Our favorite honeymoon spots may be scattered around the globe, but they all promise just the right mix of relaxation romance, adventure and culture. A honeymoon is all about the escape. Retreat to your exclusive terrace, with loungers and an infinity plunge pool overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean.
You can alternate days laying on dreamy white-sand beaches and exploring ancient Mayan ruins and jungle-shaded cenotes (sinkholes that occur when limestone collapses and fills with groundwater). Plus, the food options are stellar, from simple fish tacos and ceviche to avant-garde Mexican fare served in casual beachside settings.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Skip the crowds in December and January and visit February through April, the tail end of dry season. November sees some rain but still offers plenty of sun and empty beaches for an almost-private escape.
WHERE TO STAY: The Riviera Maya is lined with pricey luxury resorts like Rosewood Mayakoba and Hotel Esencia, but for a more cozy stay, try Hotel La Semilla in Playa del Carmen. Located less than a five-minute walk from the beach, the nine- room, inn is decorated in vintage flea market finds, and the rate includes a decadent breakfast of fresh fruit and hot dishes like chilaquiles.
WHAT TO DO: Pull yourself away from the beach one day and experience the region’s magical cenotes. Edventure Tours offers snorkel excursions to locales in both jungles and caves.