Tourism is big business in the Caribbean, and many resorts are specifically designed to provide romantic getaways. Usually located along a beach and offering plenty of privacy, these resorts have packages for couples, and many even help guests get married. They also have amenities couples will enjoy such as hot tubs and private dining.
A private estate with 600 acres of tropical forest, the Anse Chastanet resort in St. Lucia is surrounded by mountains that stretch down to a beach that has coral reefs located just offshore. Recognized by Frommer's and World Travel Guide as one of the top romantic resorts in the Caribbean, Anse Chastenet has 49 individually designed rooms, including 37 on a hillside and another 12 at beach level. All the rooms have amenities such as clay or hardwood floors, large windows, ceiling fans, balconies and large private patios that are covered. In addition to its beaches, other features on the property include 12 miles of walking trails, three restaurants, two bars, two beach side boutiques, a spa, an art gallery and a library. The resort also arranges and performs marriage ceremonies.
Anse Chastanet P.O. Box 7000 Soufriere, St. Lucia 800-223-1108 ansechastanet.com
Situated along a beach on Maundays Bay in Anguilla, Cap Juluca has received numerous awards as a romantic resort, including "Wedding Destination of the Year" by the NBC "Today Show." The romantic getaway package at this luxury resort offers guests the option of having private dinners served on a beach or in private pool villas. Many in-room dining packages are also available. A couples massage and aromatherapy can be ordered in your room. Each room has its own ocean-view terrace as well as cable TV, a Bose wave music system, wireless Internet, a stocked mini-bar, plush bathrobes, air conditioning, marble bathrooms and showers, private pools and large hot tubs for two. The resort has three restaurants and serves breakfast each day on your private terrace. It also has two cocktail lounges, a fitness room and a championship-caliber golf course, which is the only one in Anguilla. The beach has lounge chairs and cabanas.
Cap Juluca Maundays Bay AI-2640 British West Indies, Anguilla 264-497-6666 capjuluca.com
Four Seasons Resort Nevis
Four Seasons Resort Nevis in the West Indies has also been cited by Frommer's and World Travel Guide as among the top romantic resorts in the Caribbean. Located in a grove of palms next to beaches, Four Seasons offers luxurious lodging and a four-day wedding package in which guests can opt to get married in a church or on the beach. The rooms come with marble baths and mahogany furniture. A feature at the resort is its spa, which has 12 treatment rooms and a pool with a waterfall. A golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones II is also on the property along with four restaurants, and two cocktail lounges. In-room dining is also available. Although it was closed in the spring of 2010 following a hurricane, the resort plans to reopen later in the year.
Four Seasons Resort Nevis P.O. Box 565 Pinney's Beach, Charlestown, Nevis West Indies 869-469-1111 fourseasons.com