A honeymoon is the one time in life to really push the boat out and head somewhere that pulls out all the stops to make your post-wedding break as romantic as possible.
But, with countless destinations and even more hotels to choose from, how is a couple to decide on the perfect place? From idyllic beach retreats and desert delights to lakeside bolt holes, these hotels are the most romantic in the world according to TripAdvisor travellers.
TripAdvisor spokesperson, Emma Shaw, said: “These hotels are the top 10 in the whole world, having been awarded coveted TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for the Most Romantic Hotels.
“These awards recognise the hotels that couples rate highest in the romance stakes and should therefore serve as fantastic inspiration for couples planning their honeymoon.”
1. Anastasis Apartments - Santorini, Greece
Perched on top of the cliffs of the Caldera, the Anastasis Apartments boasts an infinity swimming pool overlooking the ocean and an outdoor Jacuzzi, providing the perfect romantic setting.
2. La Minerva - Capri, Italy
An 18-room hotel, La Minerva is situated in a quiet and panoramic position in the centre of Capri. The only vehicles you’re likely to see are the tiny electric carts used to transport merchandise and luggage making this hotel ideal for a noise-free, private and exclusive honeymoon.
3. Cranleigh Boutique - Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, England
Located just a minute’s walk from the shores of Lake Windermere couples can enjoy a Ben de Lisi glass jacuzzi bath, mood lighting and an outdoor hot tub at Cranleigh Boutique.
4. Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant - Windermere, Cumbria, England
Built in 1854 as a private country house retreat, Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant is private and secluded with views of the stunning Lake District mountainside.
This hotel makes for the ideal hideaway for couples wishing to relax and spend some quality time together on honeymoon.
5. Baros Maldives - North Male Atoll, Maldives
The epitome of a getaway, Baros Maldives is a small exclusive coral island in the Indian Ocean ringed by a sun-kissed beach and a vibrant house-reef, just 20 minutes by speedboat from Maldives International Airport.
The resort offers secluded beach and water villas many with private pools and set in lush vegetation.
6. Casa del Mar, Langkawi - Pantai Cenang, Malaysia
Casa del Mar is located on the island of Langkawi, Malaysia. Langkawi Island is the biggest of an archipelago of 99 islands, of which only four are inhabited.
Couples at this resort can explore the islands by boat and enjoy the privacy of their deserted beaches.
7. Bardessono - Yountville, California - United States
Located in wine country, Napa Valley, Bardessono is ideal for those looking to experience a simple and peaceful honeymoon. The hotel’s 62 luxurious guest rooms in downtown Yountville are each designed for private in-room spa services.
For food and wine lovers, the on-site restaurant uses local, farm-fresh ingredients and vineyards are just a short walk away for plenty of wine tasting.
8. Al Maha Desert Resort – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Nestled within Dubai’s dune and desert landscape, Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa plays a vital role in the conservation of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Arabian wildlife can be viewed from the private infinity pool or sun deck seating area of all the villas.
9. Layana Resort and Spa - Ko Lanta, Thailand
A secluded island destination, no children are permitted to stay at this resort ensuring the ultimate in peace and tranquility. The resort features luxurious guestrooms and suites, Garden Pavilion rooms, Beach Suites and Ocean Deluxe Suites. All are designed in contemporary Thai style, complete with large balconies.
The suites are additionally provided with open-air garden showers for freshening up Al Fresco.
10. Veligandu Island Resort - North Ari Atoll, Maldives
A tropical paradise, Veligandu Island Resort is surrounded by a beautiful lagoon, reef and long stretches of white, sandy beach – the only Resort on the island of Veligandu, North Ari Atoll.
Couples can experience the luxury of the Jacuzzi Water Villas, located over-the-water, in the lagoon, a short walk along a private jetty. Villas feature a partial open air bathroom, an outdoor Jacuzzi and stairs into the sea.
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