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Caribbean Honeymoon Vacations

The top honeymoon vacation destination is the Caribbean Islands, which is world-renamed for its pristine sand, tropical weather and fascinating scenery. The extensive list of island vacations can take you to Anguilla, Antigua, Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Kitts, Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin (France), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turks and Caicos Islands. One of the most popular ways to reach these islands is to take a romantic cruise. Here are some of the top honeymooner cruise ship port stops.

San Juan, Puerto Rico is an intriguing US territory and a popular honeymoon vacation stop. In New San Juan, you'll find McDonald's and American cuisine, fancy hotel resorts, business districts and trendy bars. In Old San Juan, you'll encounter an exotic blend of Spanish, Italian and South American influences that are very much akin to Cuba. You'll see preserved 16th century architecture, forts, antique shops, pastel buildings, cobblestone streets and stunning cathedrals. History lovers will appreciate the El Morro fort, San Cristobal Fort, La Fortaleza, Catedral de San Juan and Museo Pablo Casals. The Bacardi Rum Factory can add a little fun to your romantic weekend and, if you're feeling lucky, try your hand at the Sheraton or Ritz-Carlton casinos. Waterfalls and wildflowers await a scenic stroll at El Yunque rainforest.

St. Thomas is included on almost every honeymoon vacation itinerary for cruises going to the Caribbean, the Bahamas, South America and Panama. Magen's Bay is arguably one of the world's most beautiful beaches, which also includes amenities like restaurants, bars and swim-wear shops. Water Island's Honeymoon Beach is a favorite among locals who just want to soak up the sun and lie amid the coconut groves, without rowdy bars and zealous shoppers. Snorkeling fans frequent the world-famous Trunk Bay, bikers love the Water Island bike excursion, experienced divers visit Coki Point and golfers stop at Mahogany Run, a course overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. St. Thomas is also a shopper's paradise, so if your island vacation must include some great bargains, this stop will be worth your while.

It's amazing that Grenada, "The Isle of Spice," is still a viable honeymoon vacation spot following the 1994 Hurricane Ivan, which destroyed 90% of the buildings on this island. Despite the terrible devastation, much of the land has been rebuilt and revitalized. After your ship docks, your island vacation begins. You can walk to the St. George's tourist destinations like the Grenada National Museum, the Market Square and several beautiful churches. If you dock at Carenage, you'll be a quick cab ride from the city's forts and the world-renovated Grand Anse Beach. Once you reach the beach, you'll be able to go diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, parasailing and kayaking. For the best snorkeling, visit Moliniere Point and for the best hiking, visit Annandale Falls or Grand Etang National Park. The Dougaldston Spice Estate and Goyave Nutmeg Processing Station can give you an interesting look into how spices are produced. La Sagesse Beach is one of the more secluded, relaxing areas of the island, complete with a salty pond, mangroves and tropical birds.