5 of the best honeymoon resorts around the world

5 of the best honeymoon resorts around the world

There’s no shortage of beautiful honeymoon destinations on the planet, offering diverse settings for all kinds of unique and unforgettable experiences for couples. Accommodation is another matter entirely. Newlyweds will want to stay in a resort that not only offers stylish, comfy digs, but also plenty of enticing amenities to make staying indoors worthwhile. You can bed down in a Maui condo with multiple pools and hot tubs, or splurge on a Cabo hideaway where a private butler will make sure your honeymoon will go off without a hitch.

Have an awesome honeymoon in Aruba

You won’t run out of things to do on a honeymoon at Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club, even if you’re on a tiny island. Vacation rentals here include oceanview studios and oceanfront villas. You can while away the afternoons basking on the sugary sands of Palm Beach, or floating along the resort’s lazy river and swimming in the sprawling outdoor pools. If you like keeping active, have a friendly tennis match or join a complimentary fitness class at the 24-hour gym, then wind down at the sauna. You can also head over to the resort’s neighboring sister properties, where you’ll find a luxury spa, a casino, and several restaurants for classy dinner dates. Although you’ve got everything you could need right at the resort, you’ll also want to venture outside for water sports, hiking and biking, and horseback adventure tours.

Remote rainforest escapes await in Bali

Few honeymoon destinations match the enchanting environs of the Ubud rainforest in Bali. At Nandini Jungle Resort and Spa, you can wake up on mist-covered mornings to the songs of birds and the rushing waters of the Agung River. Featuring wooden interiors and stylish tropical-inspired decor, the hillside rooms here come with expansive shaded decks and views of a river gorge. Take refreshing dips in the outdoor pool, followed by couples massages in open-air pavilions nestled in the treetops or built right on the riverbank. Private dinners by the river are also on offer, and if you wish to recreate your favorite Indonesian feast when you head home, you and your new spouse can take a Balinese cooking class. You’ll even get to choose each item of the 4-course meal you’ll learn to prepare.

Couple enjoying a massage on an outdoor deck built over a river

Live it up on a loved-up getaway to Mexico

Cabo San Lucas ranks among Mexico’s swankiest spots, so it’s no surprise that you’ll find lots of lavish resorts here, with steep prices to match. Boasting a secluded beachfront and cliffside location that’s only accessible by a privately owned tunnel, The Resort at Pedregal is one of the ritziest destinations in Cabo. Should you wish to take advantage of the many activities on offer—such as tequila tastings, Mexican cooking lessons, spa packages, and complimentary fitness classes—your dedicated butler can take care of everything for you. And if you’re feeling too lazy to walk all the way to the main outdoor pool or the spa’s soothing meditation pool, you can simply slip into your room’s private plunge pool.

Island living at its best on a Hawaiian honeymoon

At the Papakea Resort beside Maui’s Kaanapali Beach, you’ll get a taste of the laidback island lifestyle that Hawaii is famous for. When you’re not lounging on the beach, you can head to one of the outdoor pools and hot tubs, or enjoy leisurely strolls in the lush gardens. Get your heart rate up at the resort’s tennis courts, or try a handful of the excursions and water sports on offer in Maui. Condos for rent at Papakea Resort boast beautiful views of the ocean, as well as the islands of Molokai and Lanai. You might even enjoy whale-watching from your lanai if you’re honeymooning between mid-November and mid-April. With fully equipped kitchens in the condos and poolside BBQ grills, you can make meal preparations a way to bond with your new spouse, or take advantage of the many dining options within walking distance.

Table set for 2 on a deck that offers views of Papakea Resort’s outdoor pool, as well as partial ocean and mountain views

Enjoy an isolated island honeymoon in the Maldives

The Maldives is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in the world. With its breathtaking blue waters, and the romance and isolation offered by upscale spots like The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort, there’s little wonder why. Rooms at this resort feature LED TVs, espresso makers, and pillowtop mattresses, while the spacious bathrooms have deep-soaking tubs and outdoor rainfall showers. Once you’re up and about, the powdery beach beckons. You can spend the day reclining on the sand with a good book and working on your tan, or you can go jet skiing, kayaking, and snorkeling. Alternatively, work up an appetite with a game of tennis, then head to one of the 3 restaurants for a scrumptious meal. Visits to the luxe overwater spa are a must, too.