From paddleboarding through trails, sipping sunset cocktails, and hitting up the weekly island fish fry, your Turks & Caicos honeymoon will be anything but average.
Turks & Caicos honeymoon planning could easily be an all-inclusive resort with bottomless cocktails and a few grand snorkeling adventures. But if you’re seeking to get a more ethereal experience, we have a few ideas for you. It starts with booking your own private honeymoon villa in Turks & Caicos, and then rejecting itineraries, embracing beach sand in your sandals, and putting your phone in a safe, dry place.
First, book a Turks & Caicos honeymoon villa.
Trust us on this one. Your honeymoon is the exact right time to book a private villa. When you stay in a villa, it’s just you and your new spouse (okay, and your own pool, too). You’ll get away from the crowds and have ultimate privacy. We have many favorites, but here three honeymoon-worthy villas in Turks & Caicos we think you’ll love:
Villa Ballyhoo (TNC HOO), Grace Bay/Beachside
Villa Ballyhoo – A contemporary 1-bedroom villa that’s only steps from Grace Bay Beach and quick walk to shops and restaurants. The covered terrace houses an outdoor dining area, and leads to the pool with a nearby gazebo and thatched hut with hammock, making this an ideal spot to read or nap.
Villa Waters Edge (TNC WED), Grace Bay/Beachside
Villa Water’s Edge – This 2-level, contemporary 1-bedroom villa is right on Grace Bay Beach and has an utterly romantic bathtub with ocean views. Your honeymoon-worthy bedroom on the second floor commands spectacular sea views and wide, disappearing doors that lead onto a terrace overlooking the beach.
Villa Positano (TNC POS), Sapodilla Bay
Villa Positano – A bright and modern 1-bedroom villa on the beach in Sapodilla Bay with architecture that highlights the sea views. A deck with loungers and an umbrella frames the small private pool, which is surrounded on the other side by swaying palm trees. The beach is situated a few steps from the patio.
Next, cook up some ideas and eats for your Turks & Caicos honeymoon.
Since you’re creating your own fun, throw agendas to the wind. Here are a few interesting things that can be enjoyed off the cuff in between all the hand-holding and snuggling you’ll be enjoying before you head back to real life.
Go to the Thursday night Fish Fry at Bight’s Children’s Park. Forget rose petals and chocolate covered strawberries, this sand-between-your-toes kind of event is hosted by locals who want you to experience the sounds and flavors of Turks & Caicos. Dance barefoot on the beach to steel drums and local music acts, then settle down with Caribbean style boiled lobster, conch salad, and grilled corn on the cob. Just make sure you arrive early (it starts at 5:30) because it’s very popular among both locals and tourists alike.
Take a private guided paddle board tour with SUP PROVO. The Mangrove Island Tour sends you paddleboarding to a neighboring island with hidden trails. You might even catch a glimpse of a baby shark or turtle, which are common in the area. On the other hand, maybe the tour of Iguana Island is more your style! Either way, you’ll get incredible honeymoon photos out it.
Grab sunset cocktails at the Amanyara bar. Inside the bar, you’ll find oversized lounging daybeds around the perimeter of the bar. Leading from the bar is a spacious terrace that provides informal dining seating and more large lounging beds. After a day on the beach, and a night of cocktails, this is a perfect way to end the evening.
Ask your villa chef to create a romantic dinner on the beach. Even if you don’t stay in a villa, you can find many caterers around the island who can set this up for you. Tell them it’s your honeymoon, and you will be completely spoiled. If you stay in a villa, WIMCO can set this dinner up for you.
Ride bikes into town and stop in at Anna’s Art Gallery to enjoy the original artwork, crafts, jewelry, and interesting gifts. Bring home some earrings from Diane Page’s beach glass collection, or a conch bracelet from Dino Magnatta. Anna herself has handmade glass bowls, seaside paintings, and coral jewelry for sale. It’s the perfect boutique to find a special souvenir that goes beyond a Turks & Caicos shot glass or a towel.
Book an in-villa couple’s massage. One of the best parts about having a villa? You can bring some unique experiences right to your doorstep — and that includes having two masseuses set their tables for a couple’s massage. Getting cabin fever? That’s fine too, there are resorts with spas all around the island, like Parrot Cay, which is situated on its own private island and offers yoga retreats.
Take a half day private charter with Caicos Dream Tours. This is your time to do anything you want out on the water — you can go snorkeling, fishing, explore an island, or just enjoy a day of sightseeing. Snacks, drinks, and gear will all be on the boat waiting for you.
Your Turks & Caicos honeymoon can truly be anything you want it to be. When you book your villa with WIMCO, tell your Villa Rental Specialist about activities you’re interested in, and we will make sure your honeymoon is storybook perfect.