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Just thinking about a tropical escape in the Caribbean brings about feelings of bliss. The islands are ideal for couples seeking a romantic getaway with unspoiled white sands, swaying palm trees, and perhaps a luxury hotel with an infinity pool overlooking the glistening blue waters. For the best of the best, book one of these fabulous couples’ resorts and look forward to an especially unforgettable getaway.
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Half Moon is famous for its understated luxury that’s drawn quite a few VIPs, from 50 Cent to Queen Elizabeth. Set across two gorgeous beaches and lush tropical gardens, it offers a wide range of amenities, including multiple pools, a massive gym, multiple restaurants, and a kids’ club. Activities include horseback riding on the sand, swimming with dolphins, kayaking, windsurfing, and golfing. Rooms include private balconies with either a pool, garden, or ocean views, while the multi-bedroom villas come with your own cook and butler.
One of the best all inclusive Caribbean resorts for couples, Spice Island Beach Resort is surrounded by vibrant tropical gardens and is often ranked among the top resorts in the world. The beachfront suites are located on an unspoiled white sand beach edge by crystal-clear turquoise waters ideal for swimming. Its signature Seagrape Suites feature whirlpool tubs with sea views and large patios with private gardens. Each one includes a double hammock where you can watch glorious Caribbean sunsets together. Kayaking, snorkeling, tennis, cycling, and golf green fees are all included in the rates. Meals include dishes made with local spices and ingredients served in open-air dining areas.
Calabash Cove Resort & Spa is an upscale boutique resort set on a sloping hill above Bonaire Bay. One of the world’s top all-inclusive resorts, it offers spectacular Caribbean views from just about every vantage point, including private room balconies, the open-air restaurant, a gorgeous infinity pool, and a library. Choose a Sunset Junior Suite overlooking Mosaic Beach and you’ll get a private hot tub, or book a Swim-Up Junior Suite for a lanai that leads to the pool. Windsong, the onsite eatery features a menu with Asian-inspired cuisine while the spa offers treatments incorporating local ingredients.
A popular resort in Antigua, Hermitage Bay is world-renowned for its barefoot luxury. A five-star resort with 25 cottages nestled into colorful tropical gardens and fronted by a white sand beach. Couples can look forward to toasting to the end of a fabulous day with fine Champagne while watching colorful sunsets from their own private infinity plunge pool and indulge in Garden Spa treatments influenced by ancient Eastern concepts of chakra. The all-inclusive rates includes three meals a day, an afternoon snack, premium-brand drinks and house wine as well as classes like Pilates, meditation and yoga, and activities such as snorkeling, windsurfing and kayaking.
COMO Parrot Cay in Turks and Caicos is accessible only by boat, providing the ultimate in seclusion and romance for couples. Stay at this all-inclusive resort in Turks and Caicos to enjoy an ultra-luxurious private island resort. It’s spread across a thousand acres and features Balinese-style villas and a beautiful infinity-edge pool that sits alongside three miles of pristine white sands. The world-renowned spa offers ocean views and indulgent treatments as well as a Pilates studio, yoga pavilion, and an in-house Ayurvedic doctor. Restaurants offer healthy, delicious dishes using produce that’s mostly grown organically on site.
One of the world’s best private island resorts, Petit St. Vincent Resort boasts two miles of enticing sands in a place where the only sounds you’re likely to hear are the songs of the birds and the splashing of the waves along the shore. When you’re in need of anything at all, simply place a note in your mailbox and raise a yellow flag to alert staff. Choose from elevated bluff cottages or beachfront villas, all minus phones, Internet, and televisions to encourage reconnecting without distraction. You’ll find plenty of activities to enjoy as well, including a variety of sailing excursions to explore other islands.
Often named among the world’s most romantic adults-only properties, a couple’s escape to Jade Mountain is hard to beat. The property’s huge suites overlook the Caribbean and the Pitons, featuring canopy beds, raised whirlpool tubs, and private infinity pools in all but the most basic rooms. Each one includes a dedicated butler too. Award-winning cuisine is organically sourced from the nearby plantation and included in the all-inclusive package. You can also look forward to taking advantage of rejuvenating spa services, as well as refreshing cocktails, live music, and incredible stargazing on the sky deck.
One of the best all-inclusive resorts for couples on a budget, Cocobay sits on a bluff overlooking the Caribbean with separate pastel-hued cottage-style rooms that include private balconies with hammocks and Adirondack chairs. Upgraded rooms feature private plunge pools or outdoor clawfoot tubs. The property has a secluded, romantic atmosphere with lots of local charms, along with two large and two small infinity pools, all with breathtaking sea views, as well as three white sandy beaches and access to non-motorized sports, nature walks, yoga and fitness classes.
The Caves is known for offering one of the most romantic getaways in Jamaica. An adults-only resort, it hosts private, distinct cottages and suites that are nestled along dramatic seaside cliffs and lush garden paths with stairways that lead to the sea. Guests can enjoy the Aveda mini-spa, a saltwater pool, and hot tub that all overlook the Caribbean, as well as snorkeling and kayaking. Cliff-jumping sessions and cooking classes are all available too. All-inclusive rates include delicious dishes made with fresh, local ingredients served in open-air dining areas and room service.
Sugar Beach enjoys what’s arguably the very best location in St. Lucia, tucked between the Pitons on a beautiful white sandy beach. The romantic rooms all come with private decks, plunge pools, butlers, and 24-hour room service. Choose from spacious villas and cottages that include living rooms and large bathrooms, some with hot tubs and outdoor showers. The property offers the Tree House Spa, the top spa on the island, free water sports and land activities, and multiple dining options, including a beachfront eatery that serves sushi and wood-fired pizza and a fine dining restaurant offering French-Caribbean fare.
Paradise can be found on Grace Bay Beach, where you’ll find Wymara Resort & Villas, which helps ignite that spark from the moment you step onto the grounds. With endless sea views, much of the experience here is focused on the water. It includes a stunning 7,000-square-foot infinity-edge pool with chaise loungers and island pods, all just steps from the beach, lined with cabanas looking out to the dreamy turquoise water. Take advantage of complimentary clear bottom kayaks or snorkeling gear, or perhaps enjoy an afternoon of scuba diving. The spa offers couples massage, and you’ll find two dining options, including the upscale Indigo, with a Caribbean-inspired menu with fresh, seasonal ingredients and sustainable seafood. There are multiple accommodation options, including luxury suites and villas.
A luxury resort with just 22 suites, Hotel le Toiny is nestled on a hillside on St. Barth’s, an island known for its European feel. One of the most romantic and exclusive properties in the world, it boasts sweeping sea views that can be enjoyed from many vantage points. Indulge in spa treatments with a panoramic view of the Caribbean and look forward to dining on French-Caribbean fare at one of the best restaurants on the island. Every suite offers over 1,000-square-feet of space and a large, private infinity-edge pool.
Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is an exclusive private estate resort with a remote location that includes two miles of private beachfront on the north coast of Puerto Rico. The rooms and suites all sit right on the white sands, providing breathtaking views and private plunge pools or rooftop balconies. There are three golf courses, an 11-mile nature trail, multiple gourmet restaurants, and even a five-acre spa for enjoying a body wrap or massage in a sublime treehouse treatment room.
One of the best couples resorts in Punta Cana, Zoetry Agua Punta Cana is an all-inclusive resort with a secluded feel and a gorgeous stretch of uncrowded white sands that’s ideal for relaxation and activities. Non-motorized sports, horseback riding on the beach, unlimited gourmet dining, top-shelf alcoholic beverages, laundry service, and much more are all included. You’ll even get a free 20-minute massage to kick off your blissful stay. The lavish spa has a hydrotherapy circuit and if you book a suite you’ll get a private butler. The Oceanfront Suites have a direct view of the sea and some offer access to the pool.
Owned by Francis Ford Coppola, the Turtle Inn is tucked between the jungle and the beach, with a Bali meets the Caribbean aesthetic. The tranquil setting includes colonial-style, thatched-roof cottages with private patios and gardens, some with outdoor showers. The higher-end options include kitchens, private pools, and butler service. Spend your days snorkeling with whale sharks or diving with stingrays near the second-largest reef in the world, whiz across a zip line, paddleboard, take a canoe excursion, or visit an organic farm. Afterward, head to the spa for a sumptuous treatment. The Mare Restaurant sits along the shore and offers fresh seafood and traditional Italian dishes.
For the ultimate in decadence, Scrub Island Resort dominates the private island that it’s sprawled upon, located a 10-minute boat ride from nearby Beef Island, a small island off the main island of Tortola which is linked by a bridge. Once here, you’ll be surrounded by white sandy beaches and shallow coral reefs that provide outstanding snorkeling and diving. You can charter a catamaran to explore other islands or just hang out in a hammock at the water’s edge and relax the day away. The Ixora Spa offers pampering treatments while accommodation is in deluxe guest rooms, ocean-view suites, and three- to five-bedroom villas that come with porter and chef service as well as private infinity pools.