In Honor of Valentine's Day:
14 Romantic #luxelistapproved Honeymoon Destinations
AUSTRALIA - Qualia
Qualia sits in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef on Hamilton Island. Everything at this amazing resort has been meticulously considered to relax the mind and spoil the senses. It is one of our favorite places for Honeymooners as all of the 60 one-bedroom freestanding pavilions have either a sundeck or private infinity edge plunge pool.
Photos Courtesy of Qualia
BALI - COMO Shambhala Estate
Picture serenity, and it's likely you will imagine COMO Shambhala Estate. Set deep within the lush Balinese forest overlooking the Ayung River, five multi-suite residences are themed after nature's elements, with a variety of private villas interspersed for a sense of oneness with the pristine setting. Perfect for those honeymooners - each villa features butler service and an infinity swimming pool.
Photos Courtesy of COMO Shambhala Estate
FIJI - Royal Davui Island Resort
Private, romantic and remote, the adults-only Royal Davui Island Resort occupies its own ten-acre island in Fiji's Beqa Lagoon and is host to just 32 guests at a time. Each of the 16 vales (homes) feature a large deck and private plunge pool perfect for those honeymooning couples.
Photos Courtesy of Royal Davui Island Resort
FRENCH POLYNESIA - St. Regis Bora Bora
Just saying the phrase "we are going to Bora Bora" automatically elicits images of the most luxurious, romantic honeymoon possible- and the St. Regis Bora Bora does not disappoint. The St Regis features overwater villas that start at 1,550 square feet, with large glass floor panels to reveal the translucent lagoon beneath, as well as spacious outdoor living. The St. Regis Butler service offers everything from packing and unpacking, coffee and tea delivery to champagne sabering - all that's left to do for you, is sit back and enjoy.
Photos Courtesy of St. Regis Bora Bora
GREECE - Canaves Oia Suites
When thinking of Greece, you think of crisp whites, bright blues and Cliffside views above the Aegean Sea. Set on the cliffs of Santorini, the Canaves Oia Suites offer sweeping dramatic caldera views with private plunge pools and classic Greek design. For romantic getaways, the Honeymoon suites are the ideal choice.
Photos Courtesy of Canaves Oia Suites
HAWAII - Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
The Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea is a 5 star resort perfect for Honeymooners with stunning views of both the West Maui mountains and Wailea Beach. Each room has a private lanai or terrace, luxurious marble bathroom and a deep soaking tub - perfect at the end of day spent snorkeling, canoeing or relaxing by the adults only pool.
Photos Courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
ITALY - Palazzo Avino
Palazzo Avino is a stunning, deluxe five-star hotel on Italy's famous Amalfi Coast. Originally a 12th-century villa build for an esteemed Italian noble family, it's now been refurbished into 32 guest rooms and suites. There is a magnificent rooftop sun terrace with hydromassage plunge pools perfect for the afternoons. The hotel also boasts a private beach club exclusively for hotel guests, offering full sea access and a small swimming pool with unparalleled views.
Photos Courtesy of Palazzo Avino
MALDIVES - One & Only Reethi Rah
One & Only Reethi Rah is an all-villa resort on one of the largest private islands in the Maldives, with miles of pristine white-sand beaches perfect for strolling on your Honeymoon. The spacious villas are discreetly placed along the shore with ocean views, private verandas and direct access to the lagoon.
Photos Courtesy of One & Only Reethi Rah
SEYCHELLES - Fregate Island Private
Nothing seems more romantic for a Honeymoon, than heading to a private island. Fregate Island Private will make you feel at one with the nature that surrounds you. At four degrees south of the equator, the island is a vision of powdery white-sand beaches and some of the world's rarest flora and fauna, including more than 2,200 Aldabra giant tortoises. The resort welcomes only a select number of guests at a time to its 16 residences so you will truly feel like you've escaped to your own private island.
Photos Courtesy of Fregate Island Private
SOUTH AFRICA - Singita Kruger National Park
For those honeymooners looking for something truly unique, a trip to South Africa is perfect and one of our favorite places to stay is the Singita Kruger National Park. The Lebombo Lodge's have bold open-plan suites suspended high above the N'Wanetsi River while the Sweni Lodge's are nestled amongst hundreds of trees at the edge of the Sweni River. With such idyllic settings, guests are treated to unhindered and up-close glimpses of the Big Five.
Photos Courtesy of Singita Kruger National Park
ST. BARTHS - Cheval Blanc St- Barth Isle de France
Set on Flamands Bay, Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France is home to 40 beautifully appointed rooms, suites and villas with panoramic sea views or hidden in lush gardens. The rooms are decorated with vintage French Fabrics and sheer linens in pale natural tones complementing the indigenous colors of St Barths. The one bedroom beach suites located right on the beach with private infinity pools overlooking the bay are perfect for Honeymooners.
Photos Courtesy of Cheval Blanc St Barth
ST. LUCIA - Jade Mountain
Jade Mountain is an amazing once-in-a-lifetime type of property. It is the only resort in St. Lucia with the iconic view of both the Piti and Gros Piton mountains floating up from the Caribbean Sea. The rooms at Jade Mountain are called "sanctuaries". The bedroom, living area and an extravagant private infinity pool glide into one another as there is no fourth wall to each "sanctuary". It is the perfect location to spend an evening stargazing with your significant other.
Photos Courtesy of Jade Mountain
THAILAND - Amanpuri
In Sanskrit, Amanpuri means "place of peace", a fitting name for such a tranquil destination. The 83 pavilions and villas are connected via a series of elevated walkways and all have an outdoor sala, king-size bed, separate bath and shower and mesmerizing views perfect for enjoying with your significant other.
Photos Courtesy of Amanpuri
TURKS & CAICOS - Amanyara
With low-lying rooflines, timber pavilions and the glassy blue see stretching out behind it, the Amanyara is the perfect secluded spot for Honeymooners. The pavilions at Amanyara feature three retractable sides to welcome the outdoors in, as well as a king size bed, daybeds, terraces and a sunken table surrounded by cushions for cozy dining.
Photos Courtesy of Amanyara
I hope you all have the most wonderful Valentine's Day!
For those newly engaged, coming up on an anniversary or just looking for a romantic getaway - feel free to email me at email@example.com to help plan your trip! It's never to early to start thinking about Valentine's Day 2018!!
Until next time,