Plan your perfect romantic getaway in the Caribbean, and spend some quality time with the one you love most!
Is there any place on earth more romantic than the Caribbean? With its clear blue skies, colorful flora, and fantastic sunsets, this tropical region is the perfect place to make some beautiful memories with your significant other. And hey, we’re not saying you necessarily need help to create a romantic mood, but some turquoise waters and soft white sand to set the scene certainly wouldn’t hurt! So, here are 10 wonderful places for romantic getaways in the Caribbean.
1. Shirley Heights, Antigua
Enjoy a spectacular sunset while walking hand in hand to the top of Shirley Heights, Antigua. You’ll have fantastic view of the Antigua Naval Dockyard, or Nelson’s Dockyard as it’s called locally. In addition, steel bands play on Sundays near the lookout site and folks often gather there to dance and enjoy each other’s company.
2. Gustavia, St. Barts
St. Barthelemy island is a favorite among celebrities, thanks to its secluded beaches, romantic villas, and luxury shopping. Red-roofed cottages line the ocean shores, scattered among lush green foliage. You and your beloved will wake up to the sound of chirping birds, and breathe in the fresh ocean air. Gaze at the sunset from your private balcony and watch the sailboats slowly enter the harbor. Then, you can charter a sailboat for yourself, and spent a romantic afternoon cruising the calm waves of the Caribbean Sea.
3. Corn Islands, Nicaragua
The Corn Islands are tiny atolls in the Caribbean Sea, just off the coast of Nicaragua. Big and Little Corn Island are perfect for romantic getaways, thanks to their secluded beaches and affordable accomodations. Little Corn in particular is quiet, serene, and pollution-free, thanks to the notable lack of cars and infrastructure. A piece of driftwood tied to a rope hanging from a bowing palm tree makes for a delightful swing. It may be well off of most travelers’ radar, but the Corn Islands are worth visiting for a romantic adventure in the Caribbean.
4. Indigo Bay, Sint Maarten
A breathtaking view of Kokomo Beach will greet your eyes and awaken your senses in Indigo Bay, Sint Maarten. This charming Dutch island combines old-world European charm with Caribbean serenity to create the perfect place for your romantic getaway, honeymoon, or vacation!
5. Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos
Grace Bay Beach in Turks and Caicos has won a plethora of awards, including best beach in the world on TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards. It’s 12 miles of soft, clean, bright white sand and tranquil turquoise waters. Ideal for relaxing, swimming, and water sports, it’s as romantic as they come– as far as beaches go. To get there, travel to the island of Providenciales, located in the Turks & Caicos islands.
Looking for accomodations for couples in Grace Bay? Try Villa Sugar Kube, a cozy one-bedroom luxury villa with an open-plan living area, a giant, oversized tub, and incredible ocean views.
6. Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
There’s nothing more romantic than cobblestone streets, ancient forts, and vast, green plains at the edge of the Caribbean Sea. Old San Juan, Puerto Rico has all this and more! You can spend an entire day exploring the city on foot, flying kites on the giant green lawn of El Morro, and purchasing handmade trinkets and souvenirs in the shops that line the streets. All this within view of the ocean and underneath cloudless, sunny skies.
7. Saint James, Barbados
Known as the “Platinum Coast” of Barbados, Saint James has an incredible selection of romantic restaurants, luxury villas, and breathtaking beaches. In addition, there are prestigious golf courses, spa facilities, and other amenities that will allow you to enjoy every comfort during your romantic Caribbean getaway.
8. Ambergris Caye, Belize
The muse behind Madonna’s famous song, “La Isla Bonita,” Ambergris Caye (or San Pedro Island) is the largest atoll near the coast of Belize. Famous for quiet beaches, sailing, and snorkeling, it’s the perfect place for a romantic getaway in the Caribbean. Couples who love to go snorkeling and diving will enjoy the abundant sea life of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. In addition, this island is located near the famous Belize Blue Hole.
Ambergris Caye is an incredible place to fall in love. Whether you and your beloved decide to explore the Mayan ruins in the Marco Gonzalez archaeological site, shop in the Belizean Arts Gallery, or cruise through the coral reef on a catamaran, there are plenty of ways to get the romance started on Ambergris Caye.
Picture-perfect Grenada, the “Spice Isle”, is home to plentiful nutmeg plantations, breathtaking beaches, and romantic early-18th century forts. Romance (and nutmeg) is in the air, mixed with the scent of fresh ocean breezes and tropical fruit trees. Head to the famous Grand Anse beach for relaxation and cold drinks at one of numerous beach bars, and the Carenage harbor for fishing and shopping. In addition, Grenada is home to Grand Etang Lake, a unique crater lake in an extinct volcano.
10. Emerald Pool Falls, Dominica
“Fall in love” at this incredible waterfall in the country of Dominica (not to be confused with the Dominican Republic). It cascades 50 feet from a rainforest canopy, filling a gorgeous turquoise pool below. You’ll need to hike through Morne Trois Pitons National Park to reach it, but the effort is worth it once you reach this incredibly romantic spot.
In addition, the country of Dominica itself is a great choice for a romantic getaway, thanks to its untouched wilderness and instagram-worthy landscapes. It’s one of the most underrated Caribbean islands. Furthermore, it’s rarely crowded with tourists, so you and your loved one will be able to feel as though you have the island all to yourselves.
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