New resorts are popping up all over the Caribbean and Mexico! It’s great to be a newlywed in 2017! If you are planning a wedding in 2017 or even 2018, you will want to save this list of new honeymoon resorts. Many couples are looking for something unique for their honeymoon. What better way to ensure that your honeymoon isn’t like your friends than to be among the first to stay at a new resort! Some of the major resort chains are really raising the bar, which means more amazing choices for newlyweds!
One travel trend to take note of is the ‘hotel within a hotel’. Resorts offer a luxury option within a resort that includes special amenities, private staff and exclusive perks. This VIP treatment can be offered on specific floors or maybe even an entire building. It is notable for destination weddings or honeymoon couples because often times, one of the exclusive benefits includes an adult only area. If you want to get married at a resort that allows kids, but still want to enjoy privacy and adult only areas, this option is perfect.
Another popular request for a 2017 getaway is the overwater bungalow. Until recently, couples had to travel to the South Pacific to enjoy the extravagance of viewing the ocean below your feet in your own villa. But luckily for US travelers, we now have options closer to home. These private and glamorous accommodations come with a hefty price tag and fill up quickly, so be sure to save your pennies and reserve early! There are currently 2 resorts that offer this unique room type directly over the water and they are located in Mexico and Jamaica (one featured below!), with more on the way.
Here are 5 New Caribbean Resorts for an original honeymoon in 2017!
Karisma Hotels and Resorts recently announced that they will be expanding - building an impressive nine new resorts over the next decade. In December of 2014, Negril welcomed Azul Sensatori, a family friendly resort. Currently under construction next door along the 7 mile beach is Azul Seven, an adult only property, scheduled to open May 2017. The boutique resort will feature 149 luxurious rooms of them being suites. Honeymoon couples are sure to fall in love with the Ocean View Honeymoon Swim Up Suite, located directly in front of the beach and connected to a swim up bar through a relaxing lazy river. Guests at Azul Seven will enjoy the gourmet inclusive experience for which Karisma is widely noted. Plus, guests will have access to the Azul Sensatori Resort’s amenities and services.
Hideaway at Royalton - Negril and St. Lucia
Both resorts will host an exclusive adults only section called the Hideaway at Royalton that is located within the larger resort. Scheduled to open in January of 2017, Royalton Negril, 407 rooms with 166 rooms in the exclusive area of the Hideaway and Royalton St. Lucia, 352 rooms with 104 in the exclusive area of the Hideaway. Rain showers and in-suite jacuzzi’s are just two of the amazing signature inclusions within the suites. Guests will also enjoy daily water sports, fitness programs, yoga on the beach and mixology by the pool. Pampered with extras such as concierge service and in room bonuses. Best of all, hideaway guests will have full access to the wider resorts restaurants, bars, activities and facilities.
Hard Rock Santo Domingo
As a result of the success of Hard Rock Punta Cana, the organization will be opening their second resort in the Dominican Republic, this time in the capital city of Santo Domingo. Scheduled to open late in 2017, the hotel will continue the brand offerings of luxury, amenities and a vibrant atmosphere. Guests will be treated to hands on music experiences, in room guitar sessions and music downloads. Keeping in tradition, there will be the exclusive offerings of the Rock Shop, Rock Spa and Body Rock Gym, however, the new resort will not be all-inclusive.
Curtain Bluff Resort, Antigua
This upscale resort will be closed over the summer of 2017 from May to October in order to perform some major renovations putting it in the category of a ‘new’ resort. A boutique resort specializing in authentic island experiences, Curtain Bluff will be updating the entrance, dining areas, bar, lounge and reception area. Suites in The Hulford Collection were renovated in 2016. The Terrace Room is popular with newlyweds due it’s spacious terrace, home to an infinity edge plunge pool. The suite sits atop a bluff giving way to a spectacular view of the beach.
Sandals Royal Caribbean
The first guests have not even arrived at the newly constructed overwater bungalows at Sandals Royal Caribbean and the company already has plans to build 12 additional villas. This February, the first guests will check-in to the long anticipated overwater villas. These accommodations stay true to Sandals ‘luxury included’ motto with interiors featuring hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, and plush bedding. Bathrooms are furnished with his and hers sinks and a walk-in rain shower. What overwater villa would be complete without glass floor panels with lights to ensure underwater viewing. Outside, couples can enjoy an outdoor shower, soak in a Tranquility Tub or relax in hammock. With Butler Elite service, you will never want to leave!
Of course, romantic getaways are for all couples, not just honeymooners! If you are interested in any of these new resorts - or would like to hear about others - please contact me!
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