Hotels We Love for a Honeymoon: Rosewood Baha Mar, Bahamas

The megaresort complex of Baha Mar is the hottest new development in the Caribbean (with a $4.2-billion price tag).

While it’s composed of three different resorts, the forthcoming Rosewood Baha Mar — which is situated on the incredible white sands of Nassau’s Cable Beach — promises to be the most luxe.

Post up in your residential-style room before testing your luck at the 100,000 square-foot casino, playing a round on the Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, getting massages at the ESPA spa, or dining at one of 20 different restaurants and bars.

We promise nowhere else in the Caribbean will you eat sushi as delicious as at Katsuya by Starck Baha Mar.

Are turquoise waters and soft white sands calling your name? This incredible property will be the perfect fit for your once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon getaway.

Top 6 Reasons to Honeymoon at Arenas del Mar Resort, Costa Rica

Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort is a stunning beachfront resort tucked into the rainforest just a stone’s throw from central Costa Rica’s famous Manuel Antonio National Park. With the perfect balance of luxury and nature, it’s an exceptional place for a honeymoon.

Below, we’ve listed six of our favorite reasons for newlyweds to take their ultimate vacation there.

A Commitment to Nature

Upon arriving at Arenas del Mar you’ll be immediately greeted by a friendly staff and lush tropical canopy, plus the resort’s refreshing welcome drink named after the country’s famous motto “Pura Vida.”

You’ll notice right away the resort team’s commitment to protect the rainforest and the result is breathtaking. You’ll experience the sounds, sights, and sensations of being oceanside while surrounded by flora, fauna, and wildlife.

Be on the lookout for sloths, iguanas, monkeys, and a variety of birds and butterflies. These are just some of the wildlife you can catch sight of within minutes of stepping foot on the property!

Sun, Surf, and Play

The resort’s unique access to both the public Espadilla Beach and the secluded Playitas Beach give couples plenty of opportunity to lay, swim, or surf in the ocean air. For a more active beach experience, Espadilla Beach is perfect for your morning run and afternoon surf lesson (complete with a post-surf siesta under the shade of palm tree).

Meanwhile, Playitas Beach is designed for complete relaxation. Favorite activities include taking a dip in the ocean, ordering lunch (the mahi mahi tacos come highly recommended!) and enjoying fresh juices or cocktails from the bar while spending the day lounging on a daybed. If you find yourself needing a break from the sand and surf, grab a spot at one of resort’s two incredible swimming pools, the infinity pool overlooking Espadilla Beach or the Playitas pool.

(Sensational) Rooms with a View

The rooms and amenities at Arenas del Mar leave nothing to be desired. Whether you choose a room with an ocean view and an outdoor private Jacuzzi or a garden room surrounded by nature, you’ll feel like all your needs have been considered.

One particular highlight is the in-room Tico Bar. It’s stocked daily with local coffee and snacks including kombucha, beer, chocolate covered dried pineapple, and plantain chips to enjoy while taking the view.

Activities & Amenities

Whether your interest is lounging during your visit, exploration, or both, the front desk team at Arenas del Mar will help you make the most of your stay. Take advantage of the on-site activities where you can learn about sustainable tourism, make tortillas, explore the nightlife, experience a treatment at the spa, or practice yoga.

Excursions to nearby sites are well organized and a guided tour of the Manuel Antonio National Park is a must for nature lovers. Get there early in the day to avoid the crowds and make sure to bring a suit and towel to enjoy the pristine beach. If you’re looking or more action, zip-lining through the rainforest, parasailing, and horseback riding are just a few of the options.

Dining and Sunsets

One thing you don’t want to miss is the glorious sunset marking the end of each day. Enjoy sunset at the El Mirador Restaurant and Bar with a cocktail crafted with local ingredients and small bites. Perched on a cliff above the ocean, this is an ideal spot to watch the sun go down.

The restaurant’s dinner menu is impressive with locally sourced seafood, along with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. The care and curation of this menu will not disappoint. On many nights, you can even make your way down to Playitas Beach for themed dinners served right on the beach.

Ultimate Convenience

Honeymooners will find arrival to be simple and stress-free. From Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Juan (SJO), you can take a quick 30-minute flight or three-hour shuttle to the resort. If you choose to take the shuttle, you’ll be greeted by one of the resort’s experienced drivers in an air-conditioned van stocked with local snacks and bottled water.

Tip: Don’t pass up the chance along the way to stop at the bridge to Jaco over the Río Tarcole for your first pipa frío (cold coconut) and a view of the famous American Crocodiles.

 

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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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Incredible Swim-Up Hotel Pool Bars: Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

Heading to Hawaii for your upcoming honeymoon getaway? Drop your bags at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, home to one of our all-time favorite swim up pool bars.

Among the top highlights: The adults-only Serenity Pool features bubble loungers, luxury cabanas, full-service poolside lunch, panoramic views of the island of Lanai, and even an underwater music system.

When it comes to expertly crafted cocktails and unforgettable ambiance, it simply doesn’t get much better than this.

 

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Image courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea