Antigua named most romantic destination

A couple enjoys the scenic sunset during a romantic getaway in Antigua


Antigua and Barbuda has been awarded the ‘Caribbean’s Most Romantic Destination’ as released by the World Travel Awards.  The destination has now won the award for a third consecutive year in a row.

The winners of the World Travel Awards are voted for by tourism professionals around the world, and the award recognizes the commitment and excellence that the organization has shown over the past twelve months.

Antigua and Barbuda is considered one of the easiest Caribbean islands to get married in.  With no residency requirement, the destination hosts a record number of marriages annually and has gained recognition as a leader in the wedding, honeymoon and romance market. The destination boasts award-winning properties, romance-inducing landscapes, and has a luxurious beach for every day of the year.


This year, Antigua played host to celebrities, footballer Lionel Messi and American Idol winner Chris Blue who honeymooned on island with their wives. Antigua was also the location of choice for the debut bridal collection photo shoot of noted New York based fashion designer Chen Burkett.


Antigua and Barbuda Minister of Tourism, The Honourable Asot A. Michael said: “We continue to ensure that the process of getting married in Antigua and Barbuda is as hassle-free as possible. Additionally, we are committed to capturing an even greater share of this market by developing new products and concepts to appeal to modern couples in search of romance.”

Each year in June, the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority holds its “June is Romance Month” promotion. The promotion highlights Antigua and Barbuda’s strengths as a destination of choice for romance travel.  Throughout the month there are a variety of special destination wedding and honeymoon packages available making the process of planning a romantic escape much easier.

The destination also launched the world’s first tourism social media channel dedicated entirely to romance on Facebook on February 14 2017. The ‘Antigua Barbuda Romance’ channel is an interactive platform that provides visitors with the best information and tools for those planning their perfect romantic trip. To find out more, visit the ‘Antigua Barbuda Romance’ platform at

The island of Antigua is open for business and continues to welcome couples in search of romance, luxurious and intimate accommodation, and invigorating experiences, to the island. For more information go to:

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  1. We got married at the Grand Pineapple hotel, and fell in love with the island, and have returned several times, every stay getting longer and longer. We eventually plan to retire to the island. Antigua….we love you!

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