For newlyweds searching for a peaceful beach honeymoon to perfectly end their wedding journey, here are three great choices:
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora You can’t get a room—or view—much cooler than the ones in these over-the-water bungalows (above) perched over the turquoise waters of the South Pacific. And with Four Seasons amenities that rank second to none, you’ll feel like you’ve died and gone to heaven. This quintessential tropical paradise offers snorkeling, parasailing, waterskiing, tennis, catamaran cruises and luxurious spa treatments, but we suggest savoring every minute in that bungalow. It’s not often that you’ll be able to live it up and lounge in such style. Rates start at $675 per night.
Curtain Bluff For another special resort that’s a bit closer to home, there’s the Curtain Bluff Resort on the Caribbean island of Antigua. Curtain Bluff is an all-inclusive boutique resort that offers gourmet cuisine with a menu that changes nightly, scuba diving, reef snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, water-skiing, tennis and ziplining—all at no additional charge. Enjoy a private dinner on the beach or reserve the spa relaxation deck where you can savor champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries in a Jacuzzi that peers across to the island of Montserrat. This laid-back resort has been offering barefoot luxury since 1962, under the same ownership and management, making this a Caribbean classic. All of the 72 rooms have ocean views. Rates start at $715 per night. 888-289-9898; curtainbluff.com.
Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts If you want to be assured of sunny weather, head to Aruba and the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts, a couples-only boutique hotel that has been named one of the world’s most romantic resorts by TripAdvisor. Located on the white-powder sands of Eagle Beach, one of the “Dream Beaches of the World,” Bucuti offers 104 rooms, a freshwater infinity pool and the Intermezzo Spa. Rates start at $308 per night. 888-428-2884; bucuti.com.