A great hotel room goes beyond a plush bed and nice soaps: It captures the spirit of its location and becomes as much a part of your trip as the sights you see and the adventures you have. It should leave you speechless upon arrival and have you talking about it years later. Here are seven breathtaking spots for your honeymoon.

Banyan Tree Phuket, Thailand

Wow factors: Thai-inspired design and private tropical gardens make a spectacular first impression upon arrival at the resort's spacious DoublePool Villas. Bedrooms built over a wading pool seem to "float," thanks to full-length glass windows that allow access to the water. Dine alfresco on the patio, relax with an in-room couple's massage, or take a dip in your private plunge pool, which connects to the resort's lagoon. Included with the room: 24-hour butler service, a cooked-to-order breakfast, and a "romantic evening" prepared by the staff, which includes a flower-petal bath and a candlelit bedroom.

When you do leave the room: Try a sunset dinner cruise for two down the lagoon in a traditional Thai longboat; a treatment at the beachside spa pavilion; or an elephant-back jungle safari.

Rates: From $1,515 per night; other rooms from $795

Courtesy of Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts

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