For romance-seeking travelers, and those who want plenty of beach time while on vacation, the Caribbean can seem like an obvious choice. That’s why so many honeymooners head this way for their first vacation together as Mr. & Mrs.
Such was the case as my most recent honeymoon-ing couple, the Lourdeaux’s. They took it one step further though, and decided to island hop, and give themselves the opportunity to visit and explore 3 separate destinations. That is the beauty of the Caribbean— the island hopping potential is huge— and lest you think that all islands are created equally, I assure you that each place has it’s own vibe and feel, and offers visitors unique experiences.
Here is a closer, in-depth look at the 3 islands they visited, the fabulous places they stayed, and what makes these places special in case you decide to consider them for your honeymoon!
Why you should go- Nevis is the sister island to the bigger and busier island of St. Kitt’s. It’s a tiny place that has yet to be taken over by tourists, and offers a tranquil slice of island life that is becoming harder and harder to find in the Caribbean. There are great properties, white-sand beaches, and friendly locals to meet and interact with.
Where they stayed: Four Seasons Nevis
This resort sits on a large, beautiful beach and offers beautiful views from the gorgeous and well-appointed rooms.
Why you should go- This sophisticated French island is perfectly suited for those who want to create a stylish and upscale caribbean vacation. There are chic boutiques, stylish villas, and the cuisine ranks among the best in the Caribbean. It also has some gorgeous beaches (and there are 22 of them)! It definitely has an elite, upscale feel and is more posh than most places in the caribbean.
Where they stayed: Hotel Le Toiny
It’s one of the most prestigious resorts on St. Barths, and sits amidst the mountains with breathtaking views of the ocean. The private villas all come with their own infinity pool.
Why you should go- There are two sides to this Caribbean island, Dutch and French. The Dutch side (St. Maarten), is more lively and is also where the casinos are located. The French side has a more genteel ambience and continental flair.
Where they stayed: Belmond la Samanna
This resort sits on a lovely stretch of white-sand beach, and is by far the most luxurious property on St. Martin.
I absolutely love planning honeymoons, because it allows me to help couples who are coming off the whirlwind and craziness that is wedding planning, to truly have an amazing experience customized to their personal tastes. There's nothing better than knowing that every detail of your trip has been thought of and planned for, and all that is required of you is to show up and enjoy! You can learn more about my Honeymoon Packages here, or contact me to discuss this, or any other romance-filled trip!