The Peninsula Paris
No destination epitomizes romance quite like Paris. Located in the heart of the City of Light, the Peninsula Paris is within walking distance to the city’s famed monuments like the Arc de Triumph, luxury shopping on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées, plus top museums and restaurants—or, for those less fond of walking, a luxury house car is also available to transport you. The hotel houses 200 guest rooms plus 86 suites inspired by Haute Couture, showing off French heritage and savoir-faire. Newlyweds can venture down to the hotel’s famous La Terrasse Klébe for breakfast, arguably the city’s best café au lait, while people watching the busy Avenue Kléber. Couples can also enjoy massages and treatments at the spa, or lounge by the 20-meter indoor pool for ultimate relaxation. End the day with a drink on the hotel’s famed Le Rooftop bar, where you can watch the sun set and take in breathtaking views of the twinkling Eiffel Tower at night.
Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, Dominican Republic
Casa de Campo’s gated 7,000-acre compound in La Romana, Dominican Republic truly offers something for every type of traveler. Start the day with the outstanding breakfast buffet at Lago, then explore all the resort has to offer in your personal golf cart, including the world-renowned Teeth of the Dog course, tennis courts, equestrian rings, championship polo rings, the shooting center, and the replica 16th-century village Altos de Chavón. Those looking to relax will also find white sand beaches, swimming pools, and a spa on the property. And you certainly will not run out of dining options. The wide range of gourmet stops for lunch and dinner within the complex includes the romantic candlelit Italian restaurant La Piazzetta; Minitas Beach Club restaurant overlooking the Caribbean Sea; the new Mexican taqueria Chilango, La Casita on the Marina, among others. There’s never a dull moment when visiting Casa de Campo—this sprawling resort will keep you busy every second of your cherished honeymoon.
Las Ventanas al Paraíso, Cabo
A Rosewood Resort located at the tip of Baja Peninsula between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, Las Ventanas welcomes newlyweds to enjoy its luxury beach resort set against a backdrop of a beautiful desert landscape. The resort offers stays in spacious suites, or one- to three-bedroom villas, each featuring its own private infinity-edge pool. The property also boasts multiple communal pools, including its main expansive infinity-edge pool overlooking the Sea of Cortez with a swim-up bar. If you prefer your drink served poolside, butlers await to cater your every need. The property features championship tennis courts, four renowned golf courses nearby, exceptional restaurants, beachside cabanas, and water excursions. The romantic private yacht charter with Champagne and a delicious sunset dinner prepared onboard is a must.
Dromoland Castle, Ireland
Visiting the magical Dromoland Castle in County Clare, Ireland feels as though you are stepping into a romantic fairytale. The property has been hosting guests at its 450-acre estate since the 16th century, and the castle’s overall grandeur will have you feeling like royalty. A pony trap can be taken around the property as you learn about its rich history along with the previous residents, including the O’Briens of Dromoland, whose lineage dates back 1,000 years to Brian Boru, one of the last High Kings of Ireland. While on the property, couples can attend afternoon tea with finger sandwiches and sweets, play a round of golf on the 18-hole championship course, dine at the famed Earl of Thomond restaurant, or experience wildlife up-close with the Falconry School.
Casa Angelina, Amalfi Coast
Casa Angelina is a quiet boutique hotel in Praiano, Italy, situated cliffside between Positano and Amalfi. The hotel’s intimate and peaceful space coupled with its breathtaking views make it the perfect setting for honeymooners. Throughout the hotel, the white-washed interiors, contemporary artwork, and airy open-floor plan designed by Marco de Luca present a modern and refreshing feel. Each room and suite is spacious and bright, and equipped with up-to-date technology like iPads and laptops for the convenience of its guests. Throughout the hotel, couples will find state-of-the-art facilities like a fully-equipped fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and a spa. A short walk down 250 steps of stairs will also lead you to the private Gavitella Beach Club, where you can relax by the ocean or set out for a boat ride along the coast.
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi
Just opened in 2019, the dreamy Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi spans three islands and is just 30 minutes from the Velana International Airport by way of the resort’s private yacht. The property is the ultimate peaceful oasis for couples, offering two- or three-bedroom villas—beach-side or over water—each with its own infinity pool, swinging daybed, gazebo, in-water lounge, and outdoor rain shower, and all surrounded by endless views of the crystal-blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Couples can enjoy a romantic dinner at the intimate Terra restaurant with private dining pods and panoramic views in a treetop setting, or sunsets with Champagne at the resort’s cocktail bar, Amber. Newlyweds can also venture to the private reef to explore marine life, or relax with a spa treatment in one of the private treatment villas. For those seeking unmatched exclusivity, the Ithaafushi Private Island is also available to rent, featuring a three-bedroom beach villa, a two-bedroom over water villa, a four-bedroom residence, five swimming pools, an entertainment clubhouse, and its own spa, gym, dedicated team of chefs, and personal concierge.
Grace Hotel, Santorini
Auberge’s Grace Hotel is perched clifftop in Imerovigli and boasts arguably the best views that Santorini has to offer. The breezy hotel overlooks the Aegean Sea along with the beaches, cobalt-domed churches, and whitewashed abodes that define the area. Each guest room features an outdoor space with sweeping views of the caldera, most with a private heated plunge pool. Many of the larger suites also feature a hammam bath and spacious terraces. Those really looking to splurge can book the private villa with its own swimming pool, kitchen, and spa, for ultimate seclusion. While staying at the hotel, couples can enjoy the Traditional Greek Olive Oil Massage at the spa, sip Mediterranean cocktails at the 363 Champagne Lounge while taking in panoramic sea views, have a romantic dinner at Santoro, hike the caldera cliffs, or sail the Aegean Sea.
Marriott’s W Aspen is the first new luxury hotel to open in the tony ski town in over 25 years. Unlike nearby upscale resorts like Hotel Jerome and The Little Nell, W Aspen is more affordable and tailored to a younger crowd. Sleek and contemporary designs—emblematic of the W Hotels brand—fill the resort’s guest rooms and common spaces, including two hip hangouts: The Living Room lounge and the underground cocktail bar, 39°, which was inspired by Aspen’s Red Light District legacy. There’s also the popular outdoor rooftop Wet Deck bar with a heated pool, hot tub, and beautiful views. The hotel is the perfect year-round destination for young honeymooners who love to ski or partake in warm weather mountain activities like hiking or golfing, and appreciate Aspen’s trendy shops, restaurants, and bustling social scene.
Belmond Cap Juluca, Anguilla
Belmond Cap Juluca’s picturesque setting in the British West Indies in Anguilla is defined by the powdery white sand beaches, manicured gardens, tropical plants, and crystal-clear ocean waters that surround the resort’s majestic white villas. Honeymooners can lounge beachside or by the infinity pool with frozen cocktails, engage in water activities like scuba diving, play 18 on the nearby Cuisinart Golf Club, dine at the elegant Pimm’s restaurant serving Anguillan cuisine, or schedule a private starlit dinner on the beach. Couples can also escape resort life at the “disappearing” Arawak Spa, which blends into its natural surroundings.
Four Seasons Jackson Hole
For active couples passionate about nature, Jackson Hole is the perfect place to honeymoon. Located mountainside in Teton Village, the five-star Four Seasons Jackson Hole brings luxury to the rustic town with its lodge-style guest rooms and premier facilities. Located at the base of some of the country’s most celebrated ski slopes, the resort is the perfect winter getaway, and its Handle Bar pub is the perfect stop for a hot toddy at the end of the day. On the property year-round, guests can enjoy the outdoor heated whirlpools, hot tubs, and firepits, or an outstanding dinner at the Westbank Grill, which serves brilliant steaks and chops like the Rocky Mountain elk dish, plus delicious desserts like the warm Cowboy Cookie served in a skillet.
The Christopher St. Barth
Tucked away from the beaches on a quiet, secluded bay in St. Barth, the stylish Hotel Christopher offers the ultimate private retreat. The intimate resort is comprised of just 42 guest rooms with sleek interiors, and three four-bedroom villas with private pools nestled in the island’s lush vegetation just steps from the main facilities. The exterior loungers perched over water alongside the infinity pool, which seemingly empties into the sea, are perfect for endless relaxation while taking in the spectacular surroundings. After a day in the sun, the prestigious Sisley Spa can deliver harmony to the body with Phyto-Aromatic treatments and massage rituals with local traditions.