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Picking the perfect honeymoon location is no easy feat — countless destinations, endless hotel options, and finding the ideal spot to suit both you and your new spouse's needs... how do you choose? Well, we've got you covered. Whether you're looking for inexpensive honeymoon ideas, ultra-romantic getaway locales, the trip of a lifetime or a combination of all three, you've come to the right spot. BRIDES teamed up with the A-list agents at Virtuouso, a network of more than 11,000 luxury-travel specialists, to find the most romantic, luxe hot spots in the world. Presenting our 2016 Honeymoon Awards — dive in!
Looking for a classic, tried-and-true honeymoon experience? There's good reason Hawaii tops the list of timeless romantic honeymoon spots. White sand beaches, palm trees, lush jungles, and a relaxed attitude to boot, make Hawaii the perfect locale for newlyweds looking to shed themselves of all that wedding stress.
You'll find no shortage of world-class hotels ready to suit all your relaxing needs. From sexy pools to beach-front surf, luaus, cocktails aplenty, and everything in between — these 10 resorts top our must-list when staying on the Hawaiian islands.
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu, Hawaii Island
Want your super-luxe 'moon with a side of Hawaiian culture? This swank resort on the Kona-Kahala Coast offers fun classes in everything from hula to lei making. And if you'd rather just hang by the beach or one of six stunning pools — King's Pond, carved out of lava rocks and filled with fish and rays, is beyond Instagram-worthy — that's cool, too.
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
Three very sexy pools, a swim up bar, and underwater music make this Four Seasons Resort in Maui one of the world's top-rated honeymoon destinations. Looking to unwind with some yoga on your romantic getaway? Check! Tennis more your game? Check! Oh, is your new husband a golf fanatic? Check! This is the perfect hideaway to soothe away your post-wedding woes — killer views not optional.
Halekulani Hotel, Oahu
Halekulani, meaning "House Befitting Heaven," has been a Hawaiian institution for nearly 100 years. Hang 10 at Waikiki Beach or just sit back and watch the surfers do their thing, or keep it to the pool for the ultimate in relaxation. Make sure to enjoy the world-class seafood at the hotel's La Mer restaurant.
Grand Wailea Resort, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, Maui
The hotel's nine pools are bound to make you want to sit back with a book and order as many Mai Tais as your newlywed heart can handle. Keep it relaxed or take advantage of the hotel's many activities, including a nightly sunset Hawaiian chant or Hawaiian outrigger canoe experience.