Best Caribbean Honeymoons
Sorting through honeymoon destinations in the Caribbean can be a tall task. However, nothing can soothe the stress of wedding planning quite like the thought of relaxing on soft sand, swimming in crystal clear ocean waters and soaking in a warm Caribbean breeze. That's why U.S. News used opinions from travelers, editors and experts to rank the best places in the Caribbean to enjoy post-wedding bliss. Cast your vote to help determine next year's ranking. And if you're interested in booking an all-inclusive Caribbean resort, check out our ranking of the best properties »
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Colorful Grenada appeals to honeymooners looking for a little bit of adventure and a little bit of downtime. Scuba diving and sailing are big here, but so is relaxing on the beach. Be sure to spend a day at the island's most popular beach, Grand Anse Beach, which boasts beautiful white sand and striking turquoise water.
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This island is home to signature Caribbean characteristics: white sand beaches, teal water and plenty of upscale resorts. Newlyweds can enjoy their honeymoon by exploring the Caribbean Sea's coral reefs or island hopping to one or more of the 32 surrounding rural islands and cays.
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St. Kitts & Nevis is the place to go if you want to do nothing. This dual-island nation is awash with pristine beaches that invite couples to lounge for hours. Plus, there are a plethora of luxury resorts that cater to relaxation seekers with ample amenities, including golf courses and spas. If you're looking to explore a bit, hop on the St. Kitts Scenic Railway to take in the island's stunning scenery.
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Options to explore abound on this cluster of diverse islands. There are 60 total islands that are part of the British Virgin Islands, though many opt to visit Tortola, Anegada, Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke. Tortola is known for housing some of the island's biggest attractions while Virgin Gorda is home to plenty of luxe resorts and the famous Baths. Anegada, on the other hand, offers prime diving and snorkeling.
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These enchanting islands play host some pretty scenic beaches. Though while here, be sure to spend as much time under the sea: There are plenty of incredible snorkeling and diving spots to be found. If being one with the fish isn't really your thing, try horseback riding on the beach or relaxing with a drink at one of the many resorts that dot the island.
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Impressive oceanfront resorts and beautiful scenery all play a part in St. Lucia's appeal. Honeymooners travel to this island to lounge on its stunning beaches, hike the famous Piton Mountains and treat themselves to luxury hotel living. If you can swing it, splurge for a room that offers a private plunge pool and arrange for a candlelit dinner on the beach.
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Couples who prefer to ditch their passports will find the U.S. Virgin Islands more than agreeable. Each of the three main islands, St. John, St. Croix and St. Thomas, features awe-inspiring natural beauty, with stunning bays and lush landscapes. Visit St. John for Virgin Islands National Park, St. Croix for Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge and St. Thomas for a more cosmopolitan Caribbean experience.
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Travel to the beaches of St. Martin – St. Maarten to shed lingering wedding stress (and your swimsuit). This half-French, half-Dutch island offers miles of clothing-optional shoreline, as well as other distractions like casinos and the scenic Pic du Paradis mountain. While here, couples can also enjoy a boating excursion or zip line through the trees at the lush Loterie Farm.
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Despite its many luxurious resorts, this Leeward Island's calling card is its legion of beaches – all 365 of them. That means you and your other half can sprawl across a different stretch of sand each day of your honeymoon.
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The Bahamas feature near-perfect beaches and lavish resorts that cater to all types of travelers. A honeymoon here should include some time spent at the pool and plenty of time resting on the beach. Once you've had your fill of lounging around, explore Lucayan National Park or take a boat tour.
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Let the taste of Mount Gay Rum flavor your honeymoon while you dance to calypso music, sprawl on incredible beaches, such as Bathsheba or Dover Beach, and embrace the island's British roots. Craving more action? Check out a polo or cricket match.
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This three-island archipelago has what it takes to suit any honeymooner's needs: resorts with amenities galore for a fun-filled trip, reefs and shipwrecks to explore while snorkeling and verdant hiking trails to tackle hand in hand. Breathtaking beaches abound as well, including the famous Seven Mile Beach.
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This Caribbean honeymoon destination sits outside the hurricane belt, which means Aruba is an ideal post-wedding getaway year-round. Lovebirds can snuggle up in one of the island's all-inclusive resorts, sip cocktails by the pool and take a long walk on the beach. Feel like you've hit the jackpot with your new beau? See if your luck carries over at one of the island casinos.
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Anguilla radiates romance. Accommodations here are some of the region's most luxurious and the spas are equally divine. As for beaches, you have to visit Rendezvous Bay to take advantage of calm waters and plenty of seclusion.
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Couples looking for something a little different in their Caribbean experience will no doubt enjoy Curacao. In addition to picturesque beaches, the island enjoys a Dutch influence that is on full display in the colorful city of Willemstad. After admiring preserved Colonial architecture, head to the popular Eagle Beach or the more the secluded Playa Lagun.
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Honeymooners should travel to Dominica if they're in search of an active vacation. This Caribbean island features an unspoiled landscape, including waterfalls and lush parks for photo ops and hiking. Even though there aren't many beaches here, water sports like scuba diving and snorkeling are popular.
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Affordability is one of Punta Cana's biggest draws. Couples wanting to experience a vacation on the budget will delight in the affordable rates the island's all-inclusive resorts offer. In addition to lounging on the beaches, couples can book a boat tour to take in the coastline, hit the links or visit Dolphin Discovery for a chance to swim with dolphins.
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