Many hotels in the Virgin Islands will help you plan your wedding, doing everything from arranging the flowers and the photographer to applying for the marriage license. But even if you don't actually tie the knot here, the Virgin Islands offer some of the world's most romantic destinations for honeymooning couples (or those who just want to pretend they're honeymooning).
- Elysian Beach Resort (St. Thomas; tel. 888/620-7994 or 340/775-1000; www.elysianbeachresort.net): For a great value, ask about the "Honeymoon Getaway" package, which includes a deluxe room or a one-bedroom suite, champagne on arrival, and use of the tennis courts, health club, and pool.
- The Buccaneer (St. Croix; tel. 800/255-3881 or 340/712-2100; www.thebuccaneer.com): This resort boasts the most extensive facilities on St. Croix, including an 18-hole golf course, eight championship tennis courts, a spa and health club, a 2-mile jogging trail, and three beaches. The 1653 sugar mill on the grounds is the most popular wedding spot on the island. We recommend staying in one of the beachside rooms, which have fieldstone terraces that take you right down to the water.
- Biras Creek Resort (Virgin Gorda; tel. 877/883-0756 or 284/494-3555; www.biras.com): This private and elegant hotel is located on a secluded 60-hectare (148-acre) promontory, accessible only by launch. Signposted nature trails cut through the lush tropical gardens.
- Rosewood Little Dix Bay (Virgin Gorda; tel. 888/767-3966 or 284/495-5555; www.littledixbay.com): The understated elegance of this luxury resort is popular with older couples and honeymooners alike -- in fact, the powerfully amorous atmosphere sometimes makes single guests feel like wallflowers. Spread out over 200 hectares (494 acres) on a secluded bay, this resort offers beautiful beaches and sporting activities galore, plus plenty of privacy, if that's what you're after.
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.