- Cap Juluca (Anguilla; www.capjuluca.com; tel. 888/858-5822 in the U.S., or 264/497-6666): This 72-hectare (178-acre) resort looks like a Saharan Casbah, with milky domed villas that seem to float against the scrubland and azure sky. It's an extremely stylish setting for romance. More than any other resort on Anguilla, Cap Juluca affords privacy: In their secluded villas, honeymooners can enjoy private pools and oversize tubs for two. Much of the resort and all of the rooms were given a thorough "reinvisioning" in 2009 -- even the beach is impeccably groomed on a regular basis.
- St. James's Club (Antigua; www.stjamesclubantigua.com; tel. 866/237-2071 in the U.S., or 268/460-5000): There are enough diversions at this very posh British-style resort to keep a honeymooning couple up and about for weeks. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included, along with unlimited drinks. Among the perks is a private, candlelit dinner for two in a romantic setting. Honeymooners are greeted with a bottle of champagne and freshly cut bougainvillea in their rooms, which can be private villas, suites, or, for complete isolation, a hillside home. Unlike Cap Juluca, which promotes seclusion, this is for honeymooners who prefer an active lifestyle, gambling at the casino, taking in the beach, or enjoying the widest array of dining and drinking options of any hotel on the island.
- Biras Creek Resort (Virgin Gorda; www.biras.com; tel. 877/883-0756 in the U.S., or 284/494-3555): If you're eager to escape your in-laws and bridesmaids after a wedding ceremony, this is the place. It's a quintessential mariner's hideaway that can be reached only via a several-mile boat ride across the open sea. Perched on a narrow promontory jutting into the Caribbean, it's an intensely private retreat set on 60 hectares (148 acres), with a crisscrossing network of signposted nature trails. Spacious, open-air, walled showers are provided in each bathroom. Honeymooners come here not to be pampered, but to be left alone to do their thing -- don't expect a lot of activities. Entertainment and dancing enliven some evenings, but for the most part, you'll enjoy utter tranquillity. Its king-size beds are the best on the island.
- Peter Island Resort (Peter Island, B.V.I.; www.peterisland.com; tel. 800/346-4451 or 284/495-2000): Romantics appreciate the isolation of this resort, on a 720-hectare (1,779-acre) private island south of Tortola and east of St. John. Reaching it requires a 30-minute waterborne transfer, which many urban refugees consider part of the fun. It's very laid-back -- bring your new spouse and a good book, and enjoy the comings and goings of yachts at the island's private marina while you recover from the stress of your wedding.
- Casa Colonial (Dominican Republic; www.casacolonialhotel.com; tel. 866/376-7831 or 809/320-3232): On the north coast of the Dominican Republic, this boutique hotel is the most elegant in the country, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Your marriage will last longer if you check into one of the lavish oceanfront master suites with a private entrance.
- Sandals Royal Caribbean (Jamaica; www.sandals.com; tel. 888/SANDALS [726-3257] in the U.S., or 876/953-2231): There are a handful of members of this resort chain in Jamaica alone (plus three others on St. Lucia, one in Turks and Caicos, and yet another one on the island of Antigua that is far less grand). Each prides itself on providing an all-inclusive (cash-free) environment where meals are provided in abundance. Enthusiastic members of the staff bring heroic amounts of community spirit to ceremonies celebrated on-site. Sandals provides everything from a preacher to petunias (as well as champagne, a cake, and all the legalities) for you to get hitched here.
- Horned Dorset Primavera (Puerto Rico; www.horneddorset.com; tel. 800/633-1857 or 787/823-4030): The most romantic place for a honeymoon on the island, this small, tranquil estate lies on the Mona Passage in western Puerto Rico, a pocket of posh where privacy is almost guaranteed. Spanish neocolonial accommodations are luxurious, and the property opens onto a long, secluded beach of white sand. There are no phones, TVs, or radios in the rooms to interfere with the soft sounds of pillow talk. This is a retreat for adults only, with no facilities for children.
- Four Seasons Resort Nevis (Nevis; www.fourseasons.com/nevis; tel. 800/332-3442): Though not as historic as some of the island's plantation-style inns, the Four Seasons rules without peer as the most deluxe hotel on the island, with the most extensive facilities. Set in a palm grove adjacent to the island's finest beach, it has the atmosphere of a supremely indulgent country club. The Four Seasons offers a 4-day wedding package with a choice of ceremony styles (in a church or on a beach, with a judge or with a civil magistrate). The resort's pastry chef designs each wedding cake individually, and the staff can arrange music, photographs, flowers, legalities, and virtually anything else you want.
- Anse Chastanet Resort (St. Lucia; www.ansechastanet.com; tel. 800/223-1108 in the U.S., or 758/459-7000): Offering panoramic views of mountains and jungle, this intimate hotel is a winner with romantics. With its small size, it provides a lot of privacy and rustic charm. Its wedding package includes all legal processing, a wedding cake, and champagne, and add-ons cover everything from photography to a postwedding sunset sail.
- Petit St. Vincent Resort (the Grenadines; www.psvresort.com; tel. 800/654-9326 or 954/963-7401): If your idea of a honeymoon is to run away from everybody except your new spouse, this is the place. It takes about three planes and a boat to reach it, but the effort to get here is worth it if you want total isolation and privacy. Even the staff doesn't bother you unless you raise a flag for room service. If the honeymoon is going well, you may never have to leave your stone cottage by the beach. The artfully built clubhouses and bungalows were crafted from tropical woods and local stone; the results are simultaneously rustic and lavish.
- Le Grand Courlan Spa Resort (Tobago; www.legrandtobago.com; tel. 868/639-9667): This is the favorite honeymoon retreat on Tobago. If you want to be fussed over, you and your new spouse can attend the spa for relaxing massages, or you can be left entirely alone to enjoy the bay outside your window or the sandy beach at your doorstep. From Guyanan hardwood to Italian porcelain, the decor is refined and elegant.
- Parrot Cay (Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos; www.parrotcay.com; tel. 866/388-0036): Never mind about the celebrity cachet -- you are the ultrapampered one on this private-island getaway ringed by sparkling green seas. Beachside villas are spacious and ultraprivate, with polished wood floors, four-posters draped in billowing white voile, and private heated plunge pools. The spa is world class.
- The Buccaneer (St. Croix; www.thebuccaneer.com; tel. 800/255-3881 in the U.S., or 340/712-2100): Posh and discreet, this resort has some of the most extensive vacation facilities on St. Croix -- three beaches, eight tennis courts, a spa and fitness center, an 18-hole golf course, and 3km (2 miles) of carefully maintained jogging trails. The accommodations include beachside rooms with fieldstone terraces leading toward the sea. The resort's stone sugar mill (originally built in 1658) is one of the most popular sites for weddings and visiting honeymooners on the island.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.