The Caribbean is a perfect place to consider for a honeymoon in October as the islands have warm weather, friendly people and magnificent beaches.
Visiting the Caribbean in October also has the distinct advantage as it is the low season for tourism arrivals and hence one may get bargain prices on rooms and flights to the Caribbean during this period.
Despite the above financial benefit of honeymooning in the Caribbean in October, one major challenge is that October is the tail end of the hurricane season which runs from June 1 to November 30 annually.
If you are planning on visiting the Caribbean during the month of October, it may be prudent to consider travel insurance in the event of travel interruptions and delays.
Read on for further details and explanations on what are the best Caribbean Islands to Honeymoon in October and things that you can enjoy. This article was written by a Caribbean National who lived and traveled throughout the islands.
1. Antigua & Barbuda
Antigua & Barbuda is the Caribbean island known for having 365 beaches which is one for every day of the year.
Additionally, the island is one of the more popular spots for honeymooners in the Eastern Caribbean.
Some of the key attractions to visit on the island are the caves at Hells Gate Island and Nelson’s Dockyard.
The caves at Hells Gate Island are unique and mesmerizing. When visiting the caves, do wear strong and solid shoes for safety purposes.
Nelson’s Dockyard became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2016.
The Dockyard was constructed by European Nations as they battled to control sugar producing nations in the Eastern Caribbean.
Honeymooners can also take a day trip from Antigua & Barbuda to the neighboring island of Montserrat via ferry service offered by Jayden Sun.
This ferry usually departs from Heritage Quay from 8: 30 am and returns 5 pm on Tuesdays and Fridays weekly.
Some of the resorts to consider for a honeymoon include Cocobay Resort, Royalton Antigua, Hermitage Bay and Sandals Resort.
Read: What Is The Best Currency To Use In Antigua & Barbuda
Dominica is one of the most underrated Caribbean islands but it is truly a paradise for nature lovers.
Therefore, if you love the hiking and viewing majestic rivers and waterfalls, then Dominica is a Caribbean island to consider for an October Honeymoon.
A key attraction to visit in Dominica is The Morne Trios National Park which is home to unique lakes and majestic waterfalls.
This 17,000 acre rainforest is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the boiling lake being one of the most popular attractions in the park.
It is believed that this lake is the second largest in the world.
The famous twin waterfalls called the Trafalgar falls are also located in this park.
There are several hiking trails in this park and it is recommended that you explore using a guide.
Additionally, it is easy to island hop from Dominica to the French Caribbean Islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe as well as St Lucia via ferry service.
October is a month that is huge on the cultural calendar in Dominica as the island hosts the annual World Creole Music Festival the last Friday in the month annually.
If you are planning to visit Dominica in October, it is best to book early as hotel room stock becomes scarce around this period.
Some of the more popular hotels on the island include Jungle Bay Dominica, Rosalie Bay Eco Resort & Spa and Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski.
Read: What Is The Best Currency For Dominica
Fondly known as The Isle of Spice, Grenada is a perfect paradise for foodies, divers and beach lovers.
Grand Anse Beach is one of the finest in Grenada which is a 2 mile stretch of white sand. It is also the beach located nearest to the cruise port.
There are lifeguards stationed at this location for your security and safety.
The beach has many almond trees and sea grapes.
The area of the beach near the Catholic Church tends to be the calmest while the area on the other extreme end tends to be much rougher.
If you and partner are avid divers, the underwater sculpture park is a must visit. This one of a kind sculpture park was constructed in 2006 and is located in Molinere in Grenada.
The British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor is the creator of the park. It is about 5-8 metres deep and is accessible by scuba diving, snorkeling and glass bottom boats.
Chocolate lovers will enjoy Grenada as its chocolate is world class.
Home to six producers of fine local chocolate, these factories in some instances grow their own cocoa and process it into chocolate bars.
Some of these bars are infused with various flavours such as nutmeg, turmeric, cinnamon, mace, bee pollen, sea salt and ginger.
In addition, there is a lovely shop nestled in the heart of St George, the capital city called House of Chocolate where you can buy a wide range of chocolate and chocolate flavoured products such as tea, cakes and icecream.
Some of the hotels to consider for a honeymoon are Sandals La Source Grenada and Spice Inn.
Read: Best Currency For Grenada (The Ultimate Guide)
4. St Lucia
St Lucia has carved out a niche for itself when it comes to weddings and honeymoons in the Caribbean.
The island is blessed with beautiful natural scenery and outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy this about St Lucia.
Two of the unique things to do on the island are hiking the Piton and visiting the drive in volcano.
The piton is an incredible twin peaks that are designated as UNESCO World Heritage site since 2004 located in the south of the island.
The Gros Piton is 2,462 feet while the Petit Piton is 2619 feet. The Gros Piton is the designated hiking trail while the Petit Piton is rarely climbed.
The sulphur springs is one of the most visited attractions on the island located in Soufriere which is the world’s only drive in volcano.
Visitors are able to enter at certain points and give themselves a mud bath. It is widely believed that these mud baths have medical benefits.
The beaches on the island do not have powdery white sand as in other Caribbean islands due to the country’s volcanic composition.
Some of the hotels to consider staying at while on honeymoon are the luxury award winning Jade Mountain and Sandals Grande St Lucian.
Read: Best Currency For St Lucia (The Ultimate Guide)
Aruba is a Dutch Caribbean island known as The Happy Island in the Caribbean.
It is a perfect honeymoon destination for individuals who love beaches, Dutch cuisine and hiking desert-like environments.
The Arikok National Park is a must visit attraction on the island. This stunning area occupies about 20% of the island and is home to natural pools and caves.
The appearance of the park is desert like and visitors can enjoy the park either by hiking or by driving. The cost of the visit is $11.00 per person at the time of writing.
To see the flamingos Renaissance Island is the location to visit.
This is a private island that is owned and operated by the Renaissance hotel where you can get a direct and personal experience with flamingos.
Access to Flamingo beach as it is fondly called must be via the Renaissance hotel which provides boat transfer to the island.
Visitors at the hotel can access the beach during their stay.
Some of the hotels to consider for a honeymoon are Ritz Carlton Aruba and Ocean Z Boutique Hotel.
Read: Best Currency For Aruba (The Ultimate Guide)
Jamaica is a popular Caribbean tourism destination in the English Speaking Caribbean.
Fondly known globally for jerk foods and reggae music, this island is a little less than 2 hours flying time from Miami
Some of the key attractions are The Dunns Falls and Bob Marley Museum.
The Dunns Falls is a world renowned water fall and is one of the most visited attractions on the island.
Located near Ocho Rio, there are several activities that you can do at the falls and water park which includes zip lining, climbing the falls and purchasing souvenirs at the craft shop.
The Bob Marley Museum is perfect for reggae enthusiasts and fans of the legendary singer can site see at his former home.
Bob Marley lived at this location in Kingston until his transition in 1981.
A tour of his former home features his studio as well as several memorabilia. There is a theatre, record shop and café located at this premises.
Some of the hotels that are perfect for honeymooners include Golden Eye, Sandals Montego Bay and The Caves Hotel.
This island group consists of 700 islands with New Providence being the hub of commercial activity.
The Bahamas is the closest Caribbean islands to the United States of America with Bimini being the nearest of all the islands to Florida.
Bahamas has excellent beaches, water parks and a bustling night life. There are several casinos, night clubs and bars on the islands.
Some of the popular spots include Xscape Lounge and Aura Nightclub.
A popular spot to visit in the Bahamas is Pig Beach on Big Major Cay in the Exumas. There you will find beautiful white sand beaches and swim with the famous pigs.
Some of the hotels to consider for honeymoon in the Bahamas are The Cove Eleuthera, Sandals Emerald Bay, Sandals Royal Bahamian and Rosewood Baha Mar.
Read: Can You Use US Dollars In The Bahamas ( Here’s The Truth)
Curacao is a Dutch Caribbean island, known for its colorful and vibrant architectural structure.
The island is flat in topography and has several white sand beaches and unique Dutch snacks.
Klein Curacao is a small island 15 miles from the mainland where you can enjoy swimming and snorkeling in some of the clearest waters on the island.
While over in Klein Curacao, do not forget to visit the pink lighthouse and dive into the history of the island.
Curacao has a fantastic choice of night life and as a result many expats enjoy living on the island.
There are many restaurants and casinos that visitors and locals on the island enjoy such as Mambo Beach Boulevard for restaurants and beach clubs.
Another favorite of visitors and locals alike is St Tropez.
Some of the hotels to consider for honeymoon in Curacao are Baoase Luxury Resort, Avila Beach Hotel and Sandals Royal Curacao.
Read: Best Currency For Curacao (The Ultimate Guide)
9. US Virgin Islands
The three main islands that make up the US Virgin Islands are St Thomas, St Croix , St John.
US Virgin Islands are United States overseas territories and no passports are required for US citizens.
Each of the three main islands has something different to offer honeymooners. St Thomas is the busiest of the three islands and is the best for entertainment and duty free shopping.
For hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, St John is the best for unspoiled and pristine beaches and hiking.
Trunk Bay Beach is the most iconic beach on the island and is usually what you will see in photographs for the US Virgin islands.
For snorkeling enthusiasts, there is an underwater trail.
St Croix is the largest of the three islands with lots of history and great beaches. Point Udall is a location of significance in St Croix as it is the most eastern point of the United States.
The Millennium monument was erected in the year 2000 as this is the first place that the American soil experiences the sunrise.
Another attraction to visit in St Croix is Ham’s Buff Lighthouse.
This lighthouse was designed and built by the Danish sometime between 1913 and 1915. In 1917, the Danish West Indies was sold to the United States of America.
The US Virgin Islands does not have a wide selection of all inclusive hotels that honeymooners tend to enjoy.
Nevertheless, some of the options to consider in St Thomas are Marriotts’s Frenchman Cove and The Ritz Carlton for honeymoons.
For honeymooners looking for a quiet and tranquil experience in an upscale Caribbean island, Anguilla is the place to consider.
Rendezvous Bay Beach, Shoal Bay East and Sandy Ground Beach are well loved beaches in Anguilla.
Anguilla is a paradise for divers due to the presence of wrecks and artificial reefs. There are several exciting parks which include Prickly Pear, Dog Island and Sandy Island.
If it becomes too quiet on the island, access to St Maarten/ St Martin, from Anguilla is seamless.
There are daily ferry services from Blowing Point to both the French and Dutch side of this island.
From St Martin/ St Maarten, one has easy access via ferry to St Eustatius, Saba and St Barts which is excellent for island hopping.
Some of the hotels to consider for a honeymoon in Anguilla are Four Seasons Resort and Cap Juluca.
Hope you found this list above extremely helpful as you consider the Caribbean for your upcoming honeymoon. Warmest congratulations and all the best on this new chapter!
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