Looking for a great way to heat up your romance? You just might find the answer in the sunny Caribbean, a destination filled with enough sun and sand to put the sizzle into every lovelife.
You'll find the Caribbean islands dotted with lots of romantic resorts, but when it's time to get out and do a bit of sightseeing, where are the best places for couples to explore?
Here are 10 timeless favorites of romantically-inclined travelers:
The Caribbean is one of the world's most popular vacation destinations. A romantic Caribbean vacation will leave you with lifelong memories of love and exotic travels.
- Diamond Waterfalls and Gardens, St. Lucia
Blooming with tropical splendor, lovely garden trails lead you to the Diamond Waterfalls, a beautiful cascade that leaves a spray of "diamond" twinkles in the air.
If you visit on a Sunday, you can also enjoy a luxurious soak in the mineral baths originally built by French King Louis XVI for use by his troops.
- The Baths, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
This awesome beach features lots of massive granite boulders that are as smooth as riverbed stones. They form shadowy, semi-private caves that are perfect for a secret kiss or two.
- Y.S. Falls, Jamaica
Although Dunns' River Falls on the north coast is far more visited, these secluded falls offer couples a much quieter paradise.
Cascading in steps through the tropical forest, the falls can be climbed with the help of a friendly guide, and swimmers can enjoy crystal clear waters under a canopy of ferns.
- Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Rich with historic sites and an atmosphere reminiscent of the Spanish conquistadors, this centuries-old city offers couples an opportunity to stroll hand-in-hand where lovers have walked for literally hundreds of years.
The most recognized site in Old San Juan is Fuerte San Felipe del Morro, a fort better known as El Morro.
- Boca Tabla, Curaçao
This amazing sea cave was carved by eons of pounding Atlantic waves. Kneeling in the warm darkness of the sea cave, you can watch surge after surge of crystal blue waves as they come within feet of you, roaring into the cave, and then back out to sea.
- West End, Negril, Jamaica
The famous Seven Mile Beach of Negril gives way to rugged cliffs on its west side where visitors find one of the best sunset lookouts in the entire Caribbean.
Each and every day, crowds arrive at Rick's, one of the Caribbean's best known sunset bars, for the chance to watch another majestic Caribbean day draw to a close.
- South Peninsula, St. Kitts
Until just a few years ago, this stretch of land was only accessible by boat. Today, a modern highway makes the island's most beautiful pristine beaches easily accessible. Be sure to keep an eye out for the vervet monkeys that inhabit this remote region.
- Natural Bridge, Aruba
This symbol of Aruba marks the line where tumultuous ocean waves meet the windward coast. Couples can walk out on the bridge for a cool sea spray and a simply breathtaking view.
- Paradise Point, St. Thomas
Sitting on ski-lift gondolas, you'll rise to one point that is never touched by snow: the top of Flag Hill for a view of the Charlotte Amalie harbor, dotted with cruise ships.
Gondolas ascend to the summit from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
- Maracas Bay, Trinidad
Only an hour from Port of Spain, the scenic drive to this area is a treat in itself, winding through the Northern Range with views of tropical forests where species such as howler and capuchin monkeys, ocelot, parrots, and wild pigs can be found.
The pristine beach at Maracas Bay offers a full day of fun and is the best place to see and be seen in Trinidad.
About the authors:
Husband and wife team Paris Permenter and John Bigley have authored over 20 guidebooks. They edit the free Lovetripper.com, a romantic travel magazine featuring worldwide destinations.
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