Looking for the perfect place to start your happily-ever-after? We’ve carefully chosen 7 of our most romantic resorts, ideal for honeymooners… from a little bit of luxe in dazzling Dubai to ultimate shipwrecked-in-style seclusion in the Maldives… where will your honeymoon take you?
Jumeirah Al Qasr
The opulence of this hotel will take your breath away; it really sets the scene for a whole host of one-off luxurious experiences. From the abra boats that’ll chaffeur you to and from restaurants and shops to the personal butler who’ll grant your every wish, everything you need for the perfect honeymoon can be found at this romantic resort. Relax together with an award-winning couples massage at Talise Spa. Afterwards, enjoy a meal at one of Dubai’s most romantic restaurants, Pierchic, set at the end of a pier offering unrivalled views of the Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Madinat and Jumeirah Beach Hotel.
One&Only Arabian Court
This hotel is full of indulgent little touches to make your honeymoon extra special. Expect your room to be decorated with roses petals upon arrival, and if you’re lucky champagne and chocolates too! The main restaurant is headed up by a chef who’s scored three Michelin stars at his previous establishments, and the whole hotel has an intimate, exclusive ambience. There’s also a fab spa, where you can have a deeply-relaxing couples massage.
A couples only resort, Rendezvous is a natural honeymoon destination. In true Caribbean style, it’s all inclusive, but you can choose to add-on romantic experiences, such as a candlelit dinner on the beach, sunset catamaran cruise or special honeymoon massage. The staff will even ready your room for the ultimate night-in, turning on soothing music, decorating with a sprinkling of rose petals and lighting all the candles… with the bonus of breakfast in bed delivered the following morning!
Hermitage Bay Antigua
The accommodation is split into separate cottages, which are shrouded in vegetation for complete privacy. Set into the hillside, the views are to die for. There’s a clue in the name ‘hermitage bay;’ it’s miles away from anywhere – perfect for getting away from it all (quite literally). The seashore is unspoilt, with powdery sands stretching out into perfect turquoise waters… if you’re after romantic seclusion, there can’t be a better place to stay.
Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa
If you can, splash out on a water villa with direct access into the sea – the snorkelling opportunities here are magical (particularly good compared to other resorts). If you’ve never been scuba diving, there’s no better place to learn – the beginners course even includes an underwater tour of a shipwreck. Start married life by learning a new skill together and sharing some awe-inspiring sights of the magnificent colourful coral, manta rays and other marine creatures. If you prefer to admire the crystal clear waters from dry land, there are plenty of other facilities to keep you happy including a spa with Thai-inspired treatments. To top it off, the staff couldn’t be more accommodating, helpful and friendly.
Surrounded by nothing but unspoilt ocean, this is the perfect secluded location for a honeymoon; about an hours seaplane ride from Male. The extra plane time is totally worth it, you won’t be bothered by air traffic noise coming into the international airport at Male – you’re really and truly away from it all. The water villas are amongst the largest in the Maldives. Jumeirah is a Dubai based hotel group, and everyone knows 5 star service in Dubai is second to none. This is carried across to their Maldivian properties too, with the unparalleled attention to detail apparent throughout the resort.
Picture yourselves strolling hand-in-hand along an 11km white sandy beach with tranquil turquoise waters lapping the shore, and acres of lush tropical rainforest forming the backdrop. If this sounds good to you, the beautiful setting is just one of many reasons why The Sarojin is an excellent honeymoon destination. One of the highlights for honeymooners is the private dining experiences – from a candlelit dinner by a jungle waterfall or a private beach BBQ, there are plenty of romantic settings to choose from. For a real once-in-a-lifetime meal, hop aboard the Lady Sarojin luxury yacht to the Sarojin’s very own desert island (accompanied by a waiter), where you’ll be able to sample fresh fish dishes in a breathtaking setting under the stars.