After the stress of a hectic wedding, couples look forward to just getting away from it all and enjoying their time together on a dream honeymoon. A honeymoon should be an affair to remember. After all, it marks the beginning of starting a life with your loved one and embarking on the journey together with many hopes and dreams. If you and your partner are beach bums then here are some of the best beach resorts for a honeymoon.
The Leela Kovalam, Kovalam, Kerala
Set on a clifftop that overlooks the Kovalam beach, The Leela Kovalam is as popular a wedding destination hotel as it is with honeymooning couples. With access to the beachfront, the 5-star luxury resort houses 183 rooms and suites that afford garden and beach views. With the best in-room amenities, couples can avail of hotel facilities like an Ayurveda spa, multiple infinity swimming pools and activities including tennis, archery and badminton. The Leela Kovalam has five gourmet dining outlets with one of them being the Sky Bar where couples can enjoy stunning views of the Arabian Sea during a magical sunset.
Approximate tariff: Rs. 8,500* per room night
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The Racha, Phuket, Thailand
A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, The Racha in Phuket is a honeymooner’s dream. A 25-minute speedboat ride from Chalong Bay, this premier deluxe island hideaway offers 85 luxurious villas for couples to choose from across Grand Deluxe, Spa Pool Suite and Grand Pool Suite categories. Select room features include indoor showers and bathtubs as well as an outdoor rain and in-room facilities like a Bose™ Sound Dock, Jura™ Espresso machine, underwater music in the pool and complimentary Wi-Fi access. The hotel has five dining venues to choose from that serve a variety of international cuisines. Couples can avail of a massage at The Racha’s Anumba Spa and also indulge in activities like diving, snorkelling and mountain biking.
Approximate tariff: Rs. 10,341* per room night
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Vivanta by Taj Bentota, Bentota, Sri Lanka
Vivanta by Taj Bentota is a romantic hideaway on the palm-fringed beach of Bentota. Recently renovated, this 5-star gem has been a honeymooner’s delight with 160 rooms and suites offering the choicest luxury amenities. There are three speciality restaurants to choose from including SHACK that serves the freshest catch every day, Oriental Pavilion with its authentic Asian menu and Sea View, which features fusion Indian and Continental dishes on its menu. When not lounging on the beach sipping a cocktail, couples can enjoy the recreational facilities at Vivanta by Taj Bentota like a swimming pool and tennis court. For some fun, the hotel’s nightclub and bar with pulsating music and live bands lets couples dance the night away!
Approximate tariff: Rs. 12,437* per room night
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Soneva Fushi, Baa Atoll, Maldives
Maldives is a much sought after honeymoon destination with those looking for ultimate exclusivity. The resorts on various atolls take luxury to a whole new level and Soneva Fushi set on the privately owned tropical island of Kunfunadhoo in Baa Atoll is no different. The accommodation comes in the form of villas with beach access at the doorstep. Select villa features and amenities are beyond indulgent with private pools, outdoor showers, butler services and private lounges. Couples can enjoy unique experiences at Soneva Fushi including exploring nearby islands by a private boat excursion or watching a movie at Cinema Paradiso, which is an open-air movie theatre. An intimate dinner on the beach or a relaxing couples massage, whatever your mood dictates, Soneva Fushi exudes romance and makes it all possible!
Approximate tariff: Rs. 56,903* per room night
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The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali
On the white sands of Nusa Dua beach, The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa redefines luxury in this tropical paradise. Built in a traditional Balinese style around a complex of seven beautifully landscaped lagoons and pools, the hotel offers accommodation across rooms, suites and villas complete with star-class amenities including a butler service. With several inviting dining venues to choose from, couples looking for privacy can enjoy a romantic meal on the beach. Other features at The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa include an infinite lagoon pool, a spa and an array of watersports for couples to enjoy together.
Approximate tariff: Rs. 13,073* per room night
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The St. Regis Mauritius Resort, Le Morne, Mauritius
The St. Regis Mauritius Resort on Le Morne beach offers spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. Its idyllic location makes it a favourite with couples looking for privacy in the lap of luxury. With 172 suites and villas with private terraces, select room facilities include free in-room breakfast, complimentary spa access and a butler service. With a combination of casual and fine dining restaurants serving Southeast Asian, Indian, Mauritian French and Mediterranean cuisine, couples can also enjoy a customised private dining experience on the beach. The Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Mauritius Resort offers a comprehensive list of treatments and therapies for couples to enjoy together. For some fun in the sun, water sports and activities like boat cruises, snorkelling and water skiing are also available.
Approximate tariff: Rs. 22,552* per room night
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