The month of August is a great option to consider for a honeymoon in the Caribbean.
It is summer month in the Caribbean and hence there are often more entertaining activities on the events calendar.
In this article, we cover our top five picks for an indelible Caribbean honeymoon in August.
We will also mention events on the entertainment calendar in each island in case you want to plan your trip to coincide with these amazing festivals.
Read on for further details and explanations on what are the best Caribbean Islands to Honeymoon in August and things that you can enjoy. This article was written by a Caribbean National who lived and traveled throughout the islands.
1. St Lucia
Our first recommendation is the beautiful Caribbean island of St Lucia that has gained popularity for celebrity weddings.
The island also has a selection of high end as well as all-inclusive resorts perfect for your romantic getaway.
Jade Mountain Resort is one of the most glorious hotels on the island. It has been featured in various magazines and other publications around the world.
This one of a kind resort has amazing mountain views, unique architecture and sea views. The resort is located on its own estate that grows its own organic food.
St Lucia is also known for its majestic twin peaks called The Pitons. The island is home to many amazing waterfalls such as Sapphire, Diamond and La Tille waterfalls.
In August, the Rose Festival which is one of the two flower shows celebrated on the island is a unique event in the Caribbean.
The other is La Maguerite which is hosted during the month of October.
In St Lucia, the locals are divided based on flowers being Roses or Marguerites.
The day begins with church services around the island which is then followed with street procession with dancing and singing.
Locals usually dress in red to signify the color of the rose.
2. St Vincent & the Grenadines
Located 76 km from St Lucia mentioned above, St Vincent & the Grenadines is perfect for the couple who loves the outdoors, island getaways and hiking.
During the month of August, the island celebrates breadfruit festival where various communities in the North Leeward region of the island prepare and sell breadfruit dishes.
These events usually are accompanied with many cultural performances and activities for children.
St Vincent has a chain of 32 smaller islands which are called The Grenadines.
Some of the Grenadines are inhabited such as Bequia, Union Island and Canouan.
Alternatively, islands such as Petit Nevis and Tobago Cays are uninhabited.
The best beaches in this destination are located in the Grenadines islands.
Known as the home of steel pan, Tobago which is the dependency of the twin island of Trinidad & Tobago is a great honeymoon spot to consider.
During the month of August, The Tobago Heritage Festival is celebrated.
The festivities include various activities such as Ole Time Wedding where traditional elements of local weddings are used.
Fringe events as part of the Tobago Heritage Festival include queen shows, calypso competition, science completion for kids, salaka feast and many more.
Pigeon Point is one of the best beaches in Tobago and is located near the airport and many of the major hotels on the island.
This beach is loved for its white sand, turquoise waters and gentle waves. There are amenities such as chair rentals, lifeguards and food stalls.
There are ferry services from Tobago to the mainland Trinidad.
Belize is the perfect honeymoon destination for a couple that enjoys snorkeling, diving and the outdoors.
During the month of August, the Costa Maya Festival which is a cultural extravaganza is celebrated in the town of San Pedro.
The festival’s main aim is to increase the awareness of the dances, music and food of the community.
The event culminates after three days with entertainment, pageant and cultural performances.
According to the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, the Belize Barrier Reef is the largest reef in the Northern hemisphere.
It consists of several cayes, lagoons and atolls. As such, Belize is a remarkable destination for diving and snorkeling.
Our final recommendation is the Happy Island of the Caribbean, Aruba.
This Dutch Caribbean destination has so much to offer from sky diving to golfing, hiking trails, shopping and amazing white sand beaches.
One distinct advantage that Aruba has is its location outside the hurricane belt.
Furthermore, the island does not receive the same volume of rainfall when compared to the islands in the Eastern Caribbean.
Hence, sunshine and warm weather is almost always guaranteed.
If you are interested in taking pictures with the iconic pink flamingos which are often seen on social media, a visit Renaissance Island is a must.
This is a private island which is accessible via a day pass from The Renaissance Hotel which provides boat transportation to and from the location.
Aruba also has US immigration and customs at the airport.
Therefore, USA citizens and persons traveling from the island to the USA will have a seamless transfer upon arrival to the mainland.
Being a popular tourist destination, there are numerous airlines providing daily direct and non-stop flights to Aruba.
We trust that you found this information extremely beneficial as you celebrate your nuptials.
The month of August is one of the more active months in the hurricane season. It is therefore wise to consider travel insurance in the event of delays and interruptions.
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