The Top 5 Honeymoon Destinations

Whilst you can't travel right now, we know that many of you will be planning your honeymoon for 2021 & 2022 - and making sure it's the honeymoon of a lifetime has never been more important.

For nearly 40 years, we have been helping couples in love plan their perfect honeymoon in the Caribbean, the home of unrivalled natural beauty and excellent weather, as well as Sandals Resorts, the Luxury Included® resorts designed exclusively for couples in love. With 15 resorts to choose from, each with its own unique appeal, it can be difficult to know which one is right for your honeymoon, which is why we’ve put together a list of our top 5 Caribbean honeymoon destinations for whatever kind of honeymoon you’re after...

Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa, Antigua

Voted the Caribbean’s most romantic resort time and time again, it’s unsurprising that Sandals Grande Antigua proves particularly popular with honeymooners. With a seemingly endless stretch of pristine white sand and some of the calmest turquoise waters you’ll ever come across, there’s no better place for a romantic sunset beach stroll than here. The beach isn’t all that this resort has to offer however, with 11 5-Star Global Gourmet™ dining options, 7 bars stocked with premium liquors, the largest zero-entry pool in the Eastern Caribbean, and all of our other standard luxury inclusions ensuring your honeymoon is perfect. Make your honeymoon extra special and opt for a stay in one of the Mediterranean One Bedroom Butler Villas with Private Pool Sanctuary or a Caribbean Honeymoon Butler Rondoval with Private Pool Sanctuary, these secluded suites ensure you'll enjoy the romantic Caribbean honeymoon you’ve always dreamed of.

Best for: A Romantic Escape

Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort & Private Island, Jamaica

Royal by name, royal by nature, if you want a honeymoon fit for a king and queen, Sandals Royal Caribbean in Jamaica should be your top choice. This resort was voted Jamaica’s leading resort in the 2019 World Travel Awards and it’s not hard to see why. Boasting a private offshore island and some of the most luxurious accommodation found in the Sandals portfolio, the coveted Over-the-Water Villas complete with private pool and other indulgent amenities, this resort is perfect for honeymooners who want the upmost in luxury.  In addition to the standout accommodation and private island, the resort also offers 8 gourmet restaurants, 5 bars, and exchange privileges with nearby Sandals Montego Bay, giving you even more ways to enjoy your Sandals honeymoon.

Best for: The Ultimate Luxury Experience

Sandals Royal Barbados, Barbados

For the couple who want plenty of choice on their honeymoon, Sandals Royal Barbados is the perfect resort. While you’ll still find an idyllic beach for the quintessential Caribbean honeymoon experience, Sandals Royal Barbados has so much more to offer. Featuring a number of Sandals firsts, including the first rooftop pool and bar, first bowling alley, first craft beer bar, and first donut shop, Sandals Royal Barbados is great for the couple that wants each day of their honeymoon to offer something different. Plenty of land and water sports, plus a multitude of restaurant and bar options ensure your honeymoon will have the variety you love. An all-suite resort, you’ll also be spoilt for choice by the high standard of accommodation on offer, our favourite pick for honeymooners being the Beachfront One Bedroom Skypool Butler Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub.

Best for: Couples Who Can’t Sit Still

Sandals Halcyon Beach, Saint Lucia

As wonderful as weddings are, the planning process can be busy and stressful, meaning for some couples the honeymoon is a much needed time to relax and unwind together. Couples seeking some peace and quiet amongst beautiful surroundings should consider Sandals Halcyon Beach, the Saint Lucian Resort that is ideal for kicking back and chilling out after the busy weeks leading up to your big day. A serene tropical paradise, expect to find lush gardens, tranquil pools, and a picturesque beach waiting for you here. Recent renovations have also seen sleek and stylish suites introduced, perfect for honeymooners seeking both privacy and luxury, our top recommendation for newlyweds being the Beachfront Honeymoon Butler Room with Private Pool Sanctuary. What’s more, exchange privileges are offered with nearby resorts Sandals Grande St Lucian and Sandals Regency La Toc, meaning you can take advantage of all the great facilities offered at these resorts too.

Best for: Peace and Quiet

Sandals Emerald Bay Golf, Tennis & Spa Resort, Bahamas

Those seeking a secluded Caribbean honeymoon, look no further. Found on Great Exuma in the Bahamas, Sandals Emerald Bay offers a remote honeymoon for couples who want to steal away from the world together. The softest white sand and crystal clear waters are perfect for whiling away days in the Caribbean sunshine, and come sundown are the perfect spot to enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner for two. While the location might have you feeling like a castaway, the luxury facilities will ensure your experience couldn’t be more different – think 11 world-class restaurants, 3 swimming pools, and access to an 18-hole Championship golf course included in your stay*.  Those who want to add a touch of adventure to their honeymoon should book onto the Swimming Pigs Island Routes excursion and make your honeymoon even more memorable by ticking off a bucket list activity.

Best for: The Desert Island Experience

Of course, you’re not limited to picking just one resort, with Caribbean island hopping honeymoons proving popular with many newlyweds. Start your honeymoon on one island and after a few days, change things up and head on to another resort for two holidays rolled into one. For more information on our honeymoon destinations explore the honeymoon section on our website, and to book your stay click here.

*Golf inclusions vary based on length of stay and room category booked. Golf carts are mandatory and at additional cost.

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