Tropical lush vegetation surrounding electric blue waters and white sand beaches are just some of the reasons couples increasingly chose the Caribbean for their honeymoon or romantic holiday. Plus there are plenty of excursions and activities for couples across the Caribbean islands.
The Isle of Vieques, off of Puerto Rico is the perfect spot for those seeking some time to experience each other and the beauty of the Caribbean together. Visit Mosquito Bay and take time to snorkel the electric blue of the bay. Tiny organisms cause the shocking blue color of this bioluminescent bay. Since the beaches are undeveloped, privacy is not hard to find. If snorkeling isn’t part of your plan, maybe a glass-bottom boat would suit you better. Either way, don’t miss this ‘lover’s bay’.
Isla Saona, an island off the coast of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic is the perfect escape. Spend the day exploring the island. Enjoy a couples massage for about US$40 right on the beach. The warmth of the sun, the strong hands of the massage therapist, and the waves rolling gently – it’s easy to drift off to sleep as you relax here. Buy a souvenir bracelet or trinket from the locals who sell along the beach – you will help their economy and get a great reminder of your vacation in Punta Cana.
Grand Case, St. Maarten is the place for you if your idea of romance is partying with the locals. On Tuesday nights from January through April you can enjoy a Mardi Gras atmosphere with dancing, live music and shopping. Hold your partner’s hand and share a Nutella crepe on your way home after dancing under the moonlight.
Seaside Nature Park on the Dutch side of St. Maarten is the place to catch up with each other and really concentrate on just being a couple. Ride horseback along picturesque settings. Walk the beach hand-in-hand. Visit Miss Lolo’s for an umbrella-decked drink with a fruity kick under a beach tiki hut.
Enjoy seeing stilt-walkers with their flower-covered stilts along the side of the dusty roads in beautiful Ocho Rios, Jamaica. These daring locals earn their money decorating their stilts with palm fronds, bird-of-paradise flowers and even fruits, and then performing roadside to tourist. With elaborate headdresses and colorful costumes they are a sight to see. Take the back roads away from tourist traps and travel up the mountains for breath-snatching views of the bays far below. A guided taxi tour usually cost about US$20 and last about 2-3 hours. Well worth the cost.
The Cayman Islands were nature’s gift to couples. Come sink your feet in the warm, coral-colored sands. Enjoy snorkeling in water so clear it appears you are floating in the air. Pet the stingrays. Kayak around the tranquil and beautiful waters of the Cayman Islands, enjoy the beauty of Cayman’s Botanic Park or take a sunset sail.
Come renew your romance in the Caribbean today.