3 Caribbean Islands for Romance

Famous for its miles of pristine, alabaster-hued beaches and stunningly-clear turquoise water, the Caribbean is the perfect place to experience a romantic adults-only vacation. From morning spa treatments and afternoon excursions to sunset beach strolls and decadent dinners, these are the perfect destinations for honeymoons, anniversary celebrations, or simply couples who want to get away from it all. And while there’s so many Caribbean spots to choose from, these are the three we’re loving right now, along with our favorite adults-only (18 and up) resorts on each island.

St. Lucia

Why it’s Special
St. Lucia’s luxurious spas and resorts make it one of the top destinations for honeymooners looking for relaxing bliss. Yet its lush mountainous landscape and outdoor experiences (such as driving through a volcano or hiking up the Pitons) makes it an ideal island for couples who want the option of a little adventure.

What to Do
Unique culinary creations, breathtaking scenery, and lively culture guarantee a trip to St. Lucia is also an adventure for the senses. An ideal date is taking a chocolate tour where you get to make your own sweet treat from bean to bar. Or walk hand-in-hand through the Castries Market at the island’s capital to discover everything from unique spice blends to exotic homegrown fruits.

Where to Stay
The name says it all. Designed exclusively for couples, Serenity at Coconut Bay is nestled in a lush enclave of St. Lucia and offers the ultimate in indulgence. Some of the amazing little luxuries include 36 plunge pool suites, private indoor and outdoor living areas, butler service, and in-suite spa services. Outside of your personal haven you’ll find stunning views of the Maria Islands Nature Reserve as you lounge in beachfront cabanas, gourmet dining sourced with local ingredients, and a host of water activities.

For something a little unexpected, Jade Mountain sits on St. Lucia’s southwestern coastline and was built specifically so the bold, modern lines of the organic architecture meld with the natural surroundings. Rising high above its surroundings, Jade Mountain offers unparalleled views along with luxurious spa services and gourmet dining from a James Beard Awarded chef.

Jamaica

Why It’s Special
Although it boasts miles of breathtaking white sand beaches and verdant green forests, the island of Jamaica is truly known for its one-of-a-kind culture, along with its cool vibes and relaxed mood. It’s the perfect retreat for couples who want to experience a locale that perfectly balances energy with serenity.

What to Do
Discover what makes waterfalls so romantic as you wade in the pools at Dunn’s River Falls, swim together in the bioluminescent waters outside of Montego Bay, or board a bamboo raft and drift down a river through the island rainforest. If you feel like leaving your resort post-dinner, your steamy evenings will be filled with Jamaica’s rhythmic reggae music for a night of dancing.

Where to Stay
Surrounded almost completely by the vivid blue Caribbean sea, Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay is set on a peninsula with over a mile of private beaches leading to the serene waters of Montego Bay. With 350 opulent suites, this decadent resort features 24-hour room service, endless daytime and nighttime activities, and impeccable service. Spanning over 15,000 square feet the world-class spa is the perfect place to indulge with a side-by-side couples massage or their Relaxing Moon & Stars massage, complete with sparkling wine, exotic fruit, and the sounds of the ocean.

Also in Montego Bay, we love Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall, which is ideally situated between the Caribbean waters and the mountains on the grounds of the historic Rose Hall Great House. All rooms have private balconies with spectacular views and you can also choose swim-up suites and personal butler service.

Aruba

Why it’s Special
Conveniently located outside of the hurricane belt and with one of the lowest amounts of rainfall in the Southern Caribbean, visitors to Aruba can expect beautiful weather all year long. Plus, its small size means it’s easy to explore, making it an ideal island for vacationers who want to go beyond the resort.

What to Do
Soaking up the sun (and the laid-back Aruban lifestyle) on a white-sand beach is always a must, but the island provides plenty of opportunities for exploration. Tour a rugged desert with tall green cacti and limestone cliffs, snorkel the delicate reefs of Mangel Halto, browse the colorful Dutch shops of Oranjestad, and take a romantic sunset cruise complete with cocktails and live music.

Where to Stay
Just steps away from the ocean and located right on the shores of Aruba’s Palm Beach, Riu Palace Antillas is an all-inclusive resort with 24-hour room service, boasting everything you need for a perfect romantic retreat. You’ll be welcomed with a glass of cava before exploring all of the amenities offered. These include multiple pools, restaurants, and bars, an introductory scuba diving lesson, and free use of paddle surfing, snorkeling, and kayaking equipment.

If you’re ready for romance contact your GOGO-backed travel advisor to learn more.