Ask any married couple and they’ll likely have fond memories of their honeymoon. While two people in love can have a good time wherever they go, there are some places that will make your trip truly unforgettable.
1. Amankila, Bali, Indonesia
This exotic oasis is tucked away on the island of Bali. Amankila translates to “peaceful hill,” and this resort lives up to the name. With a stunning view of the Lombok Strait, Amankila offers breathtaking glimpses of the sea and a picturesque three-tiered pool. Plus, if you book the deluxe suite you’ll have the chance to bathe in your own private pool.
2. Caneel Bay Resort, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Located in the 5,000-acre Virgin Islands National Park, Caneel Bay Resort has seven stunning beaches (including one appropriately-called “Honeymoon Beach”) and offers a variety of luxurious pampering options. Some rooms are oceanfront and have patios right on the beach. However, the most extravagant lodging option is a private beachfront cottage. Entertainment includes relaxing on the beach, scuba diving, kayaking and taking couples yoga classes. In fact, why make this just your honeymoon retreat when the resort comes with a complete wedding planning service and you can get married on the beach?
3. Four Seasons Resort, Hualalai, Hawaii
Spending a honeymoon at this piece of paradise on The Big Island is one of the most picturesque ways anyone can experience Hawaii. You can spend your days lounging by the adults-only Palm Grove Pool or relaxing at the resort’s full-service spa for a relaxing couple’s massage. Book the Ultimate Honeymoon Package and you’ll get a rental car during your stay, a romantic private dinner on the beach and daily breakfast. You can also excite your senses in the evening with a mai tai at the Beach Tree Bar and then go to the Maki Terrace for a world-class dinner with an oceanfront view.
4. Triple Creek Ranch, Montana, United States
Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Montana’s Bitter root National Forest by having a rustic honeymoon at Triple Creek Resort. This western-themed getaway isn’t about roughing it. Outfitted with modern conveniences, guests are also treated to delicious local, farm-to-table cuisine at the resort’s high-end restaurant, complete with wine cellar. All-inclusive rates also include trail rides, fly fishing, helicopter tours, cattle drives, wildlife watching and snowmobiling.
5. Komodoo Maldives Island Resort, Maldives
Have the ultimate private honeymoon by vacationing in your own romantic overwater bungalow. Bask in the beauty of this romantic archipelago with its crystal-clear water and pristine white beaches by having a secluded getaway with the ocean literally at your doorstep.
6. Mystique Resort, Santorini, Greece
This classic honeymoon destination is best enjoyed at the stylish Mystique Resort nestled along the stunning cliffs and whitewashed stone houses of Santorini Island. Besides enjoying the gorgeous scenery, you and your soulmate can pamper yourselves with body wraps and massages in your own private terrace.
7. Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
Make your trip to the Emerald Isle as romantic as possible by staying at a five-star medieval castle resort. Located on the shore of Lough Corrib, Ireland’s second-largest lake, Ashford Castle looks like it’s straight out of a fairy tale. Dine at the castle’s renowned George V dining room or any of the resort’s 10 other eating areas. You can also explore the beautiful, manicured grounds and take part in such aristocratic pursuits as Clay Shooting, Archery, Equestrian, Falconry, Tennis and Golf. After a long day of exercise, you can also relax at the Spa at Ashford Castle complete with relaxation pool, five treatment rooms and a relaxing steam room.