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The best honeymoon destinations in the Caribbean perfectly blend romance, outdoor adventure, and tropical beaches. Newlywed couples have no shortage of activities to choose from during their Caribbean island honeymoon, including fantastic scuba diving in Cozumel, chocolate-making classes in St. Lucia, and idyllic stretches of sand in the Bahamas.

For those looking to plan their first unforgettable trip as a married couple, here are some of the best Caribbean islands for a honeymoon.

St. Kitts and Nevis

Aerial view of Cockleshell Bay's shoreline

Cockleshell Beach, St. Kitts

The islands of St. Kitts and Nevis have the smallest population of any country in the Western hemisphere. Its laidback and intimate nature is why many people consider it one of the best honeymoon destinations in the Caribbean.

Here, you’ll have no shortage of beaches to choose from. You might want to visit Cockleshell Beach, one of the best beaches in St. Kitts, which features sandy shores, shallow waters, and open-air beach bars.

Or if you want a more indulgent beach experience, head to the Carambola Beach Club, which offers everything you need for a low-stress day at the beach, including kayaks, sunbeds, loungers, and a highly rated beach bar and restaurants.

Couple looking at the lush scenery of Mount Liamuiga

Mount Liamuiga, St. Kitts

St. Kitts is one of the best Caribbean islands for adventure. Take a hike through the jungle and enjoy the view from the top of Mount Liamuiga or go deep-sea fishing at St. Kitts Bay. If you’re longing to get in the water, plan a half-day snorkeling trip on the shoreline around the capital city of Basseterre or swim with dolphins in a lagoon fed by natural seawater.

If you prefer your adventures on land, you have plenty of romantic options, too. Some of the best things to do in St. Kitts include arranging a seaside lunch on the sand set to the sounds of a five-piece Caribbean steel band, enjoying a local rum tasting in town, or hopping aboard a catamaran and cruising by local fishing villages as you sip a freshly-made rum punch.

Puerto Rico

Couple riding an ATV in El Yunque Rainforest

El Yunque Rainforest, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is one of the best honeymoon destinations in the Caribbean. Start your honeymoon in El Yunque Rainforest, the only tropical rainforest in the United States, which offers various activities for both hikers and non-hikers, like zipline tours, birdwatching, and scenic walks along well-maintained paths to a jungle waterfall.

Beach in Las Cabezas de San Juan Reserve

Las Cabezas de San Juan Reserve, Puerto Rico

Paddle your way through Las Cabezas de San Juan Reserve and embark on a one-of-a-kind kayak trip around a bioluminescent bay with glow-in-the-dark plankton that light up the water.

Couples who love learning about Caribbean culture will have plenty to fill their days in San Juan, too, including a walking food tour of the historic Old Town, tours, and cocktail mixing classes at the world-famous Casa Bacardi Distillery, and gentle cycling tours past historical sites.

With cobblestone streets and pastel-colored historical buildings, Downtown San Juan offers romance at every turn. Dip into one of its charming restaurants and cozy up with a glass of Puerto Rican rum on the rocks at a wrought-iron table for two.

Read: 10 Best Beaches in Puerto Rico


Amazing rock formations inside Harrison's Cave

Harrison’s Cave, Barbados

If you want an active Caribbean island honeymoon, head to Barbados, a jungle island with lush, dramatic ecosystems, both above and below the water.

Couples can take a day trip to Harrison’s Cave, a picturesque system of caverns, where you’ll see underground streams, waterfalls, and tropical pools, plus thousands of fantastic stalagmite and stalactite formations.

Turtle swimming in Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay, Barbados

If you rather spend your honeymoon in the sunshine, hop aboard a catamaran cruise to Turtle Bay, where you can swim and snorkel with sea turtles before you cruise back along the shoreline and enjoy refreshing Caribbean cocktails with an unbeatable view.

If you’re both nature lovers, book a ride in an open-air 4×4 vehicle through the Barbados Wildlife Preserve, which is home to the rare green monkey that Barbados is known for.

Extra-romantic experiences on this honeymoon destination in the Caribbean include champagne sunset cruises, tours around the best beaches in Barbados, or chatting with expert rum makers as you sample the goods at the Mount Gay Rum factory.

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

R.M.S. Rhone Shipwreck in Tortola

R.M.S. Rhone, Tortola

Once the pirate capital of the world, Tortola is famous for its shoreline coves, mountain peaks, and lush bays that once provided shelter for the ocean’s most feared raiders.

Today, there’s no shortage of adventure in the area. If you’re a certified scuba diver, explore the 310-foot-long R.M.S. Rhone, a shipwreck from the 1800s that’s surprisingly intact and features many historical artifacts in the stern.

Rock formation and turquoise waters at The Baths

Virgin Gorda Baths, Tortola

If you’re not scuba certified, you’ll also find some of the world’s best snorkeling near the Virgin Gorda Baths, a series of natural pools filled with colorful marine life and surrounded by a soft sand beach.

There’s also excellent snorkeling on Norman Island, the supposed site of buried pirate treasure and the inspiration behind Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island,” which is a quick boat ride from Tortola.

While Tortola isn’t large, there is a lot to explore inland. Opt for a 4×4 tour of the island’s peaks or take a seat in an open-air bus through the British Virgin Island’s countryside and learn about the island’s history while admiring its iconic viewpoints along the way.

Read: What’s the Best Virgin Island to Visit? 

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Buck Island, one of the best honeymoon destinations in the Caribbean

Buck Island, St. Croix

Set your compass towards St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, an elegant and romantic destination that is also unassuming and welcoming.

St. Croix’s beaches are world-class and honeymooners should spend at least one afternoon lounging under an oversized umbrella on the sand.

Buck Island is one of the best beaches in the U.S. Virgin Islands because of its stunning underwater snorkel trail, which leads you in a loop through coral grottos.

Underwater signs at this protected national monument help guide you through a picturesque route and provide information about the fish, coral, and marine life along the way.

Read: Where to Find the Best Snorkeling in the Caribbean 

Rum tasting in Captain Morgan Visitors Center

Captain Morgan Visitors Center, St. Croix

On land, cycle the flat 10-mile trail along the island’s west end sugar plantations or stop by the Captain Morgan Visitors Center and rum factory, where you’ll learn about the history of the Captain Morgan character and sample authentic Caribbean rums with a local expert.

Read: Best Places to Elope in the World

Grand Cayman

Seven Mile Beach, one of the best honeymoon destinations in the Caribbean

Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman

The largest of the Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman is well-known for having healthy coral reefs and clear blue water. The island is quite popular with snorkelers, but fantastic beaches like Seven Mile Beach and White House Beach have made it a hot spot for sun-worshipers, too.

Spend at least one day of your Caribbean island honeymoon at Seven Mile Beach, one of the best beaches in the Caribbean. Expect sparkling blue water, impossibly soft sand, and no shortage of beach bars and activity operators, in case you want to cool down with a cocktail or rent a kayak for two.

People on a boat in Stingray City

Stingray City, Grand Cayman

For a unique vacation idea for couples that will elicit wonderful honeymoon photos, visit Stingray City, a sandbar just off the coastline, where you’ll find dozens of stingrays in water only a few feet deep. Stand or snorkel with these elegant and friendly creatures that are used to interacting with humans nearby. Some might even allow you to pet them as they gently swim by.

For a quirky honeymoon activity, head to “Hell,” a town named after its unique rock formations that resemble flames rising from the bottom of the earth. Once you’ve snapped a few Instagram photos from Hell, continue to beautiful sites like the Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Park or the Pedro St. James National Historic Site, where you can book an oceanview rum tasting for two.

St. Lucia

St. Lucia, one of the best honeymoon destinations in the Caribbean

St. Lucia

St. Lucia offers the best of both worlds: dramatic peaks, coastline, and terrain, plus easy access to fantastic beaches with gentle waves and healthy marine life. It’s one of the best honeymoon destinations in the Caribbean because couples can mix both experiences, choosing to snorkel during the day, enjoy a gourmet chocolate-making class in the afternoon, and end the evening while relaxing at a luxury cliffside retreat.

Chocolate making process at the Howelton Estate

Howelton Estate, St. Lucia

Foodie couples who are all about experiencing new tastes and foods can sign up for Caribbean cooking classes, where you’ll participate in everything from choosing the best fresh herbs to enjoying a farm-to-table Caribbean meal. You can also visit the cocoa estate of Howelton Estate and learn all the ways to use cocoa in everything from gourmet chocolate to drinks and food.

Natural sites on St. Lucia include jungle waterfalls, fishing and rainforest villages, and the towering volcanic spires of the Pitons, home to some of the best hiking in the Caribbean. Active couples can explore all of these on foot, but most travelers opt to take driving tours and trolley rides around the island’s sites.

For a truly indulgent activity on one of the best islands to honeymoon in the world, you can also take a private sailing lesson, cruising past pristine beaches and viewpoints from the sea.

Read: Best Caribbean Wedding Destinations for Your Big Day


Dominica, one of the best honeymoon destinations in the Caribbean


Dominica is known for being extremely welcoming to tourists, making it one of the best Caribbean islands for first timers. Start your honeymoon at Champagne Beach, a shallow, soft beach that is the home of Champagne Reef, where there’s an underwater spring that slowly bubbles warm water up to the surface. Take a dip here and feel like you’re swimming in a glass of champagne—hence the name.

Lush landscape of Trafalgar Falls

Trafalgar Falls, Dominica

Near Champagne Beach, there are several other gorgeous outdoor sites like Trafalgar Falls, with hot and cold swimming pools, and Emerald Pool, which is accessed through an easy 20-minute walk.

Another one of the best things to do in Dominica for couples is to take a river float through the jungle that begins in the Hibiscus Eco-Village, where you’ll slowly float on a large innertube and encounter some fun mini-rapids during the journey. Be sure to pose for some photos together at Hibiscus Falls, one of the more than 300 waterfalls found on the island.


Beautiful beach in Aruba

Beach in Aruba

If all you want on your honeymoon is idyllic beaches, then Aruba might be perfection. Eagle and Palm beaches on Aruba are two of the most photographed in the Caribbean.

Indeed, with its white sand, clear water, and photogenic trees, Eagle Beach is one of the most romantic beaches anywhere. Palm Beach, one of the best beaches in Aruba, is much livelier and busy with water sports.

At the private Renaissance Island, reached by a short boat ride, you’ll find the famed Flamingo Beach. These colorful gangly birds create a unique background for honeymoon photos.

ATV adventure in Aruba

ATV in Aruba

However, there’s much more to Aruba than beaches. Arikok National Park is a protected area of desert, coastline, and unique rock formations.

Among these varied landscapes, you can enjoy being together on a hike, on horseback, or on a 4×4 adventure. Take in the natural beauty of Aruba, while keeping an eye out for iguanas basking in the sun.

Aerial view of California Lighthouse, Aruba

California Lighthouse, Aruba

Another romantic spot on a honeymoon in Aruba is the California Lighthouse with its isolated setting on the island’s northwest point. Enjoy memorable views from the lighthouse along the coast and across the island.

There are more romantic views of the island to share at the Casibari Rock Formations near Aruba’s center. Climb the path up these unique boulder formations to see as far as Venezuela on a clear day.

Colorful street in Oranjestad, Aruba

Oranjestad, Aruba

In Oranjestad, Aruba’s capital, you’ll find colorful Dutch historical architecture, imaginative street art, and lots of good shopping. It’s a great place to buy souvenirs, learn more about Aruban culture, or discover a romantic restaurant.


Cozumel, one of the best honeymoon destinations in the Caribbean

Playa Mia, Cozumel

Cozumel is one of the best islands in the Caribbean where you may never want to leave the beach. You can easily spend the whole day sunbathing while enjoying tropical cocktails at Playa Palancar, Playa Paradise, or Playa Mia.

Playa Mia is a center for water sports, from kayaking to water slides. You could even return from your honeymoon having learned to dance salsa together.

Marine life in Cozumel

Marine life in Cozumel

If you do leave the beach, it might only be to explore further out to sea along the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. A section of the world’s second-largest barrier reef is protected by the Cozumel National Marine Park.

You’ll find few better spots in the world than here to dive or snorkel amid pristine coral and countless marine species. If you don’t dive yet, this is a perfect place to at least try a beginner Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) package together.

Beach in Punta Sur Eco Beach Park, Cozumel

Punta Sur Eco Beach Park, Cozumel

Palancar Reef and Columbia Reef are popular destinations for any diver. For snorkeling in Cozumel, go to Punta Sur Eco Beach Park to see anything from stingrays to lobsters.

At Punta Sur, you can also hike through the park, and visit the Celarain Lighthouse. The reward for climbing to the top is a panoramic view of Cozumel and the sparkling Caribbean.

Historic ruins of Tulum, near Cozumel

Tulum, near Cozumel

Near the lighthouse are the ruins of El Cedral, the oldest Mayan ruins on Cozumel. An excursion to the mainland will take you to see even more at sites such as Tulum, Coba, or the awesome Chichén Itzá.

An alternative to Punta Sur is Chankanaab Beach Adventure Park, which focuses more on water activities. Start building memories together here with an underwater Snuba or SeaTREK tour.


Belize City is a base for exploring everything from rainforests to animal sanctuaries. Birdwatchers in particular will enjoy nearby reserves such as Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary.

Couple entering the Crystal Cave in Belize

Crystal Cave, Belize

One of the best things to do in Belize is to visit the Crystal Cave (Actun Tunichil Muknal, or ATM Cave), a mix of spectacular crystalline formations and ancient Maya artifacts. These latter include offerings whose fascinating story your guide will bring to life.

Less than an hour north of Belize City is Altun Ha, a Maya archaeological site known for its well-preserved temples. You can actually climb the steps of the Temple of the Masonry Altars to take in the views.

Corals in Belize

Corals in Belize

The Belize Barrier Reef (part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and protects some of the best reef growth in the Caribbean.

Put you and your loved one at its heart on Caye Caulker Island, where you’ll think you’re in paradise. This tiny island—it’s mostly sand, and palm trees—is divided by The Split, a channel where you can swim, or just relax in a beach bar.

Waterfront of Caye Caulker, Belize

Caye Caulker, Belize

Caye Caulker’s streets are lined with colorful wooden houses and small shops. Enjoy a romantic stroll while you soak up the laid-back island vibe.

While Caye Caulker is a wonderful base for divers, snorkelers can also enjoy the island and its reef. At Shark Ray Alley, go snorkeling with nurse sharks and stingrays for a thrilling, unforgettable Caribbean honeymoon experience.


Couple relaxing on a beach in Antigua


As a honeymoon destination, Antigua is big enough to offer a great mix for anyone. You’ll find lovely Caribbean beaches, rich history, plenty of good shopping, and a wide choice of restaurants.

Sandy beach of Galleon Beach, Antigua

Galleon Beach, Antigua

The island is said to have 365 beaches, one for each day of the year. One of the most central is the tranquil Galleon Beach, which is within English Harbour.

The picturesque setting could not be more romantic. White sand, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and lush greenery form the perfect Caribbean picture.

Historic Nelson's Dockyard, Antigua

Nelson’s Dockyard, Antigua

English Harbour is the location of Nelson’s Dockyard, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dating back to the 18th century, the dockyard has been restored—with boutique shops added—to make a fascinating place to spend time together.

For an overview of English Harbour, you’ll want to go to Shirley Heights. These old fortifications have breathtaking views of Antigua and several neighboring islands.

White sands of Ffryes Beach, Antigua

Ffryes Beach, Antigua

To spend more time on the beach, a favorite is Ffryes Beach on the calmer west coast. Facing Montserrat and Nevis, this is one of the best places to snorkel in Antigua.

Antigua also has its own Stingray City. Standing waist-deep on a sandbar while these gentle creatures feed around you is the memory of a lifetime.

Small islet in Antigua


If either of you can sail, or want to learn together, Antigua is a great place to start. Hire a boat, with or without a skipper, to explore the coast and find a secluded beach of your very own.

Away from the beach, one of the best things to do in Antigua is to zipline through the rainforest. This thrilling adventure will give you a unique view of the forest canopy.


Clear waters of Pigeon Point, Tobago

Pigeon Point, Tobago

Tobago, sister to the neighboring island of Trinidad, is well known for its beaches and rich coral reefs. The most scenic beaches include Pigeon Point, Store Bay, Englishman’s Bay, and Mt. Irvine Bay.

Mount Irvine Bay Beach is on Tobago’s southwest coast, 20 minutes from Scarborough, the capital. It’s a beautiful Caribbean picture of white coral sand and clear blue waters.

White sands of Mount Irvine Bay Beach, Tobago

Mount Irvine Bay Beach, Tobago

The beach attracts many surfers, especially to the western end where the waves are more reliable. Swimming, snorkeling, and diving are among the other watersports you can share here.

Nylon Pool, a natural pool in the middle of the ocean, is essential for honeymooners. Legend says the pool’s shallow, crystal-clear waters will bring eternal health and happiness.

Top view of Buccoo Reef, Tobago

Buccoo Reef, Tobago

At Buccoo Reef, a glass-bottom boat tour is a great way to see the spectacular corals. Be even closer to the marine life and vibrant coral by taking a snorkel tour together.

Another place perfect for Caribbean honeymooners is the uninhabited Little Tobago Island. It’s a sanctuary for birds, while snorkelers will find an equal variety of marine life around its reefs.

Majestic Argyle Waterfall, Tobago

Argyle Waterfall, Tobago

There’s a different sort of water to enjoy at Argyle Waterfall, a series of Caribbean waterfalls surrounded by lush vegetation. The journey through the rainforest to reach it is an adventure in itself.

Twenty minutes away is Main Ridge Forest Reserve, the oldest protected rainforest in the Western Hemisphere. With hiking trails and bird watching, it’s a special place to connect with nature.

Historic site of Fort King George, Tobago

Fort King George, Tobago

To see yet another side of the island, one of the best things to do in Tobago is to explore the historical site of Fort King George. The fort’s museum explores Tobago’s colonial history, while the panoramic views of the island are unmatched.


Saint Pierre, Martinique, one of the best honeymoon destinations in the Caribbean

Saint Pierre, Martinique

Add some French romance to your honeymoon on the tropical island of Martinique. With its blend of beautiful beaches, lush interior, and luxurious European shopping, it’s a tempting French-Caribbean mix.

That lushness is seen at its best in Jardin de Balata, a botanical garden near Fort-de-France, the capital. Its collection of tropical plants, flowers, and exotic trees can be best appreciated from the treetop walkway.

Lush landscape of Martinique Zoo

Martinique Zoo

Take a romantic stroll through more lovely gardens, enlivened with monkeys and many other animals, at Martinique Zoo. An almost unique sight in the Caribbean (one of only three), the zoo sits amid the ruins of the 17th-century Capitaine Latouche sugar plantation.

Beautiful view of Mount Pelée

Mount Pelée, Martinique

The island’s fertility, the source of the wealth once based on those former sugar plantations, owes everything to its volcanic soil. Hike or drive to the summit of still-active Mount Pelée for panoramic views of one of the prettiest islands in the Caribbean.

Below you is the town of Saint-Pierre, once known as the “Paris of the Caribbean” but destroyed by an eruption in 1902 and since rebuilt. Visit the Volcano Museum, walk the atmospheric streets, and shop for local crafts.

Fine sands of Plage des Salines, Martinique

Plage des Salines, Martinique

Nearby is Plage de l’Anse Castanet, which is among the island’s finest beaches. Others to see include Plage des Salines, Anse Dufour, and the isolated Gros Raisins on the south coast.

Les Salines Beach is Martinique’s most famous for good reason. Its white sands, lined with coconut palm trees and turquoise waters are picture perfect.

The Caribbean drink of choice is rum, and Martinique is no exception. Find out more at Habitation Clément, a historic plantation that specializes in the island’s drier, more complex rhum agricole.


Jamaica, one of the best honeymoon destinations in the Caribbean

Bamboo Beach, Jamaica

A frequent star of the silver screen, Jamaica needs no introduction as one of the best honeymoon destinations in the Caribbean. Its beautiful landscapes, rich, musical culture, and endless beaches have everything you need for a romantic holiday.

While it’s not endless, Seven Mile Beach in Negril is long enough to start with. Its powdery white sand and clear azure waters make it one of the best beaches in Jamaica for romantic strolls, sunbathing, and swimming.

A quieter alternative is the Bamboo Beach Club on the north side of the island. Here you’ll find more solitude, but the same white sand, and warm turquoise water.

Clear water of White River, Jamaica

White River, Jamaica

For some fresh water fun, indulge yourselves in a relaxing inner tube adventure on the White River. Float down the river together, enjoying the lush scenery and some gentle rapids.

Beautiful landscape of Dunn's River Falls, Jamaica

Dunn’s River Falls, Jamaica

At Dunn’s River Falls, share the fun of climbing the cascades with the help of an experienced guide. It’s a thrilling and memorable adventure for any honeymoon couple.

Nearby is the Blue Hole, a natural lagoon surrounded by rich greenery. It’s another romantic spot to enjoy the natural beauty of Jamaica.

View inside the Green Grotto Caves, Jamaica

Green Grotto Caves, Jamaica

A very different kind of lagoon is found underground at the Green Grotto Caves, once a refuge for runaway slaves. The roots of an ancient banyan trees and the nesting bats are highlights for most visitors.

No romantic will want to miss Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, St. Ann’s Bay—one of the best places to visit in Jamaica. A remnant of Jamaica’s Spanish history, it enjoys one of most beautiful settings of any church in the Caribbean.

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Sandy shoreline of Honeymoon Beach

Honeymoon Beach, St. Thomas

It’s no surprise that St. Thomas is one of the best honeymoon destinations in the Caribbean since it’s home to “Honeymoon Beach.”

For one of the most romantic tropical getaways available in the U.S. Virgin Islands, board a schooner cruise that heads to two fabulous destinations: Christmas Cove and Honeymoon Bay, both known for unspoiled beaches and frequent sea turtle sightings in the clear water.

Snuggle up below the sails and enjoy the breeze as you cruise along one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful coastlines. Active couples can also opt for snorkeling tours, kayak tours, or a unique underwater scooter experience.

Read: 11 Best Beaches in St. Thomas 

St Thomas, one of the best honeymoon destinations in the Caribbean

If you want to take it easy during your honeymoon, some of the best things to do in St. Thomas include taking a relaxing catamaran sail, cozying up under a private palapa at a tranquil beach, or embarking on a glass-bottom boat tour—all great options for couples who want to spend time on the island without breaking a sweat.

Couple hanging out over cocktails by the pool

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