Las Ventanas al Paraíso, Mexico
Tennis! Horses! Tequila lessons! This Los Cabos resort has a little bit of everything. Spend your days yachting, surfing, or on a desert excursion…and your nights wining, dining, and dancing. Newlyweds can also enjoy romantic perks like an aphrodisiac dinner menu, salsa lessons, or an ATV ride through the Baja desert. Visit rosewoodhotels.com/lasventanas for more information.
Green Island Resort, Australia
This destination gives you the chance to actually live on one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, as it’s located on the Great Barrier Reef in Tropical North Queensland. Extremely eco-sensitive to guests and the surrounding areas, diving, snorkeling, and self-guided rain forest tours will let you see all aspects of the island. Visit greenislandresort.com.au for more information.
Young Island Resort, St. Vincent
You won’t find any kitschy tourist attractions here. Located in the Grenadines, the resort is the only thing on the island, making it feel like you’re on a hidden getaway. Private cottages come with an open-air garden shower and a secluded patio. Keep yourself busy by checking out breathtaking waterfalls or hiking to the top of La Soufrière, an active volcano that last erupted in 1979. Bonus for movie buffs: You can go to one of the bays where Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed! Get more information at youngisland.com.
W Vieques Retreat & Spa, Puerto Rico
If you’re looking for a mix of relaxed, secluded luxury with plenty of opportunity for outdoor adventure, this is the place for you. They even have a honeymoon registry to let your wedding guests know what’s on your honeymoon wish list: an oceanfront room; a romantic couples massage on the beach; fun, fit activities like snorkeling, sailing, fishing, and horseback riding. Absolute must-do: Take a nighttime kayak tour of the breathtaking bioluminescent bay, which glows with every paddle dip. Visit wvieques.com for more information.
Chiva-Som International Health Resort, Thailand
Referred to as the “Haven of Life,” Chiva-Som is secluded in the city of Hua Hin on the Gulf of Thailand. With only 58 rooms, guests can get personalized treatment from physiotherapists, holistic health pros, and personal trainers for the full mind, body, spirit experience. Two classes that immediately pop off the schedule are Thai Boxing on the beach and Gyrokinesis, a combination of yoga, dance, tai chi, and gymnastics. Check out chivasom.com for more information.
The BodyHoliday LeSport, St. Lucia
This resort is like a “choose your own rejuvenation” adventure. With water sports, archery, tai chi, and more, it’s hard not to find an activity that meets your fitness needs. Still not enough? Add BodyAware to your itinerary — it’s the resort’s holistic program that helps you tone and lose weight through nutrition, exercise, and healthy living changes you can take back to the States. Between that and the extensive spa treatment list, we bet you come back feeling refreshed and looking even better than you did before the wedding! Get more information at thebodyholiday.com.