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Julia Eskins, Contributor

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Honeymoons are the grand finale of the wedding planning experience, and just like the main event, they’ve become more elaborate and personalized than ever before. Rather than just jetting off for a few days after the nuptials, more couples are opting to save and plan for a trip of epic portions. And what better way to achieve that than by booking an all-inclusive resort that can guarantee excellent service and relaxation in a dream destination of your choosing? From adults-only hotels to private islands that cater to couples with romantic experiences, the world’s best all-inclusive honeymoon resorts help you celebrate your love in style.

Whether it be splashing out on an overwater bungalow at the stunning Kudadoo Maldives, embarking on a shared experience like scuba diving at Jamaica’s Sandals Dunn’s River, or indulging in a week of revitalizing spa treatments at the serene Miraval Arizona Resort And Spa, these properties include everything from gratuities to amenities in their packages, so that you can let the wedding stress melt away as soon as you check in. Below, we’ve outlined the best all-inclusive honeymoon resorts around the world that strike the perfect balance between relaxation and adventure.


Best All-Inclusive Honeymoon Resort Overall: Jade Mountain

Jade Mountain

Who Will Love It: Couples looking for an architecturally stunning escape with panoramic views, impeccable service, and delicious dining

All-Star Amenities: Private infinity pools; Frette bathrobes; 24-hour butler service; nightly turndown service with artisanal chocolates

What Not To Miss: The Jazzy Champagne Sunset Cruise on Thursdays

Location: Soufrière, St. Lucia

The legendary view from Jade Mountain Resort’s 24 infinity pool “sanctuaries” never gets old—so much so that some couples opt to stay in the privacy of their suite for the duration of their honeymoon (the record is five whole days). Each space features an open fourth wall to create a feeling of being immersed in nature, with St. Lucia’s twin volcanic peaks, The Pitons, and the Caribbean Sea below forming a dazzling panorama. With your “major domo” (butler) available to coordinate everything from private dinners to in-room massages, it’s easy to stay in the love bubble.

But couples craving adventure and culture will find no lack of things to do beyond their front door, including diving and snorkeling among colorful coral reefs, jungle biking, or visiting the property’s Emerald Farm Estate to discover the organic produce and cacao trees that supply the restaurants and on-site chocolate lab. Make your own truffles in a bean-to-bar workshop, take a vegan cooking class, or visit the coral nurseries while keeping an eye out for sea turtles. As a bonus, guests at Jade Mountain Resort can enjoy access to sister property Anse Castanet’s restaurants, bars, two pristine beaches, spa, and special programming like “eat ‘em to beat ‘em” lionfish dinners on a beach just steps away from the serenity of your sanctuary.


Best High-End All-Inclusive Honeymoon Resort: The Brando

The Brando

Who Will Love It: Nature lovers seeking a luxurious escape with a Hollywood history

All-Star Amenities: Private beachfront villas with plunge pools; organic bath products; snorkeling equipment; cruiser bikes

What Not To Miss: A massage in the spa’s “Fare Manu” treetop nest designed specifically for couples

Location: Tetiaroa Island, French Polynesia

In the realm of eco-luxury, Marlon Brando’s private island reigns supreme. Located on a secluded atoll that was once a sacred getaway for Tahitian royalty, The Brando invites a lucky few to experience the serenity of this tropical paradise. With just 35 villas on white-sand beaches surrounded by a calm lagoon with coral reefs, the resort is a haven for newlyweds looking for privacy and pristine nature. Thanks to an impressive conservation program led by the Tetiaroa Society, invasive species like mosquitos and rats have been eradicated from the atoll, allowing the ecosystem to thrive.

Guests can explore its history and future on one of the many tours around the atoll and surrounding motus (islets) that are home to rare bird species and archaeological sites. A honeymoon at The Brando wouldn’t be complete without some pampering, and the spa is one of the best in French Polynesia. Opt for a massage treatment in one of the nest-like pods built in harmony with nature. Then, spend your evenings sampling delicious cuisine at the property’s many restaurants overseen by French chef Jean Imbert.


Best Beachfront All-Inclusive Honeymoon Resort: Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana

Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana

Who Will Love It: Honeymooners who value an adults-only beach resort with ample amenities

All-Star Amenities: A water park with lazy rivers and slides; 25 restaurants and bars; swim-up suites

What Not To Miss: Cocktails at The One Eyed Cat martini bar

Location: Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

If your idea of a perfect honeymoon includes sugar-sand beaches, waterpark-style pools, and more on-property bars and restaurants than you can count on two hands, look no further than the Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana. The 375-room adults-only resort is set on the pristine Juanillo Beach within a gated community of Cap Cana and comes with all the amenities you would expect from a 5-star resort and then some. Most guests spend most of their time dipping into the clear Caribbean waters while their beach butler brings them delicious tropical cocktails, but there are plenty of other draws on-site. Even if you’re not a fitness fanatic, you’ll want to check out the state-of-the-art gym (designed to look like a traditional rum distillery), as well as the spa complete with a hydrotherapy pool, waterfall, larimar stone lagoon and a Himalayan salt lounge. Book one of the oceanfront swim-up suites to gaze out at the picturesque beach from the privacy of your own oasis, but make sure to take a dip in all the pools (many of which have live music throughout the day).


Best All-Inclusive Honeymoon Resort For Spa Lovers: Miraval Arizona Resort And Spa

Miraval Arizona Resort And Spa

Who Will Love It: Wellness enthusiasts seeking a restorative desert escape

All-Star Amenities: 100+ wellness classes and experiences per week; outdoor showers; fire pits

What Not To Miss: The challenge course, which includes harnessed sky-high adventures including tightropes, zip lines, and the “quantum leap” pole climb

Location: Tucson, Arizona

While a wellness retreat in the desert might not be a traditional honeymoon destination, Miraval Arizona Resort and Spa often draws couples looking for a rejuvenating stay that nourishes the mind, body, and soul. The resort’s 400 acres at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains are breathtaking, and many believe the area is home to vortexes—centers of energy that can enhance meditation, self-discovery, and personal growth—which creates an alluring setting to start a new chapter together. Couples can look forward to farm-to-table dining featuring local ingredients and an impressive menu of spa treatments, from Ayurvedic massages to acupuncture. Many of the wellness classes are included in the rate, but guests also get a $175 daily credit to use for special fee-based experiences. The best part is you can choose your speed and style of wellness. Bond while navigating a thrilling outdoor adventure course or head to the ranch for horseback riding, equine therapy, and a newfound appreciation for nature and each other.


Best All-Inclusive Honeymoon Resort For Adventure: Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle

Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle

Who Will Love It: Wildlife lovers seeking a once-in-a-lifetime glamping experience

All-Star Amenities: Open-air rainforest showers; private outdoor terraces with scenic views; guided elephant excursions

What Not To Miss: A private candle-lit dinner at the elephant camp

Location: Golden Triangle, Thailand

With 15 prospector-style tents and one lodge set at the confluence of the Ruak and Mekong Rivers where Thailand, Burma (Myanmar), and Laos meet, Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle was made for intrepid travelers looking to channel their inner Indiana Jones. Wake up to the sounds of birds, go foraging, and connect with rescued elephants that you can bathe, feed, and interact with through the “My Elephant and I,” experience, which explores Thailand’s 4,000-year-old history with the magnificent creatures. The Bill Bensley-designed resort has no shortage of atmospheric spaces to enjoy romantic moments, from Camp’s Peak to the open-air Burma Bar (where you’ll likely want to sip a lemongrass martini while watching the sunset). Dining in your sumptuous tent, outfitted with 19th-century-inspired furniture, deep soaker tubs, and panoramic views, is also a good idea. Continue your sensory journey with spa treatments infused with local herbs on a platform overlooking the jungle valley. The resort offers a three-night adventure package that includes everything from airport transfers to special excursions, allowing you and your loved one to completely unwind.


Best All-Inclusive Honeymoon Resort For Privacy: Ambergris Cay

Amergris Cay

Who Will Love It: Beach lovers seeking a tranquil luxury escape

All-Star Amenities: Tennis courts; complimentary air transfers; electric bikes and golf carts; in-villa telescope and binoculars

What Not To Miss: Visiting the floating Hangover Bar on Little Ambergris Cay

Location: Ambergris Cay, Turks and Caicos

The mere mention of Turks and Caicos instantly conjures up the image of an island with powdery white sand and aquamarine water. This—paired with its proximity to the United States—makes it an obvious choice for mini-moons and stress-free honeymoons, and those looking for a real-life version of their fantasy will find it at Ambergris Cay. The private island resort boasts just 17 villas and eight bungalows available to rent on an all-inclusive basis. You won’t find any bustling nightclubs here—just 1,100 acres of mostly untouched land and serene waters that are ideal for swimming and snorkeling.

Those seeking barefoot luxury will want to book one of the beachfront abodes complete with heated plunge pools, a setting so divine you’ll likely want to enjoy most of your meals here. Fortunately, that can be arranged. Personalization is the name of the game at Ambergris, which focuses on made-to-order meals like grilled lobster to vegan feasts. If you want to get active, there’s plenty to see and do—from private tennis lessons to kayaking and paddleboarding to deserted cays. Evenings on the island are equally magical, whether you choose to wine and dine at the restaurant or savor a tasting menu for two under the stars.


Best All-Inclusive Honeymoon Resort For Foodies: Grand Velas Los Cabos

Grand Velas Los Cabos

Who Will Love It: Travelers who value gourmet dining options

All-Star Amenities: Private plunge pools; jacuzzis; daily stocked premium minibars

What Not To Miss: The 10-course tasting menu at Cocina de Autor

Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

All-inclusive resorts aren’t typically associated with fine dining, but Grand Velas Los Cabos Resort is challenging that notion with experiences tailored to gourmands. Guests can sample a different cuisine every night of the week—be it French, Italian, or Mexican—at the resort’s seven restaurants, which make a point of sourcing the freshest local ingredients and top culinary talent from Mexico and beyond. Most notably, chef Sidney Schutte of Amber, who gained experience in Michelin-starred kitchens throughout Europe and Asia, helms the property’s high-end venue, Cocina de Autor. With the Sea of Cortez right at the property’s doorstep, seafood is the star of the show (and various yacht experiences invite guests to dine on the water).

The all-suite property is a natural fit for newlyweds thanks to its well-appointed rooms with private terraces and plunge pools. Those who book a honeymoon package can also enjoy perks like a welcome bottle of Champagne and a floating tray of aphrodisiac canapés to kick off the celebration. Later, head out on the resort’s yacht to swim, snorkel, and spot breaching whales before capping off your stay with a private dinner on the beach.


Best All-Inclusive Honeymoon Resort For Amenities: Sandals Dunn’s River

Sandals Dunn’s River

Who Will Love It: Couples seeking a lavish Caribbean paradise with contemporary suites, pools, and dining experiences

All-Star Amenities: PADI-certified scuba diving and equipment; 24/7 room service and butler service; five pools and two lazy rivers; suites with rooftop terraces, private pools, outdoor soaking tubs, and telescopes

What Not To Miss: Dunn’s Rum Club for Jamaican craft cocktails

Location: Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Sandals Resorts has been synonymous with adults-only all-inclusive vacations since the brand debuted its first resort in Jamaica in the 1980s. In recent years, the chain has been evolving into what it calls “Sandals 2.0.” with a new focus on high-end design, luxe amenities and unique dining concepts. Perhaps the most exciting iteration of this can be found in Ocho Rios, where the all-new Sandals Dunn’s River opened in May 2023. The 260-room resort boasts a stunning selection of new suites, including Jamaica’s first “SkyPool Suites” featuring pools that span the length of the balconies, as well as Rondoval Butler Suites with private pools and open-air rooftops.

Mineral-rich water from the nearby Dunn’s River Falls flows throughout the resort, including into the pools surrounding Red Lane Spa and what’s now Jamaica’s largest pool at 18,600 square feet. While there are plenty of places to dip and soak on the 25-acre property, divers and snorkelers won’t want to miss a chance to explore the reefs (or get their scuba certification). In between the fun, guests can eat their way around the world at 12 dining venues, including French restaurant L’Amande, the Jerk Shack on the beach, and Blum, a cafe serving artisanal specialties like nitro cold brew and pour-over coffee from the nearby Blue Mountains.


Best All-Inclusive Honeymoon Resort With Overwater Bungalows: Kudadoo Maldives

Kudadoo Maldives

Who Will Love It: Design lovers seeking a sleek and eco-conscious overwater paradise

All-Star Amenities: Private infinity pools; unlimited spa treatments and excursions, fully stocked minibar; 24/7 butler service; wine cellar and cheese room; eco bath amenities

What Not To Miss: The Maldives first Himalayan salt cave experience at the spa

Location: Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives

The Maldives has no shortage of honeymoon-worthy overwater bungalows, but Kudadoo Maldives takes the extravagance of luxuriating over sapphire blue waters to a whole new level of excellence. Entirely powered by solar panels, the private island resort designed by award-winning architect Yuji Yamazaki is as eco-conscious as it is beautiful. Each of the 15 residences features sumptuous materials like oak wood floors from sustainably managed forests, as well as all the latest tech bells and whistles—from energy-efficient cooling systems to a Bang & Olufsen surround sound system.

Large sliding doors divide over 3,200 square feet of indoor-outdoor living space, which you’ll appreciate even more when you see your stunning private infinity pool and the surrounding crystal clear lagoon. With an “anything, anytime, anywhere” approach to luxury, the resort offers guests unlimited spa treatments, delicious dining and activities ranging from guided jet skiing to dolphin cruises. Opt to dine at the restaurant, on a nearby island, or in your residence; those looking for even more options can visit sister resort Hurawalhi, home to the world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant, which is just a short boat ride away.


Best All-Inclusive Honeymoon Resort For Relaxation: Vomo Island Fiji

Vomo Island Fiji

Who Will Love It: Discerning travelers seeking a private island retreat imbued with Fijian charm

All-Star Amenities: L’Occitane bath products; tennis courts; nine-hole golf course; yoga and fitness classes

What Not To Miss: The Fijian party on Thursday nights

Location: Vomo Island, Fiji

Time seems to stand still in Fiji, and this is especially felt on Vomo Island’s private sandy shores. Situated within the unspoiled Mamanuca Island group, the resort is easily accessible from the Nadi International Airport by boat, seaplane, or a very-much-worth-it helicopter ride. And once you get here, you’ll feel like you’re a million miles away from it all. While the resort caters to both couples and families looking for all-inclusive packages, it boasts several adults-only spaces, including the Rocks Beach Club complete with an infinity pool, restaurant, and bar perfectly positioned for sunsets over the South Pacific islands. You may also want to maroon yourselves on the sister island of Vomo Lailai, bookable by only one couple per day for private picnics (just radio when you’re ready to return to civilization). A slew of activities and entertainment, like Fijian cultural nights and daily snorkeling safaris, are included in the rate, along with meals. Most honeymooners opt to stay in the hillside villas, which offer privacy, tranquility, and unforgettable views of the surrounding turquoise waters.


About Julia Eskins, Your All-Inclusive Honeymoon Resort Guide

I have been writing and editing travel and lifestyle content for over a decade, with a focus on luxury hotels, innovative sustainability initiatives, and immersive cultural and wellness experiences. Along the way, I have explored over 50 countries, lived in five (Canada, Portugal, Finland, Germany, and Mexico), and stayed at hundreds of hotels and resorts, including many all-inclusives. No matter where I go, I’ll always track down the best cup of coffee, sunset viewpoint, and local vegetarian restaurants. In addition to Forbes Vetted, my travel guides, reviews, and feature stories have also appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, National Geographic, Travel + Leisure, Vogue, Bloomberg Pursuits, Lonely Planet, Time, The Globe and Mail, Afar, Elle Canada, BBC Travel, Architectural Digest, and more.

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