Whether you’re surrounded by steep mountains, flawless beaches, or a lush rainforest, you’re guaranteed to have a dreamy time at these four alluring destinations. All resorts on these impeccable paradises offer Romance or All-Inclusive packages with some serious benefits. Get ready to escape on your passionate getaway with your sweetheart!
Aruba is a notable honeymoon destination due to its reliable climate—always sunny, never rainy. On this breathtaking island you can expect azure waters and sugar-white sand; perfect for down-time after the stress of planning a wedding.
Start your much-needed vacation off by booking the adult-only Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort. This hotel is known for its dedication to romance. They have a Honeymoon Registry available, and a personal Romance Concierge to assist you and your lover in planning couple activities and gestures. Private cabanas for starlit dinners on the sand, couples’ massages at the Purun Spa, and smooth sunset sailing can all be arranged. Rent the oceanfront Tara Suite for superb views on the balcony or terrace, and a mini bar to indulge in.
When you leave your sensational resort, take a ride to Baby Beach, where the water is shallow and the waves are calm. This is the best beach to snorkel, and many shops in the vicinity sell snorkeling tours and gear. Suit up with your honey and dive into the water for close-up aquatic wildlife encounters. Colorful coral and tropical fish will pass you as you swim on through. When you come up for air, don’t bother drying your bathing suit; you’re going to need it for your next excursion. Race through the sand in the off-roading tour to get a real feel of the paradisiacal island. The Natural Pool Safari Tour by De Palm Tours will take you in an open-air Land Rover to view attractions like The Natural Bridge, the California Lighthouse, and Alto Vista Chapel, until you reach The Natural Pool. Volcanic rocks located on a stretch of coastline border a small depression, creating an area for waves to splash over into the hole, forming a sparkling natural pool. Jump into serenity and peer out over the rocks for a wonderful ocean view.
When the excitement is over it’s time to treat yourself to a scrumptious, intimate dinner. The ideal restaurant is Flying Fishbone. They are credited as the first Aruban restaurant to popularize on-the-beach-dining; dip your toes in the sand and watch the sun fall against the waves as you savor dinner! Savaneta’s Seafood History is the dish to get if you’re a seafood fan—it features a hearty plate of fresh seafood acquired from the local fish market.
Bermuda is known for having some of the most stunning beaches in the world; its famous pink sand and crystal clear H2O are two main factors why. The island also has a rich, intriguing history that is discoverable through its old towns and fortresses—it dates back to the 1600’s!
Embrace relaxation on your first day by booking an appointment at the Natura Spa, located in the Grotto Bay Beach Resort and Tennis Club. You’ll want to go with the Serenity Cave Experience, trust me. This spa program leads you down to the mystical caves, where the sounds of natural dripping water and soothing music will encapsulate you. Allow professional masseuses to loosen your muscles as you lie face down, gazing at the turquoise mineral water.
Now that you’re all pampered up, it’s time to explore. Grab your sweetie and head to St. George. This historic town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site; it was the first permanent settlement on the island and was founded in 1612. A must-see is the Unfinished Church—a favorite wedding spot. The church’s construction started in the 1870’s, but came to an abrupt halt when the project was called off. Today, the roof of the church is nonexistent, and the grass inside is clipped and taken care of, making it a delightful sight despite its incompleteness. Take your time strolling through the interesting old town until you reach the tip of it by the shore. Here you’ll find Fort St. Catherine, one of the most impressive forts on the island. The fort was built to defend the island against any oncoming Spanish attacks in the early 1600’s using five canons, which are still onsite today. The fort itself is said to be haunted due to a past exorcism that once occurred there. If you’ve ever watched a scary movie with your better half, you know that being scared can be quite romantic. Book a ghost tour here and cuddle up with your newlywed!
Another attraction to look out for during your time in Bermuda? A moon gate! The island is covered with these lovely structures. These horseshoe-shaped limestone arches present good luck for couples that step through its passageway. Make sure to snap a pic and steal a kiss!
When the nighttime takes over, it’s time to find a place to crash. The Reefs Resort & Club has got you covered with everything sweet for your sweetheart. The Romance Package that they offer includes an ocean view room for five nights, a Rum Swizzle (Bermuda’s national drink) as a welcome, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries upon arrival, two 60-minute massages, daily breakfast, afternoon tea, and gourmet dinner; a dinner on the beach, drink vouchers, a keepsake gift, and round-trip airport transfer. With all of these fantastic inclusions, you can’t go wrong. It will only amplify the charming nature of the trip!
Ah, Cancun. One of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, especially for happy couples. How could you beat the light blue sea, the Mayan ruins, and the water sports? In this Mexican city, you won’t run out of things to do or sights to see!
Fresh off the plane, hail a cab to roll towards your honeymoon home: Zoëtry Paraiso De La Bonita, a AAA Five Diamond resort that specializes in luxury and romance. Purchase the Art of Romance Honeymoon package to be showered with benefits like a specialty spa basket, breakfast in bed with Mimosas, nightly “lavish chocolate” turn down service, dinner on the beach with live music, a special evening with rose petals, scented oil bubble bath, and your favorite drink; a private catamaran sail, and more! The Romance Ocean Front Lover Suite will only add to the lovin’ with its marble bathroom and a sunken bathtub for two; plus, a terrace with a private plunge pool, and outdoor shower. Honestly, what else could you ever need?
Prepare for the wrinkles on your fingers and toes; you’re going to spend a lot of time in the water on this trip. Lather up in sunscreen and dive right in to your first adventure! Whale sharks are everywhere in Cancun during the summer, and an Eco Colors tour will bring you face to face with one! Your tour guide will be there to escort you and your courageous significant other as you float right next to these friendly giants.
Next, continue wading the waters to come to a truly magnificent sight: Museo Subacuático de Arte (MUSA), or The Underwater Museum of Art. Sculptures and installations remain deep down under in this contemporary art spectacle. The artwork occupies over 420 sq. meters and weighs over 200 tons. To be able to see the installations in all of their glory, you’ll want to choose the scuba diving route, although they offer glass bottom boat rides as well.
The last workout of the day comes in the form of Xel-Há, an aquatic theme park and ecotourism development. This park is a must-see for the nature lover and thrill seeker. Attractions here are plentiful, featuring a scenic lighthouse with a 98-foot slide, snorkel opportunities through caves and grottos, a cliff climb and jump, zip lines, rope swinging into a cenote (sinkhole), and so much more. Once you’re in the park, you won’t want to leave!
After the adrenaline rush, you’ll want to end on a relaxing note. Book the most desirable dinner option there is: The Columbus Lobster Dinner Cruise. Fall in love all over again aboard the Spanish Galleon Columbus ship, where you will revel in live saxophone music, an open bar, and a freshly-made lobster dinner.
Fiji provides views that surpass any picture-perfect postcard; green palm trees, colorful underwater sights, and 333 islands to discover all add to the immense beauty. Mountainous terrain and lush rainforests are standard on the islands, creating scenes that are likely once-in-a-lifetime.
Your honeymoon will be enjoyed at the most famous resort on the islands of Fiji: Likuliku Lagoon Resort. A “unique luxury escape for couples” couldn’t be a more fitting description for this multi-award-winning resort. When you book one of the ten private, exclusive over-water bures, you get to laze on your private terrace, situated right over a crystal clear lagoon and reef. When you bathe, you’ll slide down into the tub full of warm bubbles as you stare out over tranquil waters. A daily canapé plate from the Chef and a glass of champagne is included with your heaven above the ocean.
Start off with a peaceful stroll as you maneuver around the islands. When you reach the Yasawa island group, you’ll want to take a detour to explore the intimate Sawailau Caves. These ancient limestone caves have quite a few tales attached to them. It’s said to be the resting place of the Fijian god Ulutini. There’s an additional story that details a forbidden romance between a young chief and his beloved; he hid her in the caves after she was almost forced to marry someone else. Swim through the underwater tunnels to reach secret caves, and take your time admiring the old rock formations.
Make your way back on land to tour the next destination via the Coastal Biausevu Waterfall Tour. A welcoming ceremony with Kava, a sedative drink made from a plant native to the Western Pacific islands, starts off the tour. The drink’s benefits are peacefulness, and a “calm” feeling; after a cupful, you’ll be ready to trek through the surrounding tropical jungle. Following a 25-minute hike, you will reach the incredible Biausevu Waterfall. Here you will you have time to kick back with your companion in the picturesque scene and take a refreshing plunge into the waterfall. Then, munch on a provided lunch, and enjoy a quick shopping trip that will conclude your quest into the jungle.
Set aside some additional time for shopping during your stay in Fiji. Purchase pearls galore by booking a tour at the most credited pearl farm on the islands. Strap on some snorkeling gear and dive down to witness the giant clam site that contains the world’s largest bivalve mollusks. You will get to watch highly experienced pearl technicians delicately remove the pearls from the oysters. After viewing the fascinating process, zone in on the on-site shop where you can purchase the finest pearls of all shapes and sizes, covered in optional gold, silver, and even leather!
By Aaliyah Pasols