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Location might be everything when it comes to choosing a honeymoon resort, but we argue that one of the most underrated considerations it the view outside of your hotel windows. After all, it is your honeymoon, so the chances of you leaving your room in the first 42 hours aren’t all that high. You might as well enjoy the sights as far as you can see them through the glass or while sipping some champagne on your balcony—or, even better, from your own private plunge pool. If you’re comfortable accepting that your most-used honeymoon hashtag will probably be #views, consider posting up at one of these romantic resorts that offer just that and more.
Best Roman Holiday: The Hassler, Rome, Italy
The Eternal City! While many visitors scramble to see as much of this sprawling, historical city in a single visit, we recommend checking in at this luxurious, iconic hotel located atop the Spanish Steps and enjoying an Aperol spritz as you take in the views and watch the crowds go by.
The service here is legendary, with such luxurious touches such as a courtesy car service to drive you to nearby shopping and attractions, as well as one of the best hotel spas in all of Rome.
Spend your days wandering leisurely between the Trevi Fountain and the Colosseum before returning to the Piazza di Spagna, all of which are close to the hotel. Book a table for dinner at the Michelin-starred Imàgo around sunset, and you’ll have one of the most memorable dining experiences of your life (the sea urchin and saffron risotto with clementines and bone marrow is legendary). Fun fact: Both Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly have both taken Roman holidays here.
Best Central America: Casa Palopó, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
Waking up in an exotic land with a majestic volcano outside your window is an experience you’re unlikely to forget anytime soon. Casa Palopò is nestled in the highlands above the unspoiled Lake Atitlán, the deepest lake in Central America. The lake itself supports extensive coffee bean and avocado orchards in the region—so you can expect an amazing cup of Joe and avocado toast for breakfast while you’re here.
But just because you’re off the grid in Guatemala doesn’t mean you have to skimp on luxury. Each private villa here has three bedrooms, each with private bathrooms and private terraces, a large living room area, butler service, and personal chef service.
If it’s a tropical getaway you’re after that’s off the beaten track of Caribbean and Mexican destinations—with some unforgettable views, to boot—this could a winner.
Best Water Views: Park Hyatt Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Situated just across the harbor from the iconic Sydney Opera House, this luxurious hotel is located right in the downtown of Australia’s largest city. Nearly every room in this Park Hyatt offers unparalleled views of the Opera House, the Harbor Bridge, and the water.
If you’re looking to splurge, go ahead and book the Sydney Suite—an expansive suite with over 3,800 square feet of interior space, plus a private outdoor terrace with 360-degree panoramic views of this sunny, stunning city. Every room features floor-to-ceiling windows and at least one balcony. The views inside the hotel are no less impressive, with specially commissioned art by prominent Australian artists on display in each of the 155 guest rooms and suites. Don’t forget to stop by The Spa, which offers holistic treatments using flowers and decadent products in its treatments.
Best Mountains: Hotel Cristallo, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy
Impress your friends with a visit to this elegant Italian mountain town before it hosts the Winter Olympics in 2026. Opened in 1901, the historic Hotel Cristallo has over a century of history to explore: It served as a military hospital during World War, it was the first Italian mountain resort to host the Olympic Games in 1956, and it served as a filming location for the The Pink Panther in 1963.
But even if you aren’t a history buff, you can appreciate the hotel’s expansive views of the Dolomite mountains (which are a UNESCO World Heritage site). Many of the rooms have mountain views and have Juliet balconies so you can take in that fresh mountain air.
But don’t think this is just any old hotel that rests on its laurels—it’s part of the exclusive Luxury Collection hotel range from Marriott, and insiders know it as an under-the-radar destination where notable Italian fashion designers like Alberta Ferretti and Brunello Cuccinelli like to holiday.
Best City of Lights: Le Bristol Paris, Paris, France
As a rule of thumb, any of the properties in the Oetker Collection’s portfolio will deliver best-in-class European luxury, and Le Bristol Paris is no exception. The top-floor indoor pool and outdoor sun lounge offer some of the most sweeping views of the Paris cityscape, with (you guessed it) an unparalleled view of the Eiffel Tower.
There are, of course, so many details to love about this place: Hermes toiletries, marble bathrooms with tubs, a three-Michelin-star fine dining restaurant as well as a one-Michelin-star brasserie, an exquisite spa, and a wonderfully sunny courtyard with rosebushes and a shaded terrace.
Much of the service is kept behind the scenes, so it really feels like a zen escape from Paris’ bustling city streets. That being said, make sure to ask if you can take a tour of the hotel’s chocolate factory, where a brigade of highly trained chocolatiers whip up confections used throughout the hotel.
Sure, you’ll pay the price for such luxury, but when it comes to a splurge-worthy Parisian honeymoon, there is no place better.
Best South America: Explora Patagonia, Torres del Paine, Argentina
If it's views you’re after, it really doesn’t get much better than this. Explora is one of the world’s best operators of all-inclusive, high-adventure lodges, and their location in Chilean Patagonia overlooks soaring towers composed of magma and granite, carved by glaciers and continuously modified by the region’s harsh weather.
The property has an army of experienced guides and naturalists to help you make the most of your trip to this remote part of the world, as well as an endless offering of daily hikes, horseback rides, and other “explorations.” You won’t find televisions or Wi-Fi in any of the guest rooms (don’t worry, both can be found in the hotel’s common areas), but when you have views this good, are you really going to miss looking at a screen instead?
Best Mountains-Meet-Ocean: The Silo, Cape Town
Design lovers, hotel lovers, Cape Town lovers… brace yourself for one of the most enchanting and awe-inspiring hotels in Africa, in the Southern Hemisphere, and perhaps the world. Each room at this exquisite property offers jumbo oversized windows overlooking The Mother City’s unforgettable views—just imagine waking up in your King-sized bed, enjoying a cup of coffee, and looking to your right as the morning fog rolls off the top of Table Mountain, and then looking to the left for views of the ocean.
The rooms are no less stunning, where colorful and eclectic pieces juxtapose with African art and the building’s contemporary industrial architecture. (And don’t forget, the hotel sits literally atop the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, one of the newest and best contemporary art museums on the continent.)
Best Luxury: Beau-Rivage Palace, Lausanne, Switzerland
Things are a little quieter in Switzerland—all the better to take in the country’s stunning scenery—and things are no exception at this iconic, historic property located on the shores of Lake Geneva. Ask for a room facing the water and you’ll be richly rewarded with serene views of this peaceful lake, and the French Alps beyond (the town of Évian-les-Bains, as in the water Évian, is just across the water).
Even if the two of you don’t opt for a treatment at the Cinq Mondes spa (which you absolutely should), at the very least you should stop by the heated indoor/outdoor pool, which overlooks the lake. And with ten acres of beautiful grounds, two tennis courts and a seasonal ice-rink on-site, you’ll be sure to find some way to make the most of the area’s gorgeous scenery.