What's better than a sexy Caribbean honeymoon, surrounded by sun, surf, and sand? A sexy Caribbean honeymoon, surrounded by sun, surf, and sand—that doesn't make you cringe when your credit card gets swiped at checkout. From Mexico to Jamaica, the Bahamas to St. Martin, these honeymoon resorts are the best in their class, both for their ideal locations just steps from some of the Caribbean's best beaches and for their high quality yet affordable price tag.
The toughest part: picking just one. For nightlife lovers, we recommend Mexico, where Playa del Carmen offers vibrant street scenes and trendy rooftop hotel pools. For beach bums, nothing beats Grand Cayman's Seven Mile Beach (yep, it's actually seven miles of perfect white sand). For culture buffs, try Jamaica, where the local food has never been better and getting around has never been easier, thanks to a new highway that connects Kingston and Ocho Rios, on the country's north coast. Also not to be missed: St. Martin, for Francophiles, and North Bimini, Bahamas, for those who want to stay closer to home. Read on to find your perfect getaway for less.
Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa—Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Fresh off a multimillion-dollar renovation, this sprawling resort fronts one of the Caribbean's most coveted stretches of white sand. For next-level beach time, spend your days in one of the gorgeous new cabanas. Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa, rooms from $199.
Thompson Playa del Carmen—Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Tropical chic and urban cool collide at Thompson Hotels' first Caribbean location. The roof deck has become the place to party in Playa. Think oversize chaise lounges, a giant infinity pool, and an outpost of buzzy NYC restaurant Catch. Thompson Playa del Carmen, rooms from $230.
The Cliff Hotel — Negril, Jamaica
There are only 33 suites and villas at this newly renovated boutique hotel, perched on Negril's famous cliffs. Dig into lionfish ceviche at celeb chef Cindy Hutson's new restaurant and toast the Technicolor sunset with a rum punch (or three). The Cliff Hotel, rooms from $350.
Hilton at Resorts World Bimini—North Bimini, Bahamas
Don't want to burn a whole day at the airport? Bimini is just a three-hour ferry ride from Fort Lauderdale—and home to a gleaming new seaside resort. By day, hit the lazy-river pool; by night, choose from six restaurants curated by Top Chef winner Hung Huynh. Hilton at Resorts World Bimini, rooms from $229.
Le Karibuni Lodge, St. Martin
Each one of this retreat's six brightly hued suites has a huge wooden deck strung with hammocks. Head to the super-chill beach club and restaurant on Île de Pinel, just a free five-minute boat ride away, for lobster and champagne on the sand. Le Karibuni Lodge, rooms from $270.
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