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The perfect destination for a relaxing honeymoon, the Caribbean offers idyllic getaway destinations with beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters. Sun-seekers are spoiled for choice with the variety of accommodations in where they stay, from resorts that offer action-packed water activities to secluded retreats with luxurious amenities. Offering newlyweds a slice of paradise to celebrate their unity, read on to discover the best honeymoon resorts in the Caribbean.
Sandals Grande Antigua, St. Johns
A couples-only mega-resort, Sandals Grande Antigua is located on a 27-acre property in Dickenson Bay. Boasting calm and clear Caribbean waters and a white sand beach, the luxury rooms at this top-rated Sandals resort in the Caribbean is nestled amongst lush gardens and winding pathways that lead to multiple pools, bars, and restaurants. Guests have a wide variety of water-based activities to choose from in order to fill their day, from private cabanas on the beach to a lazy river and anything from sailing to diving and kayaking. Honeymooning couples can book a romantic stay in the Love Nest Butler Suites, which include a garden patio with a private pool and a personal butler.
Jade Mountain, St. Lucia
Considered by many to be one of the best adults-only all-inclusive resorts in the world, Jade Mountain in St. Lucia is a treat for honeymooners. Designed to combine its natural beauty with unique architectural features, guests are engulfed in stunning coastal views of both the Petit and Gros Pitons mountains, particularly in the resort’s dazzling sky deck. Nestled into the hillside, this luxe resort offers an intimate ambiance with 15-foot ceilings and eco-friendly suites with an open design that allows you to soak in your surroundings. Add in-room infinity pools, dedicated butlers, and a wide range of spa services, and couples may never leave this tropical paradise.
Spice Island Beach Resort, Grenada
A beautiful all-inclusive resort in Grenada, Spice Island Beach Resort offers elegant accommodation on a pristine stretch of beach. Family-owned and operated since 1961, this resort doesn’t show its age. Along with being one of the best hotels with private pools in the Caribbean, it features luxurious suites with modern decor and breathtaking ocean views. Couples can take a dip in the massive private plunge pools or hang out on the private veranda, enjoying ultimate privacy in addition to a private cedar sauna. In addition, there are multiple on-site restaurants, an excellent spa, and a secluded pool that will make you feel like a celebrity. Sitting on the famous Grand Anse beach, a day wading through the calm, clear blue waters is ideal for melting away your worries.
The Caves, Jamaica
Known for its dramatic cliffside setting, The Caves is one of the best places to stay in Jamaica. Here guests will find only 11 private two-bedroom cottages and suites with all-inclusive amenities, where meandering through the property means you’ll be met with lush garden paths and steep stairways that lead to incredible grottos. Couples have plenty of places to relax and enjoy their privacy, from the grotto bar to a clifftop bar, and even a private candlelit cave dining experience is available. Dine on jerk barbecue at The Sands or cook your own cuisine at the weekly cooking classes, but don’t miss a chance to kayak around the caves before booking a spa treatment overlooking the sea.
Ladera Resort, St. Lucia
Boasting the prestigious title of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ladera Resort is special. Perched 1,1000 feet above the sea, what makes this top resort in St. Lucia so unique is its dramatic peaks and jaw-dropping views. Here guests can choose from lavish suites with an open wall that gives panoramic views of the Pitons and the Caribbean Sea from your front door. Relax in your private plunge pool, cool off in the outdoor shower, or arrange a therapeutic treatment from the spa for a romantic day with your loved one. With an eco-friendly philosophy, guests will find that their eco-values affect every aspect of your experience, from the furnishings to the field-to-table cuisine at the on-site restaurant.
The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, Bahamas
Located on Paradise Island, The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort in the Bahamas offers newlyweds an intimate accommodation choice with chic rooms and suites. Set on a five-mile stretch of natural, white sand beach on Paradise Island, the hotel is an oasis of serenity. Its low-rise buildings are nestled within the Versailles-inspired lawns and gardens, while the accommodation options are ideal for love birds looking to get away. Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast on your private balcony, get recharged with a treatment at the Balinese-style spa, or enjoy a cocktail at the Martini Bar and Lounge.
COMO Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos
Only accessed via a boat, COMO Parrot Cay in Turks and Caicos is where honeymooners will find utter isolation. Situated on 1,000 acres, this spacious resort has an expansive layout to ensure guests can find their own slice of tranquility. With postcard-worthy Balinese-style villas, guests will also find a stunning infinity-edge pool alongside three miles of beautiful beaches. Add the resort’s world-renowned spa and Terrace Bar with ocean views to the already long list of luxurious amenities and gorgeous landscapes, and this private island is the perfect place for couples to get away from it all.
La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St. Martin
Nestled on the island’s most picturesque stretch of beach, La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel in St. Martin boasts an expansive 55-acre property. Set beside one of the most beautiful beaches in the French West Indies, this resort features chic suites, world-class restaurants, and an outdoor pool surrounded by plush sun loungers. Offering a secluded spot in Baie Longue, its elegant villas, cottages, and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows with picture-perfect views of the Caribbean Sea, along with French doors that open out to balconies, private hot tubs, and plunge pools.
Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas, St. Thomas
With marble floors and Grecian columns, Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas is an elegant accommodation choice located on a protected marine-life sanctuary. The beach is exclusive with soft sands and offers some of the best snorkeling in St. Thomas with gentle waves. Modern rooms come with large balconies, and the resort’s free-form infinity pool is elevated above the beach. Offering top-notch service and an excellent spa, couples will find the ultimate relaxation at this beachfront resort. Book a seaside cabana massage or treat yourself to complete relaxation with an organic aromatherapy massage, while couples who want to explore the island can find outdoor adventures like diving, sailing, snorkeling, and island hopping.
Petit St. Vincent Resort - St. Vincent and the Grenadines
One of the best private island resorts in the world, Petit St. Vincent Resort provides a luxurious spot for romantic seclusion with accommodation in cottages elevated on a bluff and beachfront villas. No two are alike, although they all have walls made up of sliding glass doors to let the sea breeze in. You’ll have a large outdoor space with views of the Caribbean too, along with a hammock and loungers. If there’s anything you need, you’ll just place your request in a mailbox and raise the yellow flag. The Hillside Spa offers yoga classes and stress-melting massages, and there are sailing excursions for visiting other islands too. Meals can be enjoyed at a casual beachside eatery or on the terrace by candlelight after dark.
Hermitage Bay - Antigua
A top-rated Antigua resort renowned for barefoot luxury, the five-star Hermitage Bay boasts a 140-acre beachfront setting on the west coast of Antigua. Couples can look forward to a tranquil vibe with days spent lounging on a pristine beach or taking part in activities like snorkeling, kayaking, and windsurfing. There are meditation, yoga, and Pilates classes along with a beautiful infinity pool, a lavish spa with treatments influenced by ancient eastern concepts of chaka, and a state-of-the-art fitness center too. Accommodation is in cottages nestled in tropical gardens and fronted by white sands. The all-inclusive rates also include three meals a day, an afternoon snack, house wine, and premium-brand drinks.
Le Blanc Spa Resort - Cancun, Mexico
Tucked along a gorgeous white sandy beach overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean in Cancun, Le Blanc Spa Resort is an adults-only all-inclusive property, often named the very best in the region. For a honeymoon-worthy stay, book the Royal Deluxe Lagoon View, which includes a king-size bed, double whirlpool, and a French balcony with breathtaking lagoon views. You’ll have plenty to do here in addition to lounging on the sand and splashing around in the sea, with spectacular pools (two that have swim-up bars), snorkeling tours, and multiple daily classes. After a day of play, enjoy a couples’ massage at the spa and then head to the on-site Lumiere restaurant for romantic fine dining.
Ritz Carlton Aruba - Aruba
The Ritz Carlton Aruba sits on the island’s famous Palm Beach and frequently offers special romance packages ideal for honeymooners. The luxurious accommodations include oceanfront rooms with large furnished balconies, direct views of the Caribbean, and bathrooms that have soaking tubs. The beautiful stretch of beach is a great place to lounge together or take advantage of the complimentary snorkel gear, kayaks, and paddleboards. There are two pools, one that occasionally hosts live music, and a wide range of dining options, including opportunities for private dinners at sunset on the sand.
Hotel le Toiny - St. Barts
Hotel le Toiny is an intimate luxury resort that sits on a hillside overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Often noted as one of the world’s most exclusive and romantic properties, it’s made up of one-bedroom suites and multiroom villas all of which boast private infinity-edge pools with ocean views. Just a few of the highlights include features like four-poster mahogany beds with mosquito netting, stocked minibars, kitchenettes with Nespresso machines, microwaves, and tableware, preloaded iPods and a fantastic sound system, and bathrooms with soaking tubs and large bay windows. Spa treatments can be enjoyed with a panoramic view of the Caribbean while the on-site Le Toiny Restaurant is known as one of the best on the island, offering fine dining on French fare.
Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, St. Lucia
Nestled amongst 100 acres of vibrant rainforest landscapes, Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort in St. Lucia offers high-end amenities in its stylish accommodations. Sitting on a stunning white sand beach, the resort’s range of villas are surrounded by lush foliage. You’ll be treated to a private walled garden, butler services, and dramatic plunge pools. Active couples can book a day of scuba diving or island hopping, while those who prefer to spend their day being pampered with a spa treatment in the rainforest treehouse.
Turtle Inn - Placencia, Belize
Owned by Francis Ford Coppola, the Turtle Inn offers a prime location on a sandy beach along the 26-mile-long Placencia Peninsula. Nestled between the jungle and the sand, it has a Bali-meets-Caribbean feel. Rooms feature indoor/outdoor bathrooms with Japanese baths and lush private gardens that include outdoor showers. They also come with screened front porches, views of the gardens, pool, or sea, daily refreshed minibars, coffeemakers and cookies. A sumptuous treatment at the Sunset Spa is ideal after a day diving with stingrays near the world’s second-largest coral reef or snorkeling with whale sharks. Canoe trips, zipline rides, paddleboarding, and visits to an organic farm are all possible too, while the on-site beachfront restaurant serves fresh delicacies from the sea.
Baoase Luxury Resort, Curacao
A romantic resort with Balinese-inspired details, Baoase Luxury Resort in Curacao is located on the south coast of the island. Guests can choose from the spacious rooms and suites, where outdoor living rooms, a pool with a hammock and a private outdoor shower is available. Dine at the on-site restaurant for a real treat, where a Chef’s Menu is served on a romantic private gazebo, or arrange a private picnic in the sand with blankets, pillows, and candles to set the ambiance. Relax at the free-form infinity pool surrounded by lush foliage, or head to the spacious man-made cove to find a tranquil beach area perfect for soaking up the sun.
Caneel Bay Resort, St. John
A former sugar plantation, Caneel Bay Resort in St. John is a honeymooner’s dream come true. Providing tranquil vibes on 170 acres of a protected national park, the resort boasts stylish rooms with access to seven remote beaches. An unparalleled setting, this resort was discovered by Laurance Rockefeller while sailing on a family cruise in the 1950s. Perfect for a romantic escape, here guests will find a quiet retreat unlike anywhere else in the Caribbean in its rustic bungalows. Simply soak in your ocean views, take a snorkeling tour for colorful marine life, or walk along the lush hiking trails that highlight the Virgin Islands National Park.
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