There’s a reason the Caribbean is a go-to travel destination for romantic getaways. There’s something about the white sand beaches and fragrant Caribbean sea that brings an extra something special to destination weddings, honeymoons, proposal trips, and here’s-to-another-year getaways.
The region’s resorts, meanwhile, have embraced the enchantment, too. From tranquil swim-up pools to fanciful private villas to quiet dinners under the stars, the right setting adds to the whimsy of it all.
Discover your next couple’s escape among our Travel Experts’ favourite romantic resorts in the Caribbean. We’ve included some tips to help LGBTQ2+ couples find the perfect Caribbean destination for a dreamy vacation or destination wedding.
At this adults-only resort on Eagle Beach, romance is effortless. In fact, a dedicated Romance Concierge will make sure of it. Lean on their services to design an unforgettable experience, perfectly designed just for the two of you.
Start with a VIP airport pickup, then pepper your stay with thoughtful treats like a private moonlight dinner on the picturesque beach palapa, a lavish chef-prepared picnic, or a yacht sailing for two.
Now is the perfect time to book, thanks to this resort’s Happily Ever After Guarantee, which provides ultimate trip change flexibility for honeymoons postponed by COVID-19. Ask your Travel Expert for details today!
Remember that “long walks on the beach” line you used when you first met? The Ocean Club lets you make good on that, thanks to its private eight-kilometre white sand beachfront. And there’s more where that came from.
Get the full Four Seasons treatment, with turndown service, sunset champagne & strawberries, and a luxurious marble bathroom in every suite. Take a refreshing dip in the adults-only pool or a slow walk through the stunning Versailles Gardens (which also serve is the perfect photoshoot backdrop and even better setting for a private dinner).
3. Coral Reef Club
Is the Coral Reef Club an adult’s only resort? It depends on when you go. Between January 20 and February 28, this frangipani-filled resort is reserved just for the grown-ups (just in time for Valentine’s Day).
But no matter when you time your visit, you and your very significant other can expect a sublime vacation. Get playful, with plenty of ocean activities like kayaks for two, paddle boarding, and scuba diving trips to bioluminescent waters. Just be sure to leave room for a visit to The Spa, where each treatment room is surrounded by a private garden terrace. Select individual or couples treatments from a lengthy spa menu, then relax in the couples-only Pavilion.
Excellence El Carmen is one of the best stays in the Caribbean for wining and dining. The all-suites adults-only resort delivers a stellar experience for foodie couples.
You and you’re better half are welcomed with a tropical cocktail the moment you set foot on the property, only then to discover the nine a la carte restaurants, a fabulous buffet, a snack grill, and a dozen bars at your fingertips (not to mention the daily petit fours served in your Excellence Club suite).
Destination wedding packages give you just as many choices, without adding any stress. Your wedding coordinator will help you select the ideal setting for a beautiful ceremony and reception.
5. Casa Marina Beach & Reef
At this locally owned resort, it’s easy to vacay your way. Grab a pair of bicycles and take them for a spin. Book an easygoing fishing excursion. Or enjoy getting pampered at the spa and salon, if that’s more your speed.
We highly recommend the new junior suite swim up for romantic special occasions. Your beautiful suite comes with a private pool and terrace, plus complimentary access to the VIP perks like private check-in and a dedicated beach area, complete with butler service.
6. Couples Swept Away, Negril
The name rings true; it’s impossible not to get swept away in Negril. Your all-inclusive stay in this adults-only, all suites resort is dazzling, no matter how you slice it.
“Just-because” trips are full of amusements. You and your darling can bond over unlimited scuba diving and water sports, glass bottom boat tours, shopping trips, tennis lessons, and golf (yep, that’s included, too!). Sticking to your wellness routine is easy when you can challenge each other at the resort’s 10-acre fitness complex.
The destination wedding packages here are full of memories in the making. Surprise your wedding party with a catamaran cruise, a trip to Dunns River Falls, or a day in Ocho Rios. Just don’t forget to leave time to say ‘I do’.
Excellence is all in the details. A pillow menu to ensure your sleep is uninterrupted. A cool plunge pool all to yourselves. A firework show to surprise your newly wedded sweetheart. The chef-designed menu of French fare (or perhaps, Brazilian, Spanish, Thai, or Caribbean?).
Couples can expect the best from this adults-only escape in beautiful Montego Bay. Go all out with a stay in your own jacuzzi beach villa or treat each other with a journey through the seas on a private yacht excursion.
Sheila C. Johnson, the African American billionaire woman who co-founded BET also created Salamander Hotels & Resorts, a growing collection of distinct properties across the United States and Caribbean. Half Moon is arguably one of the finest.
Couples searching for something upscale and unique will certainly find it here. It’s difficult to pick our favourite thing about a romantic Half Moon getaway: the natural swimming cove, the equestrian centre, or Fern Tree Spa with its lagoon pool and overwater bungalow treatment rooms.
Special occasions, too, are one of a kind. Whether you’re renewing your vows, eloping, or hosting a wedding with 500 guests, your coordinator will help you perfect your special day and all of the days surrounding it.
9. Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour
You can’t go wrong when every room faces the picture-perfect Banana Bay. But for a honeymoon or anniversary trip that’s impossible to forget, stay in the Presidential Villa and enjoy a rooftop infinity pool and sundeck all to yourselves.
Rest assured, there’s something for everyone on your wedding guest list. Families will enjoy Lagoon Pool while your bridal party hangs out at the adults-only Rampart pool. 24-hour dining makes breakfast in bed easy (and midnight snacks for your favourite night owls). When you need some time alone, slip into something elegant and enjoy a grown-ups only fine dining experience at Stone Barn.
Owned by St. Lucian entrepreneur, Joyce Louisa Destang, Sugar Beach offers a one-of-a-kind wellness retreat for couples seeking something that stands out from the crowd. With only 86 villas and residences, each with their own plunge pool, your extravagant accommodations offer complete serenity and gorgeous views of the Piton mountains. With signature butler service, you won’t need to move a muscle.
Then again, maybe you do want to get a little sweaty. For that there’s tennis, volleyball, water sports, scuba diving centre, heaps of fitness classes, yoga, pilates, and a jogging track.
Seventeen delightful wedding venues, from beaches to restaurants to gardens to piers, complement your love story with the perfect setting.
11. Secrets St. Martin Resort & Spa
We get it. We’re obsessed with infinity pools, too. You can find the largest in Western Caribbean along Anse Marcel Bay: at the adults-only Secrets St. Martin Resort & Spa. The same resort where gourmet a la carte dining is unlimited and spontaneous, with no reservations required.
It’s also the resort where, if the stars align, you’ll pop the question. Secrets St. Martin offers a proposal trip package to make your special moment all the more magical. Rose petals and candles lead the way to the beach where the big question is written in the sand. Celebrate afterwards with a rose bouquet and sparkling wine for two. Don’t worry, our Travel Experts can keep a secret while you’re planning your dreamy trip.
12. The Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas
Make your destination wedding a spectacular affair, with a ceremony aboard Lady Lynsey as the sun sets. Of course, it doesn’t have to be a special occasion to enjoy the quality travel experiences The Ritz Carlton is famous for.
Enjoy beautiful sea views from any guest room, sample the impressive wine selection at Bluewater restaurant (one of four wonderful places to dine on site), and play in the Caribbean Sea. Snorkelling tours, luxury catamaran sailings, and restorative spa treatments make your days full.