For many, planning honeymoons in the Caribbean is an experience fraught with worrying about massive crowds ruining the mood. If this is a big concern for you, these off the beaten path destinations are well worth taking a look at…
1) Turks and Caicos
Though they are geographically part of the Bahamian island chain, the Turks and Caicos relative isolation from the more populated islands to the north have meant these tiny isles have largely evaded detection by the global travel industry.
Most honeymooners that come here elect to get a villa or holiday condo on the main island of Providenciales, though there are some alluring options on Grand Turk for those willing to forgo a few amenities that the former island only has.
The beaches and the color of the water are what makes this place as special as it is, so you’ll likely spend a lot of time at the beach, but do slip into the water at some some point, as the snorkeling is excellent right off the shore in many parts of the Turks and Caicos.
Passed over by mass developers due to the fact that its beaches lack the perfect white hue that many of its nearby competitors take for granted, Dominica is the perfect place for the active couple, as its abundant natural assets within its boundaries jive well with people that like outdoor pursuits.
Numerous villa, resorts and hotels can be found outside the main towns in stunning settings, and from these places, you can go on day trips that will take you to places like Champagne, where gases from volcanic vents create the feeling of being in a glass of the bubbly stuff when snorkeling.
Other popular activities include visits to Screw’s Spa, a hot springs resort well-loved by locals and travelers alike, or if you’re really feeling your oats, you can hike to the Boiling Lake, which is a volcanically heated body of water that is an eight hour round trip trek.
3) Corn Islands
Well hidden within the Caribbean Sea due to its close proximity to Nicaragua and its relatively difficult access (either a flight you have to book well in advance, or a 24 hour bus, river boat, and cargo ship adventure), the Corn Islands are the final outpost for what many hold up as the true Caribbean experience.
While there are tourist facilities here, they pale in comparison to what can be found elsewhere in the Caribbean, but with envy inducing sights that are common in this part of the world being present in abundance here as well, it is an easy sacrifice to make.
Resorts like Yemaya on the eastern shore of Little Corn Island are highly recommended for honeymooning couples, but even here, the slow pace of life will dictate your trip, so embrace it and enjoy an experience that will change your life forever.