c uba’s photogenic beauty can be as conventional and pamphlet-perfect as coral reefs, knockout beaches and limestone cliffs, or as offbeat and gallery-permissible as verdant tobacco fields, retro Chevy’s, and gaudy, polychromatic murals. Dip your freckled toes in both worlds, indulging in the conveyor-belted cocktails of resort-life, and the fearless pretty of a country so well-endowed with radical culture.
s t. Vincent and the Grenadines, historically scandalous and presently alluring, is exoticism at its most welcoming. With outstretched arms, this archipelago of Caribbean pedigree invites you to follow its cobblestone roads of hubbub and heatwaves down to whichever sanguine, unruffled island suits you comfy, cloistered needs. Long walks on a moonlit beach isn’t just the stuff of deliriously hope
l ovingly smitten with the Brit way of life, Bermuda is a sun ‘n’ seascape of cabana shorts, high tea, and croquet in the afternoon. Demure, tranquil, elegant, and sun-drenched - writer Mark Twain once said he would take Bermuda over heaven any day. Between shoreline horseback rides at dawn and midnight trysts at local moon gates, Bermuda sweeps even the most urban of babes off her feet. Between private beach dinners and cab
r enowned for its swim-up bars, flamingoes, calamari samplers, and on-call wedding planners, this republic of love goes beyond the call of party-central duty thanks to its secluded string of deserted islands and calm, quaint seaside villages. Soothe any left-over stress from pre-aisle jitters with a body wrap of cane sugar and seaweed before dousing your skin in the juices of pineapple and coconut - this little gem of the Caribbean is all about basking and relaxing.
a Caribbean honeymoon is a no-brainer, but glam as the gleam on the emerald island is, Saint Lucia offers more than your everyday drink-frozen-cocktails-‘til-you-fall-asleep-in-the-sand R'n'R. But you’ll realize this is no run-of-the-mill paradise as soon as you spot the soaring, jewel-toned peaks of the Pitons, which surround the wild flora and fauna of the rainforest below. Saint Lucia is about as unspoiled by civilization as it gets, and it’s pristine peaks and valleys are ideal for those honeymooners seeking a best-of-both-worlds dichotomy: a lax atmosphere with plenty of adventure-ops.
g rab your shades, throw on your bikini and get ready for romance – you’re going to Jamaica, the laid-back, chill-out island paradise. Take a break from a long, tiresome day of sunbathing to explore the jungles and rainforests, or dance to the mellow reggae beats while sipping on Yellow Birds and Big Bamboos. Explore those beaches just out-of-reach, far out of prying eyes and steal a sloppy snog with your sweetheart. Port Anto
s t Barts offers the chance to rub sun-buffed elbows with the hippest of up-and-coming starlets as well as time-tested crowd favorites. Everyone from Mariah Carey to Brad Pitt has holed up in this glossy, posh sanctuary for a perfect-ten concoction of sand, sea and out-of-this-world shopping. Only the littlest of aircrafts can maneuver its uber-short runways, so it calls for some sit-back-and-relaxing during a sweepingly dramatic landing and rockin’ rolla ferry ride. Once you’ve gathered your sea legs, you’ll find yourself immersed in paradise - ruled by unrivaled divas and seeped in silver screen seven star service, St. Ba
g listening atop the waves of the Caribbean and North Atlantic, sits the fantastical magical Antigua. Aside from its drop-dead gorgeous partner in crime, Barbuda, temperate Antigua takes sparkling seclusion to climactic new heights - a coconutty spot of sun-drenched picnics and pure unabashed pleasure. From exclusive sunset cruises to full-day charters sitting at the helm, Antigua boasts pitch-perfect beaches and all the watered-down fun that goes with it. C
w ithin the soothing, southeastern waters of the luscious Caribbean, you’ll find a necklace of islands affectionately deemed ‘The Spice Isle’ – a plush pendant that is Grenada Island, alongside the adjacent diamonds of Carriacou and Petit Martinique. A glisten of white sand, a glint of emerald and garnet forest, and the relaxed saunter of urban life, help to make this reclusive destination something to truly treasure always. With its subdued cityscape and lack of
w ith stretches of sand enviable of beaches around the world, Aruba – a Caribbean island located 15 miles north of Venezuela – is home to a hodgepodge of cordial locals and chummy travelers who’ve extended their trip just one more week (they swear). Dine fine, deep dive and drink in the island’s bold culture as you down bolder cocktails. Aruba’s so rich with history that it’s great to be a small slice of the story, and a Caribbean honeymoon is a great way to kick yours off with a little exoticism.