Want to know which are the best caribbean islands for couples? It all depends on what “type” of couple you are…
Thinking about traveling to the Caribbean with your significant other? Great choice! The Caribbean is one of the most beautiful and romantic locations in the entire world. Its natural beauty, white-sand beaches and turquoise waters, lush tropical rainforests, and exciting historical landmarks are more than enough to tempt any couple to travel there.
However, with so many incredible Caribbean islands to choose from, it can be difficult to set your sights on just one. Each has its pros and cons. So, whether you’re traveling for your honeymoon, or just taking a vacation with your honey, it’s a good idea to do some research before you choose your destination. Below, we’ll explain which are the best Caribbean islands for couples, and why!
Best Caribbean islands for couples
The best island for your needs depends on what “type” of couple you are. By this, we’re referring to how active you wish to be during your vacation, and what types of activities you enjoy. Here are the best Caribbean islands for couples listed by couple “types”.
For those who just want to relax
Some couples just want to relax and take it easy while on vacation. There’s no reason why you have to hop from tour to tour, or hike up and down mountains. Sometimes, it’s better to just stake your claim on a slice of beach, and spend a relaxing, carefree day there. Or, you could spend some time getting pampered at a Caribbean spa.
That being said, you’ll want to head to a Caribbean island with gorgeous, secluded beaches, calm waters and mild weather. We recommend Turks & Caicos, a group of islands where you can find some of the world’s best beaches. Grace Bay Beach currently holds the title of “best beach in the Caribbean”.
Turks and Caicos is also known for having an ample selection of spas and luxury accomodations.
For those who are looking for adventure
If chasing after adventure is your thing, head to Puerto Rico for rainforest treks through El Yunque and eye-opening excursions through one of the Caribbean’s most well-preserved forts, La Fortaleza. In addition, Puerto Rico is home to one of the world’s only bioluminescent bays. You can take a kayak through mangrove tunnels and swish your hand through the bay’s deep blue waters to see them glow at night.
For those who want something “extra romantic”
One look at Anse Chastanet and you’ll fall in love…we certainly did! It may look like those volcanic peaks are in far-flung Bali, but they’re actually much closer to home. Anse Chastanet is located in St. Lucia, a Caribbean island in the eastern Caribbean Sea. The dramatic cone-shaped mountains belong to the Pitons on the island’s west coast.
For those who love luxury
If you want the ultimate luxury experience with your loved one, head to St. Barths! Also known as St. Barthelemy, this little Caribbean island is where the rich and famous hide from the prying eyes of paparazzi. This island has it all– 20 secluded beaches, upscale dining establishments, and luxury shopping. Its European sophistication combined with Caribbean charm makes it the perfect place for those who enjoy the finer things in life.
Book a premium private villa in St. Barths for the ultimate luxury escape!
For those who want to “dive right in”
The Caribbean has some of the most beautiful coral reef systems in the world. If you’re looking for the best of the best, head to the island of Bonaire, known as “the diver’s paradise”. Imagine swimming hand in hand with your beloved through schools of colorful fish, in and out of ancient shipwrecks, and alongside nurse sharks! It’s all possible in Bonaire.
As an alternative, you’ll also find incredible diving experiences in Belize. Off the coast of this country is where you’ll find the other-worldly Great Blue Hole. At 1,043 feet (318 m) across and 407 feet (124 m) deep, it’s the largest marine sinkhole in the world, and a favorite among divers.
For those who are looking for a great escape
Looking for a Caribbean island where you can feel like it’s “just the two of you”? We suggest heading to an island that’s a little less well-known and traveled, like Saba, the “Queen of the Caribbean” or Ambergris Caye, Belize (also known as Madonna’s “la isla bonita”).
Or, you can really, truly be alone, by renting your very own private island off the coast of Belize (yes, for real!)
For those who want a guarantee on good weather
One of the only “downsides” to the Caribbean is that the occasional hurricane passes through. But don’t let that deter you! The Atlantic Hurricane season lasts from June to November. This coincides with the rainy season. So, if you want a guarantee of mostly sunny skies, travel to the Caribbean during the dry season.
Or, you can choose one of the seven “hurricane-free” Caribbean nations. These lie outside the Hurricane Belt.
- St. Vincent and the Grenadines
- Trinidad and Tobago
For those who want to rejuvenate and restore
The Caribbean is a popular region for wellness retreats. This comes as no surprise, considering the incredible quantity of gorgeous beaches and breathtaking landscapes there. If you’re looking for a much-needed change of pace from the concrete jungle, grab your significant other and come to paradise!
Many islands offer yoga classes, spa treatments, chakra therapy, and more. Some islands have holistic wellness centers specifically dedicated to helping you achieve ultimate rejuvenation and heal your mind, body, and soul. Several islands stand out for having a large number of spas and wellness centers, including Barbados, the Bahamas, Aruba, and Turks and Caicos.
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