The Caribbean ranks among the world’s great honeymoon destinations. This region boasts white sand beaches, extravagant sunsets, world-class dining, watersports, and sightseeing. This part of the world delivers just about everything many newlyweds are looking for in a romantic honeymoon getaway.
You’re spoiled for choices in the West Indies Islands when it comes to specific honeymooning spots. That includes both on the country/island level and in terms of the type of romantic accommodations. Deciding which island to escape to and whether to choose private honeymoon villas or rooms in luxury honeymoon resorts takes some research.
Well, WIMCO Villas is here to help.
On this page, we’ll explore six of the best honeymoon destinations in the Caribbean: St. Barts, Turks and Caicos, Saint Martin, Grand Cayman, Barbados, and Jamaica.
These locations demonstrate the breadth of honeymoon experiences available in the Caribbean, from super-active to super-luxurious to super-relaxed.
Throughout, we’ll also spotlight romantic honeymoon villas and resorts—part of our comprehensive, personally inspected portfolio—on each of these extraordinary isles.
Overview: St. Barts packs in a lot of splendid scenery, postcard-perfect beachfront, and top-class activities into its 10 square miles. Its glorious beaches, gorgeous mountainous landscape, and casual-chic ambiance make this French overseas collectivity ideal for honeymooners.
Activities: Many consider St. Barts the premier destination in the Caribbean for shopping and dining. The historic village of Gustavia is packed with upscale boutiques and luxury retailers. Lovebirds will have a spectacular dining and nightlife scene to enjoy there as well, with some of the Caribbean finest restaurants ready to welcome you..
Beachgoing is as good as it gets, with a dozen beaches all open to the public. You’ll find irresistible beach bars in St Jean, Shell Beach and Grand cul de Sac beach There’s also a great array of hiking and watersports to enjoy, not least in the fabled waters of Grand Cul de Sac.
Why Choose St. Barts: From romantic surfside candlelit dinners to ATV sightseeing tours and private sunset sails, St. Barts offers a host of pleasures tailor-made for couples. Its impeccable beaches, high-end shopping, luxurious accommodations, and tropical vistas make the island ideal for lovers of luxury.
Insider Tips: Pack a picnic for two and enjoy one of the Caribbean’s most scenic and secluded beaches at Anse du Colombier. This stunning horseshoe-shaped beach can only be accessed by boat or via a 20-minute hike on level ground. This means privacy. You’ll fall in love with each other all over again just soaking up the beauty of this cove beach nestled against a rugged headland.
Perched in the hills in Colombier, Villa Lina offers spectacular panoramic views from its infinity pool and sundeck. A mere 10 minutes from the beach, the villa comes naturally cooled by the sea breeze and has romance written all over it.
The Balinese-style Villa Samsara overlooks the ocean in Pointe Milou. Its westward sightlines make it an utterly spectacular sunset vantage. You’ll love the sea views from the master bedroom, the ensuite bathroom of which includes an outdoor shower. The two of you will likely spend plenty of time in the infinity pool and lounging on the adjoining, partly-covered terrace.
Located in Colombier, the hillside Villa L'Enclos comes nestled in palms and other lush tropical vegetation for a deliciously intimate feel. This perfect villa for couples includes West Indian stylings and offers an open-plan great room and outdoor pool terrace. You’ll be just minutes from the Carossol and Flamands beaches as well as St.-Jean and Gustavia shopping and dining.
The 15 pastel-covered bungalows at Le Toiny in Côte Sauvage overlook the Bay of Toiny for a sublime backdrop. Each has a gated entrance and comes tucked amid screening tropical luxuriance. Renowned for its privacy, the hotel also includes a restaurant with stirring sea views.
This intimate hotel tempts with beachfront suites and villas along a palm-lined seashore. Dine with your sweetheart in the open-air Restaurant Le Sereno, and browse the on-site retail boutique together. The hotel’s outstanding spa includes a beachfront treatment room and seaside pavilion.
Overview: More than 100 limestone islands and cays compose the Turks and Caicos islands, set at the southeastern end of the Lucayan Archipelago beyond the Bahamas. This British Overseas Territory is one of the great ecotourism destinations in the West Indies islands and an ideal destination for nature-loving honeymooners.
Activities: Extensive coral reefs fringing the Turks and Caicos Islands make for an outstanding snorkeling and diving experience. Loads of tropical fish, plus lemon sharks, nurse sharks, stingrays, sea turtles, and dolphins, are among the enticements.
Turks Island Passage, between the Caicos and Turks groups, offers excellent whale watching during the humpback migration. Hikers and cyclists will love exploring the pineyards and coppice forests, paddlers the calm, clear waters.
Along with the marine life and terrestrial critters such as rock iguanas and anoles, these islands are famed for their birdwatching. Extensive salt pans and tidal lagoons draw wading birds, including a profusion of flamingos. Offshore cays support some of the Caribbean’s most important seabird breeding areas.
And did we mention the numerous beaches, from Bambarra Beach and Mudjin Harbour on West Caicos to Long Bay Beach on Providenciales?
Why Choose the Turks & Caicos: The Turks and Caicos Islands are ideal for honeymoons centered on ecotourism and outdoor adventure. Superb, protected reserves such as Chalk Sound, Northwest Point, and Princess Alexandra national parks are major tourism draws. It’s also home to the world’s third longest barrier reef, and so it’s a popular scuba and snorkeling destination.
Here you’ll also find one of the top-rated beaches in the world along gorgeous Grace Bay. And romantic dining is easy to come by at fine eateries such as Caicos Cafe, Coco Bistro, Infiniti, and Mango Reef.
Insider Tips: Two ideas for a nature-oriented romantic outing in Turks and Caicos: Take a guided surfside horseback ride on Long Bay Beach, and—in February or March—scout for humpback whales from the handsome Grand Turk Lighthouse.
Kick back just steps from Grace Bay Beach at the one-bedroom Villa Callaloo. The sunsets here are dream-caliber, definitely worth some hand-in-hand appreciation. Good sunset perches include your private pool terrace or gazebo. The two of you can also go swimming or snorkeling in the inviting waters right in front of the property.
Another one-bedroom honeymoon villa along Grace Bay Beach, the breezy, open-plan Villa Coriander immerses you in a tropical gardenscape. Relax on the stone deck or in the gazebo with its views of one of the world’s most celebrated beaches. Those fabled sands are just a pleasant footpath stroll away from your luxurious accommodations.
Set along Provo’s Sapodilla Bay, the one-bedroom, two-story Villa Miami Vice Cottage is another swoon-worthy honeymoon haven. Lounge in the spacious master suite with a walk-in shower offering views of Chalk Sound. Switch between the soaking tub and the pool, and take advantage of the paddleboard to cruise the bay.
Situated on the western coast of Providenciales, this resort charms its guests with private villas and beautiful tropical landscaping. You’ve got an onsite restaurant with ocean views from the dining room and outdoor terrace, plus a spa, gym, tennis courts, and dive center to take advantage of together.
Wymara Resort & Villas in Provo gives you access to a 400-foot white sand beachfront. Every guest room here offers ocean views, with rain showers and spa tubs enhancing your experience. Honeymoon bliss is just about guaranteed!
Overview: The Leeward Island of Saint Martin comes split between French and Dutch sides, adding international zest to a honeymoon escape. Nearly 40 beaches, many globally acclaimed, draw sand-and-surf worshippers. These come backed up by some of the best dining in the Caribbean and a plenitude of nightlife options.
Activities: Saint Martin checks all the requisite boxes when it comes to a classic Caribbean getaway. There’s fabulous beachgoing, sailing, snorkeling, and diving amply on tap. The French side of the island—St. Martin—is celebrated for dining. Grand Case’s “Restaurant Row” is a must-see spot.
On the other side of the border, Dutch Sint Maarten offers casinos, nightclubs, and oodles of duty-free shopping. When you’re not winning, dining, or casino-hopping, consider a hike up Pic du Paradis, the island’s 1,278-foot high point.
Why Choose Saint Martin: Being able to soak up the different cultures and vibes of Saint Martin’s French and Dutch halves is part of the island’s unique appeal. Honeymooners, with foodie and nightlife bents, will have plenty to occupy their evenings. There are also the world-famous beaches that await you, including spectacular Orient Beach and the surfing hotspot of Mullet Bay Beach.
Insider Tips: Grand Case, Mullet Bay, and Baie Rouge rank among the best beaches for couples here. Good choices for romantic dinners include Tropicana, Bamboo, and La Terrasse.
This villa in Hillside/Terres Basses delights newlyweds with rattan furnishings and other elegant stylings. Prepare a romantic meal in the open-plan kitchen overlooking the dining terrace. The villa pool comes edged with a deck fitted out with loungers and palms. You’ll have easy access to tennis courts for a little friendly competition, plus a well-appointed gym.
Also in Hillside/Terres Basses, Villa Lune de Miel offers a spectacular pool and lounger deck with palm-framed views of the sea as well as the gazebo. One of the bedrooms opens directly to a private terrace. And the two of you will be just minutes from Caribbean sands and varied shopping.
Villa Lune de Miel translates to “Honeymoon,” so you know it’s going to be a great place for your honeymoon.
Beach lovers will adore Villa Carisa, set directly on the shining sands of Baie Rouge. The Caribbean provides a mesmerizing turquoise skyline enjoyed from the pool, the gazebo, or its bright interior. The raised heated Jacuzzi is sure to be a great hangout.
The most luxurious resort on Saint Martin, La Samanna overlooks Baie Longue while being within easy reach of Grand Case and Marigot. The Elyseé Spa delivers blissful sessions amid a tropical garden. And the wine cellar is justly lauded.
Overview: Largest of the three Cayman Islands and host to the capital George Town, Grand Cayman is a legendary Caribbean escape. Its beaches hold their own with any in the West Indies, and many regard the diving and snorkeling here as the region’s best. Newlyweds looking for postcard-perfect sand and surf will find their bliss on this Greater Antillean island.
Activities: All of Grand Cayman’s beaches are open to the public, and among them is one of the most celebrated in the world: flawless Seven Mile Beach, on the west coast. Besides sunbathing and swimming, the island beachfront offers a multitude of watersport and boating opportunities. (A private sunset sailing charter complete with a romantic onboard dinner sounds pretty honeymoon-worthy to us.)
Whether you’re snorkeling at Spotts Beach or the world-famous Stingray City or diving the extraordinary North Wall, Grand Cayman’s underwater realm astounds. While many steer directly for the beachfront and the reefs, Grand Cayman’s inland forests and scrub delight with native plants and critters. Don’t forget to hike the epic Mastic Trail or explore the footpaths of Queen Elizabeth Wilderness Preserve.
Why Choose Grand Cayman: Besides the exceptional beachgoing, diving, and snorkeling, Grand Cayman offers great shopping and dining. That includes the Caribbean’s only AAA Five Diamond restaurant: Eric Ripert’s Blue at The Ritz. And all of its enticements are just an hour’s flight from Miami.
Insider Tips: For a truly secluded Caymanian beachfront, head for Barkers National Park, the first national park established in the Cayman Islands.
Also in Cayman Kai, the one-bedroom Villa Kozy Kai puts Caribbean sand-and-surf right at your doorstep. Hand-in-hand surfside strolls and snorkeling are yours to enjoy right out of this beachfront home, which offers panoramic sea views.
The bedroom has prospects of the ocean on two sides, with an ensuite bathroom offering a deep soaking tub and double showerheads. The screened porch is ideal for lounging together.
Set on Grand Cayman’s south shore, Villa Moon Bay offers beautifully appointed accommodations at a seashell’s toss from the beach. Prime for snorkeling, that beach is also used by sea turtles during the May-through-September nesting season.
That translates to an unforgettable spectacle for a honeymoon escape. This two-bedroom condo gives you access to the vacation complex’s tennis courts and sea-view pool.
This stylishly one-bedroom apartment on Seven Mile Beach puts the two of you only steps away from a splendid beachfront. You’ll be able to savor ocean views from this ground-floor apartment and enjoy a beautiful sea view. Only minutes from watersports, shopping, nightclubs, restaurants, golf courses and tennis courts.
This boutique hotel lies along the sought-after splendor of Seven Mile Beach. The Caribbean Club’s suites and villas overlook the water and give you convenient access to nearby shops and nightclubs. The onsite restaurant Luce gives you a readymade spot for dating.
Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa is another option for Seven Mile Beach hotel accommodations. Its open-air layout, ocean views, and tropical gardens will have both of you swooning. Consider a beachfront bungalow for your honeymoon nest, and take advantage of the multiple on-site eateries and the 8,500-square-foot spa.
Overview: Barbados is one of the top travel destinations in the Caribbean, set on the far eastern edge of the West Indies along the Atlantic. Famous for its centuries-old rum-making tradition and world-class golf resorts, Barbados is also a great place for diving, snorkeling, and watersports. It’s an ideal choice for an active Caribbean honeymoon.
Activities: Better than 60 miles of beaches call to your bare feet on Barbados. Extensive coral reefs and multiple well-known shipwrecks make for primo diving and snorkeling, in Carlisle Bay and Folkestone marine parks. You can also get underwater—150-plus feet deep, in fact—on the Atlantis Submarine tour.
Take an island safari tour, or hike amid monkeys and deer in the Barbados Wildlife Reserve. A side-by-side SUP paddle at sunset is über-romantic. Explore the ornate formations of Harrison’s Cave and the Animal Flower sea cave. Naturally, you’ll want to tour some rum distilleries.
Barbados claims some of the Caribbean’s best golf courses and tennis courts. And the sportfishing here can be sublime, especially from December to April. Billfish, tuna, wahoo, and dorado are among the coveted gamefish.
Why Choose Barbados: Barbados offers a huge array of marvelous experiences amid beautiful beachfronts and plenty of colonial-era architecture. Rum is only one attraction of the local cuisine, which includes multicultural “Bajan” dishes. British flourishes abound, from the cricket pitch to local tuk bands. From historical sightseeing to outdoor adventure, the island gives honeymooners delightfully packed itineraries.
Insider Tips: Surprise that special somebody of yours with a beach picnic at the ravishingly beautiful Bottom Bay cove.
Call this one-bedroom apartment in Holetown your honeymoon H.Q., and you’ll have gorgeous bay views and sea-breeze scents to relish. Its private roof deck with loungers, a plunge pool, and BBQ area is a definite highlight. French doors open to a double patio, and local artwork beautifies the villa’s walls.
Villa La Lune in St. Peter gives you prime Platinum Coast accommodations just steps off Gibbes Beach. Its Barbadian-style architecture includes a beautiful, open-plan great room, while the covered terrace invites romantic al fresco feasting. The master bedroom includes an ensuite bathroom complete with a rain shower.
This penthouse apartment is close to Sugar Hill’s acclaimed beachfront as well as some great shopping and dining spots. Its gardens and swimming pool offer instagram-worthy sea views. While the bedrooms and living room connects to a rooftop terrace complete with a Jacuzzi. The two of you will have access to shared amenities such as a clubhouse, tennis courts, fitness center, and spa, to boot.
This adults-only boutique hotel provides ocean-view accommodations along Enterprise Beach. Along with the ready beach access and lavish amenities, Little Arches is notable for its rooftop Café Luna. This establishment ranks among the most acclaimed eateries in Barbados. Romantic oceanfront dining, in other words, is just steps away from your room or suite.
The legendary Sandy Lane, opened in 1961, offers unparalleled resort luxury for a heavenly Caribbean honeymoon. The coral-stone building and its shady mahoganies lookout to a shimmering seascape. You’ll find multiple restaurants on the grounds, plus a pool, spa, tennis courts, and other luxuries.
The House is an adults-only, all-inclusive hotel on the Platinum Coast of Paynes Bay. A white sand beach forms the “front yard.” Your honeymoon will kick off on the right note with the complimentary half-hour jet-lag massage offered on arrival.
From champagne breakfasts to seating for two at Positano or the 1703 Mount Gay Rum Bar, you’ll be set up for a luxuriously romantic experience at this Marriott hotel.
Overview: The gorgeous, culture-rich island of Jamaica offers one of the most high-value honeymoon destinations in the Caribbean. Its Greater Antillean scenery ranges from spectacular waterfalls and rugged mountains to internationally beloved beaches. All-inclusive accommodations abound, putting Jamaica’s watersports, sightseeing, music, and cuisine at your full disposal.
Activities: The combination of rich local culture—including world-famous reggae and calypso music—and natural beauty make Jamaica an exciting place to honeymoon. Here you’ll find some of the Caribbean’s most impressive scenery, including Dunn’s River Falls and the glorious high peaks of the Blue Mountains.
Cockpit Country’s craggy karst landscapes are otherworldly. Beach-hopping is wonderful, given the caliber of strands such as Ocho Dios Bay Beach, Seven Mile Beach, and Doctor’s Cave Beach. Take a boat safari through the Black River mangroves, spotting crocodiles and waterbirds. And sampling local Jamaican cookery is a must.
Why Choose Jamaica: Jamaica offers a plethora of above- and below-water outdoor recreation, glorious beachfronts, and fabulous local music, food, and art. Dining here tends to be quite affordable compared to other top Caribbean destinations.
Insider Tips: Add down-home variety to your romantic fine-dining nights by indulging in the famous jerk cuisine at Scotchies and dancing with the local crowd at Pier 1 on Fridays.
This Montego Bay villa serves up beautiful views of the Caribbean while putting honeymooners just minutes from the beach. Its wraparound veranda and pool terrace serve as lovely, private fresh-air sanctuaries. The master bedroom suite upstairs boasts incredible vistas over Montego Bay and skyline mountains.
Overlooking the ocean and the Tryall Club’s championship golf course, Villa Mirador is another absolute winner for Jamaica honeymoon accommodations. The master bedroom includes an ensuite bathroom with a Jacuzzi and shower. It opens via a French door to a balcony with magnificent views. You’ll also have a private terrace and lawn to enjoy.
This cottage on Discovery Bay places beach bliss at the tips of your toes. White sands with thatched-roof umbrellas and a beachfront picnic table beckon you toward the surf. Lounge in the hammock on the poolside lawn, on the sunning platform, or the open-air patio. There’s a gazebo and seaside shower here, as well.
Set in Montego Bay, this resort sprawls on 400 acres of lawn and gardens along a private cove. It includes one of Jamaica’s best golf courses (Robert Trent Jones-designed) and multiple restaurants for honeymoon dining. Mahogany furniture and Jamaican art enhance the interior.
This all-inclusive Negril hotel sits along a spectacular coastline with scenic sea caves and beaches. A variety of watersports can occupy your attention, as can the pleasures of the top-rated spa. The Caves includes multiple restaurants and offers a variety of romantic private-dining experiences, including candlelit beach dinners for two.
This Montego Bay resort is another all-inclusive option along a stunning beachfront. From beach volleyball and yoga to snorkeling, kayaking, and body-boarding, newlyweds have endless opportunities for coastal activities. And the on-site dining covers a marvelous international spectrum.
One reason the Caribbean is such an appealing travel destination is its variety. Different countries, different cultural blends, different landscapes, and seascapes: The West Indies is marvelously diverse. There’s no shortage of palm-shaded white sand beaches and invitingly warm waters. So how to choose where to spend your Caribbean honeymoon?
Well, consider your interests as a newlywed couple. Are you looking to focus primarily on romantic leisure: on the beach, by the pool, or in the master suite? Perhaps St. Barts (or Mustique) best fits the bill.
Do you want to fill your honeymoon itinerary with out-and-about activities? Barbados or the Turks and Caicos might be closer to the mark.
Or maybe you’d like the perfect blend of R&R and sightseeing or recreation, as Grand Cayman’s thrilling dives and seductive beaches can offer.
Of course, these aren’t black-and-white breakdowns. Any of the islands we’ve mentioned here give you plenty of flexibility for a honeymoon as unhurried and unstructured or as fast-paced as you could wish for.
Naturally, budgetary considerations also come into play. Destinations such as Jamaica or the Dominican Republic tend to be more affordable.
The WIMCO team is more than happy to help suggest particular Caribbean islands or islands that most closely fulfill your honeymoon hopes and dreams. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
Both luxury resorts and private villas can provide note-perfect accommodations for Caribbean honeymoons. They certainly offer different experiences, though. So how do you choose which is best for you and that brand-new spouse of yours?
Resorts typically provide a vast array of amenities, activities, and often dining right on the grounds. Private honeymoon villas have the advantage of—well, privacy, for one thing. The tucked-away seclusion they offer is highly attractive to newlyweds.
Having a beautifully furnished space entirely to yourselves is blissful. Especially one with beach access and sea vistas as so many of the above-mentioned properties provide.
When those private and well-appointed accommodations come with the convenience of a personal chef, housekeeping, grocery/bar-stocking, concierge outings, and other services, they’re even better. That’s the magic of the WIMCO experience.
Staying at one of these Caribbean honeymoon villas with a private pool and other perks, you’ll be the master of your space and schedule. For those looking for the most amenities at their fingertips, a resort may be the better bet. It’s worth noting the price per room, per night is often lower for a private villa than a hotel/resort.
And you also have the option to sample both. Especially when you are island hopping. You can try the villa life on one island and the resort amenities on another.
We’re happy to answer questions as to which kind of luxury accommodations most perfectly fit the bill for your honeymoon getaway.
With better than 39 years managing private-villa and boutique-hotel getaways, WIMCO provides its signature concierge services. So you’ll get rock-solid support for an unforgettable Caribbean honeymoon.
Our dedicated and experienced villa specialists offer personalized recommendations and deep local knowledge. Besides these curated villas, we also have a top-quality portfolio of boutique Caribbean hotels and resorts , with a price-match guarantee.
Ahead of your trip, we can book flights, arrange airport arrivals service, and secure rental cars. During your honeymoon, you can turn to us for the services of a private chef or maid, or to reserve restaurant seating and guided tours.
Did we mention, there is no additional charge for the vacation planning and concierge service? Feel free to contact us and start planning that Caribbean dreamy honeymoon you have been thinking about.
What amenities and services you receive as a guest at a luxury Caribbean resort depends on the particular property. Some—among them several we’ve featured above—are all-inclusive, with meals, activities, and other on-site services included in the price.
Amenities vary between resorts and between private villas. Many luxury Caribbean villas come with their own private pools. Some have complimentary kayaks, paddleboards, and the like. The experience of such villa amenities is enhanced by the concierge and support services we offer here at WIMCO. We offer services both before and during your trip, including private chefs, housekeeping, provision deliveries, and a whole lot more.
How much you’ll spend on a honeymoon in the Caribbean depends on many factors. Basic ones include the particular region you’re visiting, the time of year, and the type of accommodation you choose. Expect to pay more during the peak winter season, especially holiday windows, and during spring break.
Private villas are often more affordable than resort accommodations. Honeymooners benefit from selecting smaller, one- or two-bedroom villas rather than more expensive, large properties.
On St. Barts, to take an example, a small two-bedroom beachfront villa may be $300 per bedroom night in the summer and $900 per bedroom night during the New Year’s holiday.
Get in touch with one of our friendly vacation planning specialists to lock down the perfect spot. Be it one of the great honeymoon resorts in the Caribbean or a private romantic beach villa.