As a newlywed, the honeymoon is the most romantic trip of a lifetime. It’s a chance to celebrate the beginning of a new life with the person you chose to spend the rest of your life with.
Some couples go all out on their honeymoon, spending thousands of dollars on the most luxurious resort they can afford. Others, however, opt for resorts or boutique hotels that are budget-friendly yet still romantic.
To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of the best honeymoon resorts you can book using points. Regardless of whether you want to save or splurge on this special occasion, these resorts won’t disappoint.
- The 4 Best Honeymoon Resorts in the Maldives
- The Best Honeymoon Resort in Hawaii
- The Best Honeymoon Resort in Mexico
- The 2 Best Honeymoon Resorts in the Caribbean
- The Best Honeymoon Resort in Fiji
- The Best Honeymoon Resort in Thailand
- The 6 Best Honeymoon Resorts in Europe
- The 2 Best Honeymoon Resorts in Bora Bora
- The Best Honeymoon Resort in Mauritius
- The 4 Best Honeymoon Resorts in Asia
- The Best Honeymoon Resort in Seychelles
- The Best Honeymoon Resort in New Zealand
- Other Best Honeymoon Resorts
- Wrapping Up
The 4 Best Honeymoon Resorts in the Maldives
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi
First opened in 2019, the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is a relatively new resort that sits on 3.5 kilometers of man-made land right by the Malé Atoll. To get to the island, you’ll take a luxurious yacht transfer with free-flowing Delamotte champagne.
The room options are a Beach Villa, a Reef Villa, and an Over Water Villa. Regardless of which you choose, each room comes with cathedral ceilings, exposed wood beams, smart controls for electronics, and a comfy king or queen bed. Basic room amenities, a stunning bathroom with a tub looking to the Indian Ocean, and an impressive outdoor deck with a pool, complete each villa.
The Ledge by Chef Dave Pynt is the headliner out of 11 restaurants on-site. There’s also the treetop restaurant, Terra, and an underground wine bar, The Rock. There are two infinity pools, a gym, and the largest spa to ever grace the Maldives at this Waldorf Astoria.
This incredible resort is part of Hilton Honors, which means you can earn and redeem Hilton points here. To be specific, standard room rewards are bookable for 150,000 points per night, assuming you find availability.
For a honeymoon stay in this extravagant resort, expect to pay a cash price of $2,600 up to $6,446 per night (average $4,000).
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The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort
From the gorgeous views, the exclusive butler service, and the many perks offered, a stay at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort transforms a regular honeymoon into a truly romantic escape.
First, you take a seaplane to get to the island. Once there, you are ushered to your villa and greeted by a bright and airy space with cathedral ceilings.
Everything inside the 1,506 square foot room is managed by an iPad – from the curtains, the lights, the fan, or the TV. A sleek tub in the bathroom looks toward the outdoor shower, located close to the plunge pool by the patio. In the overwater villas, you get the tub facing out into the ocean.
For a true retreat, drop by The Iridium Spa where a bevy of personal massages is on offer. If you’re feeling famished, choose from any of the six restaurants on-site. Just be warned, like any St. Regis resort, the food here is delicious but notoriously expensive.
For stays at this Marriott hotel, you can expect to spend 96,000 to 120,000 points per night for a standard room.
A stay at St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort costs between $2,400 to $6,671 per night, averaging around $2,800.
Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa
North of Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa sits Huvadhoo Atoll, the deepest and largest atoll in the world. Coral reefs are also nearby, making the resort a fantastic area for diving and snorkeling.
There are 50 private villas on the island, 20 of which contain a private pool. The rooms match the rustic island vibe but with modern amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. All villas come with floor-to-ceiling windows to maximize the views.
The entry-level room, known as the Park Villa, features direct access to the beach, luxurious interiors with exposed wood beams, a ceiling fan, a king bed, and an outdoor tub and shower. If you want more extravagance, go for any of the 13 overwater villas with their own plunge pool, you won’t regret it!
One of Park Hyatt’s greatest amenities is its beach area. The Hadahaa island vies as the most stunning island in the Maldives with its crystal clear waters and white sandy beach. You’ll find the colors mesmerizing. Other must-see amenities are the 40-meter infinity pool and the two restaurants on-site.
This property charges 25,000 World of Hyatt points per night up to 35,000 points, depending on the season.
Staying at the Park Hyatt Hadahaa is by no means cheap but if you’re lucky, you can score standard rooms for as low as $1,178 up to $3,450 per night (average $1,500).
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Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Spread out over two private islands, The Conrad Maldives is the picture of luxury.
You reach the island after a 30-minute seaplane ride. A personal concierge greets you when you disembark and hands you a welcome drink to keep you cool and refreshed. You’re then ushered to your private villa. The basic room is the Beach Villa, but don’t confuse basic for non-extravagant – this is the Conrad after all.
Inside is a glass-walled bedroom leading to a private garden terrace and onwards to the beach. At the back, there’s a private open-air bathroom and tub sitting in an open fountain courtyard. The villas have large king beds, floor-to-ceiling windows, and feature clean, sleek lines.
While the Conrad in Rangali is great for honeymooners, families will be happy to spend time here too. There’s a range of water activities like kayaking, snorkeling, or diving. There are also 12 restaurants on site. Grab a buffet at the Atoll Market or fine dine at Ithaa, a restaurant sunk 5 meters underwater so you can watch the fishes go by.
This fantastic resort is also a Hilton Honors property, and standard rooms (either the Beach Villa or Water Villa) are priced at 120,000 Hilton points per night.
Rooms at The Conrad are pricey. In the low season, the basic room rates start at $1,400 to $3,970 per night (average $2,100).
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Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort
Everything in the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort lobby is designed to capture the eye. Expect grand columns, spacious seats, and an open-air vibe that allows for the ocean breeze to pass through. In the lobby, the center is a sunken room filled with powdery white sand and chairs. Traditional check-in desks are gone instead someone will approach you and check you in right by the sofas.
For all its luxury in the lobby, the rooms are decidedly chic with minimalist tones. Each room has a view of the ocean or a parking lot. There are crisp white linens, 40-inch TVs, and in-room tablets for controls. A free minibar and a stylish central bathroom with shutters for privacy are some of the unique offerings in the room.
Guests can enjoy a never-ending list of water activities at the resort, from paddle boarding to kayaking, or surfing. And for true relaxation, a treatment at the famous Awili Spa and Salon is a must. And don’t miss out on the Instagrammable infinity pool.
For the honor of staying here, you can redeem 35,000 to 45,000 Hyatt points per night to book a standard room.
Stay at Andaz Maui for $950 to $2,264 per night (average $1,250).
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The Best Honeymoon Resort in Mexico
Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal
You know it’s special when a resort entrance is cut right into the mountains!
The Waldorf Astoria has a distinct luxe vibe. You get stylish bathrooms with bathtubs decorating the terrace. The rooms are filled with artisanal furniture with wood everywhere. There are gorgeous wooden beams on the ceiling, bold carpets on the floor, and dramatic furniture. Amenities are ever-present, from a Nespresso machine and a minibar to a beautiful fireplace.
An infinity pool is available for adults while a game room, a kid’s club, and shallow pools are for those vacationing with kids in tow.
If you’re on a romantic honeymoon, drop by the spa and enjoy the private treatment cabins that open to a saltwater pool with waterfalls crashing from above. There are also 3 restaurants and several bars here. There’s hacienda-style dining offered at Don Manuel’s, seafood dining at El Farallon, and for a seaside view and drinks, park yourself at Crudo Bar.
As you can probably imagine, this ultra-luxe Hilton Honors property commands a premium — expect to spend around 120,000 Hilton points per night to stay here.
The average season rate at the Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal is $1,840 to $2,398 per night (average $2,100).
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The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico
The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort sits next to the El Yunque National Forest. Downtown Rio Grande is only 10 minutes away via car and in less than 30-minutes, you can get to the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport.
Like the St. Regis New York, the St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort echoes both classic old world with modern touches. Expect your room to have vaulted ceilings, fans, and beautiful wood beams. Rooms are spacious and free-flow into other areas, matching the Caribbean vibe. The bathrooms are even more significant and decked out with a soaking tub and rain showerheads.
The signature restaurant, Paros, offers breathtaking views and a menu filled with fresh seafood. For relaxed dining, head to Seagrapes, where you’ll find delicious wood-fired pizza. If you’re after pure relaxation, a treatment at The Iridium Spa with its jacuzzis, saunas, and cold pools is perfect. You can’t miss the curved swimming pools and designer golf course too.
As a Marriott Bonvoy property, the St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort will require approximately 90,000 to 120,000 points per night.
Prices for St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort can pick up in the peak season, with the basic room at $1,066 to $3,213 per night (average $1,250).
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The Inn at English Harbour (Antigua and Barbuda)
The Inn at English Harbour is considered among the best Caribbean resorts to visit. It’s especially perfect for honeymooners who want to enjoy the local night scene since English Harbour is an exciting area with lots of restaurants and busy nightlife.
Buildings at The Inn at English Harbour have historic character. There are 28 rooms at the resort and entry-level cabanas open directly to the beach. Each one is decorated with marble floors with a cream, beige, and stone color palette on the walls and the furniture. A modern and stylish bathroom is also equipped with luxury Penhaligon toiletries.
From tennis courts, a gym, and personal spa treatment available on request, there are a lot of things to enjoy at this charming boutique resort. You’ll also find a multitude of water activities like a hydro bike, paddleboards, a kayak, and a catamaran all for free.
The Inn at English Harbour is a participating member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World and World of Hyatt, which means you can use World of Hyatt points here!
Specifically, this Category 8 property charges 35,000 World of Hyatt points per night during off-peak dates, 40,000 points per night during standard dates, and 45,000 points per night during peak dates.
The average season rate is $670 per night. In the low months, the prices are $590 per night for the entry-level room while in peak months, the prices go up to $860.
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InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa
InterContinental Fiji is located on Natadola Bay which holds the longest natural white beach in the area.
It has 38 traditional Bure-styled buildings. These are two-level residences containing several rooms. All rooms here are activated via a keycard and contain king beds with an option to choose the type of pillow you want from a pillow menu.
A wooden desk, wicker chairs, a large closet, and a minibar are also in the room. Behind the bedroom is the bathroom. The bathroom comes with vanity sinks, a large mirror, and neatly stocked toiletries. On the outdoor balcony, there’s a drying rack, daybed, and lounge, but the most special part is the large outdoor tub.
Resort amenities include a putting green, gym, spa, kids club, and several pools, with an infinity pool designated for adults only. There are four restaurants on-site. This includes Sanasana, where the daily buffet breakfast is served. Fast dishes can be ordered from the Toba Bar & Grill and if you want a fine dining experience, head to Navo.
This luxury resort can be booked using IHG points — the ballpark range of points you’ll need to redeem here is 60,000 points per night in a standard room.
The cash price for a stay at InterContinental Fiji starts at $287 to $420 per night (average $375).
The Best Honeymoon Resort in Thailand
Conrad Koh Samui
Conrad Koh Samui makes for a fantastic escape if you don’t mind not having anything to do in the immediate vicinity. It sits facing the Gulf of Thailand and offers seclusion and privacy.
The villas here are spacious with private terraces and swimming pools on each one. The only real difference between them is the location.
All rooms come with floor-to-ceiling windows to let in lots of sunshine. King-sized beds with white linen, dark wood furniture, a seating area, a desk, and modern appliances complete the sleeping and living space.
The bathrooms are large with a massive circular tub by the window for a view of the sea. A separate shower and toilet with Shanghai Tang products complete the bath area.
For facilities, there’s a large infinity pool with sun loungers. A small man-made beach with white sand is great for snorkeling. There’s a spa, gym, library, and shop as well. You can choose to dine in several restaurants, including all-day dining available at Zest, and Thai fine dining at Jahn.
Conrad Koh Samui is one of Hilton’s best luxury properties, bookable at the price of 95,000 points per night in a standard room.
Staying at the Conrad Koh Samui costs $500 to $937 per night for a standard room (average $597).
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Althoff Hotel Villa Belrose (France)
The Althoff Hotel Villa Belrose sits on a private estate on a hillside, right atop St. Tropez. It’s close to vineyards and golf courses and only a few miles away from the beach. The hotel itself is a picture of classic French elegance; expect Parisian paintings, sparkling silverware, salon sofas, and timeless creamy white exteriors.
The rooms are equally decked in calming white tones and neutral shades. A giant king bed wrapped in white linen, velvety slippers, and a bathroom decked in Italian marble with Blenheim Bouquet toiletries, also make your stay extra comfy. All 40 rooms feature private terraces with a view of the manicured gardens or the sea.
For amenities, Althoff Hotel Villa has the largest heated pool in St. Tropez. You can also expect the service to be impeccable. Whether it’s a special romantic dinner or a helicopter transfer to the nearest island – all you have to do is make a request and the staff will do what they can to make it happen.
This French Riviera oasis is a World of Hyatt Category 8 resort, costing 35,000 World of Hyatt points per night during off-peak dates, 40,000 points per night during standard dates, and 45,000 points per night during peak dates.
Make your way here in the low season and the basic room will only cost $395 per night. Booking in the high season means paying $1,500 for the same room, while average season rates are in the midpoint at $600.
The Bodrum EDITION (Turkey)
The Bodrum EDITION is a Marriott property catering to younger luxury travelers who want a modern resort that’s highly Instagrammable. This property is in Yalikavak, a seaside town offering views of the gorgeous bay.
The Bodrum EDITION rooms are sophisticated and luxurious. Because of the neutral and white color palette, the rooms feel uncluttered in contrast to other hotels.
The basics like a minibar, work desk, and small sitting area are on-hand. A large king bed with crisp white linens is inviting and a separate door leads to the bathroom. Inside is a soaking tub, white marble vanity with twin sinks, a standing shower, water closet, and Le Labo toiletries.
The bathrooms have glass walls but curtains can be drawn for privacy. There’s also a terrace with a view outside.
Breakfast is available daily and served until 4 p.m. The food spread is delicious, consisting of Turkish bread, like Simit, cheeses, Aegean honeycomb, as well as season preserves. This is on top of other delicious mains and entrees you can order.
Aside from the food, another highlight is the beach. The Bodrum EDITION has a beach area, complete with umbrellas and loungers. If you’d rather hang out in the pool, the hotel has a beautiful one with an infinity edge and lovely deck work.
This superb resort lets you book a free night starting with 95,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.
A stay at The Bodrum EDITION costs $473 to $1,700 per night, depending on the season (average of $550).
Canaves Oia Suites (Greece)
The Canaves Oia is a 5-star resort overlooking the Oia caldera.
Originally founded in the 17th century, the rooms at Canaves Oia are carved out from the hillside and modernized with luxurious furnishings.
All rooms have a private sea-view terrace with sun loungers so you can watch the sunset at the Aegean Sea. There’s minimal decor with marble flooring and carved wooden furnishings.
The bathrooms are equally stunning with luxurious robes and toiletries. The only downside is there are no tubs.
Like all things in Santorini, the hotels here have limited space. Still, the Canaves Oia has one of the biggest L-shaped pools in the area. The poolside terrace gives you an impressive panorama of the region with a bar and restaurant.
Romantic private dining at the Petra Gourmet coupled with wine tastings at the hotel wine cellar is also a must for couples visiting the hotel.
For a stay at this World of Hyatt Category 8 resort, redeem 35,000 points per night to 45,000 points per night for a standard room here.
Cash rates here start at $498 to $1,106 per night (average $723).
Casa Angelina Hotel (Italy)
Set with a front-seat view of the Amalfi Coast, Casa Angelina Hotel echoes refined Italian elegance. This cliffside adults-only boutique combines excellent design with a luxurious space.
The rooms at Casa Angelina are pristine white. From the ceiling, the walls, the linens, the cabinets, the side tables, and even down to the curtains.
This minimalist design looks sophisticated and matches the fresh surroundings of the coast. Complementing the rooms is the impeccable bathroom fitted with L’Occitane toiletries.
If you want to party, take the elevator downstairs to La Gavitella Club and Bar. Hotel guests have exclusive space at the bar. For a dip at the beach, be warned, there’s no sandbar so either you jump into the water or use a small ladder to reach it.
Un Piano Nel Cielo is the main hotel restaurant where delectable Italian dishes are served. You can also request a custom dish from the chef (for a fee). Other amenities to discover use are the wellness center, the cozy outdoor pool, and arranged private boat excursions.
As you can imagine, this pricey resort belongs to World of Hyatt’s Category 8, which charges 35,000 points per off-peak night, 40,000 points per standard night, and 45,000 points per peak night.
The Casa Angelina Hotel’s cash rates start at $640 to $1,403, an average of $900.
Conrad Algarve (Portugal)
Since it opened in 2012, the Conrad Algarve in Portugal has consistently been rated 5 out of 5 stars by guests and travelers. Just 20-minutes from the airport, it’s easily accessible and makes for a stunning location if you’re craving countryside travel.
The standard room is the Deluxe King which features a king bed, a small living area, and a balcony. Basic amenities like a Nespresso machine and kettle are in each room.
Bathrooms are of a good size with twin sinks and a soaking tub. Toiletries are provided by Shanghai Tang. All rooms have a balcony but not all of them will have a view.
Food is served in several restaurants including all-day dining at Louro Restaurant or fine dining at Gusto, headed by Heinz Beck, a Michelin-starred chef. There’s a golf course, an impressive spa, a large indoor/outdoor swimming pool, an infinity pool, and even a children’s swim area.
Portugal’s most elite Hilton Honors property can be booked for around 90,000 points per night in a standard room.
The cash price for a standard room at the Conrad Algarve is $200 up to $612 (average $330).
Aguas de Ibiza Grand Luxe (Spain)
Designed for couples and young folks looking to party it up in Ibiza, the Aguas de Ibiza Grand Luxe is one of the most stylish boutique resorts in Santa Eulalia.
The hotel mixes modern with the traditional and has a good location. It’s a 10-minute walk to Saint Eulalia’s beach. To the east is the marina at the Can Sansó. Getting to the party areas like Playa d’en Bossa requires just a 20-minute drive.
Rooms at the Aguas de Ibiza are decked in bright, large windows, hardwood, or stone floors, together with a gray and tan color palette. The basic rooms include a large king bed, luxury amenities, branded electronics, and even an automated lighting system. Bathrooms are upscale with tub/shower combos or standalone tubs for the suites.
You can explore the nearby towns or enjoy the luxurious facilities at the hotel. Head to the ground floor to visit the swimming pool. Relax here with a cocktail on hand. A smaller pool with a view is found on the rooftop. Even better, the nightly rate gives you unlimited access to Aguas de Ibiza’s spa.
Here, free stays can be booked with World of Hyatt points for 25,000 to 35,000 points per night.
The cash rate for this starts at $248 to $1,022 per night (average $350).
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The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort
Considered the most iconic resort in this location, The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort treats guests like royalty. First, you’re whisked to the resort on a boat. Then, the moment you land, you’re greeted by your butler, handed a lei, and a refreshing drink.
As if the island isn’t amazing enough, the private rooms here are the biggest in all of French Polynesia.
The room size starts at 1,550 square feet. It’s decorated with minimalist Polynesian decor, wooden planks, and textured walls. Comfortable white bed linens with floating canopies are found in the bedrooms.
In the overwater bungalows, guests can even enjoy floor windows to let them watch the sea life below. Bathrooms here are also decadent, with soaking tubs, double vanities, high-end toiletries, and a beautiful open shower.
Like any high-end resort, there’s everything from large stunning pools, to several restaurants, a gorgeous beach with a private lagoon, and of course, a spa. If you want to arrange a wedding or romantic honeymoon, they have a dedicated “romance concierge” to assist you.
For the epic privilege of staying here, you can spend Marriott points starting with 90,000 to 120,000 points per night.
A stay at the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort won’t be cheap but it is worth it. Entry-level rooms start at $1,261 per night to $4,775 (average $1,800).
Conrad Bora Bora Nui
The Conrad Bora Bora Nui sits in the southwest area of the islet Motu To’opua. It is 20-minutes via boat from the mainland and offers a sweeping vista of blue waters and white sands.
You get a choice of a villa or suite when staying at the Conrad.
Land-based villas serve as entry-level rooms. Inside is a large seating area with a sofa bed or rollaway. A four-poster bed draped with a white canopy is divided by a wall. Floor-to-ceiling windows are also in the room leading to a patio.
An enormous bathroom is fitted with two separate vanities in marble, a large tub, a water closet, and a walk-in shower.
For dining, there are several restaurants on-site including Iriatai, which specializes in French cuisine. Other amenities to enjoy include a hilltop spa, a small golf course, and a tiered oceanfront swimming pool.
Water activities like kayaking, paddle boarding, and snorkeling are also available for guests.
As the main rival in terms of points hotels to The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, Conrad Bora Bora Nui is bookable with Hilton points, usually around 120,000 points per night, assuming you find availability.
For cash bookings, the rates start at $750 to $1,500 per night (average $800).
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JW Marriott Mauritius Resort
Once known as The St. Regis Mauritius Resort, the newly branded JW Marriott Mauritius Resort makes you feel like a special house guest from the moment you arrive. Although the resort remained open during the rebrand, there were a few new touches added to keep it on brand with the JW Marriott standard.
All rooms here are two-story structures facing the beach. They’re decorated in old-school extravagance with modern modifications in places. Expect soaring ceilings and spacious terraces for a view of the beaches.
Four-poster beds are in the bedroom and spa beds are available in the bathrooms. Some of the largest residences have private access to the beach, a 24-hour butler, and a personal chef.
The staff here are amazing — they know how to make their guests feel special. Guest amenities are abundant, too.
You can book private viewings at the resort cinema or hang out at the stocked library to catch up on reading. Aside from that, there are on-site restaurants, a pool, a sauna, a tennis court, and various outdoor activities to keep you entertained.
This property is a Marriott resort costing at least 56,000 to 70,000 points per night.
Cash prices for rooms here start at $564 to $1,700 per night (average $850).
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Alila Villas Uluwatu (Indonesia)
Considered Bali’s most prestigious resort, Alila Villas Uluwatu is on top of a plateau overlooking the Indian Ocean.
It’s not just the location that’s impressive with this resort, but also its innovative architecture. It uses local wood and indigenous rock so the resort blends in with its surroundings while giving off an ultramodern aesthetic.
All 65 villa rooms are minimalist by nature. Each one has floor-to-ceiling windows to allow light and showcase the private plunge pool. Bathrooms also come with a soaking tub, orchid decorations, and branded toiletries. An assigned butler is at your beck and call, just use the in-room tablet to reach them.
One thing that makes the Alila Villas Uluwatu a jaw-dropper is its cliffside infinity pool. It’s so impressive, it’s considered among the world’s most stunning. A spa, organic garden, a 24-hour gym, and a beach that can be reached via a stairway are among other highlights here.
To stay here, you can redeem World of Hyatt points at the Category 7 pricing, which is 25,000 to 35,000 per night.
The price for a night’s stay at the Alila Villas Uluwatu is $958 to $1,311 per night (average $1,000)
Six Senses Thimphu (Bhutan)
Surrounded by the gorgeous Himalayan landscape, Six Senses Bhutan is composed of 5 separate properties located in 5 different valleys. Although they’re part of one big umbrella, each lodge contains its own villa where guests can enjoy their distinctive brand of wellness retreat and Bhutanese hospitality.
The Six Senses Thimphu dubs itself a “Palace in the Sky” as it is found 7,700 square feet up the mountain and surrounded by pine forests and apple orchards. While the resort looks ancient, it’s a new facility designed and created to echo traditional Bhutanese buildings.
Inside the lodges, you’ll find a traditional luxe style with Scandinavian and local culture inspiration. There’s a lot of wood – on the walls, ceilings, and furniture, together with a traditional Bukhara fireplace. However, the best part of the room is the views, which can be appreciated whether in the bedroom, bath, or the balcony.
Wellness is the main core of the lodge so they offer an extensive array of spa facilities in each of their 5 properties.
From regular massages to a Bhutanese hot stone bath, there are a variety of services you can try. Aside from this, there’s a gym, steam bath, yoga, meditation space, an impressive glass-lined swimming pool, and a lodge restaurant called Namkha.
Thanks to IHG’s acquisition of Six Senses, you will soon be able to redeem IHG points for stays here. However, stays booked with points are currently unavailable.
The price per night to stay at Six Senses Bhutan in Thimphu is $1,700 for the low season. In the peak months, the price climbs up to $2,100. Meanwhile, the average season rates start at $1,850.
The St. Regis Langkawi (Malaysia)
As exotic as St. Regis Cairo, The St. Regis Langkawi sits by the beach facing the Andaman Ocean. The outdoor buildings at the resort feature Middle Eastern-inspired design while the interiors echo a lot of European touches.
Inside the bedrooms are four-poster beds that match thick rugs underfoot. Dark wooden floors with creamy sofas and armchairs are also inside each room. The bathrooms are chic, fitted with marble floors, twin vanities, tubs, and luxury Remède toiletries.
Both the service and facilities are top-notch at the resort. The staff is trained to remember guest names and faces. Ask for something and the staff will do what they can to make it happen.
There are several restaurants on the property including Pantai Grill, Kayu Puti, and L’Orangerie. Another must-visit while here is Iridium Spa. They offer a host of treatments like the Malaysian Urut and the Melayu Treatment. SUP boards, a large pool, and a stunning beach are also here to enjoy.
This Marriott Bonvoy property lets you book a free night starting with 52,000 to 70,000 points per night for a standard stay.
Prices at St. Regis Langkawi start at $314 to $773 (average $500).
The St. Regis Bali Resort (Indonesia)
This 5-star resort is almost flawless with its sandy white beach and calm, blue waters. Right in front of it sits Geger Beach, which you can use to get to several facilities in the resort. Palm trees, indigenous flowers, and fantastic koi ponds decorate the grounds, giving you a mix of luxury and the rugged wild.
You can choose to stay in a villa or a suite. There’s also a special 3-bedroom residence if you want to be a bit more extravagant. Whether you go for standard rooms or lavish suites, all rooms are sumptuously decorated. Expect fine fabrics, wooden floors, Balinese art, carved headboards, and even signature antique wooden tables.
There’s no lack of facilities to enjoy in this massive resort either. One you shouldn’t miss is the full-service spa. They have 12 treatment rooms and offer a range of traditional Balinese-inspired massages. There’s also a well-equipped gym and some of the best restaurants on site.
The St. Regis Bali Resort is a top-notch resort that lets you book a free reward stay at 64,000 to 70,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.
The room price at The St. Regis Bali Resort is $465 to $1,066 per night with an average rate of $770.
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Mango House Seychelles, LXR Hotels & Resorts
Built to be the home of photographer, Gian Paolo Barbieri, the Mango House Seychelles is among the latest property to become a member of LXR Hotels & Resorts. The resort is found on Mahé island, right by the bay of Anse aux Poules Bleues.
The property comes with 41 rooms and 9 suites. Each is decorated in a modern neutral palette with pops of bright artwork on the walls and patterned carpets.
Exposed wood beams line the ceiling and a four-poster king-sized bed with a canopy completes the bedroom. A small desk, sitting space, and a patio directly linked to the bedroom let you enjoy the outdoor view. There’s also a private bathroom with high-end toiletries to complete the space.
Other amenities to enjoy include an on-site Mediterranean restaurant called Muse. There’s also a Japanese restaurant, Azido, to enjoy. A pool bar, barbecue pop-up, and the main bar, the Info-Seychellois, offer cocktails. You can also expect a spa and fitness center here.
A Hilton Honors resort, Mango House bookings can be reserved for 95,000 Hilton points per night!
Mango House Seychelles has cash prices starting from $650 to $940 per night with an average of $750.
The Best Honeymoon Resort in New Zealand
Eichardt’s Private Hotel
Offering a grand view of New Zealand’s Lake Wakatipu, Eichardt’s Private Hotel is practically an institution in Queenstown. It’s been standing here for over 150 years and now it’s been brought directly into the 21st century with modern furnishings and great services.
Behind the hotel is Central Queenstown so you’re never far from the nightlife like bars, and restaurants. The gondola to the tourist spot, Bob’s Peak, is also just a 7-minute walk from where the hotel is located.
Each apartment or suite in the hotel has a stunning view of the lake or the mountains. They’re decorated in contemporary finishes, yet also balanced out by antique furniture.
More extravagant rooms like The Residence offers spa-like marble bathrooms fitted with gracious tubs. There’s even a 24-hour butler to make your stay at Eichardt’s as glamorous as can be.
Since the boutique hotel is quite small, there are limited amenities on site. There’s The Grille, a contemporary restaurant, and Eichardt’s Bar, for some cocktails.
To stay here, redeem World of Hyatt points at the Category 8 level starting at 40,000 to 45,000 points per night.
Prices for a night at Eichardt’s Private Hotel start at $1,250 to $1,692 per night (average $1,200).
Other Best Honeymoon Resorts
Miraval Berkshires Resort & Spa (Massachusetts)
Billed as a wellness resort, Miraval Berkshires is located on Route 20 and it bisects the middle of the resort. On one side of the resort, you have the lobby, spa, pool, dining area, and guest rooms. The other area houses most of the outdoor facilities.
Miraval Resorts now offers all-inclusive packages, which means gourmet meals and nightly credit for any spa treatment (among other perks) are included in the price you pay.
The rooms at the Miraval are artsy. Carpeted floors, king or queen beds, beautiful blue accent walls, stylish lamps, and floor-to-ceiling windows create a mix of rustic and modern interiors. Special touches in each room include a Tibetan singing bowl and a meditation cushion. There’s even a set of stacking stones in case you want to try it.
Amenities include a large Olympic swimming pool which you can reserve to use. There’s a sauna and steam room, and even a pool at the spa. You can also enjoy unique outdoor activities like hatchet throwing at the resort.
World of Hyatt prices Miraval stays differently due to the all-inclusive nature of these resorts — you’ll pay 40,000 points to 50,000 points per night.
The room price at the Miraval Berkshires is $1,700 in the low season. However, in peak months the prices go up to $2,800. During the average season, rates for the basic rooms cost $1,900.
With a romantic setting and an abundance of amenities, these resorts are some of the best to consider when planning your honeymoon.
Even better is that these properties let you book your stay using just points. You not only get to save up, but you can have a wonderful, romantic getaway with the new love of your life.