Pristine sandy beaches, exciting cuisines and heavenly resorts – these are just a few of the many things that make the Caribbean a popular romantic getaway among couples. However, it may be a bit difficult to pick a Caribbean destination for your honeymoon or romantic trip, especially since there are plenty of stunning resorts to choose from.
Whether you want to spend long afternoons on the beach, gorge on delicious food or pair relaxation with a bit of adventure, this post was put together to help you choose the right resort for your romantic getaway. Together with other travel bloggers, I’ve rounded up a list of some of the best Caribbean resorts for couples.
“Iberostar, a Spanish hotel chain, has some of the best hotels and resorts in Cuba. This colonial style five-star resort is one of the best resorts in Varadero. It has three outdoor pools and is also located right on the beach, which was recently named one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. And while Cuban food can get a bad rap, the food and service here are fantastic, including the buffet and several a la carte restaurants, a stellar cocktail list and lots of the legendary Cuban coffee
There’s nothing to worry about while you’re at Iberostar – just relax and enjoy each other’s company. And if you grow tired of the sun, sand and mojitos, there’s an onsite spa to keep you occupied with couples massages.”
“Paradise Beach is a gorgeous luxury bolthole on the tiny island of Nevis in the Caribbean. It’s a spectacular resort, formed of a number of villas and a select number of sea-view villas just steps away from the sea. What’s not to love? I stayed in one of the two-bedroom sea view villas and it was magical – the villa comes with a large private terrace (complete with a plunge pool) looking out to sea. Inside, the fittings and furnishings are beautiful – it’s just spectacular.
While the resort doesn’t have an in-house restaurant, there is a clubhouse offering a full daily breakfast. You can also opt to have other meals privately catered, or dine out in Nevis’ many stellar restaurants.
Don’t be fooled by the island’s size – there’s a lot to do and see on Nevis
– from exploring the pretty botanical gardens to the tough hike to the top of Nevis Peak. But no one would blame you if you opted to just relax at Paradise Beach instead.”
“Looking for a beautiful white sand beach for a romantic getaway? Add the Manchebo Beach Resort and Spa in Aruba to your short list. Located on the widest portion of world-renowned Eagle Beach
, the Manchebo Resort checks off so many items on a romantic destination checklist.
With only 72 guest rooms, you won’t find yourself in a huge resort. Choose to spend all day laying on a lounge chair under your personal palapa where a bartender will bring you drinks and food whenever you raise your flag. Choose to eat at any of the four restaurants on property (they have an all-inclusive option). Enjoy pool casual options to local island flavors to steak or sushi. Meet your wellness goals together by enjoying a sunset yoga class or receiving massages at the hotel spa.
Prefer to get out? The concierge can easily arrange tours of the island. Watch the sunset from the island’s highest point – the California Lighthouse. Or enjoy a private tour to the island’s natural wonder – the Natural Pool. Casinos, night spots and luxury shopping are a short ride away.
This boutique and environmentally friendly resort is a favourite destination for couples and serves as a backdrop to beach weddings. Let its magic envelop you and your partner in affordable luxury.”
“Since the mid 1950s, Half Moon resort near Jamaica’s famous Montego Bay has been hosting celebrities and royalty on its breathtaking stretch of the Caribbean Sea. A family-run hotel to this day, Half Moon resort features something for everyone. It hosts a world-class golf course, an equestrian centre, a luxury spa, and a seemingly endless white sand beach. Both active and less active travellers will find something to do, or not to do, during their stay.
Perhaps the highlight of Half Moon is their culinary offering. Focused on fresh, locally sourced ingredients, Half Moon brings the tastes and smells of local Jamaican cuisine to its guests. Sugar Mill restaurant, located off property near Half Moon’s golf course, is a romantic and elegant award-winning restaurant that elevates traditional Jamaican food
to a whole new level of contemporary dining.
As for the rooms, most are set in private or semi-private villas with their own pools. Each villa is uniquely designed and decorated, making them exclusive, quiet, and romantic. Over the years, Half Moon has welcomed the likes of President John Kennedy and Queen Elizabeth. But you don’t need to be famous to be treated like a president or a queen. The resort feels elegant and exclusive for all travellers.”
“If you’ve ever daydreamed of waking up in the morning to the sound of waves gently lapping at your doorstep, then a stay in an overwater bungalow is for you. Aruba Ocean Villas, a blissful adults-only hideaway featuring three beach villas and three overwater bungalow, is definitely one of the top luxury boutique hotels in Aruba
for couples. Each of these unique villas features natural wood, thatched roofs, outdoor decks and handcrafted, eclectic Caribbean decor. In each villa you’ll discover creative touches from crystal chandeliers to an outdoor shower made of a conch shell.
This unique Dutch Caribbean resort is set in a quiet cove in Savaneta, a fishing village situated far enough away from the glitz of Aruba’s main hotel strip that you can soak up some authentic Aruba atmosphere, yet is close enough to explore the island’s main attractions. The hotel provides complimentary water sport equipment such as sea kayaks so couples can explore the mangroves and outer islands. Bring your own snorkel equipment to explore the underwater marine life. Aruba Ocean Villas is also just a short drive away from Baby Beach, where couples can enjoy one of the Caribbean’s best swimming beaches and later explore the historic town of San Nicolas, famous for its Art Walk featuring a fantastic collection of street murals created by international artists.”
“Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay, Jamaica is a true tropical island paradise
. Aside from the gorgeous location and amenities, what I loved most about this resort was the staff. They will go above and beyond to make sure you have an amazing experience. During our stay, they surprised us with a private dinner on the beach!
The resort is located in Montego Bay. It’s just a short drive from the airport and the resort offers a courtesy shuttle for guests. There isn’t much to do in the immediate area but the beaches surrounding the resort are gorgeous, and guests have the option to take day trips to other points of interests in Jamaica directly from the resort.
The food at the resort was incredible. There were eight different restaurant options to choose from including a delicious French Bistro and Thai restaurant. Guests also have the option to visit other Sandals resorts in Montego Bay for no additional costs to try their specialty restaurants.
The amenities at the resort are excellent. As a fully inclusive resort, you get access to 8 restaurants, unlimited drinks, 5 bars, several pools, snorkelling, unlimited diving, water sports, entertainment, and more. This adults-only resort is perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway!”
“Looking for a luxurious escape from all the crowds and a bit of that undiscovered paradise feel? You’ll find all of that here at the Casa Colonial Beach & Spa, located right on the beach at Playa Dorada. There are about 50 suites total – ranging from the standard suite, which is quite large and luxurious, to the splurge-worthy Presidential Suite.
Styled by Dominican designer Sarah Gracia – Casa Colonial takes many traditional Caribbean architectural features and gives them a contemporary twist. The main foyer is styled exquisitely with one of the coolest bars on the island. Near that is the beautiful dining room that is enclosed with a glass atrium for beautiful light. In the back is a garden area leading to a lovely beach area that is largely empty. The rooftop pool is one of the highlights, with the individual pool spots overlooking the beach.”
“LeBlanc Spa Resort is the ultimate luxury retreat for couples. This all-inclusive resort really delivers when it comes to the extra touches. Included with your stay is butler service and our butler really made our stay perfect. From unpacking our luggage to drawing a bath, these little perks made this resort so special.
The food at this resort is the best that I’ve ever experienced at an all-inclusive resort. We particularly loved the French restaurant! Depending on the length of your stay, you’ll receive up to $1500 in resort credit when you book. We didn’t spend all day at the beach, so having the opportunity to indulge in activities, spa treatments and other upgrades were perfect. If you are looking for luxury with an all-inclusive price tag, Le Blanc should absolutely be on your short list!”
“Barceló Bávaro Beach Resort is a 5-star, all-inclusive resort situated on the pristine coastline of Punta Cana. Barcelo Bavaro is located on the beautiful seafront of Bavaro Beach which is known to be in the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world. The resort features 11 restaurants that specialise in cuisines from all over the world, which are all included in the all-inclusive package
(plus free room service!) The resort has a couple of pools that you can enjoy, but who would stay at the pool when they have the bluest water in the world with no waves at all? The rooms are very comfortable, ours featured a jacuzzi tub on the balcony which was absolutely fantastic. I’d recommend you take the premium package as it offers you a fast and VIP check in, and many more lovely services.”
“We’ve travelled all around the world and stayed in hundreds of hotels over the past 10 years. So it says something that the photo you see above– taken on the picturesque beach at Belize’s Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort– is the one that has decorated my MacBook Pro for years. It’s an idyllic picture of an idyllic place, encapsulating a dream lifestyle we aspire to in the future.
That sense of tranquil tropical serenity is arguably the best thing about Hamanasi, which is located about a 20-minute walk from Hopkins Village (home to a thriving Garifuna culture). Well, that and the resort’s proximity to the Belize Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that stretches over 190 miles (part of the Mesoamerican Reef).
Snorkelling and Scuba diving are the main activities on offer, and we saw everything from reef sharks and spotted rays to eels, lionfish, lobsters, and sea turtles during our dives. But the resort also boasts beautiful lodge-style rooms with hot tubs on the private patio, an excellent restaurant serving up delicious local seafood, and tours to nearby attractions such as Hopkins and the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary (home to one of the world’s largest concentrations of jaguars).
As the resort’s name indicates, its target audience is nature and outdoor adventure lovers. But its luxurious amenities are perfect for any couple, even if all you want to do is laze the day away on a gorgeous, empty beach and dream of the day when this is your real life and not just a vacation.”
“Before boarding our 7-day cruise with a group of 10 family friends, we wanted to explore Puerto Rico for a few days. So we arrived a few days earlier and stayed at Sheraton Hotel & Casino. The resort has all the amenities one would expect – restaurants, activities, great service, shopping and more. However, what I loved most about it was the rooftop, which has a restaurant, bar, lounge and most importantly, an infinity pool. Back then, infinity pools were not as popular as they are now. It was really cool to sit there at night and in the mornings look down at the port. Cruise ships arrived in the mornings, stayed docked all day and departed in the evening. Thousands of tourists passed through the port and it was fun watching it happen.
During our stay we went on a day trip to El Yunque National Forest. It was beautiful, relaxing and energising. We also loved the Rio Camuy Cave kayaking experience and Bahía Bioluminescence. I wish we had made reservations because getting a ticket at the last minute was very difficult.
Old San Juan is just a few minutes away from the Sheraton, so we visited every evening. I loved the old town’s vibe with great restaurants, live music, delicious ice cream and tax free shopping.”
“My husband and I got married on a beautiful sandy beach in Cuba. We spent a week at the Royalton Hicacos, an all-inclusive adults-only resort in Varadero, before heading to Havana for our honeymoon. We fell in love with the resort as soon as we got there. The suites and pools are surrounded by lush greenery. We had a large room overlooking a small pool area and garden, and we couldn’t get over the sheer size of our bed and bath.
Our time at the resort was spent lying on the beach, sipping cocktails in the lobby bar and gorging on delicious food. The main restaurant has a wide variety of dishes, from grilled meats and fresh seafood to pasta and salads. There are also several a la carte restaurants at the resort, and a cafe and bistro that is open 24/7. The resort is situated right next to an ecological reserve and a cave that is home to ancient drawings and thousands of bats, so it’s perfect for couples who want to combine relaxation with adventure.
Daniela, founder of Grumpy Camel
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