1. Mandarin Oriental, Miami
Why It’ll Get You in R&R Mode: Everything seems award winning at this honeymoon haven, from the spectacular views surrounding 327 luscious rooms and suites to the bars and restaurants offering superb service and titillating menu choices. You can also salsa the night away with South Beach’s ultra chic nightlife. When you’re all done, head over to the Oasis Beach Club, which boasts a private beach overlooking the glistening Biscayne Bay, an infinity-edged pool, spa cabanas, a sushi and pool bar, and plenty of leisure activities. All partied out? Head to the three-story, full-service spa, awarded “Best Spa in the USA” by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. Imagine you and your sweetie side-by-side receiving sensuous massages, while gazing out floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the water. Need we say more?
2. St. Regis Resort, Aspen
Why It’ll Get You in R&R Mode: At the base of Aspen Mountain, the sights, smells, and ambiance of the majestic fortress that is the St. Regis Resort will wow you. Whether you and your better half decide to indulge in the breathtaking winter or summer activities or simply want to relish in love and life -- you'll be blissfully happy amidst the Rocky Mountains. The new Remède Spa at the St. Regis boasts distinctive qualities that embrace the beauty of the mountain environment. The spa promotes more than just the typical therapies and treatments, Remède offers vapor caves, movement studios, and a warm and cold waterfall room known as the Confluence.
3. Viceroy, Palm Springs
Why It’ll Get You in R&R Mode: This boutique resort offers the elegance of old glamour with all of the refined luxuries of today. Amid your view from one of the private villas, you will find three courtyards with luminous pools snuggled up against perfectly tailored gardens, a gourmet restaurant, and a cocktail lounge sure to please all of your senses. On your gateway to heaven, you will also stumble upon the Estrella Spa, where you’ll literally be treated like a star. Not only does The Estrella Spa offer a serene indoor/outdoor setting while you enjoy your massage, facial, or botanical bath, but there's also a fitness center, yoga training, walking and hiking trails, shopping, and golf all within an angel’s reach!
4. Four Seasons Resort Aviara, Carlsbad
Why It’ll Get You in R&R Mode: An Arnold Palmer-designed golf course, a stadium-seating tennis court, and tons of romantic activities for two, oh my! The Four Seasons is not famous for its impeccable taste, remarkable service, and exquisite dining for nothing. Take your newlywed wine tasting, grab a cabana for the day, or make an appointment at the newly renovated, European-style spa. The spa features an eloquent couple’s suite designed with the utmost of intimacy in mind. The lounge area with marble fireplace and shower for two provides the perfect setting for romance.
5. The Peninsula, Beverly Hills
Why It’ll Get You in R&R Mode: Grab your honey and head off to the only hotel in southern California to earn the distinction of an AAA Five-Diamond and Mobil Five-Star rating for 12 consecutive years. The Peninsula Beverly Hills is designed to resemble a gracious private residence, offering lavish rooms, suites, and villas to make you feel like the royal couple you are. With a succulent menu at the hotel’s very own award-winning restaurant, The Belvedere, nearby shopping on famous Rodeo Drive, and the ultimate indulgence -- immersing yourself in the spa’s treatments like Delice de Tahiti, the Peninsula Pleasure, or a Grapeseed Body Scrub, it's no wonder why the stars call The Peninsula home.
6. Auberge Du Soleil, Rutherford
Why It’ll Get You in R&R Mode: Resting on a hillside, overlooking the Napa Valley, you’ll find this honeymooners' palace. Every room is delectably suited for newlyweds and the restaurant's menu is just as delicious, mixing innovative cuisine with savory wines. In and around town, you can find many wineries, boutiques, golf courses, and cultural venues for your leisure pleasure, or get your heart stirring with a hot-air balloon ride. Relax in Spa Du Soleil’s treatment facilities for twosomes such as the Melissa Suite, featuring a fireplace, private tanning deck, and heated private pool. Gaze at your favorite person in total privacy, while appreciating the stunning views and sipping on dreamy elixirs.
7. The Phoenician, Scottsdale
Why It’ll Get You in R&R Mode: Any sophisticated traveler will appreciate the splendor and luxury of this Scottsdale, Arizona resort. The lush landscape and the majestic backdrop of Camelback Mountain is a feast for the eyes, and the activities offered will keep you busy for days. The sprawling property includes six eating facilities, 27 holes of golf on a championship green, nine sparkling pools, and twelve tennis courts. Beat the desert heat with a visit to the Centre for Well-Being, which houses a fitness facility and meditation room, and offers a comprehensive list of the latest spa treatments. You and your honey will leave feeling refreshed and ready to begin your new lives together!
8. The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne
Why It’ll Get You in R&R Mode: Key Biscayne’s Ritz-Carlton easily allows for couples to loosen up after the stress of tying the knot. With over 400 rooms, many offering dazzling views of the Atlantic Ocean, Biscayne Bay, or lush tropical gardens, the Ritz is beyond charming. Near "one of America's top 75 upscale courses" according to Golf Digest, a tennis garden designed by tennis legend Cliff Drysdale, upscale shopping destinations, and a beach filled with activities, it's almost impossible to offer more, but they do. The spa, a 20,000 square-foot sanctuary with ocean views, tranquilizes your body with a menu of more than 60 natural therapies for you and your newlywed's r&r pleasure.
9. Enchantment Resort, Sedona
Why It’ll Get You in R&R Mode: Red rock formations embrace the 70 acres of this enchanting honeymoon haven. The suites, casitas, and haciendas at Enchantment Resort are richly adorned with southwest décor and colors, creating a warm and inviting setting for your honeymoon experience. Ready to venture off into the sunset? Journey on nature walks and hikes, attend pottery art classes, and go wine tasting, or even cuddle with your honey under the stars at a narrated star gazing event. Then head to the Mii amo Spa, which boasts unforgettable experiences that venture far beyond mere treatments. While you can nab the basics (baths, facials, and massages), it's a sweet treat to opt for a different delight like an Ayurvedic Treatment (a 5000-year-old Science of Life established in India) or Spirit Treatment.
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Why it'll get you in R&R mode: A mere thirty-minute drive from Palm Springs, this oasis in the desert caters to your every relaxation whim. A lush sanctuary of gardens and trees, the property boasts lilting fountains and refreshing pools to enjoy between luxurious treatments at the 12,000-square-foot facility. Honeymooners will particularly enjoy the couples' river bench water therapy, watsu pool, and ten outdoor treatment spaces. The resort also features top-notch dining, lavish accommodations, and a slew of amenities.
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