Honeymoon With a View: Explora Patagonia Hotel, Chile

Our latest edition of “Honeymoon With a View” takes us to Chile’s spectacular Patagonia region.

Patagonia is sometimes referred to as the end of the world, and the Explora Patagonia hotel is situated right in the thick of things, as the only hotel inside Chile’s Torres del Paine national park, the southernmost tip of South America.

Glaciers, lakes, rivers and forests are framed by mountains and enormous granite pillars, while exotic species of bird, puma and deer roam the land.

Room: Exploradores Suite
View: Untouched Patagonia landscape

TV-free rooms keep the focus on the natural landscape outside, and the wide windows bring an almost IMAX-like feeling into your bedroom.

The hotel happens to host over 50 adventurous outdoor expeditions, but we won’t fault you for taking a day (or few) off to soak in this scene from the comforts of your bedroom.

 

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Top Hotel Picks for a Honeymoon in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

With extraordinary mountain vistas around every corner, easy access to a pair of renowned national parks (Grand Teton and Yellowstone), and an endless list of activities, Jackson Hole, Wyoming is a fantastic honeymoon destination for newlyweds — especially those seeking a mix of relaxation and adventure.

Below we’ve compiled a list of our favorite honeymoon-worthy hotels in the region, all terrific options for dropping your bags during this once-in-a-lifetime trip.

Anvil Hotel

We can’t get enough of this wonderful boutique property, located just steps from Jackson’s town square. Completely refurbished in 2017, the charming 49-room hotel boasts an inviting lobby complete with a general store and coffee shop, plus cozy rooms with a mountain-rustic design.

Don’t miss the Anvil Explorer’s Program, which aims to connect guests with unique experiences in and around Jackson Hole, from dog sled trips to yoga classes at a local studio.

Hotel Terra

This renowned property is situated slope-side to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. In addition to featuring a contemporary and stylish design, the hotel stands out from the pack for its sustainable practices, from recycled steel to advanced water conservation systems. A great home base throughout the year, Hotel Terra is particularly convenient if you’re looking to participate in many winter activities.

Amangani

Situated at 7,000 feet above sea level, this upscale and award-winning property offers jaw-dropping views of the Teton Mountains. Meanwhile, Amangani’s heated, outdoor swimming pool overlooks expansive meadows. Oh, and did we mention that it’s completely surrounded by spectacular mountains? The ample facilities can be enjoyed year-round and are particularly magnificent around sunset.

Spring Creek Ranch

Spring Creek boasts a collection of inn rooms, condos, and mountain villas in a serene, ranch-like setting. On top of unsurpassed mountain views, the property features a notable spa, bar and restaurant, outdoor heated pool, fitness center, tennis courts, and horseback riding on site.

 

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Top Hotel Picks for a Honeymoon to the Dominican Republic

It’s easy to see why the Dominican Republic ranks as one of our most popular Caribbean honeymoon destinations. With white-sand beaches, affordable but luxurious resorts, and fabulous natural attractions, the options for newlyweds are endless.

Still deciding on where to stay for your trip? Here’s a list of our top hotel picks for this honeymoon-worthy spot.

Sanctuary Cap Cana

If there’s one hotel to splurge during your once-in-a-lifetime trip, the Sanctuary Cap Cana is it. Built on the edge of a cliff, this 176-room Spanish Colonial style resort is completely couples-oriented and ideal for a romantic getaway.

The property features four pools, a terrific spa, an excellent white-sand beach, and has access to renowned Punta Espada golf course. The resort is masterfully decorated with modern rooms and offers five excellent restaurants (ranging from Asian to French and to steak). It became an all-inclusive back in 2010.

Majestic Elegance Punta Cana

This impressive oceanfront resort is one of the region’s newest and most luxurious all-inclusive offerings. The 600-room property features a giant pool, sensational white-sand beach, seven restaurants, name-brand liquor (at no extra cost), and large rooms with comfy beds and Jacuzzis.

Newlyweds looking for intimacy and sophistication will likely find it here. The resort’s Elegance Club is an adults-only section that provides guests with access to private pool areas, oceanfront rooftop bars, VIP lounges, 24-hour room service, an in-room bar selection, and 13 bars located throughout the property.

Iberostar Grand Bavaro Hotel

Set on the gorgeous shores of Playa Bavaro with its white-sand beach, this highly regarded resort features an excellent spa and wellness center, five restaurants, and endless entertainment options like kayaking, tennis, yoga, archery, golf, and more. Suites include a marble bath, hydro-massage bathtub, fully stocked minibar, 24-hour room service, and contemporary design.

Grand Palladium Bavaro Resort & Spa

Set in the midst of a coconut plantation, the Grand Palladium features a long stretch of white-sand beach and has a coral reef just off shore, perfect for scuba diving and snorkeling.

All rooms have Jacuzzis, iPod docks, and overall modern and bright colors. This resort is part of a mega-complex of resorts, so there’s a never-ending supply of activities nearby like four large pools, swim-up bars, fitness center, casino, and a huge sports center complete with tennis courts, soccer field, basketball, and mini-golf.

 

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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.

 

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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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