Looking for something unique for your wedding or honeymoon? We found 14 buzzed-about romantic resorts in some of the world’s dreamiest honeymoon destinations.
Buccament Bay Resort – St. Vincent
Luxury is nothing new to the villa-strewn Grenadines, long favored by seclusion-seeking celebs and sailors looking for a luxe land break. St. Vincent is often looked at as the jumping-off point for arrivees, but that’s changing. This 368-room, five-star Caribbean resort brings spacious, contemporary digs and resort amenities ranging from a Pat Cash Tennis Academy to a retro-chic Trader Vic’s Asian-fusion eatery.
Secrets St. James – Montego Bay, Jamaica
Get two for one with these neighboring adults-only all-inclusives, which allow couples to stay at one and play at both. Colonial-meets-modern St. James has a quieter vibe and a half-mile beach. There are 9 restaurants, 8 bars (including 3 swim-up bars) and a coffee shop. Other amenities include 2 outdoor pools, plus a spa, a fitness center and water sports equipment.
St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort – Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
The Caribbean’s first St. Regis offers luxury lovers a host of exciting amenities, including 139 residential-style rooms and suites, a Jean-Georges Vongerichten eatery called Fern, a 10,000-square-foot Remède Spa and a world-class golf course. But nature lovers are also in for a treat: The 483-acre resort, set on a former plantation near El Yunque rainforest, also has a bird sanctuary and a private beach.
The Romanos, A Luxury Collection Resort – Costa Navarino, Greece
The arrival of this 321-room luxury beach resort on the Peloponnesus peninsula gives couples ample excuse to enjoy the mainland — sleek and airy rooms (121 with individual infinity pools), plus an Anazoe Thalassotherapy Spa, offering pampering inspired by the ancients — and golfers an actual reason to visit Greece: The resort’s Dunes course is the country’s first signature green.
W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak, Indonesia
Bali’s spiritual utopia meets W’s trendy social scene at this 158-retreat beachfront resort on the happening Seminyak strip. Textured decor and glass-walled bathrooms provide a personal escape, while the Away Spa soothes both sunburns and stress. Five restaurants and lounges provide see-and-be-seen fun that lasts long past sunset.
Banyan Tree Cabo Marqués – Acapulco, Mexico
Famous for its beautiful bay and blazing sunsets, Acapulco might have faded somewhat in recent years, but this tourism star is regaining its cachet with the addition of this luxe Asian-inspired villa resort on Punta Diamante. Built on stilts, all 47 villas feature private pools and interiors that gracefully wed Mexican warmth, Asian calm and 21st-century technology.
Fierro Hotel – Buenos Aires, Argentina
As if sexy, cutting-edge interiors and a location in the trendy Palermo Hollywood neighborhood aren’t reason enough to visit, guests of this 27-room, all-suite boutique hotel each get an iPad to use during their stay. Adding to this romantic honeymoon destination are a collection of original artwork, contemporary cuisine by European-trained chef Hernan Gipponi, and a heated pool and spa tub in the seventh-floor solarium.
Four Seasons Resort Vail – Vail, Colorado
The chalet-like exterior shelters a modern, nature-inspired interior. The 121 rooms and suites (most with a balcony) feature sexy details, including gaslit stone fireplaces and freestanding oval tubs. A heated outdoor pool with two whirlpool tubs and a cozy alpine-themed spa are great for après-ski.
Hotel Matilda – San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
This 32-room boutique is painting historic San Miguel de Allende with bold strokes of modernity, blending contemporary design and art into a uniquely romantic hideaway. With its cutting-edge paintings and sculptures and Latin-fusion flavors in the restaurant, the hotel — named for the owner’s mother, who was the subject of a 1942 painting by Mexican artist Diego Rivera — aims to be a new kind of masterpiece.
JW Marriott Marquis Miami – Miami, Florida
Move over, South Beach; downtown Miami is getting all the buzz these days. At this 313-room pedigreed Marriott, the adults-oriented fun ranges from sporty (an NBA-approved basketball court) to tasty (the Miami debut of celeb chef Daniel Boulud, at db Bistro Moderne) to sybaritic (outdoor pool, full-service spa and three concierge floors).
Le Royal Monceau – Paris, France
Singapore-based Raffles has transformed this historic palace with Philippe Starck-designed interiors and art installations that engage the senses. Entertainment is built-in, with French (La Cuisine) and Italian (Il Carpaccio) restaurants, Le Bar Long, an art gallery, a spacious spa and a 100-seat cinema.
Montage Deer Valley – Park City, Utah
Craftsman architecture — think rich wood grains, tile fireplaces and leather sofas — coddles guests at this 174-room ski-in/ski-out lodge located midmountain at Deer Valley Resort. Add in a 35,000-square-foot spa featuring indoor-outdoor pools and a couples suite with a copper tub, plus a lively pub with billiards tables and bowling lanes, and you get plenty of warmth no matter how blustery it is outside.
Secrets Wild Orchid – Montego Bay, Jamaica
Get two for one with these neighboring adults-only all-inclusives, which allow couples to stay at one and play at both. The livelier Wild Orchid flaunts Asian-influenced style and two crescent beaches. There are 7 a la carte eateries, plus buffet dining, and 8 bars (including 3 swim up bars). Other perks include a spa, an outdoor pool and water sports.
The Leela Palace – New Delhi, India
Opulence reigns at this 260-room oasis designed in the style of a North Indian palace yet fitted with high-tech gadgets such as LCD TVs and Bose iPod docks. Accommodations are spacious (520 square feet minimum), four restaurants serve not only Indian but also Japanese and Italian fare, and the ESPA spa is the ideal spot to recover from jet lag.