Relax on Stunning Beaches During an Anguilla Honeymoon

This Caribbean island is a truly luxurious escape.
Little Bay Beach in Anguilla
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Ellen O'Brien - The Knot Contributor.
Ellen O'Brien
Ellen O'Brien - The Knot Contributor.
Ellen O'Brien
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Updated Mar 07, 2024
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Considering an Anguilla honeymoon? Well, with more than 30 beaches on one tiny island, this spot has to be one of the best honeymoon destinations for couples who want a romantic and secluded beach vacation. Spend your days on powdery white sand, soaking in the sun—we guarantee you'll never want to leave the slice of paradise that is this stunning Caribbean island.

When it comes to planning your Anguilla honeymoon, let us be your guide. From the best months to visit the Caribbean to the top hotels and things to do, use our tips to plan the romantic getaway of your dreams.

Anguilla Honeymoon Tips in this Article:

Meads Bay in the Caribbean island of Anguilla
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Best Time to Honeymoon in Anguilla

Like many Caribbean islands, Anguilla experiences hurricane season from June to the end of November. For this reason, you'll want to plan your trip for the earlier months of the year. Spring is probably best time to visit Anguilla, as temperatures usually hover around the high 70s and low 80s—without the looming threat of hurricane season.

Best weather: December to April.
Festival highlights: The Summer Festival, a vibrant celebration of the island's music, dance and culinary traditions, usually takes place in late July to early August. The event features boat races, parades, beauty pageants, and live music, offering a deep dive into the local culture.

Anguilla Honeymoon Planning Tips

When planning a honeymoon in Anguilla, consider booking accommodations well in advance, especially if you're targeting the high season from December to April. It's a small island afterall, and things can book up quicker than you might think.

Many resorts in Anguilla offer honeymoon packages that include special experiences like couples massages, private dinners on the beach and sunset cruises—so make sure to let them know it's your honeymoon! Checking reviews and seeking recommendations for romantic outings and dining will also enhance your experience.

As a smaller island (it's only 16 miles long), Anguilla is a great spot for those hoping for a calmer and more secluded honeymoon. Anguilla has some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in the Caribbean, with tons of ocean life to explore under the clear-blue waters. Plus, the year-round warm weather guarantees you'll be able to bask in the sun.

Since Anguilla is a British territory, US visitors will need a passport to travel there. Here are a few quick tips to keep in mind before buying plane tickets.

Entry requirements: Valid US passport.
Anguilla is located in the Eastern Caribbean, east of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and directly north of Saint Martin.
The Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD) is the official currency.
Flight time to Destination:
You can find affordable, direct flights to Anguilla from Miami that are around 3 hours long.
Getting around:
Renting a car is the most flexible option for exploring Anguilla's beaches and attractions, though driving is on the left side of the road. Taxis are also available but can be expensive for longer distances. Some resorts offer shuttle services to popular spots.

Pro tip: Find a honeymoon planning expert on The Knot Marketplace for Anguilla honeymoon expertise, reviews and testimonials.

Best Anguilla Honeymoon Resorts & Hotels

This gorgeous Caribbean island boasts a range of accommodations, from luxury resorts and boutique hotels to private villas and Anguilla Airbnbs. Many offer packages tailored to newlyweds, including spa services, romantic meals and room upgrades. Here are some of our top picks.

Four Season Resort pools and gardens, Anguilla island
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Cap Juluca

If you're looking for a luxurious beach resort, consider the Belmond Cap Juluca. This stunning hotel features an infinity pool, a spa and four restaurants. Interested in some water sports? The resort offers snorkeling, scuba diving and sailing.

5.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews


Located on Meads Bay, this island resort feels like a tropical paradise. Part of the Auberge Resorts Collection family, Malliouhana has tons of different activities and experiences to choose from—so you'll never run out of things to do (or views to take in).

5.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla

The vast majority of rooms in this resort have jaw-dropping oceanfront views. The Four Seasons in Anguilla is a honeymooner's paradise, offering activities like yoga on the beach, sunset sails, access to prime beach snorkeling and tons of relaxing spa treatments.

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club

Formerly known as the Resort & Residences by CuisinArt, this hotel is packed with tons of amenities. From a stunning pool to an 18-hole championship golf course, Aurora Anguilla Resort has something for everyone.

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Frangipani Beach Resort

This luxury hotel is full of ocean views, complimentary activities and delicious meals. Head to the shore for tubing or wakeboarding before enjoying a dinner at the resort's award-winning restaurant, Straw Hat. Located right on Meads Bay, Frangipani Beach Resort is in a prime location on the island.

5.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Pro tip: If you're looking for more honeymoon options, there are plenty of other beautiful Caribbean islands to consider.

Things to Do in Anguilla for Couples

Anguilla is perfect for couples seeking both relaxation and adventure. Enjoy days lounging on pristine beaches or exploring nearby islands. Here are some ideas on things to do to get you started.

two people walking along a beach in Anguilla
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Birdwatch at Meads Bay Pond

Interact with some of the island's natural wildlife at Meads Bay. This wetland located on the island's southwestern shore is home to tons of native birds. Beyond the native wildlife, the lush landscape will leave you in awe.

Lounge on Shoal Bay Beach

One of the island's most gorgeous beaches, Shoal Bay beach feels like a private enclave—even though it's open to the public. Tan on the soft sand or wade into the crystal-clear water. You'll never want to leave this hidden gem.

Snorkel at Little Bay

Looking to do some snorkeling on your honeymoon? Little Bay is the perfect spot for you. This beach, which is only accessible by boat, is nestled in a tiny cove. If you're feeling a bit adventurous, you can opt to go cliff jumping off of the cove's big rocks.

Stroll along Rendezvous Bay Beach

If you love long walks on the beach, consider heading to Rendezvous Bay Beach for your next stroll. This beach boasts fantastic views of St. Maarten, so make sure to have your phone or camera ready to snap some pictures.

Explore Island Harbour

One of the island's fishing villages, this quaint spot is a great place to watch the local fishermen bring in the day's catch (and maybe get a glimpse of your dinner). Located on the northern side of the island, Island Harbour is also full of scenic views.

Visit Maundays Bay Beach

Searching for a beachfront spot to plop down for a few hours and dig into your next great read? Head to Maundays Bay. In addition to being one of the best beaches on the island, this area is known for its calmer waters and fewer crowds.

Pro tip: Consider including some honeymoon experiences in your gift registry, so your family and friends can give you a fun activity to do together abroad.

What to Pack for an Anguilla Honeymoon

High angle view of people enjoying in sea against cliff in Anguilla
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Since you'll spend most of your days basking in the sun, be sure to pack sunscreen and summer clothing in your honeymoon luggage. Rainstorms are common in Anguilla (especially during hurricane season), so be sure to include a raincoat or umbrella on your packing checklist.

Brittany Barber contributed to this article.

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