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!


Learn More HERE: Sea Lions!

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!


Learn More HERE: Sea Turtles!

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.”


Learn More HERE: Shark Encounters!

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!


Learn More HERE: Sea Floor Walk

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!

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Have you been fantasizing about your DREAM honeymoon, where money is not an issue? Are you worried when the magical time comes and you are actually planning the most romantic getaway of your life, money will be a barrier to fulfilling your dream? Don’t. We at Honeyfund have been making dream honeymoons happen for more than ten years, and today we’ve got a SUPER creative idea to turn your dream into reality, without breaking the bank.

Budget-wise, the biggest travel costs are flights and accommodations. Saving money on flights is easy – our top hacks include being flexible with your dates, using airline miles or credit card points, or booking through a site like Hipmunk that scouts the best rates for you. Accommodations can be tougher to score a deal on, depending on where you’re going. Well, was tougher. Today, there is an AWESOME alternative to expensive resorts: HomeAway offers beautiful whole-home properties around the world at room rates that are well below what you would find at a hotel or resort. And, in exchange you get privacy, a fully functioning home with a kitchen, and room to lounge!

Imagine this: A two-week honeymoon in an elegant home in your dream locale. You have budget left over to hire a masseuse to come in, a chef for a private cooking lesson in YOUR kitchen, and you can even hire a housekeeper to come in daily and keep things clean and tidy. Pick a home with a view, or a pool, it’s up to YOU!

If you’re planning a honeymoon in Italy, France, the Caribbean, Florida – or elsewhere, HomeAway has a fabulous setting to make your dream an affordable reality.

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Independent house in Cortona (Tuscany, Italy) – $212 Avg/night

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Unique Luxury Rental in Historical Center (Southern France) – $221 Avg/night

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Beach House Condo – 7 Mile Beach (Jamaica) – $425 Avg/night

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Secluded Condo with Private Hot Tub & Shared Pool in “Old Town” (Palm Isle, Florida Keys) – $348 Avg/night

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