Whether you are a couple who loves to relax, to go on adventures, or to eat, there is somewhere in the Caribbean that is so ideally suited for your dream trip, it won’t be long before you and your partner will be discussing the merits of applying for a second passport.
Read on to discover the three best places to celebrate a romantic anniversary in the Caribbean.
Antigua and Barbuda
Undoubtedly one of the Caribbean’s premier romantic destinations, Antigua and Barbuda is only getting hotter as more and more couples around the world realize the potential that this destination has for a once-in-a-lifetime vacation.
There is an abundance of reasons to choose Antigua and Barbuda for your next holiday, but the main one is the fact that this nation is home to 365 beaches, giving you plenty of options for where to relax and take some well-deserved time out with your loved one.
The island’s most celebrated beach is Half Moon Bay, but Rendezvous Bay, Pigeon Point Beach, Runaway Bay, and the Hawksbill Beaches are also fantastic options.
Ideally, you will book your accommodation in Antigua and then take a boat across to Barbuda, Antigua’s sister island. Your boat journey will take no more than an hour and a half; alternatively, you could also opt to take a 20-minute flight. Regardless of how you end up getting there, on Barbuda, you can witness white and pink sand, fascinating wildlife, and the old town of Codrington (a locale unlike anywhere else).
Be warned! The vast majority of foreigners who visit Antigua and Barbuda instantly become interested in returning again and again, which explains why obtaining an Antigua passport becomes a tempting proposition. For those who decide to get a second citizenship,
Antigua contributes many benefits including tax bonuses, security from possible political instability, admittance to visa-free travel, and the independence that comes with possessing two passports.
Located in the Lesser Antilles region of the Caribbean Sea, Dominica (Dominican Republic) is nicknamed the “Nature Isle of the Caribbean” thanks to its abundance of natural wonders. If you and your partner are enjoy spending time outdoors while being active, then Dominica is probably the ideal Carribean island for you.
While in Dominica, the two of you can explore Morne Trois Pitons National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that boasts many hiking trails, grand waterfalls, freshwater lakes, and hot springs. Additionally, here you can find the Emerald Pool, a celebrated icon of the island due to the picturesque waterfall that spills down into a bright green natural pool.
For those who like to spend time in the water, Champagne Reef is a premier diving and snorkeling site, where visitors will find themselves surrounded by bubbles discharged from the volcanic depths as well as wondrous sea creatures (such as trumpet fishes and seahorses).
St. Kitts & Nevis
As one of the most diverse destinations in the Caribbean, St. Kitts & Nevis is perfect for the couples who want to squeeze a little bit of everything into their romantic holiday itinerary — especially those who are foodies.
You can experience true Caribbean culture through eating and drinking the local way. Fresh local lobster and seafood should be at the top of your “to-eat” list, as well as conch (pronounced “conk”) fritters that are a typical island snack.
Tasting sweet treats is a must (after all, you are on vacation), so save some room each night for Guava Cheese that can be found at the stalls of street vendors. Furthermore, St. Kitts and Nevis’s locals love to indulge in sugar cakes which are made from coconut and cane sugar and spiced with ginger. This can also be found at food carts.
Wherever you go in the Caribbean, keep in mind that the culture is very relaxed and the vibe is casual. Embrace another side of yourself by forgetting about strict schedules and fancier pieces of clothing. Instead, accept that, sometimes, simple living is best, and the fact that you and your partner are spending time in one of the most beautiful areas of the world is reason enough to be happy.
Have you ever visited the Caribbean? Do you ever consider securing a Caribbean citizenship by investment? Where do you dream of spending a romantic vacation? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
AUTHOR BIO: Kal Kennard is a Partner at Citizens International, a white-glove specialist firm offering private client services necessary for citizenship investment into the Caribbean. Based in the Caribbean for the past 15 years, she is an experienced consultant who works directly with many professional partners and advises clients worldwide.