Of all of the planning that goes into weddings — from venues to menus, flowers to the dress, and plenty of other details to be buttoned up — planning your honeymoon may be your favorite part of the months-long process.
If your choices lead you to the Caribbean, take a look at Turks & Caicos, a group of 40 coral islands in the Atlantic Ocean, southeast of the Bahamas. We have partnered with Beaches Resorts to give you our best tips for planning a honeymoon to these gorgeous islands.
Planning An Unforgettable Honeymoon In Turks & Caicos
How to Get There
Direct flights to Turks & Caicos’ gateway island Providenciales — referred to as Provo by the locals and those in-the-know — are available from Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Philadelphia, New York City, Newark and Washington, D.C.
To start, consider the type of honeymoon you and your betrothed will enjoy together. Are you a couple of adventure seekers looking to get your adrenaline pumping after you tie the knot? Or, do you both prefer a laid back vibe to relax and relish your newfound wedded bliss?
It is easy to make a splash in the Turks & Caicos. Island activities vary from bird watching and clear kayaking to golf and trying your luck in one of the two casinos.
Dive into the clear turquoise waters and snorkel or SCUBA dive amongst the tropical fish and marine life that live under the sea. If you’d rather stay above the water’s surface, go sailing, or soak up the sun on Grace Bay, a 12-mile white sand beach that was awarded #1 World’s Best Beach.
Where To Stay
In regards to accommodations, Beaches Turks & Caicos is very pleased to announce that it has reopened and is welcoming guests. The five-star, all-inclusive resort’s five villages are inspired by the architecture and ambience of Italy, France, the Caribbean and Key West, all set on the shores of Grace Bay.
Wedding planning is behind you and now it’s time to relax, so consider upgrading to a Signature Suite and leave all of the details to your private butler who will take care of unpacking, reservations and laundry service. It’s time to enjoy your time together, just the two of you.
Speaking of alone time, your butler will arrange a romantic dinner for two in the privacy of your suite or patio; simply choose the restaurant and leave the rest to him.
The red carpet is rolled out for honeymooners when you choose to celebrate your nuptials at Beaches Turks & Caicos. The resort’s complimentary honeymoon package includes a bottle of chilled sparkling wine waiting in your room upon arrival, a special turndown with flower petals on the bed on your first night at the resort, and fresh flowers and breakfast in bed one morning.
If you decide to venture out of your spacious guest room, there are plenty of ways to enjoy your days at Beaches Turks & Caicos. Stroll the white sand beach and dip your toes into the warm turquoise water.
Or, choose from a wide variety of on-site activities like SCUBA diving and snorkeling, stand up paddling and kayaking, and beach volleyball and tennis. Take a dip in the resort’s 10 freshwater pools and four whirlpools, be entertained at a live show, or find relaxation in Red Lane Spa.
When it comes to dining, choose from any of the 21 5-Star Global Gourmet restaurants that feature global cuisines, and toast another day in paradise with unlimited premium spirits and fine wines at one of the resort’s 15 bars, including swim-up bars. Or, enjoy your favorite cocktail or a glass of wine in the privacy of your room, where you will find a stocked bar.
Wherever you choose to honeymoon, take the time to enjoy being with each other — just the two of you — as you start the rest of your lives together.