If you’ve endured the trials and tribulations of trying to plan a wedding, then you’ll know it isn’t exactly a stress-free process. In-between greeting guests, giving speeches, and posing for endless photos with smiles so fixed, your face begins to ache, you have very little time to actually relax and take in your special day. Hence, why the honeymoon was invented.
Put the stress of wedding planning behind you and look towards the sun and sand of your dreamy Caribbean honeymoon, where you and your spouse can escape to an island paradise. And if you still need convincing that the Caribbean is the perfect honeymoon destination, here are some of the best locations for newlyweds.
All the islands are home to beautiful beaches, but if you visit Aruba, you’ll get to experience the incredible Eagle Beach, which has been ranked the 3rd best beach in the world by TripAdvisor. Honestly, all the beaches in Aruba are worth a visit, but Eagle Beach and Palm Beach especially are renowned for their breathtaking scenery, ideal for romantic walks in the evening, and impressive sunset viewing. Aruba is also deemed as one of the safest islands in the Caribbean, so you can leave your hotel and stroll amongst the locals. This is also perfect if you prefer eating out, as they are several restaurants to choose from, ranging from classic Caribbean cuisine to sushi bars. Some of the most popular hotels for honeymooners include The Ritz Carlton Aruba, Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino, and Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort.
For some couples, there’s only one thing they really want to do after a wedding: absolutely nothing. After months – maybe even years – of putting together their nuptials, they just want to go into hibernation. That’s why All-Inclusive is so tempting. If you’d prefer an all inclusive resort in Grenada, look no further than Sandals Grenada, a resort renowned for its innovatively designed suites, including plunge pools and spa-styled bathrooms. Feel like royalty with your own butler service and take your time to sample the finer things in life. After all, it’s your honeymoon, so you can do as much – or as little – as you wish.
Considered one of the most romantic Caribbean islands, St Lucia combines its pristine beaches with the natural beauty of its stunning landscapes and exotic rainforests. The lush greenery of the jungle adds to the island’s charm, with 77% of St Lucia covered in forest. If you’re looking for more adventure beyond your sun lounger, you can enjoy a guided hike through the Edmund Forest Reserve, south of the island. Or you can experience a gondola ride through the jungle with Rainforest Adventures in Babonneau, which also involves nature trails and ziplining. After appreciating some nature, wind down at one of St Lucia’s fashionable hotels, such as St James’s Club Morgan Bay, East Winds Inn, or Cap Maison.
A hidden tropical gem, Nevis is a calming, zen-like spot for tourists, free from casinos or big all-inclusive hotels. If you’re looking for rest and relaxation, Nevis is a charming island, home to private retreats that offer seclusion to their guests. Nevis is certainly one of the less ‘touristy’ islands; it prefers to retain its historical roots, with stone buildings dating back to the 17th century still standing in Charlestown. One of the added benefits of this is that it leaves the beaches largely unoccupied, with no large crowds spoiling the peaceful ambiance.
There’s a good chance you haven’t even heard of Anguilla, but there’s a valid reason it’s on this list. The tiny island is only 16 miles long and 3 miles wide, but its small size doesn’t stop it from being a mighty attraction. One of its main pulls is its status as the ‘Culinary Capital of the Caribbean’, with at least 70 restaurants to choose from.
So, if you’ve been dreaming of a tropical utopia, why wait? There’s so much choice, and you’ve got no excuse not to!