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Arguably the most fun part of planning your wedding is planning your honeymoon. Let's be real— Is there anything more romantic than some dedicated R&R with your new husband? Imagine soaking up so much sun with your new hubby that you two start sporting matching wedding ring tan lines. And when the sun gets to be too much you two can sneak away for some ultra-steamy honeymoon sex.
After surviving the stressful time that is wedding planning a beachside getaway is just what the doctor ordered. Remember all the RSVPs you had to chase down or when your mother-in-law tried to wear a beige dress to your nuptials, or scrambling to find 250 umbrellas when Mother Nature decided to rain on your parade? If anyone deserves a beachside getaway it's definitely you.
Unfortunately a Caribbean vacay may not be in the budget... or is it? We decided to play travel agent and rounded up some of the best Caribbean escapes so you don't have too. After all, planning your honeymoon should be the least stressful thing you plan.
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El Blok, Vieques, Puerto Rico
Located in the sleepy beach village of Esperanza, this modernist 22-room inn is less than 100 feet from the sand and home to a restaurant from buzzy Puerto Rican chef José Enrique. (Doubles from $210; El Blok Hotel.)
Kamalame Cay, Bahamas
This 96-acre private-island retreat off the coast of Andros has 19 Atlantic-view rooms, eight bougainvillea-blanketed villas, and a sexy away-from-it-all vibe. You can bike or kayak everywhere on property— including to the overwater spa. (From $250; Kamalame Cay.)
Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, St. Thomas
Along with incredible views of the island and the Caribbean Sea, this cliff-top retreat has six restaurants, four pools, and fun activities like stand-up-paddleboard yoga and night kayaking. (Doubles from $179; Marriott.)
Sugar Reef Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Couples who want to dance barefoot under the stars and drink out of coconuts plucked from a tree will love this funky eight-room ecohotel. (Doubles from
$150; Sugar Reef Bequia.)
Victoria House, Belize
The famous Belize Barrier Reef is steps from the Ambergris Caye resort's thatched casitas, colonial-style rooms, and beachfront villas. Snorkel, dive, or sip locally brewed Belikin beers at Admiral Nelson's beach bar. (Doubles from $199; Victoria House.) —Jen Murphy