Outside of Hawaii, the most popular islands visited by Americans for their honeymoons are in the Caribbean. In fact, it´s the most popular foreign honeymoon destination for us – and its no wonder why! Looking at these beautiful hotels we´re tempted to book our flights out right now. With gorgeous beaches, tropical scenery, and warm weather, the Caribbean is as close to paradise as it gets! Here are our top picks of luxurious hotels and resorts in the Caribbean – amazing options for couples looking for a honeymoon beyond their wildest dreams. And, listed in alphabetical order for your convenience, because we´re awesome like that…
Part of the exclusive Aman resorts and set on a secluded white-sand beach, Amanyara is a high luxury hotel in Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Island. Surrounded by mahogany trees, the pristine location is well removed from much of the development on the eastern side of the island, making Amanyara a secluded haven embracing the untrammeled elements of the Caribbean. Bordering the pristine reefs of Northwest Point Marine National Park, acclaimed for some of the world’s best wall and reef diving. Offering 40 timber-shingled Guest Pavilions tucked along the coast and a number of Aman Villas, this luxury Caribbean beach resort has contemporary layout and design that incorporates natural open sights and sounds to the turquoise sea.
Situated 250 feet above sea level on the East (Atlantic) coast of Dominica, Beau Rive is a small, intimate hotel nestled into a lush hillside amid three acres of tropical gardens and forest. The setting is secluded and private with dramatic views over the ever-crashing waves at Wakaman Point. All ten guest rooms are spacious and airy with generous verandas facing the ocean. Facilities include a lounge, library, bar, dining room, terrace, pool, and gardens leading down to the forest. Wifi is free and available in the lobby and library. Along with a continental breakfast the hotel offers a three-course, set menu supper. The menu changes nightly depending on the fresh catches and as much of the produce comes from the garden as possible – the bread, ice cream, sorbets, preserves & chutneys, all made on site. Talk about organic!
Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts
Aruba’s premier adults-only boutique resort, Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts is a romantic oasis situated on the powder white sand of Aruba’s beautiful Eagle Beach. This celebrated resort has been recognized as the #1 Hotel for Romance in the World and #1 Hotel in the Caribbean by TripAdvisor in 2016. This intimate, owner-managed sanctuary provides guests with an unrivalled, tranquil experience in a romantic atmosphere that is perfect for honeymooners and couples seeking ultimate relaxation. Resort rates include complimentary breakfast daily, free WiFi and free use of an iPad to stay connected in the privacy of the guestroom. Facilities include a stylish infinity pool, a Day Spa with a range of rejuvenating treatments inspired by nature, movies on the beach, daily happy hour, private beach dining, fitness center, gift shop, laundry service, car rental desk, multilingual concierge team, and more. The resort is conveniently located near a variety of restaurants, shops, bars and a casino.
Touted as having one of the best beaches in the Caribbean, Cap Juluca – a beachfront resort located along the intimate crescent of Maundays Bay on the exclusive island of Anguilla – is fronted by a mile long stretch of powder-white sand with vibrant, aqua blue waters. Here sand, wind and water blend seamlessly with world-class dining, exceptional outdoor activities, high-end accommodations, amenities and outstanding guest services delivered by the friendliest people of the Caribbean. The 179-acre resort features gourmet cuisine, an 1,800-square-foot fresh water pool, the Main House with a library, fitness center and spa, tennis facilities, complimentary solar-powered golf carts, a walking trail and 2.6-mile beach jogging loop. Long known for its distinctive Greco-Moorish architecture, Cap Juluca has recently received several millions of dollars’ worth of refreshment and rejuvenation, including all accommodations, dining venues and other public spaces.
This world-class resort and spa lies on the southern tip of Antigua, on a peninsular extending out into the clear blue waters of the Caribbean sea. The property is hugged by two beautiful, white sand beaches protected by a natural reef. Established over 50 years ago, Curtain Bluff has become one of the leading hotels in the Caribbean today. Elegantly appointed beachfront guestrooms and lavish suites are cooled on the bluff by gentle ocean breezes. Each has large, stylish bathrooms and spacious terraces for relaxation and privacy. Gourmet cuisine is part of the exclusive-inclusive price at Curtain Bluff, plus bar drinks and numerous land and sea sports. A renowned wine cellar houses over 25,000 of the world’s finest vintages. The Spa offers 5,000 sq ft of the purest indulgence – right on the waters edge with 5 treatment rooms and an extensive spa menu.
Perched on the edge of the “Tongue of the Ocean” in the Bahamas and the third largest Barrier Reef in the world, Kamalame Cay is a barefoot, chic and private island hideaway unlike any other – you can arrive by helicopter, seaplane or private ferry. The secluded beachfront cottages combined with the three miles of white sand shores that run the length of the island are just what the body and soul need to re-center, relax and rejuvenate. Kamalame offers 34 rooms total among their Resort and Villa Collections. While Kamalame is all about relaxing, there are many things on hand to occupy those who might need a bit more activity: diving and snorkeling (the world’s third longest barrier reef is just off-shore), tennis, sea kayaking as well as deep sea and bone fishing are also available – secluded picnics perfect for a honeymooning couple on nearby deserted islands can also easily be arranged.
Montpelier Plantation & Beach
Montpelier Plantation & Beach, a Relais & Chateaux member, offers a unique mix of sheer luxury and the unspoiled natural beauty of the Caribbean. Situated on 60 acres amidst lush, tropical hills at the base of the majestic Nevis Peak, Montpelier Plantation & Beach offers the ideal place to unwind and disconnect from today’s frenetic pace. Guests can retreat to one of 19 sea-view rooms housed in beautiful bungalows, each with ocean views and private terraces. Designed to complement their natural surroundings, the spacious rooms are airy and open with exotic accents. Originally constructed as a sugar mill in the 18th century, Montpelier Plantation & Beach is a boutique hotel situated on the tiny island of Nevis, six miles from its own private beach – 750 feet above the vibrant Caribbean Sea. Here, a colorful colonial heritage – with rugged cobblestone and intricate antique accents – is intertwined with a classic contemporary motif characterized by modern artwork and sleek furnishings.
Peter Island Resort & Spa
An idyllic private island escape in the British Virgin Islands, Peter Island Resort & Spa is accessible only by boat or helicopter! Guests of this exclusive hideaway have access to the treasures of the entire 1,800-acre island including five pristine beaches, lush palm groves and tropical mountains all to themselves. The resort offers a diverse collection of luxurious accommodations from the fully-staffed private villas to Beachfront Junior Suites or charming Ocean View Rooms just steps from the sea. Peter Island is also home to one of the Caribbean’s most spectacular spas as recognized by Conde Nast Travelers’ Readers Choice survey. A wide selection of land and sea activities include private diving and snorkeling excursions, sea kayaking, windsurfing, biking, yoga, tennis, sailing, deep sea fishing, and hiking to the stunningly scenic Sunset Loop. The resort team´s mission is to ensure that every stay becomes a memory of a lifetime. For the ultimate in luxury and privacy, take advantage of the resort’s ‘Island Buyout’ programme – the perfect option for weddings, family reunions, special anniversaries and birthdays. Peter Island is one of the few vacation destinations able to offer no-fly-zone capabilities.
Round Hill Hotel & Villas
At Round Hill, luxury is not about marble and gilt. It’s about service from people who care – sense of comfort with style. A place completely in sync with nature. Guests may choose to stay in one of 36 luxurious Ralph Lauren-designed oceanfront guest rooms or in one of 27 individually-owned private villas. With water sports such as water-skiing, scuba and tubing, PADI diving excursions, deep-sea fishing boats, yachts available for charter, tennis, a spa located in a beautifully restored 18th century plantation house on 10-acres of beachfront lawn, a fitness center, yoga pavilion, dining, and shopping available day and night, you won’t find a more perfect Jamaican resort experience. Golf can be arranged at any of five championship courses, the closest being at the private Tryall Club just a few minutes away with complimentary daily shuttle service.
Velero Beach Resort
One of the original resorts in Cabarete in the Dominican Republic, Velero Beach Resort is a beachfront luxury condo hotel, with spacious, elegantly appointed beachfront suites with direct views of the azure blue ocean waters and golden. The resort tempts you to relax in a casual, elegant beach location where you can recharge, reflect and re-center. Velero offers 7,000 m2 of pristine gardens, 22 condos and 7 incredible penthouses, with all rooms having direct ocean views. Private parking and 24/7 security, blackout curtains, double pane sliding doors and a unique location ensure a safe, understated atmosphere cherished by travelers and owners alike.
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