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  • Writer's pictureJessie Ladipo

The World's Most Romantic & Luxurious Honeymoon Resorts (Part 1)

Your honeymoon is a once-in-a-lifetime getaway, and it will be the most anticipated and indulgent trip you'll ever take. The start of your married life is an excellent excuse to splurge on that bucket list trip you've always dreamed of taking. Honeymoon expectations are always high, so indulging in a swoon-worthy resort is a must. Do you fantasize about far-flung locales and pristine beaches? Maybe you can't live without unrivaled luxury, unending pampering? From opulent overwater bungalows to secluded suites with private pools and Italian palazzo, you need to discover these romantic honeymoon hideaway resorts.

Imagine a wild and natural palm-fringed wedge of the coast on the isolated Island. Eco-conscious and exceptionally lovely, Nihi Sumba Island was once a surf retreat. Now it is one of the world's most exclusive beach resorts. Nihi Sumba snuggles inside a nature reserve; it offers miles of white-sand beaches and fantastic surfing, fishing, and snorkeling. If cool ocean breezes, warm and friendly staff, and magnificent sea views, Nihi Sumba is the perfect spot for you.

Jessie recommends the One-Bedroom Villa or if you seek complete seclusion and luxury, go for the "Secret" Villa.

Lying on a long beach at the base of overlooking mountains, this whimsical resort on Mexico's Baja Peninsula is as romantic as it gets. The cliffside restaurant offers divine sunset views. Each of its suites features a terrace hot tub overlooking the ocean. And they claim private pools and fire pits.

Jessie recommends the One-Bedroom Beachfront Suite.

Located in the sleepy town of Hana, the Travaasa Hana is an excellent resort in the eastern part of Maui. Wanting to take the road less traveled? Take Road to Hana to this idyllic resort. The rooms don't have clocks or televisions so you can reconnect with each other. Spend your days hiking and exploring the lush Hana landscape.

Jessie recommends the Oceanfront Bungalow Premier Suite.

Bawah Reserve sits in shielded solitude 300km northeast of Singapore, a sumptuous tropical paradise in the middle of the blue ocean. Turquoise lagoons and coral reefs surround the marine reserve. The resort caters to couples seeking adventures and looking to indulge in luxury. Bawah offers barefoot luxury at its best.

Jessie recommends the Overwater Bungalow.

Belmond Hotel Caruso in Ravello, Italy

Nestled in the spectacular Amalfi Coast, Belmond Hotel Caruso occupies a spot overlooking the rocks and cliffs of the Amalfi Coast. The hotel is an intimate hideaway with an absorbing sense of history; the rose arbor leads to a magnificent infinity pool, with sunlit dining in the Belvedere Restaurant. Belmond Hotel Caruso is impossibly romantic and the ideal spot for an exceptional honeymoon.

Jessie recommends the Seaview Garden Suite.

Mere footsteps from the sea, Secret Bay is the essential under-the-radar romantic hideaway. Built on the spot where proprietor Gregor Nassief planned to place his dream home, Zabuco occupies Secret Bay's natural aura of romance. The sustainable dwellings with pools and outdoor rain showers will make you feel like an A-Lister as you float above the ocean on a grand cliff.

Jessie recommends the Zabuco Honeymoon Villa.

When I think of romantic and luxury destinations, the Maldives tops the list. No one does excess in the Maldives quite like the Six Senses. You can do as little or as much as you like at this spectacular resort. It's ideal for honeymooners looking to strike a balance between adventure and relaxation. Spend the morning surfing, paddleboarding, or exploring the Island. And lazy evenings sipping wine in your infinity pool.

Jessie recommends the Sunset Water Villa with Pool.

Song Saa is a honeymoon nirvana snuggled in the undiscovered excellence of Cambodia's Koh Rong Archipelago. The resort offers the ultimate decadence for mind, body, and soul with unparalleled cuisine, marvelous sunset views, and a collection of wellness treatments. With nine overwater bungalows and 18 garden and beach villas, Song Saa offers couples a level of luxury and romance that you wouldn't expect to find in Cambodia.

Jessie recommends the One-Bedroom Overwater Bungalow.

Nestled on 600 acres of preserved land in Utah near the Grand Staircase-Escalante lies a stunning hotel fit for royalty. The resort twists itself around: canyons, plateaus, and deserts. Amangiri offers both a heart-pumping adventure resort and a peaceful desert escape. Peace will come over you when you step on the property. On arrival, your butler meets you at the car (or plane). They ensure the check-in process is comfortable and quick.

Jessie recommends the Terrace Suite.

A stay at this esteemed Four Seasons resort is a must for those who want a royal experience in Thailand at the corner of the triangle. Their all-inclusive option offers a spa treatment for everyone, elephant encounters, and airport transfers in addition to food and drink. You will spend time immersing yourself in the local culture of Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand. The three countries meet at the golden triangle, and enthusiastic travelers can explore to their heart's content.

Jessie recommends the Deluxe Tent.

In this gorgeous wonderland, the legendary actor Marlon Brando settled down. The Brando is a novel luxury resort on Tahiti's breathtaking private island of Tetiaroa. The resort offers carefree luxury in the middle of pristine nature, and it is only accessible by private plane from Papeete. The Brando has 35 villas on stunning beaches surrounded by sea turtles, manta rays, and unusual birds.

Jessie recommends the One-Bedroom Villa.

Have you ever wanted to run away from your everyday troubles? Perhaps you would like to escape to a private island paradise far from the crowds? North Island allows you to set foot on the remote Island without leaving a footprint – except on its magnificent beaches. The secret haven is a refuge of sustainability and romance; the resort is home to 11 thatched-roof villas designed from regionally harvested timber, driftwood, granite, and coral. The modern elements create a rustic elegance that's organic.

Jessie recommends a Beachfront Villa.

Neo-Renaissance brilliance meets polished modern aesthetics at Aman Venice. You'll feel like you are sleeping in a fascinating museum at this 16th-century palazzo. On arrival at the resort's dramatic reception hall, you will be awed by the grandeur. The foyer opens to its private gardens (a rarity for a city set on the water). Traverse the spiral staircase to the gilded dining room that overlooks the Grand Canal. There is also a world-class spa and fitness area. Aman is my favorite hotel in Venice; it is truly a special place.

Jessie recommends the Grand Canal Suite.

The Oberoi lies less than 2000 feet from the world's most beautiful testimony to undying love, the Taj Mahal. Nine acres of landscaped gardens, fountains, reflecting ponds, and terraces surround the resort; it is home to exquisite suites, each with an uninterrupted view of the Taj Mahal. Partake a candlelit dinner on your balcony, or relax during a couples' massage with Taj Mahal views.

Jessie recommends the Deluxe Suite with Balcony.

Did you know that Soneva Jani is the most luxurious resort in the Maldives? Considering that the Maldives is home to some of the most incredible resorts the world over, Soneva Jani is truly a special place. Soneva Jani nestles on Medhufaru island, part of an unsettled five-island batch in the Noonu Atoll. Pristine beaches fringe the most exclusive resort in the Maldives. Luxuriant torrid greenery envelopes Soneva Jani, and a lagoon of crystal clear waters provide panoramic 360° views of the Indian Ocean.

Jessie recommends the One-Bedroom Water Reserve with Slide.

These are the most romantic and luxurious honeymoon resorts in the world. For most couples, their honeymoon is the perfect way to kick off life together and relax after the wedding. And your honeymoon offers the ideal excuse to indulge yourselves with the bucket list trip you have been putting off. Part One, anyway.

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