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  • Writer's pictureJessie Ladipo

My 13 Favorite Honeymoon Resorts in the World

Trips to Cherish began in July 2011 with a dream to help couples explore the world so they grow together and not apart. After 13 years of planning luxury, romantic trips, I found a wide variety of resorts, many lovely, some mid, and a few that were awful. Out of all these hotels, a handful are exceptional; you can't go to any of these and not have a fabulous time. To celebrate 13 years of love, here are my 13 favorite honeymoon resorts worldwide.

Four Seasons Bora Bora

Embark on a journey to a tropical paradise at the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, where luxury intertwines with the raw beauty of nature. Tucked away in the heart of the South Pacific, this extraordinary resort offers awe-inspiring views of the turquoise lagoons and the majestic Mount Otemanu. Whether you stay in the overwater bungalows or the beachfront villas, each is a masterpiece of comfort and privacy.

Song Saa Private Island in Cambodia

Escape to the untouched beauty of Song Saa Private Island, a luxurious eco-retreat nestled in Cambodia's Koh Rong Archipelago. This exclusive island offers a serene sanctuary where you can relax in stunning overwater or beachfront villas, each designed with sustainable luxury. Delight in gourmet dining experiences inspired by local flavors, rejuvenate with holistic spa treatments and explore vibrant marine life through snorkeling and diving adventures.

Belmond Hotel Caruso on the Amalfi Coast

Perched above the enchanting Amalfi Coast, Belmond Hotel Caruso is a haven of timeless elegance and luxury. Set in a beautifully restored 11th-century palace in Ravello, this exquisite hotel offers breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea and lush terraced gardens. Guests can unwind in lavish rooms and suites, dine on gourmet Italian cuisine, and relax by the iconic infinity pool that seamlessly blends with the horizon.

The Brando in Tahiti

Experience unparalleled luxury and natural beauty at The Brando, an exclusive eco-resort on the private island of Tetiaroa in French Polynesia. Once Marlon Brando's private sanctuary, this pristine paradise offers a harmonious blend of luxury and sustainability. Stay in lavish villas with private pools, direct beach access, and breathtaking views of the turquoise lagoon.

Aman Venice

Nestled on the Grand Canal in a 16th-century palazzo, Aman Venice is a sanctuary of elegance and tranquility in the heart of Italy's most romantic city. This opulent retreat blends historic grandeur with contemporary comfort, offering luxurious rooms and suites adorned with frescoes, chandeliers, and magnificent views. Aman Venice promises an unforgettable experience, immersing you in the timeless charm and beauty of La Serenissima.

Soneva Jani in the Maldives

Discover the epitome of barefoot luxury at Soneva Jani, located in the pristine Noonu Atoll in the Maldives. This exclusive resort offers overwater and island villas that blend seamlessly with the natural beauty of the turquoise lagoon. Each villa features a private pool and spacious outdoor living areas; some even boast retractable roofs for stargazing from the comfort of your bed. At Soneva Jani, sustainability and luxury coexist harmoniously, providing an unparalleled escape in one of the world's most breathtaking destinations.

Amanzoe in Greece

Perched on a hilltop overlooking the Aegean Sea, Amanzoe is a serene sanctuary of modern luxury in the heart of Greece's Peloponnese region. Inspired by classical Greek architecture, this stunning resort offers luxurious pavilions and villas with private pools and breathtaking views of the surrounding olive groves and coastline. Guests can savor exquisite Mediterranean cuisine, unwind at the holistic spa, and enjoy exclusive access to a private beach club. Amanzoe provides an unforgettable escape where tranquility and sophistication meet.

Zannier Hotel Sonop in Namibia

Experience the ultimate desert escape at Zannier Hotels Sonop, a luxurious tented camp nestled in the untouched Namibian desert. Each opulent tent features antique furnishings, elegant decor, and sweeping views of the vast, otherworldly landscape. With bespoke adventures like hot air balloon rides, guided desert excursions, and star gazing sessions, Zannier Hotels Sonop offers a unique blend of adventure, luxury, and timeless elegance in one of the world's most breathtaking settings.

Amangiri in Utah

Set amidst the dramatic landscapes of the Utah desert, Amangiri is a secluded oasis of luxury and tranquility. This stunning resort blends seamlessly with its natural surroundings, offering guests unparalleled views of towering mesas and serene desert vistas. Each suite features a minimalist design, private terraces, and breathtaking panoramas. Embark on adventures like hot air ballooning, horseback riding, and guided hikes through ancient canyons. Amangiri provides an unforgettable escape where modern luxury meets the timeless beauty of the American Southwest.

North Island in Seychelles

Escape to the ultimate private paradise at North Island in the Seychelles. This exclusive eco-luxury retreat offers unparalleled seclusion and natural beauty, with just 11 spacious villas nestled among lush tropical greenery and pristine white-sand beaches. Each villa provides luxurious comfort, with private pools, direct beach access, and stunning ocean views. Committed to sustainability and conservation, North Island promises an unforgettable experience where luxury and nature coexist perfectly.

Jade Mountain in St Lucia

Immerse yourself in the unparalleled beauty of Jade Mountain, nestled majestically above St. Lucia's stunning Pitons World Heritage Site. This award-winning resort offers a unique blend of luxury and natural splendor, featuring breathtaking infinity pool sanctuaries with open walls that showcase panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea and Pitons. Each refuge is a masterpiece of design, with locally crafted furniture and private infinity pools.

Miavana by Time + Tide in Madagascar

Escape to Miavana by Time + Tide, an exclusive sanctuary on the remote island of Nosy Ankao, Madagascar. This ultra-luxurious resort offers unparalleled privacy and adventure amidst pristine beaches and turquoise waters. Each of the 14 villas features expansive living spaces, private pools, and panoramic ocean views, blending seamlessly with the island's natural beauty. Miavana promises an unforgettable experience where luxury and conservation efforts harmonize, creating a sanctuary for both relaxation and exploration in the heart of Madagascar.

Bawah Reserve in Indonesia

Escape to Bawah Reserve, a hidden gem in Indonesia's remote Anambas Archipelago. This exclusive eco-resort offers ultimate seclusion and luxury amidst pristine nature. Accessible only by seaplane, Bawah Reserve boasts overwater bungalows and beachfront villas with panoramic views of crystal-clear waters and lush greenery. Guests can unwind on private beaches, explore vibrant coral reefs through snorkeling and diving adventures, and indulge in gourmet cuisine crafted from organic, locally sourced ingredients.

This list is by means complete; there are so many fantastic resorts that deserve a spot. But if you spend time at any of these, you will love the villas, service, and incredible cuisine. These are my 13 favorite honeymoon resorts in the world. It's time for you to discover these fantastic resorts for yourself.


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