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The Best Honeymoon Hotels In The World

Whether it's a safari, city or beach break, if you're looking for one of the best hotels in the world for your honeymoon, look no further!

If you’re dreaming of a once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon, then our pick of the best hotels in the world is the ideal place to start planning.

Whether you’re after an African safari, Costa Rican jungle escape or Parisian city break, there’s something for everyone at these gorgeous honeymoon hotels.


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We’ve rounded up the 10 best hotels in the world that are worth splashing out on for your honeymoon.

1. Sandals Grande St Lucian, St Lucia


Naturally the Caribbean had to make the list, and taking the top spot is Sandals Grande St Lucian. Situated on its own peninsula, the hotel is one of three Sandals resorts in St Lucia, the paradise island famous for Les Pitons, twin volcanic spires that are the picture-perfect backdrop to all your honeymoon photos.

This romantic luxury resort couldn’t make you feel more in love, with extras like butler service, couples’ massages on the beach and even the first overwater villas in St Lucia. You’ll never tire of things to do to explore the island’s beauty: try complimentary scuba diving and water sports, spend a day at one of their two golf courses or on a skippered yacht, take a cooking class or go on a volcano jeep safari.

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Sandals have a fantastic ‘Play at 3’ programme which allows you to use the facilities at all three of their luxury all-inclusive resorts, opening up 27 restaurants for you to choose from and making you feel like you get three holidays in one.

2. Ulusaba, Kruger National Park, South Africa


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Perched high on a hill in the Sabi Sands Reserve, the lodges at Ulusaba offer panoramic views over miles of South Africa’s finest national park. From game drives and safari walks to stargazing excursions at their own private bush observatory, there’s a huge amount to see and do here (although there’s a spa too if you just want to relax). If you want to do some good on your honeymoon, there’s even a chance to volunteer at the nearby children’s school and in local community projects.

Owned by Sir Richard Branson, this game reserve hotel is a fantastic choice for adventurous honeymooners.

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3. Four Seasons Bora Bora, Tahiti


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Picture paradise and an overwater bungalow at the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is it. Standing in the shadow of Mount Otemanu, their dedicated couple’s experiences are ones you’ll never forget.

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From a champagne dinner on a private white-sand island to a snorkelling safari and couple’s spa treatments where you can look down in the exotic fish-filled waters of the lagoon below, this hotel is one of the best in the world for couples.

4. Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra, India


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If you’re after one of the best hotels in the world that gazes over one of the modern wonders of the world, then look no further than Oberoi Amarvilas which offers views over the famous Taj Mahal from nearly every window.

This is the height of luxury: from the opulent interiors to world-class restaurants to the 24-hour butler service that comes as standard in every room. The hotel can arrange a private star-lit dinner in their poolside pavilions (with stunning views of the Taj, naturally) for honeymooners.

5. Keemala, Phuket, Thailand


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Nestled in the Kamala rainforest, this luxury resort is a little sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of Phuket. Keemala’s holistic philosophy is one of healing spas, home-grown cuisine – which you can learn to cook – and an eco-friendly ethos (although it’s close enough to the lively Patong Beach for those couples who want a mix of relaxing and activity).

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Of all their 38 villas, it’s the architectural wonder of the Bird’s Nest Villas that are our favourite, with their lap pools jutting out over the rainforest and offering views across the Andaman Sea.

6. Baros, Maldives


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If you love the water, then Baros in the Maldives is perfect. With a stunning house reef just outside the hotel and 30 world class dive spots within 50 minutes by boat, you’re be spoiled for choice at this hotel – perched on a secluded island in a crystal clear lagoon.

After snorkelling and scuba diving, you can try paddle boarding, water-skiing and windsurfing, or just take out one of their transparent kayaks to admire the coral reefs below. After all that, you’ll be in need of a break at their blissful Serenity Spa or one of their complimentary yoga classes.

7. La Réserve Hotel and Spa, Paris, France


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The exclusive La Réserve has gained itself a reputation as one of the best hotels in the world and it’s easy to see one. This sumptuously finished hotel is a peaceful gem among the busy streets of Paris, with Michelin-starred dining, a luxury spa and a huge wine list.

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But the first thing you’ll notice is the view; overlooking the Eiffel Tower, Grand Palais and Pantheon and a stone’s throw from the Champs-Elysées, there’s no finer spot to wake up. For the ultimate romantic experience in the City of Love, La Réserve is for you.

8. Pacuare Lodge, Costa Rica


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This is no ordinary rainforest escape. Pacuare Lodge is hidden deep in the Costa Rican jungle and offers a proper back-to-nature stay. That doesn’t mean there isn’t any pampering, but rooms are electricity-free for the ultimate digital detox (wifi is available in the lobby so you can still Instagram), food from their own organic farm is on the menu, and you arrive and leave on a raft.

This is one of the best hotels in the world for thrillseekers: explore the jungle on a beautiful hike, go horseback riding, zip-lining or white-water rafting.

9. Grace Santorini, Greece


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Settled above Santorini’s famous Caldera and carved out of the clifftop, Grace Santorini’s infinity pool is famed for offering some of the most breathtaking views you can find on the island.

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This boutique hotel is a great choice for fitness-loving couples, with daily complimentary yoga sessions in their dedicated studio, and fresh and flavourful food, inspired by the surrounding Greek villages. At night, you can take in their legendary sunsets by the buzzing pool bar or arrange a private sunset island cruise.

10. L’Hôtel Marrakech, Morocco


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British designer Jasper Conran has turned his hand to hotels in this luxury venture and he couldn’t have got it more right. This intimate Riad, with just five suites, is a charming oasis from the bustle of Marrakech’s medina and Souk, while keeping you close to the action of the vibrant Jemaa El Fna square.


The whitewash walls, peaceful courtyard and elegant décor of L’Hôtel Marrakech give a feeling of utter serenity and relaxation. Unwind with views of the snowcapped Atlas Mountains from the roof terrace or enjoy a drink under the flower-laden pergola. This is thirties glamour at its best and truly romantic.

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If you can’t decide on a honeymoon destination or are waiting a bit after your wedding, then you might want to consider a short mini-moon in the UK first. Check out our favourite 29 places to mini-moon in the UK or our pick of the 17 best mini-moon hotels in Scotland.