A Definitive Guide to Regenerative Hotels for Your Honeymoon

Words Emi Vilas Bôas
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From the anticipation of walking down the aisle to the excitement of heading to the airport, a honeymoon celebrates a new chapter in life. It invites newlyweds to unabashedly bask in receiving special treatment and make memories to reminisce for anniversaries to come.

As you embark on your romantic honeymoon escape, consider the unparalleled destinations that will inspire a restorative moment from the bustle of the wedding, where every day can be as planned to the minute or hours can be passed on the sand with the rising and setting sun as the only indicator of time. A honeymoon should mirror your ideal adventure, so each finely curated locale offers a unique romantic escape tailored to your individual desires. 

Dive into these destinations for the trip of a lifetime, and embrace the beauty of your surroundings as you step into this new chapter of your lives. The delicate decision of a honeymoon destination can appear a daunting choice. Yet, when every Regenerative Travel member hotel ensures a sustainable approach to celebration, the decision eases: lounging on white sand beaches in the Caribbean or exploring the rolling green landscapes of the Indian Ocean? 

 

Discover pristine beaches in Cambodia at Song Saa Private Island

Cambodia emerges as an idyllic haven for newlyweds seeking a blend of pristine beaches and ancient cultural marvels. This captivating Southeast Asian gem is renowned for its warm-hearted locals and gastronomic delights. Among its treasures lies Song Saa Private Island, a sanctuary not only for relaxation and romance but also for ethical travelers.

Distinguished as Cambodia’s pioneer in ecotourism, Song Saa Private Island is deeply committed to preserving the splendor of its island archipelago. Crafted with reverence for the natural surroundings, the resort’s opulent design incorporates locally reclaimed materials, echoing a harmonious relationship with the environment. Central to its ethos is the protection of Cambodia’s first Marine Reserve, ensuring the conservation of the marine ecosystem.

Enveloped in seclusion, Song Saa Private Island offers couples an exclusive retreat accessible solely by boat or helicopter. Here, personal drones are respectfully prohibited, safeguarding the intimacy of the experience. Each overwater villa, nestled along the shoreline, boasts a private infinity pool and balcony, inviting guests to bask in serenity.

Embark on a journey of enchantment with a range of tailored experiences, including honeymoon packages adorned with delicate petals and rejuvenating flower baths. Indulge in a sensual couples’ massage or partake in a traditional Khmer Monk blessing ceremony. Delight in private dining experiences against the backdrop of breathtaking sunsets, or embark on mesmerizing sunset cruises to explore neighboring islands.

For the adventurous souls, snorkeling adventures reveal the vibrant marine life thriving within the island’s reefs. Alternatively, traverse the untamed tropical jungle of ancient volcanic islands, embracing moments of tranquility amid nature’s embrace. With an array of activities catering to both thrill-seekers and tranquility enthusiasts, Song Saa Private Island promises an unforgettable journey for couples embarking on their new chapter together.

Created with sustainability in mind, Song Saa Private Island reflects the beauty of the Cambodian coastline.

 

An artistic haven in Costa Rica awaits at Hotel Aguas Claras

Hotel Aguas Claras is for the newlyweds who seek leisure walks on the beach and Carribean-inspired oceanfront restaurant service. The relaxed vibe of Puerto Viejo brings a warm welcome into marriage after the big day.

Relaxation at Aguas Claras will look a little something like this: book a one bedroom bungalow perfectly sized for a couple’s getaway. Hidden among tropical gardens, this stay will offer complete privacy with a perfect balance of an open-air living room and dining space. The beachfront access to Playa Chiquita will ensure you’ll never have to trek to get to the sand, where full bar and restaurant service elevate the stress-free lounging. As a highlight to local Caribbean life, complimentary bicycles are accessible for getting around town along the flat roads.

Just beyond the seat of your beach chair, Puerto Viejo’s hidden gems offer globe-traveling honeymooners an abundant itinerary for exploration. Aguas Claras’ guests can spend their time indulging in surf lessons, snorkeling in Cahuilla National Park, and kayaking in Punta Uva with intimate moments with the surrounding natural wildlife. The peace and quiet only sparks magic along the water, especially while spotting monkeys, river turtles, herons, and other local wildlife on these under-the-radar tours.

The lack of tourism allows for local encounters and an introduction to Afro-Caribbean influence. After a day in the sun, steel pan drum bands echo the streets, and legendary nightlife paves the way for a night of excitement. Between art fairs, fashion shows, and fire dancing, Hotel Aguas Claras makes for a free-spirited honeymoon.

Sleep with the fish in the Underwater Room at Manta Resort

Pemba Island’s striking white sand beaches and burning sunsets effortlessly invoke passion into the hearts of newlyweds ready for a retreat. This stay is unlike any other hotel experience, where seafront villas offer contemporary comfort on a remote island off the east coast of Africa and contrast the bustle of city destinations. Although peaceful, Manta Resort’s atmosphere is lively with the beauty of turquoise waters, forests, and coral reefs.

The Manta Resort offers honeymooners a delicately balanced plan of a sunset cruise, romantic beach dinners, and a sandbank trip. An excursion to the sandbank escorts couples into deeper solitude in a mere 10-minute boat trip. Low tides provide a stretch to walk on white sand—a perfect day trip to relax completely surrounded by immaculate blue water. In mellow fashion, intentional, candlelit dinners and sunset sailing planned for the couple allow for romantic evenings overlooking the Pemban sunset.

The magic of Manta Resort really shines in their Underwater Room, an experience seemingly crafted for the sole purpose of a magical honeymoon. The private, encapsulated room anchored in the ocean floor sparks an awakening experience while watching layers of reef fish dance around you. With levels above and below the water, stargaze on the quiet waters before a dreamy night’s sleep below the sea.

At the resort, locally caught seafood and Pemba-style dishes are served overlooking the ocean, and drinks made with hand-picked fruit are sipped in socialization. Even in the middle of the resort, Manta Island’s seclusion from the mainland and rich diversity in wildlife bring forth unseen beauty—but not without careful preservation. The Kwanini Marine Conservation enforces a no-fishing policy so that fish populations and coral biodiversity can continue thriving.With options for snorkeling, your honeymoon becomes an honorable escape as your participation provides services and protective surveillance for the surrounding natural world.

 

 

A romantic oasis awaits in Saint Lucia at Jade Mountain

The magical southwestern Caribbean, home to pristine coral reefs, provide an enchanting backdrop to the Piti and Gros Piton mountains, magically introducing the newlyweds to Jade Mountain. As St. Lucia’s only resort property with such enchanting views tailor-made for a honeymoon, Jade Mountain’s mesmerizing architecture and grandeur amenities among the lush tropical landscape barely touch on the resort’s captivating offerings for a romantic vacation.

In a testament to unique design, 24 infinity pool sanctuaries that craft private experiences gaze upon breathtaking views from Jade Mountain and invoke luxurious romance from the comfort of your room. The resort’s culinary experience is equally exceptional, with award-winning chefs crafting tropical flavors and presenting a history of exotic dishes to elevate your dining moments.

For those seeking to infuse their honeymoon with relaxation, couples can indulge in a romantic spa ritual, anointing their first night in elixirs and synchronous massages. Beyond Jade Mountain, a wealth of history and culture exists in every corner of St. Lucia, adedicated team of guides stands ready to lead honeymooners on island excursions, unveiling rainforests, botanical gardens, sulfur springs, and volcanoes. And for a touch of serenity, a dip in the ocean is just a short walk away, offering white sand beaches and the allure of a sunset cruise.

An all-inclusive honeymoon at Jade Mountain sets the tone for a peaceful beginning to marriage. Here, accommodation, meals, drinks, activities, and amenities are seamlessly woven together—a perfectly curated journey into the realms of love and luxury.

 

 

Discover Jamaica’s iconic cliffside retreat at Rockhouse Hotel

Embracing a tropical lifestyle, complete with a waterfall sanctuary and secluded beaches, is what makes Jamaica a captivating honeymoon destination. But Rockhouse Hotel hails as a long-cherished destination for stylish travelers, with each moment fine-tuned for a romantic escape.

Planned to perfection, your honeymoon begins in post-wedding bliss with a spa purification ritual as a gift from Rockhouse. Crafted with intimate experiences in mind, this destination carries relaxation into every aspect of your trip outside of the spa. Overlooking the clear blue water, cliffside and poolside service will carry you throughout the day between leisure beach walks and paddle boarding. A long day in the sun will spark an appetite satisfied in the pristine cove at Rockhouse Restaurant, or on a culinary tour of the island with Pushcart Restaurant and Rumbar’s exploration of traditional island fare. The latter will invoke exciting nightlife filled with dancehall-inspired visuals and strong tropical libations.

Have a craving for exploration? The surrounding town of Negril offers an introduction to the local lifestyle with vibrant atmospheres and a world of nightlife. Beneath the Caribbean Sea, lively coral reefs and unique ocean creatures can be spotted on a snorkeling excursion in Negril’s shallow waters. The neighboring culinary scene offers local seafood, on-site garden-grown produce, and healthy five-course dinners. For a proper night-life celebration, Jazz and vintage Reggae fill the nightclubs with invitations to dance under the stars as a married couple.

From safari escapes to island retreats with andBeyond

Allowing the whirlwind of wedding planning, orchestrating an idyllic honeymoon makes for an intimidating challenge. Entrusting your getaway to travel experts alleviates your burden, so your romantic getaway can be free from planning and focused on what really matters. andBeyond specializes in personalized honeymoon planning tailored for every type of traveler.

Safari destinations begin your marriage with a world of excitement, where picture-perfect landscapes await with a world of wildlife and star-lit dinners. Be spoiled with Africa’s untouched beauty, where a range of blazing sunsets and desert landscapes fill your getaway. AndBeyond offers honeymooning in Tanzania, South Africa, Kenya, and Botswana.

More of a remote, tropical island couple? Private island honeymoons will transform your experience with gentle waves and romantic beach dinners. Between three different continents, andBeyond handpicked accommodations in Africa, Asia, and South America. With every location being complexly unique, beach lovers can retreat while dividing time between slow beach walks and immersion in local surrounding culture.

For adventurous honeymooners looking to take their relationship to new heights (literally), andBeyond offers thrilling destinations across Africa and Asia. With seven different packages, couples will never lose excitement amidst the ancient archeological sites or misty mountain hiking havens.

 

 

 

 

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