32 Honeymoons That Scream Complete Luxury

Love enjoying the finer things in life? Check out these over-the-top, luxurious destinations.

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If there was ever an excuse to go all out and treat yourself to a luxurious vacation, a honeymoon is just the ticket! From private villas to Jacuzzis, and even private islands, there's no shortage of over-the-top, elaborate, luxurious locations to choose from for you and your partner.

While there are so many different honeymoon ideas to choose from, we helped narrow down your search.

Read on as we break down 32 of the best honeymoon destinations all over the world:

1. A multi-level suite on the open ocean

Imagine this: a private Jacuzzi with you and your newlywed overlooking one of the many world's bodies of water. Onboard Celebrity Cruise Ship's new boat, The EDGE, couples can stay in one of their exclusive villas. Double stories, and features a private balcony with a Jacuzzi, this villa screams luxury.


If the accommodations weren't enough, each villa is granted a private concierge with an assigned butler and private dining options reserved for the cruise's suites. 

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2. A private villa in Mendoza, Argentina wine country 

If you and your partner consider yourselves massive wine fans, you may have met your paradise in Casa De Uco Vineyards & Wine Resort. Couples can enjoy the luxuries in the resort's private villas overlooking the Andes Mountains, Cordon del Plata, and expansive vineyards.

Each villa is also accompanied by a rooftop terrace with a private tub, perfect for gazing at the night sky and an astonishing amount of stars. Bonus: if you and your partner want to get into the wine business, guests can purchase a percentage of the vineyard to produce their very own wine! 


3. A personal pool in Mayakoba, Mexico 

While Cancun may be packed with spring breakers, and Tulum with Instagram influencers, there's a beautiful oasis hidden between the two. Mayakoba provides a mix of lush jungle and white sandy beaches. Full of luxury resorts, this Mexican Rivera location is the epitome of luxury.

Of the many hotels and resorts, the one we're talking about is the Banyan Tree Mayakoba.

This hotel's decor takes you to the middle of Southeast Asia, like the jungles of Thailand. Their beachfront pool villas come with a stunning view of the ocean and a private pool for you and your partner. Make sure to take note of the outdoor tub, big enough for two, where the hotel's spa provides luxury private bath draws with candles and roses. 

4. A stunning suite in the city that never sleeps 

If you're a fan of luxury, no place caters to a person more than New York City. New York City houses more of the world's billionaires than anywhere else in the world.


If you're looking for a once-in-a-lifetime, luxurious experience, consider the Hotel Plaza Athenee New York. Located just one block from Central Park, and one block from the 2-Michelin Star restaurant Daniel, Plaza Athenee feels less like a hotel and more like a luxurious home in one of the world's wealthiest zip codes. 

Each of the hotel's 26 suites displays its sense of individual décor and unique ambiance. For the ultimate upgrade, honeymooners can opt for the Penthouse suite which includes both a solarium and a large outdoor terrace.

5. A sanctuary nestled in the Arizona mountains

The famed Scottsdale luxury resort is an idyllic location for romance. Featuring 53 acres (!) of paradise perched amid the jaw-dropping landscape of Camelback Mountain, the name of the resort — The Sanctuary at Camelback Mountain — is very literal: it is, indeed, a sanctuary.

Each private Camelback suite features a terrace with mountain views, glass rock fireplaces, and spacious sky-lit bathrooms with sleek metallic tiling and an oversized luxurious soaking tub (don't forget the rose petals!).


For a truly luxurious upgrade, consider the Camelback Villas, which were created to be private enclaves within the resort. The Villa del Sol, in particular, boasts a 3,500 square foot, four-bedroom home plus the option of four private Terrace casitas — all draped with stunning mountain views, of course. 

And honeymooners get hungry, too! Brunch at any hour on Sunday at Elements, the luxurious restaurant overlooking the resort's infinity pool, where executive chef and Food Network star Beau MacMillan’s seasonal brunch features an expansive a la carte menu of sweet and savory delicacies to please every palate — we recommend the pumpkin-spiced yogurt parfait. 

6. A private train car through Japan

Japan's high-speed trains are on many individuals' bucket lists. They're one of kind, always on time, and expand across the entire nation. While many couples may buy a transit pass (weekly or monthly, depending on the honeymoon), why not travel in complete luxury with a sleeper train aboard Shiki Shima's train suites.

Not only is your trip planned out perfectly with the help of their experts and concierge service, but you're also able to venture through the untouched parts of Japan through a luxury train experience (whether in your room, lounge, or the beautiful dining center). We recommend traveling in the fall months (late October and early November) when the leaves are various shades of yellow, orange, and red.


7. Couple's junk boat cruising through Halong Bay 

Imagine setting sail on your honeymoon, with a backdrop so beautiful it inspired movies like Avatar and Pan (because it's the closest representation to Neverland). Now take that idea, and up-the-luxury times ten with your own private Junk-boat.

On the coast of Vietnam is a paradise called Halong Bay, filled with floating islets that span across the water. Companies like Victory Star Private Junk Boat will take you and your newlywed across the bay and create the most magical honeymoon you could ever imagine. 

8. A Medieval castle in the heartland of Ireland 

When do we think of luxurious living, who comes to mind? I don't know about you, but we think of Royal families (like Kate and Meghan). Why not live like a queen or princess and stay in a castle, full of history and prestige?

The Ballyfin Demesne is one of the most renowned castle-turned-hotels in the world. Nominated as a AA Ireland Hotel of the Year in 2018, it constantly ranks as one of the must-stay locations of Ireland. 


9. Overwater bungalow on the Islands of the Maldives 

If it's luxurious enough for Becca Kurfrin’s season of The Bachelorette, we're sure it'll work for us mere mortals too. Becca and her soon-to-be fiance, Garrett, stayed at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa, the Maldives during the filming of the finale episode (which included the grant proposal).

Taking up its private island, the resort offers pristine beaches, unique jungle settings, and dream villas. The presidential villa nestles in its luxurious environment with its private walkway entrance, a spacious deck with a private infinity pool, direct access to the ocean, a separate living room, yoga pavilion, and even its spa treatment room to let guests relax without leaving the villa. 

10. Summer retreat tucked into the heart of Tuscany 

We've probably all used Airbnb to save a few pennies and stay at the desired destination for a fraction of the cost of a hotel room. Now, imagine the possibility of using an Airbnb to lavishly live in some of the world's most luxurious and romantic destinations all over the world, like Italy.

Enjoy a summer retreat in Tuscany with your partner after saying I-do with the help of Airbnb Luxe. Some residences include in-house chefs and housekeeping, to feel like you're escaping to a home-away-from-home. 


11. Southern charm meets luxury in the heart of Charleston

Located at the very heart of downtown Charleston, in the historic district, and within walking distance of all the major attractions, Belmond Charleston Place is the perfect base for a city adventure.

They effortlessly blend gentility and old-world charm with a leading-edge spa and innovative cuisine. Every last detail is pure Southern opulence exactly as you've envisioned it — from the regal waterfall horses greeting you upon entrance to the double free-floating staircase in the lobby that's simply begging for a Scarlett O'Hara moment.

For a true honeymoon experience, book the club room suite, available by private access only and occupying the p two floors of the hotel with stunning city views. The two-story club Lounge has an expanded marble bar and plush seating where you can enjoy all-day complimentary food and beverage service, including afternoon tea and evening hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and cocktails.

12. A private helicopter transfer to the Burj Al Arab in Dubai

If basking in true, upscale (and expensive) luxury, look no further than the amenities and services offered in the UAE. Cities like Dubai are flooded with the most impressive luxuries you could ever imagine, but nothing tops the Burj Al Arab.


One of the most exclusive hotels in the world, unless staying on the property you're not allowed on site. Guests are also given access to the private beaches and high-end (world-renowned) restaurants in the hotel as well. But if looking to experience the entire first-class luxury amenities, get flown directly from the airport to the Heli-pad in a helicopter. 

13. A private island in Tahiti 

The Brando Hotel is located on its very own private island amid Tahiti. If you were to imagine a luxurious paradise, this beautiful location in the middle of Polynesia would exceed any expectations.

Secluded in your island of white sandy beaches and lush jungles are 1+ bedroom suites that encapsulate what it's like to have blissful island living. Each accommodation is created to entertain a flow of both indoor and outdoor living. How do you get to this island? Private air shuttle, of course! Travel from Tahiti to Tetiaroa is operated by Air Tetiaroa — the exclusive provider of passenger service to the island.  

14. A private yacht for two, sailing through Croatia 

You've never seen a true sunset until you've witnessed one over the Adriatic Sea, off the coast of Croatia. What better way to see one of these iconic sunsets than a fantastic cruising itinerary away from the craziness of the Mediterranean’s summer scene?


Private Yacht companies like PELORUS will explore the Roman town of Pula, heading out into the forest in search of truffles, with wine tasting and a gourmet picnic in the hills. In Brijuni National Park, made up of 14 protected islands, guests can even go ashore at Veliki to see the dinosaur footprints and hike to a Bronze Age settlement. 

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15. City penthouse with views overlooking the Eiffel Tower

Talk about luxury and taking in the views! Shangri-La Hotel, Paris is located in the 16th arrondissement in the former palace of Napoleon Bonaparte’s grandnephew, Roland Bonaparte, and boasts “reach out and touch” Eiffel Tower views (the best in the city). The stunning hotel is a true palace, completely restored from its original beauty and listed in the Historic Register since 2009.

If the hotel wasn't enough, La Suite Shangri-La is located on the top floor of the hotel and would be the perfect home base for a Parisian honeymoon. The suite’s interior walls are covered in pearlescent Lelièvre panels, complementing Canova's drapes and art deco details. The suite looks down on Gustave Eiffel’s former home and directly onto the first level of the Eiffel Tower.


16. Custom plane charter flying across the California coast

Imagine a West Coast Safari where you and your partner take a private plane and explore all along California's golden coast. A premier and private aviation company, Latitude 33 will take you on the ultimate luxurious honeymoon. The private jet excursion explores the best of the West Coast in the most elite, exploratory way.

You and your partner will be escorted through a diverse route of quintessential West Coast destinations including California’s finest (San Diego, Santa Barbara, Big Sur, Napa Valley), Jackson Hole, British Colombia, and Los Cabos Mexico. 

17. Access to the untouched rainforest in Costa Rica

Uvita is what they call “untouched” by tourism in Costa Rica, and thank goodness, because the beauty of this land (with its numerous picture-perfect beaches to explore, secret waterfalls, and glorious mountain views) should never be disturbed. At Vista Celestial, honeymooners can enjoy this “little heaven on earth,” as it's 2,000 feet above Costa Ballena, Costa Rica’s coastline with tropical settings all around.

To give a completely luxurious experience, the hotel provides one-of-a-kind services that honeymooners will feel like they’re the only people in the hotel. Not to mention, you might as well be the only people in the hotel, as there are only five villas located on the entire property. Each villa is suited with scenic views of the ocean and rainforest, which couples can enjoy from the comfort of their infinity pool or Jacuzzi. 


18. A private mansion along the beaches of Bali

For fans of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, you may recognize SOORI Bali. It's where Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, and their families stayed on their adventure over to Indonesia.

Bali is a beautiful island full of black sand beaches, lush jungle, and an incredible amount of culture and customs to experience. The SOORI Bali is a private home/accommodation that comes suited with a large and memorizing pool overlooking the beach. If it was luxurious enough for the Kardashians, it'll be like heaven on earth for everyone else.

19. A luxurious water park in the Middle East

Water parks and Middle Eastern deserts don't exactly go hand in hand, and neither do luxurious honeymoons and water parks. But we're not just referring to any (ordinary) water park — we're talking about the Atlantis, The Palm. Situated on the iconic Palm, one of Dubai’s famous man-made islands, Atlantis, The Palm is the tropical escape for honeymooners looking for a warm, romantic international getaway.

The five-star resort offers Dubai travelers an unparalleled luxury experience, complete with romantic rooms, chic date nights near the beach, and exquisite culinary options. Atlantis is a resort for couples looking for a variety of getaways, as the mixture of luxury, tranquility, and fun is compiled into one amazing package. 


20. Live like Versace at his former home in Miami

Villa Casa Casuarina, widely recognized as the former Versace Mansion, is one of South Beach’s (Miami) most storied locations and the perfect venue for a statement wedding. Originally built in 1930 and modeled on the mansion in Santo Domingo (that was built in 1510 by Christopher Columbus’ son), Gianni Versace purchased the property in 1992 as his residence.

To say he lavishly remodeled and expanded it is an understatement. Today, the Villa is a luxury boutique hotel, encompassing ten luxurious suites and a 54-foot-long pool lined with 24-karat gold and more than one million Italian mosaic tiles.

21. Explore a private beach on the Greek Isles 

Avoid the tourism overhaul in Mykonos and Santorini, and head somewhere remote, private, and luxurious. A brand new 5-star hotel Calilo just opened on an unspoiled remote island. Best of all, this luxurious island is a part of the Greek Isles.

Consisting of under thirty suites (all accompanied by private pools, picture-perfect views, and serene waterfalls), the resort and spa's island sits alongside a 300-meter beach named Papas Beach, which is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. 


22. Villa couples' massage overlooking the ocean in the BVI

Located in the British Virgin Island, Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina is rated a AAA Four-Diamond and is the first member of Marriott’s Autograph Collection in the Caribbean. Sitting on a serene 230-acre private island situated at the east end of Tortola and tucked into a rugged cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and neighboring islands (the perfect package).

For a truly luxurious honeymoon experience, guests can also book the “Honeymoon Bliss in the Caribbean” package which includes a six-night stay in an Ocean View One Bedroom Suite, daily breakfast for two, champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries upon arrival, a couple’s spa treatment at Ixora Spa, a romantic dinner on Donovan’s Beach, and daily turndown service.

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23. Stay at the largest penthouse Suite in Europe in Zürich

What could be more luxurious than staying in the largest known penthouse suite in Europe? The Zürich retreat by Giardino is a combination of urban luxury with the natural glowing view of the neighboring green Üetliberg mountain, making this a notable and must-visit five-star superior hotel.


This suite is a 1,975 square meter, 8-bedroom, 8-bathroom penthouse that also includes 2 salons, a shisha lounge, a fully equipped kitchen and dining room and two separate lifts, 24/7 butler service, a personal chef, and private spa treatments in the room. Could you ask for more? Well, if you want to step up your cuisine game, try dining at the 2 Michelin star restaurant Ecco Zürich.

24. Book a sanctuary overlooking Jade Mountain in St. Lucia 

Imagine luxury and serine coming together in joyous harmony. A fairytale, or just the St. Lucia’s Jade Mountain Resort? Honeymooners can stay cliff-side in a three-walled, open-air "sanctuary" each featuring private infinity pools, 15-foot high ceilings, and tropical hardwood hand-selected from the Rainforest of Guyana.

Notably, one of the most luxurious, high-end resorts in the Caribbean, the property is immersed in the destination's lush tropical environment. If you're one who can't stand to escape technology, you may want to think twice about this visit.

Couples might be surprised to learn there are no televisions, radios, or telephones. Travelers are given a cell phone used to dial their personal Major Domo (butler), who will cater to just about any demand.


25. A private chalet in the Alaskan wilderness

For the top of your honeymoon idea list, put down Sheldon Chalet at the top. Overlooking some of the most dramatic vistas in the Alaska Range, this new luxury destination is located on five private acres inside Denali National Park.

Not only is it luxurious, but adventure enthusiasts will also love the multitude of excursion options from expedition-style glacier treks, rappelling into a crevasse, igloo building, skiing around the Nunatak, or carving turns while sledding on Denali.

However, the most unique and luxurious aspect of your Alaskan stay will be sitting in your chalet enjoying the unparalleled views from the wrap-around windows, as the chalet is perched on a nunatak 6,000 feet above the Don Sheldon Amphitheatre on Denali’s Ruth Glacier. Your stay also comes with an expert team on hand including two guides, a chef, and a concierge.


26. Nestle in the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Canadian Rockies

Honeymooners searching for the height of luxury in the Canadian Rockies can enjoy the Fairmont Banff Springs’ Signature Suite Collection.

Located in the heart of Banff National Park in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Signature Suite Collection combines intimacy and sophistication, providing butler-inspired service, a private reception, and VIP concierge desk, signature in-room breakfast, and access to the award-winning Willow Stream Spa, and the exclusive Fairmont Gold lounge.

Be greeted on your honeymoon with hand-crafted beverages (upon arrival) and fresh-cut flower arrangements in your room.

27. Swim among historical ruins in Florence, Italy

Rooftop pools always scream luxurious living but imagine swimming (or relaxing) while looking out into the Florence skyline. The luxurious Grand Hotel Minerva sits on the expansive Piazza Santa Maria Novella overlooking the historic church and the iconic Duomo. 


If the views weren't luxurious enough, original works from the family’s art collection by the likes of Giuseppe Chiari and Emilio Greco adorn the walls and halls, and two historic “Frescoed Suites” boast original ceiling frescoes and doors dating back to the 1800s. As Florence's ancient history is one of the primal draws to the area, the Grand Hotel Minerva is a modern-day Urban Resort in the heart of Florence just steps from some of Italy’s most iconic attractions.

28. A private beach house on Turks and Caicos

The Skyridge Villa at Sailrock Resort in the Turks and Caicos is the ultimate private escape. Tucked away on the crest of the untouched peninsula, the Skyridge Villa offers a stunning 360-degree panoramic view and features three full en-suite bedrooms.

It also features a heated infinity pool with pool, a fully equipped chef’s kitchen, and full access to the resort’s beaches, infinity pool, spa cabanas, fitness facility, and dining options that are easily accessible via Skyridge Villa’s private compact car that’s available for the exclusive use of its guests during their stay.

29. Go glamping on the Bolivian Salt Flats

Ever dream of honeymooning on the Bolivian salt flats? The Kachi Lodge is the first luxury dome lodge on the Uyuni Salt Flats of Bolivia. Located at the foot of Tunupa volcano at an altitude of 11,800 feet, Kachi Lodge rises out of Bolivia’s Altiplano like a surreal space station.


Intentionally designed to offer stellar views of the world’s largest salt flats and the star-studded sky, the interiors have a minimalist setup that embraces the landscape’s natural setting. The individual pods offer their glamping-honeymoon guests the comfort of a hotel room with a private bathroom, plush and cozy bedding and stylish interior decoration.

30. Enjoy a luxurious bath with a view in Bhutan 

Gangtey Lodge is an extremely luxurious getaway set in the mystical and relatively untraveled Kingdom of Bhutan. Choose one of the Gangtey Lodge's 12 luxury suites offering stunning views of the Gangtey (Phobjikha) Valley. Try one of the lodge's hot stone bathhouse experiences (a Bhutanese version of a Jacuzzi tub), surrounded by flickering candles where you and your partner can submerge in the boiling-hot mineral water swirling with Ayurvedic herbs.

Not only will you awe in amazement at the relaxation happening in the tub, but the views of Bhutan from the bathhouse will make your jaws drop. The Gangtey Lodge's remote location and stunning design in the heart of Bhutan allows a pair of travelers to take a step back in time, away from the stresses and distractions of any stressors back at home.    

31. Stay at a private villa in the Thai Islands

For couples traveling on an intimate honeymoon to Thailand, Six Senses Yao Noi is a great option to ignite romance and wanderlust. Located by Phang Nga Bay, the Six Senses Yao Noi is the perfect combination of privacy and adventure. Additionally, each of the resort’s luxurious villa or suites has a private and stunning infinity pool.


For a complete luxurious honeymoon, no trip to Thailand is complete with Thai messages and high-end spa treatments (like Thai silk facials, coconut, and detoxifying coffee body scrubs). For luxurious activities, honeymooners can go on the Six Senses Yao Noi’s romantic sunset cruises, participate in Thai cooking classes, batik painting, and take advantage of the daily boat shuttle for Phuket. 

32. Take up two stories in Vegas at the Palms

The Palms in Las Vegas is a grand 8,500 square foot two-story, three-bedroom villa set to be one of the world’s most lavish suites. The suite features a 17-seat bar flanked by two lounge and media areas accommodating up to 52 guests.

The Stone floor, Avalanche marble, is an elegant mix of gold, gray and white veining — all diamond-matched to emphasize the beauty of this unique natural material while polished brass handsomely accents walls and fittings.

The bedrooms come with California-King beds, bathrooms with walk-in steam showers for two, and generous deep soaking tubs with hydrotherapy bubble massage air jets, Toto Neorest automatic commodes, and an excellent view of sin city.


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Elizabeth Blasi is a lifestyle and travel writer.