Wedding planning can be overwhelming, but the thought of a relaxing honeymoon after the big day is what aids a lot of newlyweds through the stress. Because of this, many newlyweds set out immediately after the wedding to an idyllic destination that amplifies the excitement of the big day (and the joy of the planning being done). The idea is to head to a place that’s both intimitate an exciting, and for many, that means heading to a tropical island paradise.
Fortunately, there is one wedding planning decision that’s easy to make, and that’s to choose the Caribbean island of St. John for your honeymoon. A multitude of lavish St. John homes for rent make it easy to choose a home away from home that’s guaranteed to create lasting memories, and the picture-perfect surroundings create a romantic yet adventurous atmosphere that’s impossible to resist.
These are five reasons why you should choose St. John for your honeymoon. Trust us - you won’t be disappointed.
It’s Easy to Reach
You’ll probably want to fly to your honeymoon destination (driving long-distance is no way to start a marriage), and St. John is an easy island to access considering its secluded, deserted-isle feel. The Cyril E. King Airport is a public airport found just 2 miles west of the Charlotte Amalie business district on the nearby island of St. Thomas. Once you arrive at Cyril E. King Airport, you’ll be able to take a pubic ferry or private water taxi to the gorgeous island of St. John. This is where you head out to sea, leave the wedding stresses behind, and truly begin to enjoy married life with your new husband or wife.
Luxurious Hotels and Villas
While on your honeymoon, you will demand the best, and St. John offers some of the most lavish resorts, villas, and eateries in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The esteemed Gallows Point Resort is one of the hotels that will spoil you with all of the amenities you desire, including a sumptuous suite with oceanfront balcony, snorkeling at your doorstep, a relaxing pool, tropical gardens and more.
Or, you can opt for an over-the-top villa, like The Latitude in Great Cruz Bay, which includes a private pool and hot tub overlooking the turquoise waters of the bay. Wherever you stay in St. John, you’re bound to enjoy quality services, whether you’re seeking award-winning cuisine, exciting ocean activities, or even private butler service at your room or villa. There are so many sumptuous places to stay -- for every budget -- that you simply can’t go wrong when planning your trip to St. John.
Vacation Rentals Too
Many honeymooners are seeking even more privacy, and the best way to enjoy a place entirely to yourself is by booking a vacation rental. The island is full of vacation rentals offered by real estate companies and individual home owners to give you a luxurious yet local living experience. Whether you’re searching for a smaller, more affordable home in a local neighborhood or a lavish rental with balcony overlooking the Caribbean Sea, you can find the vacation rental you’re seeking. Luxury Retreats is a helpful booking site that will connect you with your dream vacation home away from the distractions of overly-crowded resorts and fellow tourists.
Unbeatable Views and Landmarks
As newlyweds, there’s no doubt you’re craving a place that will provide the peace and tranquility of untouched natural beauty. The Caribbean island of St. John is full of breathtaking landmarks and sights, determined to spruce ignite your honeymoon. For instance, a tour the Coral Bay is an experience that you and your husband or wife will remember for decades to come. In addition to Coral Bay, the white sand beaches of Trunk Bay, Virgin Islands National Park, and even Honeymoon Beach (aptly named) are just waiting to introduce you to the breathtaking natural wonders of the Caribbean. While you may want to relax in the comfort of your lavish hotel room or villa, there’s no doubt you should get out and experience the beaches and waters that surround you.
Water Sports Abound
Because St. John is a tropical island, most of the adventure activities you can enjoy there in involve beaches and the sea. Some of the most sought-after water activities on the island are kayaking the pristine Caneel Bay, the Hanley Cay Adventure tour, snorkeling at Cinnamon Bay, taking a day trip via boat to St. Thomas, embarking on a private sailing excursion, or diving among the brightly-coloured corals and sea creatures that call this area home.
And when your skin is too pruned to spend another day in the sea, you can spend a day exploring the historic Annaberg Sugar Plantation, hiking the Lind Point Trail, exploring Bordeaux Mountain, or shopping the galleries and stores of Cruz Bay and other popular tourist areas. Choose the activities that appeal most to you and your love, and you’re guaranteed to create lasting memories.
What Are You Waiting For?
Every wonderful wedding is completed with an unforgettable honeymoon. And we suggest you enjoy your honeymoon in one of the most picture-perfect places in the world -- St. John. Splash in the crystal clear Caribbean waters, sink your toes into the powder white sands, and lay in bed for hours simply feeling the warm sun and salty air on your skin. St. John is truly paradise on earth.