After months of planning and finally the Big Day, your honeymoon is the time to indulge in romance with a trip that fantasies are made of. Set the tone for the adventures you’ll have as a couple in the future… secluded beaches, luxurious and exotic destinations, zipping through European cobble-stone streets… the options are endless. Its time to create memories that will last a lifetime.
Here are a few inspirations from the Adventure Together Travel team:
Los Cabos, Mexico – One & Only Palmilla
At land’s end, the Los Cabos area is a contrast of deep sea blue, rugged desert and mountainous landscapes. At the southernmost tip of Baja, California, Los Cabos offers a sunnier and dryer climate than it’s cousins on the eastern coast of Mexico. With climate and geography, Cabo offers up unique activities including visits to national parks, swimming with whale sharks, and whale watching. The perfect scenery for a romantic getaway.
The One & Only Palmilla resort is the utmost in luxury, consistently ranked as one of the top resorts in the world. Service sets this boutique hotel (173 rooms) apart from the others. From the bottle of artisanal tequila waiting for you in your room after check in, butler service, to the poolside foot massages the mood is set for romance. Enjoy the oceanfront infinity pool, the gorgeous indoor and outdoor wellness spa, and tailored excursion just for you (consider one of the Catari Yacht excursions.) The resort is set on one of the only swimmable beaches in Los Cabos. Enjoy whale watching and stargazing right from your room… binoculars are provided in every room. Nearby, the Palmilla Golf Club offers a 27-hole Jack Nicklaus designed golf course.
Choose the Casita Junior Suite and enjoy panoramic views of the Sea of Cortez from your terrace or private infinity-edge pool. Private. Sensuous. Elegant.
Anse Chastanet Beach, St Lucia – Jade Mountain Resort
Probably the most romantic island in the Caribbean, St Lucia is a great honeymoon destination. Full of natural beauty (rainforests, white-sand beaches, and views of the Piton mountains that rival the landscapes of Hawaii and Tahiti), St Lucia is easily accessible from the United States. There are a number of romantic activities should you escape your resort, from a sunset catamaran cruise to a steamy mud bath in the sulphur springs.
Couples will love the Jade Mountain Resort’s open wall design, where every room leads out to its own area where nothing separates you from the view overlooking the bay and the beautiful Pitons. This design also means you have the utmost privacy (feel free to skinny dip in your private infinity pool or the outdoor shower.) You will never want to leave the room. Jade Mountain Resort is a celebration of life and love.
Riviera Maya, Mexico – UNICO 20.87
Sun, sand, and margaritas! The Riviera Maya area of Mexico’s eastern coast (from Cancun to Tulum, with Playa del Carmen sitting in the middle) brings with it warm, clear, turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Within the heart of the Mayan world, unique cultural activities are easily accessible from most resorts, from trips to ancient ruins to excursions to local Cenotes. Shopping, golf, and world-class spas round out a quick list of the many things to do in the area.
Marrying Mexican culture with a luxury experience, UNICO 20 87 is a new class all-inclusive resort. The 448 room resort (book the Alcoba Swim Up room) has a strong connection to the region, immersing you in local culture through its art, cuisine, and cocktails. The resort features 5 restaurants, 6 bars, and 3 outdoor pools and the Escencia Wellness Spa. Pop-up events like mescal tastings or musical performances add to the included excursions, spa treatments, and golf (select options are included within the rate.)
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – Excellence Punta Cana
Known for its palm-lined beaches of pure gold sand, Punta Cana overlooks the Caribbean and the Atlantic Ocean. There is no shortage of activities here including water sports, zip lining, and golf. With calm seas and beautiful beaches, the area is great for leisure as well.
The Excellence Punta Cana all-inclusive resort offers endless opportunity for romance. Sitting on a perfect stretch of palm-lined coastline, the five star resort offers pool and beach waiter service, daily activities and nightly entertainment. Stay in an Excellence Club room and expect the ultimate in luxury, exclusivity, and service (with access to VIP areas only for Club guests.) Honeymoon guests receive even more special attention at a resort where romance is the specialty. There is no more blissful setting for a Punta Cana romantic getaway than the Excellence resort.
Venice, Italy – Belmond Hotel Cipriani
The unforgettable romance and beauty of Venice, Italy can be felt on every gondola, canal, and amazing restaurant. Tourist sites aside, just a causal hand-in-hand stroll through the city will have you swooning.
The most glamorous star in Venice, the Belmond Hotel Cipriani, is a place where elegance, courtesy, and charm become more than mere fantasy. The mesmerizing 270 degree views of the lagoon (overlooking Doges Palace), boutique shops, and the Casanova Gardens add to the air of romance that you feel when you first step foot on the property. Book the “Just the Two of Us” romance package and prepare to be spoiled (with champagne, couples massage, candlelit dinner, and more.) Add excursions like private boat tours through the islands or a visit to an antique winery within the lagoon. Find out why the Belmond Hotel Cipriani is one of the most celebrated luxury hotels in Venice. It is truly an iconic, romantic hideaway.
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