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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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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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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Hotels We Love for a Honeymoon: The Resort at Pedregal, Mexico

This month the Wanderable team can’t get enough of The Resort at Pedregal, hands down one of our favorite hotels in Mexico for a honeymoon getaway.

It’s impossible not to embrace the relaxing honeymoon vibe at Pedregal, easily one of the finest resorts in Cabo San Lucas (and perhaps all of Mexico).

For starters, every room and suite features an infinity edge plunge pool, perfect for daily dips out on your private terrace (which also boasts spectacular ocean views). Plus, with 24-hour, in-room dining and beverage service available, you may never leave your suite.

Additional on-site highlights include highly acclaimed dining options (don’t miss a sunset dinner at El Farallon, tucked into the cliffs), a first-rate spa, personal concierge service, a refreshing infinity pool, swim-up bar, and even a private tunnel entrance lit by torches.

Considering Mexico for your honeymoon? Look no further than The Resort at Pedregal.

 

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Images courtesy of The Resort at Pedregal