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 is a top honeymoon resort in Fiji. It not only offers the utmost in luxury and privacy, but it’s also 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.
One of the best all-inclusive resorts in the world, this five-star resort transformed the idea of all-inclusive with its 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 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 a top all-inclusive resort on Maui for honeymooners. 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.
Sandals Grenada Resort and Spa is a couples-only all-inclusive resort centrally located on the southwestern tip of Grenada. It’s 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 honeymoon resorts in Greece, 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.
Komandoo Maldive Island Resort offers intimate accommodation for adults only in Beach Villas, Jacuzzi Beach Villas and Jacuzzi Water Villas, each of which comes with an impressive array of luxurious amenities. You’ll get the usual minibar, Nespresso machine and flat-screen TV along with standout perks like a private patio with an outdoor Jacuzzi and direct access to a breathtaking beach or the endless expanse of the clear blue sea. There’s a gorgeous beachfront infinity pool, a spa for facials and massages as well as a bevy of delicious dining options.
Located in Fiji’s Mamanuca Islands, Tadrai Island is a chic adults-only resort ideal for honeymooners who can look forward to peace and serenity in a villa with a private terrace and small plunge pool that faces the ocean. Unwind on the beach or in the spectacular infinity pool as well as take part in special experiences like a village visit, boat excursion, or sipping sunset cocktails on a sandbar. Meals and cocktails can be ordered whenever you wish, enjoyed in your villa or in the open-air restaurant. A wide range of activities is available too, including sailing, snorkeling, kayaking, fishing and hiking.
The Caves offers an ultra-romantic retreat with suites and private cottages that sit along dramatic seaside cliffs. It has a laid-back vibe with only those 16 and older allowed to preserve the calm ambiance, while all-inclusive rates cover cooking classes, cocktails at grotto and clifftop bars as well as the delicious fare at the restaurants which celebrate local ingredients. Some of the most enticing perks include a private Jacuzzi and candlelight dinners for two inside a cave. There’s also an ocean-view saltwater pool, full-service spa and water sports on offer.
One of the last true off-the-grid getaways in the Caribbean, this 113-acre private island resort is framed by two miles of pristine white sands, providing the ultimate honeymoon fantasy. There are no TVs, phones or even Wi-Fi which means without the distraction of the outside world, it’s the perfect opportunity to unplug and focus on starting your new life together. When you aren’t enjoying leisurely mornings in bed, you’ll have a host of activities to enjoy together like kayaking, diving, sailing, hiking and yoga, while the full-service spa offers Balinese massage for relaxation afterward.
Samabe Bali Suites and Villas is an ultra-luxe beachfront resort that sits atop a cliff and has its own private beach along with a beautiful infinity pool, a pampering spa and two fabulous restaurants. Guests can even take advantage of 24-hour butler service in addition to unlimited drinks and meals. The all-inclusive rates also cover everything from beachside yoga and cultural tours to daily spa treatments, while the elegant suites and villas all feature ocean-view balconies. If you’re looking for the best, book a villa which comes with a private infinity pool.
Located on the atoll of Tetiaroa, a cluster of French Polynesian islands near Tahiti purchased by Marlon Brando, The Brando is a super exclusive, unique luxury resort that surrounds a stunning turquoise lagoon. Its 35 villas include a huge bedroom, media room, sitting room, outdoor bathtub and terraced decking area that stretches for more than 600-square-feet over lush island terrain, leading to a private plunge pool. All sit on pristine white sand beaches that are frequently visited by sea turtles and exotic birds. The property also includes two restaurants and two well-stocked bars.
Overlooking the Aegean, Grace Mykonos is an exclusive boutique hotel in Mykonos that provides breathtaking sea views, set above the beaches of Agios Stefanos. Its upscale, minimalist rooms all come with terraces or balconies, some have sea and beach views. The most luxurious suites, including the Honeymoon Suite, feature whirlpool tubs and huge terraces with plunge pools. You can look forward to ordering a sumptuous breakfast on your balcony and enjoying fabulous dinners at the pool-level restaurant which serves fresh seafood alongside a well-chosen wine list. There’s also a spa with a hydrotherapy pool, sauna and massages along with a complimentary shuttle to and from Mykonos town.
This idyllic honeymoon resort may be in Florida, but it feels more like the South Pacific. Located on a private reserve accessible by boat or seaplane, there are never more than 60 guests at one time at Little Palm Island Resort & Spa. Enjoy the serenity from a thatched-roof private bungalow with no phone or TV to disrupt your time together. Instead of staring at a screen, gaze at the 7,000-year-old coral reefs and colorful fish while snorkeling at Dive Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary. The all-inclusive islander package includes a welcome bottle of champagne, full meal plan for two, nonalcoholic minibar beverages, water sports, valet parking, motor yacht transfers and spa credits.
Popular among honeymooners, Occidental Tamarindo is a magnificent all-inclusive that sits on Costa Rica’s Langosta Beach, featuring rooms that come with romantic ocean and sunset views. Take advantage of excursions to Arenal Volcano and a host of activities throughout the day, ending with shows in the amphitheater. Dining can be enjoyed at the two onsite restaurants and bars, and when you’re in need of pampering, you’ll be able to indulge in fabulous treatments at the spa.
If you want a unique honeymoon that takes you to one of the “four corners” of the Earth, Fogo Island Inn may be your best bet. This all-inclusive resort is an escapist’s fantasy come true, complete with ocean views from floor-to-ceiling windows in every room. Each one also boasts handmade Scandinavian-inspired furniture, a wood stove or fireplace and a huge soaking tub. In the spring, gaze out at the icebergs that float by, and in the summer, passing whales. Hiking, cycling, fishing, kayaking and rowing punts (local traditional watercraft) are just a few of the activities available during the warmer months. In the winter, it’s Nordic skiing and snowshoeing. The highly-acclaimed on-site restaurant includes dishes with ingredients that are fished, farmed and foraged here on the island.