Haven’t been to AIs on any of your selected Islands…
BUT I have visited 3 of those countries… The Bahamas, US Virgin Islands & St Lucia. All are great IMO. St Lucia is very exotic, and would be my first choice of the bunch.
On our last cruise to St Lucia, we went to Jalhousie Plantation (Sugar Beach Resort) to go snorkelling beneath The Pitons… what I could see of the Resort looked awesome.
You’ll find that Blogging Bee Mrs. Beanstalk has a fabulous couple of Blog Entries here on WBee about the Resort.
We went to the Beach to and fro on a boat from Casteries, so we passed a lot of the Bigger most known AIs and many looked GORGEOUS
Sandals La Toc looked especially inviting… I don’t think you can wrong with Sandals.
Although in all cases, I advise you to do your Homework / Research… TripAdvisor is a great sorce for Info, Reviews, and Rankings / Ratings… always very current.
As for the Virgin Islands, there are the US Virgin Islands, and the British Virgin Islands. “Generally speaking” the British Islands are nicer (cleaner, safer etc). BUT they are also more expensive than the USVI. I haven’t been to any of the BVIs yet, but they are definitely on my MUST DO LIST.
USVIs, I’ve been to St Thomas and St John, but not to St Croix (yet… plan to go there on on our next Caribbean Cruise).
We enjoyed St-T and St-J, would go back… for a longer visit (7 to 10 Day Stay). St-J was AWESOME. St-T is very populated, and pretty. And has most things Americans are used to (Chain Stores, Name Brand Restaurants etc). BUT it isn’t the cleanest of islands… ok, just not great. And there are some issues there with violent crime (vs many other Caribbean Islands). However the Snorkelling was great !!
Turks & Caicos we haven’t been to yet… also on our MUST DO List. It is supposed to be FABULOUS. Downside tho is it “can be difficult to get there” (less so from Canada than the US), and it is very EXPENSIVE !!
Hope this helps (somewhat),
PS… I like your list. And ya, my NO GO list is similar to yours. Mr TTR & I wouldn not go back to Dominican Republic or Jamaica… for a long list of reasons. The jury is still out on Mexico (well at least the Mayan Riviera and San Cabos).
We also haven’t been to Cuba yet (I bring this up cause it is often lumped into the list with the other 3 above… as it is a cheaper & popular Destination also). We are OPEN to that… and would probably go for 2 Weeks… 1 in a Resort, and 1 in a Casa in Havana. BUT I wouldn’t call it a LUXURY VACATION so probably not what you are looking for for a Honeymoon. I think of Cuba as more of a middle of the road holiday, with a spot of adventure thrown into the mix (mostly because it can be a bit rough / rustic around the edges by North American Standards)