Caribbean Getaway

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Sun-kissed beaches, azure blue water and clear blue skies are the highlights of a vacation in the Caribbean. The options are aplenty so let’s take a cruise around the friendly islands to find your honeymoon destination…

Aruba

aruba

 

Located in the southern part of the Caribbean, this beautiful island is just 20 miles long and six miles wide. Aruba is close to the South American coast and has bright sunny weather almost throughout the year with temperatures around the 28 degree celsius mark. The island itself boasts of over 75 nationalities, making it a cultural melting point in the Caribbean. Its white beaches are ranked among the best in the world and can be found on the southern and western coast of the island.  

For more information, visit http://www.aruba.com/

Bahamas

A total of 700 islands come together to form the Islands of the Bahamas. Known for its unparalleled beauty, the Bahamas can be an ideal honeymoon spot if you enjoy a natural setting. The coral reefs here are among the most famous in the world and account for close to 15 per cent of the world’s coral deposits.

The Bahamas boast of an unique advantage in that a couple can avail of a customised experience. If its solitude and privacy you want, you will find it here, thanks to 700 smaller islands to choose from. 14 main islands serve as a central point from where you can access different islands and have an once-in-a-lifetime experience.

For more information, visit http://www.bahamas.com/

Barbados

Apart from being home to award-winning artist Rihanna, Barbados is known for its pristine beaches and friendly people. It is located in the western Atlantic Ocean and its neighbours are the island nations of St Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago, making this island a popular choice for couples who want to hop across to other islands. The island itself is just 430 sq. km in area and largely composed of coral.

For more information, visit http://www.idobarbados.com/honey.php

Bermuda

With a strong European influence, Bermuda presents an intriguing blend of the old and the new. Quaint churches and beautiful beaches come together to give Bermuda a distinctive flavour of its own. The island is actually a group of over 100 smaller islands that are spread across the North Atlantic Ocean. The island itself offers couples a chance to have a unique destination wedding, with planning taken care of to the last detail.

For more information, visit http://www.bermudatourism.com/index.aspx

Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands

 

About 90 miles from Cuba, this island is more famous for being an off-shore financial centre. But the island also doubles up as an exquisite honeymoon destination. The islands are famous for their coral reefs and clear, blue waters. Beaches, restaurants and great nightlife make this a popular honeymoon destination.

For more information, visit http://www.caymanislands.ky/

Grenada

A romantic getaway can be had at Grenada, situated in the southern part of the Caribbean Sea. The island is known for its vivacious character, with music and dance playing an important role in its culture. Its equally famous for its spices that are exported the world over. Again, this island destination allows you to get married if you’ve stayed in Grenada for just three days! Simple legal rules make this island a great venue for a destination wedding.  

For more information, visit http://www.grenadagrenadines.com/index2.html

Jamaica

Golf courses, beaches, shopping, restaurants – you name it and Jamaica has world-class facilities to cater to your specific needs. This island nation is famous for its cuisine, laidback vibe and welcoming people. A destination wedding here can be booked here or you can just visit for your honeymoon.

For more information, visit http://www.jis.gov.jm/indus_tourism/index.asp

Martinique

Martinique

If it’s a French experience you’re looking for, Martinique may just be the destination for you. This island nation is well-known for its cuisine, which takes inspiration from Africa, Europe and Asia to create unforgettable flavours. Apart from this, you can be sure that you will see classy French boutiques and other tourist attractions that are in a class of their own.

For more information, visit http://www.martinique.org/

Puerto Rico

Exotic options are within reach once you step on to Puerto Rico. With a pronounced Spanish influence,  this island has a host of choices for a couple – horseback riding for those inclined towards some activity and adventure, or maybe a walk through a coffee plantation or maybe even a stroll in an art gallery! However, like some other Caribbean destinations, be warned that hurricane season lasts from June to November. 

For more information, visit http://www.gotopuertorico.com/

St. Lucia

St. Lucia has both British and French influences as both colonial powers fought over this island several times over. You can expect some sumptuous Creole cuisine on your stay here, with its music and culture displaying an amalgamation of European and African ways. Enjoy your stay here and indulge in some sun, sand and great food!

 

For more information, visit http://www.stlucia.org/

 

 

 

Virgin Islands

 

This US territory is known for its white sands and pristine beaches. The islands comprise of St. John, St. Thomas and St. Croix, each with its own signature style and feel. Experience the lives of the rich and famous should you choose to get married aboard a yacht or enjoy something surreal like a beach wedding with simple sea shells as your only theme.

 

For more information, visit http://www.usvitourism.vi/