Sultry, sexy, and ready to serve you, the very best luxury resorts of the Caribbean will make you wish the honeymoon would last forever. Here's a list of some of the region's most elegant hotels that offer spacious lodgings, extensive facilities, extraordinary amenities, and a bountiful beach. Go soon, and the good news is you'll pay less off-season. The bad news? There's always the chance of a hurricane or downpour. But once it blows over, it's bliss again.
Bahamas: Seek a lovely, upscale resort where you can get a room or villa with direct access to a pristine beach? The One&Only Ocean Club [check rates]
on Paradise Island caters to guests' needs for privacy and serenity — and if you want action you have full privileges at the nearby mega Atlantis Resort [check rates].
Barbados: A stylish home base for some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in the area,
Sandy Lane has classic golf and tennis facilities [check rates].
British Virgin Islands: On quiet, secluded, and privately owned Peter Island, the romantic, family-run
Peter Island Resort stretches across 1,300 acres [check rates].
Cancún: The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun resort adds its elegant presence, as well as a private health club and spa, to the island. Large rooms are lavishly furnished with antiques and provide glorious balcony views. [check rates].
Jamaica: Four hundred landscaped acres, palatial rooms, and every activity a pair of honeymoons could ask for are at Half Moon Golf, Tennis & Beach Resort [check rates].
Nevis: Four Seasons' high standards of style and service have come to this sleepy, rural island -- and guests who can afford it adore the place [check rates].
St. Lucia: Small and luxurious Ladera has been a favorite with guests such as Oprah Winfrey and offers one visual treat after another, including suites with an open wall [check rates].
St. Martin: Intimate La Samanna
has 80 guest rooms and villas, some with private terraces that open onto the beach, all with ocean views that lift the spirits. [check rates] .
U.S. Virgin Islands: Romantic Caneel Bay on St. John is surrounded by seven magnificent beaches lapped by clear, clean waters [check rates] .