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12 Caribbean Honeymoon Ideas
Super romantic Caribbean getaways for a chilled out, picture-perfect Caribbean honeymoon!
Here at The Bridal Buzz we are big fans of the Caribbean – it has a special place in our hearts! We both married on Caribbean islands – Pippa in Antigua and Rachel in Tobago. With this in mind, it makes complete sense for us to write about weddings and Caribbean honeymoons. We hope you fall in love with this, the perfect Caribbean honeymoon destination, too…
With its white sand beaches, near-certain all-year-round sunny weather, chilled-out vibe and stunning scenery, the Caribbean has a long-held stronghold on the honeymoon scene.
With each island offering something unique, wherever you choose to honeymoon in the West Indies or any of the other amazing islands of the Caribbean, you are sure to have the time of your life, where you will fall in love with your husband or wife all over again!
Many resorts will go the extra mile to spoil honeymooners who are craving extra romance, with upgrades, spacial suites, spa treatments and Champagne. Others will simply let the setting do the talking.
We take a closer look at 12 of the best Caribbean honeymoon destinations for couples celebrating their marriage in style…
Stay at: Cobblers Cove
Newlyweds dreaming of exceptional weather, beautiful beaches, and Caribbean charm, should look no further than Cobblers Cove, a haven of grace and tranquillity and one of the Caribbean’s finest and much-loved family-owned hotels.
Located on the island’s quiet west coast and claiming one-quarter mile of white sand beach in a quiet cove, the romantic boutique hotel is encompassed by a coral stone wall and three acres of lush tropical garden – the perfect honeymoon destination. Rates at Cobblers Cove start from around £330 per room per night on B&B basis. cobblerscove.com
Or: The Crane
The Crane Resort is set within 40 acres of lush tropical gardens on Barbados’ southeast coast. First opened in 1887, this truly unique property combines old-world charm and incredible natural beauty with a romantic sense of seclusion.
Honeymooners can enjoy newly wedded bliss in an Ocean View Suite, complete with its own private plunge pool – chill out in the spacious living area with plush sofas or lounge on the expansive terrace while soaking up Atlantic Ocean views.
Enjoy a couple’s massage at the Serenity Spa, guaranteed to alleviate any post-wedding stress and ease into ‘island time’. With tennis courts, yoga classes, gym and duty-free shopping at the Crane Village, there’s plenty to do. But if relaxing with a cocktail is the order of the day, there are gorgeous lagoon-style pools, a cascading waterfall and whirlpool, and the iconic pink-sanded Crane Beach. At the Crane, you can choose to do it all, or simply nothing at all. thecrane.com
Or: O2 Beach Club & Spa, Barbados
The new five-star all-inclusive O2 Beach Club & Spa is the perfect romantic escape, set on 1,000 feet of powder white sand and glistening turquoise waters on the south coast of Barbados.
Take a lovers’ stroll on the beach or relax on a sun lounger or double day bed by one of the trio of stunning pools, including the adult-only river pool, or next to the whirlpool tubs on the secluded sun terrace. Be pampered with a couples massage and a selection of other luxury treatments including the island’s only Bajan Hammam Experience at the resort’s Acqua Spa. Keep fit with non-motorised water sports, yoga or a game of beach volleyball or try your hand at something new as a couple with daily ‘How To’ Lessons.
Indulge at a host of intimate gourmet dining and cocktail experiences including a fine dining restaurant with breath-taking 260-degree views of the south coast, a beachside grill next to the waves gently lapping and a cosy nautically themed rooftop lounge. For a special treat arrange a private bespoke dinner for two on the beach or spoil yourself and upgrade your romantic dinner to the resort’s exclusive new Bubble on the Beach experience.
After a breezy day in the Caribbean sunshine, relax in your Luxury Junior Suite, part of the new adult-only luxury collection which includes the option of swim-up suites that offer direct access to the adult-only river pool straight from the privacy of the patio of your suite. Or enjoy the unique Concierge Collection Suites, perfect for those who love a little more space in which to relax.
Stay at: Silversands
Set on the white sands of Grand Anse Beach, Silversands Grenada is the perfect ultra-luxurious setting for newlyweds looking to switch off and relax following their big celebration. Couples can opt for a private beachfront, or sea view villa which offers direct access to the beach and 24-hour access to the resort’s premium services, to deliver a personalised, seamless experience.
The spacious and tranquil beachfront villas each feature a private swimming pool, fully equipped kitchen, butler’s pantry, private decking area, floor-to-ceiling louvered windows to let in the natural beauty of the island and offer ample private spaces – an incredibly romantic and secluded hideaway. Rates at Silversands Grenada start from around £680 based on two sharing a room on a B&B basis. silversandsgrenada.com
Or: Spice Island Beach Resort
Perfectly positioned on Grand Anse, Grenada’s most beautiful beach. This luxurious hotel, owned and run by the gracious Hopkin family, offers superb, spacious accommodations, a welcoming atmosphere, top-class cuisine, spa facilities and excellent service.
The white, gently sloping sands of Grand Anse Beach are perfect for romantic walks, water sports or simply soaking up the sun; or perhaps you’d like to indulge in a treatment at the hotel’s own spa. 17 of Spice Island Beach Resort’s 64 luxurious suites have private pools, making them ideal as a sanctuary for honeymooning couples. Private dinners can be arranged in a suite and the spa has a dedicated couple’s massage room. A private yoga session for two can also be arranged at the beachfront yoga pavilion. Excellence and class at every turn, and the most stunning setting of the Spice Island. Visit: spiceislandbeachresort.com
Stay at: Le Toiny, St Barths
As the only hotel on St Barths’ wild, uninhabited Caribbean coast, Le Toiny’s location atop the hillside above Anse de Toiny offers unobstructed panoramic views of the sea with remarkable vantage points throughout. The hotel sets the standard for elegance and high-class design, with calming ‘coastal chic’ interiors set against majestic green palms and exotic flowers and is one of the most enviable addresses on the island. Set across 17 acres of land overlooking crystal blue waters, the hotel’s 22 suites are the true soul and essence of the hotel.
Unlike any other accommodation travellers will find on the island, all suites at Le Toiny boast masses of space and come well-equipped with remarkable ocean views, private terraces, and large heated pools. Setting an ultra-tranquil, laidback ambience, each space seamlessly complements the surrounding elements allowing the extraordinary natural backdrop to take centre stage. To sum it up, a sign on the property reads: “If you’re not barefoot or wearing flip-flops, you’re overdressed.” letoiny.com
Stay at: Blue Waters
Blue Waters, the elegant Antiguan resort is the perfect destination to enjoy a deeply romantic honeymoon, nestled as it is, in a secluded cove with stunning cliff-top sea vistas. Set among 17 acres of verdant gardens that lead down to three secluded white sand beaches, this relaxed, peaceful retreat is perfect for couples looking to relax and unwind for a week or two, whether by sunbathing next to the landscaped swimming pool or at the Blue Waters Spa by Elemis, which offers a choice of sumptuous treatments. Couples can enjoy rum tasting with a mixologist or a private dinner on a secluded clifftop while a private butler serves freshly grilled lobster. With minimal rain and more chances of bagging the best beach spot or coveted restaurant table, Antigua is the perfect honeymoon destination.
Scott Dunn offers seven nights at Blue Waters from £2,000 and includes UK return flights and private transfers. scottdunn.com
Or: St James’s Club
The all-inclusive St James’s Club & Villas sprawls across a tranquil 100-acre peninsula on Antigua’s south eastern coast. Despite its size, the resort maintains a laidback and intimate atmosphere with its extensive tropical gardens, six distinct pool areas and two white-sand beaches. You can sunbathe on the peaceful shores of Mamora Bay, snorkel along the waters of Coco’s Beach, participate in a plethora of fitness activities or retreat to the hillside spa. The resort’s numerous restaurants and bars offer wonderful options to suit everyone.
St James’s Club & Villas lies on a secluded peninsula, surrounded by verdant hills and turquoise dappled waters. Mamora Bay’s calm waters are ideal for swimming, while the Caribbean waters on Coco’s Beach are full of colourful marine life, making it a great spot for snorkelling. English Harbour is just four miles away, home to yacht-filled marinas and the UNESCO-protected site of Nelson’s Dockyard. From here, you can head up to Shirley Heights Lookout for spectacular sunset views across Antigua. Stunning! stjamesclubantigua.com
Stay at: Secret Bay
Secret Bay is a secluded six-star, all-villa resort and a member of Relais & Châteaux since 2019. With two idyllic beaches, 12 sustainable crafted villas (each one meticulously built by hand) that feature private plunge pools and dedicated villa hosts, Secret Bay offers one of the most intimate resort experiences in the world. When it comes to your Caribbean honeymoon, Secret Bay offers a matchless experience and, based on your favourite romantic activities, the team has come up with several seductive packages to complement your stay.
Indulge in an array of intimate experiences with the Caribbean Couple’s Getaway package, embark on a wholly sensual stay with The Absolute Aphrodisiac or revive your love with Secret Bay’s momentous Rediscover Romance Package. Each offer presents the perfect opportunity to double down on love in Secret Bay’s majestic environment. https://secretbay.dm
Stay at: Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island
Couples looking for a romantic escape can find paradise on earth in The Bahamas, with its cloudless blue skies, tropical palm trees, and famous pink sand beaches. From romantic walks along the endless sandbars to discovering reefs and sunken ships and swimming with friendly sealife, the best way to experience The Islands of The Bahamas is to take to the sea.
Nestled in the Atlantic Ocean, just 50 miles off the coast of Florida, The Bahamas offers some of the most mesmerising waters to sail across, providing endless romantic sunsets and sun-soaked days spent exploring the nation’s islands and cays.
Spend seven nights in Nassau with Kenwood Travel, including all-inclusive accommodation at Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island and a complimentary wedding*. Prices start from £2,992 per person sharing West Bay Oceanview Penthouse Club Level Suite and include scheduled Virgin Atlantic flights from London Heathrow to Nassau. The package is based on a 23rd November 2023 departure. To book, visit: kenwoodtravel.co.uk
* Find out more at sandals.co.uk
For more information on planning the perfect wedding or Caribbean honeymoon in The Bahamas, visit: bahamas.com
Stay at: Montpelier Plantation & Beach
Montpelier Plantation & Beach offers a more traditional Caribbean setting among a historical 18th century plantation, designed as a place where guests can let the rest of the world slip away. Couples can relax on the secluded beach and enjoy meals in the hotel’s spacious dining venues. For unobtrusive, al fresco dining, Montpelier Plantation’s AAA Four Diamond restaurant offers great outdoor seating overlooking both Charlestown and St Kitts with memorable meals, brought to life using local ingredients, herbs, and spices.
For the hotel’s Honeymoon Bliss package, guests can stay for £1,975 per person for seven nights in the Garden Suite. With this package, couples will enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast, a 60-minute couples massage, a candle-lit dinner in the Mill Privée and one at the Restaurant 750, plus much more! montpeliernevis.com
Stay at: Andaz Mayakoba
With 41 exquisite suites, exclusive yacht and boat excursions, private beachside dinners, late-night walks through the sand, couples stone massages and an array of signature experiences curated specifically for newlyweds, all in the most beautiful of settings, this is a true lovers’ paradise.
Guests can enjoy private dinners on the beachside looking out to the sun setting on the Caribbean Sea with the warm sand under their feet, or perhaps in the enchanting outdoor garden of the resort’s Casa Amaterestaurant, dining on diverse Latin American flavours, accompanied by a light sea breeze. Fairy lights twinkle across the resort as the daylight begins to fade, creating a soft, magical ambience, making this the most romantic and intimate of locations. Alternatively, the Andaz Mayakoba eco-cruise awaits, where couples may cruise through the resort’s surrounding lagoons in the picturesque Andaz boat, complete with canapés onboard for a fully immersive experience of Mexican nature, witnessing the beauty of the local flora and fauna. Guests can bask in their newlywed glow at the Naum Wellness Centre, a lush, jungle-hideaway spa.
For a week in a tranquil lagoon-facing suite, newlyweds are looking at prices from £2,491 or £323 per night not including flights. mayakoba.com
Or: Unico Hotel Riviera Maya
Set on the stunning white sandy beaches of the Mexican Riviera Maya, amidst vibrant landscaped gardens, UNICO 20°87° offers a sense of luxurious exclusivity. With locally resourced natural and handmade materials, this adult-only haven oozes a rustic, yet modern feel, perfect for an enchanting romantic stay. UNICO 20°87° has redefined the all-inclusive experience by offering the unexpected. Here you can embrace the local, from the food and drink, to art around the resort and spa treatments.
Indulge in five unique globally-infused dining experiences from fine cuisine to a casual café setting, each offering up a menu inspired by local provenance including flavours of Mexico, Japan, and Italy or work your way through the extensive, expertly curated selection of spirits at the six bars and lounges, accented by a mixologist-driven cocktail program of dreams!
Be pampered with a complimentary couples massage as part of your prize and unwind with unlimited selected spa treatments at the Esencia Wellness Centre a spa with 18 luxe cabanas and hydrotherapy facilities. If you are more adventurous, try your hands at a selection of organised activities on the property or enjoy a game of golf. Learn something new at a range of cookery, mixology and tasting classes.
Relax in your exterior semi-private swim-up plunge pool or on-balcony bathtub in the Mexican sunshine and let your personal Anfitrión take care of everything from unpacking to preparing your spa tub.
Stay at: Aurora Anguilla Resort
Couples looking for an authentic, island Caribbean honeymoon that is both elegant and relaxed will find what they’re looking for at Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club, which recently underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation.
Whether couples are looking to relax on the beach, keep busy with activities, unwind at the spa, or indulge in a variety of dining experiences, this property has it all. There are so many reasons why Aurora Anguilla makes a great honeymoon getaway, including Romantic accommodations in the property’s ocean view Island Suites featuring wraparound terraces and private Jacuzzis, couples massage treatment, golf, complimentary fitness classes ranging from yoga to boot camp as well as pickleball class, tennis class, bike tours, fishing, kite surfing, guided hikes, cave tours and more, wine tastings, al fresco movie nights, and smores on the beach. Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club spans over 380 acres.
Whether looking to relax on the pristine white sand beach, keep busy with activities, unwind at the spa, or indulge in various dining experiences, there is truly something for everyone.
Rates start at $544 per night. auroraanguilla.com
Stay at: Half Moon
Set on two miles of private beach, Half Moon offers the ultimate beachside Caribbean honeymoon. Couples can start their trip with ‘The Perfect Spa Day’ – including a tailor-made day of treatments with a private yoga session as well as time in the eucalyptus steam room or cerasee-infused sauna. Guests also have access to overwater bungalows in the luxe spa, more than 10 restaurants and bars, three swimming pools and natural swimming cove, an 18-hole par-72 championship golf course, private villas with chefs and butlers, equestrian centre with horseback riding along the beach or in the water, and tennis and squash facilities.
Considered one of the Caribbean’s most iconic destinations, Half Moon is located in Jamaica just 10 minutes away from Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport. halfmoon.com
Stay at: Sanctuary Cap Cana
Nestled in one of the most exclusive areas of the Dominican Republic, the adults-only, all-inclusive Sanctuary Cap Cana is located in a private enclave in Punta Cana comprised of 30,000 acres of flawless beaches. Just 15 minutes from the airport and nearby the Punta Espada Golf Club, the Caribbean’s number one golf course, Sanctuary Cap Cana combines beautiful architecture and design with impeccable service and accommodation including 324 refined suites and the grand Castle Island Suite, a 5,500 sq ft two-level, two-bedroom suite on a private island.
The adults-only resort underwent renovation in 2022, including five a la carte restaurants, eight bars, six pools, the Sanctuary Spa, and Sanctuary Town, the resort’s gastronomic and entertainment destination. Couples have access to a wide variety of attractions, including the Punta Espada golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus. Guests can also discover the Dominican Republic’s intrinsic beauty, an ideal destination with various sophisticated activities that can be reserved through The Luxury Collection Concierge service.
Stay at Sanctuary Cap Cana, A Luxury Collection Adult All-Inclusive Resort from around £190 per person per night, based on two persons sharing, on an all-inclusive basis. marriott.com
Or: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana
Live a life of excess and indulge in your rock star fantasies during your luxury all-inclusive honeymoon experience at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana. Located on a seven-mile stretch of the golden white sandy beach of Macao, the five-star resort overlooks a natural river, sprawling pools and secluded lagoons and is the perfect setting for romantic honeymoon in luxurious tropical surroundings.
Soak up the sunshine on a Bali Bed, hammock or double sun lounger listening to live music, a DJ or the calming sounds of the crashing waves. Cool down in one of the 13 pools spread throughout the hotel including a lazy river and adult only pool, water slides and a wave rider surf simulator or take a dip in the Caribbean Sea.
Find your inner zen with a beachfront yoga class or the in-room Rock Om® yoga experience energizing the body and soul through the power of music. Relax with a variety of treatments and spa packages at the luxurious, ultra-pampering Rock Spa®, undeniably the finest spa in the Dominican Republic. Keep active at the Body Rock® fitness centre or tee off at the Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay designed by Jack Nicklaus. Play a game of tennis, explore the resort by bicycle or play a round of mini golf.
Have your own personal music adventure at the hotel’s Music Lab where you can play an instrument, sing in a rock band or try out cutting edge DJ tools. Try a new kind of room service and order a Fender® guitar with floor amps and headphones or a Crosley turntable with menu of albums from Hard Rock’s carefully curated record collection to be delivered to your room.
Quench your thirst at one of the 23 Hard Rock bars serving premium drinks and indulge in nine dining experiences from Mexican to Italian, French and Asian to Caribbean and Brazilian and the new Market Food Hall offers a culinary journey through the world’s most appealing street food cuisines, made-to-order with seasonal locally sourced ingredients and a selection of hand-crafted cocktails.
After a hard day of fun in the sun, enjoy live entertainment, dance at the hotel nightclub or even have a flutter at the tables at the largest casino in the Dominican Republic.
On top of this, you will enjoy the special touches that are part of the resort’s Love Honeymoon Package which includes a Mini Cake; Sparkling House Wine; a romantic Honeymoon Dinner; an In-room Breakfast and a pampering Hydro Spa Tub Experience.
Puerto Rico stands out as an idyllic honeymoon destination not only for its stunning tropical surroundings but also for the breadth of activities, landscapes and experiences just waiting to be enjoyed by newlyweds. A short flight or boat ride from Puerto Rico’s mainland lie the enchanting islands of Culebra and Vieques, home to world-renowned beaches and the world’s brightest bioluminescent bay, Mosquito Bay.
For honeymooners, it doesn’t get more romantic than this. Perhaps Puerto Rico’s best-kept secret, the island’s own archipelago is worth a trip in their own right. Discovery Channel named Culebra’s Flamenco Beach as the second-best beach on the planet! Vieques National Wildlife Refuge also boasts hiking trails for nature lovers who are looking for more than a perfect beach retreat. At Cayo Luis Peña Natural Reserve in Culebra, couples can also find impressive spots for snorkelling and scuba diving.
Where to stay: There are several holiday rentals, guest houses in Vieques, and some eccentric hotels such as El Blok and eco-friendly Hix Island House. Culebra has more than 100 options for holiday rentals available on Airbnb and HomeAway. discoverpuertorico.com
Stay at: Shepherds Inn
A calm, slow pace and a chilled-out vibe are what you will find on the tiny (but big on character) island of Tobago, sister island to Trinidad. There are very few all-inclusive hotels here, which makes for a more authentic experience and acres and acres of lush rainforest, which is great for exploring on foot. It’s also a great place to spot giant turtles, which come in to nest between March and September.
Get seven nights at the 3* Shepherds Inn from £599pp on a B&B basis travelling on selected dates in May 2024. Includes economy – World Traveller – return flights from London Gatwick Airport. ba.com/tobago
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