When Christopher Columbus named the Virgin Islands after Saint Ursula and the 11,000 Virgins, could he have ever known it would become one of the world’s most romantic destinations for lovers?
Today, despite any potential misnomer, the Virgin Islands ‘virtues’ are still whole-heartedly intact. Indeed, honeymooners flock to the islands year-round. Gorgeous turquoise waters welcome adventurous couples to closely encounter its sea life, from sharks to sea turtles and beyond. To help you dive into the fun that awaits, our friends at the brand-new tour and excursion site, GoBe, have curated these four wet and wild experiences to help you relish your Virgin Islands honeymoon and create memories to last a lifetime.
1. Sea Lion Swim: Get in the water – it’s playtime! Dance, swim, pet, and play with a South American sea lion in a private pool, and leave with the perfect photo-op: a sea lion planting a fat one on your cheek!
2. Sea Turtle Experience: Cozy up to some ancient-looking 150-pound Green Sea Turtles in a private lagoon, and learn about these fun creatures. Did you know during nesting season the female will return back to the same beach where she was born? Yup. She will find the exact beach, even after 30 years of absence!
3. Shark Encounter: Dive into a pool designed to simulate a tropical reef and watch sharks swim and interact. You’ll even get to pet a baby shark – aaaw! Plus, see marine life at the Marine Gardens –21 jewel tanks that are home to eels, rockfish, and scorpion fish. Don’t worry—there are no fearsome man-eaters in the Shark Shallows. Just some docile baby sharks that want to say “hello.”
4. Sea Floor Walk: Have you ever strolled along the bottom of the sea? Put on your undersea walking helmet and head to the bottom. There you’ll meet the dwellers of the deep. On the trail, you’ll see colorful fish and sea creatures dart around as you find out what life is like at this coral reef. Wave to your friends and family members through the glass and have your picture taken to commemorate your time in this blue kingdom…now that’s an Instagram photo worth the price of the honeymoon!
Want to book your honeymoon to the Caribbean? Check out GoBe’s 145 tailored travel experiences, activities and tours throughout the islands.
And, don’t forget to enter to win a $1,000 GoBe Gift Certificate HERE!