Aerial view of Dorado Beach

10 Incredible Couples Resorts in the Caribbean to Escape to With Your S.O.

Whatever romance means for you (the next big adventure, say, for intrepid types, or simply posting up beachside and close to a bar), escaping to a resort made for couples in the Caribbean with your person is always a good idea. From Grenada to the Grenadines, these ten retreats are your one-way ticket to romance.

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Aerial view of Hotel Le Toiny
Pool at Hotel Le Toiny
Bedroom at Hotel Le Toiny

Hotel Le Toiny, St. Bart's

For a taste of European in the Caribbean, visit St. Barth’s—the island was given statehood by the Republique in 1946. Lots of très français touches await here, setting the stage for a romantic couples beach escape seeking a certain je ne sais quoi (okay, we’ll stop). On the island’s beautiful leeward side, Hotel Le Toiny has just 22 private suites, all with sweeping ocean views and private heated pools overlooking the cliffs. While it’s tempting to hole up for the bulk of your stay, make time to relax at the property’s spectacular beach club on Toiny Beach. Afterwards, retreat to the teak pool deck overlooking the beach, where you can toast to your love with flutes of champagne at the bungalow-style bar.

Bedroom at Sandals Grenada
Restaurant at Sandals Grenada
Pool at Sandals Grenada
Aerial view of the beach at Sandals Grenada

Sandals Grenada Resort and Spa

Home to so many crops of nutmeg, ginger, mace, and cinnamon that it's been nicknamed the "Spice Isle," Grenada is not your typical Caribbean island. In fact, there's hardly any hotel chains here at all, owing perhaps to Grenada's remote locale just north of Trinidad and Tobago—making it a natural playground for couples who like to mix adventure with relaxation. One that stands above them all is the all-inclusive, adults-only Sandals Grenada. Not only does the resort front Pink Gin Beach, it also ups the romance ante with Love Nest Suites, where you'll be treated to your own butler, 24-hour room service, stone soaking tubs, and private infinity plunge pools just steps from your bed.

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Sanctuary Cap Cana Honeymoon Suite
Sanctuary Cap Cana Royalty Villa Living Area
Sanctuary Cap Cana Lobby
Sanctuary Cap Cana Royalty Villa View

Sanctuary Cap Cana Resort & Spa, Dominica Republic

This grand Spanish Colonial–style resort in the Dominican Republic was never one to do anything on a small scale, and a recent $45 million renovation finally propelled it into the ranks of the Caribbean’s finest all-inclusive luxury resorts. (Not to mention its adults-only policy means you're far from the din of family groups that dominates much of Punta Cana’s mass resort scene.) For the ultimate in adulting decadence, book a treatment for two at the hotel’s spa, where the two of you can embark on a “hydrotherapy” journey that involves the new Zen Garden, shower paths, and therapeutic pools. For a romantic seafood dinner, Blue Marlin, set on stilts over the ocean, is the spot to try local specialities like Caribbean spiny lobster and snapper.

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Mandarin Oriental Canouan beachfront bedroom
Mandarin Oriental Canouan living room
Mandarin Oriental Canouan Patio villa

Mandarin Oriental Canouan, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Canouan, you say? If you’ve never heard of this little island in the St. Vincent and Grenadines archipelago, you’re not alone—and that’s precisely why escaping here on a couples getaway is such a treat. The first Mandarin Oriental to debut in the Caribbean, Mandarin Oriental Canouan has just 26 suites and 13 villas, all of which face Godhal Beach and the dazzling ocean beyond. There’s a Hamptons–esque vibe at Turtles Bar where you can sip on a signature Negroni while watching the sunset, while daily excursions include deep-sea fishing trips and snorkeling outings to the spectacular Tobago Cays nearby. Of course, if you'd prefer to spend all your time together simply cozied up on powdery beach or by the gorgeous infinity pool, we won't judge.

bedroom at Dorado Beach
Restaurant at Dorado Beach
Spa at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve,

Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Puerto Rico

In case you missed the memo, Puerto Rico is back. The island's beloved despacito-paced beach life reaches its apex at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, which fronts two miles of private beachfront on the island’s north coast. The stunning resort is that rare property that can accommodate both families and couples in search of a different kind of vacation on the same grounds. The latter tend to kick back together in their oceanfront suites, where our favorite amenity is an outdoor shower surrounded by tropical foliage just steps from an oversized soaking tub. We know you'll be spending lots of time on the sand, but it's worth setting side some time for a massage or body wrap staged in one of the spa’s sublime treehouse treatment rooms.

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Bedroom at Marigot Bay Resort & Marina
Outdoor dining Marigot Bay Resort & Marina
Exterior view of Marigot Bay Resort & Marina,

Marigot Bay Resort & Marina, St. Lucia

St. Lucia feels a bit like Tahiti in the Caribbean, thanks to the island’s signature volcanic spires called the Pitons. Whether there’s a ring in the picture or not, couples in search of a honeymoon-like stay revel in the romance at this luxurious property tucked away in a quiet bay on the island’s west coast. Among the amenities at the five-star hotel are splurge-worthy all-inclusive packages for dining and clinking glasses at the excellent restaurants that include a Rum Cave and a fabulous modern Caribbean grill. Start your day with complimentary yoga together at the fitness center, then head down to the marina later on for deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, and kayaking.

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Bedroom at Oil Nut Bay
Pool at Oil Nut Bay
Living room at Oil Nut Bay

Oil Nut Bay, British Virgin Islands

Couples seeking their own patch of paradise slip away to the eastern tip of gorgeous island of Virgin Gorda, home to the BVI’s iconic Baths (where granite boulders strewn along the beach create a natural playground). Looking to seriously splash out? Arrivals to the 300-acre, ultra-luxe haven that is Oil Nut Bay are by helicopter or boat only. While there are several villas and suites to choose from, we’re most smitten with the Cliff Suites, which look like they've been carved right from the island’s steep flanks and feature floor-to-ceiling windows, private infinity plunge pools, and decadent outdoor showers that all maximize some of the Caribbean’s finest views.

Living room at Zemi Beach House
bathroom at Zemi Beach House
Exterior view of Zemi Beach House

Zemi Beach House, Anguilla

With its quiet coves, long white-sand beaches, and an island rhythm as sultry as they come, Anguilla ticks all the boxes for a truly relaxed romantic getaway. Bed down at Zemi Beach House, a boutique hideaway on Shoal Bay Beach with just 65 rooms, and you’ll feel like you've checked into your own Caribbean beach cottage. The property is that ideal mix of sophistication with a tropic-casual vibe but with added amenities like a rum bar stocked with over 100 worldly varieties, an adults-only pool, and clear-bottom kayaks at the ready for exploring the surrounding seas.

living room at Montpelier Plantation & Beach
Bedroom at Montpelier Plantation & Beach
pool at Montpelier Plantation & Beach
Exterior of Montpelier Plantation & Beach

Montpelier Plantation and Beach, St. Kitts and Nevis

Relais & Châteaux properties know how to make a couple feel properly pampered. Montpelier Plantation and Beach, on the tiny island of Nevis, is certainly no exception. (After all, if it was good enough for Princess Diana and her boys back in the day, it's good enough.) The property is terraced into the foothills of Nevis Peak, some 750 feet above the Caribbean Sea, in an area thick with tropical foliage formerly part of an 18th-century sugar plantation. Spend your days basking in the resort’s mosaic pool or on its private beach (six miles away), exploring the ruins of old plantations or just chilling out with rum punches for two.

Bedroom at Royal Island
Private pool at Royal Island
Outdoor lounge at Royal Island
View of the ocean from Royal Island

Royal Island, Bahamas

Luxury travel company Cuvée leads the vision behind the 430-acre Royal Island, a private island resort off the coast of Eleuthera that's available for exclusive hire—be it for just you two or a group getaway involving your other worthy coupled-up friends. Five beautiful villas front a spectacular beach where you can choose to be as mellow or as active as you like. We're talking jet-skiing excursions, kayaking, paddle-boarding, snorkeling, and (our personal favorite) picnics a deux on a remote sandbar accessible via the resort’s private boat launch.

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