The Top 10 Best Honeymoon Resorts

Posted by Adam Warner

best_honeymoon_resorts_1.jpgBeen dreaming of plunge pools, private cabanas, and overwater bungalows for your honeymoon?

From the white-sand beaches of Bora Bora to the sunny Mediterranean shores of Italy's Amalfi Coast, we've narrowed down 10 of our favorite properties around the world to take a relaxing honeymoon. With unmatched service, amazing locations, and phenomenal amenities, the following hotels and resorts define honeymoon luxury.

After you've decided on your top pick, start building your registry today and make those honeymoon dreams come true.


Photo: Courtesy of Four Seasons
Honeymoon couples staying at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea will be greeted with premium ocean views, mountain vistas, and lush scenery.

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
It's easy to see why Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea is a top choice among honeymooners.

As our most popular honeymoon destination, the lush island of Maui has no shortage of accommodations. But for honeymooners in search of a once-in-a-lifetime experience, look no further than this five-star gem. With gorgeous Wailea Beach at its front door and jaw-dropping views of the West Maui Mountains, plus a wide variety of unique activities and amenities, this stunning resort in sunny Wailea is a perfect choice for honeymoon couples.

Top highlights include three saltwater pools, four excellent restaurants (including Wolfgang Puck's Spago), golfing, tennis, water activities, top-notch spa facilities, art galleries, and a wide array of fitness classes.

Newlyweds won't want to miss the adults-only Serenity Pool. On top of panoramic views of Lanai and surrounding mountains, this secluded infinity edge pool has a swim-up bar, cozy cabanas, and a full slate of poolside spa treatments available.

Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal, Los Cabos, Mexico

A honeymoon at The Resort at Pedregal will feature private plunge pools and Pacific Ocean views.

Couples looking for true paradise will find it at this luxury cliffside resort near downtown Cabos San Lucas. For starters, each room and suite comes with an infinity-edge plunge pool, ideal for daily dips out on your private terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Other highlights include excellent dining options highlighted by the carved-into-the-rocks El Farallón restaurant, treatments at Waldorf Astoria Spa inspired by Mexican folk healing, luxurious accommodations mixing modern luxury and authentic Mexican style, and a super romantic torch-lit tunnel entrance.

With dreamy resorts like this, it's no surprise why Los Cabos is a magnet for honeymooners.


Photo: Courtesy of The St. Regis Bora Bora

The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, Bora Bora

A private-island paradise awaits honeymooners in the South Pacific.

Set on a sprawling 44 acres featuring swaying palm trees and white-sand beaches, this award-winning Bora Bora hotel is home to spectacular overwater villas, a private saltwater lagoon, five restaurants, a full service spa, and a swim-up bar.

After embarking on endless adventures (don't miss snorkeling with tropical fish in the resort's massive Lagoonarium), couples can relax and rejuvenate at Miri Miri Spa by Clarins, a 13,000-square-foot retreat with front-row views of Mount Otemanu, one of the most iconic peaks in French Polynesia.

Royal Malewane, South Africa

This extraordinary safari lodge hits all the right honeymoon notes.

Situated within South Africa's Kruger National Park, Royal Malewane delivers an unmatched safari experience for honeymooners. On the heels of twice daily game drives in search of the "Big 5", couples can retreat back to the elegant lodge, which boasts a terrific spa with pool, library, and fireside dinners under the African stars.

Meanwhile, newlyweds can expect intimate, contemporary accommodations with old-world touches, including four-poster beds, private pools, outside showers, open fireplaces, oversized bathtubs, and phenomenal views of the surrounding South African landscape.


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Jade Mountain Resort, St. Lucia

Jade Mountain Resort is an optimal Caribbean vacation destination for honeymooners.

Situated on 600 lush, tropical acres and perched above two soft sand Caribbean beaches, this exceptional resort on the island of St. Lucia offers newlyweds a most private and exclusive honeymoon experience.

Property highlights include 24 infinity pool suites, also called "sanctuaries", each with jaw-dropping views of the famous Piton Mountains and Caribbean Sea. On top of spectacular beaches, couples have an assortment of exciting activities to choose from, like snorkeling, scuba diving, biking, kayaking, guided hikes, sunset sailing, and visits to the organic farm Emeralds.

Perivolas, Santorini, Greece

Honeymooners are only a short stroll from downtown Oia, one of the most beautiful towns in Greece.

Perched high on a cliff overlooking the beautiful Aegean Sea on the island of Santorini, this immaculate cave-style hideaway is the intimate escape honeymoon couples covet. Accommodations stand out thanks to whitewashed walls, vaulted ceilings, and perfectly placed skylights, plus other amazing amenities like heated caved swimming pools.

We won't blame you if you don't step foot off the property after arrival. The resort also features a spacious cliff-side infinity pool, spa, and restaurant, which offers couples a romantic four-course candlelit dinner for two under the stars.

Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, Costa Rica

The lush rainforest grounds at Tabacon make for a most romantic honeymoon experience.

Set on 900 tropical acres at the base of Arenal Volcano, Tabacon draws honeymooners looking to soak up nature. The lush property -- located on a vast network of hot springs -- is complete with 103 well-appointed guest rooms, four bars, and two restaurants.

After exploring the area's 18 hot springs, filled with waterfalls and steamy pools, couples can indulge in the hotel's luxurious spa, featuring an incredible array of treatments and amenities. It doesn't get better than this for newlywed couples in Costa Rica.


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Le Sirenuse, Amalfi Coast, Italy

This luxury resort has the perfect honeymoon mix of picture-postcard views, amazing amenities, and luxury accommodations.

Since opening in 1951, this stunning 58-room seaside resort has been a favorite among honeymoon couples visiting Italy. The luxury hotel, perched high above the Mediterranean Sea, is situated right in the center of Positano village, one of the Amalfi Coast's most scenic towns and the perfect location for daily strolls.

Among the top highlights: Each room is uniquely decorated with antiques and contemporary furniture -- and many come with outstanding sea views. Also, the property is home to a top-notch spa, beautiful pool, pristine grounds, and the Michelin-starred restaurant La Sponda.

Rosewood Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Honeymooners can relax and unwind in one of Rosewood Mayakoba's Lagoon Suites, featuring plunge pools, garden showers, and private boat docks.

Love the idea of luxury overwater bungalows without the 17-hour flight to the South Pacific? Then Rosewood Mayakoba in Riviera Maya, Mexico is a fabulous choice for your honeymoon. The striking property -- situated on a remote stretch of white Caribbean sand -- stands out even more with incredible lagoons and an abundance of mangroves.

Couples have the option of staying in private overwater Lagoon Suites, complete with a lounge terrace, plunge pool, outdoor garden shower, king bed, and spectacular views. Meanwhile, newlyweds will rave above the hotel's exceptional amenities, like six restaurants, an on-site Greg Norman-designed golf course, six pools, and a tremendous spa facility. Quite simply, this property will make your honeymoon dreams come true.

Goldeneye Resort, Jamaica

From snorkeling to kayaking to sailing, honeymoon couples can participate in a long list of activities and experiences at Goldeneye Resort.

This luxurious property in Jamaica was once the home of Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond. In fact, it's the same location where he wrote many of his famous novels. Today, its home to an incredible collection of 21 lagoon and beach villas, cottages, and beach huts.

In addition to the chic accommodations, honeymooners have access to two pools, two restaurants, treehouse-style spa accessible via kayak, and an impressive list of on-site activities that includes kayaking, snorkeling, and stand-up paddle boarding.

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