10 Luxurious Hotels For An Ultra-Romantic Honeymoon In 2021

Dreaming of a honeymoon in paradise? The best day in your life deserves the best honeymoon where you celebrate your finest moments with discreet luxury. It’s all about unrivaled luxury, endless pampering, and absolute privacy.

We’ve consulted an expert with 25 years of global experience in planning and executing dream destination weddings and honeymoon – Nancy Barkley, Owner of Honeymoons and Get-A-Ways from the USA to recommend these 10 hotels for your honeymoon of a lifetime. Of course, all the listed hotels follow COVID-19 safety protocols and offer a safe stay to have a great time without worrying.

These venue escapes have everything you’d expect to find in your dream honeymoon destination. From posh overwater villas to secluded rooms with private plunge pools and, of course, fairytale settings that are perfect backdrops for starting the rest of your lives together.


Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives


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From the privacy of your rooftop terrace, lying on the luxurious romantic bed under the glittering night sky and spotting constellations and shooting stars above, what can be more romantic than this? Set in a sparkling lagoon on the private island of Lankanfushi in the North Malé Atoll, Gili Lankanfushi has the largest overwater villa accommodation, world-class facilities including a tranquil spa, a diverse range of romantic experiences and an array of feet-in-the-sand dining options.

Nancy suggests Gili Lankanfushi to couples looking to completely unwind on a tiny coral island and stay in enormous luxurious over-the-water bungalows complete with a personal butler.  This gem in the Maldives is for couples seeking rustic sophistication and a laid-back, romantic atmosphere.


Calvingy Island, Grenada


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Couples, this hotel has a love story of its own. Now, you can create yours too. For decades, it was a deserted island full of rugged beauty. In 2001, when it caught the eye of the owner’s wife, her husband had the vision to transform the land into an exquisite private island retreat for his family. Today, this architectural masterpiece, spread over 80 lush acres, is available to guests who appreciate the finest things in life.

The simple pleasure of sharing time together with the freedom to do as much as you please. On Calivigny Island, you are sure to have a moment full of absolute romance with further privacy of a secluded island. This is a modern paradise. Behind the scenes, you’ll have a dedicated team of experts in the art of hospitality. Michelin-starred chefs, award-winning designers, trainers and wellness professionals, playmates for the young ones – and young at heart.

Nancy suggests Calivigny Island to couples looking for the ultimate private island destination in the Caribbean. This island is for the newlyweds who would like their time custom-designed from them with an extraordinary staff ready to deliver the perfect honeymoon.


The Brando, French Polynesia


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Once owned by Tahitian royalty and later Marlon Brando, this hotel is a love song to the South Pacific…the kind of place with the palest blue lagoon, and villas hidden in trees. The all-inclusive resort features 35 deluxe villas each with its own private beach area and plunge pool. Designed to reflect Polynesian lifestyle and culture, it has caught the eye of many celebrities like Barack and Michelle Obama and royal sister-in-law Pippa Middleton, who spent her honeymoon at the property in 2017.

Nancy suggests The Brando for couples seeking an exclusive private island retreat in French Polynesia and enjoys menus created by 2 star Michelin Chef. This is for couples looking to experience laidback luxury in a remote and secluded location.


Andronis Honeymoon, Santorini, Greece


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Wrap your romance in a veil of luxury at the best honeymoon hotel in Santorini, in Andronis Honeymoon Suites for exclusivity, privacy & a great location. 
Perched along a cliff in the heart of Fira, Santorini’s capital, Andronis Honeymoon offers two different types of exclusive adults-only suites with mesmerizing views overlooking the deep blue Aegean Sea, Skaros, the old harbor and dramatic volcanic inlets. Luxurious and pampering amenities are here to offer the ideal backdrop to your most important: your love.

Nancy suggests Andronis Honeymoon to couples desiring stunning sea and caldera views and prefers boutique hotels.  Wine lovers will love the wine tasting by their own sommelier accompanied with special pairing dishes from their executive chef.


Villa La Massa, Florence, Italy


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A late Renaissance villa nestled in a meander of the River Arno just five miles from the historic center of Florence and now a wonderful hotel, Villa La Massa easily fulfills the wishes of those who long for a haven of peace and classical, luxurious beauty. From the perfectly preserved renaissance architecture to its river-side position, the views of Tuscan hills, cypresses and olive groves, everything about this hotel seems to have come from a fairy tale. With its 4 ochre and pink-colored villas and their 51 rooms and suites, each superbly furnished in the traditional Florentine style, Villa La Massa is the perfect place to rest after your wedding shenanigans.

Nancy suggests Villa La Massa for couples looking to stay in the enchanting Tuscan countryside with the warmth of one’s own private luxurious country home. Couples can shuttle into Florence for the day and then return to Villa La Massa to be surrounded by tranquil green hills,  superb views of the Arno and can shuttle.


GAIA Boutique Hotel & Reserve, Costa Rica


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Gaia Hotel & Reserve is a sophisticated luxury boutique beach hotel nestled in the pristine coastal forests of Costa Rica, which teem with spectacular and rare wildlife and fringe the Pacific Ocean. The hotel is located in a vast haven of lowland forests in which proliferates spectacular and unique wildlife. The stylish suites and villas, including spacious studios, family suites and two-bedroom villas, are sophisticated rather than rustic, featuring king-sized beds, flatscreen TVs, sleek granite bathrooms and polished wooden floors. Many have huge balconies or private rooftop terraces, perfect for taking in the views over the lush green rainforest and the Pacific Ocean.

Nancy suggests GAIA Boutique Hotel and reserve for couples looking for a stylish boutique resort convenient to exploring Manuel Antonio National Park. Honeymooners will enjoy personalized attentive service in an exclusive and private location.


Secret Bay – Dominica


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Tucked away on the unspoiled nature island of Dominica, Secret Bay is an award-winning boutique resort with just six sustainable luxury villas immersed in nature and designed to capture the luxury of time and space. With intimate and personalized service that caters to guest preferences and privacy, Secret Bay is the perfect getaway for a Caribbean honeymoon, private beach wedding or otherwise secluded holiday of a lifetime.

An award-winning six-star all-villa rainforest resort experience, featuring secluded clifftop residential-style villas with private plunge pools, dedicated villa hosts, on-call concierge, chefs and guides, secret beaches and transformative experiences curated just for you.

Nancy suggests Secret Bay to newlyweds wanting to stay a nature lover’s paradise with stunning Caribbean views. A Secret Bay honeymoon is for the couple seeking a hand-in-hand transformational experience on an unspoiled island.  Couples looking for personalized service and a secluded honeymoon of a lifetime.


Hotel Wailea, Maui Hawaii


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An intimate 5-star enclave set within the most exclusive resort community on Maui, Hotel Wailea boasts 180-degree, unobstructed ocean views of three Hawaiian Islands, breathtaking mountain scenery, and 15 acres of Zen-inspired landscaped grounds comprised of tropical gardens, cascading waterfalls and winding pathways.

The only luxury adults-only resort in Hawaii, this peaceful retreat is nestled within a lush tropical hillside perched 300 feet above the sea, with convenient access to island adventures by day – from beaches, water sports and golf to restaurants and shopping – and luxurious tranquility by night. Perfect for honeymoons, proposals, weddings and anniversaries, the Treehouse offers a magical, one-of-a-kind experience.

Nancy suggests Hotel Wailea for honeymooners looking to relax at a luxurious tropical paradise that is both peaceful and intimate and where the spirit of aloha is fully embraced.


Imanta Punta de Mita , Mexico


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It’s a boutique hotel in the middle of 250 hectares of a lush rain forest and a beautiful private beach. They have 12 keys: 2 Casonas (Villas with three rooms with a full kitchen and private pool) and 10 Homes (Suites of 230 m2 of construction, most of them with private pools). The resort has two restaurants: Tzamaika, which offers breakfast, lunch and dinner on the beach and Tukipa Restaurant, which offers haute cuisine dinner. The Terrace-Bar Observatory, which has a swimming pool. They also have a Spa and Temazcal service to complement your well-being during your stay.

Nancy suggests Imanta Punta de Mita for couples looking to stay at a remote luxury lush property offering an intimate and unique experience, similar to entering your own private jungle reserve.


Hotel Christopher St. Barth


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If you find yourself dreaming of a trip to a romantic and exotic Caribbean Hotel with your other half, look no further. Nestled between crystal clear waters and Pointe Milou, protected by trade winds, Christopher St. Barth offers astonishing views of the Caribbean Sea and neighboring islands. Imagine a large house with a timeless, elegant design in the style of a contemporary loft.  An ideal retreat, hip and casual, easygoing for its guests so that they feel comfortable and feel right at home.

Nancy suggests Hotel Christopher to couples looking for modern French design, tropical vibes, elegance and charm. This hotel is for couples who want to honeymoon further from the nightlife and prefer lounging by an elegant pool to the beach. For spa-loving couples, their prestigious Sisley Spa was voted Caribbean’s Best Hotel Spa in St. Barths by World Spa.


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