With a honeymoon being a once-in-a-lifetime trip, couples should never have to deal with crowds at the pool or waking up early to snag loungers.
From the sandy beaches of the Caribbean to the sprawling desert landscape of the American Southwest, couples will find a variety of upscale resorts featuring private pools that are perfect for a romantic honeymoon getaway.
Read on for 10 of our favorite honeymoon hotels featuring private pools right in their rooms or terraces.
Considering a Caribbean honeymoon? Drop your bags at this beautiful adults-only resort nestled along a tropical cliffside. The resort's luxurious cottages are built right into the landscape and feature modern amenities.
For the ultimate plunge pool experience, couples will want to book one of the 11 Ocean View Cottages, which all offer stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. Additional highlights include spacious bedrooms with four corner beds, a large deck with rocking chairs and double hammock, and outdoor garden showers.
The stunning property is also home to an excellent beachfront bar and restaurant, wine cellar, spa, and ample water sports like snorkeling, stand up paddleboarding, and kayaking.
This lovely boho-chic style boutique hotel is noted for its 65 suites, which are scattered throughout jungle terrain just steps from the beach and sea. Many rooms feature private plunge pools and are completely surrounded by lush vegetation of the Mayan Riviera. Inside your accommodations, couples can look forward to premium cotton sheets, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and room service.
The property also features a beach club with loungers and drink service, plus a beach bar, two restaurants, infinity pool, and spa. The resort's convenient location also makes it ideal for exploring the region, which features famous Mayan ruins and world heritage sites like Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve.
Prefer to stay stateside for your getaway? Consider this laid-back five-star resort set in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona. The property -- which is surrounded by cacti, desert flora, and plenty of mountains -- boasts 210 casitas and suites across 40 well-manicured acres.
The Kiva one-bedroom suite should be the perfect choice for honeymooners. On top of your very own plunge pool, the room features indoor and outdoor fireplaces, an al fresco garden shower, king bed, and 1,000-square-feet of space.
In between soaks in your pool, couples can take advantage of two world-class golf courses, amazing hiking opportunities, and top-notch dining options highlighted by the contemporary steakhouse Talavera.
Expect an authentic taste of Costa Rica with a stay at this luxury beach hotel in the tropical paradise of Guanacaste. The property is a globally recognized sustainable travel destination and is a terrific choice for honeymooners looking to embrace nature. Newlyweds will want to book the junior suite, a spacious casita with Pacific Ocean views, a private terrace, king canopy bed, and, of course, a relaxing plunge pool.
When you do decide to break free from your cozy confines, couples can seek out exciting activities nearby like surfing, hiking, and horseback riding. Honeymooners can even participate in authentic experiences like tortilla palming and cooking classes using fresh, regional ingredients.
It doesn't get much better than this cliffside boutique hotel in dreamy Santorini, Greece. The beautiful property offers stone-crafted, cave-style suites and villas built right into the island's rugged caldera cliffs.
Along with incredible views of the Aegean Sea, many of the hotel's luxury villas feature jaw-dropping plunge pools, including the Mystery Suite. This spacious villa has nearly 1,000 square feet of space, a king-size bed, custom-made furniture, a private terrace with sun beds, and a dazzling plunge pool.
On top of phenomenal accommodations, Mystique has three restaurants, various wellness options (including a terrific spa), two pools with bars, and even a secret wine cave. Welcome to honeymoon bliss.
No need to snag an upgrade at this luxurious oceanside resort. Every single room at Cala de Mar comes with heated private plunge pools, open-air terraces and views of the Pacific Ocean. The Romance Deluxe Oceanfront Suite will be a terrific choice for honeymooners. On top of a private terrace with plunge pool, the room comes with a king bed, air conditioning, free WIFI, and a complimentary freshment center filled with water and soft drinks.
Couples seeking privacy will love the Zihuatanejo location of the resort, far from the crowds of other popular Mexico destinations. On top of total privacy, couples will enjoy tons of activities nearby including hiking, sailing and snorkeling -- though we wouldn't fault you if you just felt like relaxing in your suite all day. Don't forget your complimentary beers and guacamole will be delivered to your room at 5:00 p.m.
Camp Sarika is a tremendous fit for couples looking to soak in nature and get away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Home to just 10 upscale tented pavilions, this upscale retreat is located in the heart of the Utah desert, home to towering mesas, canyons and undulating terrain.
Honeymooners will love the one-bedroom Mesa Pavilion room. On top of extraordinary views of the surrounding mesa and desert landscape, the space features a large outdoor terrace, firepit, outdoor shower, heated plunge pool, king-sized bed, and relaxing bathroom with a deep-soaking tub. In between soaks in your personal plunge pool, couples can explore nearby national parks such as Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion.
One of our favorite properties in Puerto Rico, this gorgeous oceanside resort is situated along the island's scenic and lush northwest coast. The hotel's villa-style accommodations feature ultimate privacy for newlyweds. We particularly love the relaxing plunge pools and lovely outdoor terraces set amidst fragrant higuerillo trees. Overall, your private casita will have 1,500-square-feet of space, including a massive bathroom with separate soaking tubs and showers.
On top of the amazing casita accommodations, the resort features a terrific golf course, farm-to-table restaurant, an open-air bar, swimming pools, and two miles of sandy beaches (perfect for strolling hand in hand).
Been dreaming about overwater bungalows for your honeymoon? Look no further than Sandals Royal Caribbean. The all-inclusive oceanfront resort is home to an offshore private island complete with luxurious overwater bungalows. And best of all, couples won't need to fly halfway across the world to enjoy them.
Your ultra-luxe accommodations will come with a personal butler, glass panel flooring for undersea views, overwater hammocks, private Tranquility plunge pools, vaulted ceilings, walk-in rain showers, and king beds with plush pillows and soft linens. The resort is also home to nine restaurants, ample water sports activities, a first-rate spa, swim-up pool bars, and plenty more.
The Cosmopolitan's two-story Lanai suites are a splurge-worthy accommodation choice for honeymooners. These sensational rooms feature 800-square-feet of space, floor-to-ceiling windows, a winding staircase leading up to a king-size bed and a huge bathroom with an oversized shower. But arguably the crown jewel of the suite is the plunge pool, located right out on your private outdoor patio. This will most certainly be the perfect place for some open-air relaxation throughout your stay.
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