Considering your honeymoon plans and just don’t want to go to Mexico? Maybe you’ve been to Mexico so many times you are looking for an alternative. We personally love it there but totally understand that a honeymoon should be unique and special.
So where is the best destination for an all inclusive honeymoon that is not in Mexico? We’ve traveled the Caribbean and other areas extensively and have our Top 5 All Inclusive Honeymoon Locations Not In Cancun!
This Southern Caribbean gem is home to a multitude of all inclusive resorts that cater to honeymooners. It’s important to note that some resorts there are couples-only but others will have an influx of children during peak family travel periods. Our travel agents will assist you with all of the nuances of your particular travel dates.
On Saint Lucia, Sandals Resorts (couples-only) continues to lead the way in all inclusive honeymoons. With three resorts located within a short driving distance of each other, the Sandals Halcyon, Sandals Regency La Toc and Sandals Grande St Lucian combination is hard to beat! And Sandals includes full exchange privileges with all three. Every Sandals has unique features that will compel you to take advantage of this inclusion. There are a total of 27 restaurants between the resorts. And all are included! Golf, scuba diving, snorkeling, stand-up paddle boards, Hobie cats, kayaking, windsurfing and more are included. Sandals have one of the most inclusive vacations in the Caribbean. Sandals packages do come at a premium but the sheer amount of activities and food and beverage options make it work the splurge!
The Royalton St Lucia (for everyone) and Hideaway at Royalton (adults-only section) are a more economical option but still offer a fully inclusive program. We recommend the Hideaway for honeymoon couples. You will still be able to enjoy the facilities of the Royalton but stay in a haven for adults-only at Hideaway.
There are some really awesome boutique options on St Lucia. Starting at the top (no pun intended) is the Jade Mountain Resort. This luxury enclave is layered on top of the mountain overlooking the world-famous Pitons of St Lucia! It’s a mini-version of Hawaii just outside of your open-air luxury suites with infinity pools and spectacular views. They feature an all inclusive option at Jade Mountain that encompasses high-end cuisine, fine beverages and high-end service. This all comes with a hefty price tag but our clients are always blown away by the experience! This will be a honeymoon that’s definitely Instagram-worthy!
Yes, Costa Rica! It’s not your typical beach honeymoon, but yes, they do have all inclusive options at the beach as well as more eco-centric getaways.
Costa Rica is renowned for its pristine coastline, boasting some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. From Manuel Antonio and Tamarindo to Montezuma and Papagayo, each beach offers its own unique charm and opportunities for romance. One thing to note: The sand on the Pacific side tends to be a darker color and the Pacific itself is not comparable to the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean.
This destination is home to an array of luxurious resorts and intimate boutique hotels, perfect for honeymooners seeking a serene and pampering escape. Nestled within lush rainforests or perched on clifftops with panoramic ocean views, these accommodations are designed to provide the utmost comfort and privacy. The three main areas for resorts are the Arenal Volcano Region, the Guanacaste Beach area and the Manuel Antonio National Park region near Quepos. You can immerse yourself in luxurious amenities, including private plunge pools, romantic candlelit dinners, and couples spa treatments, ensuring an indulgent and romantic getaway. Our agents will match the perfect resort to your personality.
Costa Rica is a nature lover’s paradise, brimming with breathtaking landscapes and an incredible array of wildlife. Embark on a romantic hike through the lush rainforests, where you’ll discover cascading waterfalls, vibrant orchids, and colorful birds. Explore the mystical cloud forests of Monteverde and don’t miss the chance to witness the mesmerizing sight of sea turtles nesting on the beaches of Tortuguero National Park, a truly unforgettable experience.
For couples seeking an adrenaline rush, Costa Rica offers an array of exhilarating adventures. Brace yourselves for a thrilling zip line ride through the canopy, where you’ll feel like you’re flying amidst the lush greenery. Feel the rush as you go white-water rafting down raging rivers or rappel down towering waterfalls. For a more relaxed adventure, explore the enchanting world beneath the surface while snorkeling or scuba diving, discovering vibrant coral reefs and colorful marine life together.
Costa Rica’s rich culture and warm hospitality will captivate you during your honeymoon. Immerse yourselves in the vibrant local culture by visiting traditional markets, where you can sample delicious tropical fruits and experience the lively atmosphere. Indulge in the country’s world-renowned coffee culture, visiting coffee plantations and savoring the aroma of freshly brewed beans. Delight in the flavors of traditional cuisine, such as mouthwatering ceviche or savory gallo pinto, while toasting to your love with a refreshing guaro cocktail.
Jamaica is home to over 20 adult or couples-only all inclusive resorts and has been a favorite of honeymoon couples for decades! Sandals Resorts features 7 unique all inclusive hotels spread from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios to Negril and over to the undeveloped South Coast of Jamaica. Couples Resorts, a rival to Sandals, features four uniquely-Jamaican properties with 2 resorts in Negril and 2 in Ocho Rios. With inclusions that rival Sandals, the Couples family of resorts is typically the better deal when comparing packages. Our travel agents have stayed at both Couples and Sandals and can create a tailor-made package for the two of you! We’ll match your personality with the resort that is the best fit.
Here are some top picks for your Jamaica honeymoon!
Couples Sans Souci, Ocho Rios: Set on 35 acres of lush gardens and stunning cliffs, Couples Sans Souci is a luxurious and all-inclusive resort that offers a serene and romantic escape. Enjoy breathtaking ocean views from your private balcony, indulge in gourmet dining experiences, and pamper yourselves with spa treatments overlooking the Caribbean Sea. With its secluded beaches, sparkling pools, and numerous activities, Couples Sans Souci sets the stage for an unforgettable couples’ retreat.
Couples Swept Away, Negril: Nestled on the famous Seven Mile Beach, Couples Swept Away is a paradise for couples seeking a blend of relaxation and adventure. This all-inclusive resort features spacious suites, lush gardens, and an array of activities, from snorkeling and scuba diving to sunset cruises and tennis. Unwind at the spa or enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner on the beach, surrounded by the sounds of the ocean. The sun sets into the ocean every night on this west end section of white sand.
Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort and Private Island, Montego Bay: Sandals Royal Caribbean is a luxurious couples-only resort that exudes elegance and sophistication. Indulge in over-the-water bungalows or private villas with butler service and private pools. Explore the private offshore island, dine at gourmet restaurants, and enjoy unlimited land and water sports. With its impeccable service and stunning surroundings, Sandals Royal Caribbean promises an unforgettable romantic retreat just for two. Tip: The over-the-water bungalows sell out a year in advance so planning for 2025 honeymoons should start now!
Secrets St. James Montego Bay: As an adults-only, all-inclusive resort, Secrets St. James offers an intimate and luxurious experience for couples. Set on a private beach, this resort features elegantly appointed suites with whirlpool tubs, 24-hour room service, and stunning ocean views. Relax by the pool, enjoy top-notch dining options, or indulge in spa treatments. Secrets St. James is the perfect haven for couples seeking tranquility and romance. Guests staying at Secrets St James have full exchange privileges with the sister property, Secrets Wild Orchid.
Cap Cana, Dominican Republic
There is only one recommendation needed for Cap Cana! It’s the Secrets Cap Cana resort for adults-only, the #1 rated all inclusive in the region.
Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa is a luxurious and adults-only all-inclusive resort located in the stunning destination of Cap Cana, Dominican Republic. Here’s what you can expect from a honeymoon or romantic getaway at Secrets Cap Cana:
We think the beach and ocean at Secrets is unparalelled in the Dominican Republic!
Secrets Cap Cana offers a variety of spacious and beautifully appointed suites, designed with couples in mind. Whether you choose a Junior Suite or opt for an upgraded Preferred Club suite with additional perks, you’ll enjoy a private balcony or terrace, luxurious amenities, and breathtaking views of either the lush gardens or the turquoise Caribbean Sea. We definitely recommend going with the Preferred Club.
Prepare your taste buds for a culinary journey at Secrets Cap Cana. The resort boasts a selection of gourmet restaurants, each offering a unique and mouthwatering dining experience. From local Caribbean specialties to international cuisines, there’s something to satisfy every palate. Enjoy romantic dinners for two on the beach or savor delicious dishes at the à la carte restaurants without worrying about additional costs, as it’s all included in your stay.
As part of the Secrets Resorts & Spas, Secrets Cap Cana follows the Unlimited Luxury® concept. This means that you’ll have access to an array of upscale amenities and services without the need for reservations or wristbands. Enjoy 24-hour room service, top-shelf spirits at the bars, daily refreshed minibars, and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the resort. Relax by the pool or on the private beach and let the attentive staff cater to your every need.
At Secrets Cap Cana, there’s no shortage of activities to keep you entertained. Take a dip in the sparkling pools, soak in the whirlpool, or try your hand at various water sports such as snorkeling, kayaking, or paddleboarding. Stay active with fitness classes, tennis, or beach volleyball, or simply unwind at the world-class Secrets Spa by Pevonia®. In the evenings, enjoy live music, themed parties, and entertainment shows to add an extra dose of romance and fun to your stay.
Secrets Cap Cana is nestled within the stunning and exclusive community of Cap Cana, known for its breathtaking natural beauty. Take advantage of the resort’s location and explore the surrounding area. Discover the pristine beaches, go horseback riding along the shoreline, or embark on a romantic sunset cruise. Cap Cana is also home to world-class golf courses, including the famous Punta Espada Golf Club, perfect for couples who enjoy a round or two.
Antigua, home to 365 beaches, is a picturesque Caribbean island that offers an idyllic setting for a romantic honeymoon. With its crystal-clear turquoise waters, powdery white sand beaches, and luxurious resorts, Antigua is a dream destination for couples. Here are some of the top honeymoon resorts in Antigua and why we recommend them:
Hermitage Bay: Nestled on a secluded beach on Antigua’s western coast, Hermitage Bay offers the ultimate in privacy and romance. This boutique resort features luxurious, freestanding suites with private plunge pools and stunning ocean views. Enjoy gourmet dining with locally sourced ingredients, indulge in spa treatments, and unwind on the pristine beach. The serene ambiance and personalized service make Hermitage Bay an ideal choice for a honeymoon.
Cocobay Resort: Perched on a hillside overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, Cocobay Resort offers a romantic and tranquil escape for honeymooners. The resort features charming cottages with private balconies or verandas, providing breathtaking views. Relax by the infinity pool, savor delicious Caribbean cuisine, and enjoy the resort’s all-inclusive amenities. Cocobay Resort’s intimate atmosphere and stunning sunsets make it a favorite among couples. CocoBay is one of the most affordable all inclusives on the island of Antigua!
Sandals Grande Antigua: Sandals Grande Antigua is a luxurious, all-inclusive resort that caters exclusively to couples. Located on Dickenson Bay, one of the island’s most beautiful beaches, this resort offers a wide range of luxurious accommodations, from romantic beachfront suites to private villas with plunge pools. Enjoy unlimited gourmet dining, water sports, and entertainment options, all included in your stay. Sandals Grande Antigua ensures a memorable honeymoon experience with its world-class amenities and breathtaking setting. Sandals offers the most comprehensive all inclusive resort on Antigua!
As you can see, there are several options for your honeymoon that aren’t located in Mexico!
We highly recommend that you speak with one of our knowledgeable agents since we’ve been there and know these destinations! Our services are complimentary. We kindly ask that you make your reservation with our agency since that’s how we are compensated for our time.
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