, and the ancient walls of a Spanish fort welcome you to Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Colonial charm mixed with lush Caribbean scenery–it’s the perfect potion to get you and your new spouse in a romantic mood. After strolling the streets that rise gently toward the site of the old fort, you’ll come face to face with a giant grassy plain on which residents and visitors alike fly whimsical kites.
El Morro, that stately watchman with aging towers and corridors, once guarded San Juan from invaders. Today, he provides the perfect place for lovers to contemplate their futures as they gaze out over his walls and into the Caribbean horizon before them.
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