10 Must-Visit Romantic Honeymoon Resorts
Finally, both of you said, "I do."
Looking for an unforgettable honeymoon? Check out our top 10 picks for the most romantic places to celebrate your newlywed status.
1. Aguila de Osa Inn, Costa Rica - For Nature Lovers
The best honeymoon destinations are those that allow you and your new spouse to be away from it all. Like Aguila de Osa Inn, tucked away in the middle of a virgin tropical rainforest.
This intimate eco-hotel, situated in Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula, is built on a high bluff and provides breathtaking views of the Drake Bay and the Aguitas river. Dining at the inn’s Rio Selva Restaurant is an unforgettable experience. Fresh produce from the sea and the hotel’s organic garden are combined to create dishes with natural flavors, a signature of Costa Rica cuisine.
Couples can luxuriate in elegantly styled suites with cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors, and Italian tiled bathrooms. Nature lovers can visit the Corcovado National Park for some bird watching, hiking, and horseback riding. At the same time, Cano Island Marine Reserve is marvelous for sea creature watching, snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, and scuba diving.
2. Jade Mountain, Saint Lucia - Privacy and Exclusivity
From couples spas to private dinners on the beach and exclusive sunset cruises, there is a lot that honeymooners can do at Jade Mountain. An idyllic couples’ getaway, this resort hotel is located within the Anse Mamin plantation and Emerald Estate in Saint Lucia.
Well-appointed, spacious bedrooms present a magnificent view of the Caribbean Sea, with the World Heritage Site of Piti and Gros Piton mountains as the backdrop. Rooms come with a living area, a private infinity pool, and 24/7 maid service.
Their year-round Romance Packages for honeymooners include accommodation, meals and drinks, airport transfers, spa treatments, watersports facilities, and resort activities.
3. Xenonas Fos ke Choros, Greece - Home of the Goddess of Love
For an authentic Greek island life and romance travel experience, Xenonas Fos ke Choros (meaning light and space) is your best bet. Location: Kythera, is believed to be the birthplace of Aphrodite.
Classified as a boutique hotel, Xenonas has only four luxury rooms, and each boasts a fully equipped kitchen and a private terrace with a panoramic view of the Ionian sea.
Located between Aroniadika and Pitsinades villages with centuries-old Greek architecture, Xenonas is within walking distance of local restaurants, cafes, shops, and supermarkets. An abundance of beaches and natural springs are also accessible by foot.
4. Bamboo Private Islands, Philippines - Romantic Isolation
In an archipelago consisting of 7,107 islands, almost every province is a hotspot for tourists yearning for sun, sand, and sea. And the Philippines never disappoints. For a one-of-a-kind and once-in-a-lifetime couples' getaway, newlyweds can have a whole island to themselves.
Bamboo Private Islands in Calamianes, Palawan is a private paradise floating in the middle of a turquoise ocean, carpeted with powdery white sand and surrounded by coconut trees. You get to live in a bamboo hut, have meals prepared by your chef, and be pampered by the friendly (and very discreet) staff.
5. Taj Lake Palace, India - Fairy Tale Opulence
Expect to be treated like royalty at Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur. This palace hotel is made of white marble and mosaic on the outside, while the opulent interiors are gold and velvet. Built during the 18th century by Maharana Jagat Singh II, it provides luxury honeymoons steeped in rich Indian culture.
With butler services, traditional artistic performances, yoga, and meditation sessions, there are a lot of activities couples can look forward to at the Lake Palace hotel. Intimate spa services include aromatherapy massages, body scrubs, and warm wraps while heritage walks within the palace, sunset cruises along Lake Pichola, and bird watching complete the regal experience.
6. Gora Kadan, Japan - Imperial Charm
For a different taste of royalty, Gora Kadan in Japan’s Hakone National Park is one of the country’s most romantic honeymoon destinations. Once a summer villa of the Kaninnomiya Imperial Family, it is now a deluxe ryokan (hotel) that preserves Japanese traditions within modern designed accommodations. Hot spring waters direct from a volcanic source fill deep wooden bathtubs and open-air stone baths. Rooms are tatami style with low futon beds, private steam and sauna, and wrap-around balconies. Meals are authentic multi-course Kaiseki cuisine, renowned for its inclusion of seasonal ingredients.
7. The Silo, South Africa - Amorous Art
This 5-star premium hotel in Cape Town is strategically placed above the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA). The glass windows of the hotel’s six floors sparkle like diamonds by day and shine like a lighthouse on the Table Bay harbor at night. The Silo is synonymous with glamorous luxury travel, perfect for art lovers who just tied the knot.
Each of the hotel’s 28 rooms is designed to merge an eclectic and unique repertoire of contemporary African art pieces with industrial architecture and comes with a balcony. Also offered is a one-bedroom penthouse.
8. Huka Lodge, New Zealand - Intimate Retreat
Originally a fisherman’s camp, Huka Lodge is an accommodation worthy of luxury honeymoons. Built on the Waikato River bank near the Huka Falls on North Island, New Zealand, it features 25 suites, two private cottages, and sprawling gardens. Fine dining includes local produce and premium vintage wine. The river is an open invitation for peaceful lounging, while tennis and croquet courts offer a respite from idyllic afternoons.
9. Soneva Kiri, Thailand - Sensual Escape
The perfect luxury travel destination for December brides and grooms, Soneva Kiri celebrates Christmas with a festive holiday program that features Santa visits, sumptuous meals, and an Around the World New Year’s Journey to welcome the new year. This resort hotel in Koh Kood provides each guest with a private villa equipped with a pool, treehouse, waterslide, spa, and a Barefoot Butler. Moonstruck lovers can stargaze at the onsite observatory or enjoy a tree pod dining experience under the canopy of the rainforest.
10. GoldenEye, Jamaica - The Spy Loves It
Cineastes, bookworms, and James Bond fans can channel their 007 passion to romance travel by honeymooning at GoldenEye. Not your ordinary hotel, this property used to be the home of Ian Fleming, famous author of the 14 Bond novels, all written here. You can take your pick from among the private villas, lagoon cottages, and beach huts. Swim all morning, nap on your veranda in the afternoon, and savor I-tal cuisine at night. Newlywed lovebirds couldn’t ask for more.
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