Romantic Escapes: Unveiling the 10 Most Luxurious Honeymoon Resorts

Eagle Island Lodge in Botswana

Dreaming about where to go for your honeymoon? It’s one of our favorite parts about the whole wedding experience, and choosing a location is such a fun part of the planning! For those looking for an ultra-luxurious honeymoon, we reached out to Heather Christopher from HC Travel Firm for her picks on the most luxurious Honeymoon Resorts.

Luxury takes on a myriad of forms – a state of mind, a budget, a brand – it’s as unique as each individual’s perception. As a certified travel advisor specializing in luxury travel, she defines luxury as seamless service and hospitality that anticipates your every need.

From Heather, “When booking a honeymoon for our clients, I search for places that offer picturesque views and seclusion to create the most romantic start to their new life together. I could easily come up with a list of my top 20 resorts, so I decided to poll my fellow colleagues at HC Travel Firm to narrow this list down to our top ten picks. Each of the resorts listed below shares a common thread – a hardworking, dedicated staff with the ability to transform dreams, no matter how extravagant, into reality.”

Let’s take a look at the 10 Most Luxurious Honeymoon Resorts for 2024!

1. LUX* South Ari Atoll, The Maldives

The LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas is a secluded, lavish resort tucked away in the beautiful, turquoise waters of the Maldives. The resort’s attentive staff will be at your beck and call, ensuring that every moment is filled with romance and relaxation. One of my favorite experiences they offer is a marriage reset. Starting with a blissful couples massage, you and your partner will have the entire spa to yourselves. But that’s not all! They even set up the gorgeous pool for a movie night under the stars and a romantic dinner with champagne to end your night. Talk about romance!

2. One & Only Mandarina, Mexico

This dreamy oasis is nestled deep in the coastal rainforest of Mexico. If you’re looking for ultra-seclusion, we highly recommend booking the treehouse for your stay. Connect with nature as you immerse yourself in the bright foliage and chattering sounds of the rainforest. Complete with your very own private plunge pool and terrace, the one-bedroom villa will make you feel like you are the only two people in the world.

3. Secret Bay, Dominica

Voted as Travel + Leisure’s 2023 #1 Resort Hotel in the Caribbean, we had to include Secret Bay, Dominica on our list! If you’re looking to get cozy on your honeymoon, this is the place for you. Complete with utter seclusion, private plunge pools, panoramic views and a dedicated staff to ensure your every need is taken care of, you will never have to leave your stand alone villa!

4. Royal Davui, Fiji

Looking for a destination where you can truly escape from it all? Allow me to introduce you to the Royal Davui Island Resort. Situated on its very own island in Fiji’s beautiful Beqa Lagoon, the Royal Davui is known for its seclusion and privacy. With a max of 32 guests allowed on the island at a time, you’ll leave feeling rejuvenated by the beauty of the tropical oasis. 

5. The Brando, Tahiti

While this next resort is not the easiest to get to, it is SO worth it when you arrive. The Brando is a 35-villa resort settled upon an atoll (a sunken island) known as the Tetiaroa Atoll, a 100% organic, natural island born from a volcano. Long before the resort was built, the island served as a central location for local Polynesian tribes to meet and fuse their culture with nature. Inspired by the culture, Marlon Brando spotted the island and dreamt of building a sustainable resort that not only protects the atoll but the culture as well. The resort runs off of alternative energy, utilizes renewable resources and engrosses its guests into Polynesian culture. 

6. The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand

Calling all of my adventure lovers out there! If you’re looking for a unique honeymoon experience, you should book a trip to The Farm at Cape Kidnappers. While you still get the benefits of stunning ocean views, this stay comes with a little more adventure. The resort has endless activities, excursions, and adventures to be had, including a private beach picnic, winery tours, and several different guided tours. You’ll be stunned by the endless majestic views you witness throughout your trip! 

7. Villa D’este, Lake Como, Italy

The historic Villa D’Este is unlike anything you’ve ever seen! Situated upon the beautiful Lake Como, the boutique hotel feels like a scene straight out of a romantic Italian film. One of the hotel’s most notable features is the quaint baroque gardens you’ll want to get lost in. As a true botanical garden, the gardens feature new plants every season, so there will always be something new to discover. However, you can’t stay at the Villa D’Este without taking one of their many fabulous boat tours! 

8. Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, Botswana

If going on an African safari is at the top of your bucket list, you MUST book a trip to the Eagle Island Lodge in Botswana. Whether by helicopter, horseback, or the traditional Mokora Canoe, the lodge offers several different modes of transportation for their safaris, and we highly recommend all of them! Dive into the Botswana culture by visiting the nearby village to learn about hut building, basket weaving and fishing.

9. Six Senses Uluwatu, Bali

For the ultimate relaxation vacation, look no further than a week of pure bliss at the Uluwatu in Bali. The serene escape offers many different luxuries for those looking to kick up their feet and let all of their worries slip away. From the upscale, state-of-the-art spa to the floating breakfast served right in your very own private pool, you’ll never want to leave!

10. Casa Angelina, Priano, Amalfi Coast Italy

The Casa Angelina is well-known for its stunning, picturesque views of Italy’s Amalfi Coast. Known as “a place to get lost in rather than a place to be seen, the quaint, 37-room hotel feels like a breath of fresh air with its seclusion and ultra-luxurious feel. With many different room styles to choose from, Casa Angelina will feel like your home away from home. Enjoy a private boat ride along the Amalfi Coast while savoring a delicious dinner for two, prepared by one of the hotel’s chefs on board.

From the secluded serenity of LUX* South Ari Atoll in the Maldives to the lush rainforest haven of One & Only Mandarina in Mexico, or the cozy embrace of Secret Bay in Dominica, they offer different facets of luxury, but all promise unforgettable experiences. Each resort radiates its own allure, inviting you to discover your personal definition of luxury and indulge in the honeymoon of your dreams. Cozy up with your beloved and enjoy the start of your new life together. Happy travels!