It’s no surprise that the Caribbean is a top honeymoon destination for Canadian couples. With our cold winters and lack of palm trees, it’s an easy choice to head south to celebrate your nuptials. But with so many Caribbean islands to choose from, it can feel intimidating to settle on just one! Here’s our list of top islands to head to for your honeymoon! We’re not numbering them – as only you can do that from this can’t-go-wrong list!
Best Caribbean Islands for your Honeymoon
St. Kitts & Nevis
These tiny, scenic, sister islands are both under 30km long and provide a stunning setting for a week of relaxation. Choose one or split your time between both to switch things up a bit. Whether you’re looking for poolside relaxation or outdoor adventure, you’ll be happy on these islands. With volcanoes as your backdrop, you’ll love spending your days visiting sugar plantations, exploring old towns and going for a drive in the countryside.
British Virgin Islands
If sailing is your thing, BVI is the perfect island destination for your honeymoon. Known as less of a party island and more of a relaxing, quiet paradise, the British Virgin Islands will have you donning your snorkel gear to explore an offshore wreck and spreading out your towel on empty beaches.
Turks & Caicos
This chain of 40 islands and cays is a short 1-hour flight from Miami, so makes for an easy place for a quick (or not so quick) island getaway. With so many uninhabited islands it’s easy to charter a boat and head off for a quiet day on a deserted island. Enjoy the wild flamingos, snow white beaches and the third largest barrier reef in the world. The one thing you won’t find here is a town center & nightlife, so get ready for a truly relaxing honeymoon!
For a more off-beat Caribbean destination, St Lucia will offer a more rugged and adventurous trip. The island is fairly undeveloped, so between the dramatic Piton mountains and the lush rainforests the roads are quite bumpy. The islands’ coral reefs, hiking trails and jungle bike trails will have you exploring your active side together.
St. Martin – St. Maarten
This blended Dutch and French island is a foodie heaven and the perfect place for a beach vacation. The two different European cultures that make up this island offer an interesting blend of things to do, places to eat and streets to wander, so you’ll have a hard time not falling in love with the charm of this island.
With a different beach for every day of the year, Antigua is the king of beach honeymoons. With a style to suit everyone from party beaches to family time, snorkel-friendly to adults only, you will want to try out a new one every day of your visit. This romantic island if kid friendly, but adult oriented, so you won’t feel like you’re in the middle of several family vacations while on your honeymoon.
The small Dutch island of Curaçao off the coast of Venezuela is home to more than 50 different ethnic groups and nationalities. You’ll find scores of great food, interesting art and good shopping to enjoy together. In between beach days, of course.
Canadian couples can’t go wrong honeymooning in the Caribbean
While there are way too many Caribbean islands to list them all, this breakdown should give you a starting point on your search for the best place to take your honeymoon in the Caribbean! Whether you are looking for adventure, water fun, beach time or shopping, the Caribbean is the best place to start looking to plan your honeymoon getaway. Use this list to help you narrow down an island, and get ready for the trip of your life with your new hubby!