Sometimes the honeymoon isn’t about the locale (OK, well maybe a little bit), but rather about the hotel itself. Some of the finest properties around the globe are offering up unique, sexy services to ignite their burning desires (and/or fires). And rather then spend every last minute planning your honeymoon when you have SO MUCH ELSE to do, we figured we’d finagle the deets for you in advance. So brides, sit back, relax and enjoy these ideas brought to you by hotels across the globe. You can thank them later when you’re just positively glowing.
1. Book your stay at an adults-only resort.
Try: Fairmont Royal Pavilion, Barbados
Sprawling across 11 acres on the west coast of Barbados, the property is situated closer to the waterfront than others in the area, due to it being built before legislation forced future resorts to build further inland. The pink Colonial-style Fairmont Royal Pavilion feels quite romantic thanks to its design and offers two restaurants and bars, as well as free afternoon tea on the terrace. Because there are only 72 rooms, the beach never feels crowded. Excellent amenities include an outdoor pool , tennis courts , and free non-motorized water sports. Plus, NO ONE under the age of 18 is permitted at the resort. Did someone say bliss?
2. Get adventurous and order off of a sex toy menu.
The Hotel: Mondrian Los Angeles
This ornately designed Sunset Strip hotel, already an icon less than a decade and a half after opening, has an exclusive poolside lounge that’s loved by celebs and visitors alike. Big bathrooms include dual-head rainfall showers, great for newlyweds looking to, errr, explore nether regions. Spend a night at a table at one of LA’s swankiest clubs, the in-house Skybar, then head up to your room at the Mondrian Los Angeles for the real fun: Each space’s minibar includes liquor, fine wine, a feather tickler kit, vibrator, and lube — everything necessary for a night of pleasure. And if the former don’t suffice, the 24-hour concierge can accommodate off-the-beaten-path requests.
3. Have a bath butler draw you a perfect tub.
The Hotel: St. Regis San Francisco
Built in 2005, the St. Regis San Francisco offers the best in luxury: 24-hour butler service, the critically-acclaimed Ame restaurant, the Remede spa, and romantic rooms with great beds and bathrooms. The best part about the bathrooms, though, is that you can pay (a pretty penny, at that) to have a bath drawn for you. You can’t go wrong with the “Krug Champagne and Chocolat Extravagance” or “Rose Petal Romance” tubs for the sexiest experiences.
4. Dine privately in a romantic setting.
The Hotel: The Caves, Jamaica
Arguably Jamaica’s most romantic escape, The Caves’ 11 unique, private cottages and suites are tucked along lush garden paths and dramatic seaside cliffs — precisely the cliffs which you can diner under. Rusticity reigns with outdoor showers, large tubs, stone floors, and no TVs. High-quality, locally focused cuisine, a top-shelf bar, and intimate, incredibly attentive service make it Jamaica’s best all-inclusive — and an incredibly sexy spot for a honeymoon.
5. Take a (skinny) dip in your private plunge pool.
The Hotel: Excellence Playa Mujeres, Cancun
This adults-only luxury resort offers a nice all-inclusive experience with tons of variety — multiple dining options, several beautiful pools, a gorgeous spa, and dozens of wonderful activities; all more than enough to entertain newlyweds. The rooms at the Excellence Playa Mujeres offer high-end amenities such as big flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and iPod docks; we recommend booking the Excellence Club Two-Story Rooftop Terrace Oceanfront Suite. Here’s where you’ll find the plunge pool ideal for a dip — or a few, plus marble baths and stylish, trendy decor that makes for one sexy-as-hell honeymoon experience.