Top 6 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 six 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. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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 Samantha Szapor

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