There’s no denying that the best part after saying your “I dos” is the honeymoon (well, that and spending the rest of your life together). Even better is having everything taken care of while on your post-nuptial vacation. No matter the destination, an all-inclusive resort takes the worries out of travel — that is, if you pick a top-notch spot. This article by brinkwire.com helps by rounding up a list of “romantic, honeymoon-worthy all-inclusives” around the world, from the Maldives to Botswana.
AndBeyond Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp, Botswana
Situated on an island in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, this ultra-remote, high-end safari lodge provides an unforgettable experience. Even arriving at the property is an adventure, as it requires taking a small plane, safari vehicle and a boat. Everything, including the food and guided excursions, is included in the price — making for a hassle-free honeymoon. Guests can witness exotic wildlife, like lions and hippos, and relax in luxurious tents that feature private plunge pools.
Others that made the list…
Gili Lankanfushi Maldives
This stunning resort lies on a palm tree-packed private island, just 20 minutes away from the airport. The island is surrounded by beautiful white-sand beaches (not to mention, each villa has direct access to the water), It’s relaxed luxury at its finest — just ask tennis pro Novak Djokovic, who’s been spotted here.
The Caves, Jamaica
With private cottages and suites set along dramatic seaside cliffs, this all-inclusive resort ticks all the boxes of a premier honeymoon pick: romantic, upscale and intimate. Kids under 16 aren’t allowed, which helps preserve the calm ambience, plus added perks include a private Jacuzzi and romantic candlelight dinners for two inside a cave. However, a stay here doesn’t come cheap.
Fowl Cay Resort, Bahamas
Exclusivity is the name of the game at Fowl Cay, a 50-acre private island resort in the Bahamas. With a 28-guest capacity, newlyweds will feel like they have the place almost all to themselves. Following a boat ride from the airport, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy three private beaches, free kayaks and snorkelling gear, and personal boats for daily excursions. Six one- to three-bedroom villas with water views also await. That said, this level of luxury is reflected in the nightly rates.
Jade Mountain Resort, St. Lucia
Jade Mountain Resort is of the most romantic hotels in the Caribbean — nay, the world — thanks to its incredible Piton views. The ride to the resort can be rough, but the doting service, hushed ambience (no TVs or children allowed) and open-air restaurant make it all worthwhile.
Tadrai Island Resort, Fiji
Located in the Mamanuca Islands, this adults-only hotel ensures that honeymooners and couples can enjoy some R&R without getting interrupted by wailing kids.
Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun, Mexico
Set on a private white-sand beach, this adults-only, all-inclusive resort’s secluded location makes it one of our top picks in Mexico for honeymooners. In addition to the buffet, couples have a range of high-quality dining options, including French cuisine and romantic dinners for two on the beach (the latter costs extra).
Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Thailand
Despite its jungle location in the famed Golden Triangle — and only being accessible by boat — luxury is not lacking at this all-inclusive resort. The hotel has a lovely open-air spa, as well as luxury tents with antique-style bathtubs, outdoor rainfall showers and balconies that overlook the river and jungle.
Zoetry Agua Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Zoetry Agua Punta Cana is as honeymoon-perfect as it gets: an uncrowded white-sand beach, spacious suites, a pristine pool, a gorgeous spa, and free on-site activities like yoga, snorkelling and a horseback riding session all cater to couples. To top it off, the atmosphere is serene — thanks in part to a difficult-to-reach location and a lack of kid-friendly amenities.
Los Altos de Eros, Costa Rica
Set on a mountaintop and accessed via a steep, rocky road, this upscale adults-only boutique hotel is fairly isolated — and that’s part of its appeal. The other part of the draw is its rustic full-service spa, free daily yoga classes, an open-air fitness facility and a free-form pool that overlooks the mountains and valleys of the Guanacaste region.
For Botswana to be listed among these undoubtedly gorgeous holiday destinations is truly saying something. For a long time, Botswana’s safari industry has remained a hidden gem in part because of the government’s low impact, high-end approach to tourism. While some may have viewed this as a huge risk, seeing it as a niche market, the strategy is now paying dividends. Botswana features time and time again on the top lists of best holiday destinations for that very reason.
With a huge chunk of its unspoilt wilderness, the stunning natural views, countless luxury safari camps, its well-documented conservation drive among others, Botswana is more than deserving of the accolades it continues to receive year after year. With word getting out about this hidden gem, it was always inevitable that the world would soon sit up and take notice and the time is now. Many visitors to Botswana have told me over the years that coming to Botswana spoils them for other safari destinations and I hope that continues far into the future.
For the complete article:http://en.brinkwire.com/50904/honeymoon-guide-10-stunning-all-inclusive-resorts-around-the-world/
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