Romantic all-inclusive honeymoon resorts around the world

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information and offers.

After the wedding bells ring, the only thing likely on the mind of a newlywed couple is hopping on a plane and heading to paradise for their honeymoon.

Before that big moment, though, you have to decide where to go — and that’s no easy feat considering just how many incredible places there are around the globe to visit.

Should you choose a honeymoon cruise to hit a handful of tropical islands in one go? Or maybe escape to an adults-only resort in Europe for a charming and historic idyll? Maybe you’d rather visit one of the best honeymoon destinations right here in the U.S.

One way to take some of the guesswork out of planning your honeymoon is to book an all-inclusive honeymoon resort. Once you get there, you know everything is more or less taken care of, and all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy everything on offer.

There are many spectacular, luxurious hotels around the world you might want to consider booking for your all-inclusive honeymoon. From a tented camp in Thailand where elephants roam to a private island resort owned by Sir Richard Branson to a dude ranch in Montana, below you’ll find the best all-inclusive honeymoon resorts to check into for the romantic trip of a lifetime.

Now all you have to do is pick the right resort for you and say, “I do.”

What to know about the average cost of an all-inclusive honeymoon resort
Because all-inclusive hotels vary greatly in price and levels of luxury, it’s difficult to pinpoint just how much couples can expect to spend on an all-inclusive honeymoon.

That said, because of their all-inclusive packages, these properties are typically upfront about pricing and exactly what is included; this makes it more straightforward to budget your entire trip once you select one.

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All told, there are wonderfully romantic all-inclusive resorts for $300 to $500 per night. Others in faraway destinations can cost up to several thousand per night. Many are in the $1,000- to $1,500-per-night range. And while some alcoholic beverages and activities — such as water sports, safari drives or fitness classes — tend to be part of the experience, spa services and premium drinks might cost extra.

Remember, transportation to the property is not generally part of the nightly rate, nor are flights.

Now that you have a better understanding of the average cost of an all-inclusive honeymoon resort, here are some of the best ones around the world.

The Brando
Tetiaroa Atoll, French Polynesia

Best for: Couples eager to get away from it all in paradise.
Why stay here: Far from the rest of the world and with just 35 villas, this stunning resort is the perfect place to spend some quality time together.
Best way to book: Book through our partner Skylark for elite-lite benefits and on-property credits or through Amex Fine Hotels + Resorts for a guaranteed late checkout and potential room upgrades.

In 1967, Marlon Brando bought a piece of paradise in French Polynesia to create an eco-friendly resort that was as luxurious as it was remote.

Though he didn’t live to see that vision come to fruition, his memory lives on at The Brando — a resort with 35 thatch-roofed villas that have plunge pools, outdoor bathtubs and private beach access. It’s also the only resort on the island, making for a totally intimate, secluded honeymoon.

You might want to spend your honeymoon lounging on your private beach. However, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy. You can snorkel the lagoon, bike around the island, stand-up paddleboard on the crystalline waters, hit the tennis courts or join the island’s biologist for a nature excursion.

There’s also the fabulous Varua Te Ora Polynesian Spa, offering treatments rooted in “the sacredness of nature’s elements.”

The sand-floored Beachcomber Cafe serves classic French and French Polynesian cuisines. Les Mutines is the place for an intimate dinner with top-of-the-line wine pairings from the glass-enclosed cellar. There’s also a teppanyaki restaurant offering Japanese food cooked in front of guests. Or, opt for a beautiful dinner on the beach right outside your own villa.

All-inclusive rates at The Brando start at $4,500 per night, based on double occupancy.

Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Best for: Travelers who want plenty of action, tropical vibes and a dose of romance.
Why stay here: An accessible Caribbean retreat, this property is an especially good value if you have World of Hyatt points to redeem.
Best way to book: Book the Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana directly on Hyatt’s website to earn or redeem points and take advantage of elite benefits.

Stepping into the breezy entrance of this Hyatt Zilara, in a private gated area in Punta Cana, is love at first sight. You’re immediately greeted with views of the expansive resort, its beautiful infinity pools and its postcard-perfect beach.

Zilara is the adults-only side of the dual-branded complex (Ziva being family-friendly). However, adults have a full run of both, meaning more restaurants, pools and amenities to take advantage of — including a water park with some impressive waterslides.

With 25 restaurants and bars, it’s nearly impossible to try it all. Make time to stop by Brando’s for a Polynesian-French fusion meal at a table in what’s essentially a birdcage and visit The One Eyed Cat for a pre-dinner martini. For a honeymoon treat, request a private, candlelit dinner on the beach for an additional fee.

The 375 oceanfront rooms are big, colorful and contemporary. They feature large glass showers facing into the room, balconies or terraces from which to admire the Caribbean views and 55-inch televisions — as if you’ll ever turn them on. Since it’s a honeymoon, splurge for a swim-up suite and wake up with direct water access. Be sure to hit up the cenote-inspired spa for a couples massage.

Couples can even create a resort honeymoon registry so friends and family can gift credits or spa packages and more to the newlyweds.

Rates for Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana start at $387, based on double occupancy. As a Hyatt All-Inclusive Category E property, award nights start at 35,000 points per night, based on double occupancy. Additional guests require an additional 10,500 to 14,500 points per person, per night.

Related: The 16 best Hyatt all-inclusive resorts in the world

Jade Mountain
Soufriere, St. Lucia

Best for: Enjoying tropical mountain views in a luxurious setting.
Why stay here: Jade Mountain offers an ultraromantic and high-end atmosphere with large private pools in open-air guest rooms that look out over the Pitons.
Best way to book: Book through our partner Skylark to enjoy elite-like benefits and on-property credits; or reserve through American Express Fine Hotels + Resorts for value-added benefits like upgrades and late checkout based on availability, plus on-property statement credits.

There’s a reason couples flock to St. Lucia’s Jade Mountain for honeymoons. For starters, each of the resort’s 24 “sanctuaries,” or hotel rooms, are destinations in and of themselves.

With 15-foot-high ceilings, private infinity pools and an open fourth wall offering unobstructed views of the island’s stunning geological features, there’s a chance you might never leave the room.

There are reasons to get out, though, starting with the 110-minute “The Alchemy of Two” spa treatment ($595), specifically designed for couples; it comprises massages, poetry readings, tantra oils and handcrafted chocolates.

Another reason is to experience James Beard Award-winning chef Allen Susser’s take on tropical cuisine served in a beautiful setting around the infinity pool at Jade Mountain Club.

Starting at $6,980, the “Total Romance” package is a great option for honeymooners. It includes a three-night stay, three meals daily, select alcoholic drinks, a bottle of Champagne, a scuba lesson, a snorkel trip, a one-hour massage, a yacht sail, jungle biking and more.

Rates at Jade Mountain start at $1,520 per night, based on double occupancy.

Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Best for: Travelers looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience that can be thrilling, romantic, cultural and relaxing.
Why stay here: This desert resort offers luxurious accommodations and the perfect balance of relaxing moments and adventurous activities.
Best way to book: Book through our partner Skylark for elitelike benefits and on-property credits. Considered one of the best points redemptions in the Marriott Bonvoy program, members can book amazing entry-level rooms without the need to splurge on an upgrade with points. Or, receive…

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