If there’s one vacation where you want to feel like you’re in the literal lap of luxury, it’s undoubtedly on your honeymoon. As they say, you only get married once—you might as well enjoy it to the fullest. But, let’s be honest, most of us don’t have the unlimited budget that allows such lavish vacations. The good news is there are plenty of honeymoon hotels worldwide seemingly dripping in luxury that don’t cost an arm, leg, and all your wedding gifts combined.
Maya Beach Hotel & Bistro | Placencia, Belize
If you’re hoping to honeymoon in an exotic, tropical location that doesn’t cost a fortune, consider the beach-bountiful, culturally diverse Central American country of Belize. Stay at Maya Beach Hotel, a charming boutique property that’s ideally intimate for a honeymooning couple, offering just 13 units, ranging from standard one-bedroom hotel rooms to beachfront cabanas. All rooms offer Caribbean views (just steps from the sea!), private porches or balconies, and hammocks for ultimate relaxation.
Rates start at $90 per night.
Ca' Sagredo Hotel| Venice, Italy
Due to its romantic charm and incredibly small size, hotel prices in this stunning, canal-connected city are typically the deal breaker for most honeymooning couples looking to splurge more on dining and sightseeing than their actual sleeping arrangements. But this glamorous luxury hotel on the Grand Canal, which once belonged to Venice’s ambassador to Rome in the 17th century, has all the opulence honeymooners are looking for at a price that’s beyond reasonable, especially considering all it offers.
In addition to views across the crystal-clear water, guests enjoy access to the hotel’s panoramic waterside L’Alcova restaurant as well as a trendy rooftop terrace, exclusive sightseeing tours, cooking classes, and more.
Rates start at $316 per night.
Entre Cielos | Mendoza, Argentina
Wine lovers, pack your bags! This gorgeous, 16-room resort is situated on 20 acres of land in the Mendoza countryside—eight of which are filled with Malbec vines. In addition to its serene beauty, Mendoza is one of the largest wine regions in all of Latin America, so if you and your soon-to-be-spouse enjoy sipping vino pinkies up with a side of manchego, this might be the location for you. Each stylish room has views of the working vineyards and snow-capped Andes mountains outside floor-to-ceiling windows.
Rates start at $316 per night.
Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour | Auckland, New Zealand
Who would have thought you could travel to a desirable destination on the other side of the world and pay less for a hotel than you would at home? At the stylish Auckland luxury hotel, Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour, you can have your fancy stay and enjoy it too! Boasting panoramic views of Waitemata Harbour, this architectural landmark pays homage to the country's rich maritime history. In addition to prime access to Auckland’s top tourist sites, honeymooners can spend some time at the hotel’s award-winning spa and alfresco dining cafe.
Rates start at $189 per night.
Marigot Bay Resort & Marina | St. Lucia
Located alongside St. Lucia’s coveted Marigot Bay, Marigot Bay Resort and Marina thoughtfully designs a custom luxury experience personalized to each couple who stays there. Honeymooners can select all-inclusive plans specially curated for just-married couples, including meals and beverages of all kinds (yes, booze included!), a couples massage, chocolate tasting dinner for two, rum tasting in a rum cave (umm, yes?!) and more.
Rates start at $225 per night.
Auberge Saint-Antoine | Quebec City
For lovers looking to travel north for their honeymoon, this stunning hotel set in the heart of Quebec City’s historic district (and UNESCO World Heritage Site!) offers the ideal combo of romance coupled with eclectic city culture. History buffs will love to know that Auberge Saint-Antoine was actually built on a major archeological site and still displays a collection of artifacts that offer guests a glimpse of the city’s rich history. Honeymooners can enjoy heated floors and fireplaces in select suites, breakfast in bed, spa treatments for two, cocktails at the Artefact lobby bar, dinner at the hotel’s signature Chez Muffy restaurant, and more.
The hotel is also steps from major Quebec City landmarks, including the Citadel, Petit-Champlain District, Place Royale, the Plains of Abraham, and the Parliament Building.
Rates start at $160 per night.
Oceans Edge Key West Hotel & Marina | Key West, Florida
This brand-new hotel was the first of its kind to be built on Stock Island, one of the seven that make up the Florida Keys. It’s also the largest resort in all of Key West, spanning 20 acres of oceanfront land built at the edge of both the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico. The resort has its own share of offerings that might keep you within its boundaries for the majority of your trip, including six swimming pools, chef-driven all-day dining, a full-service waterfront bar and restaurant, on-site Starbucks, water sports, and more.
If you do care to head to town, it’s only a short 4-mile car (or bike) ride away!
Rates start at $200 per night.
Spa Village Resort | Bali, Indonesia
For an idyllic island honeymoon that’s exotic, tropical, and rustic all at once, consider venturing to the remote village of Tembok, on Bali’s northeastern coast. Black sand and volcanic mountains surround the resort, exuding a haven of spirituality and calm. A typical day includes a daily spa treatment, creative workshops, cooking sessions, access to yoga and meditation classes, and more. The area also boasts a number of cultural activities, including squid fishing on a traditional Jukong and tours to nearby towns.
The retreat offers luxury accommodations that merge simple Western elegance with traditional Balinese dwellings. Honeymoon suites and one-bedroom villas come with their own private entry and a plunge pool!
Rates start at $360 per night.