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12 Amazing Caribbean Resorts for Couples

Pristine sandy beaches, exciting cuisines, and lush greenery. These are just a few things that make the Caribbean a popular romantic destination.

Together with other travel bloggers, I’ve rounded up a list of amazing all-inclusive, adults-only Caribbean resorts for couples.

So, whether you want to spend long afternoons on the beach, gorge on delicious food, or pair relaxation with a bit of adventure, here are some of the best Caribbean resorts for couples.

1. Iberostar Varadero (Cuba)

Iberostar is one of the best hotels in Varadero, Cuba. This colonial-style resort has three outdoor pools and is located right on the beach.

Iberostar, Varadero | Best Caribbean Resorts for Couple
Iberostar, Varadero. Photo by Ayngelina Brogan.

And while Cuban food can get a bad rap, the food and service here are fantastic. The resort has a buffet and several a la carte restaurants, plus 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.

If you grow tired of the sun, sand and mojitos, there’s an onsite spa to keep you occupied with couples massages.

Ayngelina from Bacon is Magic

Learn more about Iberostar Varadero.

2. Paradise Beach (Nevis)  

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 just steps away from the sea.

Paradise Beach, Nevis
Paradise Beach, Nevis. Photo by Julianna Barnaby.

I stayed in one of the two-bedroom villas and it was magical. It came with a large private terrace (complete with a plunge pool) looking out to sea. Inside, the fittings and furnishings were beautiful.

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 hiking to the top of Nevis Peak.

But no one would blame you if you opted to just relax at Paradise Beach instead.  

Julianna from The Discoveries Of

Learn more about Paradise Beach in Nevis.

3. Manchebo Beach Resort and Spa (Aruba)

Looking for a beautiful white sand beach for a romantic getaway? Add the Manchebo Beach Resort and Spa in Aruba to your shortlist!

Located on the widest portion of world-renowned Eagle Beach, the Manchebo Resort is the ultimate romantic destination in Aruba.

Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa, Aruba | Best Caribbean Resorts for Couples
Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa, Aruba. Photo by Annick Lenoir-Peek.

With only 72 guest rooms, you won’t find yourself in a huge resort. You can choose to spend all day lying on a lounge chair under your personal palapa.

Plus, you can 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.

You can even meet your wellness goals by enjoying a sunset yoga class or massage 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.

This eco-friendly resort is a favourite destination for couples and serves as a backdrop to many beach weddings. 

Annick from The Common Traveler

Learn more Manchebo Beach Resort and Spa in Aruba.

4. Half Moon (Jamaica)  

Since the mid 1950s, the Half Moon resort near Jamaica’s famous Montego Bay has been hosting celebrities and royalty on its breathtaking stretch of the Caribbean Sea.

Half Moon, Jamaica | Best Caribbean Resorts for Couples
Half Moon, Jamaica. Photo by Amber Hoffman.

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.  

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.

Amber from With Husband In Tow

Learn more about Half Moon resort in Jamaica.

5. Aruba Ocean Villas (Aruba)

“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.

Aruba Ocean Villas | Best Caribbean Resorts for Couples
Aruba Ocean Villas. Photo by Michele Peterson.

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 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.

Michele from A Taste For Travel

Learn more about Aruba Ocean Villas.

6. Sandals Montego Bay (Jamaica)

Sandals Montego Bay 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 even surprised us with a private dinner on the beach!  

Sandals Royal Caribbean, Jamaica
Sandals Royal Caribbean, Jamaica. Photo by Lora Pope.

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 is incredible. There are different restaurant options to choose from, including a delicious French Bistro and Thai restaurant.

The amenities at the resort are excellent. As an all-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 Caribbean resort is perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway!

Lora from Explore With Lora

Learn more about Sandals Montego Bay.

7. Casa Colonial Beach & Spa (Dominican Republic)

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.  

Casa Colonial | Best Caribbean Resorts for Couples
Casa Colonial, Dominican Republic. Photo by Henry Wu.

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. Next to it is the beautiful dining room, which 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.

Henry & Zory from This Life of Travel

Learn more about Casa Colonial Beach & Spa.

8. Le Blanc Spa Resort (Cancun, Mexico)  

Le Blanc Spa Resort in Cancun is the ultimate luxury retreat for couples. This all-inclusive Caribbean resort really delivers when it comes to the extra touches.

Le Blanc Resort & Spa | Best Caribbean Resorts for Couples
Le Blanc Resort & Spa, Mexico. Photo by Kate.

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 – we also indulged in activities, spa treatments, and other upgrades.

If you are looking for luxury with an all-inclusive price tag, Le Blanc should absolutely be on your short list!

Kate from Tear-Free Travel

Learn more about Le Blanc Spa Resort in Cancun.

9. Barceló Bávaro Beach (Dominican Republic)  

Barceló Bávaro Beach Resort is a 5-star, all-inclusive resort situated on the pristine coastline of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. It’s located on the beautiful seafront of Bavaro Beach, which is known to be in the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world.

Barcelo Bavaro | Best Caribbean Resorts for Couples
Barcelo Bavaro Beach, Dominican Republic. Photo by Myriam Trannet.

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 want to stay at the pool when you have the bluest sea 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.

Myriam from Tranneta’s Travels

Learn more about Barceló Bávaro Beach Resort.

10. Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort (Belize)  

We’ve travelled all around the world and stayed in hundreds of hotels over the past 10 years. Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort in Belize is one of our favourite places.    

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).   

Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort | Best Caribbean Resorts for Couples
Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort, Belize. Photo by Bret Love & Mary Gabbett.

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.

You can also visit nearby attractions such as Hopkins and the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, which is 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. 

Bret Love & Mary Gabbett from Green Global Travel

Learn more about Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort.

11. Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino (Puerto Rico) 

Before boarding our 7-day cruise with a group of friends, we wanted to explore Puerto Rico for a few days. So we arrived a few days earlier and stayed at the Sheraton Hotel & Casino.

The resort has all the amenities one would expect – restaurants, activities, great service, shopping and more.

Sheraton Puerto Rico | Best Caribbean Resorts for Couples
Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino. Photo by Jyoti & Nirmal.

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 and 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.”  

Jyoti and Nirmal from Story at Every Corner

Learn more about Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino.

12. Royalton Hicacos Resort & Spa (Cuba)  

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 are surrounded by lush greenery and some of them overlook the pristine sea.

The Royalton Hicacos Resort & Spa.
The Royalton Hicacos Resort & Spa. Photo by Daniela Frendo.

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 that is open 24/7.

The resort is situated right next to an ecological reserve, with a cave that is home to ancient drawings and thousands of bats. This makes the Royalton one of the best Caribbean resorts for couples who want to combine relaxation with adventure.  

If you’re thinking of getting married in Cuba, the Royalton Hicacos is the perfect location for a beach wedding. The staff at the resort made sure we had the perfect day.

Daniela from Grumpy Camel

Learn more about Royalton Hicacos Resort & Spa in Cuba.

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2 Responses

  1. Some outstanding Resort suggestions in the Caribbean. We would love to visit Aruba in the very near future. One of the destinations in the Caribbean we have yet to travel to from BC Canada. Spotted your post on Pinterest and have pinned for future reference. Thanks, Robert 🙂

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