As a travel blogger that plans a honeymoon EVERY YEAR, everyone’s always asking me where we are going on our next one! I firmly believe the best part of a wedding is the epic honeymoon after the wedding. After a stressful wedding there’s nothing like jetting off to a romantic destination where you can relax, unwind, and let the champagne flow.
Questions I get asked most often “Where should we go on our honeymoon?”, “What are the best resorts for honeymoons?”, “What should we do on our honeymoon?” and “What’s the most romantic resort for our honeymoon?”
I know I asked these questions when I planned my first honeymoon. And it’s a bit overwhelming researching destinations and resorts on TripAdvisor for the best honeymoon destinations. Everyone wants something different from on their honeymoon. And there are so many beautiful destinations and resorts to choose from! So I’ve rounded up some of the BEST luxury honeymoon resorts that span the globe. These honeymoon resorts include destinations like the Maldives, Santorini, Turkey, Dominican Republic, Thailand, and Antigua. I’ve stayed at each and every one of these resorts and they made the list for a reason. They all share a unique experience and effortless luxury that’s not your cookie cutter honeymoon resort.
Oia Mansion in Oia Santorini Greece
Santorini Greece is what honeymoon dreams are made of. The blue domes, white building, and deep sapphire sea call for romance. And it’s no surprise Oia Mansion in Santorini is the best resort for a honeymoon. Oia Mansion is not quite a honeymoon resort, but as its name suggests a mansion. Sitting at the highest point in Oia, this historic mansion has ample space with 5 bedrooms and bathrooms, spacious living room, and a cozy breakfast nook.
Originally Oia Mansion was out of our price range, but we used Booking.com and saved a ton – CHECK PRICES. Using Booking.com put the price of Oia Mansion on par with some of the other hotels we were looking at. Plus, no other hotel in Oia had the same view we did! Oia Mansion sits at the tallest point in Oia and we watched as the crowds below fought for space on their own balconies. Hotels in Oia are spaced quite closely together. You may have booked a room with a “private” balcony, but you will be 1 foot away from your neighbor with his “private balcony” while fighting the day trippers for space.
Did I mention Oia Mansion includes a scrumptious breakfast with your stay? And if you are after those a typical Greek breakfast, the breakfast served at Oia Mansion by your very own housekeeper will delight you every morning.
The real show stopper of this perfect honeymoon resort is the romantic rooftop with a hot tub. Spend your afternoons sipping glasses of wine while watching the sun slowly sink into the sea. After all, Oia is known for its romantic sunsets, right? There is no better place to watch the sunset from than this rooftop with unobstructed views above all the crowds.
Oia Mansion also comes with concierge service so whatever you may need on your honeymoon is just a phone call away.
Sri Panwa, Phuket Thailand
Beautiful villas perched on top of Cape Panwa on the southeast coast of Phuket, Sri Panwa offers breathtaking views for a perfect honeymoon. If being surrounded by nothing but water is what you’re after, then stay in one of the Luxury Pool Villas, which has private pools that wrap around the glass walls of the villa.
Sri Panwa was also out of our price range when I was hunting for a luxury resort in Phuket. I employed the same tactic as before, I waited until the last minute to book and I used booking.com – CHECK PRICES. This time last minute was just 2 days before our departure. I had checked the price about 5 days prior and it was still too expensive for me, so I checked every day on booking.com and 2 days before our departure Sri Panwa’s Luxury Pool Villa about dropped $1000 for our stay.
Unlike many honeymoon resorts we’ve stayed at where the food was just so so, the restaurants on the property offer some of the best food I’ve had at a resort. Even their room service was amazing, I’d definitely give the chicken wings a try.
Sri Panwan offers 3 pools all stunning with either ocean views, sunset views, or enclosed in a lush green jungle. If you want to be a little more active on your honeymoon, then have the resort golf carts drive you to the parking lot of Ocean World, located just outside Sri Panwa’s entrance. There you can catch a longtail boat to nearby islands for some swimming and snorkelling.
Cocobay Resort Antigua
Looking for an all-inclusive adults only honeymoon experience a bit closer to home? Then Cocobay Resort in Antigua is your best bet – CHECK PRICES. This hidden oasis set cliffside is an all-inclusive resort made for your honeymoon. Cocobay has that boutique hotel ambiance while offering the convenience of an all-inclusive honeymoon resort.
The resort exudes barefoot luxury with its Caribbean inspired bungalows. I highly recommend the Premier Pool Suite with a private veranda pool AND an outdoor bathtub.
The resort itself has 3 stunning pools that will knock your socks off during sunset or for even more privacy enjoy the sunset from your private veranda, because all the rooms face the sunset. Cocobay Resort is definitely one of the most dreamy honeymoon resorts in the Caribbean.
Sanctuary Cap Cana Punta Cana Dominican Republic
The Caribbean is a top-rated honeymoon destination for its azure waters and sunny skies. Thus, there are so many honeymoon resorts to choose from, but Sanctuary Cap Cana stands out above the rest – CHECK PRICES. Sanctuary Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic is an all-inclusive adults only honeymoon resort with unique Spanish style architecture. Though this honeymoon resort is large, The Sanctuary has worked hard to create intimate spaces within the resort.
Of all the honeymoon resorts we have stayed at, Sanctuary Cap Cana offers the most in the variety of room types. Each of their room categories is very unique, we’ve been here 4 times and have never stayed in the same style room twice. For the ultimate luxury experience book a Royalty Villa on the ocean. The Royalty Villas have over the ocean decks with private pool and giant jet tubs in the bathroom. My second favorite room categories are located in The Castle. The Castle is literally a Castle. We loved the Loft Suite and the Honeymoon Suite at the Castle, which both have private pools.
With 5 beautiful pools and a little beach with softest white sand, you will never want to leave the property. Though if you do, they offer complimentary daily activities. Our favorite? The EPIC foam party they threw at the main resort pool. The staff filled the entire pool with foam, we’ve never had so much fun!
Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives
Gili Lankanfushi Maldives is one of the best honeymoon resorts for so many reasons. Their motto is “No news, no shoes.” What makes this luxury honeymoon resort so special? It’s the Crusoe Residences – CHECK PRICES. The Crusoe Residences are freestanding over the water bungalows offering couples the ultimate privacy and luxury. These residences have no walkways, they are accessible exclusively by boat, and yes you can even have your own boat to drive back and forth if you want. But don’t let that deprive you of the whole riding bikes over the ocean dreams, they have plenty of bikes for you to ride when you are on the island.
Originally, Gili Lankanfushi’s Crusoe Residence was out of our budget, but we used 2 tactics to save 30% on this hotel. First, we booked Gili last minute. By last minute I mean about 2 weeks before. I made a list of 3 resorts we wanted to stay at in the Maldives then checked the prices daily on Booking.com. Right around 2 weeks before the day we needed to check in, the Crusoe Residence dropped 30% in price because it was the last one available!
Second, we used booking.com because it offers the best prices on hotels and rentals. Believe I’ve checked multiple sites and booking.com always has the cheapest rate – CHECK PRICES.
Gili Lankafushi is perfect for honeymooners that want to relax or for those after some adventure. This honeymoon resort offers so many activities like kayaking, snorkelling, stand up paddle boarding, and even surfing. You can even book a dinner in the middle of the ocean or have a romantic ride on their dhoni.