A romantic honeymoon in the sun with the love of your life can provide the perfect start to your marriage - and the beautiful Caribbean island of Barbados is a great choice for sharing this special time together.
With its crystal-clear turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, swaying palm trees and all-year-round sunshine, it's no wonder this spell-binding destination is regarded as an idyllic paradise.
Maybe you like the idea of sharing blissful hours of relaxation in a luxurious hotel, chilling out beside the pool by day and gazing lovingly into the eyes of your loved one over cocktails by moonlight. Or perhaps you would prefer a livelier honeymoon adventure, with plenty of vibrant nightlife, tourist attractions to visit and daytime water sports action in the sea.
Whatever your preferences are, the exciting, diverse and charming island of Barbados is more than capable of meeting your needs and ensuring your honeymoon will create wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.
It’s important to do plenty of research in advance to choose a location and accommodation in Barbados that’s ideal for your needs. By planning ahead and finding somewhere that fits your unique tastes you can help ensure your honeymoon will be an experience that you remember forever.
There’s so much to see and do in Barbados - stunning beaches, fantastic restaurants, live music clubs, bustling craft markets, quaint little rum shops, a plethora of waters sports activities and all-year round street festivals are just a few of the attractions to ensure your honeymoon is a magical time.
Simply strolling around hand in hand with your loved one can be a really pleasant experience as you immerse yourself in the culture of this captivating sun-drenched island and mingle with the friendly and welcoming Bajan residents.
You can also hop on a Reggae Bus, the name fondly given to the yellow minibuses which allow you to explore the popular island towns of Bridgetown, Holetown, Oistins and Speightstown.
Barbados is renowned for its incredible white, sandy beaches and there’s no better place to relax and wallow in the company of your loved one as you begin your married life together, drawing love hearts in the sand.
For the more active honeymooners, there’s also the opportunity to enjoy some water sports action in the warm crystal-clear ocean - popular activities include jet-skiing, windsurfing, snorkelling, paddle boarding, scuba diving and parasailing. Taking to the ocean waves on a catamaran for some sailing, fishing, diving and sunbathing is another option.
The beach can also be the setting for a romantic meal under the stars at one of the many seafront restaurants. For a more lively dining experience you could enjoy the famous Oistin’s Fish Fry, a fun-packed evening of eating, dancing and music on the beach.
When it comes to choosing the type of accommodation for a honeymoon, a great option for newly-weds is to stay at an all-inclusive hotel.
This allows you leave all of your worries behind and focus on relaxing, having fun, and enjoying each other’s company as you begin married life together.
As well as having all your meals and drinks taken care of, romantic sunset dinners, champagne and cocktails by the pool, and pampering at luxury spas are among the delights you can experience at many of Barbados’ fabulous honeymoon hideaways.
There’s no shortage of nightlife in Barbados and honeymooners will find plenty of discos and live music clubs where they can dance the night away and meet other partying couples.
Among the leading night spots for enjoying an evening of Bajan fun and revelry are Harbour Nights in Carlisle Bay, the Cove Club in St Lawrence Gap and the Red Door Lounge in Holetown.
Reggae and calypso bands perform live in many pubs and clubs, while you’ll find a range of jazz and rhythm and blues venues providing less raucous musical entertainment.
Every bride and groom wishes for a wonderful honeymoon experience after tying the knot together and the spellbinding island of Barbados offers a glorious getaway in the sun that can make their wishes come true.