By: Greg Mattson, ERV Editor - Updated Oct 15, 2018
Dreaming of a Caribbean vacation or last-minute beach getaway? Here's just a few of the most romantic destinations and resorts in the Caribbean for couples holidays and honeymoons.
The Best Time to Travel to the Dominican Republic: the “DR” gets warm weather (28 to 32 C) all year-round. Summer sees more rain (May can be quite wet) and the hurricane season runs June to the end of October. So early December and the months from mid-January to April are perhaps the best time of the year for a romantic holiday.
Excellence Punta Cana Resort & Spa – a very romantic adults-only Dominican Republic resort. Luxury rooms come with four post canopy beds and a private balcony. Resort has 7 restaurants, 5 bars and would appeal to both active couples as well as honeymooners who may want to just relax peacefully by the pool. 2016 ERV Rating* for Romantic Dominican Republic Resorts: 87% - Very Good.
Iberostar Costa Dorada - a top Puerto Plata Resort that's loved by couples. Located on the beach of Costa Dorada, one of the most romantic places on the Dominican Republic North Coast. Resort has luxury ocean view suites, boutique shops and on-site wedding experts. 2016 ERV Rating* for Romantic D.R. Resorts: 88% - Very Good.
Best Time to Travel to Barbados - March to June is a great time for a getaway or honeymoon. Hurricane season: Aug through November.
Best Romantic Beaches in Barbados - secluded Bottom Bay Beach on the SE coast is a romantic place. Crane Beach's pink sand, calm waters and fantastic sunsets make it a great place to propose.
The Crane Residential Resort - an historic hotel with gorgeous rooms and a spectacular setting on a bluff 60 ft above one of the most dazzling strips of pink sand anywhere. The views, dining, sunsets and private plunge pools are unbelievable. 2016 ERV Rating* for Romantic Resorts in Barbados: 84% - Very Good.
Sandy Lane Hotel - for sheer opulence, it's hard to top the Sandy Lane, one of the finest luxury spa resorts in Barbados, with a fully-equipped heath spa, white sand beach, fine dining, shopping, recreation and luxury amenities galore. 2016 ERV Rating* for Romantic Hotels in Barbados: 90% - Excellent.
We took a non-scientific polling recently of 6 online sites, including Islands.com, Travel and Leisure.com, USA Today.com and the Telegraph.co.uk to find out which Caribbean Islands are rated the most romantic destinations to vacation in. Here are the results:
1. St. Lucia
3. Vieques, Puerto Rico
4. St. Barts
Best Time to Visit the Bahamas - summer time brings slightly warmer and wetter weather, with hurricane season from July to October. Overall, November to April seems to be one of the best times to travel to the Bahamas.
Pink Sands Beach (Harbour Island) - perhaps the best beach in the Bahamas, and one of the top Caribbean beaches. Wide with beautiful pink "seaweedless" sand, and perfect for swimming in the warm, coral protected calm waters. Relaxing, romantic and rarely crowded.
Cable Beach (New Providence Island) - not really one beach, but a stretch of resort-lined oceanfront west of Nassau. A rather exciting combination of sand, resorts, places to eat, Calypso music, dinner cruises, and other activities on land and water. A nice balance to the more secluded Bahamas beaches.
Where Exactly is Tobago? Tobago is 1/2 of the islands of Trinidad & Tobago, and is located deep in the Southern Caribbean just off the north coast of South America. Being located this far south keeps it away from the path of most hurricanes that affect other Caribbean islands.
Best Time to Travel to Tobago: The months from November to May offer an ideal time to travel to Tobago.
The Coco Reef Resort & Spa - offers special packages for an all-inclusive holiday in Tobago. Suites and luxury vacation villas in this romantic Tobago resort enjoy ocean views and private sun decks. The resort is close to shopping and dining in Crown Point. They offer 5 day/4 night honeymoon packages in Tobago which includes daily breakfast and candlelight dinner, massage treatment, jeep hire, plus deluxe ocean view accommodation in one of the most exquisite honeymoon suites in Tobago. 2016 ERV Rating* for Romantic Tobago Resorts: 75% - Very Good.
Plantation Beach Villas - a romantic beachfront rental in Tobago, situated in Secluded Bay. These fully equipped self-catering gingerbread-style beach houses are ideal for a wedding & honeymoon in Tobago. 2016 ERV Rating* for Romantic Tobago Vacation Rentals: 91% - Excellent.
Where are the Turks and Caicos? They're located in the West Indies east of Cuba and southeast of the Bahamas. There's two groupings of islands, the larger Caicos group and the smaller Turks. Providenciales and Grand Turk along with 6 others are the main islands in the group.
Ocean Club West - a good affordable choice for your vacation or honeymoon in the Turks and Caicos. You can dine on site or walk to restaurants, shops and the Graceway Gourmet grocery store. The resort has bikes, kayaks and snorkeling gear available, and they can even arrange a private boat ride to a romantic deserted island! 2016 ERV Rating* for Romantic Turks & Caicos Resorts: 90% - Excellent.
Seven Stars Resort - sparkling clean quiet & relaxing, and voted best resort and most romantic hotel in the Turks and Caicos. Full kitchens and little in-room extras like Nespresso machines, plush robes and iPod docking stations. Oceanfront rooms with views include four-poster beds and soaker tubs. And twice a week, they light up a romantic evening beach bonfire. 2016 ERV Rating* for Turks & Caicos Honeymoon Resorts: 95% - Excellent.
*ERV Rating: our unique, non-scientific rating formula for romantic hotels which includes: