The Best Resorts for a Romantic Getaway In Antigua

From the moment you step off the plane in Antigua and see its beaches, you’ll know why this is one of the world’s most beautiful romantic destinations. The capital city of this Caribbean island nation has a tropical feel with its many oceanside hotels and resorts, colonial-era buildings, and colorful streets. There are also plenty of places to visit within a 10-30 minute drive from the bewitching capital. I cover two of the best resorts for a romantic getaway in Antigua and some destination tips.

the Best Resorts for a Romantic Getaway in Antigua
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If you’ve got a hankerin’ for some tropical bliss, get ready to travel to one of the most beautiful destinations in the world — Antigua, and Barbuda. This island nation is famous for its white-sand beaches, idyllic lagoons, and palm-fringed bays. But the real charm of this Caribbean island lies in its warm people. The capital city, St. John’s, is a small town by global standards, but it’s home to a vibrant cultural scene with numerous historic destinations and activities to suit every couple. If you’re looking for a romantic getaway that will leave you feeling refreshed and renewed, plan a visit to Antigua.

Where to Stay in Antigua

Antigua is an old-world charm with a contemporary edge. The pace of life is relaxed, with a laid-back island culture that blends traditional ways with the modern. There’s a reason Antigua was once called the “party island.” The island is packed with charming resorts offering a tropical oasis right on the edge of the Caribbean sea. If you’re looking for a cozy getaway with a difference, consider Hammock Cove or Cocobay Resort.

Hammock Cove has 42 villas, and some that include private plunge pools. Set on the island’s quiet north shore, this all-inclusive adults-only resort has a spa, Michelin-level dining, food and drink service on the beach, and wine and cooking classes.

Cocobay is an upscale all-inclusive resort with a collection of pastel hillside cottages, with paths leading down to the white-sand beaches. Private meals and torchlit beach dinners are on the menu, and the resort offers a “floating pool” experience where meals are served on a floating table in your private pool. That’s a one-of-a-kind vacation experience!

Best Food in Antigua

The best food in Antigua comes from the island’s wide variety of locales — from the home of the country’s national dish, the Indian Stews, to beachfront grills. For meat lovers, you can’t miss the biltong, a type of thinly sliced meat that is similar to jerky. For dessert, try the Belgian waffles and ice cream at Fred’s.

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The beaches of Antigua are some of the most beautiful in the Caribbean. The best place to start your tour of the island is by visiting the idyllic Caribbean beachfront of West End. Once there, you’re in for an unforgettable experience. You’ll have the perfect weather, a backdrop of palm trees, and a clear horizon to enjoy the perfect beachside atmosphere.

If you’re looking for a romantic getaway that will leave you feeling refreshed, and renewed, explore Antigua. For more romantic resort recommendations, and to start planning your getaway to Antigua, reach out to me.

A Beach Getaway In Akumal Mexico

I have done several posts on destinations in Mexico and highlighted some of my favorite resorts, but this is my first post on Akumal. You may know from my travel coverage and social media that I am a Mexico destination specialist, but you might not know one of my favorite places to visit in Mexico. So here I am – sharing the sun, sandy beaches, and adventures of a beach getaway in Akumal, Mexico with you.

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Why Akumal?

Akumal has always been known as one of the top beach destinations in Mexico for vacationers. Akumal is located 62 miles south of Cancun, in between Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Famous for its beautiful beach, swimmable lagoon, and home to some of the most romantic resorts located in the Riviera Maya.

What’s so great about Akumal?

I think Akumal is an incredible place to visit for a laid-back, no-compromise style that is perfect for a romantic getaway. It’s the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of Cancun and downtown Playa del Carmen. The area is also known for its wide range of ecosystems and biodiversity. It is nick-named ‘Turtle Town’ because it is here in Akumal that you can snorkel with sea turtles. It has it all: crystal clear turquoise water, secluded beaches, fun, sports like biking with a new bike from the monster cycle, and amazing food.

Explore Mayan Ruins

About an hour from Akumal is the ancient town of Coba. You can explore the area’s rich history by visiting the Coba ruins. This ancient Mayan city had enormous power before the age of Chichén Itzá. Here you will learn about the Mayan culture, and climb the tallest pyramid in the Riviera Maya.

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Mayan Ruins At Tulum

You can also visit the ruins at Tulum. I highly recommend planning a private sunrise tour of Tulum. Seeing the ruins at sunrise will take your breath away, and you will be transported back in time to walk in the footsteps of the Mayan people.

Travel is about more than just ‘visiting’ a destination; it’s about exploring, learning about history and culture, and creating memories that you will never forget.

There are plenty of accommodation options to choose from in Akumal, from boutique properties to high-end luxury all-inclusive resorts. There is a place to suit every travel style and every occasion. I have my favorites, which one will be yours?

To find out more about planning a beach getaway in Akumal Mexico, and all of the options available, reach out to me here.

Most Romantic Resorts in Jamaica

Jamaica has a lot to offer travelers looking for a romantic getaway. From the exotic and breathtaking, Jamaica has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. If you’re looking for a destination to celebrate a special occasion, consider heading down to Jamaica. Here are some of the most romantic resorts in Jamaica.

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Ocho Rios

Overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea is Ocho Rios, a picturesque place with a colorful history. The Jamaica Inn is at the top of the list for a getaway to remember. Unwind in antique-appointed, and modern accommodations. Savor island-fresh cuisine, while drinking in the glistening Caribbean Sea set along a private beach.

The accommodations are spacious and tasteful. Each suite or cottage provides stunning ocean views. The Cottages are completely private, yet only a few steps away from the Inn and all of its amenities. The cottages feature direct access to the sea, and all have private infinity plunge pools and outdoor showers. For something more intimate, you may want to choose a beach cottage, located in a secluded cove adjacent to the spa.

Negril

Negril is full of history and culture. The ruins of a massive Jamaican plantation are still visible throughout the town, and there’s also a charming old village nearby where you can shop and eat authentic Jamaican food. Sitting on the beautiful cliffs of Negril, the Ocean Cliff Hotel perches above the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Lively and intimate, this luxury beachfront hotel in Negril will leave you feeling like you’ve celebrated on a magical and private island. The resort features a spa, a delicious restaurant, and its famous Blue Waters, where you can relax and unwind after a day of hiking, surfing, or other activities.

The Cottages are beautifully appointed, offering perfect amenities, beauty, and privacy. Each cottage overlooks the ocean-fed pool and the Caribbean Sea.

Montego Bay

The bay is known for its crystal clear waters and tons of fun stuff to do, like scuba diving, or snorkeling. With crystal blue waters of the turquoise sea and mountains as far as the horizon, it’s no wonder this place is packed with romance. Situated right at the center of Jamaica’s tourism capital, S Hotel Jamaica is a Boutique All-Inclusive hotel that offers you an authentic Caribbean experience. Treat yourself to an enjoyable time with an abundance of attractions within close proximity to the hotel.

The 120 rooms and suites feature sleek interiors with gorgeous views of the Caribbean Sea or the lively strip. Premium amenities and bedding are par for the course and the Sky Club Spa Suites offer exclusivity and service.

There are endless opportunities to enjoy a romantic getaway in Jamaica. From luxurious hotels to romantic bungalows you’re sure to find the perfect escape. Whether you’re looking for a destination with a history or stunning beaches, Jamaica has something for everyone.

For more information about these featured resorts or other options available in Jamaica, reach out to me.