Throughout the wedding-planning process, brides- and grooms-to-be have one thing on their minds: the big day! Spending months getting wrapped up in choosing flowers, linens, and décor, couples often leave planning their honeymoon on the back burner. While a wedding is a wonderful time to celebrate with loved ones, romantic getaways provide newlyweds with the chance to experience moments to themselves while enjoying marriage in a beautiful setting. Whether you desire a sunny vacation or a snowy escape, you’ll cherish quality time with your newly minted spouse wherever you go.
To make it even easier for those planning both a wedding and a honeymoon, SPG Weddings offers a variety of perks for couples who plan their nuptials at one of hundreds of properties across North America, Mexico, Latin America, and Canada. In addition to a complimentary guest room on the night of the wedding, the program allows couples, who are members of the Starwood Preferred Guest program, to earn up to 100,000 bonus Starpoints to use toward their honeymoon. (Couples earn one Starpoint for every $1 contracted of room rental and food & beverage costs.) Since points are awarded right away, newlyweds can apply them toward free nights at properties worldwide for an unforgettable vacation.
We partnered with the wedding specialists at Starwood Hotels & Resorts to discover six beautiful properties perfect for celebrating your new marriage. Whether you prefer a tropical beach getaway or a wintry ski retreat, these resorts are sure to add a bit of relaxation and adventure to your honeymoon.
1. The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico
Nestled between a lush rainforest and the sparkling sea, The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico is situated on a Caribbean coconut plantation. Following your nuptials, the tropical destination (that doesn’t require a passport) is the ideal place to unwind, with soothing spa treatments at Remède Spa, impeccable cuisine at romantic beachside restaurants, and plenty of space at the pool or beach to enjoy the sunshine as newlyweds. More adventurous couples desiring a range of activities will enjoy kayaking, zip lining, snorkeling, and golfing at a course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
2. The St. Regis Aspen Resort
For those desiring a honeymoon at a beautiful mountainside retreat, The St. Regis Aspen Resort is an impeccable choice for couples who want to cozy up, pamper themselves, and take part in an adventurous itinerary. Located at the base of Aspen Mountain, the resort is in close proximity to world-class skiing and snowboarding, as well as a variety of other winter sports, and fine dining and shopping destinations located in town. Couples looking for a once-in-a-lifetime activity are welcome to enjoy fine wines and mountain views before setting off on a guided dog sled tour through the snowy wilderness.
3. The Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta
Journey south of the border to The Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta for a relaxing experience on Mexico’s Pacific coast. Enjoy sparkling pools shaded by towering palm trees, pristine beaches overlooking Banderas Bay, access to a romantic beach club, which features wooden pergolas and comfortable lounge chairs, and a variety of couples spa treatments. With a charming downtown area just 15 minutes from the beachside resort, newlyweds can also enjoy the lively shops, delectable dining, and booming nightlife on cobblestone streets with an Old-Mexico flair.
4. The Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain
For a true escape, couples are invited to honeymoon at The Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain, located just two hours northwest of Toronto. The picturesque Canadian property is ideal for newlyweds who want to enjoy outdoor mountain activities in warmer months and cozy wellbeing activities in the snowy season, with spa treatments or a soak in the beautiful outdoor hot tub, heated year-round pool and sauna. Perfect for couples who choose to include their pups in the wedding, the pet-friendly hotel allows guests to bring their dogs on property, so they can also enjoy a rejuvenating escape.
5. Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar Golf & Spa Resort, Los Cabos
With a number of restaurants and bars offering authentic Mexican cuisine and international dishes as well as five pools – including an infinity pool that allows guests to feel as thought they’re floating in the Sea of Cortez, the Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar Golf & Spa Resort, Los Cabos is an excellent place for couples to unwind and enjoy the magic of Mexico. Newlyweds will be delighted to let go of all of the stresses of life with a number of relaxing spa treatments, including a couples massage paired with wine, at Cactus Spa, a peaceful sanctuary paying tribute to traditional Mexican haciendas.
6. The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler
Venture to Canada’s award-winning ski resort for a romantic honeymoon on the slopes. The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler, which hosted the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, features residentially designed all-suite accommodations, a calming spa with over 75 treatments, and two restaurants for après-ski nourishment. Situated in the center of Whistler Village just steps away from two mountain gondolas, the cozy retreat provides easy access to zip lining, snowmobiling, tasting tours, and of course skiing and snowboarding in the charming mountain town of Whistler in British Columbia.