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Top 5 Reasons to Honeymoon in the Caribbean

Posted by Jeffra on Jul 25, 2012

Blog Post Sponsored By: Sandals Resorts

After months of experiencing the excitement, exhaustion, and stress that comes with planning a wedding, escape to the Caribbean – a perfect honeymoon location with none of the hassle and all the fun. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway or an action-packed adventure, the Caribbean has it all! Check out just a few reasons why the Caribbean is a great honeymoon spot:

1) Romance & Luxury
The Caribbean offers scenic settings highlighted by azure blue waters and white sandy beaches, creating an ambience that embodies true romance. Whether you and your loved one are strolling on the beach, watching the sunset or just relaxing under a canopy of stars sipping champagne, your experience in the Caribbean will be one of your fondest memories. Something as simple as dining under the moonlight or as extravagant as a candlelit private meal in a lavish suite gives you the chance to unwind from months of wedding planning stress.

2) Island Hopping
One of the greatest advantages of honeymooning in the Caribbean is the proximity and accessibility to many islands. Each island has its own personality, history and way of life that can be easily experienced with a quick boat ride or flight. Hike through tropical foliage in Jamaica, wonder at the stunning blue waters of the Bahamas, or experience the wonders of Mother Nature on more secluded islands such as Antigua and St. Lucia.

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Top Honeymoon Destinations in The Bahamas

Posted by Jeffra on Feb 28, 2012

When deciding on your honeymoon location, a lot of us just think that The Bahamas means Nassau/Paradise Island. But the 700 Islands Of The Bahamas are filled with world-class resorts, boutique hotels, and unique destinations.  Because there are so many places to choose from, we’ve narrowed down the most popular Bahamas honeymoon destinations to give you some insight into the endless options to fit your dream getaway as newlyweds.


The Exumas are an exotic collection of tiny jewels set in the most beautiful aquamarine and sapphire water you’ve ever imagined. Great Exuma Island, together with the Exuma Cays offer an amazing variety of honeymoon possibilities, from resorts and hotels with luxury amenities to hidden coves, you’ll feel as though you are newlyweds on your own private island.

Top Honeymoon Destinations: The Florida Keys

Posted by Jeffra on Jan 04, 2012

Guest Post By: Brandon, co-founder of Traveler’s Joy

Like a chain of pearls, the Florida Keys stretch 150 miles southwest from extreme southern Florida, separating the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean. Comprised of more than 400 islands, the Keys have attracted visitors for many decades, most notably writers, artists, fishermen, and free-spirited folks searching for perennial sunshine and peaceful waters.

Honeymooners are also taking notice of this beautiful and diverse region. With numerous outdoor activities (distinguished by a vibrant underwater ecosystem), a variety of resort offerings, and exciting sights and attractions, all in a tropical setting, newlyweds can experience the honeymoon of their dreams without ever leaving the country.

From Carnivals to Craft Beer in Key West

With its party atmosphere, laid-back vibe, and seemingly endless attractions, Key West is often the feature destination for newlyweds when visiting the Keys.

First, get your shopping fix along Duval and Greene Streets before making your way north towards Mallory Square. The popular waterfront area is one of the city’s main focal points and a top spot for people watching. Be sure to go a few hours before sunset (however, beware when cruise ships are in port) and take in the carnival-like atmosphere, complete with street performers, live music, local crafts, and fresh food.

Top Honeymoon Destinations: St. John

Posted by Jeffra on Oct 12, 2011

Guest Post By: Brandon, co-founder of Traveler’s Joy

Whether you’re seeking unique adventure activities or relaxing days under a swaying palm tree, St. John of the U.S. Virgin Islands offers a little bit of everything for honeymooners.

For outdoor enthusiasts, the options are practically endless. The island features an expansive national park, spectacular beaches, and terrific water sport opportunities. For couples looking for some much-needed rest and relaxation, consider going for the unparalleled shopping, historical sites, charming towns, and impressive resort offerings.

But no matter what, with a relaxed ambiance, gorgeous surroundings, and accommodating residents, this one-of-a-kind Caribbean destination will prove to be the perfect place for newlyweds to spend their first days together as a married couple.

Virgin Island National Park

This expansive national park, which covers nearly two-thirds of the island, features a slew of terrific hiking opportunities (whether solo or through guided treks). While options certainly exist for avid hikers, there are also plenty of offerings for casual trekkers.

First, hit the Reef Bay Trail, a three-mile-long path that heads downhill to a sandy beach. Highlights include the ruins of a sugar factory, plus ancient petroglyphs. Treks to the trail often depart from the visitors’ center in Cruz Bay and include a boat ride back to your starting point.

Meanwhile, other highly recommended scenic hikes include the Annaberg Plantation Path, Ram’s Head Trail, and Salt Pond Trail.