You’ve already had to make countless decisions about your wedding. When it comes to your honeymoon, you might want to limit all that decision-making to reduce some of the stress. By heading to an all-inclusive resort, you’ll know all the basics, and often more, are covered, with the rate typically including the room, meals, tips, activities and entertainment. The only question is now, where should you go? These are some of the top places around the world to spend time as newlyweds.
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The Royal Davui Island Resort, an exclusive adults-only resort, not only offers the utmost in luxury and privacy, it’s in one of the world’s most breathtaking locations. So remote that it can only be reached via boat or helicopter, this South Pacific Island property guarantees alone time in what’s truly paradise. It features just thatched-roof villas, each with a private plunge pool hat overlooks Beqa Lagoon nestled in the 10 acres of lush, tropical landscape. It’s like your own secluded tropical oasis, only the attentive staff will be there to help with your every need. Enjoy champagne breakfasts on a deserted sandbar, picnics on a postcard-perfect white sand beach and jungle hikes, as well as swimming alongside turtles and dolphins.
The ultimate in barefoot luxury, this five-star resort transformed the idea of all-inclusive with its 25 romantic cottages set across 16 acres of tropical gardens, fronted by a stunning beach with white, powdery sands. Toast to colorful sunsets with only the finest true Champagne from your private infinity plunge pool and enjoy Garden Spa treatments influenced by ancient Eastern concepts of chakra. Gourmet fare is focused around locally sourced ingredients infused into Jamaican, Chinese and Indian dishes, served at a multi-tiered restaurant overlooking the water. The all-inclusive plan includes three meals a day and an afternoon snack, premium-brand drinks, house wines and French Champagne in the winter as well as a host of activities like snorkeling, kayaking and windsurfing along with yoga, Pilates and meditation classes.
This Four Seasons resort offers what may be the most luxe of glamping experiences, set along the borders of Burma, Laos and Thailand. Accommodations are in large tents that include paddle fans, leather-and-hardwood bush chairs, a full bath, and a custom-made private wooden hot tub on an outdoor deck. The all-inclusive package includes elephant trekking, a spa treatment, meals, and even house wines and spirits.
Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort lies at the foot of Mount Stevens in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia, accessible only by air or sea. Most guests arrive via helicopter or floatplane from Port Hardy on the northeast coast of Vancouver Island. The resort features nine deluxe cabins that come spectacularly lush views, homemade cookies, wine, and more. The main lodge offers guests a variety of musical instruments, including guitars, a full-service bar with an outstanding selection of specialty spirits and cigars as well as local, coastal, homemade fare. The ideal honeymoon for adventurous wildlife lovers, guests can visit 10,000-year-old glaciers, natural hot springs, white sand beaches, and watch for bears, whales and other marine life.
For an incredibly exotic wildlife honeymoon adventure, this remote resort is set across 57,000 acres on the east coast of South Africa and is home to lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo and rhino as well as over 400 bird species. Guests can join two drives a day in open safari vehicles that allow the animals to be observed in their natural habitats, as well as walks in the African bush accompanied by an armed ranger and canoe excursions down the Mzinene River. Suites provide expansive views of the wilderness, an eternity pool, private ranger, butler, chef, and your own four-wheel drive safari vehicle.
Travaasa Hana is the most all-inclusive resort on Maui. This unique luxury property that sits on rolling grass fields above Kaihalulu Bay near the tiny town of Hana features Sea Ranch Cottages with private lanai and ocean views, organic linens, locally-made bath amenities and whole bean coffee. The inclusive package includes all meals, snacks, non-alcoholic drinks and activities like snorkeling, horseback riding and outdoor yoga. Indulge in the healing spa or take a class in lei making, hula, throw net fishing or even opening a coconut.
Often named among the world’s most romantic properties, Jade Mountain Resort in St. Lucia blends natural Caribbean beauty with a gorgeous architectural design. Showcasing jaw-dropping coastal views of both the Piti and Gros Piton mountains, the property is tucked into the hillside, while its eco-friendly suites boast 15-foot ceilings, whirlpool tubs, in-room infinity pools and dedicated butlers. A wide range of spa services are available to relax and rejuvenate, while the resort’s dazzling sky deck pairs perfectly with refreshing cocktails, live music and incredible stargazing. Award-winning cuisine organically sourced from the nearby plantation is included in the all-inclusive package.
This couples-only all-inclusive resort is centrally located on the southwestern tip of Grenada, set across acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with five pools, a state-of-the-art spa, and multiple restaurants. There are numerous secluded coves and nearly four dozen beaches, including one of the best in the region, Grand Anse, while scenic trails wind through the lush, mountainous interior leading to magnificent waterfalls. Choose the South Seas Honeymoon One Bedroom Butler Villa with Private Pool Sanctuary and you’ll get a Tahitian-style Love Nest Suite that includes direct access to a private outdoor sundeck with a whirlpool and plunge pool, while the spa-like bathroom features a freestanding Tranquility Soak Tub for two.
Ikos Oceania offers amazing sea and mountain views from its traditional Greek style rooms. As one of the highest rated resorts in the country, it also offers a nearly endless list of activities, including cycling, paddling the glistening blue waters in a kayak, Greek dancing lessons and daily excursion into the mountains. Its world-renowned spa includes an indoor heated pool with a hot tub and is enclosed by floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the Aegean Sea. Guests also have a wide range of dining options, including an excellent variety of buffet and menu options, including Greek and international dishes like Asian and Italian fare.