Now, there’s no denying it: A honeymoon can carry some high expectations along with it, and for good reason, too. After all, a honeymoon typically costs 3X as much as the average vacation. Plus, it can fall just short of 15% of the entire wedding budget.
So, how do you pick a honeymoon that stacks up to your expectations?
Justifies the cost?
And most importantly- starts your marriage off with the experience of a lifetime?
Well, start with the Caribbean.
Why the Caribbean? Well, for a few reasons; it’s one of the most popular honeymoon destinations (so it’s probably already on your radar), there are over 7,000 Caribbean islands (who doesn’t like choices?), and finally – it has a little something for everybody.
Welcome to our Ultimate Caribbean Honeymoon Guide
Grab your partner (or a friend, or a glass of wine), and take a seat. We’ve compiled 8 of the Caribbean’s most visited islands AND we’ve sorted them based on your #1 priority (so, which is it; food, adventure, economy, or luxury?).
Here we go:
1: “I’m a foodie!”
Commonly referred to as the culinary capital of the Caribbean, this island consists of 100 plus restaurants featuring emerging and established staff. Additionally, traditional island cuisine is influenced by the native Caribbean, Spanish, French, English, and African cultures, providing you and your partner with versatility and plenty of options.
Jamaica isn’t just known for its spectacular Rum and Bob Marley attractions, it’s also an island that’s full of delicious flavours, spices and mouth-watering aromas. Whether you choose lush tropical fruits, have a cup of Blue Mountain coffee, or grab yourself a plate full of the classics- Jerk Chicken, Pattys and Plantain- you’ll be glad you came.
2. “I’m an adventure junkie!”
ST. KITTS AND NEVIS
Nevis sits adjacent to St. Kitts, where some of the best hiking and water sports happen in the Caribbean. After a short boat ride from neighbouring St. Kitts, you can kick back in Nevis for a vacation filled with relaxation, beach time and outdoor activity.
The island’s crystal-clear, calm waters are perfect for snorkelling with sea turtles, wakeboarding or stand-up paddle boarding. So, if you’re a couple that lives for the thrill, this 2-in-1 island adventure could be your nirvana!
Puerto Rico offers the most diverse outdoor recreation options, so even if you and your partner like different activities, there’s something for both of you here.
You can partake in an array of water sports from fishing to diving, hiking and exploring the El Yunque National Rainforest. You’ll also find the world’s tallest and longest zip lines at the Toro Verde adventure park as well as kayaking at one of the Caribbean’s bio-luminescent bays.
And, as if that wasn’t enough, horseback riding, stand-up paddleboarding and snorkelling are all activities that are easy to find in and around this beautiful island.
3. “I want the best bank for my buck!”
Cancun is by far one of the busiest destinations in the Caribbean. The region also consists of other popular areas; Playa del Carmen, the Riviera Maya area as well as Cozumel.
And guess what? This popularity can play to your advantage. With cheap flights from almost every major airport and hotels starting at pleasantly low prices, Mexico gives you some pretty sweet bank for your buck, without skipping out on the amenities, tourism attractions and of course, their infamous party scene.
You probably come across the Dominican Republic quite often when researching your travel options because they always have some amazing deals. Well, the good news is that the Dominican Republic works well for your honeymoon too.
The area offers some fantastic resorts and locations like Punta Cana at a fraction of the price of other comparable Caribbean cities.
You’ll find the food, quality and service to be a pleasant surprise at much lower costs than competing destinations. So, go ahead and use your extra bucks to splurge on each other!
4: “I was born for luxury”
Well-known as a maritime playground, this stunning string of subtropical islands is so much more than a cruise-ship stopover. Stretched between the depths of the North Atlantic and Florida’s eastern coast, the Bahamas consists more than 700 islands and 2400 cays, most uninhabited, and all fringed by spectacular coral and fathomless ocean trenches.
From the grit and bustle of funky Nassau to the vast mangroves of Andros, there’s an astonishing array of beaches, reefs, forests and historic towns to be discovered, all within the compass of an hour’s flight.
TURKS AND CAICOS
Turks and Caicos is typically sunny for 350 days out of the year- making this a great honeymoon option right out of the gates. But, beyond its attractive climate, it has a collection of some of the most beautiful and quaint beaches in the world!
Turks and Caicos is undeniably an island of luxury. You’ll find sandy white beaches shared with few others, some of the best resort chains in the world like Sandals and Club Med, and a variety of other fun surprises, like the 170+ bird species you can spot and the 40 islands up for exploration.
So, if basking in decadence is your idea of a great honeymoon, this is your spot.
And, that’s a wrap! We hope that we were able to point you in the direction of the perfect Caribbean island for your honeymoon.
Happy Planning! – Indian Wedding Buzz
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