Here’s why more couples are choosing Puerto Rico for their honeymoon

Toned down weddings because of pandemic restrictions have led to more lavish honeymoons.

Travel writer Natalie Preddie took us virtually to Puerto Rico this morning to showcase why it’s a great place to spend time with the one you love.

The Perfect Location

Just under four hours away from Toronto, the island of Puerto Rico has white sandy beaches, vibrant green forests and fantastic weather.

There is also a unique multicultural heritage due to their African, Indian and Spanish influences on their food, music and atmosphere.

“For those who need their creature comforts to travel, because it’s a U.S. territory, there’s a lot of popular brands there. So if you need your Starbucks, you can still get it here,” Preddie said in an interview on Morning Live.

Clear Blue Beaches

Puerto Rico’s Flamenco Beach on the island of Culebra ranks in the top 10, she said.

If you enjoy aquatic activities, you can go surfing on the coast of Rincon.

If you would rather stay out of the water, you can explore the black volcanic sands near Puerto Santiago or relax on Sun Bay in Vieques.

Secluded Spots for Intimate Moments

Looking for a hidden spot to enjoy a private moment with your loved one?

Preddie said you can hire a boat or hop on a catamaran tour to swim, snorkel or bathe in the sun on a private island.

For those staying at El Conquistador, a Waldorf Astoria resort, you can enjoy a day at the guest-only Palomino Island.

The El Yunque National Forest is also full of waterfalls, rivers and luscious greenery.

Old San Juan

From cobbled streets to colourful houses, Old San Juan is almost the same as it was 300 years ago.

The historic location offers a variety of food to satisfy every craving whether it be traditional chocolate or Caribbean BBQ.

You can also sip on one of Puerto Rico’s local rums in one of the many bars, including La Factoria, which was named one of the world’s 50 best bars two years in a row.