Europe better watch out! The Caribbean is inching its way to becoming the top honeymoon destination in the world. It used to be that the grandiosity of cities like Rome and Paris or the idyllic warmth of the Mediterranean islands
are what made for the perfect, almost quintessential honeymoon. But over the years, the Caribbean's natural beauty and tropical appeal have garnered a lot of attention. More and more people are traveling to this side of the world for their honeymoons. Why? Perhaps it's because of its beautiful beaches, the laid-back energy, and the colorful cultures, among many others.
The Laid-Back Atmosphere
Although many Caribbean countries are known for their Carnivale culture, the islands are actually more laid-back than you think. Apart from the big cities, the way of life here is relatively slow-paced. They're mostly tropical paradises where you can just sit back, relax, and spend some quality time with your new spouse. Perhaps you can go out at night to drink, dance, and have a ball, but that's as lively as you can get. For the most part, the Caribbean islands are great honeymoon destinations when you want to take a break from it all!
The Beautiful Beaches
The Caribbean is just as famous for its beautiful beaches as the Mediterranean and Southeast Asia. Many would even argue that the shorelines here are more paradisical than anywhere else. From the beaches of Saint Barthélemy
to the scenic coastlines of Saint Lucia, they're all so postcard-worthy. In fact, you can spend your entire honeymoon just going to the beach every single day and it'd still be a honeymoon well-spent. Just seeing such magnificent sceneries will make you fall deeper in love, both with each other and with the Caribbean island you're on.
The Scenic Landscapes
Don't underestimate just how much a scenic landscape can enhance the mood. Imagine you're in a luxury home in the Caribbean
. It's right by the sea and there's a balcony just outside your bedroom. You wake up early in the morning and you go out to see the sunrise. As you carry a hot cup of coffee to help you keep warm, you feel your spouse embrace you from behind. Both of you bask in the beautiful twilight in the Caribbean, grateful that you can spend this priceless moment together. Now doesn't that sound like the perfect honeymoon to you?
The Most Fascinating Ecosystems
Beautiful beaches are good and all, but the rest of the world has them too. There's the Mediterranean
, of course, as well as Southeast Asia, Oceania, and even Africa have its fair share of extraordinary coastlines too. But what separates the Caribbean from all the rest is what lives on these islands. The subcontinent is famous for its fascinating ecosystems. From its rainforests filled with exotic flora & fauna and stunning seas with their colorful creatures, there are lots to explore and discover in this part of the world. They make for great adventures for honeymooners!
The Exciting Adventures
Speaking of exciting adventures, these are also why you should go to the Caribbean for your honeymoon. Doing all sorts of thrilling things together can make your bond stronger. There's nothing quite like hiking up tall mountains and huge volcanoes with your new spouse. Or diving under the sea to discover the beautiful underwater ecosystems there. The Caribbean is also famous for its colonial-style cities, perfect for a stroll date. Though it's a more peaceful way to spend time together, this is still a fun adventure in and of itself too.
The Colorful Cultures
When you go to the big cities in the Caribbean, don't miss your chance to immerse yourselves in their colorful cultures. Cuba is the primest example of this. With its famously well-preserved colonial culture in Havana, the capital city, it's as if you traveled back in time the moment you step foot here! Trinidad & Tobago, on the other hand, is as famous for its carnival as Brazil is. Commonly held every February (just in time for Valentine's Day!), there's something romantic and almost cinematic about you and your new spouse getting into all the madness together.
The Delicious Cuisines
You never know what would make your honeymoon unforgettable. An intimate moment, perhaps, or a thrilling adventure. Or it might even be just a peaceful day at the beach too. There are so many things that can make your honeymoon perfect, not the least of which is food too! Since your honeymoon is also a great opportunity to travel to a place you ordinarily wouldn't visit (unless you’re a globetrotter!), don't miss out on indulging in the local cuisines. And the Caribbean Islands have lots of great flavors and delicious delicacies to offer!
The Luxurious Accommodations
The Caribbean is right up there with the French Riviera
and the Mediterranean Islands
, not just as a worthy honeymoon destination, but also with luxury too. A huge part of why so many people—even the rich and famous—travel to this part of the world is that it's also a treasure trove of luxury resorts, five-star hotels, and even high-class rentals. If you want some much-deserved pampering on your honeymoon, the islands in the Caribbean are the perfect destinations. Who knows? You might even bump into a celebrity while you're there too!
The Caribbean is becoming one of the best honeymoon destinations out there! The islands here are beautiful, offer luxury, have fascinating cultures, and you can have all sorts of adventures too. What's not to love?