With its pristine white-sand beaches, fine dining along the shore, world-class designer boutiques, and spectacular scenery, Saint Barthélemy—better known as St. Barths or St. Barts—is the perfect spot for a honeymoon. This aptly named Jewel of the Caribbean offers a unique melding of Caribbean island beauty, French cultural influences, and ornate luxury accommodations. If you’re considering a St. Barts honeymoon, the following attractions should be at the top of your itinerary. 

1. A Trip to Baie de St. Jean (Bay of St. John)

The French influence is most abundant on the Bay of St. John, a popular beach that’s commonly compared to the French Riviera. The calm, reef-protected waters allow for swimming, snorkeling, and watersports galore. The rows of bistros and boutiques allow you to break up your sunbathing with first-class dining and shopping—all without ever having to hop in a taxi. Slightly secluded and nestled against lush green mountains, Baie de St. Jean is rich with beauty and opulence. 

The beach is popular with celebrities, and there’s always plenty of room on the sand. So grab a chilled rum punch and secure a spot near Eden Rock with the one you love. You never know who you’ll see wandering along the shore during your St. Barts honeymoon.

2. Take a Day Trip to Saint Martin 

Just because you’re visiting St. Barts for your honeymoon doesn’t mean you’re limited to the island. Head over to Gustavia on the western part of the island, and you can catch a ferry to Saint Martin. Catamarans will take you to all corners of the island, including Marigot in the west, Oyster Pond in the east, and Simpson Bay and Philipsburg in the south. A round-trip excursion will cost you between $50 and $100 per person. 

Once you’re there, you can bask in the white sand and towering palm trees of Mullet Bay. Or you might opt for a couple’s adventure and take a ride on the Flying Dutchman, the world’s steepest zipline. Saint Martin is home to ATV tours, vast hiking trails, and some of the most breathtaking romantic landscapes in the Caribbean. You can toast your nuptials at Toppers Rhum, one of the world’s biggest rum distilleries; or you can explore the gorgeous foliage at the 100-acre Loterie Farm. Book a Saint Martin luxury rental and spend the night, or head back to St. Bart’s before the last ferry leaves in the evening. 

3. Enjoy Some Pampering at La Spa at Le Barthélemy 

The newest and most exquisite spa on St. Barts, La Spa at Le Barthélemy is a below-ground oasis that’s perfect for couples. The ceiling is a massive atrium open to the sky, providing guests with a visually intoxicating environment. This luxurious facility offers 90-minute aromatherapy massages, facials, blow-dry packages, and a full nail bar. 

Because this exclusive spa offers just four treatment rooms, appointments book up fast. If you’re hoping for an unforgettable couple’s massage experience, make sure to book your appointment as early as possible. 

4. Book a Luxury Villa 

St. Barts has plenty of hotels and resorts, but they pale in comparison to the many elegant beachside luxury villas that are available. You don’t want to spend the most romantic vacation of your life packed into a crowded hotel with screaming party groups and large families. You want a quiet, secluded space where you can turn up the heat on your honeymoon without inhibition—all with the stunning beachside landscapes out your window. St. Barts luxury villa rentals make that possible. 

You can find luxury villas on most of the major beaches in St. Barts. Your best spots are Baie de St. Jean, Grand Cul de Sac, and Baie des Flamandes, all of which offer incredible rentals just steps from the beach. 

5. Experience Fine Dining 

If you’re looking for high-end romantic dining with unforgettable food and scenery, St. Barts is the place in the Caribbean. Your best spots include L’Esprit Saline on Saline Beach. Located right off the sand, L’Esprit Saline is an open-air restaurant known for world-class specialty dishes like pan-fried yellowfin tuna and grilled rack of lamb. The romantic setting is what truly sets it apart; the restaurant features lush garden surroundings complete with rich floral arrangements and tall coconut palms. 

Fans of fine Italian food will want to check out Le Sereno Al Mare Restaurant, another open-air establishment—this one with unobstructed views of the waters of Grand Cul de Sac. The menu includes such popular selections as linguine with clams and lemon zest, homemade gnocchi with beef and veal bolognese, and an ever-changing fish of the day. Other incredible restaurants on St. Barts include François Plantation, Bagatelle, and Le Piment. You’ll find no shortage of romance. 

Book your St. Barts honeymoon, and discover for yourself why this island destination is favored by celebrities, jet-setters, and romance-seekers from all over the world.