Reader’s Digest names Dominica among 20 Best Honeymoon Destinations

A natural swimming pool in Concord, Dominica. Photo by R. Sanford

In its latest edition, Reader’s Digest has named Dominica among the 20 Best Honey Destinations worldwide. The magazine stated in an article published on February 27, 2024, that the destinations chosen “will start your happily ever after with a romantic and exciting trip you’ll never forget” and will be “the dreamiest trip you will ever take.”

“You’ve said yes to the dress (or suit) and booked a venue, florist and caterer,” the article said.  “You’ve navigated tricky budget questions and unsolicited in-law input, and you’ve labored over the seating charts. Now, it’s time to switch gears and plan a well-deserved romantic getaway—the once-in-a-lifetime trip you’ll remember forever. And because you don’t need one more thing to think about, we have the scoop on the best honeymoon destinations in the world.”

The writer of the article, Carrie Bell, said she chose the destinations because she has a lot of experience in the honeymoon arena and has written about weddings and honeymoons for bridal and travel magazines for the past decade.

“Of course, I haven’t been everywhere (yet), so I also scoured Tripadvisor reviews and quizzed friends and fellow travel experts for their recommendations,” she wrote. “Ahead, you’ll find a curated list of the 20 best honeymoon destinations for an utterly romantic trip that will seem tailor-made for the two of you.”

She chose Dominica for the outdoorsy couple saying the island is often overlooked and is an under-visited “Caribbean gem.”

“But the aptly dubbed Nature Island—with its volcanoes, 12 waterfalls, natural coastal hot tubs, secret coves, black-sand beaches, freshwater streams, and lush rainforests—deserves serious consideration from outdoorsy couples, especially those who love scuba diving and hiking,” Bell wrote. “Plus, now that American Airlines runs a direct flight from Miami several times a week, it’s even easier to get to this Eden on the edge of the Atlantic.”

She recommended the Waitukubuli National Trail and the “14-segment sea-kayaking trail, which skirts the island’s entire 37-mile west coast.”

“The Soufriere Outdoor Centre can coordinate equipment, guides, lodgings, and experience stops (snorkeling, river surfing, etc.), whether couples want to tackle the whole trail or just specific portions,” Bell wrote.

Other destinations on the list include The Maldives, Mexico City, Greece, Kyoto (Japan), Bermuda, Maui (Hawaii) Amalfi Coast (Italy), Turks and Caicos, Paris, The Okanagan (British Columbia), Santa Fe, Lake Como (Italy), London, Cappadocia (Turkey), Cayman Islands, and The Galápagos Islands.

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  1. Kubulai
    February 29, 2024

    yes, a beautiful country with breathtaking natural attractions. Unfortunately, access to those sites can pose a daunting challenge.

  2. dissident
    February 28, 2024

    Under visited stood out
    It is not clear if the writer has visited Dominica either.
    The list prepared is a result of Tripadvisor reviews, and the recommendations of friends and travel experts.
    I have 2 children in the US…talking about travelling to Dominica ………The Miami route is definitely the worst and most expensive too.

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  3. Pa Augustus
    February 28, 2024

    Dominica is beautiful, relaxing and has the most friendly people in the world. My only issue is medical wise. If dominica has a trauma one hospital on the island and good doctors and nurses who cares about the patients, it would be perfect.

    • Missie
      March 2, 2024

      Na, too many people on long list of meds, we need to walk, exercise, use local herbs 🌿. Come home and visit with the aim of eliminating some of these meds.

  4. SimPleTruth
    February 28, 2024

    Yes surely a wonderful tourist destination.

    But it’s not very conducive for local man these days… The saying “It’s a nice place to visit but I wouldn’t wanna live there” feels more and more applicable to Dominica.

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    • Gary
      February 28, 2024

      Wow, do you think every Dominican see the Country as you see it, lol. Who cares about you and your gloomy belief, opinions are never facts, so long.

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    • Putin
      March 1, 2024

      So, how do you explain that the number of “foreigners” especially from Europe, the Caribbean, and North America who have decided to make Dominica their home has jumped exponentially in the last 20 years? How do you explain this? If it ain’t “very conducive for local man” how do the foreign men from distant and rich lands enjoy it so much?

      Stop your filthy propaganda. You’re not helping Mama Domnik.

      • dissident
        March 3, 2024

        no numbers/figures just like Skerrit…….please stop your propaganda

    • Dominican to the bone
      March 3, 2024

      You are so correct! lovely place to visit, but not good to reside in.

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