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Caribbean Destinations Made for A Romantic Getaway

Caribbean Destinations Made for A Romantic Getaway

Caribbean Destinations Made for A Romantic Getaway

Going away with a partner is very much a bonding experience and the planning should be just as stress-free as the actual vacation time. Luckily, just thinking about a possible Caribbean break for two will elicit feelings of elation and bliss.


This Dutch Caribbean island is perfect for couples who like to mix it up, offering the luxury, the natural and the historical. Make some memories and swim with flamingos on a neighboring private island, hike to the Arikok National Park to work up a sweat, and check out the range of museums on the island including one for archaeology and another for glass ceramics. Aruba has no shortage of good restaurants, too, with coconut shrimp and Jamaican jerk ribs at the popular outdoor dining spot, Smokey Joes and gourmet eating at 2 Fools And A Bull. Cozy couple’s resorts include the intimate MVC Eagle Beach hotel, or the eco-friendly Bucuti and Tara Beach Resort.


Honeymooners can watch the sun melt into the sparkling sea on a romantic catamaran tour, or take a walk on one of Barbados’s many breathtaking beaches. Cuisine is varied thanks to the fusion of African, Spanish and West Indian influences. Fish Pot, set within an 18th century fort and part of the Little Good Harbour Hotel, serves up delicious dishes and an unbeatable ambience in equal measure. For romantic accommodations, the five-star Fairmont Royal Pavilion has rooms in the style of a Barbadian home, and the larger Sandy Lane Hotel boasts a golf course and spa alongside its spectacular suites and ocean-front rooms.

Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Puerto Viejo is perfect for couples who want to explore somewhere off the beaten path. Blended with both Latin and Caribbean vibes, the bustling town boasts close proximity to spectacular waterfalls and rainforests plus, plenty of hedonistic activity. Banana Azulprovides on-the-beach villas with private pools. Arrange a water-rafting tour, jungle expedition or rainforest tour there or, with any of the operators in town and be sure to eat at El Refugio Grill, a small family-run Argentinian spot that proves popular with tourists and locals.


Grenada has idyllic sands, tropical trees laden with fruits, a dramatic coastline and the constant smell of nutmeg in the air — it’s a beautiful location in which to get amorous. Most accommodation options on Grenada offer low-key luxury, like Mount Cinnamon Resort which offers guests an on-site spa and sailing and watersports activities. Then there’s the low-rise, all-inclusive hotel Spice Island Beach Resort which unfurls along the sparkling waters and white sands of the islands’ best beach, Grand Anse. Don’t forget to also head to the picture-perfect Tobago Cays for some of the Caribbean’s best diving and indulge in candle-lit gourmet Caribbean food at The Beach Club and Rhodes Restaurant, Calabash.

Whether you’re after a romantic nature break on the lush and peaceful island of Grenada, an eclectic mix of urban life and jungle activity on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, or you’re in pursuit of utterly, unfettered elegance in a luxury resort in either Turks and Caicos or the Dominican Republic — a Caribbean getaway is guaranteed to be nothing short of spectacular wherever you go.

Don Fuchs February 18, 2019