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More Top Honeymoon Hotels in the World

An overwater bungalow at Le Meridien Bora Bora

Intimate. Lively. Sexy. Secluded. All of these are important qualities to look for in a honeymoon destination, and each of our picks incorporates at least one — and sometimes all — of them. From sumptuous tented romance in India to cozy lodge loving in Canada, we've found places to suit every amorous mood. If marriage is the ultimate celebration of love, the honeymoon is its ultimate expression. Every couple is unique, so explore our singular selections and plan a honeymoon that's as distinctive as you are.

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AFRICA

Tanzania
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

wwwlakemanyara.com

If your love makes you feel like you're on top of the world, you'll feel right at home at Lake Manyara Tree Lodge. Nestled in a mahogany forest in Lake Manyara National Park, the ten stilted treehouse suites have lovely private viewing decks for looking down on creation...if you know the song, sing along. The suites are crafted from local timber and palm fronds, and are furnished in classy, earthy tones. When you're not breakfasting on the lakeshore, splashing in the pool or sampling Pan-African cuisine in the outdoor forest dining area, you can heed the call of the wild...wildlife, that is. Among the creatures you might see on game drives: nomadic flamingos and herds of elephants.

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AUSTRALIA

Hayman Island
Hayman Island Resort

Rather than catching a plane after the big day, why not stroll to your honeymoon following an outdoor ceremony overlooking...Read the full review

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BHUTAN

Paro
Amankora Paro

The barren drama of the landscape, combined with the serene isolation of the Eastern Himalayas, make Amankora Paro...Read the full review

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CANADA

British Columbia
King Pacific Lodge

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Not every couple wants to fly off to a tropical island after saying, "I do." For some, isolation, fresh mountain air, wilderness vistas and fly-fishing — yes, fly-fishing — are the ultimate aphrodisiacs. If cuddling in front of a fireplace is your idea of romance, then King Pacific Lodge is the honeymoon for you. This floating wilderness retreat is moored in Barnard Harbour on Princess Royal Island, and with just seventeen rooms, it ensures you won't be sharing the great outdoors with the masses. The Romance Suite features a handmade king-size driftwood bed, but we suggest the corner Waterfall Suite, with ocean and waterfall views, living room with open fireplace, two decks and a dining room for in-room tête-à-têtes. If you want, you can even say your vows here, at the edge of Great Bear Rain Forest or on top of a glacier.

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CARIBBEAN

St. Lucia
Anse Chastanet Resort

When it comes to having space to call one's own, we like the ratio at this idyllic destination — just 49 rooms on a...Read the full review

Turks & Caicos
The Regent Palms

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Elegant, exclusive luxury hotels can be found throughout the Caribbean — one of the world's ultimate honeymoon destinations — so why recommend The Regent Palms over its counterparts? The answer is ambience. Consider staying at this property a lesson on how to treat one another well. Very well. The attitude here will set the tone for your union...a lifetime of attending to the desires of one another's bodies, minds and spirits. Housed in low-rise coral stone buildings, the bedrooms feature mahogany four-poster beds and ocean-view travertine terraces. And the Penthouse Suite comes with an outdoor garden shower and chauffeur service. Get intimate on one of the private pool decks around the serpentine infinity pool, and toast to the future as you dine on an over-water banquette.

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COSTA RICA


Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo
wwwfourseasons.com

Most lodgings in Costa Rica are exotic and inviting, but not too luxurious. For adventure-seeking couples accustomed to a high level of service, this property is ideal. In a mountainside setting that slopes down to the sea, you'll enjoy stylish bedrooms dressed in indigenous materials and spa treatments using rainforest mud from the nearby Osa Peninsula. Soothing trade winds through louvered windows make relaxing with your beloved a breeze.

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FRANCE

Paris
Hôtel du Petit Moulin

Like a relationship, Hôtel du Petit Moulin has many moods. Designed by Christian Lacroix, this eccentric hostelry pairs...Read the full review

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FRENCH POLYNESIA

Bora Bora
Le Meridien Bora Bora

The South Pacific has long enticed honeymooners with the earthly paradise romance of its luminous blue lagoons. Among...Read the full review

Fiji
Turtle Island

wwwplaygroundsoftheworld.com

Welcoming only fourteen couples at one time (many of them celebs), this island hideaway provides unparalleled exclusivity. Your two-room bure is adorned with peaceful views over the Blue Lagoon, an outdoor day bed for decadent afternoon naps and absolute privacy. For a divine experience, combine night diving and a lobster dinner for two during a moonlit rendezvous on a floating pier.


Taha'a Island
Le Taha'a Private Island & Spa

wwwletahaa.com

Ah, tradition. There's a reason sun-kissed honeymoons never go out of style. They're the perfect antidote to the stress of planning the big day. And let's face it, they're just plain sexy. Our favorite in this category is Le Taha'a Private Island & Spa, a small coral islet between Taha'a and Bora Bora. It can only be reached by private boat or helicopter, and every one of its beach and over water bungalows measures in at 1,400 square-feet. You want one of the over water variety. Connected by walkways, these sanctuaries open right onto the sea. Although you're far from civilization, the resort is civilized, with a decadent spa and three excellent restaurants helmed by Veronique Melloul. Of course, we're not suggesting that you need to be on your best behavior. This is your honeymoon, after all.

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INDIA

Rajasthan
Aman-i-Khás

wwwamanresorts.com

A canvas tent in the middle of nowhere. If this sounds too much like roughing it, think again. Never before has the combination of cement and steel frames been so elegant...or romantic. Not that this should come as a surprise, given that Aman-i-Khás belongs to the oh so divine Amanresorts collection. Couples seeking a one of a kind way to kick off their new life together will do well to take over one of the ten tents here, with their stylish minimalist furniture and dreamy day beds draped in canopies. There's a spa tent and a dining tent, although meals often conclude around an outdoor campfire. If your loved one is a bit of a wildcat, you'll feel particularly at home, since this wilderness camp sits on the outskirts of Ranthambhore National Park, a tiger reserve. Among the ways here to commemorate your love: traditional henna body art.

Thar Desert, Rajasthan
Mihir Garh

Privacy is the defining word for Mihir Garh. A contemporary castle fortress that feels as if it has risen from the sand that...Read the full review

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ITALY

Siena
Villa Dievole

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Just outside Siena, Villa Dievole has been harvesting grapes since 1090. A rich history gives this Italian property its romantic aura; hide away in a 16th-century villa, 17th-century farmhouse or former stable. Revel in gastronomical delights at a wine cellar dinner, or slip away for some reverential time alone in the restored chapel. As you wander the woods, farmland and olive and citrus groves, you'll understand why this place was once known as Dieulele — the divine valley." (This property closes during the winter season.

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MEXICO

Baja
Esperanza

wwwesperanzaresort.com

When it comes to honeymoon destinations, few sizzle like those south of the border. For those who want sophistication with their spice, Esperanza is the ideal choice. Decorated with original art and handcrafted furniture, all of the luxury suites and private villas have terraces that open onto expansive views of Baja's Sea of Cortez. The spa has yummy indoor steam caves and waterfalls, and the three-level, al fresco restaurant is carved into the bluffs, cascading down to two private coves. You can ask for a picnic basket for a secluded tryst. Or if you're feeling frisky, check out the tequila menu. There are over 100 choices. Why not take a few back to your room and give body shots a try?

Yelapa, Jalisco
Verana

Because of its popularity with newlyweds, Verana offers two lavish honeymoon packages. Along with romantic...Read the full review

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MOROCCO

Marrakech
Dar Rhizlane

The privately owned Dar Rhizlane bills itself as a guest palace, and certainly lives up to the assertion, but on a far more...Read the full review

Royal Mansour Marrakech
Inspired by traditional Arabian medinas — the old quarters found in North African cities — Royal Mansour Marrakech...Read the full review

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THE NETHERLANDS

Amsterdam
The Dylan

wwwdylanamsterdam.com

Is a sense of playfulness one of the bonds that holds you together? If so, you'll find kindred spirits in the creators of The Dylan. You absolutely must book the peppermint candy-striped Klassbols Room, a post-modern boudoir that feels like a cross between a sleek hip hotel and a brothel. That's not to say this hotel doesn't have class. It's as elegant as they come, and to add to the sophistication, it is situated on the scenic, 17th-century Keizersgracht canal. When it comes to facilities, there's not much more than the restaurant, which serves French cuisine. But who needs tennis courts with Amsterdam at the doorstep? With its cozy jazz clubs, sexy Red Light District and North Sea beach towns just an hour away, it is a perfect place for lovers.

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UNITED STATES

Connecticut
Thomas Henkelmann Homestead Inn

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Most mountain resorts embrace a casual, laid-back, slope-friendly lifestyle. But it's an old-fashioned formality that gives this property its charm — colonial-style décor in the bedrooms, and jackets required in the Dining Room, where an orchestra serenades diners. After two years of construction by 250 master craftsmen, this hotel opened in 1902, and today it's a National Historic Landmark. It's a part of The Mount Washington Resort at Bretton Woods, and right outside the door are hundreds of acres of ski terrain. You'll find 101 trails and glades (including plenty of black diamond glades), White Mountain National Park for cross-country skiing, high-speed quad lifts and a gorgeous landscape for night skiing.

Hawaii
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

While the words "honeymoon" and "Hawaii" are synonymous for many newlyweds, it's possible to find a quiet corner of...Read the full review

Florida
Fisher Island Hotel & Resort
Now that the big day is over, you deserve a long, luxurious rest. So pack your bags and make your way by yacht, ferry or...Read the full review

The Setai
With its steamy Latin vibe, Miami is one of the hottest honeymoon destinations in the U.S. Although it's always had...Read the full review

Montana
The Resort at Paws Up

Relaxing in nature doesn't have to mean roughing it, especially if you choose to snuggle up in Tent City...Read the full review


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