Best Caribbean honeymoon destinations
The Caribbean brings the spice of island life to its top honeymoon destinations for an intimate, sun-kissed charter. An incredible 23 UNESCO World Heritage Sites spread across 14 islands are complemented by a vibrant mix of culture and cuisine, interlaced with myriad white sandy beaches, temperate waters and a refreshing sea breeze for the ultimate getaway experience.
A favourite hotspot for honeymooners, St Lucia has it all. Secluded beaches, spectacular landscapes and the instantly recognisable silhouette of Gros Piton Mountain. Two volcanic peaks rise from the balmy waters, creating a hiker’s paradise. Underwater, on the south-west coast, the shallow Anse Chastanet reef provides a haven for snorkelling and scuba diving.
Perfect for a honeymoon filled with adventure
One of the best Caribbean islands for couples, St Lucia brings a heady assortment of activities for the more adventurous romantic encounters. Spend the morning hiking high up into the hills. Take a plunge in the black water sulphur springs. Then cool off swimming with dolphins and turtles, before heading to the town of Soufrière, the world’s only drive-in volcano.
Wild natural parks dominate this Dutch Caribbean gem. Located outside the hurricane belt the island terrain is more akin to a desert landscape, where cacti sprout in place of palms and golden sunsets bleed into the horizon. Aruba enjoys an emerging art scene for the culturally astute. For nostalgic memories, a climb to the top of Aruba’s California Lighthouse is a must.
Visit a world-renowned honeymoon destination
Aruba’s Palm Beach is renowned for being one of the best in the Caribbean. Lie back on the silky soft sands and enjoy a dip in the calm, shallow waters. Take a stroll to the nearby Bubali Bird Sanctuary or stop by the butterfly sanctuary to experience its jungle enclosure. Come evening, sample the signature Cadushi cocktail at Casa Nonna, made from succulent cactus puree for a memorable sundowner.
St Kitts and Nevis
The twin volcanic peaks of Nevis and St. Kitts form a two-island country that erupted from the sea and is today covered in black volcanic sand. Fertile vegetation and luminous coral reefs circle the sisters. Lying in the Leeward Islands chain of the Caribbean, they enjoy less of a heavy tourist footfall than some of the better-known islets, offering a more secretive experience.
The ideal destination for relaxing
There are countless ways to relax in the Caribbean, but St Kitts Scenic Railway pairs a laidback activity with spectacular views and is a favourite way to see the entire island. Leftover from the sugar plantation era, the train winds through picturesque countryside, past coastlines and cane fields, affording quaint open top vistas.
The French-speaking island of St Barth may be small but its status as a superyacht sailing hub places it high up on the agenda. The St Barts Bucket in March, an invitational regatta, is matched by the Parisian elegance found on land. A blend of Caribbean exotics and French cuisine create an alluring combination to this most dreamy of settings.
Add some European flair to your island adventure
Greta Garbo famously fell in love with St Barth, not least for its European style and unrivalled strips of silver sand. Anse des Flamands is a quiet retreat of a beach, while Baie de St-Jean is a siren of the turquoise seas. For the adventurous of spirit, Anse de Grand Cul de Sac is ideal of kayaking, kitesurfing and paddleboarding from bay to bay.
Prized for its reef-lined beaches and verdant rainforests, Jamaica makes for an ideal Caribbean vacation. The largest of the English-speaking West Indian islands is where Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller once honeymooned. It’s where world-class reggae beats dance on the breeze accompanied by soaring mountains, crashing waterfalls and local literati.
For an iconic Caribbean honeymoon
Major attractions in Jamaica include the striking Port Antonio region on the east and its nearby tropical jungles. The Blue Lagoon, identified by its sapphire waters, is fed by the Caribbean Sea and underground springs, while the Blue Mountain Peak is a popular hike. For something a little different, rafting on the Martha Brae River delivers a bucolic break.
Old San Juan in Puerto Rico is the oldest settlement on this historic colonial destination. Brightly coloured buildings dating from the 16th century line the cobbled streets making for a scenic place for a couples’ meander. Explore age-old coconut plantations. Tee-off on championship golf courses. And drink in the sprawling bucolic vistas.
An enchanting destination
Known as the ‘Isle of Enchantment’, Puerto Rico is rich in diverse cuisine and culture. The horseshoe-shaped bay of Flamenco Beach offers up shallow waters with few waves for relaxing snorkelling and shelter from the wind for a day of sunbathing in Caribbean nirvana.
Anguilla is made up of a small main island surrounded by offshore islets. It’s ideal for casual island-hopping by boat, dropping anchor to explore secluded coves and stepping ashore for a private beach BBQ set-up. Prehistoric petroglyphs can be found at Big Spring Cave, while East End Pond is a wildlife conservation site ideal for honeymooning twitchers.
Discover laid back island living
While the hours away by day, and come evening, enjoy destination flame-lit skies. Anguilla is the place to head for a sunset cruise in the most natural of settings. The perfect mix of romance and relaxation, it is island life in spectacular simplicity.
Which yachts are available for charter?
Burgess’ experienced team are adept at tailoring the perfect yacht to your personalised needs, which means within the raft of tantalising superyachts in Burgess’ Caribbean cruising fleet, there is an ideal match waiting just for you.
It’s all about the dreamy beach club on board FAITH, with close-to-the-water relaxation the main order of the day. The onboard wellness centre and ambient cinema mean you needn’t even step foot on land, though if you discover an alluring private Caribbean island the two 10m custom tenders will deliver you in style.
AQUILA is a yacht suited to honeymooners who like to dance the night away, with a dedicated party deck complete with DJ booth. A private master deck guarantees guests have complete privacy to enjoy the spectacular Caribbean setting with ever amenity to hand.