Swaying palms, moonlight beach strolls, candlelit dinners: no wonder the Caribbean is a favorite honeymoon destination. And, whatever you’re looking for, these resorts on five of its islands have it. You can be pampered or left alone, stay up late or rise with the sun, be active or rest and relax. Our favorites run the gamut, so whether you need a place with easy access or you want seclusion, we have the perfect spot. By Fodor’s Editors
Palm Island Resort, The Grenadines
Why It’s a Top Honeymoon Resort: Well, for starters, it’s on its own small Grenadines island where most of the other residents are from a handful of privately owned villas. There are five dazzling beaches for water sports, nature trails for quiet walks, a pool with a waterfall, sophisticated dining, impeccable service—and privacy. Palm Island Resort's rooms, suites, and villas are all exquisite, with wicker and bamboo furniture, rich fabrics, and wooden louvered windows (with screens) on three walls to catch every breeze. Read more.
Insider Tip: There’s great snorkeling right outside beachfront cottages 15 and 16. A no-kids-under-16 policy makes for especially peaceful stays January through mid-April.
Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort
Why It’s a Top Honeymoon Resort: The wedding services are exceptional, the beach is excellent, and it’s geared to couples. Plus, if you like to keep busy, there are tons of activities, and the Stay at One, Play at Three program gives you access to St. Lucia’s two other Sandals (shuttles run between them). Increase the romance factor by booking one of the 24 lagoon-side rooms with swim-up verandahs. While you’re at it, book a couples massage in the spa. Read more
Insider Tip: The resort has an airport shuttle, but the drive is about 90 minutes. Splurging on helicopter service cuts the time to 30–45 minutes, 10 of them in the air.
The Somerset, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
Why It’s a Top Honeymoon Resort: The Somerset has the "wow" factor, from the architecture, to the service with an emphasis on your comfort, to the luxurious oversize suites—each with a plasma TV, an Xbox system, a wine chiller, and Viking appliances. The beachfront is on a terrific section of Grace Bay. All this and yet, the most beautiful resort on Providenciales (affectionately known as Provo), cultivates a laid-back atmosphere. Does it get any better than this? Read more.
Insider Tip: Wednesday night sees movies out on the lawn. This property is open to families with young children; ask for (and splurge on, if necessary) a secluded suite.
Spice Island Beach Resort, Grenada
Why It’s a Top Honeymoon Resort: Impeccable, personalized service and exquisite accommodations in gleaming white buildings along Grand Anse Beach are some of the things that make Spice Island Beach Resort one of the Caribbean’s finest boutique resorts. Beachfront suites are one step from the sand. Luxury pool suites with private gardens and enormous swimming pools offer seclusion (families with young children are among the other guests). Rooms are richly decorated with Balinese furniture; enormous baths have double-size whirlpool tubs. Read more.
Insider Tip: The honeymoon package includes a welcome bottle of champagne, spice-scented body oils, a romantic dinner, a sail along the coast, and a couples massage.
Horned Dorset Primavera, Puerto Rico
Why It’s a Top Honeymoon Resort: You can whisk your beloved to the sunset-kissed Horned Dorset Primavera and just disappear. It is, without a doubt, the most luxurious property on Puerto Rico. You may never leave your elegant oceanfront villa, with its two levels, elegant four-poster bed, and marble bath with a claw-foot tub large enough for you both. Should you venture out, the restaurant is one of the best in Puerto Rico. Read more.
Insider Tip: Kids under 12 aren’t allowed here, so the romantic ambience isn’t shattered by too much pitter patter.