When the hustle and bustle of planning your wedding is finally over, chances are you'll just want to relax and de-stress (preferably poolside) with your new wife or hubby.By: The Huffington Post
For a totally stress-free and sublimely relaxing honeymoon, there's nothing better than staying at a luxurious, all-inclusive resort and spa in a peaceful, beachside tropical destination. From private oceanfront bungalows in Bora Bora to a green getaway at a rainforest ecolodge, here are 10 highly ranked, all-inclusive resorts in some of the world's most tranquil tropical destinations.
1. Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
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With the beach at your doorstep, a world-class spa and upscale dining options, you'll be honeymooning in luxury at Secrets Maroma Beach, one of the top-rated resorts in Cancun. The romantic, adults-only destination has an "unlimited luxury option," which includes all meals, drinks and amenities. And with the Eternity Honeymoon Package, newlyweds will even receive a free night on their first anniversary. Rooms start at $265 per person/night, and honeymoon packages start at an additional $499.
2. East Winds Inn, Gross Islet, St. Lucia
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A picturesque all-inclusive getaway on the tropical island of St. Lucia and a long-time favorite for honeymooners, East Winds Inn has been the recipient of a handful of Trip Advisor Traveler's Choice Awards. Enjoy the beaches of La Brelotte Bay, musical performances by calypso minstrels, yoga classes and in-room massages. Individual duplex cottages are surrounded by tropical gardens, some featuring ocean views. If you decide to venture away from the resort, check out St. Lucia's tropical rainforest, one of the few remaining in the Caribbean. Rates start at $525 per room/night.
3. Grand Palladium Resort, Montego Bay, Jamaica
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This Montego Bay mega-resort, located right on the water and just 40 minutes from the airport, is the perfect place to relax and recharge after the hustle and bustle of wedding preparations. All-inclusive packages come with multiple buffet-style dining options, unlimited drinks at the 13 on-site bars, watersports, and more. Honeymooners receive special bonuses including complimentary gifts, free room upgrade (subject to availability), and a romantic dinner voucher. Prices start at $212 per person/night.
4. Koro Sun Resort, Vanua Levu, Fiji
All-inclusive packages and full-service spa in a tropical paradise location make the Koro Sun Resort the perfect choice for a stress-free vacation. Located on a 160-acre nature sanctuary, the romantic destination was even featured on ABC's "The Bachelorette" (Ashley Hebert fell in love with JP among the palm trees and cabanas). With the "Passion Under Palms" package, couples can enjoy breakfast in bed, massage in the rainforest spa, and a private candlelight dinner. Seven-night romance packages start at $2,860 per couple.
5. Turtle Bay Resort, Oahu, HawaiiPhoto Credit: Flickr user Darren Thompson
Turtle Bay Resort is a popular destination for Hawaii honeymooners, and it's easy to see why: The hotel's offerings for newlyweds include private butler service, private hottubs in the beach cottages, miles of beaches, and sunset photography sessions. For the quintessential honeymoon experience, try the Romance on the North Shore package, which includes an oceanside couples cabana massage and horseback ride for two (not to mention champagne and local chocolates upon arrival). Rooms start at $289 per person/night.
6. Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa, Bora Bora
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This highly-rated Tahiti resort goes all-out for couples, offering private, candlelight dinners on the beach and bungalows by the ocean. With the beautiful Tahitian landscape and every imaginable amenity at your fingertips, you may never even leave the premisses. With the basic honeymoon offer, couples can enjoy a discounted room rate, complimentary breakfast and dinner, champagne upon arrival. Or choose a "romantic rendez-vous" package for a bungalow decorated with tropical flowers. Private bungalows start at $675/night.
7. Lapa Rios Ecolodge, Costa Rica
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For couples who want to honeymoon in sustainable style, Costa Rica — full of stunning natural beauty and award-winning ecolodges — is the perfect destination. Lapa Rios Ecolodge and Wildlife Reserve can offer adventure, luxury and relaxation so that couples can easily experience a variety of honeymoon experiences in one place. What could be more romantic than lounging in a candlelit bungalow in the middle of 1,000 acres of tropical rainforest? If you're looking for total seclusion (read: utter relaxation), try one of the 16 bungalows, and create your own green honeymoon package. Four-night off-season packages start at $2,180.
8. Santorini Kastelli Resort, Santorini, Greece
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Steps away from the island's famous Kamari Beach, a stay at the Santori Kastelli Resort is the perfect mix of an island getaway and European cultural experience. At the five-star luxury hotel and spa, guests can enjoy visiting pristine beaches and the nearby ancient city of Thira. With the slow pace of life here (honeymooners describe the resort as an "oasis of peace and quiet"), you won't feel the need to do anything but relax and explore the island at your leisure. Book early and enjoy discounts of up to 40 percent off. Rates start at $160/night for a double room.
9. Damai Lovina Beach, Lovina Beach, Bali
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As "Eat, Pray, Love" fans well know, Bali is the perfect place for lovers. Although the island can be expensive, a Balinese honeymoon can be done affordably (but still in luxury) at the Damai Lovina Beach Resort, which won a 2013 Traveler's Choice Award for Best Service and Best Small Hotel. With the affordable "Romance in Bali" package ($2,195 for two people), newylweds can enjoy tropical bliss in Bali for five nights, including breakfast, champagne, spa treatments, a dolphin safari and more.
10. Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa, Turks & Caicos Islands
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Voted Best All-Inclusive by Caribbean Travel+Life, Beaches Turks & Caicos is perfect for couples who are looking to do more relaxing and poolside-lounging than sight-seeing. Everything you could possibly need is available at the resort: 16 dining options, pools, bars, adventure activities, full-service spa and private beach all are on-site. All-inclusive packages start at $320 per person/night (plus, receive up to $355 in air credit with your stay).
This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post.