Unlike most of the surrounding islands, the native government banned cruise ships from their ports, and the building of casinos and high-rise hotel buildings across the island. Anguilla’s environment is calm and uncorrupted, which you will experience if you both spend your days sidling beneath shady coconut palms and sea-grape bushes. If it’s not sea dwellers you’re after then kite-surfing on Lac Bay, kayaking among the many mangroves, or a motorbike trails off the crushed path are equally thrilling. Complete with mid-range resorts and restaurants, Bonaire makes for the right romantic outdoor getaway. For a really one-of-a-kind experience enjoy wine tasting through the day and go scorching air ballooning for an unforgettable sunset .