With the Perfect Mix of Amenities, Arenas Del Mar Resort Beckons Honeymoon Couples

Have you been dreaming of a special honeymoon destination that perfectly blends luxury, relaxation, sustainability and adventure?

Look no further than Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort in Costa Rica.

Highlighted by an extraordinary coastal rainforest location, sensational on-site amenities (including a pair of restaurants, two swimming pools, and a top-notch spa) and unwavering commitment to the environment, the 38-room boutique hotel is one of our top overall recommendations for a honeymoon getaway.

Newlyweds will be in heaven thanks to cozy, eco-luxurious accommodations. In addition to premium views of the Pacific Ocean and stunning rainforest, all guest rooms and suites are equipped with a king-sized bed, complimentary mini-bar, free Wi-Fi, and spacious bathrooms with overhead showers.

The “Ocean Breeze Suites” particularly stand out with 330 square feet of terrace space overlooking Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Coast, plus a bathroom with tiled shower, and a private outdoor hot tub. Your spacious deck also provides fabulous opportunities to view the local wildlife.

With the ocean, rainforest and national parks all in close proximity, active honeymooners can surely expect an unforgettable stay. Notable experiences include surfing, horseback riding on the beach, sailing, sea kayaking, whitewater rafting, and zip lining through the canopy of the rainforest.

One of the most impressive aspects of the resort is its dedication to sustainability. The hotel is completely carbon-neutral thanks to the usage of solar panels, electric golf carts, energy-efficient lighting, and much more.

Meanwhile, eight acres of the resort has been transformed into a private nature reserve with nature trails. In fact, this area acts as an ecological corridor to help expand the area surrounding Manuel Antonio National Park (which happens to be one of Costa Rica’s most popular national parks and home to sloths, four types of monkeys, rare birds and many other creatures of the rainforest).

After several days exploring Manuel Antonio National Park, couples will find it extremely easy to relax and rejuvenate. The 11-acre property features two saltwater swimming pools, a sandy beach, and a first-rate spa facility.

Don’t miss a spa treatment at Las Brisas Wellness Center, which offers everything from traditional massages to energizing coffee scrubs. The “Honeymoon Bliss Package” is a must for newlyweds. The experience includes a 50-minute massage for two, couples yoga class, and romantic dinner served with wine.

Honeymooners in search of healthy, local food will certainly be in for a treat. Featuring a beautiful open air setting, El Mirador Restaurant and Bar will serve as your go-to option for breakfast and dinner. The impressive dinner menu focuses on locally caught seafood plus local Costa Rican dishes (don’t miss the Sopa Negra, a traditional culinary in Costa Rica). Couples can also arrange a private candlelit dinner on their terrace or directly on Playitas Beach.

El Mirador Bar is your go-to spot for specialty cocktails, wine, and craft beers. When it comes to mixed drinks, be sure to try the Guaro Mojito, which is made with a delicious Costa Rican liquor produced from sugar cane.

Looking for a casual meal with a view? Playitas Restaurant serves daily lunch where you can literally sink your feet into the sand.

Ready for a sustainable, luxurious and unforgettable honeymoon? Plan your ultimate getaway at Arenas Del Mar Resort in scenic Costa Rica.

 

Images courtesy of Arenas Del Mar

Top Honeymoon Resort Swimming Pools: Canaves Oia, Greece

Heading to Santorini, Greece for your honeymoon getaway? Don’t miss a stay at Canaves Oia, one of our favorite resorts in Europe thanks to its unique setting, fabulous accommodations, and jaw-dropping swimming pool.

Situated on the northwestern tip of Santorini in the enchanting village of Oia, Canaves Hotel features white cave-style houses that cling to the cliffside, providing outstanding views of the Aegean and caldera below.

Meanwhile, the service at this acclaimed property is excellent, the rooms are extremely comfortable and the grounds are spectacular.

On top of a breathtaking swimming pool, notable amenities include a bar, library, Wi-Fi, and free parking.

The property also boasts an incredible honeymoon suite with an outdoor river-like Jacuzzi, perfect for unforgettable moments of privacy and romance.

 

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Image courtesy of Canaves Oia

Top Hotel Picks for a Caribbean Honeymoon: Ti Kaye Village Resort & Spa

Secluded and relaxing, this luxury property on the island of St. Lucia is a perfect match for honeymooners looking to escape to the Caribbean.

Situated only 11 miles south of Castries, Ti Kaye Resort & Spa is perched on to a cliff side overlooking picturesque Anse Cochon cove.

Meanwhile, Ti Kaye’s 33 luxury cottages include ocean views, private outdoor garden showers, and huge balconies with hammocks. Select rooms even feature personal plunge pools.

Additional highlights include two restaurants, a bar, spa, yoga classes, scuba diving, and swimming pool.

Anse Cochon, www.tikaye.com.
Photos: Ti Kaye Village Resort & Spa

Amazing Mini-Moon Escapes: L’Auberge de Sedona, Arizona

Our latest mini-moon escape takes us to L’Auberge de Sedona, located in scenic Sedona, Arizona. The popular resort town is an easy day trip from major metropolitan areas such as Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles.

Situated along the banks of Oak Creek in Sedona’s mesmerizing Red Rock region, this upscale creekside resort is a fabulous choice for a honeymoon or “mini-moon” getaway.

Top highlights include the fabulous (and newly refurbished) L’Apothecary Spa, the award-winning, Four Diamond Cress on Oak Creek, which serves French-inspired American cuisine, a salt and mineral-based outdoor pool, plus gorgeous grounds only minutes from Sedona’s downtown.

As far as accommodations, the resort boasts luxury cottages featuring elegant accommodations — even open-air outdoor cedar showers and private balconies (perfect for taking in the famous Sedona sunsets!).

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Image courtesy of L’Auberge de Sedona

Places We Love for a Honeymoon Getaway: Lumeria Maui

Searching for the perfect honeymoon alternative to the typical Hawaii resort experience? Look no further than Lumeria Maui. This luxurious retreat offers the perfect blend of tranquility, elegance, and authenticity.

Located on the north shore of Maui, just minutes from the charming town of Paia and home to incredible ocean and island views, Lumeria has been updated into a sanctuary for authentic travel.

Couples interested in a variety of immersive yoga, spa, adventure, and educational offerings will find them all here.

Set in a restored estate that dates back more than 100 years, Lumeria’s 24 guest rooms have been individually designed to feature local artwork and Hawaii-inspired interiors. Accommodations also include notable amenities such as organic linens, Aveda bath products, complimentary WiFi, and spacious lanais with ocean views.

After a full day of adventure, newlyweds can indulge in a number of spa-related activities to help relax and restore the body. Whether it be a Lomi Lomi Hawaiian massage, a swim in the saltwater pool, or a signature crystal massage, there’s seemingly an endless list of wellness options available.

Meanwhile, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served on the property’s inner courtyard lanai, which overlooks Lumeria’s expansive gardens. The farm-to-table dining experience is truly one-of-a-kind, offering guests nutritious and delicious meals in a gorgeous tropical setting.

Couples looking for a genuine Hawaiian honeymoon getaway will certainly find it at Lumeria Maui, one of our top overall retreats for newlyweds.

 

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