Best Luxury Honeymoon Hotels

Best Luxury Honeymoon Hotels

We've gone all over the world to find the best hotel for your upcoming honeymoon.

Published September 12, 2016

It's no secret, we know how difficult it is deciding upon the right hotel for your honeymoon...after all, you want to make a good first impression. That's why the experts at NOW have put together their own editor's choice list for the most romantic properties to accomodate you during your honeymoon. We start in the Carribean Islands, move to Europe and cap it off with a few in French Polynesia and the United Emirates.

Aruba

The Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

Voted one of Conde Nast's Gold List for Best Hotels in the World, The Bucuti & Tara is simply that. Perfect for honeymoons and small destination weddings, this chique-boutique property defined luxury, relaxation and rejuvenation. Located on one of the best beaches in the world, this Adults-Only property promises tranquil ambiance. Find out why NOW Destinations voted the Bucuti one of the Best Honeymoon Hotels in the world. Note: This property is Aruba's only adults-only hotel and is wonderful for staying away from noise. 

What we love: With the Bucuti comes a romantic, yet sophisticated vibe. The beautiful location along the famous Eagle Beach is great for swimming and walking and there is a true feel for warm accomodations as it is owner-operated for over 25 years. This hotel is a true must-see if you're down in Aruba, and is arguably the best Honeymoon Hotel in Aruba.

Mexico

Puerto Vallarta - Casa Velas Hotel Boutique

Condé Nast recommended and AAA award-winning service with the pleasures of a romantic and intimate atmosphere, Casa Velas Hotel Boutique is that and more. With its ultimate privacy and award winning service, this hotel promises a special honeymoon without any distractions. Enjoy some of the best cuisine in Mexico, rejuvenate in your balcony's private plunge-pool, or get pampered in the Casa Velas' state-of-the-art spa. During the day relax by the refreshing pool or be personally escorted to the Casa Velas private beach club (pictured above) which over looks Banderas Bay. At night, the beach club is set up for ocean-front dining where you can enjoy asian-inspired cuisine and breathtaking views of the bay.

What we love: The friendly and unforgettable staff make for a warm and comfortable stay. In addition, the small yet, private aspects of the hotel make for a truly uninterupted escape. To top it off, for the foodies out there, it is a NOW guarantee that you will enjoy some of the best cuisine and dining at this property. All of the aspects of this wonderful property make it a no-brainer as one of the Best Honeymoon Hotels you can go to in Mexico.

Cancun - Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun

Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun offers adults an extra measure of romance and sensuality in an exquisite luxury setting. Relax in the most affluent surroundings while taking in the most captivating views of the Caribbean. Close attention to detail, exquisite architecture and the finest comforts make Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun a truly remarkable hideaway.

What we love: Immerse yourself in Unlimited-Luxury® where everything is included: Elegantly appointed rooms and suites with 24 hour concierge and room service. Multiple gourmet restaurants and lounges serving premium beverages. Endless day and evening activities, all in a spectacular setting.

Dominican Republic

Zoetry Agua Punta Cana

Casa Velas Hotel Boutique destination wedding

Located just an hour away from the Punta Cana International Airport, the spirit here is far, far removed from the hectic tempo of everyday living. Your lifestyle is made even more extraordinary by the bounty of an Endless Privileges stay. With excellent spa services, beautifully apointed rooms and terraces, and ultimate privacy, this property is perfect for your honeymoon in Punta Cana.

What we Love: The private beach is far less busy than most Punta Cana resorts. The Spa here is one of the best on the island and will leave you feeling like a new person. Find out why the Zoetry Agua was named one of the Best Spa Hotels in the World by NOW Destinations in 2013.

Jamaica

Geejam Hotel

The Geejam is comprised of 5 private, high-tech cottage villas on the lush foothills of Port Antonio. The setting and view is just gorgeous, the service is extraordinary and incomparable, and one of the Caribbean's most beautiful beaches is only 10 minutes away. Quiet isolation, away from noise, and is a true hideaway. 

What we love: The private, in-room steam rooms and outdor jacuzzis make for an absolute relaxing stay. The villas are immaculate and suprisingly there are very little insects despite being tucked away among the mountains and lush foothills of Port Antonio. The best part, is the close proximity to Frenchman's Cove, one of the world's most beautiful beaches (which you get a free shuttle to).

St. Lucia

Ladera Resort

This unique luxury resort in St. Lucia is made up of 32 one- and two-bedroom villas, each carefully carved into the surrounding hillside overlooking the island’s iconic twin Pitons. The villas -- which have missing fourth walls, and in most cases, private plunge pools -- are a main draw, as are the spectacular views and lush grounds. The resort also features some fabulous amenities, such as an infinity lagoon pool, a gorgeous open-air restaurant and bar, a (tiny) open-air fitness center, and a lovely spa with black water soaking baths.

What we love: To start it off, no televisions can be found in any of the the villas. After all, it is your honeymoon. Next, the breathtaking views of the island's pitons are worth a thousand words. The fourth wall missing concept is exceptional and a true experience in its own. Pair that with the private plunge pools in most suites and you have everything you need for a honeymoon. The lovely spa and black water treatment is wonderful and the service here is truly unparalleled on the island. The Ladera Resort is a perfect Honeymoon Hotel in St. Lucia.

Greece

Anastasis Apartments

This beautiful property is comprised of ten apartments and suites, one secluded exclusive villa and have been individually decorated with taste and finesse offering discreet luxury for a pleasant stay. Passionately inspired, this is truly one of the most romantic hotels on this planet. It is perched upon the top of the cliffs of the Caldera and immersed in tranquil gardens that expel fresh summer aromas. True to its word, here natural beauty, privacy, peace and its distinctive design calms the mind and soul.

What we love: All have undisturbed views of the Aegean Sea and the sunset. Pair that with the superb service and you really can't go wrong here. If you really wan't to make a first impression on your new companion, this is the place to do it.

Italy

La Minerva

Located in an unbeatable location with stunning views of the sea, La Minerva was voted on of Tripadvisor's most romantic hotels in 2013. Through the windows of La Minerva's light filled lobby, a gorgeous view of the blue sea of Capri and the hotel’s lush green gardens can be seen. Similarly stunning views are waiting to be enjoyed from the balconies of each and every bedroom, from the swimming pool, and from the roof top terrace where, in the warm summer months, breakfast is served.

What we love: Apart from the views, is the unique and intimate design of this stunning boutique style hotel.

Portugal

The Cliff Bay

This 5 star hotel of the Porto Bay Hotels & Resorts Group every single little detail has been carefully conceived to ensure genuine peace, well-being and elegance. Direct access to the sea, spell-binding views, the quality of the SPA and sophisticated cuisine clearly position The Cliff Bay as a premium resort and perfect for anyone looking for a Honeymoon Hotel in Portugal.

What we love: The overall peace and tranquility can truly remove you from your everyday hectic lifestyle and is perfect for a joyful and relaxing honeymoon. That, combined with the views of the bay make for a perfect honeymoon hotel.

Bora Bora

St. Regis Bora Bora

Set amidst lush unspoiled surroundings and pristine waters, guests enjoy spectacular views of the main island of Bora Bora as well as the mystical Mount Otemanu. All Villas at The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort are suites with separate lounges and bedrooms luxuriously designed in exotic noble woods withtraditionally woven fibre accents. Intricately carved Polynesian sculpture and scenes by local artists depicting island lifestyle gracefully adorn the walls; while floor to ceiling windows shaded by wooden blinds and linen curtains catch and distill the changing light throughout the day.

What we love: The ultimate privacy in your over-water bungalow. Sometimes these can become small and crowded, but not at the St. Regis. Dive right into the crystal clear ocean from your own private balcony and enjoy incomparable experiences. 

Dubai

Al Maha Desert Resort

Simply the best Honeymoon Hotel in Dubai, the Al Maha Desert Resort is isolated and stands out with ultimate privacy. The resort features 42 exclusive suites each with its own pool and deck (pictured above), overlooking the endless sand dunes and lazing wilderness of Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Being part of the reserve, managed by Starwood on behalf of the Emirates Group, Al Maha is located within the 225 square kilometers of alluring desert landscape and offers matchless hospitality, privacy and absolute comfort adding to the romance of the desert.