10 sun, sea and sand honeymoon locations
08 Feb 2017
Looking for a honeymoon location which ticks all the boxes? Here are 10 resorts which offer copious amounts of sun, sea and sand
1. Hard Rock Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Situated on the beachfront, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana - a Thomas Cook resort, can be found on the East Coast of the Dominican Republic. The location boasts a river and an array of beautiful pools, offering several beauty spots for you and your partner to escape to.
2. Villa Ladera, Lanzarote
If you're looking to start married life hidden away in your very own romantic haven, look no further than the hillside of Montana Roja on Lanzarote. For couples searching for their own slice of paradise, this is the ultimate honeymoon destination - as the modern Villa Ladera boasts panoramic views of the island, as well as al fresco dining options and a private swimming pool.
3. Sandos Playacar, Mexico
Set on beautiful white sands, 800 metres from the shopping malls and 3km from Playa Del Carmen, the Sandos Playacar Beach Resort has three sections: the beach, family Riviera and the adults-only select club. Honeymoon extras include a romantic dinner, breakfast in bed and two 'Just Married' t-shirts. Sandos Playacar also caters for weddings, with packages ranging from £1,289 to £2,029 for 2017.
4. Jumeirah Dhevanafushi, Maldives
As one of the most remote resorts in the Indian Ocean, Jumeirah Dhevanafushi is the ideal honeymoon destination for those wanting the ultimate escape. With clear turquoise water, white powdered beaches and relaxing spas, the resort offers everything guests would need to switch off. A desert island experience with five-star luxury.
5. Blue Waters Hotel, Saint Johns, Antigua
Antigua is home to 365 beaches - that's one for every day of the year. This location is a great choice for honeymooners and the Blue Waters Hotel in Saint Johns will steal your heart with beautiful views overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
6. The Oitavos, Portugal
On Portugal’s Estoril Coast, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, luxury five-star hotel The Oitavos resides in the heart of the Sintra Cascais Natural Park, just 20 minutes from Lisbon. Ideal for honeymooners, The Oitavos offers the perfect balance between relaxation and adventure, complete with a spa, infinity pool, golf course, equestrian center, health and racket center and access to surrounding sunny beaches, including surfing haven Guincho Beach.
7. The Brando, Tetiaroa, Tahiti
Tetiaroa, the only private island in Tahiti, features a honeymooner’s paradise at The Brando. This unique, luxury resort has 35 Polynesian styled villas situated on pristine white-sand beaches. Go snorkeling in coral gardens or explore the spectacular lagoon by boat, kayak or paddleboard. Take in the dazzling underwater life that lies beneath the waves or simply enjoy soaking up the sun and relaxing on your private beach.
8. Grand Courlan Spa Resort, Tobago
Situated on the unspoiled Caribbean island of Tobago, Le Grand Courlan is set on a gently sloping hillside overlooking Stonehaven Beach and the Caribbean. It features a spa, fitness centre, swimming pool, several restaurants and bars and tennis courts. Honeymooners also receive a private dinner on the balcony of their room, a fruit basket and a bottle of sparkling wine and a complimentary room upgrade (subject to availability).
9. Jumeirah Vittaveli, Maldives
According to Travelbag’s holiday expert, Paul Hopkinson, when it comes to finding the ultimate honeymoon destination, the Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives is possibly the most romantic place on Earth. Set on its own private island in the aquamarine Indian Ocean, you are free to snorkel the surrounding reefs, dine on exquisite food and enjoy luxury treatments. Enjoy a deep sleep in one of the coral-clad villas that perch in the waters and offer idyllic panoramic views.
10. Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Florida
Ocean Key Resort and Spa sits on the secluded island of Key West, located off the southern tip of Florida, and offers stunning ocean views. With the chance to take up sailing or head out on a seaplane, as well as relaxing in the spa, it makes the perfect location for a romantic honeymoon.