Looking for romance? Head to Green Turtle Cay

Bahamas island named Best Caribbean Island for Romance

There's a reason so many couples look to the azure waters, balmy breezes and luxurious accommodations of the Caribbean to dial up the romance. There's something seriously sexy about a toes-in-the-sand tropical escape with a special someone, and we want to know your favorite destination to set the mood.

  • Green Turtle Cay
    Bahamas

    Green Turtle Cay gets its name from the many sea turtles that inhabit its waters. Couples visiting this long and narrow island enjoy New England-style architecture, outstanding beaches and a charming village complete with picket fences, all accessible by golf cart or bicycle.
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  • Grenada

    Grenada, the 'Spice Island,' offers couples an authentic Caribbean feel with fabulous spicy food and a good nightlife to boot. The exterior of the island is ringed with 45 beaches and many more secluded coves, while the interior is dominated by aromatic spice plantations and hiking trails.
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  • St. Martin / Sint Maarten

    Two nations, two names, two cultures, one island. On St. Martin/Sint Maarten, French and Dutch culture exist side-by-side on a compact 37-square-mile island, complemented by wonderful beaches and a lively nightlife. Each side offers a completely different, but equally romantic, vacation experience.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / Sean Pavone

  • Saint Lucia

    Green-blanketed mountains, deep valleys, quaint fishing villages and hidden beaches lend St. Lucia some of the most drop-dead gorgeous scenery in the Caribbean. For couples, St. Lucia offers numerous intimate and luxurious resorts, fantastic nightlife with lots of live music and a lush interior teeming with unusual features.
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  • Anguilla

    The island of Anguilla offers a smattering of high-end resorts, gorgeous powder-soft sandy beaches and unparalleled cuisine  everything from upscale restaurants to sunset beach barbecues. Far fewer cruise ships anchor at Anguilla than at nearby islands, which only adds to the sense of sexy seclusion.
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  • Antigua

    On Antigua, there's quite literally a beach for every day of the year, not to mention a variety of romantic accommodations ranging from sumptuous all-inclusive resorts to intimate inns. It's a perfect place to play Robinson Crusoe or sail off into the sunset.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / Sean Pavone

  • Aruba

    The “A” of the ABC Islands, Aruba has it all – stunning beaches, luxe resorts and near-perfect weather outside the hurricane belt (so honeymoons or other romantic getaways are less likely to be interrupted).
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  • Grand Turk

    Grand Turk, the governmental seat in the Turks and Caicos, is also one of the most romantic islands, lined with sleepy white sand beaches and dotted with bougainvillea-blanketed colonial inns. Couples into scuba diving will find some of the best sites in the Caribbean along the 7,000-foot coral wall just offshore.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / mikolajn

  • Cat Island
    Bahamas

    Couples looking for a natural escape should consider sleepy and pristine Cat island, a laidback Bahamian destination known for its rolling hills, winding trails and a eight-mile-long Pink Sand Beach.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / Wallaceweeks

  • Elbow Cay
    Bahamas

    Situated just off the shores of Marsh Harbour, lovely little Elbow Cay is home to one of the most picturesque lighthouses in the Caribbean, as well as the charming village of Hope Town and plenty of opportunity for diving, swimming and snorkeling together.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / ksmith0808

The top 10 winners in the Best Caribbean Island for Romance category are as follows:

  1. Green Turtle Cay - Bahamas
  2. Grenada
  3. St. Martin / Sint Maarten
  4. Saint Lucia
  5. Anguilla
  6. Antigua
  7. Aruba
  8. Grand Turk
  9. Cat Island - Bahamas
  10. Elbow Cay - Bahamas

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Melanie Reffes and Chelle Koster Walton (10Best Local Expert) were chosen for their knowledge of the Caribbean.

Congratulations to all these winning destinations!

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