The month of May is a great option to consider for your honeymoon in the Caribbean.
It is usually the tail end of the busy tourist season and hence attractions are not crowded.
Additionally, it is just before the commencement of the hurricane season which can disrupt your trip.
In this article, we cover our top five picks for an unforgettable Caribbean honeymoon.
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 May and things that you can enjoy. This article was written by a Caribbean National who lived and traveled throughout the islands.
Our first recommendation is the Happy Island of Aruba. It is situated in the Lesser Antilles region near Curacao and Venezuela.
During the month of May, the island hosts The Soul Beach Festival which brings together international artistes and DJ’s as well as local performers.
Fringe events such as comedy concerts, parties at roof top lounges and barbecues are included in the festivities.
There are many excursions for varied types of couples such as nature lovers who may enjoy a visit to the Butterfly farm or hike Mount Hooiberg.
Furthermore, the island can boasts of having two golf courses, amazing white sand beaches, sky diving opportunities and so much more.
2. St Lucia
This Caribbean island is truly a gem and is great for a couple who loves hiking, waterfalls and beautiful landscape.
May is the time for the most important event on the island’s entertainment calendar which is the St Lucia Jazz Festival.
This event features many local, regional and international artistes in several different music genres such as reggae, jazz and R & B.
There are several fringe events that occur over the week of the festival with the final night culminating at Pigeon Island.
Moreover, St Lucia is also home to the majestic twin peaks called the Pitons which was officially designated a UNECO World Heritage site in 2004.
The Gros Piton is 2462 feet while the Petit Piton is 2619 feet. The Gros Piton is the designated hiking trail while the Petit Piton is rarely climbed.
There are also luxurious accommodation options such as Jade Mountain which provides uninterrupted views of the Pitons.
The bold architecture of the resort with long bridges and infinity pools makes Jade Mountain an unforgettable location for a honeymoon.
St Lucia is also home to three luxurious Sandals resort. These are the Sandals Grande St Lucia, Sandals Hyalcyon Beach and the Sandals Regency La Toc.
With Sandals, you can pay to stay at any one of these resorts but enjoy the amenities at the other two properties.
These properties feature several restaurants, swim up rooms, swim up bars and golfing facilities.
We are confident with these hotel options and the vibrant music festival that your honeymoon will be memorable.
Affectionately known as the nature island of the Caribbean, Dominica is an excellent honeymoon spot to consider in May.
During this month the island celebrates Hike Fest where for the first three Saturdays of the month, natives on the island trek one of the island’s many trails.
One of the main tourist attractions on the island is Morne Trois Pitons National Park which is an official UNESCO Heritage Site since 1997.
This park comprises of three types of geological formations being volcanic piles, glacis slopes and soufrieres.
The park occupies about 9% of the island and is home to lakes and boiling springs. Boeri Lake is one of two freshwater lakes located in this park and Dominica’s second largest lake which is at an altitude of 2,800 feet.
Dominica is also an excellent honeymoon spot for a couple on a budget who wants to also experience other Caribbean islands.
L’ Express Des Isles provides ferry services from Dominica to St Lucia mentioned above and the French Caribbean islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe.
Chocolate lovers should definitely consider Grenada during the month of May as the island hosts its annual Chocolate festival.
Grenada celebrates its one of the main spices, chocolate with an opening event with local singers, musicians, chocolatiers and craft vendors.
Furthermore, the week long festival entails tours of chocolate estates and chocolate culinary experiences.
Additionally, personal care products such as chocolate body scrubs, face masks and teas are highlighted at workshops.
Grenada is also a destination that has a bit of everything.
From rainforests, to waterfalls, lakes, hiking trails, island getaway opportunities and white sand beaches, the island can offer a couple many things to do for a romantic honeymoon.
If you are searching for a honeymoon destination with white sand beaches with turquoise waters and delicious mouth-watering cuisine, Anguilla is the perfect destination to choose.
The Anguilla Culinary Experience is a 5 day event that brings together local as well as international chefs.
Several events are included in the overall festival which include restaurant night, beach barbecue and garden tour and tasting.
One of the most popular and well- loved beach on the island is Shoal Bay East Beach.
This beach is long strip about 2 miles with perfect white sand and clear blue waters.
Other well-known beaches on the island are Sandy ground Beach and Rendezvous Beach.
While the island is small with a limited range of excursions, it is located near to one of best destinations for nightlife in the Caribbean being St Maarten.
There are daily ferry services available from Blowing Point in Anguilla to St Maarten for the couple seeking entertainment, duty shopping and additional activities.
We trust that you found this information extremely beneficial as you celebrate your nuptials.
The team at Around The Caribbean takes a moment to congratulate you both and extends well wishes for the future.
Need More Information?
Feel free to browse our website for more content on the Caribbean by using the search bar located at the top of this page.
The following are some of our articles which we believe may be suitable for you.
Best Caribbean Islands For Couples (21 Amazing Options)
Best Turquoise Beaches In The Caribbean (A Complete Guide)