5 of the world’s best honeymoon hotels

(CNN) — Why is a resort honeymoon-worthy? For many couples, it is far-flung solitude and stunning views. For others, it is all about luxury and the royal treatment as you travel. And then, of course, there is the rising amount of newlyweds that seek action, adventure and excitement over pampering, rest and relaxation. Whatever your taste for where you stay, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re following a low-key Caribbean island escape or an African safari experience — or something else entirely — we’ve piled up 25 of the best honeymoon resorts on earth. The Resort at Pedregal (Cabo San Lucas, Mexico)

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Set on a long sweep of beach at the base of towering mountains, this magnificent hotel on the Baja Peninsula of Mexico is as romantic as it gets. Each of its 118 rooms includes a roomy terrace equipped with private spa overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Select casitas open right onto the ocean — you’ll feel like you’re practically floating in open waters. Plus they boast private plunge pools and fire pits. The cliffside restaurant El Farall√≥n, using its divine sunset views, makes for an unforgettable date night. The Resort at Pedregal, Camino del Mar 1, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Although the Four Seasons has several breathtaking properties in the Maldives — including the recently opened Voavah private island — that the resort at Landaa Giraavaru is the best pick for newlyweds. Each of its 103 thatched-roof, standalone bungalows features private water access, offering the greatest seclusion and privacy for couples.

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Romantic offerings comprise candlelight dinners on a private sandbank, tantric couples massages and sunset champagne cruises around the surrounding UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. There are countless honeymoon-worthy hotels on the planet of love, but the Shangri-La may be the most intimate of all of them. Behind its scenic wedding-cake facade, you’ll find beautifully manicured manicured gardens, two Michelin-starred restaurants and 101 opulent, antique-filled rooms. However, what sets the Shangri-La aside from the other people? Its unparalleled views of the Eiffel Tower right across the river — it’s so close, it feels like you can reach out and touch it out of your own balcony. Cap Juluca (Anguilla) Set upon the powder-white sand and turquoise-blue water of Maundays Bay, this intimate boutique hotel is just one of the island’s most popular honeymoon (and wedding) destinations. And it’s no wonder: everything about the hotel feels intimate and magical, from its domed, Moorish villas to its ocean-facing Blue restaurant, located only steps from the sea. Romantic activities include horseback rides along the shore at sunset and personal candlelit dinners under the stars.

Updated: June 4, 2020 — 8:33 am