First Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner did it, followed by Bruce Willis and Emma Heming, and more recently Bryan Ferry and Amanda Sheppard. Getting married in the Turks and Caicos is becoming a trend. But don’t worry; you do not have to tie the knot here to take advantage of the romantic setting and perfect weather. Honeymooning in Turks and Caicos is a very popular way to enjoy the romance of island life- and for good reason. There are a host of great things to do that will make your honeymoon special, memorable and most importantly – romantic.
First off, staying at the Alexandra Resort, located on world-acclaimed Grace Bay Beach, provides the ideal setting for romance and escape. The spacious suites offer large decks or patios, where you can relax and enjoy the stunning ocean views. Occupying 600 feet of frontage on Grace Bay Beach, you can enjoy leisurely walks together for miles or simply indulge yourselves in sunbathing on the beach. Resort amenities include a large freeform swimming pool, free non-motorized water sports, tennis courts, a full-service spa, an on-site activities desk, a fitness center and a gourmet restaurant – Mango Reef – serving Caribbean/French inspired dishes on its ocean-side terrace.
Mango Reef can provide one of the most memorable honeymoon experiences. The staff can help you arrange to have a barefoot dinner for two on the beach and be serenaded by the sounds of the ocean, with dinner service lit only by moonlight and a few tiki torches. What better way to start off married life than dining alfresco on one of the world’s best beaches?
To keep the romance theme going, you can enjoy his and her massages at an island spa or – better yet – have the treatments in the comfort of your own suite or on the beach. In addition to the full-service spa at the Alexandra, which offers luxurious massage and beauty treatments, there are other day-spas located near by. A deep-tissue massage might be just the thing you need after the big day.
Later, you can dress up and head to Magnolia Restaurant & Wine Bar to watch a beautiful island sunset. Magnolia has a terrace that faces Turtle Cove Marina and serves refreshing cocktails to go along with the magnificent view. You can sit back and relax with an aperitif while looking for the famous green flash that sometimes appears just as the sun is sinking into the sea.
Watching the sun setting over the brilliant turquoise waters may give you the itch to get out on the sea and enjoy some of the Turks and Caicos Islands’ greatest treasures. There are numerous ways to enjoy our restorative waters, but one of the best for honeymooners is a private boat charter. Kenard Cruises offers a top-of-the line experience on a luxurious yacht. They can provide a full or half day excursion to some of the most beautiful beaches you’ve ever seen – only accessible by boat and most likely only occupied by you.
With all this romance, you’ll want to capture this special time to ensure your honeymoon lasts well beyond your visit to Turks and Caicos. To do this we recommend engaging the services of a professional photographer. There are many photographers to choose from – one we recommend is Christine Morden of Paradise Photography, whose impressive portfolio boasts shots of luminaries including President Obama, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. And, she has seen her work published in a number of renowned periodicals such as Destinations Wedding & Honeymoons, Elite Traveler, Real Life and El Diario. You can hire her for the day, for an hour or for the afternoon and capture this special time forever. The white sand and brilliant blue waters of the Turks and Caicos form the perfect setting for fabulous photos that will be treasured for years to come – just like the memories of your Turks and Caicos honeymoon.