We know we can't be the only ones who daydream of beach getaways during the colder winter months, especially after the hustle and bustle of the holidays. If the thought of warm sunshine, walks on the sand, ocean side cocktails and beachy breezes make your want to grab your love, your passport and head to the closest airport — you're certainly not alone. Whether you have in mind a quick mini-trip or are planning a honeymoon, you must check out these Caribbean destinations, which are perfect for couples.
Margaritas, crystal clear waters, distinctive local food and tons of local culture are just a few things that make Cancun, Mexico an enticing beach location. While it may be a popular hotspot for coed spring breakers, Cancun is much more than that — we promise. Luxurious romantic hotels and resorts are just the beginning as Cancun boasts award winning resort options, incredible underwater adventures, zip lining courses and Mayan ruins that are certain to make for a stunning trip.
Located in the West Indies, the island of Antigua is a popular Caribbean getaway spot. Split into 6 parishes and surrounded by the Carribean Sea, Antigua is popular among tourists for its glittering blue waters, ample sailing opportunities and charming views, in addition to it's rich history. There are more than 20 beaches to choose from, spanning from Buccaneer Cove to Valley Church Beach, as well as bustling nightlife, a casino and highly-rated restaurants. For some of the island's best views, head to Shirley Heights Lookout.
Sandwiched in between the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, the Dominican Republic has more than 250 miles of exquisite beaches stretching from the capital city of Santo Domingo, to popular Punta Cana and Puerto Plata. Known for being a relatively affordable destination for beach-lovers, the DR also has incredible coral reefs, forests, jungles and world-class golf courses that add to its appeal. An added bonus? Travelers on a budget will find there's no shortage of package offerings and/or all-inclusive deals to meet your needs.
Playa Del Carmen
Similar in climate and attractions to Cancun, Playa Del Carmen just has a bit more of an air of authenticity and a touch less of touristy attractions, complete with endless options for accommodations, delectable local cuisine and, of course, mas margaritas! Insider tip: Once the sun sets on your beach time, be sure to head to Main Street, Playa Del Carmen's hub for restaurants, shopping and nightlife.
Don't judge this Caribbean island by its size! It's a gorgeous sunny location with glistening white beaches, perfectly warm temperatures (rain days are a rarity!) and breathtaking views. Located off the coast of Venezuela, this island is also known for it's refreshing breezes, distinct Divi Divi trees and welcoming locals. Aruba has a fantastic reputation for hospitality and tourism, so regardless of whether you opt to stay beachfront or in town, it's hard to go wrong with a trip here.
This archipelago in the Atlantic is home to several individual islands, and all the amenities you could hope for in a beach vacation. With its largest islands drawing the most tourists, Grand Bahama, Paradise Island and the capital city, Nassau are all home to lavish all-inclusive resorts and everything you could possibly need for your vacation. Just try to plan your trip to the Bahamas to avoid hurricane season, as it's often affected by storms.
Whether you get there by cruise ship or by plane, this British island territory has famously pink beaches, bright blue water with plenty of sightseeing options for beach breaks, too. Whether you opt for a quiet luxurious hotel or a fun all-inclusive resort, Bermuda is the perfect place for relaxing ocean side, water sports, rounds of golf and historical sights, too. (Plus it's Zika free.)