Top 12 Romantic Resorts for Honeymoons

Here you are, blushing bride-to-be… you got the man of your dreams by your side (forever we might add), and you are now planning the wedding of your dreams to celebrate the biggest day of your life. What happens after? If you’re like 99% of couples that marry, you’ll go on a honeymoon! Deciding on a honeymoon destination is no easy task, and as masters of Mexico and the Caribbean, we lined up all of the most romantic resorts that would make for the perfect newlywed getaway. From swim up suites to oceanfront couple’s massages, private outdoor showers to butler service in an overwater bungalow, options for romance are endless. Let us guide you through our top 12 romantic resorts throughout Mexico and the Caribbean perfect for honeymooners.

1. El Dorado Casitas Royale, A Gourmet Inclusive Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Located on the east coast of the Yucatan, El Dorado Casitas Royale sits perfectly between Cancun and Playa del Carmen. The location gives this resort the best of both worlds with easy access to both hot spots, and an exclusive look over the Caribbean Sea. This resort is every honeymooner’s dream. An adults only resort, El Dorado Casitas Royale is spread out to give you the feeling that you are isolated from the world with plenty of restaurants, bars, and pools to enjoy. With no reservations or fees needed, beach beds are available for everyone and are strategically placed along the oceanfront and still close to bars and pools. Every couple will have the chance to experience the all-inclusive gourmet cuisine at one of the seven restaurants onsite. In Casita Suites, you will find “Aguas del Amour” which is a private outdoor shower, a large jacuzzi surrounded by beautiful stone and intimate up-lighting. Personal concierge services make your stay complete by providing assistance with dinner reservations, evening activities and events, or suggesting local adventures outside of the resort.

The perfect honeymoon accommodations: Individual Swim Up Casita Suite

2. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 

Grand Velas is truly a special gem in the travel world. Set on the Pacific side of Mexico near Puerto Vallarta, Grand Velas provides honeymooners with a perfect balance of world class relaxation and adventure. Couples can enjoy couples massages in the convenience of their own hotel room or in the tranquil spa. The expansive beach is perfect for walking during sunset right before enjoying a romantic dinner for two at one of their a-la-carte fine dining restaurants. Perfect for any couple that is looking to share adventures together, Grand Velas has endless opportunities such as meditation and yoga classes, water sports like kayaking and boogie boarding, as well as a state-of-the-art gym and world class spa. Known for its spacious rooms, this resort provides several amazing room categories to make your romantic stay memorable, a few of which include your very own jacuzzi with ocean views. Have we mentioned that Grand Velas knows exactly how to start off a vacation? Each room comes with a brand new, authentic, bottle of tequila, salt, and limes – the perfect way to celebrate the beginning of your memorable honeymoon. Salud!

The perfect honeymoon accommodations: Ambassador Grand Class Suite

3. Sandals Grande St. Lucian in Gros Islet, St. Lucia 

Surrounded by crystal clear waters and silky white sand beaches, Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort is one of a kind. As a couples only resort, only the best of experiences can be had. Stay here, but have the pleasure of enjoying the amenities of Sandals’ two other Saint Lucia resorts, Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort & Spa and Sandals Halycyon Beach Resort, with inclusive transfers between the hotels. This gives honeymooners three times the number of romantic options with a total of 27 restaurants, 10 pools, and 21 bars to choose from. When it comes to soaking up the sun, this is the perfect place to do so. Scuba diving is included, and guests can get PADI certified right at the resort. Golf lovers rejoice as Sandals Regency La Toc has a beautiful, and free golf course! Looking to relax during the day? Get your tan on while laying on one of the many beach loungers, swim in one of five pools, or enjoy one of the treatments available at the Red Lane Spa. At night, cozy up to one of the numerous fire pits or lounge areas around the resort, or attend the nightly themed parties and events. Romance reaches a new height in any of the resort’s luxury rooms. All rooms have mahogany bedroom furniture and spectacular views of the sea or tropical gardens.

The perfect honeymoon accommodations: Beachfront Grande Rondoval Butler Suite with Private Pool Sanctuary

4. Excellence El Carmen in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Set just a short drive north of Punta Cana, Excellence El Carmen is the perfect honeymoon resort for the couple that wants to spend their days by the beach and their nights enjoying fabulous cuisine. Known for having some of the best beaches in the world, Punta Cana provides every beach lover’s dream of white sand and turquoise waters stretching for miles. Only adults are welcome in this all inclusive, all suite resort, providing every guest with a luxurious experience especially when you keep in mind their 3:1 guest to staff ratio. Newlyweds are encouraged to lounge by the pool or beach all day to take advantage of the included waiter service to make relaxation a treat. At night, enjoy one of 12 international restaurants or even the 24 hour room service if you just don’t feel like leaving your suite (don’t worry about the bar, each suite comes equipped with full sized premium liquor bottles). To make the most of your experience, we suggest that honeymooners book within the Excellence Club to receive additional amenities such as palapas on the beach and an additional steak house to wine and dine.

The perfect honeymoon accommodations: Beachfront Honeymoon Two Story Rooftop Terrace Suite with Plunge Pool

5. Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Head south to Jamaica where “everything irie mon” meaning all is well, life is good! Honeymooners heading to Jamaica are encouraged to check out Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall where all honeymooners are greeted with champagne and chocolate covered strawberries upon arrival. This adults only section of Hyatt Ziva has a lot to offer to couples looking to escape from life and have some romantic one on one time. Perfect for the couple that wants to have activities available all the time, the fun starts (and never ends) here! Start with a morning yoga session on the beach, hit up a cornhole or ping pong tournament followed by beach volleyball! Spend your afternoon in the water, with inclusive water sports available from 9-4 every day of the week. Have dinner at one of the dozen plus restaurants onsite covering practically any cuisine your heart desires. Conclude the night with a cocktail and entertainment- Hyatt Zilara has different nightly entertainment every day of the week ranging from international dance to steel band shows. For a more relaxing day, visit the Zen Spa and indulge in either the “Romance and Bubblez” or “Wrapped up in Zen” package for couples to allow for the most relaxing spa experience possible.

The perfect honeymoon accommodations: Zilara Swim Up Junior Suite King

6. Hotel Wailea Maui in Maui, Hawaii

Rated as one of the “Top 16 Most Romantic Resorts in the World” by Condé Nast, Hotel Wailea is sure to please anyone in search of romance. This hotel is perfect for the couple that wants to escape from the world. With less than a hundred suites, you’ll never feel “lost in the crowd” at his hotel. Air, land, and sea all come together beautifully on 15 acres that has been carefully crafted to give a sense of zen no matter where you wander. This hotel would also be the perfect match for any foodie couples. The cuisine at Hotel Wailea comes with the saying, “Grown here, not flown here” as a majority of their menu offerings are native to the islands or even grown right in the hotel’s very own Wailea Organics Farm on the property. The best news is that you don’t have to worry about sacrificing the beautiful scenery and romance while dining, The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea has been deemed one of America’s most romantic restaurants by OpenTable in 2015.

The perfect honeymoon accommodations: Ocean View Suite

7. Beloved in Playa Mujeres, Mexico

Ranked as one of the top 25 all-inclusive resorts in the world, as well as one of the top all-inclusive resorts in Mexico by TripAdvisor, the Beloved hotel provides boutique luxury at it’s very finest. Activities for couples are designed to provide a relaxing experience, some of the most popular honeymoon activities include sunset sailing, a beachfront dinner for two, or one of the many fabulous and exclusive spa services offered at The Beloved Spa. Connect body and soul with the aromatherapeutic couples massage which combines the use of ten different essential oils to provide the most naturally relaxing 80 minutes of your life. For couples looking to stay active, this resort is conveniently located near a wonderful golf course equipped with an onsite gym, yoga studio, kayaking, and even deep sea fishing expeditions. Most importantly, the entire resort has an ambiance that is modern and chic, allowing guests to feel pampered everywhere they go. With nine different suite options that all boast expansive room sizes, it’s easy to feel special in any accommodation. But just wait, we saved the best for last- make sure to mention your honeymoon at the time of booking as every newlywed couple receives a special honeymoon package to make their stay especially memorable.

The perfect honeymoon accommodations: Two Story Casita Suite with Plunge Pool Ocean Front

8. Majestic Elegance Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic

Although considered a family friendly resort, this hotel definitely makes our list of honeymooning options. The resort is carefully laid out to avoid the feeling of being over-crowded, even at its busiest times guests still feel secluded and special. Located near several natural parks, you will certainly feel the charm of the Dominican at this resort. Majestic Elegance is well known for its expansive powdery white sandy beaches that stretch forever giving guests the best views of the bright blue waters that surround the island. Couples will be easily pleased when it comes to dining option. Majestic Elegance boasts a wide variety of restaurant options (all of which are included) that include an Argentinian steak house, a fresh fish and seafood beachfront restaurant, and an Asian restaurant with teppan-yaki and sushi bars.  To make the most of your experience, we suggest booking within the Majestic Elegance Club, designed for just adults. The Majestic Elegance Club includes an additional restaurant, 4 additional bars, and an exclusive private adult’s only pool.

The perfect honeymoon accommodations: Elegance Club Swim Up Suite with Outdoor Jacuzzi

9. Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa in Negril, Jamaica

Originally created as the hippie hideaway, Negril has beautifully transformed into Jamaica’s most romantic destination. The combination of lush tropical greenery set along some of the world’s best beaches truly creates a dream for anyone seeking a Caribbean getaway. Voted “Top All–Inclusive Resorts for Honeymoons” by BRIDES magazine, Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa surely has plenty to offer newlyweds looking to start off their marriage on a perfect note. Sandals Negril does just that by providing the most serene and romantic experience while also incorporating the vibrant culture of Jamaica. Sandals Negril has seven delectable restaurants to choose from, but the most important thing we want to add is that fresh lobster is actually included! This certainly allows anyone to celebrate in style! What really sets this hotel apart from the rest is the unique variety of rooms available to choose from. All rooms are updated with elegant décor that make you feel right at home. Many suites include a tranquility soaking tub outside to enjoy the beautiful Caribbean night sky. Upgrade your accommodations to include butler service to ensure that you can kick your feet up and enjoy being Mr. and Mrs.!

Butler Fun Fact: All butlers at Sandals go through extensive training to become officially recognized by the Guild of Professional English Butlers.

The perfect honeymoon accommodations: Millionaire Honeymoon 1 Bedroom Suite with Private Pool Sanctuary

10. Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 

Situated on the very end of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, Cabo San Lucas boasts a truly earthy and organic vibe when you combine the deep blue hues of the Pacific ocean with the golden toned beaches. Condé Nast Reader’s Choice Awards deemed Pueblo Bonito Pacifica as one of the “Best in the World” in 2016. Pueblo Bonito Pacifica has fantastic cuisine, modern architecture, and an array of activities, but the most notable amenity to this hotel is their spa. Rated as the #1 hotel spa in Mexico by Travel + Leisure, the Armonia Spa is sure to please. Start off married life by being pampered together. With dozens of treatments from around the world to choose from, couples are guaranteed to find peace and tranquility while indulging. Pueblo Bonito Pacifica strives to provide comfort and top of the line hospitality every step of the way. Every room has a private balcony or patio as well as 24 hour room service included.

The perfect honeymoon accommodations: Oceanfront Suite with Butler Service

11. Chic Punta Cana in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Just as Punta Cana boasts some of the world’s most renowned beaches, Chic is proud to be one of Punta Cana’s most exquisite resorts. Created specifically with adults in mind, this resort gives a chic and modern vibe anywhere you go. Perfect for the couple that is social and enjoys an active nightlife, Chic is proud of its carefully mastered cuisine options and craft cocktail selection. One of their restaurants C/X offers a private personal chef for your group to get the most memorable dining experience to please all senses. Private cabanas are available to lounge in during the day, and plenty of funky bars to choose from at night. The entertainment never ends at Chic with nightly entertainment, gambling onsite and even an Oxygen Bar, there will never be a dull moment. For honeymooners, a romance package is available to make the most of your stay. Some of the most exciting parts of this package include rose petals, massage oils, and candles delivered to your suite.

The perfect honeymoon accommodations: Luxury Junior Suite Swim out Diamond Club

12. El Dorado Maroma in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Less than an hour south of Cancun, you will find the small town of Playa del Carmen, filled with unforgettable restaurants, a buzzing nightlife, and the best beaches on the east coast of Mexico. El Dorado Maroma is located on the outskirts of Playa del Carmen and has simply the best to offer honeymooners. Close to the opportunities of Playa del Carmen, but far enough to feel like you are in your own world; El Dorado Maroma is a small boutique hotel that offers its guests the experience of a lifetime with romantic room options and some of the finest cuisine options you can get your hands on. This past year brought an abundance of excitement as the hotel happily announced their newest addition of Palafitos, which are private over water bungalows. It just so happens that they also happen to be the only overwater bungalows in Mexico’s Caribbean. Every honeymooner’s dream comes true with Palafitos. The interior features a private entrance and a studio style layout that includes glass cut outs in the flooring to watch for tropical fish in the blue waters below, and a Jacuzzi for two. Each Palafito comes with its own plunge pool and balcony that overlooks the sea and an “Aguas del Amour” outdoor shower. Our suggestion for the perfect honeymoon night: enjoy dinner at the Overwater Grill & Wine Bar (exclusive to Palafito guests), head back to your Palafito, pop some bubbly, hop in the plunge pool, gaze at the starry night sky, and cheers to being newlyweds!

The perfect honeymoon accommodations: Palafitos Overwater Bungalow

This post was written by Weddings by Funjet

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