Celebrate this season of love in one of the most beautiful places on earth - the US Virgin Islands.
An island chain in the Caribbean, the USVI is widely known as one of the top destinations for honeymooners in search of pristine white sand beaches, thriving coral reefs, and romance under the hot Caribbean sun.
The USVI consists of over 50 islands, but the main three that attract visitors are St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John. Here’s a quick guide to your perfect honeymoon in this stunning tropical paradise.
Things to Do
St. Thomas is home to the island chain’s international airport and serves as the gateway to the other two islands.
Here, you’ll be able to experience the beauty of the USVI with incredible beaches, snorkeling, historical sites, and shopping experiences galore. In fact, St. Thomas is called the duty-free shopping capital of the world.
While you’re exploring the island with your partner, there are a few stops you won’t want to miss.
Make sure to spend some time shopping and learning about the history of the islands in the capital city of Charlotte Amalie. Here you’ll find historical sites like Fort Christian which is the oldest standing structure in USVI, Blackbeard’s castle, and the childhood home of French painter Camille Pissarro.
St. Thomas is also known for its stunning beaches including Smith Bay Beach Park and Eco Reserve as well as Sapphire beach which is aptly named for its strikingly blue waters.
Sapphire beach is one of the best snorkeling spots on the island and you can also rent kayaks to explore this natural paradise full of turtles and other marine wildlife. Be sure to head down to the coral reef at Pettyklip Point!
One last beach you absolutely cannot skip is Magen’s Bay Beach. This romantic stretch of sand is tucked away in a cove with calm turquoise waters, perfect for a relaxing day of swimming. On your way from the capital city, make a stop at Drake’s Seat for a view of the entire island from above.
Where to Stay
St. Thomas has so many romantic resorts perfect for the honeymoon of your dreams. Our favorite? The Ritz-Carlton.
There are few St Thomas resorts that have perfected the luxurious honeymoon experience like the Ritz-Carlton. This stunning property sits atop the Great Bay, offering stunning views in every direction.
And after a $100 million renovation, you’ll enjoy 4 restaurants onsite, an award-winning spa, and a luxury catamaran available for sunset cruises and snorkeling tours.
Things to Do
St. John offers a more laid-back atmosphere with secluded beaches and stunning natural beauty. Two-thirds of this unspoiled paradise is designated as a national park. If hiking sounds like the perfect addition to your relaxing honeymoon, St. John is definitely the island for you.
The island is covered in meandering hiking trails leading to some of the most picturesque beaches and coves that you’ll most likely have to yourself due to the lack of crowds on the island.
And we aren’t the only ones who think St. John is the perfect honeymoon destination. There’s actually a hiking trail leading to an incredible beach aptly named “honeymoon beach” where you can spend the day swimming, snorkeling the two reefs that sandwich this stretch of sand, and spending time with your partner soaking up the Caribbean sun.
St. John is also home to the world-famous Trunk Bay. This beach was voted one of the top 10 beaches in the world by Conde Naste Traveler Magazine and with good reason.
The soft sugary sand and vibrant hues of blue set the stage for an incredible underwater world. Here at Trunk Bay, you’ll have the chance to experience the self-guided underwater snorkeling trail. You’ll find information spotted throughout the reef detailing what wildlife and coral formations you’re seeing as you snorkel along the trail.
If you’re a nature lover through and through, St. John is the perfect honeymoon destination for you and your partner to celebrate your honeymoon.
Where to Stay
St. John is home to Gallows Point Resort, a stunning property located above Cruz Bay, offering sweeping views of the water below. This resort provides an intimate setting with only 60 rooms and elegant dining options at their onsite restaurant that sources ingredients locally to create delicious takes on Caribbean cuisine.
Things to Do
St. Croix is a lover’s paradise. On USVI’s largest island, you’ll encounter picture-perfect beaches, lush rainforest, and romance around every corner. Head just offshore to Buck Island to discover an underwater world full of turtles and other aquatic life.
Or explore the history of USVI in the old towns of Christiansted and Frederiksted where you’ll explore 18th-century Danish architecture and taste some of the freshest Caribbean cuisine on the island. And if you’re looking to buy some jewelry to commemorate your trip to the islands, these historic towns are the perfect place to find the perfect
For another fun day adventure, head over to Rainbow Beach which is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful beaches on earth. And for a laid-back lunch, Rhythms at Rainbow Beach won’t disappoint.
And if sipping the local libations sounds like the perfect way to spend an afternoon on your honeymoon, the Captain Morgan and Cruzan Rum distilleries will welcome you with open arms. This is your chance to drink
For our loved-up couples that will be honeymooning in the month of April, you’ll get to experience the biggest food celebration the island sees- the St. Croix Food and Wine Experience.
St. Croix has so much to offer, it’s too much to include in just one blog post. Be sure to check back often because we’ll be covering this island in more detail in the future.
Where to Stay
When you visit this exquisite island, we recommend staying at the Buccaneer Beach and Golf Resort. This hotel is the first hotel in St. Croix to be built and operated by a family from the islands and it’s widely considered one of the most iconic and luxurious resorts in the USVI.
And this hotel makes it easy to enjoy the honeymoon of your dreams by offering a wedding registry directly through the property. Your wedding guests will be able to contribute money toward romantic dining experiences, excursions, spa treatments, and many other high-end experiences through the hotel as your wedding gift.
The USVI is the ideal location for a loved-up honeymoon. The beaches are unforgettable, the cuisine is exquisite, and romance is in the air.
If you’re interested in visiting the islands on a dreamy honeymoon vacation, contact us today so we can help you put together the perfect honeymoon experience.
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