The Caribbean occupies 750,000 square miles from the coast of Florida to the northern coast of Brazil. It’s known for crystal clear blue green waters, and clean white sandy beaches. There are literally hundreds of islands in the Caribbean for Newlyweds to choose for their honeymoon vacation, here is an introduction to some of the most popular choices couples make every year.
US Virgin Islands
If you’ve never traveled abroad the United States Virgin Islands are a great place to get your feet wet. The islands are a US protectorate, the currency is the US dollar and English is the most popular language and it’s spoken by nearly everyone you are likely to encounter. The islands are St. Thomas, St Croix, and St John. While they are all very close to one another they are each distinctly different. St Thomas is the largest island and is the capital. It has beautiful white beaches and pastel colored houses, it has a wonderful history for those who want to add a little history in their trip. St Croix is known for its pristine beaches and excellent snorkeling and scuba diving. St John is the smallest of the islands but offers lots of mountains, hiking and trails for those who are interested.
Aruba is one of the southernmost islands of the cost of Venezuela. It’s 80 miles wide, and was originally colonized by the Dutch. This island has one coast bordering directly on the Atlantic Ocean, with spectacular landscape formations and rocky cliffs. The opposite side faces Venezuela and has miles and miles of endless beaches with scuba diving, snorkeling, part boat cruises, Jet Ski, and catamaran rentals along with every other water activity you can imagine.
Made up of over 700 islands the Bahamas has been one of the most popular honeymoon destinations for decades. The Islands of Nassau or Freeport are less than 100 miles form the coast of Florida and have some of the most awe inspiring azure beach waters you are likely to see anywhere on the planet. Sometimes it’s hard to decide which is more breathtaking the beaches above the water or the abundant coral reefs below the surface.
If you are looking for more than just beautiful beaches Jamaica is a great spot. The island of Jamaica is well known for its cuisine, friendly and culturally diverse population and party filled night life complete with reggae music. The island also has lush rainforests and spectacular inland waterfalls that can take your breath away.