After the wedding, there is another moment that fills two people who have joined their lives with illusion: the first trip as spouses. Choosing a site can be challenging, but it’s well known that powdery sand beaches, clear skies and turquoise-hued seas never disappoint. For this reason, I chose four Caribbean destinations that I have explored and in which there are plenty of romantic experiences.

The bay that shines in Puerto Rico

The itinerary around the Caribbean island begins with a stay in Isla Verde, one of the most exclusive areas of the Puerto Rican capital, where resorts such as the Fairmont El San Juan Hotel, awarded the AAA Four Diamond rating, thanks to its high standards, are located. of hospitality and service. Its villas facing the sea, huge pools and spa have all the necessary comforts for a couple.

To embark on this romantic adventure, touring Old San Juan and getting lost among its streets guarded by colorful facades is a great starting point. Of its pedestrian routes, the castle of San Felipe del Morro stands out, a 16th-century fort facing the sea from which sunsets worthy of setting a memory for a lifetime can be appreciated. At night, taking a salsa course with professional instructors is a must; the service is given by the agency Across Caribe and takes place in a public park.

Just over an hour from the capital is Fajardo, a region with docks and ports such as Puerto Chico. On this site, Kayaking Puerto Rico rents mini boats to discover Cayo Icacos and Palominitos Island. In these speedboats, which fit two people, you will feel pure adrenaline as you ride the waves that surround these paradises of crystal clear water. My greatest astonishment was Palominitos, a sandbank where a sequence from the Pirates of the Caribbean saga was filmed.

The highlight of this trip is Mosquito Bay, located on the south coast of the Island of Vieques and known for being the brightest bioluminescent bay in the world. In its shallow waters you can see this natural phenomenon in which small organisms called dinoflagellates emit a flashing blue light when activated by movement. The excursion is organized by Fun Brothers Hut and the tour is in kayaks, which makes it even more exciting. The moment is full of magic because it seems that the stars come down to cover the water.

Heaven on earth in Cozumel

This is how I imagine two lovers in Cozumel: relaxing on its virgin beaches, contemplating pink sunsets and exploring the crystalline sea. This Mexican Caribbean island is positioned as one of the best places to practice diving because the Mesoamerican Reef System (SAM) extends into its waters, the second largest on the planet and one of the most beautiful due to its ecosystem. In its depths sunken ships, tunnels and limestone caves are also visible. To take a diving course, PADI offers excursions under the sea with experienced instructors.

The accommodation offer in Cozumel is vast, but I think the Hotel B Unique is an excellent option: it is focused on adults, it is conceptual and sophisticated. It has contemporary designed rooms, an infinity pool and flown hammocks with a frontal view of the sea. On certain dates they organize wellness activities such as yoga or ecstatic dance, a practice that has dance and music as its common thread.

There are a wide variety of water and adventure activities to do, but my choice for couples is El Cielo, a marine corner and nature reserve that owes its name to the starfish that are visible a few meters away; snorkeling in this place is magical. Renting a boat with a transparent bottom in Cozumel is also a delight, since they are boats made of acrylic through which you can admire the seabed while you navigate. The ideal is to hire private tours with agencies such as Place Travel or La Guia de un Viajero.

To continue exploring the surroundings of this destination, you have to board a ferry that leaves the island and arrives at the Playa del Carmen pier to move around the Riviera Maya. Archaeological zones such as Coba or Tulum, cenotes, underground rivers and hidden lagoons such as Kaan Luum, will give added value to this special and significant trip.

Massage for two under the moon in the Dominican Republic

Having a honeymoon in this Caribbean country located in the Greater Antilles archipelago is filling you with energy and good vibes due to the charisma of the Dominicans. I recommend staying one night in Santo Domingo, known for being the oldest city in the New World. The cozy Billini hotel is a good choice as it is a 17th century colonial mansion located in the heart of the historic quarter.

To continue the route and relax on some of the most enchanting beaches in the Caribbean, Punta Cana is an earthly paradise. This destination embraced by palm trees, dreamy sunrises and a shallow sea is famous for its indisputable natural beauty. The exclusive Tortuga Bay complex, designed by famed designer Oscar de la Renta, has luxurious villas with access to a private beach. To pamper yourself (relax, pamper yourself, pamper yourself), the Natural Center spa created the concept of massages for couples under the moonlight, amid torches and a romantic atmosphere.

To end the trip include Isla Saona, located in the southeast of the country. This place is a real moving postcard due to its exuberant vegetation, coral reefs and starfish, among other marine wonders. To get there it is possible to leave Punta Cana in a private or group boat doing a full day excursion with Dominican Excursions D&V SRL.

The cave of flowers in Barbados

In the Lesser Antilles there is an oasis of orange sunsets, delicious rum and a good atmosphere: Barbados. This coral key is surrounded by more than 80 beaches located both on the Caribbean side and the Atlantic Ocean, which makes it a destination with contrasting seas. To enjoy calm waters and total peace, my suggestion is to stay on the Caribbean side at Sandals Royal Barbados, an all-inclusive resort with a lagoon-style pool and great dining options.

This island has on its coast of more than 100 kilometers, virgin beaches and white sand. If you are a couple with an affinity for extreme sports, you will like Bathsheba, a fishing village with beaches with strong waves, the Forest of Flowers and in its surroundings a dense tropical jungle. Add to the itinerary beaches with calm waters such as: Pirate’s Cove, Crane Beach, Bottom Bay, Miami and Millins Beach.

The rum from this paradise is known for its smooth flavor and for being one of the richest in the world, since it has been perfected for 350 years. Reason enough to visit factories like The Foursquare Rum Factory or Mount Gay Rum, and take tours to learn about the production process of this drink.

To add some adrenaline to the trip, escape to Animal Flower Cave, my favorite place in Barbados. This creation of nature is a cave that was a coral reef and that due to the waves formed natural pools. The reason for its name is that worms inhabit its waters that look like a flower that opens and closes continuously. If the tide is not strong, travelers are allowed to take a dip; It is very fun to play with the waves that enter through its rocky windows. The photos captured in this place are unique.

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