The honeymoon is the most romantic time in a young couple’s relationship, but not every vacation resort is created equal. From beachside bungalows to mountainous retreats, we’ve scoured the world for the best honeymoon resorts available.
Ladera Resort (St Lucia)
Ladera is the ultimate romantic paradise, situated 1,100 feet above sea level on the beautiful island of St. Lucia overlooking the Pitons and Caribbean Sea. The perfect setting for an intimate wedding or unforgettable honeymoon, each of Ladera’s suites features an “open wall” concept with only three walls, the open wall faces the spectacular open view of the Pitons and Sea connecting the couple with nature and still allowing complete privacy. The recently completed Paradise Ridge collection of suites and villas provides couples the ultimate elevated experience with a private butler available 24/7, Romance Concierge (newly introduced) who will take care of your every wish during your honeymoon including arranging an aphrodisiac rum making class or private cooking class or plan your dream wedding. Ladera provides an authentic five-star experience – all employees are Saint Lucian and all furniture is handcrafted by the onsite craftsmen.
Paresa Resort (Phuket, Thailand)
Paresa Resort, the hideaway-style luxury pool villa and pool suite resort perched on the cliffs of Kamala amongst a lush tropical forest in Phuket Thailand, is a newlyweds’ paradise. Paresa boasts breathtaking views of the dramatic indigo Andaman sea, embracing the exclusivity of its natural surroundings. A world-class sanctuary inspired spa provides the ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation with unique and regionally-inspired experiences for ultimate restoration and purification of the senses. Honeymooners can savor distinct and unsurpassed culinary experiences at onsite restaurants Diavolo and Talung Thai, and even study traditional Thai cooking techniques at Recipe, Paresa’s own Thai Cooking School.
Half Moon, A RockResort (Montego Bay, Jamaica)
Half Moon offers wedding, vow renewal and engagement packages, ranging from intimate ceremonies to expansive parties, spa treatments, and A-Z coordination from the onsite team. There are over two dozen spots at Half Moon for weddings! It will bring couples closer with the sheer number of things you can do together – from relaxing on a private stretch of beach, to being completely refreshed in the spa, to sharing a horseback riding experience. Because it’s spread out on 400 acres, you can go hours without seeing anyone else. There are 54 pools, many private and semi private, and chairs along the entirety of the beach, so it’s not a crowded resort setting at all.
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit (Riviera Nayarit, Mexico)
The pure white beaches and deep blue waters surrounding the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit make it the perfect backdrop for a story book wedding. This fabulous all-inclusive resort is one of the most lauded in all of Mexico, and for good reason. The Grand Velas offers an extensive list of wedding packages and boasts three world-class restaurants and a number of spa programs designed with the couple in mind. These include an aromatherapy session followed by his and her facials. Adding to the experience, the rich and vibrant culture of Mexico is nestled into every nook and cranny of the resort.
Hotel Remota (Patagonia, Chile)
For those couples that truly want to escape, and cement their love away from the hustle and bustle of urban life, Hotel Remota in Patagonia Chile is the perfect place to achieve romantic solitude. Not your standard beachside resort, Remota is surrounded by quiet lakes and snowcapped mountains. It takes an eco-conscious approach to luxury, with its award winning sustainable architecture. Remota, however, isn’t short of frills. Guests will have access to numerous excursions that explore the breathtaking beauty of Chile. This resort is definitely for the more adventurous sort, but it’s a unique way to start your happily ever after.