From secluded intimate hotels to full-service resorts, the Caribbean offers a great selection of honeymoon vacation spots for every budget. The U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands are famous for their white sandy beaches and azure waters. In the Bahamas, mega resorts such as Atlantis Paradise Island offer an array of activities and attractions, as well as romantic dining options. Honeymooners often enjoy couples' massages so look for a beach resort with a spa. Other activities to look for are scuba diving, golf, tennis and romantic cruises. Once you've selected your perfect spot, remember to ask about packages. Browse our honeymoon guide for more ideas.
Anguilla for Couples
Two lounge chairs on a white sandy beach, a tropical drink with an umbrella and a view of nothing but the aquamarine water of the Caribbean Sea. This is one of the ideal honeymoon resort fantasies that people imagine when they are dreaming up their honeymoon plans. The Cuisinart Resort and Spa gives honeymooners just that: a great beach, comfortable lounge chairs and ocean views from almost everywhere at the resort.
Located on the Caribbean island of Anguilla, the Cuisinart Resort is a 50-minute flight from San Juan and a 5-minute flight from St. Martin. The relatively short flight is ideal for honeymooners not wanting to spend 10 hours on a plane to reach their romantic honeymoon vacation destination. There are many room options, from luxury rooms in the main building overlooking the pool, to the 1,800 square foot one-bedroom suites with a private terrace and outdoor shower overlooking the ocean.
If you are really going all out you might consider the Penthouse 2001 with a private jacuzzi on the sundeck, a large living room, full kitchen and dining room, and views of the ocean, beach and pool. Another hotel for couples in Anguilla is Covecastles.
Affordable Honeymoon in Jamaica
The Rockhouse Hotel, Jamaica sits on rocky outcroppings that overlook Pristine Cove in Negril. The newly renovated resort is quite small with only twenty-eight air conditioned rooms, so it never gets crowded. Like the rest of the resort, the infinity edged pool is carved into the rock and has views of the ocean. Ladders lead down to the ocean for anyone interested in snorkeling on the reef.
The Rockhouse Hotel is all about atmosphere, and at Rockhouse the atmosphere is casual. A romantic getaway for two people looking to sit by the pool and drink margaritas and perhaps take a massage in their villa. Not a romantic getaway for the overly active who like to return from their vacation having accomplished 32 new activities. Go to Rockhouse to sleep in, swim, get a massage, snorkel, and eat while watching the sunset.
Stay in one of the ten individual cliff top, thatch roofed villas that have great views of the water and private wrap around terraces. The villas will give you more space and privacy than the studios. At around $250 dollars per night, the villas are a great deal for a private beach side cottage. If you fly into Montego Bay Airport, the drive to Rockhouse is about two hours. Rockhouse rates are relatively low for a place with such great views. Standard rooms start at just $75 and villas go for around $250.
Spa treatments under the stars
Receive spa treatments at night under the stars or on the beach overlooking the sea at the Rosewood Little Dix Bay. This Caribbean hotel offers honeymooners beautiful surroundings, luxury accommodations and romantic dining overlooking the sea.
At Rosewood Little Dix Bay, you can choose to relax on the beach, by the pool or at the spa. If you decide to play in the water, the hotel provides complimentary snorkeling gear, snorkeling lessons, as well as Sunfish sailboats & kayaks. Finish each day with a romantic dinner on the beach. Rooms start at $395 USD per night in the summer, from $725 in the winter. Find out more about Rosewood Little Dix Bay.
Beach Honeymoon Ideas in the B.V.I
British Virgin Islands, known for their white sandy beaches and clear blue waters, are home to exclusive resorts that will pamper you from head to toe on your honeymoon. At Cap Juluca in Anguilla, guests are accommodated in bright white beachfront villas overlooking the sea.
Whether you decide to splurge on a villa or book a luxury room, all of the guest accommodations come with a private oceanview terrace. Certain suites and villas have a private pool, an additional perk on a honeymoon vacation. Included in the daily rate is an array of complimentary amenities honeymooners can really take advantage of, such as contintental breakfast daily on your private terrace, afternoon tea in the Main House, and afternoon sorbet on the beach.
For those who plan to stay active on their honeymoon, Cap Juluca offers complimentary watersports, golf driving range, tennis clinics and a fitness center. A visit to the relaxing hotel spa is also a must.
If you are looking for a secluded beach honeymoon vacation destination, travel to Pine Cay, a private island resort in Turks and Caicos, British Virgin Islands. Enjoy two miles of beaches, seven freshwater ponds and azure Caribbean waters. Meridian Club on Pine Cay offers its guests ultimate privacy and seclusion. There are only 12 rooms and a cottage at the resort, so you can count on spending your honeymoon in peace. The Sand Dollar Cottage is especially well suited for honeymooners since it provides additional privacy.
Relax by the Pool in The Turks and Caicos
At the Grace Bay Club in the Turks and Caicos you can look forward to attentive service, beautiful surroundings and luxurious all-suite accommodations. Relax by the pool, explore the beach and indulge in relaxing treatments at the European-style spa. The resort often offers romantic and honeymoon packages, as well as free nights. Try the "Caribbean Delight" treatment at the Anani Spa on your honeymoon vacation.
Parrot Cay, set on a 1,000-acre island, has its own three-mile stretch of white sandy beaches and a coral reef perfect for snorkeling. A tropical paradise, the island is home to 175 species of birds, including colorful flamingos and hummingbirds. The resort pool measures 5,500 square feet in size and features an infinity edge. Parrot Cay offers luxurious honeymoon villas with their own swimming pools.
All-inclusive Caribbean Honeymoon in Antigua
Jumby Bay is a 300-acre private island getaway near Antigua. Featuring beautiful beaches and tropical vegetation, Jumby Bay provides the perfect setting for a secluded honeymoon vacation. Since the resort is all-inclusive, all your needs will be taken care of.
The resort has three tennis courts, a croquet lawn, a putting green, a 25-meter lap pool, fitness center and three miles of hiking trails. You will, however, probably be spending most of your time near the water. Try snorkeling, water-skiing, windsurfing, sailing and kayaking.
Sandy Beaches in Barbados
A tropical vacation getaway in Barbados, Sandy Lane has everything you could ask for on a honeymoon: sandy beaches, a luxurious spa, romantic sunsets and delicious food. And there is plenty to do on the island - the resort has three golf courses, a beautiful pool complex and nine tennis courts.
Little Arches is a privately owned ten room hotel in Barbados. The hotel is adjacent to Enterprise Beach and offers ocean views from almost anywhere on the property. The hotel does have only ten rooms which is a perfect size if you're the type of traveler who prefers the atmosphere of a smaller hotel to a large chain resort. For a honeymoon vacation, take one of the two Ocean Suites which have their own private jacuzzi.
Intimate Honeymoon in St. Barts
A honeymoon in St. Barts is filled with beach activities, ranging from sailing to scuba diving and snorkeling. The luxurious Isle de France hotel has a beautiful beach and only 33 rooms. The hillside bungalow with a private pool and scenic views is perfect for a romantic honeymoon. Hotel amenities include two fresh water pools, a tropical garden, an outdoor tennis court, fitness center and a spa.
The island of St. Lucia offers beautiful views of the famous Pitons. Stay at Jade Mountain end enjoy great views of the water the the mountains straight from your private pool. If you want to be right on the beach, check into The Landings.
Mexico for Couples
Since Maroma Resort and Spa on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula has a minimum age requirement of 16, you can be sure that you will enjoy a peaceful honeymoon. Guests are accommodated in white Moorish-Mexican-style buildings with views of the Caribbean. The hotel has three outdoor pools, a beachfront jacuzzi and a relaxing spa. Vacation activities in the area include snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking and fishing.