Everyone wants a ‘romantic getaway’, but that looks different to every couple. There are so many outstanding resorts around the world so you might have to dig deep for that perfect love nest, but here are 10 suggestions to get you started. They are by no means a definitive list, but rather a sampling of 10 amazing suites that I believe will enhance your honeymoon.
The Moon Sanctuary at Jade Mountain, St. Lucia
There are four spacious Sanctuaries at Jade Mountain, all of which sport 15-foot-high ceilings and have the fourth wall open to the views. This suite offers 280-degree views of the Caribbean Sea and the Pitons, the island’s dominating twin green mountains and St. Lucia’s most known landmark. Just imagine sipping champagne together while admiring these two majestic monoliths.
Ayana Villa at the Ayana Resort and Spa, Bali
This private villa is a fantastic spot for couples to begin their lives together. Guests arrive on a private driveway past fountains and terraced water features. The private bar has a top wine selection, and airport transfers are included, as is private butler service.
Newlyweds will be most enamored of the on-arrival flower bath. Or maybe they’ll fall in love with the private spa room where they can get a couples’ massage… or the private plunge pool, where they can have a “floating brunch”… or the private gazebo on the cliff’s edge, where newlyweds can look out at the ocean over a candlelit dinner…
Hayman Premium Ocean View at One & Only Hayman Island, The Whitsundays, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Coral-fringed beaches and cascading pools accentuate the secluded style of this private-island resort in the Whitsunday Islands. Personalized butler and nightly turndown services. Seven restaurants and bars feature world-class cuisines, with Under the Stars dinners and gourmet picnics available for those seeking more intimate dining experiences. Or enjoy a relaxing Rainforest Massage, set amongst the rainforest immersed in the beauty of nature.
Exclusive Suite at Belmond Hotel Cipriani, Venice, Italy
If the Belmond Hotel Cipriani, in Venice (known as the ‘Chip’), sounds familiar to you, it is because this is where the partying started for George and Amal Clooney’s wedding. It is considered one of the world’s best hotels. Its location provides a quiet oasis away from the congestion of the city center. The ‘Chip’ has the only pool in central Venice. And the hotel even offers private boat tours to explore neighboring islands, which are known for their artisanal culture of glassmaking.
Penthouse Skypool Butler Suites at Sandals LaSource Grenada includes private infinity-edge plunge pools.
These suites include a full living room with a butler pantry, wet bar, indoor dining table, sofa and chairs. It opens for access to a cantilevered heated private plunge pool with an infinity edge. This suite also has an oversized balcony with two lounge chairs, ottoman, side table and a soaking tub. Butler service is included. There are nine amazing global gourmet dining options.
Katikies Suite at Katikies, Santorini, Greece
Despite its small size, Santorini is home to 3 wineries, and is known for its excellent wines, particularly its whites. Couples will enjoy breathtaking views, infinity pools, cozy suites and world-class service at this luxury hotel located 300 feet above the sea. Guestrooms painted a bright white set in caves provide intimate luxury for honeymooners. Breakfast is served on your balcony daily, allowing for a treat for all of the senses as you enjoy the cuisine while looking at the stunning Aegean Sea.
Le Villa Garden Suite at Four Seasons Firenze, Florence, Italy
Four Seasons Firenze underwent seven years of renovation to become the new Four Seasons Hotel. This luxury hotel is in a Renaissance palace and a former 16th-century convent that frame a scenic 11-acre park. Lavishly decorated with friezes, painted frescoes, and original artwork, the hotel has a refined ambiance. Honeymooners appreciate the hotel’s resort-style amenities and location in the heart of Florence. This is the only hotel in the heart of Florence with an on-site spa. At the on-site spa, you can indulge in treatments such as the Tuscan Oil Scrub or the Velvet Skin Wrap.
Ocean Front Suite at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii
Set on verdant hillsides sloping to the ocean, the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua offers stunning views in the Kapalua resort area overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Honeymooners are greeted with a fresh lei and tropical punch, and then escorted to their newly remodeled suite.
There is only place that I know of in Maui where the entire spa experience is unique and wonderful and is the best place to get your happy on. The new 17,500-square-foot spa and fitness center includes fifteen treatment rooms (including outdoor rooms), cardio and strength-training equipment, a steam room, a sauna, and classes such as Pilates and yoga.
Romance Ocean Front One Bedroom Suite With Terrace at Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya
This suite comes with a pillow menu, a welcome bottle of tequila and aromatherapy pillows and linens scents, along with a handmade beach bag. It has a private terrace with plunge pool and double sun lounger or hammock — just the thing for cuddling. Adjoining the bedroom is a lavish marble bathroom with a sunken bath for two, as well as glass showers and unique handcrafted sinks.
Deluxe Oceanview Suite Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui, Hawaii
Each one-bedroom seaside suite includes a spacious living room, separate master bedroom and marble bathroom. Couples can soak in the beauty of the island on the hotel’s large, personal lanais. The Fairmont Kea Lani offers the best Hawaiian Cultural Program on Maui! Enjoy a Hawaiian Canoe Experience and learn to paddle an Outrigger Canoe, enjoy a 45 minute Hawaiian Cultural Walking Tour and learn some ‘Olelo Hawai’i (Hawaiian Language). Enjoy the nightly torch lighting ceremony and feeding the hotel’s koi fish all of these exciting cultural opportunities are complimentary for resort guests.