December is a perfect month for a honeymoon in the Caribbean. It is outside of the main hurricane season and Christmas is a major holiday in the region.
The month of December, however, is the winter period in the United States and hence the high period for tourist visits to the Caribbean.
As a result, the prices of hotels and guest houses tend to the higher during this period.
In this article, we cover our top five picks for an indelible Caribbean honeymoon in December.
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 December and things that you can enjoy. This article was written by a Caribbean National who lived and traveled throughout the islands.
1. St Vincent & the Grenadines
Our first recommendation is the beautiful, mountainous island of St Vincent and the Grenadines.
The island is an excellent destination for outdoors and hiking enthusiasts.
During the Christmas season, there is a festival only hosted in this Caribbean island called Nine Mornings.
This involves individuals gathering at a designated area nine mornings before Christmas where Christmas carols are performed along with other cultural art forms such as steel pan music and dancing.
There are 32 smaller islands which make up The Grenadines chain.
Some of these are inhabited such as Bequia, Union Island and Canouan. On the other hand, islands such as Petit Nevis and Tobago Cays are uninhabited.
2. Puerto Rico
Our next selection is the Spanish speaking island of Puerto Rico which is renowned for having the longest Christmas in the world as festivities are celebrated for approximately 45 days.
During the season, there are several Christmas markets and the lighting of kayaks to mark the season.
Puerto Rico is fantastic for couples who enjoy amazing beaches, uninhabited island getaways and the outdoors.
Some of the activities that an outdoor couple could enjoy include a visit to The Toro Verde Adventure Park and taking pictures At El Tunel de Guajataca.
Along the same lines, there are many activities to enjoy in the heart of the capital city of San Juan such as visiting The San Juan Gate and strolling The Paseo de la Princesa.
Puerto Rico is an overseas territory of the United States of America and this makes it an excellent option for persons visiting the Caribbean for the first time.
The US dollar is the official currency used for financial transaction as the mainland.
3. British Virgin Islands
Located to the East of Puerto Rico, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) is a group of 60 islands. The four main islands are Tortola, Anegada, Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke.
Despite being an overseas island of the United Kingdom, the US dollar is the official currency used for financial transactions.
The BVI is fantastic for a couple seeking entertainment in December.
One of the best islands to celebrate Christmas is on Jost Van Dyke.
Foxy’s Bar which is popular entertainment spot on the island provides a Christmas Eve Dinner and Christmas Day Lunch event.
Some of the interesting things to do in the BVI are learning to kitesurf, relax at the beautiful Cane Garden Bay Beach and take a ferry to the neighboring U S Virgin island of St Thomas.
4. Turks & Caicos
Our next top pick is another overseas territory of the United Kingdom being the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Turks & Caicos consists of 40 different islands and cays of which only 8 are inhabited. The islands are approximately two hours flying time from Miami International Airport.
Celebrated on December 26th which is also a bank holiday in many of the Caribbean islands, including Turks & Caicos is a festival called Maskanoo.
This is street festival hosted in Providenciales and involves local food, music, street parade and live entertainment.
The Turks & Caicos is perfect for a couple that loves amazing white sand beaches.
Grace Bay Beach is an award beach located in Providenciales known for its amazing white sands and turquoise waters.
Several water sports activities can be enjoyed at Grace Bay Beach due to its calm waters.
Last but by no means least, is the wonderful Caribbean island of Grenada. Located in the Southern region of the Caribbean, Grenada has a bit of everything.
Couples can enjoy white sand beaches, exotic cuisine, rainforests, waterfalls, hiking trails and so much more.
During the month of December, there is a genre of music unique to the island nation called parang. The music has a slight Spanish flair to it.
Individuals sing Christmas songs as well as create tunes detailing events of the year.
These may be political, economic or socially related matters that occurred during the year.
Additionally, homes and commercial properties are decorated with lights during the Christmas season.
A visit to Grenada will not be complete without spending the day at Grand Anse beach.
This beach is an amazing 2 mile stretch of white sand with many high end hotels on its shoreline.
Congratulations on your engagement and we trust that this article has been a valuable resource as you plan your Caribbean honeymoon getaway.
The Christmas season is a major holiday of every island in the Caribbean.
Therefore, if you are visiting be sure to try as many of the traditional Christmas foods, deserts and drinks such as stew peas, sorrel, ginger beer and black cake.
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