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Choosing the perfect honeymoon destination is no easy feat. With endless hotel options, finding the ideal spot to suit both you and your new spouse's needs can be a challenge. We've got you covered.
Whether you're looking for inexpensive honeymoon ideas, ultra-romantic getaway locales, the trip of a lifetime or a combination of all three, you've come to the right place. Dive in to see our top picks for resorts in the Caribbean.
Best Overall: Jade Mountain St. Lucia
Year after year, this iconic St. Lucia resort tops critics’ lists, and for good reason—it features a location, a level of service, and a degree of serenity not easily found at many other Caribbean resorts.
At Jade Mountain, each “sanctuary” (what the resort calls its rooms) is built with only three walls, offering floor-to-ceiling panoramic views of the ocean and of St. Lucia’s iconic Piton mountains, and most come with a private infinity pool overlooking the landscape. You can choose from the following spaces: Galaxy, Sun, Moon, Star, or Sky.
During your stay at Jade Mountain, you can enjoy accommodations like an outdoor tennis court, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Rooms include free Wi-Fi, pillowtop beds, iPod docking stations, and patios. You can really relax in either the jetted bathtubs or the showers, where your cares will melt away as the water from the rainfall showerhead cascades down your face.
With accommodations this over-the-top, the good news is that you’ll hardly need to leave: Everything from couples massages to multi-course dining experiences can be ordered to the comfort of your room.
Best Beachfront: Park Hyatt, St. Kitts Christophe Harbour
Located at the southernmost tip of St. Kitts, this 126-room hotel represents iconic brand Park Hyatt’s first foray into the Caribbean. And, the property delivers the same high-quality service and utmost luxury that customers have come to expect.
The hotel has a spare, contemporary design that allows the island’s resplendent natural beauty to take the spotlight. There are two fabulous pools—one of which is adults-only—as well as plenty of beachfront access. Make sure to book an appointment at the Miraval Life in Balance Spa, the only of its kind in the Caribbean.
You can opt for a luxe treatment like the “Ginger Healer,” a restorative full-body service that starts with a deep-tissue massage, then continues with an energizing facial before concluding with an invigorating salt scrub. After a long day of relaxing, retreat to your room, and watch the sunset over the water—every space comes with an ocean view.
Best View: Hermitage Bay, Antigua
It’s all about the landscape at this Antigua resort. Perched on a serene 140 acres of prime, oceanfront land, this iconic resort offers extraordinary views of the Caribbean Sea.
The same beauty carries over into the guest rooms—large King-sized, four-poster beds are draped dramatically with mosquito nets, while dark, hardwood floors contrast with a neutral color palette and pristine linens. Large, decadent soaking tubs and outdoor showers are the gold standard here, so you'll likely be spending a lot of time winding down.
You’ll spend many a long, leisurely evening enjoying dinner at the open-air restaurant that serves a locally-sourced catch of the day and offers entertainment every night. Plus, the hotel’s all-inclusive rate covers breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, evening cocktail hour, and dinner, as well as house wines, beer, and spirits.
Who said that all-inclusives can’t feel exclusive and luxurious?
Best Minimalist: Amanyara, Turks and Caicos
Experience the height of opulence at this sublime Caribbean outpost of the world-famous Aman Resorts brand. Set on the peaceful shores of Providenciales, Amanyara is easily reached by a quick flight from anywhere on the East Coast but is secluded enough to feel worlds away.
Each of the minimalist guest pavilions is finished with glass and stone details, as well as teak shutters that open on three sides. Opt for one of the Oceanfront Pavilions that offer fantastic views of the water and come with private paths down to the beach.
The hotel’s main infinity pool overlooks a half-mile-long stretch of white-sand beach and features five treatment pavilions (four of which are for couples), where Asian-inspired massages and body treatments will help you achieve a new level of relaxation you never thought possible.
The Purifying Scrub & Wrap Ritual alone is worth the resort’s hefty price tag—it begins with a quartz scrub and continues with a marine flora mud wrap, complete with sea lavender and seaweed to boost collagen and increase metabolic function.
Best Luxury: COMO Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos
What’s not to love about a private island? There’s a reason that the likes of Donna Karan and Christie Brinkley own residences at COMO Parrot Cay. It’s private, untouched, and, as with any COMO property, the service is exceptional.
If the two of you are looking for a honeymoon where you can check-in, park yourself on a beach chair, and never have to leave the resort, then this is the perfect option. Of course, the Shambala spa offers some of the best treatments you’ll find in the Caribbean. (One of the standouts is the Balinese massage.)
But the spaces provided are where the real story begins. The One-Bedroom Beach Houses are without a doubt going to be the highlight of your stay. At an impressive 1,087 square feet, these semi-detached houses look out over white sand dunes and onto the ocean, offering honeymooners direct access to the beach.
There's a chance you won't even make it that far, since each living room opens onto a private, heated, plunge pool with a sundeck, as well.
Most Eco-Friendly: Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
Originally built in the 1950s by Laurance Rockefeller as one of the Caribbean’s first eco-resorts, this exclusive Ritz-Carlton property blends luxury and nature, with a protected shoreline, sleek marble architecture, and no fewer than 300,000 trees across the grounds.
Driving up to the entrance on arrival is an experience—an impressive open-air pavilion frames the ocean, setting the stage for your romantic stay. The property’s Spa Botanico is no less impressive: Spanning five acres, it features apothecary gardens (where herbs are fresh-cut for use in spa treatments), a pineapple garden, and two fantastic treehouses that serve as open-air treatment rooms.
There is a Jean-Michel Cousteau Ambassadors of the Environment program on-site as well, which provides all sorts of adventures and education relating to the nature of Puerto Rico. While there are many five-star resorts across the Caribbean, few have such a sense of place and connection to the island’s history as Dorado Beach.
Best for Foodies: Le Barthélemy, St. Barth’s
If you like your beach resort with just the right hint of French style, then consider this elegant and exclusive St. Barth’s hotel. At Le Barthélemy, the rooms are sleek and sexy, and the marble bathrooms come with decadent Hermès Eau d’Orange bath products.
The cuisine takes center-stage here, with house-baked breads and pastries for breakfast, beautiful handmade pizzas for lunch, and mouthwatering French fare like braised oxtail for dinner—the lead chef here is Guy Martin, one of Paris’ most respected foodies.
The resort offers all the usual watersports and beach activities you would expect from a property of this caliber, but where it really shines is with its island tours and excursions, featuring local guides and history experts.
There is simply no better way to unlock the secrets of this iconic French exclave than by indulging in a couple of nights at this hotel and cracking open a few bottles of rosé.
Best for Adventures: The Cove, Eleuthera
Travel insiders have long-held Eleuthera to be a “best-kept secret” of the Bahamas, and this beautiful resort is one of the best ways to unlock all the mystery that the island has to offer.
Not only is it perched on 40 pristine, waterfront acres offering all the swimming, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding you can imagine, but the hotel concierge also provides Jeep rentals and intimate tours to nearby historic and natural attractions across the terrain. You can even organize an afternoon excursion to nearby Pig Island for the quintessential Bahamian swimming swine Instagram pic.
After you’ve worked up an appetite, come back to the resort and recharge at any of the three culinary concepts, including the island’s only sushi restaurant. The spa is also worth a visit, as it uses results-driven, cruelty-free products to soothe tired muscles and release post-wedding stress. By the time your honeymoon is over, you’ll find yourself wanting to book a return trip.
Most Historic: Four Seasons Resort Nevis
The world’s most exclusive jet-setters have known Nevis to be a quiet, private hideaway—a far cry from the Caribbean's more touristy and crowded beaches. Indeed, it might not be the easiest island to get to (most people fly into St. Kitt’s, and then take a small boat over), but once you arrive, it is a true tropical paradise.
The resort offers three infinity pools, Peter Burwash International tennis facilities, and a thrilling, 18-hole Trent Jones II golf course that straddles both rainforest and ocean views. All guest rooms overlook the ocean or the iconic Nevis Peak.
Make sure to book an island tour on one of the resort’s open-air ATVs with a local guide, as there is a plethora of history here to take in during your stay. And don't forget to visit the first hotel in the Caribbean, the first integrated church, and the birthplace of U.S. Founding Father Alexander Hamilton while you're there.