Discovering new dishes with the one you love can be one of the most intimate parts of a honeymoon, especially for gourmands. Whether you want to travel on a budget or can splurge a little, these post-wedding destinations require you to pack a serious appetite.
Caribbean high budget: West End, Anguilla
For the foodiest of all the Caribbean islands, Anguilla takes the cake. Pimms, a restaurant on the bay at the elite Cap Juluca resort, the local cuisine is called “Eurobbean” – European-Caribbean fusion — and high-rolling honeymooners pay the price to try their five-course tasting menu with wine pairings. The Hibernia restaurant in Island Harbour, with its art gallery and a chef trained at the Ecole Hoteliere of Strasbourg, France, is another favourite — and has been since it opened in 1987 (note: they go on holiday from mid-July until November). You will only need a long weekend in tropical Anguilla, and hurricane risk exists between June and November.
Caribbean low budget: Grand Case, St Martin
In comparison to many of its Caribbean neighbours, the quality of cuisine is superb on St Martin, an island where the connection to France can literally be tasted. Traditional bistros abound, and while the pricing at many of them is surprisingly uncompetitive, you can compromise by spending less on your lodging. The Grand Case Beach Club has a full kitchen in every room, where, if you fancy yourself a chef, you can save even more money by trying a few of the local recipes. For those travelling from North America, St Martin is one of the most northernmost Caribbean islands, and the flight from the US mainland is short – a consolation if you can only stay for a long weekend.