Original article by TravelPulse
You, Me and the Caribbean Sea
Valentine's Day is February 14 but romantic couples can celebrate their love for each other year-round in the Caribbean, where white-sand beaches, turquoise waters and uninterrupted sunshine and starry night skies are guaranteed to set the perfect mood.
Here are 10 places certain to heighten your romance.
When visiting St. Lucia, it doesn't get any more romantic than Jade Mountain Resort. After all, this award-winning five-star property features two dozen infinity pool sanctuaries providing guests with stunning views of the Pitons and the Caribbean Sea and five sky suites equipped with a large tub for two. Marigot Bay Resort & Marina is another excellent option for couples, who can take advantage of the property's loaded Sweet Suite Valentine's Escape offer this February.
The Dominican Republic is a phenomenal place to vacation with your sweetheart, from the charming cobblestone streets of Santo Domingo to the sun-kissed beaches of Punta Cana. Fresh off of a $45 million modernization, the adults-only, all-inclusive Sanctuary Cap Cana is not to be missed as it boasts one-of-a-kind suites, delectable restaurants and a blissful spa.
While there are plenty of romantic locales to settle into with your beau in Jamaica, Negril stands out. Visiting lovebirds can take a quiet stroll along gorgeous Seven Mile Beach, enjoy a romantic dinner with jaw-dropping views at The Caves and even step outside of their comfort zone at the clothing-optional Hedonism II Resort.
French is widely considered to be the most romantic language in the world and that's the official language spoken on the Caribbean island of St. Barts, which also boasts some incredible restaurants ideal for a romantic dinner for two, plenty of white-sand beaches and a handful of remarkable villas where you and your companion can enjoy some well-deserved alone time like VIPs.
A popular destination for honeymooners, Barbados is chock-full of romantic settings. Take your loved one on a sunset catamaran cruise from Bridgetown or make reservations for a romantic dinner for two at The Cliff in St. James after an enchanting stroll along the stunning Sandy Lane Beach. The all-inclusive, adults-only Sandals Barbados and The Sandpiper are among the most romantic resorts here.
One of the best ways to stoke the fire in Grenada is by booking an all-inclusive stay at the adults-only Sandals Grenada located on the island's exclusive Pink Gin Beach. In addition to the Island of Spice's amazing beaches, couples can take advantage of unlimited dining and premium liquors as well as nightly entertainment and activities like snorkeling and SCUBA diving. What's more, stay three nights or longer and your wedding is free.
St. Kitts and Nevis
For those whose idea of romance is soaking in rich culture and beautiful nature, St. Kitts and Nevis is an easy call, offering couples sensational sightseeing and hiking opportunities, from the St. Kitts Scenic Railway to the satisfying Nevis Peak Climb. Visitors can also spot a wide range of wildlife, including dolphins and sea turtles. Once you've had enough adventure, settle in on any of the destination's amazing beaches such as the crowd-favorite Pinney's Beach.
Turks and Caicos
If you're seeking romance but still want to travel with the entire family, consider Beaches Turks and Caicos on the award-winning Grace Bay in Providenciales. This resort offers younger travelers plenty to do, from the Pirates Island Waterpark to the supervised Kids Camp, so you and your honey can go grab a drink at the swim-up bar, enjoy a rejuvenating couples massage or take a peaceful stroll on the beach. Meanwhile, couples visiting Turks and Caicos as a pair will absolutely love the secluded COMO Parrot Cay, which offers a special Valentine's Day package as well as a Paradise for Two Package that includes a bottle of champagne upon arrival, a 60-minute couples massage and a private candlelit dinner, among other perks.
One of the Caribbean's best destinations for sunsets, Aruba is undeniably romantic. So grab your "dushi" (sweetheart in Papiamento, the native language of Aruba) and head to this Dutch island in the southern Caribbean for a dreamy beachfront dinner under a tiki hut or a hand in hand snorkeling session. Looking for the perfect place to stay? Consider the all-inclusive, adults-only Riu Palace Antillas Hotel on Aruba's renowned Palm Beach.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a superb Caribbean destination for couples seeking an off-the-beaten-path locale with no tourist crowds. Embrace each other underneath a mesmerizing waterfall, explore the pristine beaches of Bequia or strengthen your bond hiking a volcano. Those are just some of the romantic adventures that await in this unspoiled archipelago.