13 Secluded Caribbean Resorts for Honeymooners
Find the perfect seaside retreat with a romance-kindling setting for your postnuptial escape.
Take advantage of infinity-edge pools, ocean-facing rooms and white-sand beaches in these tucked-away spots.(Getty Images)
While wedding planning can be taxing, a honeymoon offers the chance to relax, unwind and melt away any prenuptial stress. After all, on a Caribbean honeymoon you and your better half can lounge along white-sand beaches, swim in calm waters, savor tropical drinks and create long-lasting memories together without sweating the details. And fortunately, many Caribbean resorts were practically made with honeymooners in mind, with personalized service, top-notch amenities and intimate settings. If you're craving a honeymoon that's truly away from it all, celebrate your newlywed status in these tropical escapes.
Club Med Columbus Isle
San Salvador Island, Bahamas
Club Med Columbus Isle sits on San Salvador, a tucked-away island in the Bahamas near one of the world's best diving sites. Guests can snorkel, water ski, paddleboard or try windsurfing. Plus, private beaches and pristine waters add to the area's natural beauty, and the Club Med Spa by L'Occitane makes getting pampered a breeze. Romantic dining venues also overlook the sea at this all-inclusive resort, offering an ideal setting for couples.
Rosalie Bay Resort
Dominica is well known as a secluded spot for honeymooners, and particularly those craving adventure. Rosalie Bay Resort makes it easy to enjoy a wellness retreat nestled in the foothills of the Morne Trois Pitons National Park. Here, guests can bask on the island's black-sand beaches, and even take part in the area's sea turtle conservation program. This property boasts 22 acres of lush greenery with 28 spacious rooms and suites, a wellness program and specially prepared organic cuisine. Plus, the resort's Tropical Romance Package includes a private romantic lunch, fresh fruit and a bottle of wine, among other perks.
Royal Hideaway Playacar
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
This luxury adults-only all-inclusive resort is tucked away in Playa del Carmen. Aside from extras such as fresh fruit and personal concierge service, the Royal Hideaway Playacar Resort offers plenty of privacy and seclusion. With an adult atmosphere, perks such as high tea, live music and couples massages, duos have ample opportunity to unwind and recharge.
Hotel Le Toiny
Hotel Le Toiny offers a sophisticated setting and superlative amenities. The property features 14 standalone villa suites, each appointed with their own infinity pool and secluded terrace. Plus, the newly added Toiny Beach Club has become a popular hideaway for honeymooners who want to mingle with other vacationers and locals with a glass of Chardonnay in hand.
Paradise Beach Nevis
Paradise Beach Nevis offers plenty of seclusion, removed from heavy crowds, along with a coveted location along one of the area's most beautiful beaches. The property offers individual private villas, each with their own kitchen, living area and plunge pool. And the expansive beach offers a private bar with intimate seating and dramatic views of neighboring St. Kitts. Within walking distance, you’ll also find beautiful oceanfront fields filled with cows. For those who want to get away from it all, it doesn’t get more private or serene than Paradise Beach Nevis.
Gansevoort Turks + Caicos, A Wymara Resort
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
Gansevoort Turks + Caicos, A Wymara Resort is a sleek beachfront property offering plenty of privacy. The property sits on a secluded end of the world-famous Grace Bay Beach, which is known for its crystal-clear waters and pristine white-sand beaches. Choose from 91 guestrooms and suites, all with an ocean view. Honeymooners can retreat to their rooms, relax in the 7,000- square-foot infinity pool or partake in a spa treatment in the award-winning Exhale Spa.
Coral Sands Hotel
Harbour Island, Bahamas
Coral Sands recently completed a multimillion dollar renovation to unveil new features such as private beachfront cottages, a 55-foot infinity pool with a second level soaking pool, an upgraded lobby and bar and more. The resort's location on this quaint island makes it the perfect spot for newlyweds who want to enjoy the beauty of the beach and Caribbean Sea in privacy.
Zemi Beach House
Shoal Bay Village, Anguilla
This luxury boutique hotel sits on Shoal Bay East, one of the most beautiful beaches in Anguilla and the Caribbean. The property offers authentic island experiences unique to the resort, including a Thailand-inspired spa, an on-site Rum bar and upscale dining options. Couples can check into the honeymoon suite for exemplary ocean views, a private furnished terrace and a private plunge pool, along with living quarters and a fully-equipped kitchen.
Resorts World Bimini
The island of Bimini sits just 50 miles off the coast of Miami, yet the isle seems a world away. At Resorts World Bimini, newlyweds can enjoy their own 750-acre paradise with a private pool-facing suite at the newly opened Hilton property. If that sounds familiar, that's because bachelor Nick Viall stayed at the property during the recent season of ABC's "The Bachelor." Aside from plenty of romance and privacy , Resorts World features six restaurants, four pools, a spa and salon and an array of fun daytrips and excursions for water sports enthusiasts.
Serenity at Coconut Bay
Eau Piquant, St. Lucia
The new Serenity Bay in St. Lucia offers intimate and picturesque surroundings. The boutique hotel is slated to offer 36 plunge pool suites, each with stunning outdoor and indoor spaces perfect for romance. Plus, this all-inclusive resort offers butler service, in-suite gourmet dining, 24-hour room service, fully-stocked bars and plenty of entertainment to keep couples busy. Reservation-free dining and premium spirits are also part of the all-inclusive package, making this an easy pick for duos who don’t want to compromise on luxury for a stress-free vacation experience.
Malliouhana, An Auberge Resort
Malliouhana, An Auberge Resort has been restored to its heyday of Hollywood glam. This resort helped put Anguilla on the map in 1984, mostly because of its rich interiors and picture-perfect location along one of the world's most beautiful beaches. This 44-room resort offers privacy, and a high-end atmosphere. Guests can relax at the picturesque Sunset Bar, take a dip in the two-tiered infinity pool or curl up in a private cabana overlooking the white-sand beaches of famous Turtle Cove.
Rockhouse Hotel in Negril, Jamaica, is especially popular with honeymooners due to its rocky landscapes, sunset views and no small kids allowed policy. Honeymooners are also welcomed in style with a complimentary bottle of Champagne, candle and a spa ritual. The hotel itself features a secluded and dreamy location above the cliffs. What's more, guests can choose from numerous private rooms and suites, all of which feature furnished balconies or terraces and a laid-back, island flair.
Peter Island Resort & Spa
British Virgin Islands
Peter Island Resort & Spa offers ample seclusion with its own island accessible only by boat or helicopter. Sitting atop 1,800 acres, this resort includes five pristine, private beaches, lush palm groves and a diverse array of accommodations that include luxurious private villas. Honeymooners can relax in the spa, partake in numerous water activities and sports or hike the scenic Sunset Loop. Peter Island even offers Honeymoon Beach, a private beach reserved for just one couple at a time.
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